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+ - Sourceforge staff takes over a user's account and wraps their software installer-> 11

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An anonymous reader writes: Sourceforge staff took over the account of the GIMP-for-Windows maintainer claiming it was abandoned and used this opportunity to wrap the installer in crapware. Quoting Ars:

SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.


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Comment: Re:What's a good router with minimum feature set? (Score 3, Interesting) 30

by Gravis Zero (#49776171) Attached to: Exploit Kit Delivers Pharming Attacks Against SOHO Routers

mikrotik 2011 -- nuf said

mikrotik make routerboard routers, so that would be RB2011

The RB2011Ui is a low cost multi port device series. Designed for indoor use, and available in many different cases, with a multitude of options.

The RB2011 is powered by RouterOS, a fully featured routing operating system which has been continuously improved for fifteen years. Dynamic routing, hotspot, firewall, MPLS, VPN, advanced quality of service, load balancing and bonding, real-time configuration and monitoring - just a few of the vast number of features supported by RouterOS.

RouterBOARD 2011UiAS-2HnD has most features and interfaces from all our Wireless routers. It’s powered by the new Atheros 600MHz 74K MIPS network processor, has 128MB RAM, five Gigabit LAN ports, five Fast Ethernet LAN ports and SFP cage (SFP module not included!). Also, it features powerful 1000mW dual chain 2.4Ghz (2312-2732MHz depending on country regulations) 802.11bgn wireless AP, RJ45 serial port, microUSB port and RouterOS L5 license, as well as desktop case with power supply, two 4dBi Omni antennas and LCD panel- all this for only $129!

Tested and recommended to use with MikroTik SFP modules: S-85DLC05D, S-31DLC20D and S-35/53LC20D (not included)

RouterBOARD 2011UAS-2HnD-IN comes with desktop enclosure, LCD panel and power supply.

Wall mount kit (product code RBWMK) for network closet is available for purchase as an optional accessory.
The RB2011Ui also has passive PoE output capability on the last port (ETH10), this means you can power another device just by connecting it over regular Ethernet cable

seriously, minimum feature set? it has it's own fucking LCD!

Comment: Re:Transparency (Score 1) 103

Voting is an important act in a democracy, therefore, it is also important to give it enough time and ritual to perform it.

yet people in the US still have to take time off from work to vote. they need to make it a national holiday if they actually want to increase voter participation.

Comment: Re:Kaspersky is not special (Score 0) 288

Their program will slow down your computer with all kinds of security theater "features", but like any other antivirus, it will fail to root out most viruses written in the past 8 years once they've been executed and implanted themselves as a rootkit.

you make a compelling argument for why most windows users are morons!

Comment: Re:What's /. opinion on AV? (Score 2) 288

Just wondering if I'm the only one around here not using any AV for a long time.

you aren't but if you are using Windows and no AV then you are a fool.

AFAIK, you can only get your virus on the internet (unless I'm underestimating USB's key viruses).

you absolutely are underestimating USB key viruses! stuxnet infected airgapped computers using a USB key.

Chrome pimped with Adblock and keeping myself far from the "dark side" of the web, I've never had any problem

while this helps it won't keep you completely safe.

Add to this the new lite Microsoft Security Essential (intagrated in Win8) to the lot and I'm surprised those company are still in business.

i'm not surprised at all. windows defender only detects ~75% of malware. at any given time, MS is about a year behind the AV curve.

there is a good chance you are infected with some malware.

Comment: Re:Installation Issue - Try telling Comcast that! (Score 1) 120

Took a month to convince Comcast that the problem was outside in the box and not inside between the chair and keyboard. When they finally sent a technician out, he discovered that the last technician installed the bypass filter backwards.

it wasn't backwards, it was Comcastic!

Comment: if not a weapon the it's for weapon development? (Score -1, Troll) 110

by Gravis Zero (#49723471) Attached to: Robotic Space Plane Launches In Mystery Mission This Week

you know what they do on the ISS? float around and run experiments every day! the only reason to not run the experiments via ISS is because you are specifically doing weapon development. there is no part way anything being worked on isn't weapon related because that's what the military does, make weapons and kill people.

Take an astronaut to launch.

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