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Submission + - Retaliatory Hacks Already Underway In Wake Of LulzSec Informant, Arrests (darkreading.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Today's announcement by the FBI of arrests of 'Sabu' and five others connected LulzSec and the hacks against Sony, Fox, PBS, HBGary Federal, is just the beginning, as some members of Anonymous lash back. One source says Sabu isn't the only informant, either.

Submission + - Lulzsec founder betrays! (latimes.com)

thodelu writes: One of the six, Hector Xavier Monsegur – also known by his computer name of “Sabu” – pleaded guilty and was said by officials to be working with the government against his former colleagues. Monsegur was described by officials as one of the founders of LulzSec, an offshoot of the antigovernment hacking group Anonymous.

Comment Re:NetHack (Score 1) 480

The imagination needed, or rather, willingness to put up with the lack of the great anchor that is known as graphics, might be too much strain for a ten year old. I do agree that NetHack and its companions (other text-based dungeon crawlers) are fantastic games and offer countless of unique experiences, but this is an ASCII dish usually served best to those who have had the opportunity to train themselves a little bit more in the areas of thought, language and patience.

Comment Seriously... (Score 2) 49

It's been what, twenty years of top downloaded/most votes lists, and we still can't make a fair system? Shiiit. Android market, the appstore, now this, they all suffer from the same flaws and drawbacks. Why can't some interface/social-schmocial people figure out a way to get this right?!

Comment For those without the patience... (Score 4, Informative) 247

For those without the patience to read this article (which is much longer than I intended it to be when I started!), here are the headline points:

-FreeDesktop.org is broken as a standards body
-Mark Shuttleworth doesn’t understand how GNOME works
-GNOME is not easy to understand
-Deep mistrust has developed between Canonical, GNOME & KDE
-Difficult people are prominent in each of these projects
-Behind closed doors conversations are poison
-For people to work together, they need to be in the same place

Pulled from http://blogs.gnome.org/bolsh/2011/03/11/lessons-learned/

Comment Re:Wall Street rules (Score 1) 299

Change things from *inside* a democratic system? Great idea! How about... we all stop voting! Yeah, that'll show 'em! Lets cancel out their phony elections by not showing up en masse. But oh, wait, according to you, withholding your vote from a system you choose to not participate in because your moral standards don't allow you to is lazy.

Comment Most certainly so. (Score 1) 804

When students try to hide themselves behind a screen of digital hogwash I would instantly dismiss them. If you aren't interested in what the lecturer has to say, why even bother showing up? If you want to take notes, utilize far more superior tools: pen and paper. Beats the hell out of any not-taking utility on any laptop/tablet.

Students should be actively engaged with lecturers, and not be dividing their time between them and their computer.

Comment Most certainly (Score 1) 804

If we're talking about lectures, most certainly so. I would dismiss any student trying to hide behind a screen of digital hogwash, if you're not interested in what someone is lecturing, why even bother showing up? If you want to make notes, bring a non-intrusive pen and paper. Beats the hell out of any tablet/laptop loaded with whatever note-taking utility.

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