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Submission 3 Day BlackBerry Outage Spreads to North America->

iONiUM writes: "With increasing pressure on RIM to catch up to the new phones, and the upcoming release of the iPhone 4S, could this three day outage of BlackBerry's service be a nail in the coffin? From the article 'The service disruptions are the worst since an outage swept north America two years ago, and come as Apple prepares to put on sale its already sold-out iPhone 4S on Friday.'"
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Submission Adobe Warns of Attacks Exploiting Vulnerability->

wiredmikey writes: Adobe has issued a warning of a newly identified critical vulnerability in its Flash Player, and that the vulnerability is being exploited in targeted attacks via a Flash (.swf) file embedded in Microsoft Excel (.xls) files delivered via email.

According to the advisory, the vulnerability (CVE-2011-0609) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. [More]

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Comment Re:Uh, why just TI? (Score 4, Interesting) 405

Exactly. If the EFF decides to pursue this to the end, it will more than likely give others pause when trying to stop people from USING their PURCHASED electronic devices.

They aren't talking about "hacking IP". They are talking about using hardware, think linux on Intel hardware. If Intel required signed bootloaders, do you think the law would protect them too?

Comment Re:Pavement (Score 3, Insightful) 712

Asphalt has it's issues in cold climates.

Up here in Toronto, highways are concrete (yes concrete) with an asphalt layer on top.

Every summer the asphalt has to be repaired, leading to our two seasons.

Winter, and Road Repair.

Things may be similar in the midwest but I am only speculating.

Every nonzero finite dimensional inner product space has an orthonormal basis. It makes sense, when you don't think about it.