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Comment Re:Wouldn't work (Score 1) 313

Home ec is more of experimentation and learning while coding is more of logic.

Adding a bit of salt and sugar will affect cookies by a bit. That's not the case for coding.

Imagine hello world in C:


int main(void) {
    printf("Hello World\n");
    return 0;

Throw in an infinite for loop:


int main(void) {
    for (;;) printf("Hello World\n");
    return 0;

and stuff doesn't turn out too well...

Submission + - 250 Hard Drives Used To Make a "WD F1" Car

Common Joe writes: Rob Ryan (of Western Digital) and his family created a scaled F1 car made entirely out of hard drive parts. The site has lots of neat pictures. The "WD F1" car lights up too. There is also brief 45 second video, but the first half of the video is a bit of an advertisement for WD.

Submission + - Feedly Forces its Users to Create Google+ Profiles

somegeekynick writes: Feedly users, a lot of whom migrated from the now-defunct Google Reader, are now finding out that they will not be able to login to the service without a Google+ Profile. In a blog post from Edwin Khodabakchian, which was posted almost at the same time the change rolled out, the reason for the change is stated as following Google's own move from using OAuth to Google+ for authentication. What has riled up a lot of users, as can be read in the comments, is that this change has come without warning and a lot of feeds are now being "held hostage" by Feedly, especially for users who are reluctant to create Google+ Profiles.

Submission + - Which encrypted cloud storage really work?

An anonymous reader writes: Almost three years ago, I started looking for a cloud storage service. Encryption and the "zero-knowledge" concept were not concerns. Frankly, after two weeks testing services, it boiled down to one service I used for almost 2 years. It was perfect — in the technical sense — because it simply works as advertised and is one of the cheapest for 500GB.

One of the main problems I have found with them was the fact that sync did not work correctly for all. Only two of them were able to sync a large folder structure (hundreds of thousands files in thousands of folders) without mysteriously duplicating, deleting or "reappearing" files, instantaneously detecting changes and replicating them without issues. It even handled things like creating, renaming and deleting files quickly, without duplicating them.

But this year, I decided changing that service for another one, that would encrypt my files before leaving my machine. Some of these services call themselves "zero-knowledge" services, because (as they claim) clear text does not leave your host: they only receive encrypted data — keys or passwords are not sent.

I did all testing I could, with the free bit of their services, and then, chose one of them. After a while, when the load got higher (more files, more folders, more GB...), my horror story began. I started experiencing sync problems of all sorts. In fact, I have payed for and tested another service and both had the same issues with sync. Worse, one of them could not even handle restoring files correctly. I had to restore from my local backup more than once and I ended up loosing files for real.

In your experience, which service (or services) are really able to handle more than a hundred files, in sync within 5+ hosts, without messing up (deleting, renaming, duplicating) files and folders?

Submission + - Seeing atomic bonds before and after reactions (

Necroloth writes: For the first time, scientists have visually captured a molecule at single-atom resolution in the act of rearranging its bonds. Until now, scientists were only able to infer molecular structures. Using atomic force microscopy, the individual atomic bonds that connect the carbon molecule’s 26 carbon and 14 hydrogen atoms are clearly visible and look startlingly similar to the stick diagrams in chemistry textbooks.

Submission + - Android malware in pictures - a blow-by-blow account of mobile scareware (

An anonymous reader writes: An Aussie security writer has installed an Android fake anti-virus app and produced a great picture story of the results. Very readable and entertaining, and accessible to non-techies even though he shows you some Java source. As he put it, "I installed this so you don't have to." Recommended. Good fun even if you're a virus expert already.

Submission + - Search engines urged to block more online porn sites (

An anonymous reader writes: Search engines such as Google should do more to restrict access to online pornography, a government adviser on child internet safety has said.

John Carr said increasing the number of sites automatically blocked by search engines would make it more difficult for paedophiles to get images of abuse.

It comes after Mark Bridger was found guilty of the abduction and murder of five-year-old April Jones in Powys.

Submission + - Shape-Shifting Nanoparticles Yet Another Method to Target and Kill Cancer

An anonymous reader writes: As a new method to target and terminate cancerous tissue, tiny spherical particles that float easily through the bloodstream after injection and then assemble into a durable scaffold within diseased tissue have been developed by scientists at the University of California, San Diego. An enzyme produced by a specific type of tumor can trigger the transformation of the spheres into netlike structures that accumulate at the site of a cancer, the team reports in the journal Advanced Materials this week.

Comment Derp (Score 1) 559

how Facebook allowed the publication of insults and bullying posts So Facebook should moderate everything that gets through? It's their fault that they allowed a video to remain there? Italian law forbids minors under 18 signing contracts But she *faked* her age! She entered a contract that she shouldn't have entered in the first place. So how on earth is Facebook responsible for this incident?

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