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Comment: Re:Website hacked? (Score 1) 192

by Claws Of Doom (#37304068) Attached to: The Register Hacked
With apologies to the reg's admins, I tried to get to a story I was reading earlier on, and got the following in return:

Not Found The requested URL /2011/09/02/samsung_webos_acquisition_no_not_ever/ was not found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.2.17 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.17 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.8.8 Server at www.theregister.co.uk Port 80
Mars

Mars Rover Opportunity Surpasses 30km Driving 86

Posted by Soulskill
from the still-hasn't-found-a-white-castle dept.
Phoghat sends this quote from Universe Today: "With her most recent drive of 482 feet on June 1, 2011 (Sol 2614), NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover has zoomed past the unimaginable 30 kilometer mark in total odometry since safely landing on Mars nearly seven and one half years ago on Jan 24, 2004. That's 50 times beyond the roughly quarter-mile of roving distance initially foreseen. And Opportunity is still going strong, in good health and has abundant solar power as she continues driving on her ambitious overland trek across the martian plains of Meridiani Planum. She is heading to the giant Endeavour crater, some 22 km in diameter."

+ - EveryDNS taken over by DynDNS: update->

Submitted by Claws Of Doom
Claws Of Doom (721684) writes "The users of EveryDNS have been updated with more information about the DynDNS takeover by email. The email says that if you donated to EveryDNS, you will get what is apparently the same service for free from DynDNS.

... anyone who has donated to David and EveryDNS since 2001 will be grandfathered into free Custom DNS hosting with DynDNS.com. Back in 2001 we made an announcement to our 19,000 free Custom DNS users that they would have service for life because of their early adopter loyalty. We promise to honor that same commitment to you. Have no fear.

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+ - Free public wi-fi for Swindon, England.->

Submitted by Claws Of Doom
Claws Of Doom (721684) writes "The BBC are reporting that Swindon Borough Council is to offer free public wi-fi internet access to all the town's residents. Subscribers to the service — to be called Signal — will have limited access but could pay for enhancements to the service, such as 20Mb/s speed upgrades. This fee would be "significantly less" than current broadband suppliers, scheme bosses estimate. The £1m project will be run by Digital City UK Ltd, in which Swindon Borough Council has a 35% share."
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Comment: Re:You Don't. That's the point. (Score 1) 218

by Claws Of Doom (#30084784) Attached to: Recovering the Slums of the Internet?

Car Analogy: If you're doing your own oil changes, and instead of hauling the waste oil to a recycler, you dump it into your backyard, don't complain when you try and sell your house and the highest bid still leaves you $100,000 underwater on your mortgage, or requires you to spend $150,000 remediating it. Your property is worth less than it could have been, had you only been a better steward of it.

I'd hate to see your house analogies.

The Internet

The Internet Is 'Built Wrong' 452

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the because-he-said-so dept.
An anonymous reader writes "API Lead at Twitter, Alex Payne, writes today that the Internet was 'built wrong,' and continues to be accepted as an inferior system, due to a software engineering philosophy called Worse Is Better. 'We now know, for example, that IPv4 won't scale to the projected size of the future Internet. We know too that near-universal deployment of technologies with inadequate security and trust models, like SMTP, can mean millions if not billions lost to electronic crime, defensive measures, and reduced productivity,' says Payne, who calls for a 'content-centric approach to networking.' Payne doesn't mention, however, that his own system, Twitter, was built wrong and is consistently down."

Comment: As an astrophys graduate (Score 1) 276

by Claws Of Doom (#24178979) Attached to: Book Recommendations For Maths To Astrophysics?
I have to confess that sometimes the gentlest intoductions were the best. The most expensive book on my reading list was Astronomy: The Evolving Universe, by Zeilik. I still love reading it to this day. Yes, maybe too many pictures for those that like the heavy stuff. If you really want to understand the basic principles - introduced in an absolutely clear manner - you won't get better.
Announcements

+ - Yoper 3.0 - Codename 'TITANIUM' released->

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User_Program
User_Program writes "The Yoper team, together with lead-developer Tobias Gerschner, are proud to announce the long awaited stable release of Yoper GNU/Linux 3.0, codename 'Titanium'. This release ships with Kernel 2.6.21.1 including the ck-patchset including the SD scheduler, Xorg 7.2, KDE 3.5.7, Koffice 1.6.3, Firefox 2.0.0.4 and a vaste range of other cutting-edge desktop packages. If you want to see what has changed since the rc2 release check out the changelog. This release is available in 4 fashions: The slim cd is approx. 142 MB big and for those who like to build a rather custom system. The single cd is approx. 690 MB big and the appriate choice for the average user. The live cd is approx. 705 MB big and for those who rather want to have installed all in 1 go and also like to preview what they get. The DVD Version is approx. 3.7 GB big. It is purely intended for those who do not have internet at home and really need as many packages locally as they can get. This version will only be available as a torrent seed due to the traffic this ISO will generate. The information about the tracker will be available here approx on Monday 12 a.m. CET."
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Microsoft

Why Does Everyone Hate Microsoft? 1540

Posted by Cliff
from the don't-hold-back dept.
MrSplog asks: "I'm doing a short project on Microsoft and its impact on society. A considerable part of this project has been looking into people's perceptions of Microsoft and the heavily negative bias of that perception. Since Slashdot is one of the world's forefront leaders on Microsoft hatred, I wanted to know: just why do you hate Microsoft? Please be as descriptive and as thorough as you like. Counter arguments and positive comments are also appreciated."

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