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Comment Re:Screw the olympics I want my Formula 1 fix (Score 1) 578

Your right, it wasn't on ESPN. EPSN doesn't really cover racing or any non-basketball/football/baseball/hockey sports. NBC Sports actually did broadcast all the 2013 F1 practices/qualifying/races live. The bigger ones were even on the NBC national channel (available over OTA).

Comment Does RSA store usernames and pins? (Score 3, Insightful) 138

Can someone explain what was actually stolen from RSA that allowed them to break into the networks? From what I understand even if you had had a duplicate SecurID number generator, you would still need the username and securid password (fixed code + random 6 digit) associated with the account to get into the network. Once you are into the network you probably also need a username (same as above) and user password to access the machines. This sounds more like the attackers must have had significant insider knowledge to get in.

Comment Just being pedantic (Score 1) 277

There is no such thing as ECC RAM. The ECC (usually hamming) is performed by the memory controller. You can't just buy a stick of 72 pin DIMM and use that in any old PC. You have to have a memory controller that supports ECC. It should also be noted that this kills performance by increasing latency (decode and encode the ecc bits) and may also require read-modify-writes.

Comment Re:actually somewhat true (Score 1) 439

Actually, Columbia University was originally located near Wall St and Broadway. It moved up to Midtown for more space, then in the early 20th century it moved to it's present location in the Upper West Side/Harlem/Morningside Heights area. I think Columbia would be the exception in your list. Another fun fact is that it that Columbia University is the second biggest land owner in New York City, behind the Catholic church.

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