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+ - Flash on iPhone?->

Submitted by Entropy248
Entropy248 (588290) writes "In a stunning nose-thumbing to Apple, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Adobe Systems says they can probably port Flash to the iPhone using the public ally available SDK. This, of course, assumes they are able to get an "official" $100 license to do so. I guess there's no reason not to put off buying an iPhone anymore..."
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Comment: Re:You may google my user name, not my given name (Score 1) 160

by Entropy248 (#21786544) Attached to: People Were More Likely To Google Themselves This Year
The benefits are only subtly apparent and difficult to measure at best. It helps if your father has the same name! Since I joined the online community with CompuServe when it was partially owned by New York Telephone, I was always aware of the power of computers. It occurred to me that I could be indexed involuntarily permanently, and so I began using the suffix Jr. to distinguish myself from my father. It still ticks him off that I have WAY more results than he does courtesy of an OLD web page and the numerous sites that have shamelessly stolen my files with credit.

Anyway, when I go on job interviews I assume I am being Googled. Only a stupid employer would not do so, and most of the places I want to work at do not have stupid Compliance Officers. If they are Googling me, I'd prefer to control the results thank you very much. It doesn't hurt that I have a cool past, an industry relevant TV appearance [I'm NOT famous], past interesting magazine appearances [or rich], tons of posts in various news groups (alt.html or comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html anyone?), and a public history of a good life. I feel I not only have nothing to hide, but am proud of my life. Go on look me up and get jealous.

Intel

Pentagon, Intel Want One Set of Classification Standards

Submitted by OSTG Marketing Dept.
Intel is joining the Pentagon and U.S. Defense and intelligence leaders in an initiative to establish one set of classification standards . The initiative will "allow agencies to skip the sometimes-lengthy process used to assign an official classification designation to intelligence data that another agency has already evaluated." "But before the new classification policy is adopted, the defense and Intel communiti
Democrats

+ - Rough Start for First Impeachment Resolution

Submitted by Dr. Eggman
Dr. Eggman (932300) writes "According to The Santa Fe New Mexican, a bill has been introduced in the state senate that would call for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. However, the bill has already come across hurdles in the form of it's committee assignments. I has been assigned to three separate committees, making leaving the Democrat controlled Senate hard pressed to clear them all and make it to the floor before the 60-day session ends. This would make New Mexico the first state to pass an impeachment resolution."
Privacy

+ - Typing Style Can Reveal Identity Online

Submitted by
joabj
joabj writes "Did you know your typing style can serve as a globally unique identifier? Science News reports on how researchers are starting to use people's "clickprints" as digital forms of identification. "It's a bit scary," says Jaideep Srivastava, a Web researcher at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. "The privacy implications are huge.""
The Internet

+ - UN offical says org. not taking over internet

Submitted by kaufmanmoore
kaufmanmoore (930593) writes "Hamadoun Toure, the new head of the UN's International Telecommunications Union says that he does not plan to take over governance of the internet and leave it up to groups like ICANN. In his statement he says that the ITU will instead focus on bridging the digital divide, internet security and standardize broadband communications. When asked about Chinese censorship Toure said that issue is beyond the mandate of the ITU. The full article is here"
Emulation (Games)

+ - The New Age of Javascript Graphics

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An anonymous reader writes " whenpenguinsattack is running an interesting list containing javascript applications showing off the power of the new [canvas] element. This element can be found on the latest Firefox/Mozilla, Opera and Safari browsers. It comes as no surprise to me that IE is not able to run most of them. My favourites: Canvascape 3D and jsMSX Emulator, which exercise the javascript/canvas engines to the maximum. With the upcoming javascript JIT compiler in Mozilla 2.0 speeding up these applications 100-fold, is javascript to become the mainstream general use language, and browsers the mainstream application environments?"
Google

+ - The thing that cannot be Googled

Submitted by tetsuo29
tetsuo29 (612440) writes "So, I'm dissecting a Perl script that a co-worker wrote and not being very familiar with Perl, I have no idea yet what the line "$| = 1;" means. In trying to google for it, I've discovered that "$|" cannot be searched for by Google. Try it. It doesn't even return the standard page that says:

Your search — "[search terms]" — did not match any documents

Suggestions:

        * Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
        * Try different keywords.
        * Try more general keywords.

The results page is the equivalent of Google nothingness. Now, I think that "$|" is somehow related to CGI.pm and therefore probably CGI in general, but still shouldn't the brilliant coders at Google be able to code for this and index this as a search term so that clueless dolts like me can google for it to find out what it means?

So, I ask you Slashdotters:

    * What does '$| = 1;' mean in Perl?
    * Is there a way to google for that term?
    * Has anyone else found any text that Google will return 'Google nothingness' as I've described it?"
The Internet

+ - Jail for EU p2p file sharers?

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The European Parliament will vote at the end of this month on a controversial directive to criminalise infringements of all intellectual property rights (trademark, copyright, patents, etc). Some deputies has tabled amendments to require jail for non-commercial copyright infringements, such as internet filesharing. One of those deputies is Janelly Fourtou, the wife of Jean-René Fourtou, boss of Vivendi-Universal. Other amendments intends to criminalise "attempting, aiding or abetting and inciting" copyright infringements, which could render illegal all filesharing software. Recently, a court in Japan found the software author of Winny guilty of aiding copyright infringements."
User Journal

SPAM: PC World editor slain at California home 1

Journal by Jeremiah Cornelius

PITTSBURG, California (AP) -- A senior editor for PC World Magazine was fatally shot in his home in what authorities said Wednesday was a drug-related attack.

Rex Farrance, 59, the San Francisco, California-based magazine's senior technical editor, was shot in the chest after four masked men broke into his home Tuesday evening, Pittsburg police said.

Philips Recalls Almost 12,000 Flat Panel TVs 173

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the unsafe-at-any-speed dept.
wh0pper writes "Arcing capacitors have caused Philips to recall select Ambilight flat panel (read plasma) TVs. Because the TVs make use of flame retardant materials, damage was only sustained to the TVs and not homes. This is the first time I've heard of TVs having this type of issue. How safe are LCD and DLP TVs from this type of thing?"

FCC Levies Record Indecency Fine 577

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the pay-to-play dept.
Carl Bialik from WSJ writes "The FCC proposed a record $3.6 million fine against a single TV show, penalizing CBS and its affiliates for an episode of 'Without a Trace' that suggested a teenage sexual orgy, in the first batch of indecency fines proposed in more than a year, the Wall Street Journal reports. 'Overall, the FCC's action didn't provide a broad sweeping vision for broadcasters about what is appropriate for television,' the WSJ says. 'Notably, the FCC backed away from an effort to impose higher fines by holding all network affiliates responsible for a broadcast, instead of just the stations that had been flagged by a viewer in a complaint.'"

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