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Comment: Re:Who is getting ripped off here? (Score 1) 106

by jours (#44609211) Attached to: Instagram "Likes" Worth More Than Stolen Credit Cards
That's why I said "almost all." Many will see it immediately, most will see it eventually, and some may never see it. Still far, far better than sending to an e-mail list or hoping the user will (register and then) post in your comments section. It works and we prove it every day. And if it builds Facebook's business then all the better.

+ - Gravity Theory Mod May Rule Out Dark Matter 2

Submitted by pupitetris
pupitetris (1259782) writes "Newton may prove himself right again when he stated that we should better find the forces that explain the movement of the stars, rather than claiming the existence of misterious and undetectable substances: S. Mendoza and X. Hernandez, two mexican astrophysicists, postulate a modification to the equation of the theory of gravity that explain the current observations of large-scale phenomena that couldn't be previously explained using gravity alone, while still retaining consistency with medium and small scale observations. This renders the Dark Matter theory unnecessary, and provides a cleaner and more ellegant solution to outer-space observations that have startled scientists for decades."
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+ - Stuxnet Infects 30000 Industrial Computers in Iran->

Submitted by eldavojohn
eldavojohn (898314) writes "The BBC and AFP are releasing more juicy details about the now infamous Stuxnet worm that Iranian officials have confirmed infected 30,000 industrial computers inside Iran following those exact fears. The targeted systems that the worm is designed to infect are Siemens SCADA systems. Talking heads are speculating that the worm is too complex for an individual or group causing blame to be placed on Israel or even the United States — although the US official claims they do not know the origin of the virus. Iran claims it did not infect or place any risk to the new nuclear reactor in Bushehr which experts are suspecting was the ultimate target of the worm."
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+ - PS3 Jailbreaks Galore Released 1

Submitted by YokimaSun
YokimaSun (930294) writes "Following up on yesterdays story about the PS3 being hacked by one of its own Official Controllers, theres now a guide in English that details how to Mod a Sixaxxis Controller, but thanks to the very latest releases, if you dont like soldering you can now use an Ipod, a Pandora Console or even a Dingoo Console. Finally Jaicrab has released a USB Firmware Loader which will come in handy once the first Custom Firmware for the PS3 is released. Maybe then we will get region free Blueray, PS1 and PS2 Games."

Comment: Re:So they can just keep stolen property then? (Score 2, Informative) 340

by jours (#33676492) Attached to: UK Man Prevented From Finding Chipped Pet Under Data Protection Act

In the US at least it wouldn't be a warrant or a police action. You would just file suit against the chip maker, the vet, and the guy who has your dog as John Doe. During discovery the records would be subpoenaed and John Doe would be named in the suit.

It's the same way you go after an unknown person on the Internet. File suit, name the ISP and the anonymous offender, subpoena the offender's name.

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Rupert Murdoch Claims To Own the 'Sky' In 'Skype' 186

Posted by samzenpus
from the mine-now-I-take-it dept.
Crudely_Indecent writes "Not content to own just news stories, Rupert Murdoch is now going after individual words! His BSkyB is fighting a legal battle with Skype, claiming that it owns the 'Sky' in 'Skype.' From the article: 'A spokesman for Sky confirmed that the company has been involved in a "five-year dispute with Skype" over trademark applications filed by the telecomms company. These are, the spokesman added: "including, but not limited to, television-related goods and services."'"
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Multimodal, Multitouch Gaming Gaining Traction 94

Posted by Soulskill
from the play-multiplayer-super-off-road-on-the-gps-screen-of-your-cars dept.
andylim writes "Several universities and commercial entities are developing multimodal, multitouch games, such as a card game using iPhones for individual hands and an iPad for public information, and an iPad Scrabble game that lets you use your iPhone to see your letter tiles. Of course, it's an extremely expensive setup right now, but over time it will become cheaper. It's also pretty cool, so why wouldn't you want to play board/card/strategy games like this?"

Comment: Re:Dear FSF (Score 1) 1634

by jours (#30937146) Attached to: iPad Is a "Huge Step Backward"

They already release a Mac mini with this OS. It is called OS X. They also release laptops, desktops, and servers with this OS. I would think that readers of a geek web site would know that. The difference is primarily in the UI later.

Multitasking is not primarily in the UI. Platform lockdown via the app store is not primarily in the ui. I would think that readers of a geek web site would know that.

Comment: Re:Dear FSF (Score 1) 1634

by jours (#30933914) Attached to: iPad Is a "Huge Step Backward"

I can totally see Apple releasing a new mac mini with this OS because *it just works*. Then putting a premium on future machines with the OSX variant.

Almost right. They'll release a mac mini with this OS at a *discount* to the current mini. A desktop version of the iPad...a "home browsing appliance" or some such thing.

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