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Comment Re:Obstruction of justice (Score 1) 597

People would rarely use "most" for less than a 2/3 majority, and a lot of people (but maybe not "most" of them ;-) would consider you dishonest for saying most in that case. Usually, "most" means something like "all but a small number", i.e., close to but not "all".

Huh? Please consult ANY English Dictionary. :) 'Most' is a superlative meaning the one that is the GREATEST in number, amount, extent, degree, etc.

When you're talking about a binary variable (only two categories as here), then 'most' means a strict majority. If I have two containers and one has 10 jellybeans and the other has 9, I really hope you can determine which container has the MOST jellybeans.

Just my $0.02 :)

Comment Re:Endless vs. infinite (Score 1) 301

There are different sizes of infinity, and therefore it is entirely possible for an infinite task to grow into a larger infinite task.

I don't see how really. The different types of infinities are different in their basic nature. For example, you can start with an infinite set with cardinality aleph0 such as the integers, and let that 'grow' all you like, taking that infinity multiplied by that infinity, raised to the power of that infinity, etc. and you'll still never get to the next 'larger infinity' with cardinality aleph1 such as that of the real numbers. They're just a fundamentally different animal. It's the difference between discrete and non-discrete.

Comment Re:Why does password strength matter? (Score 1) 499

A person could litterally use the password abc123 and never be bruteforced

You've got to be kidding me. Just what do you think "Brute Force" means anyway, and how do you imagine such an attack is carried out?

Hint: during such an attack, there has to be SOME mechanism for determining success of each attempt.

Comment Re:Password strength vs. Validation Rules (Score 1) 499

As long as you keep it encrypted with a sufficiently strong key, is it really any different from using "one-and-only strong password for many sites"?


When using one-strong-password for many sites you can't verify the security measures used to protect that password at any given site. They could be storing your password in plain text for all you know. Once one is compromised and linked to your personal information, that could potentially be used by an attacker to access other sites you use.

By using a keyring where only you have access to its password and how it's being treated (ie. not on some remote website), you avoid that problem.


Tower Switch-Off Embarrasses Electrosensitives 292

Sockatume writes "Residents in Craigavon, South Africa complained of '[h]eadaches, nausea, tinnitus, dry burning itchy skins, gastric imbalances and totally disrupted sleep patterns' after an iBurst communications tower was put up in a local park. Symptoms subsided when the residents left the area, often to stay with family and thus evade their suffering. At a public meeting with the afflicted locals, the tower's owners pledged to switch off the mast immediately to assess whether it was responsible for their ailments. One problem: the mast had already been switched off for six weeks. Lawyers representing the locals say their case against iBurst will continue on other grounds."

Man Sues Neighbor For Not Turning Off His Wi-Fi 428

Scyth3 writes "A man is suing his neighbor for not turning off his cell phone or wireless router. He claims it affects his 'electromagnetic allergies,' and has resorted to being homeless. So, why doesn't he check into a hotel? Because hotels typically have wireless internet for free. I wonder if a tinfoil hat would help his cause?"

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