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Submission + - Rendering PDFs in JavaScript (

theweatherelectric writes: With the release of Emscripten 1.0, Mozilla's Alon Zakai has put together a demo which renders PDF documents in JavaScript. He writes, 'I released Emscripten 1.0 over the weekend, which came with a demo of rendering PDFs entirely in JavaScript (warning: >12MB will be downloaded for that page). Emscripten is an LLVM-to-JavaScript compiler which allows running code written in C or C++ on the web. In the linked demo, Poppler and FreeType were compiled to JavaScript from C++.'

Submission + - France Outlaws Hashed Passwords ( 3

An anonymous reader writes: Storing passwords as hashes instead of plain text is now illegal in France, according to a draconian new data retention law. According to the BBC, "[t]he law obliges a range of e-commerce sites, video and music services and webmail providers to keep a host of data on customers. This includes users' full names, postal addresses, telephone numbers and passwords. The data must be handed over to the authorities if demanded." If the law survives a pending legal challenge by Google, Ebay and others, it may well keep some major services out of the country entirely.

Submission + - WBC behind Anonymous Westboro letter (

An anonymous reader writes: According to Anonymous, Westboro Baptist Church was behind the Open Letter allegedly from Anonymous, and then added fuel to the flames with WBC's "Bring it" reply. Anonymous warns don't DDoS, it's a trap to collect IPs for suing.

Submission + - Original Doom Ported To A Calculator (

Anonymous Coward writes: "For years, students could spend their math classes playing various stripped-down clones of Doom and on their graphing calculator, but thanks to MRaklopaz, now they can even play the real game from ID software on the TI-Nspire. A video of the game in action is available there. It seems that Doom is on anything with a screen, these days."
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Submission + - Fox News: IPv6 = six digit IP addresses! ( 3

An anonymous reader writes: Fox News on IPv6: "Web developers have tried to compensate for this problem by creating IPv6 — a system that recognizes six-digit IP addresses rather than four-digit ones". Be sure to get the full story from the trusted science and technology folks at Fox!

Submission + - It Management Fail: Always Blame the Worker Bees

An anonymous reader writes: A refreshing dose of sanity, It Management Fail: Always Blame the Worker Bees counters Security fail: When trusted IT people go bad, which advocates the usual reactive and punitive Big Brother measures for keeping those icky, untrustworthy IT staffers in line. Management really needs to look in the mirror when it screws up, though I suppose the time-honored tradition of shit rolling downhill will persist for as long as pointy-haired bosses exist. (Bonus points for pointing out the propagandistic fearmongering use of "rogue" and "hostage".)

Submission + - Opera 11 release keeps browser relevant, innovativ (

Roberto123 writes: Opera Software today introduced Opera 11, the latest upgrade of its "little browser that could." While it doesn't have the market share of Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, Opera has 150 million users worldwide. The CTO of Opera, though, gives Microsoft credit for finally adopting industry standards like HTML, CSS and Javascript in IE 8 and IE 9.

Submission + - SPAM: Wikileaks saga portraited on sanitary pad's ad in

letsurock writes: This is what i call making the most of the available opportunity. Ad agency from pakistan is trying to make of the most of the wiki"Leaks".

Advertisers in the feminine hygiene business, ridiculing the US Govt incapability of preventing the leak of US diplomatic cable data, tells women that while the US State Department might leak, they don't have to.

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