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Submission + - 4 star veterans charaties to consider

Anomalyst writes: If you are considering a charitable donation on this Veterans Day, please be cautious and do your research:
Here is the list below for easy forwarding:

Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

Hope For The Warriors®

Homes for Our Troops

Hire Heroes USA

Fisher House Foundation

AMVETS National Service Foundation

New England Center for Homeless Veterans

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Operation Support Our Troops — America

Operation Homefront

Submission + - US passport processing delayed worldwide by defective software (

Anomalyst writes: US passport and visa processing has failed officials reported Wednesday. Travellers have been stranded, over 50K in one country which officials decline to identify they also decline to idenify the issues being encountered "by policy". The database vendor was not identified, nor was the contractor for the database maintenance, (I suspect Oracle in both cases given the magnitude of the failure)

Submission + - Why does openvz require SELINUX to be disabled?

Anomalyst writes: All the howto's document declare that openvz must have SELINUX disabled, but none of them explain why this is the case. The Audit2allow process seems to present a solution and I would feel a lot better if a virtual host tasked with running multiple guests pertaining to core functionality had SELINUX protecting it from rogue applications and users. Has anyone actually got openvz to run with SELINUX running?

Submission + - Stereoscopic (3D) gaming recommendations

Anomalyst writes: What PC games would make the best use of astereoscopic SLI multi-card rig?
What model graphics card would would best make those games "pop"?
What stereoscopic display/glasses combination have you been happy with?

Submission + - Community Support for Firefighters (

Anomalyst writes: Scroll down the page to the FEMA post. A tale of volunteers and their selfless contributions to support firefighters battling the Tricounty fire in Montgomery, Grimes, and Waller County, Labor Day week, 2011 and FEMA's failure to react constructively to the communities efforts.

Submission + - Enterprise adoption iPAD vs Android (

Anomalyst writes: 95 percent of all activated tablets are iPads, followed by 3.1 percent for Android.
Pehaps this is because Google Android's lack of support for NTLM authentication (needed for mission-critical resources like Sharepoint sites and ISA proxy) has been missing in action for more than a year, despite plaintive pleadings from enterprise users google has been unacceptably unresponsive with status and rated the issue as "medium" priority. Latest posts report the issue being resolved by using firefox on ARM7 or better processors or Android v3.1 on ASUS eee tablets as documented in these postings


Submission + - Googlle NTLM support missing for months (

Anomalyst writes: "It appears that Google Android suport for NTLM authentication (needed for Sharepoint sites and ISA proxy) has been missing in action for more than a year, despite plaintive pleadings from users google was unresponsive with status and rated the issue as "medium" priority. Latest posts report the issue being resolved by using firefox on ARM7 or better processors or Android v3.1 on ASUS eee tablets."

Submission + - Anti-Cancer Agent Stops Metastasis In Its Tracks (

Anomalyst writes: Mice were implanted with cancer. The control group died as it metastasized The experimental group was treated with macroketone and survived a normal lifespan. While the cancer was not cured, metastasis was significantly (over 80%) inhibited. Even after metastasis had begun and additional cancers developed, macroketone inhibited subsequent metastasis. Original is in NATURE behind a paywall

Submission + - Unreported: American Valor (

Anomalyst writes: Scroll up on the site to Mondays last submission. There does not seem to be an attribution, unfortunate as the recognition is well deserved. It poignantly recounts the story of a recent recipient of the Navy Cross and asks the question "Why wasn't this be reported on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC? Instead we got 24-7 coverage of Tiger Woods infidelity consequences."
I am not a big fan of TWAT (The War Against Terror) as implemented by our fearless leaders, while the concept seems in line with American military philosophy to take on the bad guys, the implementation seems to be severely lacking. This man did his duty in an exemplary fashion, regardless of his opinion of the reason he was in his situation. As a former (enlisted) marine, this is an officer I would proudly salute..

Submission + - prostitution slavery in the U.S. (

Anomalyst writes: An in depth article on prostitution slavery in the U.S. We all the smile when reading the /. meme about starting our own business with blackjack and hookers ... forget the blackjack. Enslavement of women into prostitution isn't something that happens "over there", its here on American soil and in such numbers that the police can barely scratch the surface. Even if a woman is lucky enough to engineer an escape, she is an illegal immigrant and there does not seem to be much victims assistance for the unpapered foreigner. A more compassionate solution should be made available.
Hardware Hacking

Submission + - Most CF cards fail dma transfers (

Anomalyst writes: In his quest to create an open source video camara Andrey Filippov of has determined tha most Compact Flash devices, although indicating the are DMA capable to the system, do not perform Direct Memory Access transfers correctly, this means successful movement of data to/from the device takes much more slowly with DMA disabled.


Submission + - Secret Sign language undermines tinfoil hats (

Anomalyst writes: Driven to desperation by the current administrations unconstitutional surveillance tactics and the threat of no appeal imprisonment in gitmo, high profile personages communicate through the media, hiding the content using four dimensional encryption techniques. Avoiding the conventional shielding techniques for mind control rays, these gestures should be investigated for their potential influence of the common viewer as the control commands could now enter through the visual system. What if a tinfoil hat actually amplifies the effect on the affected?

Operating Systems

Submission + - Designing Remote Access for OS testing

Anomalyst writes: I have a couplke different, older machines that just wont take a vanilla install of any of the linux or BSD distributions. Digi has a nice remote KVM, With a network boot disk and a static lease assigned to the KVM and the host, would this be enough for Fedora/Ubuntu/BSD teams to troubleshoot what in the detection/assignment (probably ACPI quirks) is failing?

Submission + - strange attractor [butterfly effect] visualized

Anomalyst writes: Browsing the site led me there. Fascinating images. The math as way beyond me, the introduction forewarns of describing the Lorenz attractor, space of lattices, modular dynamics and its periodic orbits. Equations are knot funny (pun, RTFA) but there for your edification anyway. Dunno if it's art, but I know what I like. ml
I was not successful in getting a Coral Cache, URL is reported as blacklisted, so that's the live site, be gentle.

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