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Comment: Top bar is over text (Score 1) 2254

by PadRacerExtreme (#35013030) Attached to: Slashdot Launches Re-Design
The top green bad (Slashdot/Search/Feedback/Submit Story/Options/Account//Log out is on top of the text of the page. This is with Firefox 3.6.13 on Fedora 8 with Flashblock and Adblock Plus. If you load the a page, the green bar is on the top. Then hit space or page down to move down a page of text. The bar is covering the top of the line, so I loose 2 lines of text and need to scroll back up 2 lines every time.

+ - White House Collecting Web Users' Data->

Submitted by PadRacerExtreme
PadRacerExtreme (1006033) writes "The Washington Times is reporting that the White house is collecting comments and videos rom various social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube without notifying of asking for consent of the sites users. This seems to violate President Obama's promise for government transparency and privacy protection. Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said

the White House signaled that it would insist on open dealings with Internet users and, in fact, should feel obliged to disclose that it is collecting such information. "The White House has not been adequately transparent, particularly on how it makes use of new social media techniques, such as this example"

"

Link to Original Source
Operating Systems

+ - Google reviels Google OS

Submitted by PadRacerExtreme
PadRacerExtreme (1006033) writes "It's official. Google has release their OS 'Chrome OS'.

So today, we're announcing a new project that's a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It's our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be. Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010.

Addtional coverage at ZDNet, Stark Silver Creek, and the Unofficial Google blog."

Privacy

+ - US Government web sites under attack

Submitted by PadRacerExtreme
PadRacerExtreme (1006033) writes "Foxnews is reporting that several government agencies, include ones responsible for cyber defense, have been offline since July 4th.

The Treasury Department, Secret Service, Federal Trade Commission and Transportation Department Web sites were all down at varying points over the holiday weekend and into this week, according to officials inside and outside the government. Some of the sites were still experiencing problems Tuesday evening.

There appears to be possible connections to issues in South Korea also. An additional story inidicates that the US Cyberdefense system just doesn't work."

Comment: Fedora 9? (Score 1) 419

by PadRacerExtreme (#28608821) Attached to: VLC 1.0.0 Released
Anyone know how to install on Fedora 9? If you find the install instructions (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-fedora.html), I try to install the rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm and it says I need a Fedora 10 machine.

rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm

Retrieving http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm

warning: /var/tmp/rpm-xfer.hIiu76: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 49c8885a

error: Failed dependencies:

system-release >= 10 is needed by rpmfusion-free-release-10-5.noarch

I am sure I am missing something obvious....

Security

+ - Google Earth shows secret US drone base

Submitted by PadRacerExtreme
PadRacerExtreme (1006033) writes "According to Foxnews Google Earth has revealed a secret US base where Predator drones were being stored. From the article:

The U.S. was secretly flying unmanned drones from the Shamsi airbase in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan as early as 2006, according to an image of the base from Google Earth, the Times of London reported Thursday.

The image — that is no longer on the site but which was obtained by The News, Pakistan's English language daily newspaper — shows what appear to be three Predator drones outside a hangar at the end of the runway.

More coverage from The Times"

Comment: Can turn off (Score 1) 259

by PadRacerExtreme (#26728969) Attached to: Google Maps To Add 'Friend' GPS Tracking
According to the story at CBS News the person can turn it off on their phone at will. The video shows a test with a family. The reporter says the kid can disable it when ever they want and the parents say don't tell the kids that!
Some interesting results, one try showed the dad in the middle of the river!
Media (Apple)

+ - Steve Jobs admits to a hormone imbalance

Submitted by PadRacerExtreme
PadRacerExtreme (1006033) writes "The Washington Post (among others) is reporting that Steve Jobs is admitting that his hormones are "out of whack", but he is not leaving the company.

"A hormone imbalance . . . has been 'robbing' me of proteins my body needs," he said in a written statement. Doctors think this is what has been making him lose serious amounts of weight during the past year, he said, describing it as a nutritional problem. He said that this revelation was "more than I wanted to say," that he would remain in charge of the company and that he would say no more.

A picture comparing 2007 and 2008 is rather telling..."

Privacy

+ - Almost arrested for using iPhone on plane

Submitted by PadRacerExtreme
PadRacerExtreme (1006033) writes "Using 'airplane mode' on you iPhone was not enough for this guy on an ATA flight.

We land and there are police waiting for me, the flight attendant that started this whole thing makes me walk to the front of the plane while everyone else has to stay in their seats and I stand there for 10 minutes. I kind of feel like I am standing in front of class as punishment because I was disruptive, not that this has ever happened to me in school, ok maybe it has.
Told all first person of this argument with two flight attendants and the discussion with the police after words."
Privacy

+ - Google bans political ads

Submitted by PadRacerExtreme
PadRacerExtreme (1006033) writes "According to The Examiner, Google has banned a set of ads critical of moveon.org. From the article:

But he [Ronald Coleman] called Google's removal of the Collins ads "troubling." Coleman says that there is no such requirement under trademark law and that Google appears to be selectively enforcing its policy.
Is this do no evil?"

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