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Comment: Re:video (Score 3, Informative) 119

by rbollinger (#36403612) Attached to: Three Arrested For Sony/Egypt Hacks
Is there more in the video that's not in the article? Because your comment is a way off:

Aunque las acciones llevadas a cabo en la red pudieran "parecer trastadas", considera Vázquez, constituyen un auténtico "peligro". No en vano, "la OTAN considera estos 'ciberataques' una verdadera amenaza junto con Al Qaeda", recuerda el comisario de la BIT.

Google Translated:

Although the actions undertaken in the network would " seem pranks "believes Vazquez, are a real "danger" . Not surprisingly, "NATO considers this 'cyber' a real threat along with Al Qaeda," says the curator of the BIT.

Basically it says NATO considers cyber attacks to be a real threat, just like Al Qaeda is a real threat. I don't see the Spanish Police saying anything that equates these hackers to AQ.

Comment: Re:hey editor guy! (Score 4, Informative) 767

by rbollinger (#36355356) Attached to: Palin Fans Deface Paul Revere Wikipedia Page
Actual Transcript:

"GIBSON: Let's start, because we are near Russia, let's start with Russia and Georgia.

The administration has said we've got to maintain the territorial integrity of Georgia. Do you believe the United States should try to restore Georgian sovereignty over South Ossetia and Abkhazia?

PALIN: I do believe unprovoked and we have got to keep our eyes on Russia, under the leadership there. I think it was unfortunate. That manifestation that we saw with that invasion of Georgia shows us some steps backwards that Russia has recently taken away from the race toward a more democratic nation with democratic ideals.That's why we have to keep an eye on Russia.

And, Charlie, you're in Alaska. We have that very narrow maritime border between the United States, and the 49th state, Alaska, and Russia. They are our next door neighbors.We need to have a good relationship with them. They're very, very important to us and they are our next door neighbor.

GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of the state give you?

PALIN: They're our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska."

The leading question to her response was actually asking how her close proximity of Alaska gave her insight into Russia. On careful read she mangled the response to how being close to Alaska gives her insight, she could have talked about cultural and trade ties between Alaska and Russia. But its also not a response that she came up with to legitimize her foreign policy knowledge. Once again you are talking about a misinterpretation of the real interview based on the SNL representation.

And let me state this again, I am not a Palin fan, and think she is clumsy in press engagements. However I think the majority of people in this country falsely attribute the Tina Fey parody to the politician.

Comment: Re:hey editor guy! (Score 2, Insightful) 767

by rbollinger (#36350206) Attached to: Palin Fans Deface Paul Revere Wikipedia Page
You also know that Palin never said she could see Russia from her house right? It was just an SNL Skit.

Actual quote from Palin: "They're our next door neighbors. And you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska."

I'm no fan of Palin but please try to separate her real gaffes from the ones the media made up.

Comment: Re:What stops the MPAA from changing the DVD TOS? (Score 1) 112

by rbollinger (#36122930) Attached to: Zediva Fights Back Against MPAA
Putting Terms of Service on a DVD doesn't really make sense to me. Terms of Service apply to an actual service provided, such as an online subscription or an communications contract. A violation of Terms of Service will revoke your privilege to use the service. Owning a DVD is not a receiving a service. What would they do if you violated the TOS, revoke your privilege to watch the DVD's you own?

+ - 82% of IT Workers Report Data Breaches->

Submitted by i4u
i4u (234028) writes "In the wake of Sony's data debacle, corporations around the world are taking another look at information security. Storing your data behind a firewall isn't enough, and trusting on client-side protections to keep the bad people out is what screwed the PlayStation Network. The industry is grappling for a solution, especially with the news that 82% of IT practitioners questioned report at least one breach of their systems.

The cost of a stolen file varies pretty wildly. The average figure is $214...but entities lose an average of 16,000 records per data breach."

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+ - Facebook "archiving" all groups->

Submitted by Sprotch
Sprotch (832431) writes "The following message has appeared over the first page of all groups:
"Over the next few months, Facebook will be archiving all groups created using the old groups format. Moving forward, you can create groups using the new groups format, which makes it easy to share with the important groups in your life."
As part of the archiving process, members of the old group get deleted. In other words, "archived" groups are destroyed.
While facebook claims that it is possible to upgrade to the new groups, this option is not available for larger groups, which are most at need of it."

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+ - Harrison Schmitt's Plan to Solve the Energy Proble->

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MarkWhittington writes "Harrison Schmitt, Apollo Moonwalker, geologist, and former United States Senator, recently presented a plan to solve the world’s long term energy problems by developing fusion power fueled with helium-3 mined from the Moon. He presented this plan at a speech at Williston Basin Petroleum Conference,"
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+ - Asus Eee Pad Transformer in action. A comprehensiv->

Submitted by tabletnr
tabletnr (2029226) writes "More and more video clips presenting the possibility of Asus tablet appears every day. Below are three video recorded by one of the owners of the Eee Pad Transformer, which I think are the best videos with the review of this device, which appeared by today. A must see for people who are thinking of buying the Transformer."
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Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.