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Comment: Re:You seem to have answered the question already (Score 1) 300

by alphamugwump (#24143391) Attached to: Gmail, SPF, and Broken Email Forwarding?
This is not always an option. I have shell accounts on machines all over the place, few of which are running POP. If the admin or anybody else sends me an email, I want it to be forwarded to me. I realize there are security issues with forwarding, but it's convenient as hell, and it's a perfectly reasonable thing to want to do to email.
Education

The Impatience of the Google Generation 366

Posted by Soulskill
from the everything-i-need-to-know-i-learned-from-google dept.
profBill writes "As a fifty-something professor who teaches introductory computer science, I am very aware that the twenty-somethings in my class are much more at ease with computers than any other generation. However, does that mean they are more adept at using those computers? Apparently not, according to the researchers at University College London. Their research indicates that while more adept at conducting searches, younger users also show 'impatience in search and navigation, and zero tolerance for any delay in satisfying their information needs'. Moreover, these traits 'are now becoming the norm for all age-groups, from younger pupils and undergraduates through to professors'. The panel makes two conclusions: That libraries (and I wonder what a library will become in the future, anyway) will have to adapt, and that the information processing skills of todays young people are lacking. Why are those skills lacking and, if they are, what can be done about it?"
It's funny.  Laugh.

+ - Jack-in-the-Box Sued Over An(g)us Beef Ads

Submitted by
theodp
theodp writes "CKE Restaurants has filed a lawsuit to stop Jack-in-the-Box from running TV ads that suggest Carl's Jr. and Hardee's use cow anus to make Angus beef hamburgers. In one ad, executives laugh hysterically at the word Angus. In another, the Jack-in-the-Box mascot is asked to point to a diagram of a cow and show where Angus meat comes from. 'We talked about but stopped short of doing a spot on [McDonald's] Angus Pounder,' said the ads' director."
Operating Systems

+ - VM Enables 'Write-Once, Run Anywhere' Linux Apps

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A startup will soon launch 'a kind of holy software grail,' according to an article at LinuxDevices. The dual-licensed (one of which is GPL) technology is claimed to enable more or less normal Linux applications to run — without requiring recompilation — under Windows, Mac, or Linux, with a look and feel native to each. 'As with Java, Lina users will first install a VM specific to their platform, after which they can run binaries compiled not for their particular OS, but for the VM, which aims to hide OS-specific characteristics from the application. Lina comprises a platform-specific application that virtualizes the host PC's x86 processor... A lightly modified Linux kernel (2.6.19, for now) runs on top of the VM. Under the Linux kernel is a filesystem with standard Linux libraries modified to map resources such as library, filesystem, and system calls to analogous resources on the host platform.' Further details, including an entertaining video or two are at OpenLina.com"
Google

+ - Orkut to be censored

Submitted by William Robinson
William Robinson (875390) writes "The popular web site Orkut is planning to apply censorship on its contents. From this news from CNN "And if you have been concerned of web pages with obscenities scrawled over the national flag, or even others criticising the Father of the Nation or the ones negating political leaders — then sit back as these are going to be out of the website soon. Just report these to the Mumbai Police and chances are that not only will the pages be erased, but the creators brought to book for there has been an informal tie-up between the Mumbai Police and the Orkut management." What will be the level of censorship?"
OS X

+ - ProcFS comes to Mac OS X

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Ever since Google released their MacFUSE early this year it's been getting a lot of well deserved hype in the Mac community and some very interesting filesystems are coming up. Though I guess one can get by without a procfs filesystem on OS X I sometimes wish it was there. Well now MacFUSE solves that problem! Amit Singh has released an open source procfs for OS X based on MacFUSE. As you'd expect you get to see running processes as folders with all kinds of Mach task, port, VM, cpu info inside as text files. Things like motionsensor, ambient lightsensor, TPM module, mouse are also shown as files from which you can view their readings. Pretty cool!"
PlayStation (Games)

+ - PS3 losing ground in Japan

Submitted by
Krommenaas
Krommenaas writes "Last week's sales figures from Japan show the PS3 dramatically losing the console battle in Japan, the home market of both Sony and Nintendo. The PS3 loses out 6:1 to the Wii in hardware sales and a whopping 30:1 in software sales (325,619 for the Wii vs. 10,412 for the PS3). Not a single PS3 title is in the top 50 of best sold games, while Nintendo occupies the top 19 spots with DS and Wii titles."
Google

Journal: Google is going to contribute on distcc project

Journal by antenore
From distcc site:

distcc is a program to distribute builds of C, C++, Objective C or Objective C++ code across several machines on a network. distcc should always generate the same results as a local build, is simple to install and use, and is usually much faster than a local compile.

The Media

+ - Could Global Warming Make Life on Eath Better?

Submitted by mikee805
mikee805 (1091195) writes "A lengthy article in Spiegel talks of global warming making life on Earth better not just for humans but all life. From the article: "A warmer climate helps promote species diversity", "We have to take away people's fear of climate change.Unfortunately many scientists see themselves too much as priests whose job it is to preach moralistic sermons to people.", "the only distress the Scandinavians will face is the guilty conscience that could come with benefiting from global warming." Its not all positive however "The world's new drought zones lie in the southern United States and Australia, but also in Mediterranean countries like Spain, Italy and Greece". Overall they seem to conclude that a increase of 2 degrees will have more benefits than anything else."
Role Playing (Games)

+ - Second Life meets Real Life Trouble

Submitted by
Zephida
Zephida writes "The BBC is reporting thatSecond Life is being investigated by German police following allegations that some members are trading child abuse images in the online world http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6638331.stm FTA: The investigation follows a report by a German TV news programme which uncovered the trading group and members who pay for sex with virtual children. The police are now trying to identify the Second Life members involved. Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life, said it would help identify users and pass on details to prosecutors"
Programming

+ - Lack of input validation kills

Submitted by ushering05401
ushering05401 (1086795) writes "Multiple news sources are reporting at least eight deaths across North America due to failures in the calibration and use of pumps designed to deliver cancer medications. The medications being administered are so powerful that once an overdose has occured there is not a way to save the victims life. The case reviewed in this article http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.h tml?id=d296990e-fc05-4b5d-86b4-32d3c2e4be9b&k=6732 3
  describes a woman who recieved an overdose living for twenty two days after the overdose knowing she was going to die.

In addition to the human element, regulators reviewing the cases cite the lack of sanity checks embedded into the pump as an issue that needs to be addressed. Yet another example of technology designed without proper validation testing to account for human error.

The nurses involved in most of these cases are not being disciplined. Regulators cite systematic failures that should have been addressed when the procedures and technology were implemented."

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