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Comment: Re:It is easy (Score 1) 168

by DynamicPhil (#32070788) Attached to: Chains of RFCs and Chains of Laws?
You should check (in Sweden, with Swedish law): https://lagen.nu/ [lagen.nu]

It's the law, combined with cases from Domstolsverket (Courts Administration). He has a tech description to:

I'll try to translate:
he fetches laws from the Cabinet Office web server, which he converts into XML (XHTML2 med RDFa)

He then retrieves cases from the Courts Administration FTP server, also converts this into XML. (via words "save as HTML", and then converting).

He then compiles all the meta-data from all the documents into RDF -graph. This is used in conjunction with style sheets to create XHTML1.0 pages, ready for displaying in a browser.

finally, indexes and Table of contents are created and the result is hosted on Apache-servers. The code is written in python, with parts in XSLT.

Impressive, impressive work. Which landed him a job in e-gov (I hope he keeps the law-project going!)

Comment: Re:Refactoring (Score 5, Interesting) 168

by DynamicPhil (#32069958) Attached to: Chains of RFCs and Chains of Laws?
Well, someone (a hobbyist) is doing just that (in Sweden, with Swedish law): https://lagen.nu/

Technologically, he has a description of what he does. I'll try to translate:
he fetches laws from the Cabinet Office web server, which he converts into XML (XHTML2 med RDFa)

He then retrieves cases from the Courts Administration FTP server, also converts this into XML. (via words "save as HTML", and then converting).

He then compiles all the meta-data from all the documents into RDF -graph. This is used in conjunction with style sheets to create XHTML1.0 pages, ready for displaying in a browser.

finally, indexes and Table of contents are created and the result is hosted on Apache-servers. The code is written in python, with parts in XSLT.

Impressive, impressive work. Which landed him a job in e-gov (I hope he keeps the law-project going!)

Comment: Re:sneakernet filesharing (Score 1) 288

by DynamicPhil (#31908832) Attached to: File Sharing Remains a Perk of College Life
Absolutely.

As mentioned - the space requirement for copying the most outrageous amount of files can be met with a couple of 2TB discs.

And - more intresting, filling the speed requirement:

We will have SuperSpeed USB 3 going mainstream soon (with theoretical transfer speeds of 4.8 Gbps) .
Lets put that in perspective. Depending on that products (HDD's, controllers, external cabinets) appear which could support these transfer speeds,
we could look at speeds where filling a 2TB disc would take 10-15 minutes. Minutes, guys.

That's 15 minutes to grab 75 single layer 27Bg Blue-ray movies, or 400 5GB DVD .ISO's, without any compression.

Prediction: Sneakernet will be hard beaten, in terms of speed, security and capacity.
Only con I'm able to see is availability, where nothing beats the internet.

Google

Source Code To Google Authentication System Stolen 306

Posted by kdawson
from the crown-jewels dept.
Aardvark writes "More details are coming out about the extent of the break-in at Google a few months ago. The NY Times is reporting that one of the things stolen was the source code to Google's single sign-on authentication system, called Gaia. Though Google is making changes to the system, the theft raises the possibility that attackers could analyze the code to find new exploits to take advantage of in the future. No wonder that Eric Schmidt recently said they've become paranoid about security."
Microsoft

+ - How MS bought an ISO & got Sweden to say YES! 1

Submitted by
Landreth
Landreth writes "According to OS2 World.Com Microsoft Sweden bought the Swedish vote by rounding up Microsoft Gold Partners for the final vote regarding OOXML and by that change what should been a clear NO to a clear YES. To quote from the article:

"To be able to vote all you need is to pay the membership fee to SIS and the total cost for this was 17.000 SEK (2444 USD). Of the 23 new companies that showed up this last minute and where the majority hasn't shown any earlier interest, only Google has a clear agenda regarding OOXML and they are against it."

"Jonas Bosson who participated in today's meeting on behalf on FFII said that he left the meeting in protest and so did also IBM's Swedish local representative Johan Westman."

The article can be found at OS2 World.Com."
Microsoft

+ - Microsoft bought Swedens ISO vote on OOXML ?

Submitted by a_n_d_e_r_s
a_n_d_e_r_s (136412) writes "The vote on OOXML looked fairly secured for a No vote in Sweden. Most in the Working Group In Sweden was against the vote to approve OOXML. Suddenly on the day of the vote more companies showed up at the door, some 20 more companies — each one payed about $2500 to be allowed to vote — and vote they did. Most of the new companies was strangely enough partners from Microsoft who suddenly out of the blue joined the working group, payed membership fees and voted yes for approval.

From being a fairly negative group the working group suddely had a huge majority of yay-sayers who voted for Sweden to approve OOXML as an ISO standard.

For those that want to buy the Swedish vote on an ISO standard — it only cost about $50 000 — its not too much money for anyone that want there own bought and payed for ISO standard.

This has started to brew in Sweden and the newspapers are right now starting to write about the coup against the SIS — Swedens Standards Institute http://www.sis.se/ . The workings groups position can be changed if the power to be at SIS wants to — so its not over yet.

OS2World writes about it:

http://www.os2world.com/content/view/14868/1/

Patrik Fältströms blogg about it:

http://stupid.domain.name/node/382"
Security

+ - Pirate Bay hacked - 1.6 million passwords exposed

Submitted by paulraps
paulraps (1007407) writes "More bad news for The Pirate Bay. A week after a prosecutor announced charges against the file sharing site, hackers have stolen a list of all 1.6 million usernames and passwords for registered users, reports The Local. The group calls themselves "Angry Young Hackers" and they first hit the headlines when they defaced the website of Sweden's Anti-Piracy Bureau. So now nobody knows whose side they're on. Meanwhile, The Pirate Bay is urging users to change their passwords immediately."
Microsoft

+ - MSDN or not?

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "MSDN and sub sites have vanished... dos'ing or dozing techies? — you decide!"

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