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Submission + - Sourceforge Hijacks the Nmap Sourceforge Account-> 2 2

vivaoporto writes: Gordon Lyon (better known as Fyodor, author of nmap and maintainer of the internet security resource sites,,, and warns on the nmap development mailing list that the Sourceforge Nmap account was hijacked from him.

According to him the old Nmap project page (located at, screenshot) was changed to a blank page and its contents were moved to a new page (, screenshot) which controlled by sf-editor1 and sf-editor3, in pattern mirroring the much discussed the takeover of GIMP-Win page discussed last week on Ars Technica, IT World and eventually this week Slashdot.

That happens after Sourceforge promises to stop "presenting third party offers for unmaintained SourceForge projects. At this time, we present third party offers only with a few projects where it is explicitly approved by the project developer, or if the project is already bundling third party offers."

To their credit Fyodor states that "So far they seem to be providing just the official Nmap files (as long as you don't click on the fake download buttons) and we haven't caught them trojaning Nmap the way they did with GIMP" but reiterates "that you should only download Nmap from our official SSL Nmap site:"

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Comment Re:Packt Book Link (Score 1) 27 27

To get a thorough picture of the contents of the book, I suggest you head over to the LOOK HERE HERE HERE publisher's website HERE HERE HERE LOOK for a complete table of contents as well as information on availability and purchasing. Extending Bootstrap is currently available as a printed book as well as an electronic download.

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 1) 124 124

Here's the "problem".

If you're new to New York City, simply visiting for vacation, or, if you're a born-and-raised New Yorker that still can't point out any other states on a blank map besides Florida and Jersey, then you might also mistakenly believe what the MTA subway map tells you about the city—that it lacks any realistic level of fidelity and Manhattan is the blown-up silhouette of a Motorala RAZR:


The U.K.'s Max Roberts...

Comment Re:I don't want to be "that guy", however (Score 1) 319 319

if you actually try to use Mono for anything serious, you realize how quickly it starts to suck.

I know people who use Mono in commercial environments successfully.

As someone who uses Mono (in particular, Xamarin.Mac and Xamarin.iOS) successfully in a commercial environment, I know how much it sucks. Welcome to leaky abstraction, population: me.

Comment Re:I don't want to be "that guy", however (Score 1) 319 319

which is a struct (stack-allocated...

Eric Lippert would disagree with you:

It is usually stated incorrectly: the statement should be "value types can be stored on the stack", instead of the more common "value types are always stored on the stack".

Comment Re:But can SVN merge a branch yet? (Score 1) 378 378

I fucked up merging a branch in Subversion (I fucked it up, not Subversion) but the mistake I made isn't really possible in Git since it seems idiomatic (in Git) to merge whole branches, rather than ranges of commits.

I'll emphasise again that it was my fault but when I realised what I'd done I was wishing we'd migrated to Git already instead of putting it off.

Comment Re:Yeah right (Score 1, Insightful) 193 193

Ok, that's just total nonsense. Microsoft operating system and applications are, simply put, not known for their stability. I can't even imagine you typing that with a straight face.

Microsoft (or at least Raymond Chen and his colleagues) seem to go to huge lengths to make the APIs in their operating systems extremely stable, from a compatibility point of view. Which I believe is what the grandparent was referring to when he said "write once, works 3 years from now."

Comment Re:then he's going to get sued to oblivion (Score 3, Informative) 625 625

...unless he possesses a Type 7 FFL...

One quick Google search later:

On Saturday, Defense Distributed—America’s best-known group of 3D gunsmiths—announced on Facebook that its founder, Cody Wilson, is now a federally licensed gun manufacturer and dealer. The group published a picture of the Type 7 federal firearms license (FFL) to prove it.

“The big thing it allows me to do is that it makes me [a manufacturer] under the law—everything that manufacturers are allowed to do,” he told Ars. “I can sell some of the pieces that we've been making. I can do firearms transactions and transport.”

Comment Re:Tagged "whocares" (Score 2) 86 86

I take an extremely accepting view of what might qualify as "news for nerds," but this absolutely fails the "stuff that matters" test.

As some other commentator noted, those phrases appear to be being removed from the Slashdot site. Hit CTRL+F and try and find them.

Comment Re:Ah yes, the "the customer centric approach" (Score 0) 236 236

I wouldn't say I love Windows 8, but after running it at home and work I'd say overall it's not worse than Windows 7.

There's some nice performance improvements and generally the operating system works very well. Metro usually keeps out of my way. But that is to say Metro does get in my way every so often.

So +1 in general, -1 for when Metro intrudes.

Any program which runs right is obsolete.