At this rate I'll finally be able to have my entire music collection on an iPod without having to compress my music in that terrible FLAC format. FLAC is a "lossless" format but you can totally hear which bits have been squished into the file for too long! That's why I decompressed all my files and let them sit for a week, so that the bits can breathe.
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tomorrow's email from management:
"The good news is removing attractive models from the event is positive progress for our society. The bad new is that we already bought the skimpy outfits for the models, so now you have to wear them."
because solar panels dont generate weapons-grade plutonium?
slashdot devs. please, add a volume slider to the video player! you are the only ones without it and sucks having to adjust your system volume because of one website decided a volume slider was too much to ask for!
The new manufacturing method won't make the wafer any cheaper, but it does allow it to be reused roughly 50 to 100 times, dramatically reducing the per-chip cost and opening up gallium arsenide for wider use.
unless they are going to start buying back CPUs, this development means very little.
there are very few reasons to keep flash installed/enabled. if you must have it, use flashblock but chances are you can just disable/remove it completely. if some site still uses flash to play video, leave a complaint in the comments. those that haven't switched to html5 yet will do so soon enough.
if you still have java plugin installed, you better have a good reason because no (sane) sites use that shit.
a fatal flaw with these faster printers is that they require gravis (a downward forces) to work. gravity is in very short supply here and no, spinning the station is not an option, i got in trouble for just doing a barrel roll!
-- posted by a Robonaut
The debug console interface on Cisco Small Business SPA300 and SPA500 phones does not properly perform authentication, which allows local users to execute arbitrary debug-shell commands, or read or modify data in memory or a filesystem, via direct access to this interface, aka Bug ID CSCun77435.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
Why do Americans automatically accept that kicking the door down and holding everyone at gunpoint is a reasonable response to an anonymous 911 call?
Yes. This is the question that no one asks. Why we tolerate a culture in which police are empowered to kick in doors all the time.
a) Hollywood/media makes guns glamorous
b) it doesn't affect us personally (until it does)
c) there are other issues that are affecting us
d) our leaders have no interest in the matter (with rare exception).
e) out political system is broken
basically, the status quo is really difficult to change because it's controlled by groups of people that only change when members of them die.
And now I believe the black hat hackers should more or less just go scorched earth.
If there's no system left, there's no evidence. Just burn it on your way out.
i feel the same way but for a different reason: if there are no insecure systems left standing, only secure systems will be able to stand. in effect, security by destruction of the insecure. a sharp learning curve but companies will start making secure products that way.
pff... try taking your meds. when parts of the internet go down, people notice. remember syria when the NSA actually did brick routers there? yeah, that made headlines. after finding out what the US gov has been up to, people have become much more interested in the cause of outages. if the military gets caught doing something like that on the american public, there will be pitchforks and torches making an appearance.
a cyber armageddon is super easy to avoid, all you have to do is not connect every damn machine to a network and for the ones that must be, secure them. it's quite obvious that we have the capability to find and exploit weaknesses, so why not use our knowledge and secure those few things that must be connected. we could also be prudent and require (by law) a certain level of software security for dangerous things connected to the internet (if stupid people insist on having them connected). finally, it sure wouldn't hurt if we started teaching things like how to mathematically prove a buffer wont overflow.
And here is the underlying problem with a good chunk of FCC regulation.
Basically, you can do anything you want until they decide it is against an arbitrary regulation. Then they can not only stop you from doing it, but fine you for having done it.
i call bullshit.
Think of the "decency" statues for broadcast TV. Sometimes you can swear (playing Saving Private Ryan) sometimes you can't (some random award show) Sometimes you can show nudity (NYPD Blue) sometimes you can't (Superbowl?) The FCC will let you know you violated the unspecified rules via a fine
well after the fact.
guess what, they have very detailed rules on decency and guess what, it actually makes sense. what is required to be censored is based on context! what context? well, the rating of the show, time it's broadcast and if it's a public broadcast or not and some other things that are well documented. fun fact, if you don't know if what you are going to show will violate the rules, you can ask them!
This is the regulatory regime being imposed on the business practices of ISPs.
the rules they have put forth are exceptionally simple. all they have to do is not limit the speed of the connection based on the connection endpoint. seriously, that's it! they can restrict your speed out the wazoo based on any criteria except the endpoint. want to slow down HTTP traffic? you can do that! however, you can't make it faster for XYZ because XYZ gave you money.
I don't like the big ISPs screwing around with the internet just as most anyone else, but this type of regulation is bonkers.
i'll take "bonkers" regulation over blatant abuse any day. then again, maybe you just haven't read all 300 pages, so you dont really know facts.
NASA has found 462 separate inter-dependencies, less than two-thirds of which have been resolved so far.
sounds like someone deleted systemd from their software repo.
ignoring the law is not a good business strategy because you go to jail or at least court. they should have done what other companies do and buy some people in the government and have the laws changed in their favor.
on second thought, maybe it's for the best.