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Comment: Holder is a hypocritical liar (Score 1) 55

by rconaway (#48589213) Attached to: Attorney General Won't Force New York Times Reporter To Reveal Source
If it's a Fox News reporter, Holder tears the guys life apart and even runs phone taps on his mother and threatens Fox News. In the case of a reporter for the New York Times, he publicly says it's okay. The difference being he already tore apart the NYT times reporter's life. Holder should be in jail for violating the privacy rights of both reporters and attempting to intimidate the press from monitoring and reporting the corruption of Holder and Obama.

Comment: Re:This from the country that banned Michael Savag (Score 1) 208

by rconaway (#45555863) Attached to: UK Gov't Plans To Censor "Extremist" Websites Via Orders To ISPs
Wow, love the insults. Nice job. I can always tell a liberal then the insults have more substance than the content or when their lips are moving, you take your pick. Unfortunately, your definition of liberal no longer applies to the real world but please keep holding on to that. Liberals are about free speech, unless it disagrees with them. And your definition of Conservative in Great Britain died with Maggie Thatcher. Unfortunately, she was the last one with any gonads who have led your country. Your view on Israel is simply a denial of the maniacal radical fundamentalist terrorists that exist only to kill the Jewish race. Israel has every right to contain this disease and exterminate as necessary. Since Iran is funding these psychos, Israel has every right to do whatever they need to since nobody else will, including President Idiot Obama. What part of my explanation are you not going to twist with lies. I know exactly what a Socialist is and the failures of every single one of them. If you think insulting me makes you look better, I really don't care. You clearly have no moral or ethical foundation to stand on based on your positions. I know the Democratic party in the United States would gladly accept you if you decide to come here.

Comment: Re:This from the country that banned Michael Savag (Score 1) 208

by rconaway (#45554941) Attached to: UK Gov't Plans To Censor "Extremist" Websites Via Orders To ISPs
Michael Savage is a talk show host. Lumping him in with terrorist is ridiculous and only served the liberal wing who doesn't want to hear opposing views. So tell my why a Conservative speaker should be banned for any reason other than liberal censorship. That was when you crossed a line that you can't go back from. Israel is pretty much the best ally the U.S. has at this point although Obama and the Democrats have instituted more Socialism now than Canada and the U.K..

Comment: This from the country that banned Michael Savage (Score 1) 208

by rconaway (#45549713) Attached to: UK Gov't Plans To Censor "Extremist" Websites Via Orders To ISPs
Great, UK, one of great U.S. allies is following the Australia and Chinese models of censoring what the government doesn't like. We should send the IRS and Obama handles, err, Democratic operatives, over there to teach them how to violate the citizens freedom of speech rights in a more subtle manner.

Evaluating Or Testing Utility SCADA Security? 227

Posted by Soulskill
from the i-hear-stuxnet-has-a-nice-admin-suite dept.
EncryptedBit writes "I am a local elected official involved in bringing new water and waste water treatment plants online in a small town. The new plants will incorporate SCADA, which can be used to change operational aspects at the plants, up to forcing a shutdown or changing operational parameters. Can any Slashdotters recommend ways to make sure it is secure? Any testing recommendations? The operational engineers are oblivious to security and SCADA is a new factor, so this concerns me. Any pointers would be appreciated."
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Best Buy Unapologetic About Charging For PS3 Firmware Updates 454

Posted by Soulskill
from the a-fool-and-his-money dept.
donniebaseball23 writes "After discovering that electronics retailer Best Buy was charging ignorant customers $30 for the 'service' of installing updated firmware on PS3s, IndustryGamers got word from the company on its policy. Best Buy sees no problem with charging for this convenience, even though it's something Sony provides to PS3 owners completely free. 'While many gamers can handle firmware upgrades easily on their own, those customers who do want help can get it from Geek Squad, and we continue to evaluate this offering to ensure it meets their needs. The service goes beyond a firmware updates, and includes user account setup, parental control setup and other components,' a representative said."

Startup's Submerged Servers Could Cut Cooling Costs 147

Posted by timothy
from the alliteration-alternation dept.
1sockchuck writes "Are data center operators ready to abandon hot and cold aisles and submerge their servers? An Austin startup says its liquid cooling enclosure can cool high-density server installations for a fraction of the cost of air cooling in traditional data centers. Submersion cooling using mineral oil isn't new, dating back to the use of Fluorinert in the Cray 2. The new startup, Green Revolution Cooling, says its first installation will be at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (also home to the Ranger supercomputer). The company launched at SC09 along with a competing liquid cooling play, the Iceotope cooling bags."

Venezuela Bans Hostile Videogames and Toys 335

Posted by timothy
from the hostile-autocrats-still-ok dept.
An anonymous reader writes "In an effort to 'help improve child education and prevent misconduct,' the Venezuelan government began enforcing a law on March 3rd banning war videogames and toys, imposing a fine and 2.5 years in prison on the production, distribution, sale, hiring and use of video games and toys inciting violent behavior. Alberto Federico Ravell, former director of opposing news network Globovision, has already come on twitter denouncing the authorities for seizing imported Gameboy, Wii and PlayStation 3 consoles, due to considering them violent."

Dead Pigs Used To Investigate Ocean's "Dead Zones" 106

Posted by samzenpus
from the big-ocean-long-pig dept.
timothy writes "As places to study what happens to corpses, the Atlantic Ocean is both much larger and much more specialized than the famous 'body farm' in Knoxville, TN. But for all kinds of good reasons, sending human bodies into Davy Jones' locker just to see where they float and how they bloat is unpopular. Pigs don't pay taxes, and more importantly, they don't vote. So Canadian scientists have taken to using them as human-body proxies, to study what happens when creatures of similar size and hairlessness (aka, us) end up 86ed and in the drink."

Comment: WiFi is ready for a comeback. (Score 1) 259

by rconaway (#29410135) Attached to: Is City-Wide Wi-Fi a Dead Idea?
The basic problem is the cost per square mile was too high. To get anywhere near 100% indoor coverage required 40 AP's per sqare mile. With AP's costing $1500-$11000 and engineers starting out saying that only 16 AP's per square mile, companies got into it, found out service sucked, then added more AP"s. By the time they got it right, they were out of money at $100-$200K per square mile. There just wasn't enough market to support a multimillion capital expenditure. The trick is to do some actual RF engineering instead of listening to manufacturers and network engineers who had a 4 hour class and were now RF experts, as to how many AP's were really needed. Then do a real business model and quiti giving it away for free (Metrofi was the dumbest idea out there, free Wifi in exchange for reading ads which kept competitors out). With new AP's costing as little as $100 and 802.11N specifications, it's time for WiFi to come back.

In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982