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Comment: Re:if it doesnt work (Score 1) 464

by DadLeopard (#48726591) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?
I was very near sighted all my life, till I lens replacement surgery. Now I can drive without glasses, but have a bit of uncorrected astigmatism, so opted for tri-focals. With my tri-focals I have perfect vision at distance and have the middle lens for the monitor and the speedometer in the car, and the bottom lens makes reading a pleasure! Blended lenses are a compromise for those vanity won't let them admit to anyone they are over 40!!

Comment: Re:This raises some questions (Score 1) 172

by DadLeopard (#47607685) Attached to: Sony Tosses the Sony Reader On the Scrap Heap
Had a PRS-505, now have a PRS-T1, never used the Sony store after the original registration. All my content is in epub, pdf, rtf, etc. all acquired from places like baenebooks.com kobo.com and my public library. Get Calibre to use as your ebook library software and it will manage your books on your computer and your Sony PRS-T3. The biggest advantage to the Sony Readers that no one mentions is the ability to sort by more than the title of the books, When you have 500+ books on the Reader, it is nice to be able to sort by series, (which the Sony calls Collections), author and date added as well as just the title.

Comment: I've been seeing this a LOT on Facebook (Score 2) 18

by DadLeopard (#46905709) Attached to: Nasty Security Flaw In OAuth, OpenID
I've been seeing this a LOT on Facebook. I myself am not stupid enough to log in to a site I am already logged into, but this has bitten a whole lot of my less savvy "friends"! Seems to be a regular Phishing feature where there is slightly risque picture and when you click to see full size they want you to prove you are over 13 by logging in ! Hah! Not happening!

Comment: I remember him for GEM (Score 4, Interesting) 99

by DadLeopard (#46844699) Attached to: Gary Kildall, Father of the PC OS, Finally Gets His Due
The GEM Graphic environment manager, would have been the world standard, well expect for the "Look and Feel" Lawsuit that Apple brought against it when it was released for the IBM PC and Clones. After the settlement it was so neutered as to be fairly useless! It was a dream to use in it's full implementation on the Atari 1040ST. Drag and drop and a windowed environment way before Microsoft got around to it!

Comment: Wasn't this fixed on the 27th? (Score 1) 231

by DadLeopard (#46411421) Attached to: Bug In the GnuTLS Library Leaves Many OSs and Apps At Risk
Seem to remember an update to gnutls for this problem! http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-... USN-1752-1: GnuTLS vulnerability and a standard update fixes it! Whoopty doo! Kind of why I like that Ubuntu doesn't wait for an arbitrary day of the month to issue updates and patches!

Comment: The New "Standard" business Model (Score 1) 769

by DadLeopard (#46391009) Attached to: The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"
Sell device at or below cost, make sure it only works with your highly, or moderately over priced (ink cart, eBook, razor blade refill, coffee pod, or whatever)!! I this case, I own an espresso machine and can hit the brew button for a second double shot of water for cafe Americano in about the same time as a K-Cup machine! For every day I'll stick to French press and grind my own beans, I own a pump pot carafe, so good to go for the whole day!!

Comment: Re:You mean other than what is installed by Defaul (Score 1) 531

by DadLeopard (#46384449) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?
That is the expected behavior in Calibre! When you open a file with it, it adds that book to your Calibre Library. If you only want one copy of the book delete the file in the original location. It is after all, primarily an ebook library management system. The conversion feature is really secondary, though very welcome since i don't need an extra application just for that! The editing and creation features have been greatly enhanced lately also! If you care to dig into it, it can do some pretty amazing and complicated things with ebooks, most of which Thankfully I don't need to do!!

Comment: You mean other than what is installed by Default? (Score 3, Informative) 531

by DadLeopard (#46380847) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?
That would be Thunderbird, followed by Calibre and Skype. I don't care for Evolution, so Thunderbird which is nice and simple to use! Calibre since I have a Sony Reader which uses epub format, since Calibre can convert just about any eBook format to just about any other one, as long as they are not DRMed, it also keeps my eBook library nicely organized. Skype is because one son lives 800 miles away and another 6,157 miles away right now, and Skype works with MS, Apple and Linux OSes so we can keep in touch and see each others faces once in a while!

