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Submission + - Hacker Threatens To Sell Hillary Clinton's ENTIRE UNRELEASED Private Emails For (

sharkbiter writes: Just as email-gate looked to be winding down, has exclusively learned a person claiming to be a computer specialist has come forward with the stunning news that 32,000 emails from Hillary Clinton‘s private email account are up for sale. The price tag — a whopping $500,000!

Promising to give the trove of the former Secretary of State’s emails to the highest bidder, the specialist is showing subject lines as proof of what appear to be legitimate messages.

Comment Re:Modern Crypt Backdoored (Score 1) 91

"DES is now considered to be insecure for many applications. This is mainly due to the 56-bit key size being too small; in January, 1999, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation collaborated to publicly break a DES key in 22 hours and 15 minutes (see chronology)."

Submission + - New Steve Jobs biopic is shaping up to be Apple's worst nightmare (

sharkbiter writes: The first official trailer released yesterday for Steve Jobs depicts the legend in full jerk mode. Humiliating employees, alienating cofounder Steve Wozniak, and denying paternity of his daughter, Lisa.

Starring Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Wozniak, every frame of the two-minute trailer shows us an arrogant, smug Jobs.

Submission + - Jobs v. Steve Jobs: Hollywood Takes Another Stab at Telling the Steve Jobs Story 1

theodp writes: Didn't like Jobs, the 2013 biopic about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher? Maybe you'll prefer Steve Jobs, the 2015 biopic about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender. "Steve Jobs is a tech visionary, total dick," writes Esquire's Matt Patches in his mini-review of the just-released Steve Jobs trailer. So, is inspiring kids to become the "Next Steve Jobs" a good or bad thing?

Submission + - Bus Messages Called Offensive When Read Backwards (

sharkbiter writes: The Port Authority is looking into bus slogans that some are calling offensive.

Officials say they’ve recently received complaints that one of its slogans, “Ziggin Zaggin,” is offensive when read backwards, seeming to spell out a racial slur. We might have to put some sort of vinyl covering on it to make sure the mark is completely covered,” Ritchie said.

Since it’s just nine buses out of 700 in the entire fleet that have this slogan, the Port Authority doesn’t anticipate a disruption in service.

Submission + - Secret Aerial FBI Program Uncovered By 23-Year-Old Journalist (

sharkbiter writes: The story was first reported by Sam Richards who put out information under the twitter handle @MinneapoliSam. The 23-year-old independent journalist first published the story of the FBI surveillance program on the website Medium on May 26.

His story featured screen grabs from showing the circular routes the low-flying planes took over not just Minneapolis, but cities including New York, Chicago, Seattle, Phoenix and Dallas.

Richards said his investigation began when his friend noticed the low-flying suspicious flight and showed him the screen grab.

Submission + - Want a career in Linux? Take this edX course (

BrianFagioli writes: There comes a point in every person's life when they must grow up and plan for their future. It is important to remember that you can be anything you want if you try hard enough. Of course, some jobs such as astronaut, President of the USA or NBA player are harder to get than others!

A smart choice in today's world is to be involved with Linux. There are many careers in Linux that are in demand nowadays. If you want to be a Linux Systems Admin, I have good news — you can now become qualified online thanks to a partnership between edX and the Linux Foundation.

Comment Re:other people's money (Score 1) 413

By golly, you're right! We should end all wars and tax the rich and middle-class until they're on the welfare rolls themselves! With the surplus of cash, we can raise the level of living for the 10 percent of Americans that are below the poverty level. What a wonderful world we'll live in with the government in total control of each and everyone's purse strings!

Oh wait! That's socialism! Never mind...

Comment Re:other people's money (Score 3, Interesting) 413

We keep on giving away money to people without the understanding that what we are giving has a price attached to it. Do we even worry about the effect that it's having on the very people that are receiving it?

Should we, (being givers), not teach those that receive our generosity what it means to be a recipient? Why do we have 6 generations of welfare recipients with each generation that's added not caring in the least where the money is coming from?

I walked from Potomac Avenue to the Navy Yard yesterday and came upon an entire community that relies upon government funded housing. They just hang out all day in a small park chatting with one another. They don't look like they're incapable of any sort of work.

I've worked for my living from the age of twelve to the present (decades, I won't say how many). Should I go and join them for awhile and see what it's like to have all my troubles taken care of by the government?

I'm just confused about all of this.

Submission + - Microsoft Punishes Gears of War Leakers (

sharkbiter writes: Earlier today, following a number of video leaks from a wide-scale beta test of the upcoming Gears of War remake, the game testing company VMC said in a memo that Microsoft had both permanently banned the leakers from Xbox Live and temporarily disabled their consoles, rendering them useless. Said VMC: “Microsoft also permanently disabled their Xbox LIVE accounts (as well as other suspected accounts present on their Xbox One kits) and temporarily blocked all of their Xbox One privileges.

Programmers used to batch environments may find it hard to live without giant listings; we would find it hard to use them. -- D.M. Ritchie