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+ - Do people still use Palm devices?

Submitted by Anonymous Crowbar
Anonymous Crowbar writes: Just found the below text in my .bashrc file on fresh install of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.
# If you want to use a Palm device with Linux, uncomment the two lines below.
# For some (older) Palm Pilots, you might need to set a lower baud rate
# e.g. 57600 or 38400; lowest is 9600 (very slow!)
#export PILOTPORT=/dev/pilot
#export PILOTRATE=115200

+ - Twitter employees threatened by ISIS-affiliated group->

Submitted by Anonymous Crowbar
Anonymous Crowbar writes: "A Twitter account associated with ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, issued disturbing threats Monday, calling for the assassination of Twitter employees in San Francisco, according to a number of news outlets."

Obviously the threat is a violation of Twitter's terms of service, specifically "You may not publish or post direct, specific threats of violence against others.", but how would a company even begin to deal with an issue like this?

Link to Original Source

Comment: Someone got this a bit wrong (Score 1) 108 108

by Anonymous Crowbar (#47713409) Attached to: World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York
"...and if all goes as planned the printer will automatically insert rebar into the concrete." Actually when creating a foundation the rebar should be laid first and suspended on dobies then concrete is poured on over the metal cage like structure. One can not simply print rebar & concrete simultaneously.

Comment: Re:Representative benchmarks? (Score 2) 132 132

by Anonymous Crowbar (#45529757) Attached to: Speed Test 2: Comparing C++ Compilers On WIndows
Not sure if anyone already mentioned this but my take is it is NOT how fast the project compiles but rather the performance of the executable. If one is building race cars it's not how fast they come off the assembly line, it's how fast the cars go on the track.

+ - Vast, real-time, warrantless NSA online surveillance->

Submitted by Anonymous Crowbar
Anonymous Crowbar writes: The slides were meant to be declassified in 2036. OOPS!

Classified information obtained by the Washington Post and The Guardian has revealed a massive, warrantless online surveillance system in use by a US military intelligence agency, giving access to Americans' search history, emails, live chats and more.

The 41-page PowerPoint presentation, which has been verified by both papers and published almost concurrently on Thursday evening, outlines details of a previously undisclosed program known as PRISM, which allows the fabled military intelligence agency to harvest massive amounts of data on everything from electronic correspondence to file transfers.

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+ - under DDOS attack, Now if only they had a dash-cam video of it.

Submitted by Anonymous Crowbar
Anonymous Crowbar writes: Why do I have a feeling this is not going to end good for those behind the DDOS attack?

From RT Monday June 3.
BREAKING: is under DDoS attack. Trying to bring it back online. Stay tuned for updates!

From RT Sunday June 2.
RT becomes 1st TV news channel to break YouTube 1 billion views barrier
“We proved that the mass YouTube audience isn’t just about kittens and Justin Bieber. There’s real demand for serious news online delivered in the right way”

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination -- but the combination is locked up in the safe. -- Peter DeVries