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Comment Re:Things that make you go "Huh?" (Score 1) 379


Your first point was one of the things that came to mind - not only are military pilots exposed to things like (explosive) decompression, hypoxia, etc., they are continually tested in these environments. Similarly regarding the issue of "speed" - it shouldn't matter how fast your going to access a control or instrument.

As for your second point, I think that you are disregarding the issues of restrictive flight gear (straps, ejection seat tethers, anti-G vests and so on) coupled with poor placement of the ring which could make it impossible for a fully oxygenated person to engage the system.



Submission + - 25 most hacked passwords revealed (theglobeandmail.com)

mykepredko writes: Internet security firm SplashData trolled through millions of stolen passwords posted in online hacker forums, according to CEO Morgan Slain, and compiled a list of the 25 most-stolen ciphers. As noted in the Globe and Mail article a reader's informal survey revealed that the most common password seems to be "********"

Comment So how does it work? (Score 1) 191

I have RTFA but nowhere does it explain how it works - just some vague notes on how data is crunched.

Does the display look like the picture in the Fortune Tech page, with actual 3D images that appear before other things around it?

If this is the case, then this is a major innovation. Why isn't it being reported anywhere else?



Submission + - Should Apple Kill the iPod? (theglobeandmail.com) 3

mykepredko writes: Back in 2006, Apple was riding high on the success of its iPod. The gadget accounted for more than 50% of Apple's first-quarter revenue that year as a digital music revolution was in full swing. Now the iconic iPod is an afterthought, bringing in a mere 8% of Apple revenue – and falling fast as other gadgets take over the digital jukebox role on top of many other functions.

The article implies that the iPod is a dying part of the business — I would have liked to see revenues for the iPod from 2006 to today to see if it really is a "dying" line but the question is valid — should Apple drop the iPod and concentrate on the Mac, iPad and iPhone lines?

Comment Re:How do they cool them that much? (Score 1) 309

Mod parent up.

You've hit exactly the issue that I was thinking about => in terms of total energy, a cow puts out a lot less heat than a tank.

Even a big freon tank wouldn't help as you still have to dump that heat energy somewhere.

Didn't a big, fat cartoon character say something about obeying the laws of thermodynamics?

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