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Submission + - Google sues (allegedly) dodgy advertisers (

angry tapir writes: "Google is at its wit's end dealing with illegal sellers of prescription drugs that market medicines on its ad network, so it has decided to take some of these allegedly rogue advertisers to court. Rogue prescription drug sellers have increased in number and become more sophisticated in their dealings, and "a small percentage" of them have been able to dodge Google's efforts to block them from running ads on its network, according to Google."

World of Warcraft Can Boost Your Career 272

Hugh Pickens writes "Forbes reports that although videogames have long been thought of as distractions to work and education rather than aids, there is a growing school of thought that says game-playing in moderation, and in your free time, can make you more successful in your career. 'We're finding that the younger people coming into the teams who have had experience playing online games are the highest-level performers because they are constantly motivated to seek out the next challenge and grab on to performance metrics,' says John Hagel III, co-chairman of a tech-oriented strategy center for Deloitte. Elliot Noss, chief executive of domain name provider Tucows, spends six to seven hours a week playing online games and believes World of Warcraft trains him to become a better leader."

Submission + - Mercury Playback Engine tested on Premiere Pro CS5 (

primesuspect writes: GPU computing is all the rage in the industry today, but what can the technology actually do for you? Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and the Mercury Playback Engine is a perfect example of how GPGPU can boost your workflow and productivity.

Submission + - has been DOS attacked (

bit4byte writes: It would seem as if has suffered a major DOS attack and at present they are still trying to recover their services.
A fair number of people are affected by the outage and a quick Google search yields allot of annoyed clients myself included.
They are posting updates to their twitter account as they attempt to restore services.

Submission + - Nvidia artificially limiting Physx performance? (

ostiguy writes: This article takes an in depth look at how Physx behaves without GPU accelerated processing, and their conclusion is that Nvidia uses x87 FPU instructions to limit the performance of Physx processing without a dedicated GPU

Submission + - Tech Startups Aren't the Answer to US Job Creation

Hugh Pickens writes: "Andy Grove, co-founder and former CEO of Intel, has an interesting op-ed in Bloomberg where he debunks the idea that startups are the key to job creation in the United States and explains why the great Silicon Valley innovation machine hasn’t been creating many jobs lately. According to Grove startups are a wonderful thing, but as much as Americans love the idea of two guys in the garage inventing something that changes the world, startups cannot by themselves increase tech employment. "Equally important is what comes after that mythical moment of creation in the garage, as technology goes from prototype to mass production," writes Grove. "This is the phase where companies scale up. They work out design details, figure out how to make things affordably, build factories, and hire people by the thousands. Scaling is hard work but necessary to make innovation matter." Grove says that the US has forgotten that scaling was crucial to its economic future and that abandoning “commodity” manufacturing like tv sets, lithium-ion batteries, and memory chips to foreign manufacturers have locked the US out of tomorrow’s emerging industries. The solution says Grove is to levy an extra tax on the products of offshored labor and develop a system of financial incentives including creating a "Scaling Bank" that would make funds available to companies that will scale their American operations. "Such a system would be a daily reminder that while pursuing our company goals, all of us in business have a responsibility to maintain the industrial base on which we depend and the society whose adaptability — and stability — we may have taken for granted. ""

Submission + - Youtube HTML Injection Vulnerability Exploited (

An anonymous reader writes: Youtube is currently open to an html attack based on using two [style] elements in a row — Youtube currently escapes one such element correctly but two works. It seems to be used currently for font-size adjustment, marquee text etc. but it breaks the comment system so new comments can't be made and the comment breaking the system can't be deleted, and cuts off the page at the breaking comment. An example video, previously featured on Slashdot:

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