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UBC student adds four planets to list of exosolar planets.

And that's before graduation.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2731189/ubc-astronomy-student-discovers-4-new-planets-beyond-our-solar-system/?sf27525527=1
A UBC student noticed something everyone else missed, which led her to discovering what appear to be four planets that exist outside our solar system.
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Check those accounts.

LinkedIn account: check. Tumblr account: check. Myspace account: check. May: the month of hacks. Be sure to check https://haveibeenpwned.com to see if your account shows up there.

The LinkedIn hack now ranks as the biggest on the haveibeenpwned.com site. Admittedly these hacks occurred quite some time ago but they are only now coming to light.

Tumblr is acting immediately, requiring a password reset on its service. In my case LinkedIn already reset my account back in 2012 when the first vestiges of the breach there came to light. 
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Jupiter

Just experimenting. The street light in front of my house is being blocked out by a tree trunk. 
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Wonderful information Dennis. It is indeed quite a plane.
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Remember Myspace?

Yes, it was pretty big in pre-Facebook days. Perhaps you had an account there. Well, it seems a pretty big data dump of all the user accounts at Myspace is under way. Around 360 million accounts, user names and passwords, are being offered for sale for 6 BTC, around $US 2800.

I had an account there, although it was strictly exploratory and used once. I've deleted it.

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/427-million-myspace-passwords-emails-data-breach
A hacker and a paid search engine for hacked data claim to have a massive database stolen from MySpace at some point in the last few years.
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+Danny Arielli me too. I tried logging on last night. It's been so long since I've been on there, my credentials aren't even in my lastpass storage. I'm sure that database will show up in bit bucket or something soon.
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The physics of the electromagnetic rail gun.

It's quite a device, at one time the stuff of science fiction. See if you remember your right-hand rules.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-first-look-at-americas-supergun-1464359194
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Cellphone usage and brain cancer: the tenuous cause-effect relationship.

Another confusing study of the effects of cellphone radiation.
This study is particularly confusing and may well end up being discredited.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/cellphone-cancer-risk-1.3604570
The question of whether cellphone radiation is linked to tumours remains inconclusive after the partial release of a $25-million U.S study on rats.
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There just isn't enough energy in RF to damage DNA. You have to get up into UV and higher to get into ionization ( powerful enough to knock a electron off) that will mutate cellular DNA.
At least that's what my understanding of electromagnetic radiation tells me.
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Snowden performed a public service: former attorney-general Eric Holder.

However, he must still pay a penalty that will be determined after a trial.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/30/politics/axe-files-axelrod-eric-holder/index.html?sr=twCNN053016axe-files-axelrod-eric-holder0551PMStoryLink&linkId=25007115
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed a "public service" by triggering a debate over surveillance techniques, but still must pay a penalty for illegally leaking a trove of classified intelligence documents.
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tumblr accounts stolen in 2013 breach.

65 million accounts! Apparently mine among them.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2729266/tumblr-hack-report-says-65-million-emails-passwords-stolen/
65 million Tumblr users are now believed to be affected by a data breach that took place in 2013, leaving their email addresses and passwords vulnerable to hackers.
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ISS over Vancouver... tonight.

Along with an Airbus A380 (British Airways) on its way back to London, and, to the right, Jupiter.

15 s exposure.

Be sure to look at the enlarged images. 
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I actually read that as ISIS over Vancouver tonight... #ShameOnMe
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FINALLY!!!!
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Basics of the electromagnetic rail gun.

Massive capacitor discharges direct current through rails and conductive aluminum block holding projectile. Current causes magnetic field to appear around rails. Downward magnetic field causes force to the right as current flows through block.

Image: WSJ.
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I saw that. Magnificent!
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*Suspicious about download.com?*

You aren't alone.
 
Malware is the bane of the Internet. Seriously, few things on the web are as dangerous as contracting malware, and few things are as time-consuming as the process of malware removal. Avoid at all cost. But here's the thing about malware: It's not enough to install a top-notch security suite. You'll have to change your…
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My concern is that some software publishers job out distribution to these dodgy sites. I vaguely remember my anti-virus application being one.
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ICT/Physics teacher, lifelong learner, Internet/tech newspaper columnist, Network administrator, Prime Minister's Award for Science and Technology 1996, Premier's Award for Teaching Excellence 2009, Canadian Association of Physicists Award for BC and Yukon 2011, CERN HST 2011, APEGBC President's Award 2011.

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