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Beyond the Higgs: four other possible bosons

http://www.livescience.com/44816-facts-about-bosons.html
In 2012, scientists at the world's largest atom smasher came across evidence of what they believe is the Higgs boson, a long-sought particle that gives other matter the property of mass. Here are four bizarre facts about other bosons.
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Heartbleed, the massive flaw in web encryption recently made public, is just one of the unending stream of vulnerabilities that enables hackers to steal personal details and passwords from companies with which you do business. Of recent, a number of websites have opened up shop to alert users when such attacks [...]
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Love bridges: here are ten of the longest

Starting with the longtime record holder, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge in Japan. This collection will highlight longer bridges but none can match the single-span distance of this one. 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/15/travel/worlds-longest-bridges/index.html?hpt=hp_c3
No river is too wide for the incredible feats of engineering that are the world's longest bridges.
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Amazon updates its document handling for Kindle users

(per email this evening)

Dear Kindle Customer,

As a past user of personal documents on Kindle devices or reading apps, we are pleased to let you know about some improvements we've made to how personal documents work.

Personal documents are now in Amazon Cloud Drive: Starting today, all personal documents that you have archived in your Kindle Library will be available to access, delete, organize, and share from your Amazon Cloud Drive. You can see these documents in a new "My Send-to-Kindle Docs" folder alongside all of your saved content such as photos and personal videos.

There is no action required on your part. Your personal documents features will continue to work just as they have in the past. And as always, you can use Manage Your Kindle to see a list of your documents, re-deliver them to Kindle devices and free reading apps, delete them, or turn off auto-saving of documents to the cloud. Documents will be delivered just as they have in the past and you will continue to have 5 GB of free cloud storage for your personal documents. Just "Send Once, Read Everywhere."

Documents stored in their native format: Also starting today, new documents that you save to the cloud with Send to Kindle will be stored in their native format (e.g. MS Word, TXT) so you can access them anywhere from Amazon Cloud Drive.

Please note: Your usage of Amazon Cloud Drive is subject to the Amazon Cloud Drive Terms of Use.

Sincerely,
The Docs Team

To learn more about sending documents, news, blogs, and other web articles to your Kindle, please visit  http://amazon.com/sendtokindle 
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Very useful post for anyone looking after data cabling in a school.
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Look carefully at this email one-liner from Newegg

Just received this morning:

72Hr Sale: $9.99 Malwarebytes Anti-Maleware Pro Lifetime, $519.99 SAMSUNG 840 EVO 1TB SSD

Presumably only good for around 50% of the population.
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There you go... pull that USB device.
 
Für viele Dinge ist das Leben wirklich einfach zu kurz! ;o)
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Enjoy your broken ntfs…
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Love bridges: here are ten of the longest

Starting with the longtime record holder, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge in Japan. This collection will highlight longer bridges but none can match the single-span distance of this one. 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/15/travel/worlds-longest-bridges/index.html?hpt=hp_c3
No river is too wide for the incredible feats of engineering that are the world's longest bridges.
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I've always been a sucker for big engineering.
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Buy anything from HDD manufacturer LaCie in the past year?

Time to change your credit card. The company, about to be acquired by Seagate, says its systems have been compromised for almost a year. 

http://www.cnet.com/news/lacie-admits-to-year-long-credit-card-breach/
French hardware company, now a Seagate subsidiary, says virtually everyone who shopped on LaCie's Web site in the last year is at risk.
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No surprise here... Well, maybe that 15% converted or upgraded... Higher than I thought.
 
Window XP users are not upgrading 

Only 15% of Window XP users are upgrading to newer version - Survey by Antivirus Company Avast

#Window #XP #AVAST #Antivirus
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Its people(and companies) like this that give rise to these massive botnets. I'm personally all for extending criminal liable in botnet and hacking cases where people are willing using insecure, and unpatched systems.
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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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