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Comment: Re: Not Ubuntu to blame (Score 1) 267

by LocutusOfBorg1 (#47620285) Attached to: Skype Blocks Customers Using OS-X 10.5.x and Earlier
Canonical partner repository does, and they pushed the new skype a couple of days before it stopped worling. So at least on ubuntu the usual apt-get trick should work. The debian download is different on the website, I don't know if it belongs to the same package though (a.k.a. I don't know if it is safe to use the partner repository on debian, you might debdiff the binaries or unpack them to check)

+ - Leaked docs offer Win 8 Pro tip: FinFisher spyware can't tap Skype's Metro app->

Submitted by mask.of.sanity
mask.of.sanity (1228908) writes "A string of documents detailing the operations and effectiveness of the FinFisher suite of surveillance platforms appears to have been leaked. The documents, some dated 4 April this year, detail the anti-virus detection rates of the FinFisher spyware which German based Gamma Group sold to governments and law enforcement agencies. The dump also reveals Windows 8 users should opt for the Metro version of Skype rather than the desktop client because it cannot be tapped by FinFisher."
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+ - Nasa approves 'impossible' space engine design that apparently violates the laws-> 4

Submitted by sirlark
sirlark (1676276) writes "In a quiet announcement that has sent shockwaves through the scientific world, Nasa has cautiously given its seal of approval to a new type of “impossible” engine that could revolutionize space travel.

In a paper published by the agency’s experimental Eagleworks Laboratories, Nasa engineers confirmed that they had produced tiny amounts of thrust from an engine without propellant – an apparent violation of the conservation of momentum; the law of physics that states that every action must have an equal and opposite reaction."

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+ - City of Turin embraces Linux->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Yet another prestigiuos city is abandoning closed source solutions.spending review is the keyword in italian governance right now,so the city manager had to decide whether to upgrade all existing software and hardware(since 80% of its install base is XP) or migrate to an open source solution(it is not clearly stated in the article bit it appears to be replace by Ubuntu). Differently from Munich or Bolzen , the migration in Turin will encompass the whole IT infrastructure and will make the city save 6 million euros."
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Try `stty 0' -- it works much better.