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Comment: Worth it? (Score 1) 227

by doktorstop (#36467512) Attached to: Sunlight Foundation Announces 'Sarah's Inbox'
I bet 50% of those reading Slashdot have access or run all of those Exchange servers... so they are used to the *possibility* to read other people's emails. So what's the big deal? Her minute of fame has passed a long time away. And then, for most of the audience that lives in strange countries like Europe and Asia, who the hell is she anyways?

Comment: Suspicious article (Score 1) 200

by doktorstop (#34885840) Attached to: Russia Moves To Universal ID Card
Just y 2C, but the story looks highly suspicious. First of all, NOWHERE on the website does it say that it will replace the internal passport. Transport passes, social security as a mean of getting services, but in Russia social security number and internal passport are two very different things. Secondly, the website is, I would say, rahter suspicious. Generic Joomla, with even Joomla logos still there (footer, site icon, etc). Looks like something created in 20 mins, providing they had the text. Government structures, although slow, do not work this sloppily. So I would take the whole thing with a grain of salt :)

Apple Patches Massive Holes In OS X 246

Posted by timothy
from the well-it-wouldn't-be-polite-to-patch-windows dept.
Trailrunner7 writes with this snippet from ThreatPost: "Apple's first Mac OS X security update for 2010 is out, providing cover for at least 12 serious vulnerabilities. The update, rated critical, plugs security holes that could lead to code execution vulnerabilities if a Mac user is tricked into opening audio files or surfing to a rigged Web site." Hit the link for a list of the highlights among these fixes.

Comment: Simple! (Score 1) 1146

by doktorstop (#28953705) Attached to: Navigating a Geek Marriage?

You don't need books to read about how a marriage works.
Believe me, all you need is love for your spouse and respect for each other. If you both have that, any problems (yep, don't believe anyone telling you that a marriage doesnt have its rainy days!), can and will be solved.
Don't look into books, look into yourself, and your partner as the most cherished person in the world. That's all.
Hey, worked for my 20 years of marriage, lol!

Comment: bad move (Score 1) 208

by doktorstop (#26955575) Attached to: An Early Look at the NASA MMO

Isn't the goal of a space agency to promote scientific advance for space travel? If they are tryng to get additional funding, they'd better team up with someone serious, like Blizzard, who knows the market, player's expectations and... how to make a successful game.
If the goal is to increase common Joe's awareness that you need to recycle etc, a boring game won't do this either.
Waste of taxpayer's money in a field where NASA has no history, no experience and ... really not such an innovative idea for a gameplay!


+ - World's first Blu-Ray disc camcroders from Hitachi

Submitted by morpheus83
morpheus83 (708114) writes "Hitachi Japan has announced the world's first Blu-Ray disc camcorders, the DZ-BD70 and DZ-BD7H hybrid which packs both an 8-cm BD writer and 30GB disk. The $ 22 single sided 8cms wide 4.5 GB BD-R disc can hold upto an hour of 1,920 x 1,080 MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video and more if you dial-back the resolution. Both the cams pack in USB and HDMI jacks and a SD card slot as well."

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