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Cloud Hosting Infected

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 1. 0 Replies

'Lurking malice' in cloud hosting services, study findsMalware in cloud hosting services is going undetected.Overall, the researchers scanned more than…Continue

Tags: malicious software, cloud hosting

Question about The Dresden Files.

Started by Joseph P. Last reply by BenGee Oct 22. 3 Replies

I have a question about a series of books.  I just recently tried reading the series, The Dresden Files.I've heard from so many people about what a great fantasy series it is.  It's the go-to reference for almost any discussion about modern magic in…Continue

iPhone 6 plus design defects

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 7. 2 Replies

A Design Defect Is Breaking a Ton of iPhone 6 PlusesThe phones apparently malfunction from "molding themselves to the shape of your rump if left too…Continue

Tags: Touch Disease, iPhone 6

What Be Your Nerd Type?

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. May 16. 59 Replies

http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_be_your_nerd_typeTake the test and see what you get.This is what I am -Science/Math nerd and Gamer/Computer Nerd…Continue

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (Official)

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 17, 2015. 8 Replies

Published on Oct 19, 2015 Watch the official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, coming to theaters December 18, 2015.I can't wait to see this movieContinue

Tossing your privacy policies

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Donald L. Engel Sep 25, 2015. 5 Replies

The following companies just betrayed billions of peopleThese companies are lobbying for "hugely unpopular surveillance legislation that's been lambasted by privacy groups and security…Continue

Tags: surveillance, privacy, Cyber Threat Information Sharing, cybersecurity

Unsustainable Bitcoin

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 3, 2015. 2 Replies

... Bitcoin about 5,033 times more energy intensive, per transaction, than VISA... Bitcoin’s power usage per transaction isn’t remotely sustainable as a wholesale replacement for the conventional financial system.... According to my calculation, a…Continue

Tags: transaction costs, sustainability, Bitcoin

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Comment by Grinning Cat on November 14, 2016 at 2:19pm
Comment by Grinning Cat on November 14, 2016 at 1:30pm

:)

From a collection of supposed kids' quotes from math and science classes:

"We use algebraical variables when we don't know what we're talking about."

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 14, 2016 at 11:07am

Comment by Joseph P on October 14, 2016 at 4:22am

It's a series of books.  Basically it's magic and other typical fantasy elements placed within a modern setting.  It's far from the first series of books to do that sort of thing, but it's a popular one.

I was trying to read it, since so many people talk about it, but I'm having some serious issues with it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2016 at 11:18pm

I have no idea what the Dresden Files are. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2016 at 11:16pm

Oh dear! my chemistry classes ended 62 years ago and I can't remember the elements or their valences. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2016 at 11:08pm

Steph, hope you and your mother are doing well. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 13, 2016 at 3:41pm

A chlorine atom bumps into a sodium atom, which says "Ouch! I lost an electron!"
"Are you sure?"
"I'm positive!"

An oxygen atom bumps into an argon atom. It doesn't react.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 13, 2016 at 10:56am

Why don't I tell chemistry jokes? All the good ones argon!

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 13, 2016 at 8:55am

Why do Helium filled balloons deflate so fast?  http://chemistry.about.com/od/howthingswork/fl/Why-Do-Helium-Balloo...

I figured it out before reading the article, but there were still a couple of things mentioned that I didn't know, and found interesting.

 

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