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Submission + - Supreme Court may decide the fate of API's, Klingonese, Dothraki...->

nerdpocalypse writes: In a larger battle than even Godzilla V Mothra, Google V Oracle threatens not only Japan but the entire Nerd World. What is at stake is how a language can be patented. This affects not just programming languages, API's, and everything that runs..well...everything, but also the copyright status of new languages such as Klingon and Dothraki
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Submission + - US Bombs ISIS Command Center After 'Moron' Posts Selfie Online 1 1

HughPickens.com writes: Brian Everstine writes at Air Force Times that US intelligence officers were able to locate and bomb an Islamic State command center based on a photo and comments in social media. "The [airmen are] combing through social media and they see some moron standing at this command," said Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command. "And in some social media, open forum, bragging about command and control capabilities for Da'esh, ISIL, And these guys go 'ah, we got an in.' So they do some work, long story short, about 22 hours later through that very building, three JDAMS take that entire building out. Through social media. It was a post on social media. Bombs on target in 22 hours."

Carlisle was careful to not go into great detail about the how the information was gathered and what additional effort went into targeting those bombs. It's easy to imagine that in addition to the information gleaned from the initial post that the Air Force used satellite and drone reconnaissance data. It's also possible that US intelligence could have actively engaged with the original poster in order to draw out information. Attackers and researchers have shown time and time again that simply asking a target for information—either by posing as a trusted individual or using carefully created phishing attacks—works even better than fancy information-stealing digital attacks.

Comment More importantly (Score 1) 8 8

Do you get to listen to the radio at a reasonable volume during the work hours?

HAHA! Just joshin' ya. No, you need a mini fan, or put on some shorts that may hide your boner in case of the aforementioned ladies with less clothing during these warm months. Okay, my wisdom is imparted. Let us rejoice with some bikini pic tweets!

Comment Fun hack of dubious value (Score 1) 105 105

Pretty cute to house it in a child's toy when you can go to the hardware store and buy a universal garage door opener remote for $30 which already has all the codes you would need and instructions on how to open every brand. Then, to get the "loot" (broken things, my awesome gas-power mower, various motoring fluids, sweet Guitar Hero guitars and a drum set (that's got to be worth $8), other low-tech child's toys, a shitty ladder, a shitty mop, and some other really shitty stuff) you merely have to disguise your rape van to look like a laundry delivery service van(or NSA surveillance van, your choice) so you can do your nearby attack, in the middle of the daytime. Good luck with that!

There are some valuables inside the main house, but now you have to break in there too. Still, many folks consider this a viable option than to read some books, get some skills and make better money at a real job, but that's too hard. HAHAHAHAHA!!1! What dopes.

Comment Re:What's there to dislike? (Score 1) 176 176

Because the owners of the aforementioned content fail to supply the consumer, who paid for said content, with a flexible manner in which to share said content via fair use to other devices.

All my content is from my own DVD, TV connection and friend's DVD libraries. And I fully support people who download shit for free from sites like the old pirate's bay. Why? Because the claim of "missed revenue" is a matter of complete bullshit. I have watched movies for free at other people's houses that I would never bother paying to see again. Did I just steal something? No, I didn't, even if I copy it, because I would have never paid for it in the first place. People like you are too black and white to see the real big picture of how a corporation wants to control how I used the products I purchased from them. THAT baffles me, guy. Now, Mr. RIAA or MPAA go make some shit movies for me to share with friends via a USB drive, pinhead

Submission + - Why American Loathe Cable Companies 1 1

HughPickens.com writes: Vikas Bajaj writes in the NYT that the results are in and the American Customer Satisfaction Index shows that customer satisfaction with cable TV, Internet and phone service providers have declined to a seven-year low. Of the 43 industries on which the survey solicits opinions, TV and Internet companies tied for last place in customer satisfaction. “Internet and TV have always been among the lowest scoring,” says David VanAmburg, director of the Index. “But this year they’re at the very bottom.” The study, which is based on more than 14,000 consumer surveys, gives companies a rating from 0 to 100. The ACSI reports huge drops in customer satisfaction for Comcast and Time Warner Cable, following their failed merger. Already one of the lowest-scoring companies in the ACSI, Comcast sheds 10 percent to a customer satisfaction score of 54. Meanwhile, Time Warner Cable earns the distinction as least-satisfying company in the Index after falling 9 percent to 51. Joining Time Warner Cable in the basement is ACSI newcomer Mediacom Communications (51), which serves smaller markets in the Midwest and South. “Customer service in these industries has long been bad,” says VanAmburg of Internet and TV providers. “They don’t have a good business model for handling inquiries with efficiency and respect. It goes back a decade plus.”

