Whoa whoa whoa, no more 200 photo limit viewing limit? Now that’s what I’m talking about! It gets rid of that ridiculous “you can only see 200 photos at a time on your account” thing and 300MB a month is nothing compared to a free terabyte. But great, now all those random photo sets and photos I’ve uploaded in the past have resurfaced. Time to organize all of them…
Infographic of the Day: Near-Earth Objects Have Different Names for Different Sizes
In the wake of last Friday’s meteor event in Russia and the asteroid fly-by, graphic designer Tim Lillis has released this neat infographic explaining the proper lexicon of near-Earth objects by their size.
Google Wants Your Next Password To Be A Physical One
Some of the possible systems they describe included embedded chips in smartphones, which is a pretty convenient method given that everyone will be carrying one anyway, and a slightly more unusual means of delivery via ring worn on the finger. I think I had a pinkie ring once when I was sixteen (it was a mistake), so personally I’d prefer something a little less flashy, but the idea is sound.
As a first step, however, they’re working with a YubiKey cryptographic card, programming it so that it can automatically log a user into their Google account on the web when inserted into a computer’s USB drive. It doesn’t require a software download or any install, just a slightly modified version of Chrome. Combined with Google’s authentication and authorization services, you can see how this would eliminate the need for complicated passwords and even potentially elaborate, “prove you’re a human” CAPTCHA processes that make logging into apps and websites a pain.
Read the full article: http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/18/google-wants-your-next-password-to-be-a-physical-one/
(well that was incredibly painstaking copy and pasting this article on a phone)
RIP: Steve Jobs, co-founder and former-CEO of Apple Inc., passed away today at the age of 56.
Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004. His failing health forced him to resign his role as Apple’s CEO earlier this year, as he felt he could “no longer meet my duties and expectations.”
“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being,” Apple said in a statement. “Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”
Apple is asking anyone who wishes to share their thoughts, memories, and condolences to email email@example.com.
October 14th was recently designated Steve Jobs Day by Apple fans.
Research suggests that while an unmade bed may look scruffy it is also unappealing to house dust mites thought to cause asthma and other allergies.
A Kingston University study discovered the bugs cannot survive in the warm, dry conditions found in an unmade bed.
The warm, damp conditions created in an occupied bed are ideal for the creatures, but they are less likely to thrive when moisture is in shorter supply.
Researcher Dr Stephen Pretlove said: “We know that mites can only survive by taking in water from the atmosphere using small glands on the outside of their body. Something as simple as leaving a bed unmade during the day can remove moisture from the sheets and mattress so the mites will dehydrate and eventually die.”
Is this true? o_o;
Is this true? o_o;