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Comment: Re:You're Wrong (Score 1) 13

by Balsamic Moon (#30003250) Attached to: Godaddy Hosting to Delete Wedding Photos
No you are wrong and an idiot if you think that competent webmasters only create things on their own hard drives then upload. I design websites all day long, hard code, standard compliant css, via up to 20 ssh terminal windows open directly to those servers.

Whether somepic1.jpg, somepic2.jpg somepic3.jpg are being used in a webpage or just sitting in their own directory while you share their actual physical links is none of their business. Unless they make it their business to micromanage which is in very poor taste. Who's to say you don't know how to code your own site, but you still want GoDaddy to HOST your pictures while you share links to them in emails, messages, etc. You are paying them to HOST, it shouldn't matter how the content is delivered.

In answer to your question, no, it is not normal hosting policy.
Moon

Moon May Have Once Had Water 89

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the also-i-may-once-have-had-whisky dept.
Smivs writes "US scientists have found evidence that water was held in the Moon's interior, challenging some elements of the theory of how Earth's satellite formed.The Moon is thought to have been created in a violent collision between Earth and another planet-sized object. Scientists thought the heat from this impact had vaporised all the water. But a new study in Nature magazine shows water was delivered to the lunar surface from the interior in volcanic eruptions three billion years ago. This suggests that water has been a part of the Moon since its early existence."
The Internet

Photonic Switching to Boost Internet Speeds 207

Posted by samzenpus
from the greased-lightning dept.
Da Massive writes "Researchers at the University of Sydney have developed technology that could boost the throughput of existing networks 100-fold without costing the consumer any more, and it's all thanks to a scratch on a piece of glass. After four years of development, University of Sydney scientists say the Internet is set to become, on average, 60 times faster than existing networks. According to the Centre for Ultra-high bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) at the University's School of Physics, the scratch will mean almost instantaneous, error-free and unlimited access to the Internet anywhere in the world."
The Courts

Workplace BlackBerry Use May Spur Lawsuits 286

Posted by samzenpus
from the I've-worked-80-hours-this-week dept.
An anonymous reader writes "From an article on cnbc.com: 'As employers hand out electronic devices to their employees at a greater pace, there are growing concerns that workers eligible for overtime pay, known as non-exempt employees, could begin suing their employers for overtime hours earned while tapping on their devices during after-work hours. As a result, lawyers are advising their corporate clients to update their policies and handbooks related to BlackBerry use and reconsider who gets a device.'"
The Courts

RIAA's SafeNet Caught In a Lie 242

Posted by samzenpus
from the delicious-shadenfreude- dept.
NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "For the past 2 years, the RIAA and its attack dog SafeNet (formerly known as MediaSentry) have been trying to avoid disclosure in UMG v. Lindor by telling the judge that MediaSentry is NOT an expert, that it does not use any technical expertise to get the 'evidence', and that it does only 'what any other Kazaa user does'. We have just discovered that in administrative proceedings in Michigan, attacking it for engaging in the business of investigation without a license, MediaSentry has taken the exact opposite position, comparing itself to chemical engineers, surveyors, physicians, geologists, and other expert witnesses who rely on their technical expertise. Today we went public with some of the contradictions. Now let's hope Michigan's Department of Labor and Economic Growth finds out about it."
PC Games (Games)

Referee Recommends Disbarment For Jack Thompson 280

Posted by timothy
from the disbar-is-such-a-harsh-word dept.
spielermacher writes "GamePolitics is reporting that Jack Thompson — the lawyer every gamer loves to hate — has apparently lost his court case and is facing disbarment. The Referee in the case has gone beyond the Florida Bar's request for a 10-year disbarment and is recommending a lifetime ban. From the Final Report issued by the court: '... the Respondent has demonstrated a pattern of conduct to strike out harshly, extensively, repeatedly and willfully to simply try to bring as much difficulty, distraction and anguish to those he considers in opposition to his causes. He does not proceed within the guidelines of appropriate professional behavior ...' All I can say is that it's about time."

Asus Confirms Specs, Price of Eee PC 904 and 1000 261

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the of-course-it's-in-pounds dept.
Ken E. writes "Asus seems to have completed its Eee PC laptop line-up, at least for the time being. The Taiwanese manufacturer has now confirmed both specifications and UK pricing of the Eee PC 904 and Eee PC 1000 — its two latest models. The Eee PC 904 is essentially an Eee PC 900 in an Eee PC 1000 chassis (big keyboard, 8.9in screen, Celeron-M 900MHz, Windows XP) and will cost £269 inc VAT. The Eee PC 1000 will cost £349 inc VAT for an Intel Atom (1.6GHz) chip, 10in screen, 80Gb HDD and Windows XP. Looks like those early Eee PC 900 adopters (£329 inc VAT, initially) have been stiffed. Still, that's progress, I guess ..."
Programming

33-Year-Old Unix Bug Fixed In OpenBSD 162

Posted by kdawson
from the yet-another-stack-overflow dept.
Ste sends along the cheery little story of Otto Moerbeek, one of the OpenBSD developers, who recently found and fixed a 33-year-old buffer overflow bug in Yacc. "But if the stack is at maximum size, this will overflow if an entry on the stack is larger than the 16 bytes leeway my malloc allows. In the case of of C++ it is 24 bytes, so a SEGV occurred. Funny thing is that I traced this back to Sixth Edition UNIX, released in 1975."
It's funny.  Laugh.

DHS Official Considered Shock Collars For Air Travelers 673

Posted by timothy
from the kip-hawley-please-to-the-red-discourtesy-phone dept.
"The Washington Times is reporting that the DHS wants to replace your boarding pass with a GPS-enabled shock bracelet. Plans for the device include subduing passengers remotely as well as onboard interrogation. There's even a promotional video." Perhaps Paul Ruwaldt (the official named in this story) has been watching "The Coneheads" a bit too much, or not actually flying enough. Expressing interest is not quite the same as ordering mass quantities, but it's scary enough.

Comment: Re:A list could be good (Score 4, Insightful) 112

by Balsamic Moon (#18347589) Attached to: Tracking the Password Thieves
"Likeliest to be hit" is a mislable. It should read "ISP's inept users" who allow themselves to become vunerable due to ignorance or carelessness.

This isn't some war between ISPs. The graph shows clearly what ISP had the most victims due to this virii. But even that isnt conclusive of anything because of the quantity of overall customers isnt revealed. Yeh sure we can say Comcast has the most, but they surely have more customers overall than say, oh Qwest.

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