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Any time you enter personal details into a random website, you should assume you are publishing the information straight to criminals. We've seen enough examples now to know that most website operators are utterly clueless when it comes to basic precautions about handling passwords safely.

In this case, the site owner didn't even have the decency to tell users that their data has been compromised.
Hackers have stolen login data for more than 7 million members of the Lifeboat Minecraft site.
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+Steven Brockwell​ if a website wants me to log on, odds are I'm gone. No reason to tie my Google ID to them. Though I suppose I could create individual such IDs.
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This is hypnotically bad, and deserves more views. Rockets don't work in space, so this is just impossible!

Note, he's talking about the Canaveral landing in December. You can see how totally reversed that one was here: https://youtu.be/SLUBqzGO5YY; hopefully someone will do the same video processing for yesterday's landing at sea.
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+Chris Bolt: Look up Third Party Effect.  The general rule of thumb is, Other People(tm) are less likely to believe stupid things on the Internet than we first intuitively think.
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Thanks, Peter Hargreaves. Your "leave.eu" letter has helped me to realise that the leave campaign is only interested in using misleading figures to make its case. I still don't know what the right course of action is, but I know that lots of people are going to be deceived into voting to leave because of letters like this (plus campaigns of based on a platform of hate), and that implies that there isn't actually a good substantive reason to leave.

It's also helped my find fullfact.org, which gives a refreshing perspective on the debate.

Tell me, should I also be wary of trusting any advice from Hargreaves Lansdown?
Full Fact is the UK's independent factchecking organisation
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It would be nice to live in a world where the technology and the rights to create cultural artifacts aren't under cartel control. Fortunately these guys have taken the time out to remind us that any time you listen to a commercial pop song, you are depriving struggling artists of a right to a fare share of the profits taken by the recording industry.


The Grammys just snuck in an anti-streaming music message into Monday's live telecast. While it...
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This is brilliantly useless! There's diverging hypnotic about watching Oskar turning the handle for a minute to demonstrate no noticeable change in the output.
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One of these items is not like the other... unless Cuisinart is taking mixing to a whole new level.
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A cross-party group of 50MPs say broadband speed advertising is misleading. Actually, it was only 48.828MPs, and only during off-peak hours.
The way broadband speeds are advertised is misleading and should be changed, a cross-party group of 50 MPs says.
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How hard is it for journalists to write an article without blatantly lying? Do they really not understand the difference between "up to £52,999" and "£53,000"? Do they think I'm incapable of being outraged by this story on my own, without them fantasising details that they think I'm going to need in order to reach the correct level of irateness? I'm quite capable of taking care of getting angry on my own - all I ask from newspapers I'd something that gives me the information I need to make my own decisions.

Pay Band 1 is the lowest band; salaries in this band don't have to be disclosed. This fashion adviser could be earning £1, or £52,999[1], or anywhere between (although I'm not going to argue with anyone who'd like to guess where on that range the true value is).

I hate the whole wretched system of bread and circuses media. This isn't investigative reporting. It's undigested fast-food soap opera link-baiting.

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/special-adviser-data-releases-numbers-and-costs-december-2015
The salary of a "special adviser" who helps Samantha Cameron with her social diary and fashion style is being paid for by the taxpayer. The aide – normally a position for people who help Government ministers – receives up to £53,000 for advising the prime minister's 44-year-old wife, according to the Mail Online.
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This is the best thing ever, and Martin Molin is a genius! It's a hand-cranked marble music machine, from some kind of alternative wooden steam-punk like universe.

+Ingvar Mattsson - note the very technical use of binary toggles.
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Historically, machines with free-moving data carriers à la neurotransmitters or mRNA have for some reason been rather rare.  However, there's a prominent precedent: the Linotype machine, which employed free-moving letter matrixes, and a genially simple mechanism to sort them back into their boxes when done.

But, well, in an alternate reality, an abacus might have fallen from an apple tree while Babbage was in a garden, Babbage might have then thought of using marbles to represent individual bits, use a serial marble adder and long boxes as registers instead of a parallel gear adder, and his engines would have been much smaller and less subject to the precision problems that plagued their implementation in our reality.  They would, however, have depended on a stable gravity and Very Serious People would have had long arguments over if it is ever possible to put a computer on a train, where the random mechanical noise can shake all the marbles off their proper places.
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I love the Internet! I suggested that "Kneecap Loans" would be a great name for a loan-shark company, and someone get there before me:

"Kneecap Finance exclusively approve car credit for thousands of victims every month."
"It annoys me when people are turned down for high interest loans simply because they have f**k - all chance of paying any money back. Undischarged bankrupts, people with CCJ's, arrears and vast debts are all penalised because they have a history of being unable to manage their finances.
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This is great, but: it's 2016 and we still have to tell people to disable macros for untrusted Office documents. Is Microsoft making it so easy for users to invite bad actors to take ownership of their computers?
 
Bravo — WhiteHat Hacker replaces #Malware Setups with an #Antivirus Installer.
A White hat Hacker Hijacked into Dridex Banking Trojan Botnet Network and Replaced the Malware file with Avira Antivirus installers
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