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Submission + - New Firefox Vulnerability Unexploitable (

An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla security blog indicates that the recently publicized very long Unicode string vulnerability is not exploitable. According to the blog post by Mozilla's VP Engineering, "while these strings can result in crashes of some versions of Firefox, the reports by press and various security agencies have incorrectly indicated that this is an exploitable bug."
The Almighty Buck

Submission + - Adblock: Adapt or Die ( writes: "An editorial from Network Performance Daily on the current controversy over Adblock. FTA:

"It is true that Adblock blocks ads — and therefore, revenue. It is also true that it's a piece of software that runs on the client's computer — and the only person that should decide what software runs on the computer should be the owner of the computer.... Capitalism makes no guarantees whether your business model will succeed from one day to the next. Adapt or die.... The current business model of annoying the person you want to buy your product is failing."


States Seek Laws to Curb Online Bullying 251

An anonymous reader writes to tell us that many states are considering laws to help crack down on "cyberbullying". "Steven Brown, executive director of the Rhode Island branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, said it will be difficult to draft a cyberbullying law that doesn't infringe on free-speech rights. 'The fact that two teenagers say nasty things about each other is a part of growing up,' he said. 'How much authority does a school have to monitor, regulate and punish activities occurring inside a student's home?' In Arkansas, the state Senate this month passed a bill calling on school districts to set up policies to address cyberbullying only after it was amended to settle concerns about students' free-speech rights."

US Not Getting Money's Worth From ISS 217

greysky writes "On the 45th anniversary of his first trip into space, astronaut John Glenn says the U.S. is not getting it's money's worth out of the International Space Station. From the article: "Diverting money from the orbiting research outpost to President Bush's goal of sending astronauts back to the moon and eventually on to Mars is preventing some scientific experiments on the space station"."

Comment Microsoft paradigm shift? (Score 1) 29

With this announcement and the recent release of VirtualPC for free download...
Are we seeing some kind of paradigm shift from Microsoft here? Or is it merely an attempt to increase recently waning market share?

Either way, this seems like it can only be good for consumers.

/me eagerly awaits free download of Windows Vista... ;-)

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. -- Dr. Johnson