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Download Firefox, Feed a Red Panda 90

Posted by samzenpus
from the have-a-sandwich dept.
KenW writes "Mozilla has launched a new marketing campaign to promote Firefox: adopting red pandas and putting them on live webcams. The company wants to underline the fact that the red panda is the mascot for its open source browser via a new section on its site called Firefox Live. It's clear that Mozilla is trying to think of new ways to promote its browser ahead of the launch of Firefox 4. The company has been struggling recently as Firefox steadily loses share to Google Chrome."

Comment: Terrorists! (Score 3, Interesting) 276

by LordSkout (#33069188) Attached to: FBI May Get Easier Access To Internet Activity

It seems to me that this is just moving further in the FBI's renewed interest under Obama to go after file-sharers without the need of the courts prove their need. Everybody knows file-sharers are terrorists in disguise, anyway.

ACTA is failing on a worldwide scale, so why not make sure they can move forward in other - easier - ways?


Disputed Island Disappears Into Sea 460

Posted by samzenpus
from the say-hi-to-atlantis dept.
RawJoe writes "India and Bangladesh have argued for almost 30 years over control of a tiny island in the Bay of Bengal. Now rising sea levels have ended the argument for them: the island's gone. From the article: 'New Moore Island, in the Sunderbans, has been completely submerged, said oceanographer Sugata Hazra, a professor at Jadavpur University in Calcutta. Its disappearance has been confirmed by satellite imagery and sea patrols, he said. "What these two countries could not achieve from years of talking, has been resolved by global warming," said Hazra.'"

Comment: Oh, well if HE demands it... (Score 2) 136

by LordSkout (#31245784) Attached to: EU Privacy Chief Says ACTA Violates European Law

*chuckle* The people making ACTA know very well how much resistance there is to their plans, and that's precisely WHY it's been kept secret. This guy isn't even near the top of the list of people in power (Senators and Representatives in the US) who have already demanded transparency and been ignored, so I'm not sure why this is news.

All the political powers not on the payrolls of the media industry are going to make a fuss about this, but they're in the minority, and obviously between Biden and Obama, between ACTA and the newly organized FBI police task force to back them up, this only gets worse from here.


+ - Life Imagined As One Big RPG->

Submitted by Scoop Snookems
Scoop Snookems writes: Will there be a day where we earn achievement points simply by brushing our teeth or high-fiving a friend? There could be, according to Carnegie Mellon professor Jesse Schell. In this video from the annual DICE summit,Schell comments on recent evolutions in gaming before fixating on a concept where our futures evolve into one big RPG. Fascinating stuff, and I hope writing this post nets me 10 points.
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+ - Students Build 2752 MPG Hypermiling Vehicle-> 5

Submitted by MikeChino
MikeChino writes: Think claims of electric vehicles that get over 200 MPG are impressive? Try this on for size: a group of mechanical engineering students at Cal Poly have developed a vehicle that can get up to 2752.3 MPG — and it doesn’t even use batteries. The Cal Poly Supermileage Team’s wondercar, dubbed the Black Widow, has been under construction since 2005. The 96 pound car has three wheels, a drag coefficient of 0.12, a top speed of 30 MPH, and a modified 3 horsepower Honda 50cc four-stroke engine. It originally clocked in at 861 MPH and has been continuously tweaked to achieve the mileage we see today.
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+ - Google was attacked using a vulnerability in IE-> 1

Submitted by brkello
brkello writes: 'From all of the publicly available information, it looks like Google, Adobe and at least some of the other unnamed victims of the Aurora attacks were compromised by what amounts to a relatively pedestrian phishing attack. Security researchers have said that the attackers sent emails and instant messages to specifically targeted employees at Google. When the recipients clicked on the links in the messages, it started a chain reaction that exploited a previously unknown vulnerability in Internet Explorer and installed malware on the user's PC.' Why aren't Google employees using Chrome?
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