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Comment: Re:The best part of the article is at the bottom (Score 1) 555

by johnmoe (#43721457) Attached to: N. Carolina May Ban Tesla Sales To Prevent "Unfair Competition"

Is it OK to talk about a candidate you support? A letter to the editor? How about putting up a sign in your yard? A tweet? A blog post? A website? A billboard? A radio ad? A tv ad? Where do you draw the line? I'm not trying to say that I think drawing a line is impossible, I am just not sure where one would draw it.

Businesses

+ - FDIC closes Netbank, Inc.

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "One of the first and best, in my opinion, internet banks in the country was closed by the FDIC today. Being a loyal customer for 8 years, I am saddened that an institution that provided me with so much great service and a cool, hi tech way [early 2000 way at least] to conduct my financial transactions is shutting down. Seems that mortgage defaults are to blame. Here's the link to the story and the defunct web page... http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200709281658DOWJONESDJONLINE000790_FORTUNE5.htm http://www.netbank.com/"
Security

+ - "Chroot Is Not and Never Has Been a Security T->

Submitted by Hyena
Hyena (666) writes "Linux guru Alan Cox is quoted as saying 'chroot is not and never has been a security tool' in a KernelTrap article summarizing a lengthy thread on the Linux Kernel mailing list. The discussion began with a patch attempting to 'fix a security hole' in the Unix chroot command, trying to improve the ability of chroot to contain a process. When it was pointed out that people have been using chroot as a security tool for years, another kernel hacker retorted, 'incompetent people implementing security solutions are a real problem.' A quick search on the terms 'chroot+security' quickly reveals that many people have long thought (wrongly) that chroot's purpose was for improving security."
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Security

+ - Keyless Door Locks

Submitted by TheFourthDoctor
TheFourthDoctor (1154865) writes "I'm in the process of changing the door locks for my home and decided that it might be time to go keyless. Having a couple of kids and the occasional pet-sitter I thought that it would be an ideal solution. Electronic keyless locks have options for multiple codes (meaning that I could give separate codes to the kids and the sitter) and some even allow setting specific times that codes can be used. There are even fingerprint locks available. Being a paranoid IT guy, however, I'm a bit concerned about getting a lock that has some vulnerability that makes it easy to circumvent, and finding reliable information on the Internet has so far been a frustrating ordeal. Are there any Slashdotters that have any experience with these types of locks that can help shed some light on what I should consider getting?"
Graphics

+ - Content-aware image resizing-> 2

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An anonymous reader writes "At the SIGGRAPH 2007 conference in San Diego two Israeli professors, Shai Avidan and Ariel Shamir, have demonstrated a new method to shrink images. The method called 'Seam Carving for Content-Aware Image Resizing' figures out which parts of an image are less significant. This makes it possible to change the aspect-ratio of an image without making the content look skewed or stretched out. Watch the demonstration. A pdf paper can be found here."
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