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"Should I Change My Password?" (http://gadgetwise.blogs.)

NYTimes reports a new Web site where you can check whether your information is in 13 publicly available stashes containing more than 800,000 stolen records. It picked up my hacked Yahoo mail acct from last Dec. — By Kosmoid at 6:13 AM Thu

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SNL staple and Late Night leader Jimmy Fallon, interviews Napster cofounder and social media bad-boy Sean Parker at the NExTWORK Conference 2011, presented by WIRED and The Economist. The two discuss the future social networks, lessons learned from start-up ventures, and the influence of new technologies on human intervention. — By FORA.tv at 5:05 PM Wed

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I can across this new hovering aircraft today on gizmag. I'm looking forward to seeing some video clips of this thing in action. Maybe that Bladerunner Spinner-type vehicle isn't so far off after all! — By Matt Strauss at 11:22 AM Wed

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In this podcast Creative Cow's Walter Biscardi and Richard Harrington discuss the failings and disappointments of Final Cut Studio X that really matter, not the general whining about the UI but deep structural failures which will make (this version of) the software a complete disaster for professional, working editors and media companies. — By CC at 10:11 AM Wed

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Looks like Apple's broadening its campaign against people using generic terms in English. — By Eaves at 8:15 AM Wed

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Boing Boing Archives Analysis (https://sites.google.com)

Using the 11 year span, 120MB XML dump provided this past January, this BB reader sliced-n-diced the weekly posting habits of your favorite BB editors. After lurking for quite a while, some familiar posting habits started to become noticed, and all that raw data - just look at it! My main takeaway is that Cory never sleeps... — By Will Brown at 4:33 PM Tue

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Enjoy a free internet while you can!! (http://www.guardian.co.u)

Speaking of personality disorders - when Peter Mandelson, who pushed through the digital economy bill, sits down with Keith Alexander - the director of the NSA and head of United States Cyber Command to discuss "Social Networks: Connectivity and Security Issues" you can be pretty sure they aren't hammering out how best to preserve the freedom of the internet. — By Raven at 1:36 PM Tue

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Bob Pease, legendary electrical engineer at National Semiconductor, was killed in a car wreck Saturday. Author 'Pease Porridge' books and columns. http://www.national.com/rap/ — By Bill Beaty at 10:02 AM Tue

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Has Lulzsec got the full 2011 UK Census? (http://www.theregister.c)

TheRegister is reporting that lulzsec has obtained the full UK Census and are planning to leak it online. Now even people who've never used their details on the internet can feel the pain. If true, expect kneejerk legislation, and a lot of blame-passing. — By Andrew Howat at 4:43 AM Tue

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Alternatively: Quick! Someone share this with Terry Pratchet! Researchers at the University of Southern California have created an artificial memory based on studies of how rats form memories. Not only did the chip(s) allow rats that had had their ability to form permanent memories blocked remember things longer than short-term memory would allow, the chips also worked in rats with functioning long term memory. Duplicating the work in primates is the next step. — By Vnend at 4:16 PM Mon

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