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+ - Tupac is Alive! PBS Website Hacked.->

Submitted by Horizontal_Mode
Horizontal_Mode (1970618) writes "(CNN) — Online hackers have pirated the PBS website and posted a false story claiming the rapper Tupac Shakur — who has been dead for almost 15 years — is alive and living in New Zealand.
The group — called The Lulz Boat — also posted what it said were passwords of journalists, login information for the PBS series "Frontline" and sensitive information about PBS stations."

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Microsoft

+ - FAFSA Website does not support Linux->

Submitted by Horizontal_Mode
Horizontal_Mode (1970618) writes "I was thinking about going back to college for the 2011-2012 year and upon beginning my application I was told browsers on Linux were unsupported. You can get around it by changing your User Agent string, but I'm not sure I want to "lie" while applying for money. I guess the Microsoft tax applies to Federal Student Aid as well. Grrr"
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Comment: Holodeck? (Score 1) 643

by Horizontal_Mode (#35668860) Attached to: MS Global Strategy Chief: Tablets Are a Fad
As for desktops, Mundie had a bold prediction: "I believe the successor to the desktop is the room, that instead of thinking that the computer is just something on the desk that you go and sit in front of, [in the] future basically the whole room is the computer and you go in it."

Holo-addiction here I come!

Comment: Other countries affected... (Score 2) 69

by Horizontal_Mode (#35661682) Attached to: Microsoft Denies HTTPS Shutdown Was Intentional
From TFA: "The HTTPS option had also been disabled in Congo, Myanmar, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan."

"Hotmail users in the affected countries can turn the always-use-HTTPS feature back on by changing the country in their profile to any of the countries in which this feature has not been disabled, such as the United States, Germany, France, Israel or Turkey,"
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Sounds "regional" to me *cough*

Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts down the system for days.

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