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The Courts

+ - Dell Punishes Workers By Closing Call Center

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "After employees at Dell's Roseburg, Oregon call center filed a lawsuit about violations of state and federal labor law Dell responds by closing the call center and stating "the closure has nothing to do with a lawsuit filed by employees of the Roseburg center in February". This act in itself seems to be another violation of labor law due the closure being a retaliatory act."
The Internet

+ - The Pirate Bay About To Relaunch Suprnova.org 3

Submitted by kungfujesus
kungfujesus (969971) writes "The Pirate Bay crew has been working on this secret project for quite some time now. Back in April they wrote a cryptic post on their blog announcing that something was coming. In a response to this announcement TPB admin Brokep told TorrentFreak: "The past, the present and the future. It's all the same, but one thing's for sure, we will radiate for weeks", today it became clear that he was referring to the resurrection of Suprnova. Article Here"
The Almighty Buck

+ - Baseball dubs StubHub to 'resell' tickets->

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coondoggie writes "Today's announcement that StubHub has become "The Official Ticket Scalper of Major League Baseball" (no, they don't actually use that language) brings nearer the day when the NFL will jump into the scalping business, says a former StubHub seller who's only "former" because the New England Patriots revoked his season tickets ... for selling on StubHub. Sour grapes? Or on the money? http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/18074"
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United States

+ - Forensics Expert says Al-Qaeda Images Altered

Submitted by WerewolfOfVulcan
WerewolfOfVulcan (320426) writes "Wired reports that researcher Neal Krawetz revealed some veeeeeery interesting things about the Al-Qaeda images that our government loves to show off.

From the article: "Krawetz was also able to determine that the writing on the banner behind al-Zawahiri's head was added to the image afterward. In the second picture above showing the results of the error level analysis, the light clusters on the image indicate areas of the image that were added or changed. The subtitles and logos in the upper right and lower left corners (IntelCenter is an organization that monitors terrorist activity and As-Sahab is the video production branch of al Qaeda) were all added at the same time, while the banner writing was added at a different time, likely around the same time that al-Zawahiri was added, Krawetz says." Why would Al-Qaeda add an IntelCenter logo to their video? Why would IntelCenter add an Al-Qaeda logo? Methinks we have bigger fish to fry than Gonzo and his fired attorneys... }:-) The article contains links to Krawetz's presentation and the source code he used to analyze the photos."

Novell Bombards SCO with Summary Judgment Motions 98

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the ratatatatat dept.
rm69990 writes "Novell has filed 4 motions for Summary Judgment against SCO, which essentially ask the court to toss the remainder of SCO's case that isn't already being arbitrated between SUSE and SCO. One seeks a ruling from the court that Novell transfered none of the copyrights in Unix to SCO, which is backed up by many exhibits and declarations from people who negotiated the deal. Another, along the same lines, asks the court to toss the portions of SCO's Unfair Competition and Breach of Contract claims pertaining to the Unix copyrights. The third asks the court to rule that Novell did not violate the Technology License Agreement between SCO and Novell, and last and also least, the fourth seeks to toss the Slander of Title for the additional reason that SCO has failed to prove any special damages. These motions follow 2 motions for summary judgment filed by Novell late last year on 2 of their counterclaims."
Hardware Hacking

+ - Your GPS may be too trusting

Submitted by
mi writes "Many GPS devices today will try to scan the FM bands for traffic advisories in the area to display on their screens. The signals, however, are neither authenticated nor encrypted, and one can — with commonly available electronics — construct a device to broadcast bogus advisories. Possible codes range from "bullfight ahead" to "terrorist attack"..."

+ - Why are we still using the Fax?

Submitted by
neverpsyked writes "From CNN.com: On Thursday evening, Lexington, KY police arrested a man who had been wrongly released from the Kentucky Correctional & Psychiatric Center in La Grange, KY. He had been released after prison officials received a fax that "...contained grammatical errors, was not typed on letterhead and was faxed from a local grocery store. The fax falsely claimed that the Kentucky Supreme Court 'demanded' Rouse be released."

My question is this: why is anyone still using a fax machine for anything, let alone to receive and transmit documentation relating to the release of violent criminals? At the very least, shouldn't they be using a fax machine on a secure, encrypted line?"
Operating Systems

+ - Microsoft Admits Vista Failure

Submitted by
mnath77 writes ""With two overlapping events, Microsoft admitted what we have been saying all along, Vista, aka Windows MeII, is a joke that no one wants. It did two unprecedented things this week that frankly stunned us... "What happened is the OEMs revolted in the background and forced Microsoft's hand. This is a big neon sign above MeII saying 'FAILURE'. Blink blink blink. OK, MeII won't fail, they have OEMs whipped and threatened into a corner, it will sell, but you can almost hear the defectors marching toward Linux. This is a watershed..." http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=39 087"

+ - A look at the evolution of meal times.

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Ant writes "History Magazine takes a look at the evolution of mealtimes. Today, people don't always agree on the names and times of their meals. Some have dinner at eight, while others have supper at five. It wasn't always that way. The names of meals and their general times were once quite standard. Everyone in medieval England knew that people ate breakfast first thing in the morning, dinner in the middle of the day, and supper not long before you went to bed, around sundown. The modern confusion arose from changing social customs and classes, political and economic developments, and even from technological innovations... Seen on Boing Boing."

+ - DOD Security Breach

Submitted by
Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward writes "you may want to do some research on this: 1. click on DOD URL http://dodsearch.afis.osd.mil/search?q=Sac&www.YOF AST.org=1&access=p&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&clie nt=defenselink&proxystylesheet=defenselink&ip=999. 999.999.999 2. right mouse click and view source 3. find commercial URL embedded in code. this shows that DOD is presently susceptible to outside influence. image www.YOFAST.org can be changed to NEWS http://dodsearch.afis.osd.mil/search?q=Sac&NEWS=1& access=p&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&client=defense link&proxystylesheet=defenselink&ip=999.999.999.99 9 BUT WORSE: imagine if an enemy state modified the page . . . hope this is useful"

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