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Comment: Password policy... (Score 1) 197

by rizole (#48863899) Attached to: The Most Popular Passwords Are Still "123456" and "password"
We have to change our passwords every month and this always causes me to pause a beat to recall the current password. I asssume because one month isn't long enough to forget the last and become habituated to the new. Anyway, I've started using swearwords and, interestinglym find I can recall them significantly faster with less interference from previous passwords.

Comment: Re:Fracking doesn't PUT stress on faults (Score 1) 168

by rizole (#48748795) Attached to: Seismological Society of America Claims Fracking Reactivated Ohio Fault
This being where it is, let's try a car analogy:
Isn't it better to cause several smaller controlled crashes, releasing the energy and thus slowing a car, than one huge one where the energy is released in one go, especially if the crash was inevitable? After all the energy is already built up in the momentum of the car, crashing it gently doesn't PUT that energy there. Obviously, not all cars will crash but if we release the energy in cars with small controlled crashes, where's the harm?......hmmm.....could do with work that one.

Comment: Re:Well DUH, You can't stop piracy. (Score 2) 116

by rizole (#48586463) Attached to: IsoHunt Unofficially Resurrects the Pirate Bay

Well DUH, they aren't trying to stop piracy.

They are trying to stop easy, casual piracy being the norm. They are trying to knock down the biggest threats. It's a perfectly rational response to the situation whether you agree with it or not. They might be idiots but they're not stupid.

Comment: Re:Astonishing grasp of the obvious (Score 1) 350

by rizole (#48381583) Attached to: Debunking a Viral Internet Post About Breastfeeding Racism
I love how one of these photos is described as depicting a women breastfeeding in private. While technically correct, because she sent the photo out into the world, she actually breastfed in public. Because of this story, of course, both women are now permanently breastfeeding in front of the whole world.

+ - DNA tape recorder stores a cell's memories->

Submitted by sciencehabit
sciencehabit (1205606) writes "If cells could talk, they’d have quite a story to tell: Their life history would include what molecules they’d seen passing by, which signals they’d sent to neighbors, and how they’d grown and changed. Researchers haven’t quite given cells a voice, but they have now furnished them with a memory of sorts—one that’s designed to record bits of their life history over the span of several weeks. The new method uses strands of DNA to store the data in a way that scientists can then read. Eventually, it could turn cells into environmental sensors, enabling them to report on their exposure to particular chemicals, among other applications."
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+ - Intel builds 'world's smallest' 3G modem->

Submitted by stephendavion
stephendavion (2872091) writes "Intel has unveiled a 3G modem not much bigger than a UK penny or US one-cent coin, with the aim of embedding it in connected devices around the home. The company says the XMM 6255, with an area of about 300 sq mm, is the world's smallest modem. The standalone chip could be used in wearable tech, as well as security devices such as "smart" smoke alarms. It is built to protect against overheating, and withstand tough conditions. The modem also features an embedded power supply."
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