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Comment Re:A Master Password.... (Score 2) 234

This is also not true with default settings from LastPass, by default last pass won't let you login from an unknown device or unknown location, it will send an e-mail to a account you specify and require you to click the link to allow access from the remote location. Also you can secure access like I do with a physical token (Yubikey).

Submission + - NASA demonstrates HiRyRS-X: a Game-Changing Camera (

vikingpower writes: When a rocket takes off, one sees an inferno of glowing gases streaming out of the engines: a source of unimaginably bright light, for looking at which you need at least sunglasses. No camera is adapted for a detailed recording of how the gases exactly behave. Until now. NASA developed the so-called High Dynamic Range Stereo-X-camera (HiDyRS-X), to better than ever before image what happens in and around a rocket engine during launch. And the result is a spectacular video feed. The HiDyRS-X project began as part of NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate’s Early Career Initiative (ECI), designed to give young engineers the opportunity to lead projects and develop hardware alongside leading innovators in industry. Howard Conyers, a structural dynamist at NASA’s Stennis Space Center, was awarded an ECI grant in 2015. And he developed HiDyRS-X as part of NASA's Game Changing Development program, set up to investigate technologies "that have the potential to revolutionize future space missions".

Submission + - Blizzard Releases In-House Design Tools To Starcraft Modders (

MojoKid writes: Blizzard has released a powerful new suite of tools for Starcraft 2 modders and developers that fundamentally change the nature of what's possible in the popular RTS game. Now, players can use the same architectural and graphics design toolsets that Blizzard has used internally to build new units, tilesets, and models. Furthermore, these tools are now available even with the Starcraft 2: Starter Edition kit. Critically, artists will now be able to incorporate images and effects designed in programs like 3ds Max, Photoshop, or other high-end particle systems. The exciting thing about these releases is that Starcraft 2's modding list is as interesting as the primary game, if not moreso. Fans have faithfully created adaptations of famous Starcraft maps, implemented entirely new rulesets that blend the old, micro-friendly playstyle of Starcraft with the modern engine, and even gone total conversion with Warcraft ported over into the SC2 game.

Submission + - New Scientist Finds Even Short Alcohol Abstinence Beneficial ( 1

jones_supa writes: 'Dry January', for many a welcome period of abstinence from alcohol after the excesses of the holiday season, could be great relaxation for body and soul. New Scientist staff did the classic experiment and the results were surprisingly good. Many people who drink alcohol choose to give up for short periods, but there is no scientific evidence that this has any meaningful health benefits. For 5 weeks, 10 of staff drank no alcohol while 4 continued as normal. During that short period, liver fat fell on average by 15%, and by almost 20% in some individuals. The blood glucose levels of the abstainers dropped by 23% on average, from 5.1 to 4.3 mmol/l. Of that, Kevin Moore, consultant in liver health services at UCLMS was staggered and said 'I don't think anyone has ever observed that before.' Total blood cholesterol dropped by almost 5%, from 4.6 to 4.4 mmol/l. Ratings of sleep quality rose by just over 10% and ratings of mind concentration soared 18%. What's surprising is how quickly the benefits were evident, and good longstanding results could be gained from more prolonged abstinence.

Comment Re:More Changes (Score 1) 545

plain and simple, get over it and change your damn password to something secure. If you really want to get all hurt about this read the ENTIRE user agreement that YOU agreed to when signing up for service and see if they violated it, I bet they didn't...

Comment Umm change your password (Score 1) 545

Yes I agree instead Verizon should simply let any and everyone's routers get hacked, then their customer service should be responsible for fixing all those peoples routers right? GIVE ME A BREAK they fixed a security problem with your router, it just so happens that the security problem was YOU! Get over it, and if you don't want them to have access change your password...

Submission + - Slashdot New for Nerds but not on your phone?

Lopton writes: After finally taking the leap into smart phone territory and getting an EVO 4G I was sorely disappoint to point my mobile browser to Slashdot. After visiting Engadget and Green Autoblog, which both sent simple clean formatted mobile sites to my browser (Opera Mini) Slashdot only manage to send the full version of it's site including the columns on the left and right of the page, leading to the stories being crammed in the space in the middle. After finding, I was even more disappointed. Am I missing something or does this news for nerds site behind the times in provide clean mobile content?

Submission + - Apple cracks down on the Hymn Project ( 2

An anonymous reader writes: Ever since the initial launch of the iTunes Music Store, an intrepid group of programmers over at the Hymn Project have engaged in a marvelous cat-and-mouse game with Apple. Now they're finally being hobbled by Apple's lawyers.

The purpose of the project has always been to provide software that can be used to losslessly remove Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection from music purchased through iTunes, so that the buyer may exercise their right of fair use and play the music on non-Apple devices (Hear Your Music aNywhere).

The software has gone through many incarnations. The original hymn has been succeeded by JHymn, QTFairUse6, MyFairTunes, and others. Regardless of the program, the emphasis has always been squarely on fair use — not piracy. Any discussions of piracy have been strongly and actively discouraged on the site's forums.

For years now, Apple has been content to mostly ignore the Hymn Project. At worst, they would introduce subtle changes to new versions of iTunes that would break the Hymn software. Nobody really knows if this was done intentionally, but it was usually just a matter of time before a new solution was found. This seemed like a reasonable approach for Apple to take. After all, why should they care? The DRM was only in place to placate the record companies. Apple CEO Steve Jobs has even expressed his opinion that all music should be free of DRM.

Well, now things have changed. Recently, a new program called Requiem was announced that appears to be a complete crack of the iTunes DRM scheme. Previous programs had relied on various forms of trickery or memory hooks to access the unencrypted audio data — none had ever completely cracked the encryption algorithms.

Requiem seems to have been the last straw. Earlier this week, the ISP hosting the site received a Cease and Desist order from Apple Legal, demanding that all downloads be removed from the site, and that the site post no links to any programs that could remove DRM from Apple music or video. Reportedly, similar C & D orders were also sent to at least one of the project's developers, and to another ISP where Reqiuem had been hosted. Ironically, Requiem was never actually hosted on the Hymn site — merely mentioned and linked to in one of the forums. Nevertheless, the Hymn Project has now come into the crosshairs of Apple's lawyers and, lacking legal resources, has seen no choice but to comply with the order.

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