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Submission + - Serious Flaws Detected in Oracle Database, May Lead to Data Leaks (

KristenNicole writes: "Some serious flaws have been identified in older Oracle databases that could lead to data and security breach. As discovered in Oracle Database 11g Releases 1 and 2, the flaw leaves databases open by sending the session key to the client before authentication is fully completed, this leaves the session open to enabling an attacker to guess the password. The Register has reported on this issue and it looks like a bit of a doozy.

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Submission + - Interview with FreeNAS 8's project lead (

angry tapir writes: "FreeNAS is an open source operating system based on FreeBSD and, as its name implies, designed for networked storage. The project recently celebrated the release of FreeNAS 8, which racked up some 43,000 downloads in the first 48 hours after its release. I caught up with Josh Paetzel, director of IT at iXsystems and project manager for FreeNAS 8, to talk about the current state of the OS, what lies ahead for it, and the relationship to FreeNAS 0.7."

Submission + - Is there a new geek anti-intellectualism? ( 1

Larry Sanger writes: "Geeks are supposed to be, if anything, intellectual. But it recently occurred to me that a lot of Internet geeks and digerati have sounded many puzzlingly anti-intellectual notes over the past decade, and especially lately. The Peter Thiel-inspired claim that "college is a waste of time" is just the latest example. I have encountered (and argued against) five common opinions, widely held by geeks, that seem headed down a slippery slope. J'accuse: "at the bottom of the slippery slope, you seem to be opposed to knowledge wherever it occurs, in books, in experts, in institutions, even in your own mind." So, am I right? Is there a new geek anti-intellectualism?"

Comment No. (Score 2, Insightful) 131

Open source is a concept where people get together write code to solve a common problem they have... they understand that they will not directly profit from the coding, although they may be seen as experts in whatever area their project is in, and they can then profit selling hardware, consulting on implementations, and other things.

If a company hires away all the programmers and then have them do something else so they don't contribute anymore, the project either is frozen, or new developers fork the project away from the original developers and the project moves on...

Comment Re:Also announced... (Score 1) 258

>>>(merely political)

Hardly. The markets are defined by proximity to the stations, and what you would receive it you put an antenna on the roof of your house. According to the map you are not in "over the air" receiving distance of any New Hampshire stations. Your stations are in Burlington Vermont.

I am a little surprised your cable company doesn't provide more-distant stations (like Keene NH or Boston MA). I used to get DC stations even though I was nowhere near DC, simply because the Baltimore Comcast company wanted to provide the extra channels.

Comment Re:Climate change was NO issue in the 80s (Score 1, Insightful) 1011

In the 80's they were getting us all apeshit over a hole in the ozone layer.

In the 70's it was the coming Ice Age.

Each iteration has allowed these Bilderberger manipulators opportunity and experience to refine their forays against reality.

NOAA data is fudged and tampered now:

Comment Re:Awesome! (Score 1) 124

All professors are heavily in to MIPS, and you, like me, and everyone else who's taken Introduction to Computer Architecture, know why.

I had a feeling about it (see all the 16-bit "KIPS" chips designed by college students after having read through Computer Organization and Design). But I wasn't completely sure that MIPS was the ideal teaching model until it was proven pretty much patent-free by Plasma and Loongson.

The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, "I've got responsibilities."