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+ - Oracle Deflects Blame for Troubled Oregon Health Care Site->

Submitted by itwbennett
itwbennett (1594911) writes "Oracle is gearing up for a fight with officials in Oregon over its role developing an expensive health insurance exchange website that still isn't fully operational. In a letter obtained by the Oregonian newspaper this week, Oracle co-president Safra Catz said that Oregon officials have provided the public with a 'false narrative' concerning who is to blame for Cover Oregon's woes. In the letter, Catz pointed out that Oregon's decision to act as their own systems integrator on the project, using Oracle consultants on a time-and-materials basis, was 'criticized frequently by many'. And as far as Oracle is concerned, 'Cover Oregon lacked the skills, knowledge or ability to be successful as the systems integrator on an undertaking of this scope and complexity,' she added."
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+ - Tor Blacklisting Exit Nodes Vulnerable to Heartbleed->

Submitted by msm1267
msm1267 (2804139) writes "The Tor Project has published a list of 380 exit relays vulnerable to the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability that it will reject. This comes on the heels of news that researcher Collin Mulliner of Northeastern University in Boston found more than 1,000 vulnerable to Heartbleed where he was able to retrieve plaintext user traffic.

Mulliner said he used a random list of 5,000 Tor nodes from the Dan.me.uk website for his research; of the 1,045 vulnerable nodes he discovered, he recovered plaintext traffic that included Tor plaintext announcements, but a significant number of nodes leaked user traffic in the clear."

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Comment: Re:No. (Score 1) 645

by qubezz (#46692803) Attached to: Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

The main reason so much needs to be rewritten and the reason that new drivers were required on Windows Vista (making it's initial release a fustercluck) is that big media got to Microsoft.

Vista, 7, and 8 have end-to-end DRM encryption support, required for logo compliance with Blu-ray, where the data comes out of the disc encrypted, and goes to the monitor encrypted. The DRM audio comes from Microsoft encrypted, and only comes out of your Zune's headphone jack unencrypted. This fundamentally broke the audio framework, digital audio workstations, video card drivers, imaging devices, etc, because none of these drivers or applications were previously written to prevent users from using data on their own computers.

Comment: Re:Alternatives (Score 1) 240

by qubezz (#46692669) Attached to: Dyn.com Ends Free Dynamic DNS

Most don't change your IP address capriciously, but some do. Some ISPs, such as Centurylink DSL (Qwest) aggressively change IP with every DHCP renew or PPPoE session, specifically to frustrate users into paying more for a static IP address to run any kind of service that expects that a response should return to the same IP address a few minutes later.

This particular scumbag company has also tried to ace out other DSL Internet providers by limiting them to 7mbps while selling their own ISP service at 20mbps+.

+ - Blender Foundation's Sintel video taken down on Youtube for copyright violation-> 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "As if the automated take downs on Youtube weren't already bad enough, today fans of the popular open source 3D software Blender were greeted by a copyright take down notice for their third open movie, Sintel, despite it being released under a creative commons license: "This video contains content from Sony Pictures Movies & Shows, who has blocked it on copyright grounds." It is believed that the take down was a result of Sony Electronics adding Sintel to their official 4k demo pool."
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Comment: Re:Mmm Sai (Score 1) 49

by qubezz (#46432809) Attached to: A Tech Entrepreneur's Guide To Visiting Shenzhen
Expect to be defrauded buying anything that can be faked. 16GB SD cards that are 256MB of looping flash, hard drives filled with bolts, walnuts filled with concrete, food made out of rats and glue and sewer scrapings. This is a place where the goal of any business transaction is to swindle to the maximum extent possible.

Comment: Re:Enough with this "fuck beta" nonsense. (Score -1, Offtopic) 249

by qubezz (#46193823) Attached to: Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Exchange Halts Trades

Please attempt to use the Beta site. Try using it as your only view of Slashdot. You will then realize is an abomination, a huffington-post web 1.9 where a big picture is plopped on a windows 8 tile, with a comment section that looks like a discus outsourcing.

When Slashdot is NO comments on the posted news stories, and ALL comments on the death of slashdot by evil committee, maybe then the idea will be abandoned - Dice should know that we will not use the new site, and we are willing to not use the current site to prove it.

+ - Ask Slashdot: Can some of us get together and rebuild this community? 21

Submitted by wbr1
wbr1 (2538558) writes "It seems abundantly clear now that Dice and the SlashBeta designers do not care one whit about the community here. They do not care about rolling in crapware into sourceforge installers. In short, the only thing that talks to them is money and stupid ideas.

Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format."

+ - Gates returns to Windows 7 after being unable to install the Windows 8.1 upgrade 3

Submitted by Artem Tashkinov
Artem Tashkinov (764309) writes "According to rumors Bill Gate's first day at his office in Redmond turned out to be a complete disaster mixed with ostensibly curse words no one had expected from him. He tried to install the Windows 8.1 upgrade but the updater failed continuously asking to reboot the PC. Microsoft's new C.E.O. Satya Nadella who came to help resolve the situation couldn't sort it out. In the end Gates said he would be returning to Windows 7 for the foreseeable future."

+ - Bill Gates Spends First Day Back at MS Failing To Install Windows 8.Reverts to 7-> 1

Submitted by JeffClune
JeffClune (1874682) writes "Bill Gates’s first day at work in the newly created role of technology adviser got off to a rocky start yesterday as the Microsoft founder struggled for hours to install the Windows 8.1 upgrade.

The installation hit a snag early on, sources said, when Mr. Gates repeatedly received an error message informing him that his PC ran into a problem that it could not handle and needed to restart.

After failing to install the upgrade by lunchtime, Mr. Gates summoned the new Microsoft C.E.O. Satya Nadella, who attempted to help him with the installation, but with no success.

While the two men worked behind closed doors, one source described the situation as “tense.”

“Bill is usually a pretty calm guy, so it was weird to hear some of that language coming out of his mouth,” the source said.

A Microsoft spokesman said only that Mr. Gates’s first day in his new job had been “a learning experience” and that, for the immediate future, he would go back to running Windows 7."

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