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Why Passwords Ar Needed. Why Not.

You must use a password. But it is not enough.

Let me explain what I mean. Without a password anybody could have access to your computer and all the information you have stored on it. Having a password makes it more difficult for most people to get into your computer. However, individuals who have spent any time learning about computers know how to get around your password protection. It’s not as hard as you might think. To someone that has pursued this course of action, it can be done in less than 30 min.
So, when somebody tells you that you should change your password every month, go ahead and do that if you wish, but there is no reason to feel good just because you did not. How often do you change the keys to your house? Or do you go out every month or two and get a new set of keys for your car? Of course not. Likewise, there is no substance to the idea that changing your password regularly makes it more secure. It does not.
Put it this way. If somebody has compromised your password and note how to get into your account, they’re not going to take to three weeks to go ahead and help themselves to your data. They can get the data off your computer in a matter of minutes or even an hour. Just because you change your password doesn’t mean they will not get into your account. If they found your password once, they’ll do it again.
I was going to give an example of a very important government agency that had their network compromised by a foreign agency. But before I could get all the details posted, something happened to my post and it just disappeared. Really. I’m not making that up, so I’m not going into any more detail about what I was thinking about. But the point is this: even very powerful institutions have found that there network security is not as good as it should be.

And by the way, and she was not really about passwords all. It was something else which we will not discuss here.

– Kohn

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How the New 5G is much better than the old .

Those who understand it do agree that 5G Internet will be a lot better.

It is not just cell phones that will benefit. The 5 G will make the Internet really serve mankind well, if men  let it. Improvements in fast communication can bring  beater weather forecasting,  economic stability and health care for everyone.

Let me refer yu to an article recently published.

internet of things.

 

Here is a short quote:

Darrell M. West

INTRODUCTION
Imagine a world where you can download an interactive 3-D video in a few seconds, a smart
home anticipates your needs, and autonomous vehicles take you to your destination safely.
This is the world of fifth-generation (5G) broadband technology. It promises speeds of more than 100 megabits per second,more data bandwidth, and fewer delays due to built-in computing intelligence that handles data very efficiently.
It is not just speed. It is about better use of our computers. Please read his article over.

News from AMD and Intel. Who will win?

AMD CPU will be better and cheap than Intel.

But Intel is about to spend $7 billion in Phenix for a new factory to make incredibly powerful super chips that can almost read your mind.

If you like to play fast games on a computer, you will like the news from AMD. Soon you can have a new PC that is better than anything made by Intel.

But meanwhile, Intel is going for a much, much better goal. Super chips that can make home robots a reality. Silicon that can understand what you mean when you talk out load. Not just voice commands chores,  but really understand what you are trying to say. Maybe a robot nanny to raise children. Or a resident therapist to help yu with your anxieties.

When? Very soon. Checkout these stories.

For Intel:  Intel to spend $7 for factory in Arizona.

For AMD: New AMD gaming CPU at lower prices.

Who will win? Booth.  Each will move ahead, bu tin different ways.

AMD will make progress in the personal computer market and related areas such as commercial data centers.

Bit Intel does not get most of its income from the desktop computer area. Intel is a huge company with a wide range of projects that bring in money. The desktop computer is a important part, but Intel does not have to depend on it. They have enough others things going to continue making money.

Should You Build Your Own Personal Computer.

No. Unless you really want to and have the right reasons. Ream about the Pros and Cons.

Years ago all personal computers were home built computer. The first Apple computer was b built in a garbage by two your men who had a dream.

The early home builds also were made with parts for Motorola, Intel and other chip makers.  sand other chip makers It was only after those early years that the rest of the world knew about personal computers.

I built my first computer. Would I do it again. No, I would not. I did it as a learning experience.  It got me up to speed on digital technology. I had done all my work in the Analog world. I had to learn what digital electronics can do. That was the quick way for me. I do not do well in a formal learning environment. I have to get my hansd on something I want to understand.

But what about today? Well, today there ere other reasons to build your own.  For one, yu might get more value for your money. Another is you pay only for what your really want, not what some salesman things.

