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Comment: ironic (Score 1) 261

by peektwice (#36654492) Attached to: Hacker Exposes Parts of Florida's Voting Database
I think that there's a decent bit of irony in the fact that he "hacked" the voting database of the State of Florida, and then laments the ability of the United States Government to keep its data secure. Apparently while he may or may not be a decent cracker, he doesn't know the difference between state and federal government.
Crime

Ukrainian Arrested In India For TJX Data Theft 40

Posted by kdawson
from the long-long-arm dept.
ComputerWorld reports "A Ukrainian national has been arrested in India in connection with the most notorious hacking incident in US history." "Sergey Valeryevich Storchark was one of 11 men charged in August 2008 with hacking into nine US retailers and selling tens of millions of credit card numbers. He was arrested in India earlier this week, according to a spokesman with India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). In a statement, the CBI said they'd arrested Storchark in New Delhi on the night of May 8, as he deplaned from a flight from Goa, for layover before a flight to Turkey. US authorities had asked for his extradition via diplomatic channels. ... 'His extradition and prosecution would have been very unlikely had he reached his final destination of Ukraine,' the CBI said."

Comment: Defensive firearms must be utterly reliable (Score 1) 457

by peektwice (#30962460) Attached to: Gun With Wireless Arming Signal Goes On Sale Soon
Defensive firearms must be utterly reliable. This firearm, by definition, is not utterly reliable. I can see them being sued because their product didn't function at the one time it was desperately needed. I predict that it will sell a few copies, and then fizzle. However, that won't stop the anti-gun lobby and idiot Democrats from attempting to pass laws requiring that all firearms have this bug (I mean "feature).
Science

Colliding Particles Can Make Black Holes After All 269

Posted by Soulskill
from the act-now-while-supplies-last dept.
cremeglace writes with this excerpt from ScienceNOW: "You've heard the controversy. Particle physicists predict the world's new highest-energy atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland, might create tiny black holes, which they say would be a fantastic discovery. Some doomsayers fear those black holes might gobble up the Earth — physicists say that's impossible — and have petitioned the United Nations to stop the $5.5 billion LHC. Curiously, though, nobody had ever shown that the prevailing theory of gravity, Einstein's theory of general relativity, actually predicts that a black hole can be made this way. Now a computer model shows conclusively for the first time that a particle collision really can make a black hole." That said, they estimate the required energy for creating a black hole this way to be roughly "a quintillion times higher than the LHC's maximum"; though if one of the theories requiring compact extra dimensions is true, the energy could be lower.

Comment: Re:Um... (Score 5, Informative) 272

by peektwice (#30482620) Attached to: Best Man Rigs Newlyweds' Bed To Tweet During Sex
Another possible 'whoosh'... but I think it's because she's married now, and no longer has to look good for the wedding. It happens EVERY time. Woman works out like crazy for months to fit into a particular dress size, then once the wedding cake hits her gullet, the fat starts piling on. To be fair, men get fatter too, but we don't "false advertise" for the wedding.

Comment: Re:Answered your own question (Score 4, Informative) 438

by peektwice (#28286037) Attached to: How To Manage Hundreds of Thousands of Documents?
Absolutely correct. However, I would take it a step further and say that you need a document management system that manages security, meta-data, retention, disposition, etc. Examples are Documentum, IBM FileNet P8, Alfresco, etc. Here's a place to start readin: http://www.cmswire.com/.

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