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Submission + - Dogecoin Does it Again - Helps Send Indian Athletes to Winter Olympics (

DavidGilbert99 writes: Having already sent the Jamaican bobsled team to the Winter Olympics, the community behind the dogecoin crypto-currency have now helped out with funding for three Indian athletes looking to make it to Sochi 2014. The community met their goal in just three hours, raising over $6,500 in total, with one anonymous donor adding 3 million dogecoins to the pot alone (over $4,300)

Submission + - Over +36 exploits in latest Java with +140 for all Oracle products discovered (

An anonymous reader writes: More bad press can't seem to escape Oracle.

Oracle is posting patches for all its products next Tuesday which include +36 exploits for Java alone and over 140 for all Oracle products currently supported included over 80 that require no authentication to execute.These patches look to be critical for any administrator. Java 6 users who use equipment or programs that rely on older versions are SOL unless you sign up for a very expensive support contract as these patches are for Java 7 only.

Submission + - +147 more exploits found in latest Java ( 1

Billly Gates writes: Out of the 147 vulnerabilities around 85 are remote executions with no authentication whatsoever. Oracle plans to have a patch which addresses most of them for Java 7 next Tuesday. Unfortunately for many corporations or those who have the Android SDK you are stuck without a patch with Java 6 without a very expensive Oracle support contract.

Submission + - File-Sharing Site Was Actually an Anti-Piracy Honeypot (

An anonymous reader writes: The administrator of file-sharing site UploaderTalk shocked and enraged his userbase a few days ago when he revealed that the site was nothing more than a honeypot set up by a company called Nuke Piracy. The main purpose of the site had been to gather data on its users. The administrator said, 'I collected info on file hosts, web hosts, websites. I suckered shitloads of you. I built a history, got the trust of some very important people in the warez scene collecting information and data all the time.' Nobody knows what Nuke Piracy is going to do with the data, but it seems reasonable to expect lawsuits and the further investigation of any services the users discussed. His very public betrayal is likely meant to sow discord and distrust among the groups responsible for distributing pirated files.

Submission + - How to download Windows 8.1 ISO file using Windows 8 product key (

An anonymous reader writes: If you remember Microsoft stated that it won't be releasing the ISO file of Windows 8.1 to the general public, only to TechNet and MSDN subscriber. But now as it turns out there is a workaround for everyone to download the Windows 8.1 ISO file using your Windows 8 key and it even work with the upgrade key.

Submission + - Adobe hopes a pop-up dialog box will thwart Flash attacks via Office docs (

tsamsoniw writes: "In the wake of the most recent zero-day attacks exploiting Flash Player, Adobe claims that it's worked hard to make Player secure — and that most SWF exploits stem from users opening infected Office docs attached to emails. The company has a solution, though: A forthcoming version of Flash Player will detect when it's being launched from Office and will present users with a dialog box with vague warnings of a potential threat."

Submission + - PC Shipments Decline as Windows 8 Fails to Ignite Market (

DavidGilbert99 writes: "PC manufacturers are in trouble. Despite the launch of Microsoft's radical re-think of its operating system in years, and the launch of dozens of thin-and-light Ultrabooks, people are simply not buying PCs.

Tablets are the big problem with Gartner analyst Mikako Kitagawa saying that when tablets first appeared in 2010, consumers were expected to buy them as companion devices for their main laptop or desktop PC, instead tablets are replacing those devices."

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Submission + - RMS has a meltdown in Brazilian conference ( 2

Billly Gates writes: RMS looses his temper and has a meltdown at a Brazilian speech when the audience requested he stop presenting them in English. He then lost it when he started speaking in Spanish where the situation became worse as they speak Portuguese which is similar, but not identical enough to comprehend fully what he was saying.

Submission + - New Proposal to Disneyify Inventive Activity in the United States ( 1

An anonymous reader writes: Joshua Simmons authored an article for the N.Y.U. Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law (abstract and paper available). The article is a comparison of the developments in copyright law and patent law in the nineteenth century that resulted in copyright law developing a work made for hire doctrine while patent law only developed a patch work of judge-made employment doctrines. The article theorizes that patent law did not develop an inventions made for hire doctrine, because inventive activity was almost exclusively perceived to be performed by individuals. It goes on to suggest that, as patentable inventions today are generally perceived to be invented collaboratively, the Patent Act should be amended to borrow from the Copyright Act and adopt a principle similar to the work made for hire doctrine.

Submission + - Pat Robertson Rejects Creationism (

MightyMartian writes: "From the article:

"Televangelist Pat Robertson challenged the idea that Earth is 6,000 years old this week, saying the man who many credit with conceiving the idea, former Archbishop of Ireland James Ussher, “wasn’t inspired by the Lord when he said that it all took 6,000 years.”

And further...

Before answering the question, Robertson acknowledged the statement was controversial by saying, “I know that people will probably try to lynch me when I say this.” “If you fight science, you are going to lose your children, and I believe in telling them the way it was,” Robertson concluded.



Submission + - The Secret to Iranian Drone Technology? Just Add Photoshop (

garymortimer writes: "Earlier this month, Iran's news agency provided visual evidence that its government had figured out to make a fancy new drone that could take off and land vertically. What they didn't tell us is that they used Photoshop to make it stop taking off from the roof of Japan's Chiba University, which built the aircraft and never had anything to do with Iran's alleged version of it."

Submission + - Hobbit Movie Animals Kept in Unsafe Conditions (

kodiaktau writes: A recent story from the AP relates poor working conditions for animals used in the new Hobbit Trilogy. Workers site the production company keeping the animals left sinkholes open and bluffs that the animals cannot negotiate. Some 27 animals including horses, ponies, goats and chickens have been either killed or euthanized related to accidents on the farm. The farm has been investigated and animals have been moved to another area.

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. -- Dr. Johnson