In Pictures: The 31 weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2012

From Google Android development to crazy iPhone stunts, it’s been a busy year

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A report surfaced toward the end of the year contending that BlackBerry OS 10 will include a list of 106 prohibited passwords designed to prevent the clueless from choosing the likes of 123456, blackberry, or the ever-popular "password" as their password. However, a RIM spokesman said that the list actually applies to BlackBerry ID universally, not only the upcoming operating system, and "has been active for some time now." What he wasn't able to clarify, though, was why the BlackBerry blacklist enforces such a brutally disproportionate prohibition against names found on the character list of "Winnie the Pooh." Fully five of the no-can-do 106 -- tigger, rabbit, eeyore, piglet and poohbear - are plucked from the pages of the children's classic. Thanks to Buzzblog.

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