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Comment: Re:Classic Slashdot (Score 1) 463

by Scotch42 (#46167101) Attached to: Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost
I guess I will...
I know! this a totaly unuseful comment but an opinion.
I usually don't comment here but lurk at least twice a day for more than two years before registering.
I guess I will have to find another site where I can find news for nerds and stuff that matters...

Comment: ReseauCitoyen.be (Score 4, Interesting) 154

by Scotch42 (#33988742) Attached to: Who Invented the Linux-Based Wireless Router?
we did that at ReseauCitoyen.be several years ago. At that time there was nothing nor on the Internet nor elsewhere... We never claimed invention for that as this was obvious for us who where in the field... But we build some devices... We had some design published as public domain ones in hope to see them builded by corporations. And finally that was the case. So I can not understand that someone is now claiming a patent on such kind of ideas... PS: I'm not an english language native, so forgive some faults in my wording!

Comment: Re:Storage and search can be different problems (Score 1) 385

by Scotch42 (#33489496) Attached to: Best Way To Archive Emails For Later Searching?
The Archiveopteryx solution is the one I have setup for a customer of mine with similar requirement. He has about 600GB of email now... You can access the email trough IMAP with any client or use phppgadmin or any other tools to access the database directly with any custom queries you need.

Comment: not fresh news for me (Score 1) 436

by Scotch42 (#32026918) Attached to: Anyone Can Play Big Brother With BitTorrent

A friend of mine (I'm a debian sysadmin) has developped a tool to find who is downloading a given file in realtime. It is used by police to track chlidren porn downloader in several european contries. It's quite effective and has a long strory of success. I wanted to sell that product to the police of my country (european) to track those guys but they wanted to use it to track music downloaders (our license restrict the use of the tool to track chlidren porn downloaders). We did not agree here but in other places we did. So I know for sure that those kind of tools is around for years...

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One Quarter of Germans Happy To Have Chip Implants 170

Posted by samzenpus
from the identified-coward dept.
justice4all writes "If it means shorter lines at the supermarket, a quarter of Germans would be happy to have a chip implanted under their skin. The head of Germany's main IT trade body told the audience at the opening ceremony of the CeBIT technology exhibition that one in four of his countrymen are happy to have a microchip inserted for ID purposes."
Security

Adobe Download Manager Installing Software Without Consent 98

Posted by timothy
from the plus-one-invitation dept.
"Not all is worth cheering about as Adobe turns 20," writes reader adeelarshad82, who excerpts from a story at PC Magazine's Security Watch: "Researcher Aviv Raff has found a problem in ADM (Adobe Download Manager) and the method through which it is delivered from adobe.com. The net effect of the problem is that a user can be tricked into downloading and installing software using ADM without actual consent. Tonight Adobe acknowledged the report and said they were working on the issue with Raff and NOS Microsystems, the company that wrote ADM."
The Internet

Blizzard Previews Revamped Battle.net 188

Posted by Soulskill
from the find-out-precisely-how-bad-you-are dept.
Blizzard updated the official StarCraft II site today with a preview of how the revamped Battle.net will function. They emphasize the social features, competitive matchmaking system, and the ease of sharing mods and maps. Quoting: "When the legacy Battle.net service introduced support for user-created mods such as DotA, Tower Defense, and many others, these user-created game types became immensely popular. But while Battle.net supported mods at a basic level, integration with tools and the mod community wasn't where it needed to be for a game releasing in 2010. The new Battle.net service will see some major improvements in this area. StarCraft II will include a full-featured content-creation toolkit — the same tools used by the StarCraft II design team to create the single-player campaign. To fully harness the community's mapmaking prowess, Battle.net will introduce a feature called Map Publishing. Map Publishing will let users upload their maps to the service and share them with the rest of the community immediately on the service. This also ties in with the goal of making Battle.net an always-connected experience — you can publish, browse, and download maps directly via the Battle.net client. Finding games based on specific mods will also be much easier with our all-new custom game system, placing the full breadth of the modding community's efforts at your fingertips."

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