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Comment: Read the Article and it Contradicts the Headline (Score 4, Insightful) 215

They thought decreasing numbers were due to birds dying, but they were actually due to birds changing breeding locations (for unknown reasons).

Basically, and contrary to the headline, the article says they don't know enough about penguin breeding behavior to draw any conclusions.

"Over five years in the late 1970s, the Southern Ocean warmed and at the same time the penguin colony at Pointe Géologie, declined by half (6,000 breeding pairs to 3,000 breeding pairs). The decline was thought to be due to decreased survival rates. In other words, researchers thought that the warming temperatures were negatively impacting the survival of the species...'It’s possible that birds have moved away from Pointe Géologie to these other spots and that means that maybe those banded birds didn’t die,' LaRue said. 'If we want to accurately conserve the species, we really need to know the basics. We’ve just learned something unexpected, and we should rethink how we interpret colony fluctuations.'”

P.S. Want to know why people are skeptical about climate change "science" and advocacy? It's because of blurbs like this one that say one thing in the headline and something else in the linked-to article.

Comment: Re:Tried to Sign Up, Already Frustrated (Score 1) 644

by thepainguy (#45564931) Attached to: Officials Say HealthCare.gov Site Now Performing Well
Because I am a normal human being, not a programmer, and I can only remember so many username and password combinations.

P.S. I am trying to distribute insight into how ordinary people think and work. Based on comments like yours, that is something that seems to be sorely needed.

Comment: Re:Tried to Sign Up, Already Frustrated (Score 1) 644

by thepainguy (#45564867) Attached to: Officials Say HealthCare.gov Site Now Performing Well
Sites that rule standards characters in or out are driving down security because all of the standards vary. Maybe that is by design, to prevent standard passwords, but the end result for 99% of the population isn't something that is more secure.

In terms of standard passwords, I'd like to introduce you to the ordinary person who can't handle a different password for every site. I can't for sites that I don't regularly visit, like healthcare.gov.

Comment: Re:Tried to Sign Up, Already Frustrated (Score 1) 644

by thepainguy (#45564725) Attached to: Officials Say HealthCare.gov Site Now Performing Well
The password requirements state...

"It can't contain your username or any of these characters = ? ( ) ‘ " / \ &"

It just so happens that I use one of those characters in my standard secure password. I've never had a problem with that character before except for one site (which ironically is my bank, and which forces me to use a password that is less secure than my standard password due to its banning special characters.

Seriously, all of these different password standards are a huge cause of security problems.

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