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Submission + - Slashdot creates beta site users express theirs dislike (slashdot.org) 4

who_stole_my_kidneys writes: Slashdot started redirecting users in February to its newly revamped webpage and received a huge backlash from users. The majority of comments dislike the new site while some do offer solutions to make it better. The question is will Slashdot force the unwanted change on its users that clearly do not want change?

Submission + - Is Flash secure?

pcause writes: Given the prevalence of mash ups on today's web, a lot of people who have no technical knowledge blindly copy and paste EMBED into their pages and sites to get cool Flash videos and other content. As I understand it Flash can allow a SWF file to access the full DOM of the page in which the SWF is embedded if the EMBED code contains a parameter withing the EMBED tag that has "allowScriptAccess=always",". Even though the default is "samedomain", you have to be a developer and be paying attention to notice that some code you are copying contains this parameter.

Given how EMBED tags are now tossed around, isn't this is security hole? If our Web code isn't written by the site owner/developer any more, should you ever be able to enable cross domain access from within an EMBED tag?

Submission + - Original KDE3 vs. KDE4 Memory Comparison Debunked (jarzebski.pl)

An anonymous reader writes: The author of the original KDE 3.5 vs KDE 4.0 memory comparison, which indicated that KDE 4.0 used less memory than the KDE 3.5 series, has come out with a more accurate benchmark. In reality, KDE 4.0 uses 110 MB more memory than KDE 3.5.8. This was no surprise to many KDE developers, who saw many mistakes in the way the original results were obtained. However, given the new composite window manager, Plasma/Oxygen bling, and numerous new features, the extra memory consumption is probably well worth it!
The Internet

Submission + - EFF fires an upper-cut at Internet traffic futzers (networkworld.com) 1

coondoggie writes: "Looking to keep the pressure on Comcast and any other ISPs who might be messing with Internet traffic, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today has released software and documentation instructing 'Net users on how to test for packet forgery or other forms of interference by their own service providers.The EFF also published what it calls a comprehensive account of Comcast's packet-forging activities. http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/22375"

Submission + - Daily Show writers find Youtube; speak on Strike

Inakizombie writes: The writers from the Daily Show have turned to Youtube to give their perspective on the writers' strike in the best way they know how, humorously. From the post "What do the writers of the Daily Show think of the ongoing writers' strike? If only there were some way to find out like, I don't know... clicking on the image(Youtube) to your left. It's so crazy, it might just work!"
It's funny.  Laugh.

Journal Journal: Does the Flying Spaghetti Monster exist? 6

It all started when supporters of Intelligent Design tried to claim a religious precept should be held on the same level as a scientific theory when it comes to Evolution. From that, the Flying Spaghetti Monster was born, somewhat in jest but also to raise the point: There's no more scientific basis for intelligent design than there is for the idea an omniscient creature made of pasta created the universe.
Portables (Apple)

Submission + - iPhone Price Cut - Planned All Along? (pbs.org)

Macthorpe writes: "A blog entry by Robert Cringely relates a story from several years ago with some relevance to the recent iPhone price drop — surmising that Job's personality and other miscellaneous factors show that the iPhone pricing fiasco was planned from the start. From the article: "Had nobody complained, Apple would have left it at that. But Jobs expected complaints and had an answer waiting the $100 Apple store credit. This was no knee-jerk reaction, either [...] most importantly, those who bought their iPhones at an AT&T store will have to make what might be their first of many visits to an Apple Store. That is alone worth the $50 per customer this escapade will eventually cost Apple""

Submission + - Need a player to recored live audio and video

Sudheer writes: "Hi, I'm using GNOME on my Fedora Core 6 box. I'm looking for a software using which I can recored live audio and video on my desktop. The application must be able to record everything that is displayed on the screen. It would be great if the application can also record my voice along with the video. I would to use the mic for voice input. The purpose is to demonstrate how I use certain features of the applications installed on my computer. Once I record the video I will post it on my web site. Is there any Free and Open Source software that is capable of doing this?"

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall