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Comment: Fast exit nodes ? hum ? (Score 1) 96

by treuf (#40763729) Attached to: Tor Project Experiments With Funding Fast Exit Nodes

Don't worry, most of the fast exit nodes are for sure owned by the intelligence services.
(at least, they know what's being discussed, even if they don't have the origin)

As for fast exit nodes, one can get some boxes for cheap from OVH all around the world (they are opening in Canada soon) for example : http://www.ovh.co.uk/dedicated_servers/
(low end dedicated boxes in France start at about 40 USD for 100Mb/s)

Medicine

+ - Progression of Multiple Sclerosis May Be Reversible->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Researchers at the Mayo Clinic may have found a way to reverse multiple sclerosis. These new findings could help pave the way for more effective multiple sclerosis treatments.

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder that targets the brain and spine. It is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective coating of nerve cells.The damage is caused by inflammation when the body's immune system cells attack the nervous system."

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Data Storage

+ - HDD prices still over 70% higher than pre-flood lows->

Submitted by
crookedvulture
crookedvulture writes "Eight months have passed since massive flooding devastated Thailand, including many of the factories responsible for making mechanical hard drives and their component parts. Predictably, hard drive prices rose sharply as production faltered. They've fallen since, but the rate of decline has slowed in recent months, and there's still a long way to go. On average, hard drives cost 74% more now than their pre-flood lows. Consolidation within the industry could be at least partially responsible. Seagate now owns Samsung's hard drive business, and Western Digital bought Hitachi's, leaving only two major players serving the desktop market. It seems unlikely this generation of hard drives will ever be as inexpensive as they were last year at this time."
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+ - CNN and FOX Both Blow It Reporting Supreme Court Decision->

Submitted by NeverVotedBush
NeverVotedBush (1041088) writes "The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act as constitutional, a presidential election-year victory for President Barack Obama. While that was much anticipated news that broke today — CNN and FOX initially got it wrong. Although CNN and FOX have since corrected their stories, it hasn’t stopped people on Twitter from reacting to the initial inaccuracy. Tweeps are calling the gaffe an “epic fail” in journalism."
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Comment: Re:Just wait until they take a look at DSi carts (Score 1) 146

by treuf (#31182524) Attached to: Nintendo Wins Lawsuit Over R4 Mod Chip Piracy

They actually sell the cart virgin without this modified code dumped from a valid rom.
You take your responsibilities by putting the code in there - they shouldn't be liable for this (unless a store do this for you, in that case they'll be in troubles)

They can't hold homebrews though without this afaik, but don't tell me this is the initial goal of such carts (it's a nice excuse to sell them though)

Comment: Is this worse ... (Score 1) 929

by treuf (#30455874) Attached to: Israeli Border Police Shoot US Student's Laptop

Is this worse than US borders seizures ?

US border patrols can confiscate your electronic devices (computer, ipod, etc ...) according to their judgement, with or without reason.
They can hold it as long as they need (great if you are a business traveler, I suppose they can get intelligence on some businesses that way) and should give it back to you if nothing is found (sorta) - someday ...

Comment: Re:You'll see IPv6 . . . (Score 4, Interesting) 241

by treuf (#25933417) Attached to: Linux Foundation Says All Major Distros Are IPv6 Compliant

A major French ISP - Free (second largest ISP after Orange) - is offering IPv6 to anyone asking for it (it's an option in their control pannel, disabled by default).
It would be interesting to see how much peoples activated that option :)

Another smaller one here have been offering IPv6 since ages (can't remember its name though)

A major mass-hosting facility - OVH (doing buiness in France and doing massive deployment currently in europe) is providing IPv6 to all its servers (hosted or housed).

They are both new-commers (compared to the country operator / old hosting facilities) - which may explain such massive deployment (they have only new hardware everywhere)

Comment: Re:Why just the mammoth? (Score 1) 322

by treuf (#25842623) Attached to: Resurrecting the Mighty Mammoth, Cheaply

Resurecting extinct species sounds to be an amazing genetical / bio achievement.

But what would we do with those animals ?
We don't manage to take care of endangered species already ...

Sure, everything cannot be saved, Darwin tought us evolution and natural selection (well, most of us on slashdot at least).
But it sounds reasonable to take care of existing species in the first order.

Microsoft One Step From World's Greenest Company 492

Posted by samzenpus
from the environmental-update dept.
An anonymous reader writes "According to this article, Microsoft is only a few lines of code away from becoming the greenest company on Earth." From the article: "Redmond should issue a software upgrade to every computer running Microsoft Windows worldwide to adjust each machine's energy-saving settings for maximum efficiency." The author figures that the upgrade would affect 100 million computers and that the power cost savings could hit $7 billion per year. CO2 emissions would be cut by 45 million tons. But what about the impact on computing?

It's hard to think of you as the end result of millions of years of evolution.

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