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Submission + - Ask Slashdot: How do I recover from doxxing?

An anonymous reader writes: I've been doxxed on a popular forum, by one of the moderators no less. The forum owner doesn't care, the hosting company doesn't care. I'm getting bombarded by email and social media, even via GitHub. How does a person recover from this? I don't want to create a whole new identity or shut down all my web sites, social media etc. Can't really change my real name either, at least not without an incredible amount of hassle. The police don't care, and since the forum owner is on the other side of the world it's unlikely there could be any legal consequences, and even if they were they would probably only draw more attention to me. I've tried to clean up Google's search results about me. How do I fix this? What does a fix even look like?

DHS Ends Data-Mining Program 75

ExE122 writes "The Department of Homeland Security has "scrapped an ambitious anti-terrorism data-mining tool." The tool, called ADVISE, was being tested with live data rather than test data without having proper security in place. This program had already been under criticism by privacy advocates and members of Congress. However, according to the article, a DHS spokesman assures that the program will be restarted once the security and cost are re-evaluated."

Submission + - Plastic artificial bone (

pnosker writes: "Researchers at Rutgers University have found a way to create artificial bone using a blend of usually immiscible plastics, both bio-compatible, where one plastic is dissolved and excreted creating an empty sponge-like region for natural bone to grow and a lattice of PMMA plastic for the growth to occur. The new material is undergoing further study and testing."

Submission + - Microsoft delays Office 2008 for Mac until mid-Jan (

i_hate_robots writes: AppleInsider is reporting that Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit (Mac BU) said Thursday that the release of Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac has been pushed back from the second half of 2007 until mid-January. The Redmond-based firm now anticipates showing a final version of the software at the Macworld trade show and conference in January, with global availability to commence in the first quarter of 2008. "This was a business decision based on the Mac BU's commitment to deliver a high-quality product," said Mac BU General Manager Craig Eisler. "Our number one priority is to deliver quality software to our customers and partners, and in order to achieve this we are shifting availability."
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Journal Journal: PageRank and me...

I'm kinda new to the pagerank game but i've been trying to better my ranking of my page.

I know there are a lot of factors but, being rather new, I don't know very much about it all. Have any input/suggestions?

The page(s) in question are:

Comment Re:No source code - OPENWRT (Score 1) 329

There is nothing stopping you legally from working and distributing this project. The only licensing problems I can see is that linksys might try to sue you for distributing their binary-only driver. I have not read the license terms of that drivers, so I do not know if they allow re-distribution of it or not.

Worst case scenerio (for sourceforge), ship the sources without the binary driver. If you decide to not go with sourceforge, there is NOTHING IN THE GPL which REQUIRES you to distribute sources to linux kernel drivers that you distribute with your distribution. There are MANY linux distributions out there that distribute linux binary drivers without source. For instance, any distro which ships nvidia drivers (which is practically ALL of them). This is not a violation of the GPL, as it is legal for you to ship packages with seperate binary files provided they are not derrived from the GPL works. (which they are not.)

Anybody telling you otherwise has no idea what they are talking about. This has NOTHING to do with the GPL or copyright law, and EVERYTHING to do with GPL zealots who want free wireless drivers. I say to those people: if you want it, write it yourself or petition the copyright owner to release his sources.

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Journal Journal: Shit day, what about you?

Just lost my job. Bugger.

We were expecting the news today, one by one each of the staff that where to be made redundant were called to a meeting room to be told.

As a contractor, I was expecting to lose my job, then the news comes around at 4ish, that everyone still standing is safe.

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Journal Journal: useless...

Ahh..the power of slashdot.

side note: my first story submission was rejected! :(

You don't have to know how the computer works, just how to work the computer.