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Comment Government kills (Score 0) 827

The reason that universities keep raising tuition costs is because of the abundant number of loans out there and students using them to pay for tuition costs. If those heavily subsidized loans dried up, tuition would eventually come back down. Students couldn't get loans, and couldn't pay the prices and the number of students going to school would slow down and universities would start to feel the hit. When there is a basically infinite supply of cheap money (government loans), then there is ZERO reason for universities to lower tuition. In fact, they would be stupid to do so.

Comment Re:Need public effort for Amendment to Constitutio (Score 0) 528

Some people are actually gullible enough to think that "net neutrality" is the intention of the bill to begin with. The intention is to slowly but surely allow the government to sensor the internet. Just look at what the UN is proposing today.
Just because you oppose the government getting it's hands on freedom of the internet, doesn't make you a corporate love child. Wake the hell up people. The government is the root of almost all the problems we have today. If you don't like Comcast...stop paying them money. Go elsewhere. duh. There are always alternatives to suckballs corporations, but when the government get's it's hands on you...you are a slave to it.

Comment RUN! (Score 0) 293

After Learning the Syntax, the VERY next thing to do is run far far away from Java. It's a disaster of a platform. RUN!!! Save yourself.
If you really enjoy pain, then use Java. If you like making the simple problems very complex, use Java. If you like waiting for app servers to restart a lot...use Java. If you like lots of
complicated and noisy xml files just to do simple things, use Java. If you like using lots of resources to serve up simple pages, use Java. Other than that...Java is great!

Comment uhhh (Score 0) 369

"Findings from the report point to the continued growth of attacks through Web applications. Web application vulnerabilities continue to make up the largest percentage of the reported vulnerability volume, with roughly 78 percent of all vulnerabilities resulting from them."
That is just stupid. It's like saying the code that the folks at CNN put into their pages is responsible for vulnerabilities in the browser itself. dumb. I think this man is confused between what a web browser is and what a web application is.

Comment Re:SyFy? Sounds like a disease (Score 0) 798

I have to agree. Syfy sounds like a some cutesy pre-teen comic book character name. Then again....this is the same channel that shows 'pro' wrestling ?!!? wtf.

This sounds like the beginning of the end of the channel. They must be following the AIG's of the world.

1. Bring about company FAIL.
2. Get bailed out.
3. Profit.

Windows

Windows Drops Below 90% Market Share 595

ozmanjusri writes "Online market share of the dominant Windows operating system has taken its biggest monthly fall in years to drop below 90%, according to Net Applications Inc. Computerworld reports that Microsoft's flagship product has been steadily losing ground to Mac OS X and Linux, and is at its lowest ebb in the market since 1995. 'Mac OS X... [ended] the month at 8.9%. November was the third month running that Apple's operating system remained above 8%.' The stats show that while some customers are 'upgrading' from XP to Vista, many are jumping ship to Apple, while Linux is also steadily gaining ground. A Net Applications executive suggests the slide may be caused by many of the same factors that caused the fall in Internet Explorer use. 'The more home users who are online, using Macs and Firefox and Safari, the more those shares go up,' he said. November has more weekend days, as well Thanksgiving in the US, a result that emphasizes the importance of corporate sales to Microsoft."
Data Storage

FreeBSD Begins Switch to Subversion 120

An anonymous reader writes "The FreeBSD Project has begun the switch of its source code management system from CVS to Subversion. At this point in time, FreeBSD's developers are making changes to the base system in the Subversion repository. We have a replication system in place that exports our work to the legacy CVS tree on a continuous basis. People who are using our extensive CVS based distribution network (including anoncvs, CVSup, cvsweb, ftp) will not be interrupted by our work-in-progress. We are committed to maintaining the existing CVS based distribution system for at least the support lifetime of all existing 'stable' branches. Security and errata patches will continue to be made available in their usual CVS locations."
Privacy

Submission + - Judge:Man can't be forced to divulge passphrase-> 2

mytrip writes: "A federal judge in Vermont has ruled that prosecutors can't force a criminal defendant accused of having illegal images on his hard drive to divulge his PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) passphrase.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jerome Niedermeier ruled that a man charged with transporting child pornography on his laptop across the Canadian border has a Fifth Amendment right not to turn over the passphrase to prosecutors. The Fifth Amendment protects the right to avoid self-incrimination.

Niedermeier tossed out a grand jury's subpoena that directed Sebastien Boucher to provide "any passwords" used with his Alienware laptop. "Compelling Boucher to enter the password forces him to produce evidence that could be used to incriminate him," the judge wrote in an order dated November 29 that went unnoticed until this week. "Producing the password, as if it were a key to a locked container, forces Boucher to produce the contents of his laptop."

Especially if this ruling is appealed, U.S. v. Boucher could become a landmark case. The question of whether a criminal defendant can be legally compelled to cough up his encryption passphrase remains an unsettled one, with law review articles for the last decade arguing the merits of either approach. (A U.S. Justice Department attorney wrote an article in 1996, for instance, titled "Compelled Production of Plaintext and Keys.")"

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Security

Submission + - Multiple FLAC Vulnerabilities affecting every OS->

Enon writes: eEye Digital Security and US-CERT has discovered 14 vulnerabilities in the FLAC file format that affect a huge range of media players on every supported Operating System (yes Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Unix, BSD, Solaris, and even some hardware players are vulnerable). These vulnerabilities could allow a malicious hacker or even (DUN DUN DUN) the RIAA to trojanize FLAC files that could compromise your computer if they are played on a vulnerable media player.

Source: http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/99108
Additional Link 1: http://research.eeye.com/html/advisories/published/AD20071115.html
Additional Link 2: http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/544656

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Security

Submission + - One-liner to crash IE6->

Kelly Yancey writes: "A Japanese fellow going by the name Hamachiya2 has stumbled upon one line of HTML/CSS code that crashes IE6. The magic line is:
<style>*{position:relative}</style><table><input>< /table> You can try it yourself at: http://hamachiya.com/junk/ie_crash.html. Of course, if you are running IE6 or anything that embeds IE6 as a component, you can expect it to crash. All other browsers appear to render the code just fine. I think I may have just found a new signature. :)"

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