msm1267 writes with an excerpt From Threat Post: "While the big traffic numbers and the spat between Spamhaus and illicit webhost Cyberbunker are grabbing big headlines, the underlying and percolating issue at play here has to do with the open DNS resolvers being used to DDoS the spam-fighters from Switzerland. Open resolvers do not authenticate a packet-sender's IP address before a DNS reply is sent back. Therefore, an attacker that is able to spoof a victim's IP address can have a DNS request bombard the victim with a 100-to-1 ratio of traffic coming back to them versus what was requested. DNS amplification attacks such as these have been used lately by hacktivists, extortionists and blacklisted webhosts to great success." Running an open DNS resolver isn't itself always a problem, but it looks like people are enabling neither source address verification nor rate limiting.
There is an interesting article in wired that shows that placebos are actually becoming "more effective" or at least more difficult to make drugs that are significantly more effective than placebo's. It appears that since medicine is so much more trusted now than it was 50 or so year ago, that just believing they are being treated triggers some people's body to fight of the illness. http://www.wired.com/medtech/drugs/magazine/17-09/ff_placebo_effect?currentPage=all
Facebook is valued based on the fact that it has tons of personal information that it can make available to advertisers. Goldman Sachs and others have already bought into it based on this. However, in practice once they do that there will be a huge outcry, people will leave, those that stay will get the government involved, and it will be a huge mess. They can't just tell Goldman Sachs, sorry, we're only worth half of what you paid into, they need to figure out an alternative business model which will get them valued equal to the "sell peoples personal data" business model.
GovTechGuy writes "Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee unveiled new legislation to combat online piracy on Monday that gives the Department of Justice more power to shut down websites trafficking in pirated movies, films or counterfeit goods. The new bill would give the government the authority to shut down the sites with a court order; the site owner would have to petition the court to have it lifted. The judge would have final say over whether a site should be shut down or not. Business groups including the US Chamber of Commerce hailed the legislation as a huge step forward."
There is overlap in the above, but netbooks are for people who have occasional need to use a native Windows/Linux app or need to use peripherals. Tablets are for people who are okay with the apps specific to Android/iOS, and understand they won't be able to run Excel or plug in a printer. Basically Tablets are for people who want a large smartphone and Netbooks are for people who want a tiny laptop.
I hate how people say the iPad is killing netbook sales. Netbooks were only popular because the economy sucked and people didn't want to pay a lot for a computer, so they got the cheapest one they could find. Once they realized that the keyboard was too cramped and the trackpad was too small, they just upgraded when they had the money for a regular notebook. The only people buying netbooks right now are the people who have legitimate needs for them, which is a small market, rather than the people who just didn't have much cash two years ago, which was a fairly substantial market.
Lately Google seems to getting the mindset that if it's not illegal, there's nothing wrong with it, so blame the lawmakers for not writing laws prohibiting them from doing it. Their stance against China was promising, but I'm not sure anymore if that was an actual stand based on ethical motives, or just the realization that filtering search result based upon the moral/political stances of a countries current regime would be too complex for all the countries that would be demanding such a thing.
When I was in Japan last year, people would always talk about how their phones were so superior to U.S. phones. I couldn't understand what they felt was so great about them, some you can watch broadcast TV, but unless you really like daytime TV, or are out a lot with free time at night, I don't see it being that great. Some can double as a transit pass, and can be used to buy from vending machines, and at some convenience stores, but you can buy a small card that does the same thing. Some had high resolution cameras, but with tiny screens, does it matter that much. I guess you could always export or email them from the device, but many people kept a separate digital camera because they were easier to use. When the iPhone finally came to Japan, it was a huge hit, so I suppose they didn't really know what they were missing
ESPN.com has an Insider section that you need to pay to access. It's been relatively successful, they claim to have 350,000 subscribers.
What things constitute art has always been fiercely debated. No one has definitively defined what is art and what is not. At one time there was debate whether photographs could be art. Then it was whether something generated on a computer could be art. As these things gained greater acceptance it was more accepted that they could be considered art. Roger Ebert may be a bit outdated in his interpretation of art, but there isn't any "right" answer.
There is a Firefox plugin that will give a key icon if the domain is signed with DNSSEC https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/64247/
This is mainly targeted at corporate buyers, by pigeonholing android as a "porn phone" he essentially takes them out of the corporate market.
They've probably realized that the amount of energy it takes to communicate with another world would be better expended for other purposes given the limited amount of communication that would be possible
Try find a job at Toyota, i'm sure the million dollars will easily compensate you for the fact that you will probably lose your job by releasing the information.
Manufacturers are looking at Android on netbooks, do you see that as a threat? Do you plan to do any integration with Android or do you feel that it will be limited to a smartphone OS