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Comment: Re:I call BS (Score 1) 471

by Jody Goldberg (#21163571) Attached to: GNOME Foundation Helping OOXML?
I am somewhat down on ODF this week because the irritation of trying to implement it is fresh. OOX pisses me off just as much when working there :-)
Which, at the end of the day, is the point. Both formats have serious flaws. Flaws that reflect their parentage. I don't see either as being far enough along to have been blessed as international standards. However, OOX easily surpasses that bar set by ODF 1.0. We're apply a double standard (pun fully intended).

+ - serious flaw in Firefox 2.0 and Opera 9.1

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crazylittlebear writes "Firefox 2.0 and Opera 9.1 have serious bug, which allows to read disc data (e.g. directory listing, contents of text files) from any computer. If you download HTML file do disc and open it from your computer, with JavaScript turned on, your disc can be scanned by someone else. As described on, the flaw is not present in Internet Explorer 6 or 7. It is not only possible to send a file o directory listing from computer. The exploit or backdoor that uses this bug is extremely easy to write. With more complicated code an attacker can establish a full connection to a computer and can browse victim's disc nearly as easy as with local file manager..."
Hardware Hacking

+ - Army of Davids beats Pentagon procurement

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chris-chittleborough writes "The Wall Street Journal reports that 'a Marine officer in Iraq, a small network-design company in California, a nonprofit troop-support group, a blogger and other undeterrable folk designed a handheld insurgent-identification device, built it, shipped it and deployed it in [Iraq] in 30 days.' Compare this to the Automated Biometric Identification System, a multi-megabuck Pentagon project now 2 years old. It's a striking example of 'How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths'."

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