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+ - DefCon Goon/Ninja Badge creator needs your help!->

Submitted by socz
socz (1057222) writes "Barkode is one of the masterminds behind the ever popular, invite only, Ninja Networks Party held every year at DefCon. He codes those fantastic badges we all covet so much each year... What you don’t know is that he is sick. He needs your help now. He has been diagnosed with a very rare, acquired, blood deficiency disease and is fighting for his life in the hospital where he lies in the acute care ward.

This happened very quickly. In a matter of a few weeks, he went from healthy to needing a bone marrow transplant to survive. This disease destroys his red blood cells. It is literally killing him from the inside. The only treatment for it is constant whole blood transfusions until a bone marrow match donor can be found and eventually a bone marrow transplant can be performed.

Follow the link to see how you can help by donating blood!

https://forum.defcon.org/showthread.php?t=12279"

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Windows

+ - How to connect to outlook from another PC?

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socz
socz writes "Ok so my company runs on a VPN right. My manager has a laptop with that and a load of security software to access his e-mail and company intranet. His question to me was:

"How can I access my laptop e-mail (from outlook) on my personal desk top (PC)?"

Unfortunately, I don't know enough about the possibilities and solutions for windows to make this happen. This of course will have to happen without company authorization simply because it's a pain in the arse to get anything done going through the proper channels and because they're super iANAL about everything. But since my manager has been the best manager I've had in this company, I'm willing to help him out.

So is there anything we can do to make this happen? Can we set up something on the laptop to give him access? Be it something like active sync from PC to PC or an ssh tunnel forwarding ports?

Anything that would allow him to access his laptop's outlook from another PC AND be able to send from it as well.

Thanks gang!"
The Media

+ - AP at it again (Bias?)->

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socz
socz writes "On August 30, 2005 the AP labels a picture "A looter carries a bucket of beer out of a grocery store in New Orleans on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, as floodwaters continue to rise in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on Monday." Problems arise when a "white" person is seen with food taken from stores and is labeled as "looking for food."

The problem most people had were that the "black man" was labeled a looter while the "white man" was looking for food in equal conditions.

So today I see this comment:

"I could stay an hour and a half at the front end or three hours at the back end," joked Ronald Marshall, a black Democrat.

In the entire article race isn't brought up anywhere else. Of all the people interviewed, there is no hint or revelation of their ethnicity or race.

The AP has been accused of not reporting the news fairly, but rather taking a bias due to race/color. Was this AP reporter out of hand or were they just reporting things as they saw it?"

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