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+ - Cuil was launched with fanfare, and died quietly->

Submitted by viking80
viking80 (697716) writes "Finally put out of its misery. THE LAUGHING STOCK of the search engine world, Cuil, has disappeared from the web. The search engine, launched by ex-Google employees in 2008 with what was at the time an index three times bigger than that of Google, has not been reachable since Friday 17 and almost nobody noticed. While its large index count played well with the mainstream media, real web users were quick to point out that the search engine was not particularly good at delivering relevant results. Earlier /. coverage http://it.slashdot.org/story/08/07/31/1242243/Cuil-Proves-the-Bubble-Is-Back and http://tech.slashdot.org/story/08/07/28/068211/New-Search-Engine-Cuil-Takes-Aim-At-Google"
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Encryption

+ - Researches broke "unhackable" quntum encryption->

Submitted by viking80
viking80 (697716) writes "Norwegian researches hacked quantum encryption without detection

Quantum encryption is considered to be among the safest ways to encrypt data as it is extremely difficult to break the encryption without leaving changes that will be detected.

Any attamps to eavsdrop should theoretically be detected. Now, researchers at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway managed to crack Quantum encryption using a laser to "blind" the receiver. The full article is in the journal Nature Photonics

- Our hack gave 100 percent understanding of the key, with zero disturbance of the system, "says NTNU researchers Vadim Makarov and Lars Lydersen.
Researchers have tried on two commercially available Quantum encryption systemes — one from the company id Quantique in Switzerland and one from MagiQ Technologies in the United States."

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Networking

+ - How do I win online giveaways?

Submitted by viking80
viking80 (697716) writes "AmEx is having a giveaway at http://mywishlist.amexnetwork.com/ They are even giving away fancy convertible sports cars.

It is a flash app, and You have to click "I WANT IT" at the right time.
How do I win any of this? So far my efforts have been futile.

I have tried:
1. Just klicking
2. Using IP-tables, to mangle the packets.
    a) Upping priority
    b) Setting QoS bits to video/voice
    c) etc
3. Multiple clients in parallel trying different packet mangling.

Only success, and likely independent of my efforts was some makeup for my wife. I cant even get the Home Depot 20% off cupons!

Does anyone have a good idea as to how to do this? Are any packet mangling cleaned up or disregarded by the network? Any other sugestions?"
Music

+ - DVD Jon challenges Steve Jobs on DRM

Submitted by viking80
viking80 (697716) writes "Steve Jobs wrote an article "Thoughts on Music" discussed here on /. http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/02/06/ 2014217

Steve blames the music industry for DRM, and claims that Apple would love to sell DRM free music. This is of course the exact opposite of the truth accroding to DVD John (Lech Johansen).

DVD John challenges Steve: "Action speaks louder than words"

Read Johansens blog here: [ So sue me ] /http://nanocrew.net/"

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