Initially I was highly skeptical, but as the day progressed, more and more evidence has surfaced indicating that there may actually be something going on. Independent radiation monitoring stations have detected high counts-per-minute values (CPM), but those data sources were changed or pulled shortly thereafter. Throughout the day, more "evidence" has appeared: many people have reported increased numbers of military aircraft, fire stations and other sources have reported high levels of radiation, and some science labs have had radiation alerts as well.
So, what's going on? Is it merely a series of coincidences being blown up by the hyperbole machine of the internet? Or is there actually something sketchy going on — and if so, what?
A dispute of unclear origin sparked a riot at a Chinese Foxconn plant, in which as many as 1,000 workers participated. For two hours, the workers threw bottles at security and destroyed property in the plant’s dormitory area before ultimately being subdued with the help of local law enforcement.
Retribution will be swift and terrible. I can only assume that conditions in the factory must be very bad indeed."
Worst-case scenario with almost unlimited computing power for brute-forcing the decrypt:
6 alphanumeric characters takes 0.0000224 seconds to crack
10 alpha/nums with a symbol takes 2.83 weeks.
No matter. A federal appeals court in Chicago affirmed a lower court's decision to toss copyright claims over the infamous "What, What (in the Butt!)" video. They cited South Park‘s “distinct animation style and scatological humor," (that fancy word means "pooh") through the eyes of Cartman's 4th grade character, as a pretty damn good example of fair use.
The company’s intelligence and information systems unit won a $27,883,883 contract to implement the tactical control system software, used for directing vertical take-off UAVs."
Most people have read "1066 and all that: a memorable history of England, comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 good things, 5 bad kings and 2 genuine dates" (one of the longest book titles I have ever encountered) and some may have encountered "The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody", but these are the exceptions and not the rule. What interesting - but accurateish - takes on history have other Slashdotters encountered?
But it's still a 'brocolli' technology
I've said in the past that IPv6 is a 'brocolli' technology," Leslie Daigle, CTO of the Internet Society said. "I still think it is a tech everybody knows it would be good if we ate more of it but nobody wants to eat it without the cheese sauce."