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Comment: Privacy, there must be a law? (Score 1) 200

by egnop (#33696510) Attached to: UK Anti-Piracy Firm E-mails Reveal Cavalier Attitude Toward Legal Threats

The emails contain spreadsheets with real people, with real adresses and their IP, containing which (adult) torrent they are charged with.

There are also pdf's containing FULL Credit card information.

By the leak they exposed themselves with private information.

Can't they be sued over that?

The Almighty Buck

UK Anti-Piracy Firm E-mails Reveal Cavalier Attitude Toward Legal Threats 200

Posted by timothy
from the who-would-have-thought dept.
Khyber writes "A recent DDoS attack against a UK-based anti-pirating firm, ACS:Law, has resulted in a large backup archive of the server contents being made available for download, [and this archive] is now being hosted by the Pirate Bay. Within this archive are e-mails from Andrew Crossley basically admitting that he is running a scam job, sending out thousands of frivolous legal threats on the premise that a percentage pay up immediately to avoid legal hassles."

+ - Anti-Piracy firm e-mails reveal firm scam-> 4

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Khyber writes "A recent DDoS attack against a UK-based anti-pirating firm, known as ACS:Law, has resulted in a large backup archive of the server contents being made available for download, which has been done and is now being hosted by the Pirate Bay. Within this archive are e-mails from Andrew Crossley basically admitting that he is running a scam job, sending out thousands of frivolous legal threats on the premise that a percentage pay up immediately to avoid legal hassles."
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Porting Lemmings In 36 Hours 154

Posted by Soulskill
from the first-in-line dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Aaron Ardiri challenged himself to port his classic PalmOS version of Lemmings to the iPhone, Palm Pre, Mac, and Windows. The porting was done using his own dev environment, which creates native C versions of the game. He liveblogged the whole thing, and finished after only 36 hours with an iPhone version and a Palm Pre version awaiting submission, and free versions for Windows and Mac available on his site."

Comment: Why so... (Score 1) 450

by egnop (#32653034) Attached to: Europe To Import Sahara Solar Power Within 5 Years

Far Away?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masdar_City has got 60MWp and will be growing towards 500MWp which can feed 500 million households - strange to see that they have one of the largest oil reserves in the world (100 billion barrels)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldpolenz_Solar_Park has got 40MWp

Looking at the EU fundings
a max of 25% initial installation costs (min 1000 Wp, max 15000 Wp)
then a 0.33 euro per kWh delivered back on to the net

That is approx 0.55 cents per kWh refund

Our energy suppliers MUST take my energy back on to it's net, because gov says so.

Now looking at my roof it's a flat roof so all panels can be placed in optimal conditions which would make approx 75kWh a Year (In the Netherlands) with 100Wp

I can handle approx 15000 Wp on my roof

Initial investment:
80.000 euro

Let's say I'd go for a cheaper solution installed by professionals

1000Wp - 750 kWh/year
+/- 2800 euro investment with the funding already taken off that number

I'm using a stagering 5200 kWh a year and I'd reduce that number with the 750kWh
that would be awesome not?

The fact that those solarpanels on my roof make it a lot hotter it needs extra cooling.

I'd like more funding before I get some people to install those panels on my roof.

That funding can be done if they don't create some third world infrastructure, instead, fund EU first.

Once I get that, EU will have my power without all those changes for infrastructure.

Comment: There is no time to quit (Score 1) 651

by egnop (#31388310) Attached to: Lessons of a $618,616 Death

Allthough I agree a little bit with fluffeh:
- I would ask at what point did HE stop wanting to go through all the medicines and procedures?
- If you ask me, that's when it should have stopped.

I've been through that process with several people that eventually died,

The main thing that keep hopes up is that they will find a cure for the problem within the time frame.

Yes, I know, it sounds like irrational, but missing the one you love is keeping up taking the effort of holding someone alive

And that point, that very fine point is the point where you just keep going, and don't quit.

There is no time to quit until reality and rationality wins in your hopes...

Comment: CPU speed vs memory bandwidth, I don't get it (Score 2, Interesting) 231

by egnop (#31070510) Attached to: IBM Releases Power7 Processor

I can understand why you would get a Power chip for pure number crunching.
But having a lot of data to chew away, I use p-threading for the larger jobs and let the rest of the jobs over to the os.

I was always under the assumption that data has to be delivered to the cpu fast, very fast and since the Power6 rs6000 only supports ddr2 I don't get it.

We recently bought a new rs6000, which has the Power6 in it(still has to be delivered), but the memory is 'only' ddr2, can someone enlighten me why this machine would run faster than my dual Xeon 5560 with triple channel ddr3?

The Xeon box only costed 1/2 of what the rs6000 costed

thanks in advance

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