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Networking

+ - Streaming content to Wii

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somersault
somersault writes "You can now use your Wii to get streamed media content from your PC with a free app called Orb. From the site:

"Orb's free software allows you to enjoy all digital media from your home PC as well as online videos from the growing source of Internet TV and content sites on any other networked device with an internet browser"

Sounds worth investigating, I'm going to try it when I get home from work ;) Anyone on /. have any novel uses of this system or just want to let us know how well it works?"
Security

+ - PHP apps: security's low-hanging fruit

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somersault
somersault writes "There have been a lot of people on /. making jokes at the expense of PHP recently, but how many common security flaws in PHP are the fault of the language, and how many the fault of the developer? A recent Security Focus article (this version is from El Reg, the layout is better) has a brief discussion which suggests that PHP is no less secure than any other scripting language, and that it is the users of the language themselves who need to be educated. The other side of the story is that the developers of PHP themselves work on tightening up the language to make it more 'idiot proof' by default. Should the team developing PHP take a more active role in controlling the use of their language? What will it take to ensure that users of the language learn to use it securely, short of defacing every vulnerable website out there?"

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