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+ - Fundamental Oracle Database Flaw Revealed->

Submitted by pdragon04
pdragon04 (801577) writes ""Over the past two months, InfoWorld has been researching a flaw in Oracle's flagship database software that could have serious repercussions for Oracle database customers, potentially compromising the security and stability of Oracle database systems {...} To be clear, the security aspect of the flaw could make any unpatched Oracle Database customer vulnerable to malicious attack. Yet another, more fundamental aspect could pose a special risk only to large Oracle customers with interconnected databases. Both stem from a mechanism deep in the database engine, one that most Oracle DBAs seldom deal with day to day...""
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+ - Nestlé robot handles supply chain headaches->

Submitted by swandives
swandives (1622031) writes "Smart robotic technology has helped Nestlé overcome the occupational health and safety issues of manually handing about four million cases of products in its consumer food and beverage, food service and pet food businesses. The robotic layer picking system at Nestlé½Â(TM)s Arndell Park national distribution centre in Sydney’s western suburbs was integrated by Dematic andomprises a four-axis robotic layer that is equipped with dual bellows and a vacuum-gripping head capable of handling packaging types such as cartons, bags and bottled beverages."
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News

+ - Wikileaks Nominated for 2011 Nobel Peace Prize 3

Submitted by mvar
mvar (1386987) writes "Whistle-blower site WikiLeaks has been nominated for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize by a Norwegian politician who cited its role in freedom of speech, news agency NTB reported Wednesday. "WikiLeaks is one of this century's most important contributors to freedom of speech and transparency," parliamentarian Snorre Valen said in his nomination. Valen cited WikiLeaks role in disclosing the assests of Tunisia's former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his nearest family, contributing to the protests that forced them into exile."

+ - Comcast-NBC merger approved by FCC 1

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AndyAndyAndyAndy
AndyAndyAndyAndy writes "It seems that the FCC has approved the proposed merger between Comcast and NBC, effectively kicking apart hopes for protection against "pipes and their water" frameworks. Pres. Obama's 2008 goal also goes ignored: "I strongly favor diversity of ownership of outlets and protection against the excessive concentration of power in the hands of any one corporation, interest or small group." The Dept. of Justice is also onboard, leaving little hope that this will be stopped."
Desktops (Apple)

+ - Portal 2 PS3 comes with Steam & PC/Mac version->

Submitted by UgLyPuNk
UgLyPuNk (1166251) writes "What he’s referring to is the debut of Steam functioning on any next generation console. The new services will be bundled up with the PS3 version of Portal 2, including persistent cloud-based storage of PS3 saved games, as well as cross-platform play and chat (PC/Mac vs. PS3) for multiplayer games and if that wasn’t enough, if you buy Portal 2 for the PS3, you’ll unlock a Steam Play copy of the game for PC and Mac, just by linking your PSN and Steam accounts."
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Comment: Re:MSE vs. AdAware (Score 1) 175

by pdragon04 (#34617946) Attached to: Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 Released
Adaware has become a bloated mess that I've avoided for several years now. That and its horrid detection rating at anything besides advertising cookies. Bloatware seems to be the trend in all anti-malware software the longer it's out. I'm impressed with MSE so far, and it is my current software of choice for my residential customers. Time will tell if it goes the same way as all the others.

Comment: Re:Sad (Score 1) 311

by pdragon04 (#34587962) Attached to: Yahoo! To Close Delicious
Just signed up for pinboard myself. Was up to $8.12 and in the short time I signed up went up another 2 cents when I went back to look again. They've got a heavy traffic notice on their site as well. So looks like one company's failure may be this company's boon! Seems like they did everything Delicious did for me before and little more. Thanks for the suggestion!
The Courts

Xbox Modding Trial Dismissed 179

Posted by Soulskill
from the game-over dept.
It seems the harsh words from District Court Judge Philip Gutierrez on Wednesday had their intended effect; prosecutors in Matthew Crippen's Xbox modding case have now dismissed the indictment. Quoting Wired: "Witness No. 1, Tony Rosario, was an undercover agent with the Entertainment Software Association. He told jurors Wednesday that he paid Crippen $60 in 2008 to modify an Xbox, and secretly videotaped the operation. Rosario had responded to Crippen’s advertisement on the internet and met Crippen at his Anaheim house. All of that had been laid out in pretrial motions. But during his testimony, Rosario also said Crippen inserted a pirated video game into the console to verify that the hack worked. That was a new detail that helped the government meet an obligation imposed by the judge that very morning, when Gutierrez ruled that the government had to prove Crippen knew he was breaking the law by modding Xboxes. But nowhere in Rosario’s reports or sworn declarations was it mentioned that Crippen put a pirated game into the console. ... [Prosecutor Allen Chiu] conceded he never forwarded that information to the defense."
Canada

Feeling Upset? Look At Some Meat 155

Posted by samzenpus
from the the-calming-power-of-beef dept.
Meshach writes "A study out of Canada claims that seeing meat actually calms a person down. From the article: 'Contrary to expectations, a McGill University researcher has discovered that seeing meat makes people significantly less aggressive. Frank Kachanoff, who studies evolution at the university’s department of psychology, had initially thought the presence of meat would provoke bloodlust, believing the response would have helped our primate ancestors hunt. But in fact, his research showed the reverse is true.'" I can see all the "Make Steak, Not War!" protest signs already.

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