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Comment: Re:painted into a corner... (Score 1) 403 403

Ah, the Machete Order http://static.nomachetejugglin...
My favourite is actually a slight variation:
4 - A New Hope
5 - Empire Strikes Back
1 - The Phantom Edit (Fan edit version with lots of the hokey crap taken out. Actually makes it a decent movie. It's mentioned in the link above).
2 - Attack of the Clones
3 - Revenge of the Sith
6 - Return of the Jedi

+ - iOS 7 Updates Silently Removes Encryption for Email Attachments->

An anonymous reader writes: Apple has removed encrypted email attachments from iOS 7. Apple said back in June 2010 in regards to iOS 4.0: "Data protection is available for devices that offer hardware encryption, including iPhone 3GS and later, all iPad models, and iPod touch (3rd generation and later). Data protection enhances the built-in hardware encryption by protecting the hardware encryption keys with your passcode. This provides an additional layer of protection for your email messages attachments, and third-party applications." Not anymore.
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Comment: Re:Triple dipping? (Score 2) 135 135

Older article, but talks about how ISPs are making huge margins while actually reducing their capital investments:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...

Two more recent articles looking at the margins ISPs make:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/07/...
http://gigaom.com/2011/05/12/n...

True revenue and profit reports aren't easy to get ahold of for the big ISPs. Yes, I'm sure the profits are higher in higher density areas. No, I never made any comparisons to prices paid in North America vs. Europe and Asia. The fact remains that the big ISPs took huge amounts of money SPECIFICALLY to provide broadband to rural areas. They can't then turn around and say they couldn't do it because the cost was prohibitive due to population density. They knew the populations when they took the money. You make a statement like the big providers are going bankrupt and tell me I have no idea what I'm talking about, without providing any sources?

+ - AOL finally admits they were hacked

pdclarry writes: Anyone managing email servers or lists has suspected for several weeks a major hack of AOL's servers, based on a sudden spurt in spam ostensibly from AOL email addresses (but actually spoofed) and sent to the contact lists of those AOL accounts. Of course, there is a steady stream of such spam from hacked individual accounts on many services, but the magnitude and suddenness of the most recent spam attack argues against individual account invasions.

Well, AOL has finally come clean. Apparently individuals unknown accessed AOL's servers and took screen names, account information including mailing addresses, contact lists, encrypted passwords and encrypted answers to security questions. And possibly credit card information. AOL claims that it affects "only" 2% of their members, but recommends that everyone change their passwords and security questions.

+ - Gearing Up for Android App Development? Here's a Checklist You Can't Afford ->

victoriabrinsley writes: Supported by web giant Google, Android is a mobile operating system that has been embraced by smartphone users residing in different corners of the world. As one of the most favorite mobile operating systems, Android has been equally appreciated by both the mobile app developers as well as consumers.
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Comment: Re:Where's my rate cut? (Score 3, Interesting) 135 135

And unfortunately that's going to be the downfall of net neutrality. Too many people who would prefer to have equal access to everything... until they can't watch their show without it buffering. The big ISPs know that the will to fight is low enough they can do what they want and get away with it.

+ - Majority Of Facebook Ad Revenue Now Comes From Mobile Devices->

jfruh writes: Remember when Facebook, and the advertising world in general, was worried that users moving from desktop browsers to mobile phones would destroy their businesses? Well, Facebook seems to have figured out how to get by. According to their last quarter results, nearly 60 percent of Facebook ad revenue now comes from mobile devices.
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