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Comment Re:In my case (Score 1) 357

FWIW Many years ago a friend of mine dropped my digital camera into the ocean, when I handed it to her to hold while I exited a kayak. (She replaced the camera and the card inside). The card inside, a 256MB CF card, continued to work for almost 2 years after that. I never trusted it and only used it for things I didn't care about, expecting it to die at any moment... but it held out for longer than expected. And that was with salt water...

Submission + - Apple Counter and Contest to One Billion Apps

An anonymous reader writes: Apple has posted a counter of App Store downloads. The lucky billionth gets to walk away with a stash consisting of a MacBook Pro, 32GB iPod Touch, Time Capsule and $10,000 iTunes gift certificate. The App Store now has over 30,000 applications.

Submission + - Time Warner to Offer Unlimited Bandwidth for $150 (eweek.com) 1

unr3a1 writes: In response to a slew of criticism over its plan to cap customers' bandwidth allowance, Time Warner Cable announced new price tiers for a three-state trial. On top of a 5, 10, 20, and 40-gigabyte (GB) caps, the company said this week that it would offer an additional 100GB tier for heavy users. Prices (so far) would range from $29.95 to $75.00 a month, with users charged an extra dollar for every GB more they download, although that charge is also capped at $75. An "unlimited" bandwidth plan, therefore, tops out at $150.

Submission + - Conficker meltdown, ten days later... (kingofgng.com)

KingofGnG writes: "More than a week after the 1st of April, the day when the Internet stood still because according to the press the Conficker worm could have destroyed the net, the infrastructures, civilized mankind and the entire planet things are going more or less as usual: Internet remains a dangerous place but it hasn't exploded like a supernova, and bit are flowing quickly from a part to another one of the planet. The true novelty is that the botnet built up by one of the most complex malware ever finally shows what its true purpose is."

Submission + - Linux CIFS vulnerability discovered (h-online.com)

jnetsurfer writes: A vulnerability in the CIFS client in the Linux Kernel code makes it possible for a manipulated SMB server to cause users systems to crash or be compromised. The problem is caused by a buffer in the CIFSTCon function in fs/cifs/connect.c file being too small. This function is used when the server responds to a connection request for a resource, known as a Tree Connect.

Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"