This article is stupid. Who says compromised accounts are gained by password guessing? There are many other ways:
Brute force is uncommon these days, because there is technology to limit password guessing.
It is hard to take Slashdot articles seriously these days. Lots of hype and wacky stuff announced as almost ready. Who runs this now? They must have a seat next to the kool aid tank.
I can think of dozens of reasons why the adhesive idea is stupid. Here is where thinking goes bad: one single scenario is considered and then they stop thinking. The scenario is: new car, no hand buffed wax, warm climate, city speeds, honest driver who will stop and help injured people, and a mild hit at a cross walk.
The average all-in-one car polish includes an abrasive, and over the years would likely remove any film, or the car may be impossible to wax and buff.
The climate where I live goes down to -20 C at times, and I'm in the southern zone of Canada. Cars are often covered by several inches of snow or ice. Does the adhesive work at cold temperatures, or does it activate and cling to several pounds of snow and ice?
The adhesive would bind to clothes and any carried objects. It wouldn't necessarily keep the person still and depends on the strength of the clothing. In some cases of loose garments, it could lead to dragging the body on the road if they didn't stop quickly. This can be an important factor because there are hit and runs.
How does it deal with adhering to skin? Sounds like it could be worse than a typical crazy glue accident.
So do these people have a wacky idea, get it posted to slashdot and have people like me do the work of hitting the potential flaws?
https://youtu.be/jQM6b9RonXM Planes That Never Flew - The American SST - Boeing 2707
I was just watching this earlier today. The two problems have been: sonic booms over populated areas, and necessity of Titanium to handle the heat at the leading edges. At least when this documentary was made, the metal choice still had no better solution than back in the 70's, and it was too expensive then. The development of an American SST that could do Mach 3 was mandated by Kennedy, and they could not deliver. The Concorde was permitted to do supersonic flight only over the Atlantic.
I don't know if many have experienced the shock wave of breaking the sound barrier. I was in a mobile home in northern Arizona when some fighter jets broke mach. The trailer rocked and I thought it might be an earthquake. It isn't merely like a thunderstorm as some say.
I work in IT administrating such a system. What unbelievable ignorance to mark my comment as a troll. I've seen the traffic coming from sci-hub, I'm not making it up. I've discussed with other University IT admins. Who the hell is scoring this stuff?
It appears the technical knowledge component in this discussion is nil, and this discussion has become about the liberation of data or something.
Now, I am not at all surprised at Trump becoming President. People don't know anything, even if the truth is placed right in front of them. Political aims and emotional state overwhelm all logic.
Wikipedia entry on sci-hub:
Quote: New papers are uploaded daily after accessing them through
That is via compromised accounts, folks. These are not the good guys.
Hopefully people can tell the difference between the two types of Chinese robots
There was a story here awhile ago about the sperm donor robot:
The response that they check pastebin regularly indicates a poor level of security. Doesn't that compare to using Kijiji to see if you've been robbed recently?
Oh, and the password complexity... As someone who works in IT and has seen the passwords real people use, the ones I saw in the pastebin are about right for the length, complexity, etc. These are just people listening to music, not IT workers or similar with better practices.
This law of averages logic is stupid. Do you want your cancer removed ASAP, or do you want to wait for surgery to be extended to the average wait time? Perhaps laws which are seldom prosecuted can be removed because the average court case doesn't need them? How about ceilings reduced to 6 feet 4 inches tall because most people can handle it and we get more floors per elevation feet of building? Heck, put us in coffins with life support and diapers for airline travel, to get the most persons per flight. At what point is the pursuit of efficiencies and pure bean counting thinking understood to be super dumb?
Average people can run, can chase moving buses, or hang on to something while simultaneously paying their fare. Others cannot, but it doesn't mean they should be left out of these services.
The power is from a conventional petroleum engine. It is hard to believe that is where they would want it to be: converting fuel into electricity at low efficiency and output.
How about putting the Lockheed Martin "fusion that fits in a truck" inside there. That is the kind electrical power output and range you want for heavy and fast VTOL.
Whenever people agree with me, I always think I must be wrong. - Oscar Wilde