Comment: Have you heard of "Burner" Phones (Score 1) 1

Just for places like that, you make a "Burner" email address. There are many places you can set up a free email account that you can access through your main account, and if it turns out to be a problem, just remove it from the ones you watch and let it fill up and start bouncing stuff back!

+ - Melting point of benzoic acid metabolic regulation study for new progress

Submitted by zdy
zdy (3544259) writes "Recently, new found of melting point of benzoic acid metabolic regulation made progress by the research group of researchers. The studies show ICLR family regulation the protein GenR through two different modes for gentisic metabolic pathway genes genDFM and genKH of expression is activated, further inhibiting the expression of own encoding gene genR. cnsdib vbhx
Corynebacterium glutamicum is an igf-1 elisa kit http://www.cusabio.com/bio1-I-... important industrial strain, widely used in the production of amino acids, organic acids and so on, at the same time, it is also studied aromatics catabolism model system. This study shows that in corynebacterium glutamicum, melting point of benzoic acid metabolic pathways Gentisate coding genes located in the operon genDFM, genR and genKH three closely spaced. The IclR Family the regulatory factors GenR in the 3 — hydroxybenzoic acid and Gentisate, under to increase genDFM and the genKH operon transcription, and also lowered it own coding genes genR of transcription.
Western blot experiments showed that the combination of four loci in the this area, GenR the type of affinity and capacity. The binding sites of the two GenR in the genDFM promoter -35 region and -10 region upstream of the -41 to -81 region, and through them involved in genDFM activated transcription, which belong to the simple activation mode of the I type. The the GenR binding sites R-KHn01 (located between -47 to 16 ) and genKH -35 region of the promoter sequence overlap to participate in the increase of its transcription, which belong to the simple activation mode of a II type.
The regulatory protein GenR combined in the promoter region of its encoding gene genR the R-KHn02 sites, it imprinted region extending from -44 to -67, this the sites involved to cut genR promoter activity. In four GenR binding sites in the existence of a consensus sequence, which is composed of a palindrome structure by site-directed mutagenesis studies found that this structure must be involved in the regulation of GenR. These results indicate that in the participation in the the aromatics Metabolism IclR family, GenR exercise of a new function, which is the first two activation mechanisms exist in the gene encoding a metabolic pathway.
The result of this study provide a new theoretical foundation for a further study of 3-hydroxy benzoic acid and Gentisate metabolic regulation, at the same time, increasing the diversity of the the family of IclR regulation mechanism to study the universal law of this family and their model new basis for melting point of benzoic acid."

+ - NIC.py hacked, google.com.py redirected

Submitted by MrJones
MrJones (4691) writes "Last February 20th, hackers supposedly from Iran accessed and modified the www.NIC.py database, redirecting www.google.com.py to another site.
The hackers posted the whole NIC.py database containing full names, national ID numbers, street addresses, phone numbers and more. This is not the 1st time that NIC.py, managed by the 2 most respectful Computer Science(CS) Universities of Paraguay, was hacked.
Since the whole BD was released, local white hats could calculate how much money NIC.py was making annually by charging 44 US$ per .py domain.
The local CS community are urging the NIC.py administrators to do all whats possible to protect the .py domain names since the hack was done thanks to a simple RCE vulnerability.
If they can modify google.com.py, just imagine what they can do to banks and financial institutions. Maybe Google can helps us."

+ - Ask Slashdot: How do you delete accounts that have no obvious way to do so?-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Last year, I registered for a car auction website, figuring that I may be able to save some money by getting lucky with a car auction. Unfortunately, it turned out that the site was a part of a network of hundreds of sites. Unsubscribing to their newsletters was easy enough, but I wanted to purge the account and delete it. That's when I discovered that there is absolutely nothing on their website that tells you how to do so. Worst yet, the reply-to email, "customerservice@auctionpipeline.com," bounced: "Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain." So I called their tech support number. Surprisingly, a live tech support person picked up within minutes, and I asked for my account to be deleted. The response went something like, "Uhm... we... don't... delete.. accounts..." With some insistence, he said he'll pass my email onto someone further up the chain of command for consideration and he'll get back to me in a few days. I'm not holding my breath. So now that every website has an option to sign up and join, but no obvious or established way to delete the account, what can be done if that service refuses to delete that account?"
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