Why you Shouldn’t Throw Away Hard Drives
Did he do worse than shredding his hard drive files?
‘In 2010, the laptop broke down and Howells claims he torn down the PC for parts. However, he kept the hard drive in a drawer until sometime this summer, when he finally threw it away. That turned out to be a huge mistake and one which he finally realized last week. The drive contains the Bitcoins and the cryptographic key needed to access them, and Howells has no backups available on any of his other drives or USB sticks at home.
‘Howells says he even went to the landfill site near Newport, Wales to look for the drive, which is likely buried under tons of other trash. The value of each Bitcoin is currently over $1,000 which means that the landfill contains an item that at the moment is worth over $7.5 million. A spokesperson for the Newport town council said that anyone who comes to the landfill looking specifically for that hard drive will be turned away, but added, ” … obviously, if it was easily retrieved, we’d return it.”…’
New wrapping paper grows vegetables
‘As the holiday season gets into full swing, one inevitable byproduct of the widespread cheer will be masses of waste wrapping paper. One interesting idea to reduce this comes via Eden’s Paper, which is billed as a “100 percent plantable wrapping paper,” and can be used to grow vegetables by simply placing the paper into some soil, adding water, and waiting for nature to do its thing…’
Internet Slang Words and Computer Slang
|On this site you will find a list of slang terms, acronyms and abbreviations as used in websites, on Twitter, ICQ chat rooms, blogs, SMS, and Internet forums – a complete dictionary of slang.|
|There are many such internet slang words in use, some are more widely understood than others, and new ones are evolving all the time. This list is large but inevitably incomplete; however it contains the more commonly used slang words and slang terms. 9042 acronyms are listed at present – if you know of another that should be here then please add an acronym.
New CreativeCommons License
What’s New in 4.0
Creative Commons worked for more than two years to develop the next generation of CC licenses — the version 4.0 CC license suite. The new licenses are more user-friendly and more internationally robust than ever before.
We made dozens of improvements to the licenses. Most will go unnoticed by many CC licensors and licensees, but some of them deserve particular attention.