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Comment Re:9th way (Score 2) 284

Actually you just have to craft the http request accordingly:

echo -e "GET / HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: slashdot.org\r\n\r\n" | nc 216.34.181.45 80
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Apache/1.3.42 (Unix) mod_perl/1.31
SLASH_LOG_DATA: shtml
X-Powered-By: Slash 2.00500120110805
X-Bender: You can trust anything!
X-XRDS-Location: http://slashdot.org/slashdot.xrds
Cache-Control: no-cache
Pragma: no-cache
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
Content-Length: 86840
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2011 00:13:38 GMT
X-Varnish: 743390134 743389563
Age: 60
Connection: keep-alive

var pageload = { ...

Submission + - Motorola's Xoom Tablet Has A Built-In Barometer!->

dkd903 writes: Sensors like accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensors etc. are nowadays common in smartphones. But not barometer – in fact, Xoom is the first phone or tablet to have a built-in barometer.

Talking about barometer support in Android, Honeycomb is not the first Android to support it. Google added support support for barometer sensors in Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It would not surprise me if Google decides to use this feature to crowd source weather prediction in the future.

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Submission + - PS3 Pirates Claim First Game Victim->

Stoobalou writes: Despite his insistence that he doesn't condone piracy, Geohot's recently released finagled firmware for the PS3 is at the heart of what we think is the first instance of a commercial game being played from the hard drive of an unmodified PS3.

What looks like a genuine video of vamp-'em-up game Castlevania being booted from the console's internal hard drive has tipped up, but is likely to be removed as soon as Sony

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