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Comment: Re:Not sure (Score 1) 528

by dp3n3tr8 (#30351592) Attached to: Will Tabbed Windows Be the Next Big Thing?
I too have found it relatively easy to adapt to the OS X way of maximising windows. However I can not understand why the only method of resizing windows under OS X is via the bottom right window corner. There have been many occasions when I have gone from a dual screen setup to a single screen view on my laptop and have been left unable to resize the window because the resize control is no longer within the screen area. @$^% I hate that.
Security

+ - Mac, BSD prone to decade old attacks 7

Submitted by BSDer
BSDer (666) writes "An Israeli security researcher published a paper few hours ago, detailing attacks against Mac, OpenBSD and other BSD-style operating systems. The attacks, says Amit Klein from Trusteer enable DNS cache poisoning, IP level traffic analysis, host detection, O/S fingerprinting and in some cases even TCP blind data injection. The irony is that OpenBSD boasted their protection mechanism against those exact attacks when a similar attack against the BIND DNS server was disclosed by the same researcher mid 2007. It seems now that OpenBSD may need to revisit their code and their statements. According to the researcher, another affected party, Apple, refused to commit to any fix timelines. It would be interesting to see their reaction now that this paper is public."
Portables

+ - OLPC News: OLPC Give 1 Get 1 Program: XO-1 Laptop->

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wayan
wayan writes "Oh My God! The event every geek has dreamed about for the last year is now here: OLPC XO laptop sales will start November 12th with promised delivery by Christmas in a Buy 1 Get 1 program from OLPC. $399 buys a XO laptop for you and one for a child in the developing world — Nicholas Negroponte's way to keep OLPC demand going when he's not getting government orders to fill Quanta's production line."
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Portables (Apple)

+ - Ticketed for using a hands-free device with my cel->

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scooteristi
scooteristi writes "Full story at: http://db.tidbits.com/article/9180 ...Officer Wright turned his lights on and signaled me to pull over, which I did. "License and registration." Mindful that I had two officers tailing me, I couldn't think of any traffic laws that I had violated: "Officer, why did you pull me over?" "Under Virginia State Law it is illegal to wear headphones," he replied. "I'm wearing the hands-free device that came with my iPhone," I said, and I showed him my iPhone.... ...Now considering that in jurisdictions like Washington, D.C., and New York, it is mandatory that one use a hands-free device with a cell phone, it struck me as very odd that here I am in Virginia being pulled over for using one. Yet...using a hands-free device in the State of Virginia can be legally problematic."
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+ - 5 Things Hollywood Thinks Computers Can Do->

Submitted by Carl Stedman
Carl Stedman (666) writes "Why will Hollywood spend a quarter of a billion dollars on an action movie involving hackers, but won't pay some IT guy to glance at the script to make sure they've got their facts somewhat straight? Don't they get that a good chunk of their target audience notices this stuff?

Here are some of the worst, and silliest examples."

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Communications

+ - Squirrels use infrared signalling to scare snakes

Submitted by arneMan
arneMan (197645) writes "A recent article in PNAS reveals a novel mode of communication between ground squirrels and rattlesnakes. Apparantly, squirrels can scare off snakes by employing a technique called "tail flagging" — frenetic back and forth waving of the tail, "harassing" the snake. Using infrared cameras, scientist have discovered that when encountering infrared sensitive rattle snakes, the tail also heats up, putting even more fear into the snake. Experiments using a robotic squirrel (!) confirms this. Interestingly, the squirrel can discriminate between infrared sensitive and non-sensitive snakes, only heating up the tail if it encounters the former kind. Only the abstract is availabe for non-subscribers, but here is a summary of the article along with some nice pics and movies."

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