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Submission + - SonySecurityFail++ (

micsaund writes: When Sony is implementing security, the spammers have it easier than the humans...

"Andrew Hintz found that a simple regex was all that was required to reveal the characters in the CAPTCHAs on Sony’s pages."

Submission + - Netflix doubling the cost of your current plan (

micsaund writes: While Netflix has continued to drop fees and still maintain a good services, today, they take three steps in the other direction by doubling the cost of the plan you probably already have:

"So for instance, our current $9.99 a month membership for unlimited streaming and unlimited DVDs will be split into 2 distinct plans:

Plan 1: Unlimited Streaming (no DVDs) for $7.99 a month
Plan 2: Unlimited DVDs, 1 out at-a-time (no streaming), for $7.99 a month.

The price for getting both of these plans will be $15.98 a month ($7.99 + $7.99). For new members, these changes are effective immediately; for existing members, the new pricing will start for charges on or after September 1, 2011."

Now, if they could get everything available on streaming, this would be fine, but how many times have you needed to get a physical disc for that oddball movie, or had a movie in your instant queue that magically disappears due to some behind-the-scenes contract expiration or whatever? Discuss.

Stellar rays prove fibbing never pays. Embezzlement is another matter.