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Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 297

I seem to recall a Google study that said almost the opposite. It points to a small spike increase in death rates in the first few months, then a drop, followed by a continued climb. Their references also point to issues with specific types of drives, though I haven't read it and can't speak to the results. research.google.com/archive/disk_failures.pdf
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Researchers Seek Help In Solving DuQu Mystery Language 131

An anonymous reader writes "DuQu, the malicious code that followed in the wake of the infamous Stuxnet code, has been analyzed nearly as much as its predecessor. But one part of the code remains a mystery, and researchers are asking programmers for help in solving it. The mystery concerns an essential component of the malware that communicates with command-and-control servers and has the ability to download additional payload modules and execute them on infected machines."

Comment Re:It's all about the money. (Score 2) 375

When technological changes occur faster in an economy than social changes you end up with massive social disorder. That was the whole issue with the Luddites. Their way of life was being changed by new technology faster than the social structures were changing. People reacted violently. In time social structures and people's views caught up with where the economy had moved and things settled down into a new pattern for a while. We may be due for another rough transition.

Comment Re:It's not /just/ the nude thing (Score 4, Insightful) 329

Concerns of the levels of radiation being safe or unsafe doesn't matter to me. What matters is the fact that numerous experts have proven the scanners to be completely ineffective at stopping threats and that is what people should care about.

Why expose yourself to the radiation in the first place? I refuse these machines every time I travel domestically and if they are required by some other country I'm not going to go there just wish everyone else did the same.

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