Here is on of the best articles about this object from another website,  Make Use Of.

Is It Still Cheaper to Build Your Own PC?

 

 

 

Oroville Flood Alert Given.

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Lake Oroville Dam is in the News of the Week.

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The Methane Economy is Real.

Research news articles confirms that the methane economy is a reality. the good use of methane is reducing the cost of energy.

here’s a reference to a publication called Forbes. What they say is also supported in many authoritative articles published by others.

Study Confirms Methane Emissions Not Rising Under Natural Gas Economy

The prospects for significant reductions in greenhouse gases has received a major boost, as scientists report methane emissions from fossil fuels have not increased, even with a substantial increase in natural gas production. As compared to coal, natural gas cuts in half the carbon dioxide emissions that are the main focus of global warming advocates. Some advocates, however, have expressed fears that methane emissions from increasing natural gas production are negating the benefits of carbon dioxide reductions.

You can find more about this by searching the Internet for the words ‘Methane Economy’  and finding links like this:

http://methane_economy.blogspot.com/

That article says, in part:

OPEC irrelevance and marginalization

    • Stable energy prices.
    • Strong and resilient economy.
    • Improved trade balance picture.
    • Strong currency.
    • Clean energy production.
    • Cleaner air.
    • Uncontaminated water.

Think about it!

What do ou know about Methane Gas?

Methane Gas is making news headlines. Maybe your next automobile will have a tank of methane gas. Do you care?

Things you need to know:

  • Methan is also called natural gas and is used as a heating fuel and  is both man-man and natural.
  • Methane is among the most abundant fuels on the planet
  • Methane  is CH4 and is a climate change gas.
  • It is helping people live longer.

You can look up methane on the Internet. You will find many articlethat support the four statements listed above. Some articles  yu find have strong politicalbias. My purpose here is not to endorse any politicl view above another. The facts show that methane is often used in a good way. And sad to say, methane is is implicated in in human deaths.

Now here is an example of how methane improves the live of meny people every day.

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Super capacitors rake the sound barrier

A researcher said it was like breaking the sound barrier. He was describing a new breakthrough in super capacitor technology.

The new breakthrough   now places super capacitors well ahead of any other electrical storage system. Compared to conventional batteries used in cars and trucks, the new super capacitors are well beyond 10 times the power of the conventional battery systems used in automobiles today. And besides transportation, the new capacitors could be used in many types of electronic devices.
Imagine having a laptop computer that does not have a replaceable battery. You just plug it in and charge it up and use it and then charges again. Even after years of use, you would not have to replace the battery, because it’s not a battery. It is a super capacitor that outperforms even with him ion batteries pound for pound.
The details are rather hard to understand for us laymen. In fact, even engineers with quite a bit of experience will find it hard to believe these new super capacitors are so great. Possibility would be a city bus that is powered by a super capacitor and goes for several miles before needing a recharge. Not only would this be quite economical, but would also have an impact on the use of gasoline or diesel to power buses.
Just imagine living in a city for all transportation was electric. If successful, super capacitors could replace batteries in any kind of vehicle and deliver more power and more talk torque and have less weight. Someday we could be living in cities where there is no use of internal combustion engines for anything.
Of course, we’re not there yet. So far super capacitors are effective in laboratory situations and have been used in some commercial applications. But at the present time they are not ready to go mainstream.
To learn more about super capacitors and the recent advances that have been made, just do a search using your favorite browser and just enter one word: supercapacitors. Yes, they’re spelling it as a single word and get describes a single thing. The difference between a super capacitor and our regular capacitor are like night and day, they are not even comparable. Go ahead. Look up. It will blow your mind.

 

Yahoo Lost 500 million E-mail Passwords.

Up to 500 million e-mail passwords have been stolen from Yahoo and is the biggest ever snafu.

If you have e-mail with yahoo, read this article from USA Today.

Yahoo user, what you need to know.

More details are still to come. For more information, search for keywords Yahoo Data Breach on Google or Bing.