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Comment ...and what? (Score 0) 330

The problem with MD5 isn't the speed of creating hashes, it's that collisions are now trivial to find. This is one of the reasons that repeatedly hashing passwords is a fscking stupid idea - somewhere along your "hash over and over 10,000 times" if you find a collision you'll end up with the same chain as someone else from that point. This is why the big boys use chain rainbow tables ;)

Soda Ban May Hit the Big Apple 1141

An anonymous reader writes "NYC residents may soon be unable to buy big gulps. In an effort to curb obesity, New York City's Mayor Bloomberg is seeking a ban on oversized sodas in restaurants, movie theaters and stadiums officials said on Wednesday. 'Obesity is a nationwide problem, and all over the U.S., public health officials are wringing their hands saying, "Oh, this is terrible,"' Mayor Bloomberg said. 'New York City is not about wringing your hands; it's about doing something. I think that's what the public wants the mayor to do.'"

Comment Re:Facts! Don't talk to me about facts! (Score 2) 663

I'm group d) : I download cam rips so I can put the audio track onto an MP3 player. In the country where I live there's a legal requirement to DUB foreign films, so I can't see it in English. I go to the cinema and stick the MP3 player in 1 ear. No lost sale. The audio quality's not great though :( I once suggested a system for cinemas where people could use headphones similar to a silent disco, where you could select a language on the side and listen to a different audio track. It never went anywhere though :(
It's funny.  Laugh.

IT Calls of Shame 256

snydeq writes "InfoWorld's JR Raphael offers up six memorable tales of trouble and triumph from the tech support desk. 'Working in tech support is a bit like teaching preschool: You're an educator who provides reassurance in troubling times. You share knowledge and help others overcome their obstacles. And some days, it feels like all you hear is screaming, crying, and incoherent babble.' Pronoun problems, IT ghosts, the runaway mouse — when it comes to computers, the customer isn't always right."

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