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Social Networks

Twitter Offline Due To DDoS 398

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the hate-when-that-happens dept.
The elusive Precision dropped a submission in my lap about a DDoS taking down Twitter running on CNet. It's been down for several hours, no doubt wreaking havoc on the latest hawtness in social networking. Won't someone please think of the tweeters? Word is that both Facebook & LiveJournal have been having problems this AM as well.

+ - HTML5 Canvas Experiment->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "These guys built an impressive demonstration of modern browsers' HTML5 capabilities — from the 9elements blog: "HTML5 is getting a lot of love lately. With the arrival of Firefox 3.5, Safari 4 and the new 3.0 beta of Google Chrome, browsers support some great new features including canvas and the new audio/video tags. [...] We've created a litttle experiment which loads 100 tweets related to HTML5 and displays them using a javascript-based particle engine." Who needs Flash anyway?"
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Comment: Re:Strange, I've been gaming in Linux for years. (Score 4, Insightful) 315

by Stephan Seidt (#20060663) Attached to: The Completely Fair Scheduler's Impact On Games
Performance improvements could come from i.e. unsupported and thus unvirtualized eye-candy DirectX features which would have a negative impact on performance under normal circumstances. Anyway, afaik all the mentioned games have OpenGL renderers, but I assume that you use the stanard DirectX renderer in World of Warcraft.

On the other hand, performance drawbacks because of wine's virtualization are very small but naturally they do exist. Adding an extra layer of wrapping takes time. Of course, maybe wine's handling of win32-specific calls and systems is more efficient than Microsoft's implementation in their operating systems ;-)
XBox (Games)

Xbox Hypervisor Security Protection Hacked 232

Posted by samzenpus
from the they're-in dept.
ACTRAiSER writes "A recent Post on Bugtraq claims the hack of the Xbox 360 Security Protection Hypervisor. It includes sample code as well." From Bugtraq "We have discovered a vulnerability in the Xbox 360 hypervisor that allows privilege escalation into hypervisor mode. Together with a method to inject data into non-privileged memory areas, this vulnerability allows an attacker with physical access to an Xbox 360 to run arbitrary code such as alternative operating systems with full privileges and full hardware access."

Whoever dies with the most toys wins.