dg2fer writes: For more than two month, the vulnerability of parsing URIs is known for several Windows programms, including Outlook, Adobe Reader, IRC clients and many more.
The latest Microsoft patches published for October did not include a solution for the URI problem, so according to an article on heise security hackers started to solve the problem theirselfes and published an unofficial patch which cleans up the critical parameters of URI system calls before calling the vulnerable Windows system function.
Anonymous writes: Earlier this year, Steve Jobs called Java a "heavyweight ball and chain." Now James Gosling, Java's creator, says the Mac hasn't kept pace and he's ditched his Mac laptop for a Solaris box. Isn't this like the old bumper sticker, "Nietzsche: God is Dead. God: Nietzsche is dead."
Except, in this case, who's God?
bananaendian writes: "BBC is reporting on a discovery of how a creature has survived for 80 million years without sex. Scientists have long pondered how asexual organisms can survive the evolutionary pressures of changing environments but according to Science magazine, a team of UK scientists have shown that a tiny invertebrate known as a bdelloid rotifer has found a way to benefit from such long celibacy. The team has been able to show for the first time that gene copies in asexual animals can have different functions."