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Submission + - Top Gear fights back at Tesla (

An anonymous reader writes: Top Gear's producer Andy Wilman responds to Tesla's lawsuit: 'We never said that the Tesla’s true range is only 55 miles, as opposed to their own claim of 211, or that it had actually ran out of charge. In the film our actual words were: “We calculated that on our track it would run out after 55 miles”.'

Interesting points, and as far as I can remember also correct. But I'm assuming Tesla is going the get the PR they want on this regardless of any court rulings.

Submission + - Scientists Develop New Method to Improve Passwords (

An anonymous reader writes: Scientists at Max-Planck-Institute for Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany have developed a novel method to improve password security. A strong long password is split in two parts. The first part is memorized by a human. The second part is stored as a CAPTCHA-like image of a chaotic lattice system.

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