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Comment: Re:Sad (Score 1) 311

by Thwomp (#34585038) Attached to: Yahoo! To Close Delicious

Pinboard? I just heard about it myself. You have to pay around $7 for an account (the price increases as the user-base grows), however you can get a refund in the first three days if you don't like it.

It has the ability to import from Delicious and, naturally, export your data back out. Thought I'd give it a whirl.

Something in the roadmap caught my eye:

Get acquired by Yahoo and slowly grow useless

Yahoo!

+ - Yahoo! to close Delicious->

Submitted by Thwomp
Thwomp (773873) writes "A leaked internal presentation from Yahoo shows that Delicious, the popular bookmark sharing site, will be wound down. According to Daring Fireball's John Gruber the whole team was let go just yesterday.

It appears that Delicious is just one of the services in Yahoo's portfolio that is going the way of the Dodo."

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Security

G-Archiver Harvesting Google Mail Passwords 462

Posted by kdawson
from the change-password-now dept.
Thwomp writes "It appears that a popular Gmail backup utility, G-Archiver, has been harvesting users' Gmail passwords. This was discovered when a developer named Dustin Brooks took a look at the code using a decompiler. He discovered a Gmail account name and password embedded in the source code. Brooks logged in and found over 1,700 emails all with user account information — with his own at the top. According to a story in Informationweek, he deleted the emails, changed the account password, and notified Google. The creator of G-Archiver has pulled the software, stating that it was debug code and was unintentionally left in the product."
Portables (Apple)

+ - What Would you Ask Steve Jobs?

Submitted by
Pickens
Pickens writes "Chris Howard has an interesting post at Apple Matters where he posits the hypothetical: what would you say to Steve Jobs if you had five minutes with him? Howard says he would first thank Jobs for holding on to the vision that good design is important in computer hardware and software but then he's ask for more USB ports on the back of Macs, an ergonomic keyboard, and a more affordable iPhone plan. "You might want to talk about the '70s, life in the wilderness, Pixar, his top five management secrets or whatever, but, despite my best intentions, I guess I'd probably just babble on like an average user," adds Howard. What would you ask Steve Jobs if you had five, or maybe ten minutes with him?"
Businesses

How Do You Find Programming Superstars? 763

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the can't-beat-a-human-signal-to-noise-filter dept.
Joe Ganley writes "You are a programming superstar, and you are looking for work. I recognize this happens relatively rarely, which is part of my problem. But stipulating that it happens, how do I, as a company looking to hire such people, connect with them? Put another way, how do you the programming superstar go about looking for a company that seems like one you'd like to work for? The company I work for is a great place to work; we only hire really great people, we work on hard, interesting problems, and we treat our employees well. We aren't worried about retention or even about how to entice people to work here once we've found them. The problem is simply finding them. The signal-to-noise ratio of the big places like Monster and Dice is terrible. We've had much better luck with (for example) the Joel on Software job boards, but that still doesn't generate enough volume." What methods have other people used to find the truly elite?
Software

+ - Orrin Hatch - Software copyright violater-> 2

Submitted by
fudreporter
fudreporter writes "Wired.com has an article referring to comments Senator Orrin Hatch(R-Utah) made about downloading copyrighted material from the Internet... Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) suggested Tuesday that people who download copyright materials from the Internet should have their computers automatically destroyed. But Hatch himself is using unlicensed software on his official website, which presumably would qualify his computer to be smoked by the system he proposes. The senator's site makes extensive use of a JavaScript menu system developed by Milonic Solutions, a software company based in the United Kingdom. The copyright-protected code has not been licensed for use on Hatch's website. "It's an unlicensed copy," said Andy Woolley, who runs Milonic. "It's very unfortunate for him because of those comments he made.""
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Security

+ - Bastille linux hijacked

Submitted by fathertedgrinch
fathertedgrinch (1073876) writes "The Bastille-linux project's registration has apparently been hijacked by a cyber-squatter. See http://isc.sans.org/ for information. note that there are two articles there — one describes the discovery, and the second shows the new url for bastille."

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