Defendant Ordered to Decrypt Laptop May Have Forgotten Password

wired.com: Defendant Ordered to Decrypt Laptop May Have Forgotten Password

Via: slashdot.org: Defendant Ordered To Decrypt Laptop Claims She Had Forgotten Password

If she does not decrypt the drive by month’s end, as ordered, she could be held in contempt and jailed until she complies. If the case gets to that point, Judge Blackburn would have to make a judgement call and determine whether the woman had forgotten the code or was refusing to comply.

Exoplanet news part 3: There may be hundreds of *billions* of planets in our galaxy!

Bad Astronomy: Exoplanet news part 3: There may be hundreds of *billions* of planets in our galaxy!

The new result comes from what’s called microlensing.

This kind of event takes an extraordinarily precise alignment, so they’re extremely rare. To compensate, you need to look at a lot of stars. So astronomers did: a survey using two telescopes covered several million stars every night, looking for the tell-tale bump(s). Over the course of six years, they found three — yes, only three — planets orbiting other stars acting like wee distant lenses. But that number is actually pretty good: when combined with previous surveys, and also taking into account how many lenses they didn’t see (which is important, statistically), they can extrapolate with some confidence about the numbers and types of exoplanets out there.

Filesharing Now an Official Religion In Sweden

Filesharing Now an Official Religion In Sweden

Via: dvorak.org: Kopimism – The Swedish File Sharing Religion

For the Church of Kopimism, information is holy and copying is a sacrament.

Hopefully, this is one step towards the day when we can live out our faith without fear of persecution, says Isak Gerson, spiritual leader of the Church of Kopimism.

LOL!!! Tout aussi ridicule que les autres religions 😉

Pneus a l’azote: Profitable ambiguïté

PDF: Profitable ambiguïté

Les fabricants de pneus nous disent qu’ils conçoivent
déjà des pneus performants pour un gonflage à l’air.
Donc, nous ne nous sommes pas laissé dégonfler ! Au
lieu de remplir nos pneus à l’azote, en payant de 5 $ à
8 $ de plus par pneu (multiplié par quatre pneus d’été
et quatre pneus d’hiver, ça fait une somme rondelette),
nous avons préféré utiliser les économies réalisées
pour nous abonner au Québec sceptique.