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Comment Re:This is all from the Mumbai terror attacks (Score 1) 281 281

So it's like when you take your car to the dealer and and you pay $50 get fed a line of BS about the car's computer needing to be replaced, and then you take it to the neighborhood mechanic and pay him $10 to replace a spark plug. If a good mechanic was used in the first place, only one guy would get paid. It's a win-win!

Submission + - AT&T Censors 4chan server 13 13

An anonymous reader writes: http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/94pf2/att_is_now_blocking_all_access_to_img4chanorg/ Details how img.4chan.org (home of the notorious /b/ — "Random" image board) is being actively blocked by AT&T. According to the scant details available on 4chan and Reddit there are reports that img.4chan.org has become inaccessible from California to Texas and some reports claim as far east as Connecticut. Supposedly this is to stop a ring of pedophiles, but as one Reddit poster said it best "First the came for the pedophiles and I was not a pedophile..."
Disturbing news indeed.

Submission + - AT&T blocks img.4chan.org from customers-> 11 11

bmecoli writes: "AT&T seems to be blocking img.4chan.net which hosts the infamous /b/ (random) board, as well as /r9k/. Those who have contacted AT&T representatives were told that the site is in fact blocked, so this isn't a technical problem, and all the other 4chan subdomains work fine."
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Comment Re:In Soviet Russia, web sites visit you (Score 1) 216 216

And for those of you who are wanting to tell me "but Firefox just joins all startups into the same process and only gives you a new window". Well, I defeated that by dynamically creating a new home directory on the fly for each startup, populating it with a template set of files Firefox expects, setting the HOME environment variable to that path, and starting the Firefox process. So the scanning of my browser is limited to just what this one I use for Slashdot has visited recently.

If you didn't want to go through all of that hassle, you could have just done:
env MOZ_NO_REMOTE=1 firefox --ProfileManager
It starts a new firefox instance and gives you the option of creating a new profile for a site. Comes in handy for me.
Also check out prism


Submission + - Facebook advertisement violates user privacy

DrIdiot writes: http://www.news.com/8301-13577_3-9821170-36.html?tag=cd.blog writes: "Online activist group MoveOn.org is poised to announce a campaign targeting Facebook's "Beacon" advertisements, which post information about users' activity on partner sites (movie rentals, purchases from online retailers) onto their friends' News Feeds."

Submission + - HP adapts inkjet technology to inject drugs->

carusoj writes: "HP researchers have developed a medical patch that uses thermal inkjet technology found in printers to painlessly administer drugs to a patient. The patch uses microneedles to inject drugs just below a patient's skin and can be programmed to precisely control the amount and timing of each dose that is delivered."
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