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Comment: Is this the RBN successor? (Score 1) 68

by Zappa (#29215499) Attached to: Legitimate ISP a Cover-up For a Cybercrime Network

For those interrested check out some info about the RBN (Russian Business Network) which was organized around an ISP in St. Petersburg, this was a really big operation.

This report lacks some detailled information about the ISP, eg which AS are involved, etc, so one can just react and put them into a DROP List or do an AS-Path finltering. If its an ISP with known AS, you (your ISP) can react.

Comment: Re:Ham radio (Score 1) 176

by Zappa (#26769975) Attached to: Keeping in Contact With Family, From Afghanistan?

Although it sounds quite reasonable for basic communications, I have no idea, how easy access to HAM radio is granted in T6 now, my last information was that is was disallowed for "security reasons" by the mil two years ago.

As you metioned, phone patches are not really state of the art for private communications. I'm sure you can be lucky, your country spent so much money in mil equipment, so hopefully also your private communication issues can be handled well...

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Comment: Re:I use gun. (Score 1) 684

by Zappa (#25870953) Attached to: How to Deal With an Aging Brain?

We need something similar for society. Every year, your employer, doctor, family and friends should send an appraisal to the government. The bottom 10% of society could be put to sleep. Just watch productivity grow! Think of the savings on welfare, health costs etc.

Yeah, great... And those beeing used to do nothing and now get the job will do it better?

And you may suddenly stand in the rain, loose your chance to survive in society will see the unexperienced bring down the company...

Low taxes, homelessness, drug addition, alcoholism eliminated! Only the wealthy would reproduce. Everyone constantly vigilant striving to improve!

What is this? Darwins selection based on the "Free Market" as the one and only orientation?

I strongly beleive in social responsibility for others in form of a health system, care for the old and so on. We are not animals, we are a socially communicating and (hopefully) responsible and caring species...

BTW: Your statement that alcohol and drug abuse would be eliminated is pure bullsh1t. Or havent you seen anything like tis even on the top 10% list you mentioned?

Microsoft

Bill Gates Chews Out Microsoft 836

Posted by samzenpus
from the you-wouldn't-like-him-when-he's-angry dept.
s31523 writes "All of us have one time or another been completely frustrated by certain Windows usability issues, and in many cases our experiences have driven us over to Linux, or kept us there. For anyone that has ever been frustrated, you will be happy to know you aren't the only one. After reading this leaked Microsoft memo from Bill Gates back in 2003, you will surely have more insight into why Vista is a complete disaster due to Microsoft not learning anything from their experiences from XP."
Security

+ - User-Privilege Flaw Hits Vista

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IT071872
IT071872 writes "According to PC world, A security firm has discovered one of the first security flaws to directly affect Windows Vista, a bug that it claims allows local users to escalate their privileges.

The flaw involves Windows' system for managing user security levels, User Account Control (UAC), which was introduced with Vista. UAC is designed to limit the damage that can be caused by mass attacks such as worms by giving standard users limited privileges, a practice common with other operating systems."
Businesses

+ - How Indian Software pros play the hot job market

Submitted by Anonymous Reader
Anonymous Reader (666) writes "It is very interesting to see a narrative on how software pros in India milk the shortage of qualified manpower in the country. With a lot of software development happening there, good people are in short supply as in any other field in any other country. It is a job seekers market and the writer puts in a funny spin to his poor experience."
Microsoft

Microsoft Responds to DOT Ban on Vista, Office, IE 218

Posted by samzenpus
from the words-words-words dept.
roscoetoon writes "From the blog of Mary Jo Foley: What's Microsoft's response to the DOT's charges? A corporate spokeswoman sent this statement, via e-mail: (caution: microbrain double-speak ahead) ... "We respect the customer's decision. As with any of our other Federal customers, it's our job to help DOT maximize the value of its Enterprise Agreement through the adoption of our technology. We are engaged with large, strategic customers across government at every level, and are working closely with them on these products through their participation in our Technical Adoption Programs.""

World Business Briefing | Europe: Turkey: YouTube Blocked Over Content Found Off->

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A court ordered the YouTube Web site blocked throughout Turkey because of a video deemed insulting to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. The ban followed a week of what the news media termed a “virtual war” of videos between Greeks and Turks on YouTube. The largest Internet provider, Turk Telecom, complied with the ban and cut off access to the site. Insulting Ataturk is a criminal offense in Turkey.
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Biotech

+ - Major gene study uncovers secrets of leukemia

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stemceller
stemceller writes "Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered previously unsuspected mutations that contribute to the formation of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common cancer in children. The discovery not only suggests novel methods for treating pediatric ALL, but also provides a roadmap for the identification of unsuspected mutations in adult cancers."
Linux Business

+ - 5 Things You Can't Discuss about Linux

Submitted by gondwannabe
gondwannabe (1028488) writes "Flamebait for the /. crowd? How about The Five Things You Aren't Allowed to Discuss About Linux With considerable chutzpa, an insightful Rob Enderle takes on what he considers five dogmas in the OSS community and explains why they're wrong. Examples: Linux is secure, "communes" actually work in the long haul, and that Linux is "pro-developer."
Slashdot.org

+ - Linux Laptops

Submitted by rustalot42684
rustalot42684 (1055008) writes "What manufacturers offer laptops with Linux pre-installed? I looked at System76, but thought that it is always good to consider other options, and I thought Slashdot would be a good place to fish for [strong] opinions."

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