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+ - Ask Slashdot:AV whitelists and changing IP address

Submitted by rabblerabblerabble
rabblerabblerabble (1593117) writes "I work for a very small software company and had been charged with the task of contacting anti Virus companies to try to prevent our users from experiencing false positive virus detection when using our app against AV software suites. I have had success submitting our files to various AV vendors and for the most part it was not too bad. Now our company may change the IP address for our app. Now I think, because the IP is changing, that I'll have to resubmit all the files for whitelist again. Anyone have experience with this type of scenario? I assume because the IP address has changed the AV software will alert false positive even though none of the app files have changed; just the IP address."
Businesses

When Smart People Make Bad Employees 491

Posted by samzenpus
from the boss's-favorite dept.
theodp writes "Writing for Forbes, CS-grad-turned-big-time-VC Ben Horowitz gives three examples of how the smartest people in a company can also be the worst employees: 1. The Heretic, who convincingly builds a case that the company is hopeless and run by a bunch of morons; 2. The Flake, who is brilliant but totally unreliable; 3. The Jerk, who is so belligerent in his communication style that people just stop talking when he is in the room. So, can an employee who fits one of these poisonous descriptions, but nonetheless can make a massive positive contribution to a company, ever be tolerated? Quoting John Madden's take on Terrell Owens, Horowitz gives a cautious yes: 'If you hold the bus for everyone on the team, then you'll be so late that you'll miss the game, so you can't do that. The bus must leave on time. However, sometimes you'll have a player that's so good that you hold the bus for him, but only him.' Ever work with a person who's so good that he/she gets his/her own set of rules? Ever been that person yourself?"

Comment: Re:CEO (Score 1) 221

by rabblerabblerabble (#34310262) Attached to: Attachmate To Acquire Novell For $2.2B Cash
This was a huge deal in Park county (I live in Alma, CO ) this area is open range which means the rancher does not have to fence his herd in. Rather you have to fence them out of your property if you don't want to be bothered. Hawn did not have fences and wanted them to "get off his lawn" so he had told some hunters they could kill any bison on his land. And they did.
Power

Factory To Make Biodiesel From Chicken Fat 207

Posted by samzenpus
from the extra-crispy-miles dept.
telekon writes "Tyson foods has finally found a use for chicken fat and leftover food grease that isn't McNuggets — they've partnered with Syntroleum to produce biodiesel from the stuff. Their first plant in Louisiana will be able to churn out 75 million gallons a year. The question is, will the exhaust smell like fried chicken?"
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AMD Offers Women Geek Dating Advice 269

Posted by samzenpus
from the power-of-love dept.
Blacklaw writes "It appears AMD has decided to branch out from integrated circuits and enter the romance market with a handy guide for girls to land themselves a geeky guy. From the article: 'In a blog post written by Leslie Sobon, the company's vice president of marketing, Sobon describes her life in the largely male-dominated world of technology as being "mostly surrounded by guys all day," but says: "I can tell you that — in general — technical guys are pretty cool," and offers advice on how girls can land a geek guy. Although clearly meant in a lighthearted way, Sobon's missive serves to patronize both her company's customers — who, we learn, are socially inept and bad dressers — and women, who apparently can't understand technology and need to find a nice man who can "fix the TV, your PC, and the sprinkler system" along with other magical item s far too complex for the poor female brain to comprehend.'"
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Officials Use Google Earth To Find Unlicensed Pools 650

Posted by samzenpus
from the eye-in-the-sky dept.
Officials in Riverhead, New York are using Google Earth to root out the owners of unlicensed pools. So far they've found 250 illegal pools and collected $75,000 in fines and fees. Of course not everyone thinks that a city should be spending time looking at aerial pictures of backyards. from the article: "Lillie Coney, associate director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC, said Google Earth was promoted as an aid to curious travelers but has become a tool for cash-hungry local governments. 'The technology is going so far ahead of what people think is possible, and there is too little discussion about community norms,' she said."

Comment: Re:'Bout time (Score 1) 917

But only .5% (not 5 percent, half a percent) of users have even reported the problem.

And how many users comprise .5%? Anyone can use statistics to prove a point...48.5% of people know that. I am not an iHater. I love my iPod touch for what it is and does and hope to get an iPhone when they are available on Verizon as AT&T is not very good in the Rocky Mountains

Software

WordPress 3.0 Released 79

Posted by timothy
from the now-even-wordier dept.
An anonymous reader writes "WordPress 3.0, the thirteenth major release of WordPress and the culmination of half a year of work by 218 contributors, is now available for download and comes with 1,217 bug fixes and feature enhancements. Major new features in this release include a new default theme called Twenty Ten. Theme developers have new APIs that allow them easily to implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus (no more file editing), post types, and taxonomies."

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