Even though those complaints are longstanding, customer frustration has risen along with the ever-rising prices. “You compound all that with the prices customers are paying, and that’s the final straw,” says VanAmburg. “They’re opening bills each month and saying ‘I’m paying how much?'” In an age of over-the-top viewing options like Hulu and Netflix, customer dissatisfaction may increasingly translate to companies’ bottom lines. “There was a time when pay TV could get away with discontented users without being penalized by revenue losses from defecting customers,” says Claes Fornell, chairman and founder of the Index. “But those days are over.”

Submission + - Ransomware script kiddie scared out of business->

tdog17 writes: A criminal coder wrote a kit for ransomware that made it easy for others to encrypt victims' hard drives and then extort money from them in order to get the decryption keys. But when Intel Security wrote about the kit — called Tox — the author got cold feet. Now he or she is trying to sell the whole business.
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Submission + - Nichelle Nichols, Uhura from Star Trek, Hospitalized with Stroke->

fightinfilipino writes:

“Last night while at her home in L.A., Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke,” McGinnis wrote. “She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts.” Nichols, 82, appeared in the original “Star Trek” TV series, which ran from 1966-1969, as well as the “Star Trek” movies. She also played the role of Nana Dawson in the ABC show “Heroes,” and voiced characters in the TV series “Futurama,” “Gargoyles” and “Spider-Man.”


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Submission + - Yahoo killing Maps, Pipes & more->

alphadogg writes: In case you were wondering what it is exactly that Yahoo does these days, the company says its focus is on "search, communications and digital content." The rest must go, and as such, Yahoo today has announced some things it is getting rid of. For starters, the company is doing away with maps.yahoo.com (a.k.a. Yahoo Maps) at the end of June. Though maps will live on within Yahoo search and Flickr in some fashion. "We made this decision to better align resources to Yahoo's priorities as our business has evolved since we first launched Yahoo Maps eight years ago."
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Comment And nothing of value was lost... (Score 0, Troll) 73 73

"We take all potential threats to public and private sector systems seriously, and will continue to investigate (hang out and drink coffee) and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace, except when those posing the threat are the victims who lack any basic Internet security measures and just put any fucking thing online and expect someone else to rescue them when they get breached so hard it's news" -- Fucking Blithering Idiots

Submission + - U.S. Office of Personnel Management Hacked - Again

tranquilidad writes: According to a story in the Washington Post, China hacked into the computer system of the United States' Office of Personnel Management last December. This was the second major intrusion in less than a year. According to an AP story, personally identifiable information of approximately 4 million individuals may have been compromised. The compromised information was related to security clearances and employee records. Using new tools, the breach was discovered in April. The agency's director said, "Protecting our federal employee data from malicious cyber incidents is of the highest priority at [Office of Personnel Management]."

Submission + - Family served arrest warrants for 'disturbing the peace' at graduation-> 1 1

mpicpp writes: Four people who cheered — allegedly excessively — for their loved ones at a high school graduation ceremony in Senatobia, Mississippi, say they've now been slapped with an excessive punishment.

Two weeks after watching her niece walk across the stage at Senatobia High School's graduation ceremony on May 21, Ursula Miller received a warrant for her arrest for disturbing the peace.

"I just called her name out. 'Lakaydra,' Just like that," Miller told CNN affiliate WREG.

Now, Miller said, she has to appear in court or could face at least a $500 fine.

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Comment Bell-End Media, we speak your name! (Score 1) 408 408

Now pipe down you silly bunt. You got your stupid company name out and we viewed it, and now we go back to our lives of overeating and purchasing ever-more-powerful Rascel Scooters to move our pendulous boobs from one fast-food joint to the next!

Blame Canada! Blame Canada!
This Bell-End Media is no surprise, their flapping heads all filled with lies!
Blame Canada! Blame Canada!
Actually all our actors come from there anyway!

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