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Submission + - Slideshare ditches Flash, rebuilds site in HTML5 (

Frankie70 writes: Slideshare has ditched Adobe Flash technology entirely, and rebuilt its website using the HTML5 markup language. This means that SlideShare is now viewable on every kind of mobile device, from iPads to iPhones to Android devices and beyond.

Submission + - Bizarre "Diamond Planet" Discovered ( 1

astroengine writes: "It was once the core of a star, but now has the mass of a planet. It is composed of dense carbon with a crystal-like structure. Yes, it's a bona fide planet made from diamond.

The object, called J1719-1438, circles a pulsing companion star (pulsar) about 4,000 light years from Earth in the constellation Serpens (The Snake), which lies about one-eighth of the way toward the center of the Milky Way."


Submission + - Alien Planet Made of Diamond Discovered (

bs0d3 writes: A newly discovered alien planet that formed from a dead star maybe comprised of diamond. The planet probably formed into diamond from carbon which was under extreme pressure, it's 5x the size of earth and orbits a fast pulsing neutron star.
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Submission + - 100,000 websites destroyed by hackers ( 2

Joshua.Niland writes: "A zero day exploit in Lxlabs HyperVM software has lead to 100,000 website being destroyed, some of which have no backups.

From the article: "Data for about half of the websites hosted on Vaserv was destroyed all at once sometime Sunday evening, shortly after administrators noticed "strangeness" on the system. The attackers had the ability to execute sensitive Unix commands on the system, including "rm -rf," which forces a recursive delete of all files.

Some 50 percent of Vaserv's customers signed up for unmanaged service, which doesn't include data backup, Foster said. It remains unclear of those website owners will ever be able to retrieve their lost data, he said. As a result, at least half the websites that were hosted on the site remain offline.

Bell Labs Unix -- Reach out and grep someone.