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Church Turns To Facebook To Find Priests 286 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the give-us-this-day-our-daily-farmville dept.
crimeandpunishment writes "The Catholic church of France isn't looking for friends on Facebook, it's looking for priests. The church has turned to Facebook as part of a campaign to attract young people to the priesthood, in an effort to combat its drastically dwindling number of priests. It may be working. The Facebook page attracted more than 1,200 fans in one week."
Security

+ - Help Nmap by filling out the SecTools.org survey!->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Help Nmap and the security world in general by filling out the 2010 SecTools.org survey! Results from this survey help the security community discover new tools, improve old ones, and gives everyone a chance to have their say. Besides being a great venue to learn about lesser known tools, this survey has lead to many of the advanced Nmap features including the Nmap Scripting Engine (which currently has well over 100 user-contributed scripts), Ndiff for comparing scans, the Zenmap interface, and, my personal favourite, despite a lack of votes, a script to check the availability of California vanity plates. With the Summer of Code projects coming up fast, this is your chance to shape Nmap's future!"
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Science

First LHC Data Hint At New Particle 124

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the still-no-black-holes dept.
Anonymous Dupeur writes "Only 12 hours after the start of operation of the Large Hardon Collider at an unprecedentedly high energy level, a discovery had been made. Today, in its press release, CERN disclosed the observation of a new class — paleoparticles. 'It's awful,' explains Alain Grand, still shocked by the discovery. 'It left horrible tracks inside the detector that made the physicists on duty at the time feel quite sick.' No wonder. The particle consists of two strange quarks and one top quark but no beauty or charm quark. The physicists have nicknamed it the 'neutrinosaurus.' This marks a first success of the — finally — started experiment."
GNOME

Gnome 2.30 Released 138

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-and-improved dept.
Hypoon writes "The GNOME project is proud to release this new version of the GNOME desktop environment and developer platform. Among the hundreds of bug fixes and user-requested improvements, GNOME 2.30 has several highly visible changes: new features for advanced file management, better remote desktop experience, easier notes synchronization and a generally smoother user experience. Learn more about GNOME 2.30 through the detailed release notes and the press release."

Comment: Re:Apply (Score 3, Insightful) 441

by thefear (#31650746) Attached to: Best Way To Land Entry-Level Job?

How are you showing them your skills? A resume? I've hired a few developers in my time, I assure you the only people that care about your resume is HR.

Agreed, that said, the OP lamented how he can't get an interview. Maybe he does need to improve his resume.

Regardless of everything I've said above, be it right or wrong, you have one serious disadvantage. You're looking for a job at the worst possible time.

I fervently disagree with this sentiment. I'm also a soon to graduate developer and have received offers from almost every company that I applied to.

Comment: Final 21% (Score 1) 224

by thefear (#31372600) Attached to: Web Copyright Crackdown On the Way

Offshore sites will not be immune from the crackdown, said Pitkow, because almost all of them depend on banner ads served by U.S.-based services. Because the DMCA requires the ad service to act against any violator, Attributor says it can interdict the revenue lifeline at any offending site in the world.

Attributor already has been engaged by several major book publishers to get unauthorized eBooks off unauthorized sites. "And we have 99% success rate," he said.

The Internet

Things To Look For In a Web Hosting Company? 456

Posted by timothy
from the secret-underground-layer dept.
v1x writes "I have had an account with my current web hosting company for a few years, with 3 domains being hosted there (using Linux/PHP/MySQL). Recently, all three of these websites stopped functioning, and upon checking the site, all my directory structures were intact, whereas all of the files were gone. Upon contacting their technical support, I was given the run-around, and later informed by one of their administrators that none of the files could be restored. Needless to say that I am looking for a different web hosting company at this point, but I would like to make a more informed choice than I did with the current company. I have read a similar Slashdot article (from 2005) on the topic, but the questions posed there were slightly different." Reader mrstrano has a similar question: "I am developing a web application and, after registering the domain, I am now looking for a suitable web hosting provider. It should be cheap enough so I can start small, but should allow me to scale up if the web site is successful (as I hope). The idea is simple enough so I do not need other investors to implement it. This also means that I don't have a lot of money to put on it at the moment. Users of the website will post their pictures (no, it's not going to be a porn website), so scalability might be an issue even with a moderately high number of users. I would like to find a good web hosting provider from day one, so I don't have to go through the pain of a data migration. Which web host would you choose?"
Graphics

Why Flash Is Fundamentally Flawed On Touchscreen Devices 521

Posted by Soulskill
from the 'cause-it's-flash dept.
An anonymous reader passes along this excerpt from Roughly Drafted: "I'm a full-time Flash developer and I'd love to get paid to make Flash sites for the iPad. I want that to make sense — but it doesn't. Flash on the iPad will not (and should not) happen — and the main reason, as I see it, is one that never gets talked about: current Flash sites could never be made to work well on any touchscreen device, and this cannot be solved by Apple, Adobe, or magical new hardware. That's not because of slow mobile performance, battery drain or crashes. It's because of the hover or mouseover problem. ... All that Apple and Adobe could ever do is make current Flash content visible. It would be seen, but very often would not work."
Programming

Google Phasing Out Gears For HTML5 35

Posted by timothy
from the toothless-grin dept.
Kelson writes "Have you noticed that there haven't been many updates to Gears in a while? That's because Google has decided to focus instead on similar capabilities in the emerging HTML5 standard: local storage, database, workers and location cover similar functionality, but natively in the web browser. Of course, since Gears and HTML APIs aren't exactly the same, it's not a simple drop-in replacement, so they'll continue supporting the current version of Gears in Firefox and Internet Explorer. I guess this means the long-anticipated Gears support for 64-bit Firefox on Linux and Opera are moot."
Graphics

FOSS CAD and 3D Modeling Software? 413

Posted by timothy
from the blue-sky-all-around dept.
Paul server guy writes "I work at a privately funded, open source, manned, return to the moon mission — Yes really, and Yes, we really are going to put man (and woman) back on the moon. Since we are open source, we want all of our tools to be, too. What we are looking for is CAD software that we can feed into Blender (or the like) to do 3D modeling with. Many of the engineers have tried working with Blender and Art of Illusion, but have not been pleased. They want to just draw the parts, then feed them to the art people who will run them through the 3D modelers for videos, illustrations and such. What is your preference?"

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