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Submission + - Yahoo's Buggy IMAP Server Affects iPhone Too (withinwindows.com)

suraj.sun writes: Maybe Yahoo should have done their homework a little bit more before accusing Microsoft for the data leakage problems on Windows Phone 7. Upon reading the accusations, Rafael Rivera took it upon himself to prove that it did occur on other platforms, the iPhone in this case.

He ran a similar test with the help of a friend’s iPhone and got a similar result whereby the Yahoo servers returned more data than requested. So much for it being a WP7 problem only.

WMPoweruser: http://wmpoweruser.com/yahoo-mails-data-leak-also-affects-the-iphone/

WithinWindows: http://www.withinwindows.com/2011/02/02/yahoo-your-buggy-imap-server-affects-iphone-too-thanks-for-playing-though/

Transportation

Heroic Engineer Crashes Own Vehicle To Save a Life 486

scottbomb sends in this feel-good story of an engineer-hero, calling it "one of the coolest stories I've read in a long time." "A manager of Boeing's F22 fighter-jet program, Innes dodged the truck, then looked back to see that the driver was slumped over the wheel. He knew a busy intersection was just ahead, and he had to act fast. Without consulting the passengers in his minivan — 'there was no time to take a vote' — Innes kicked into engineer mode. 'Basic physics: If I could get in front of him and let him hit me, the delta difference in speed would just be a few miles an hour, and we could slow down together,' Innes explained."

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