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Facebook Master Password Was "Chuck Norris" 319

I Don't Believe in Imaginary Property writes "A Facebook employee has given a tell-all interview with some very interesting things about Facebook's internals. Especially interesting are all the things relating to Facebook privacy. Basically, you don't have any. Nearly everything you've ever done on the site is recorded into a database. While they fire employees for snooping, more than a few have done it. There's an internal system to let them log into anyone's profile, though they have to be able to defend their reason for doing so. And they used to have a master password that could log into any Facebook profile: 'Chuck Norris.' Bruce Schneier might be jealous of that one."

Comment Re:For about $900 (Score 1) 110

You are uninformed. The drives are fast enough that they hit the cap for a single SATA connection.
Here's a review of 16 Intel drives in raid-0

Its not quite 1600% faster but its about 1300% faster than the peak transfer rate of a single SATA connection.

Then again.. if you really wanted performance for cheap, you could get 8 of the new 40 gig Kingston (intel based) drives and raid-0 them for the same price as the Fusion ioXtreme card. I'd challenge someone to come up with a better performance solution for ~$900
Note: I have no idea if there is an 8 port hardware raid 0 card available anywhere that can do 1.5GBps but if there is, I'd love to see it. Software raid-0 should still beat the pants off the fusion drive.

Comment Re:Well, Obama is nominating Sotomayor... (Score 3, Interesting) 456

The most expensive year of your life is almost always your last one. The multiple 'heroic' attempts to save the life of grandma are extremely costly and have a very small benefit to society. Yes, I was extremely saddened when my grandmother passed away, but the last year of her life after her stroke was extremely costly and unjustifiable. This is not a unique event. My great aunt post-Alzheimer had the exact same costly treatments and same end result.. Uncured dementia and prolonged death at great expense to US taxpayers.

We have forgotten as a society how to die gracefully. Just because you have the technology to keep someone alive well past the time their brain has died doesnt mean you should. And it certainly doesnt mean that the government should pay for it. If you want to pay $100,000 to keep your brain dead grandmother alive, feel free. But dont expect everyone else to pay for you.

If we dont get old age expenses under control, there will be no Social Security or Medicare for the young.

Comment Re:Self-Censored (Score 1) 231

As for history check out what happens when you oppose free trade, or have a super-rich ruling class for too long, or neglect the poor.

You missed the wikipedia links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution

Assuming the poor arent so poor as to be starving to death, the problem for the rich is not the extremely poor, it is the middle class. The poor do not have the means or motivation to revolt so long as they have a job or 2 that provides just enough to cover basic subsistance needs. The middle class on the other hand has been known to kill off all the rich people if inequality gets too great. You can argue that this type of thing causes the middle class to be worse off when its all over but humans tend to judge their position relatively not absolutely.. If all the people richer than you are dead, you are very well off indeed.

Comment Re:Cats ? (Score 1) 1032

We have a german pincer. Great dog, very loving never showed much aggression at all. Our son had a hamster who liked to get out of his cage. One night we wake up to a scurrying sound in the bedroom. The dog jumps out of bed and starts running back and forth in front of the dresser. I get out of bed and turn on the light and the hamster runs out into the open and the dog pounced on it. In what seemed like at most 2 seconds, the dog had pounced, picked it up, shook it twice and dropped it at my feet. I doubt there is a more humane way to kill a rodent than a quick severing of the spinal cord. Its a bit disturbing to watch at 4AM unprepared though.

The next day I looked up http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Pinscher

"They also lived in homesteads where they were used to kill rats, a job they did instinctually and independently. This behavior did not need to be trained into the German Pinscher Even today you can observe German Pinschers searching for and finding rats in open areas and in homesteads."

Very much true. Get a german pincer and your rat problems will be gone. No training required.

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