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Comment Re:Software vulnerabilities (Score 1, Insightful) 194 194

"It's easy to point fingers at Microsoft for a faulty OS, but with Apple also suddenly suffering from the same type of security problems, I have to wonder if it isn't related to the choice of application processor."

I'll bet that's why Linux users get so many viruses.

Comment Re:question... (Score 0) 484 484

Think of it this way. Using Linux is like marrying a virgin and both of you staying true to each other forever. One of you could still get an STD, but it won't be from screwing each other. Using Windows is like screwing a different NYC crack whore every Saturday night. You will maybe not get infected if you use enough protection.

You're welcome.

The Courts

Submission + - IFPI Seizes 2,339 Computers in Brazil-> 2 2

I Don't Believe in Imaginary Property writes: "The IFPI reports that they have seized 2,339 computers and made one arrest in their raids on 335 Brazilian internet cafes. Working in conjunction with the Associacao Anti-pirateria de Cinema e Musica (APCM) and more than 600 Special Ops police, they are trying to stem the tide in a country where they allege that 20% of the people are pirates and half the CDs and DVDs are bootleg copies. If true, Rock Braziliano would be proud."
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Programming

Submission + - pugoob Image search tool->

bitlooter writes: "Pugoob is an image search tool. You submit an image and pugoob can locate other occurences of that image on the web. You can crop part of an image and pugoob can find other images that have the part you cropped. It is a model search tool. In other words, it sees one image as a scene and tries to locate the second image (as a model) within the scene. It is based on work done 15 years ago and works remarkably well. Of course the down side is that it is computationally intensive. A running version and the entire source code (Actually the whole Amazon Machine Image) can be found here : http://pugoob.nameserver.googlepages.com/"
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Software

Submission + - Open source has sec flaw every 1000 lines of code

Stony Stevenson writes: Open source code tends to contain one security exposure for every 1,000 lines of code, according to a program launched by the Department of Homeland Security to review and tighten up open source code's security. Popular open source projects, such as Samba, the PHP, Perl, and Tcl dynamic languages used to bind together elements of Web sites, and Amanda, the popular open source backup and recovery software running on half a million servers, were all found to have dozens or hundreds of security exposures and quality defects. A total of 7,826 open source project defects have been fixed through the Homeland Security review, or one every two hours since it was launched in 2006, according to David Maxwell, open source strategist for Coverity, maker of the source code checking system, the Prevent Software Quality System, that's being used in the review.
Portables

Submission + - Asus Says Eee PC is their Most Successful Product->

zephyrcat writes: "Although the big news from the joint Asus, Intel, Sprint announcement is new Eee PCs, Asus also talked about the huge success of the current model of Eee PC, an ultra-mobile computer designed to do basic web surfing and e-mail activities, saying that the Eee PC is their most successful product ever. That means a lot coming from such a huge company. Although ultra-mobile PCs have not been very popular in the past, it looks like Asus may have finally done one right."
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