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+ - FCC May Tweak Broadband Plan

Submitted by adeelarshad82
adeelarshad82 (1482093) writes "Despite a recent ruling that said the FCC did not have the right to interfere in Comcast's network management issues, the agency is pushing ahead with its national broadband plan, though there might be some tweaks. Since the case was won on the fact that FCC based its decision on its Internet Policy Principles, a set of guidelines the agency developed internally several years ago regarding broadband Internet service and not actual rules that went through a formal, open rulemaking process, they are invalid as is the enforcement action. In the event of this decision FCC general counsel Austin Schlick acknowledged that the court's decision may affect a significant number of important plan recommendations because of which the commission is assessing the implications of the decision for each one, to ensure that the commission has adequate authority to execute the mission laid out in the plan."

Comment: Re:Yeah, sure (Score 1) 320

by syntaxeater (#30123578) Attached to: Microsoft Open Sources<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Micro Framework
ILDasm.exe and get the IL for your viewing pleasure. Utilize shared extensions and enhance any type you feel needs "opt-inable" improving. The only thing you're pseudo-kept out of is the VES, but nothing's telling/restricting you from creating your own runtime hosts. It's what I'd consider client-cloned open source. Do what you want, extend as you need but ultimately the direction and decision for global enhancements is left with a heavily vested company instead of a users community.

Comment: Re:Have they played the mission? (Score 1) 548

by syntaxeater (#30120140) Attached to: Russia Recalls <em>Modern Warfare 2</em>
I too have played this mission, and while I agree with your statement - saying "dozens" is a little bit of a misnomer. There were many more than a few dozen. Not having read forums or seen clips before playing; I had expected maybe a hostage situation with you partaking in the executions... But this is more on par with "State of Emergeny"'s level of casualties. Granted no where near as graphic, but the volume is there. I'm not complaining or saying I was offended in anyway. Nor am I taking a stance with Russia in banning this. I'm just saying you can't battle misinformation with misinformation.

+ - $9 million ATM hacking ring busted-> 1

Submitted by Trailrunner7
Trailrunner7 (1100399) writes "U.S. and international prosecutors have taken down a criminal ring that they allege was responsible for an ATM scam last year that stole about $9 million from RBS WorldPay. The criminals were able to evade the company's encryption system used on payroll debit cards and withdraw money from ATMs in 280 cities around the world. A federal grand jury in Atlanta has indicted eight men in connection with the scheme, including five Estonians, one Russian, one Moldovan and one unidentified man. Prosecutors allege that the men "used sophisticated hacking techniques" to defeat the company's encryption system. The scam, which hit RBS WorldPay last November, involved an elaborate plan in which the attackers first bypassed the encryption on the debit cards, which RBS WorldPay issues to customers for employee payroll purposes. They then raised the limits on the accounts attached to the cards."
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It is masked but always present. I don't know who built to it. It came before the first kernel.