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Submission + - Apache flaw allows internal network access (techworld.com.au) 1

angry tapir writes: "A yet-to-be-patched flaw discovered in the Apache HTTP server allows attackers to access protected resources on the internal network if some rewrite rules are not defined properly. The vulnerability affects Apache installations that operate in reverse proxy mode, a type of configuration used for load balancing, caching and other operations that involve the distribution of resources over multiple servers."
IBM

Submission + - Good summary on IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP str (itnews.com.au)

Bearhouse writes: Won't be a surprise for regular readers, but there's a good summary from Gartner here of how IT VPs should be wary of, amongst other things, SAP's rather opaque pricing and Oracle's poor interoperability. Also, how IBM is more interested in taking over your company's IT strategy than it is in delivering solutions.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/280268,the-truth-about-ibm-microsoft-oracle-and-sap.aspx

Java

Submission + - JavaScript JVM runs Java (i-programmer.info)

mikejuk writes: The world of software is made slightly crazy because of the huge flexibility within any computer language. Once you have absorbed the idea of a compiler written in the language it compiles what else is there left to gawp at? But... a Java Virtual Machine JVM written in JavaScript seems like another level of insanity. A lone coder, Artur Ventura, has implemented a large part of the standard JVM using JavaScript and you can check the code out on Github. Notice this isn't a Java to JavaScript translator but a real JVM that runs byte code. This means it could run any language that compiles to byte code.

Comment Re:Stupid Article is Stupid (Score 1) 420

A year ago or so, I read an article about a study that showed that danish people tend to speak more words per minute than swedes and norwegians do. It was a Scandinavian study, and Scandinavian languages are closely related to each other are therefore comparable. Reading this /. story I wonder if reading speed is related to the language, and to how distinct word patterns/symbols/ alphabet are in the language (similar to your upper/lower case comment). To summarize - do a native English reader read faster than say a native Chinese reader?
Businesses

Submission + - Tech Site Sues Ex-Employee, Claiming Rights To His (forbes.com)

nonprofiteer writes: Noah Kravitz worked as a mobile phone reviewer for a tech website called Phonedog for four and a half years. While there, he started a Twitter account (of his own volition) with the handle @PhoneDog_Noah to tweet his stories and videos for the site as well as personal stuff about sports, food, music, etc. When he left Phonedog, he had approximately 17,000 followers and changed his Twitter handle to @noahkravitz.

This summer, Phonedog started barking that it wanted the Twitter account back, and sued Kravitz, valuing the account at $340,000 (!), or $2.50 per follower per month. Kravitz claims the Twitter account was his own property. A California judge ruled that the case can proceed and theoretically go to trial. Meanwhile, Kravitz continues to tweet.

DRM

Submission + - Secret BBC documents reveal flimsy case for DRM (guardian.co.uk)

mouthbeef writes: "The Guardian just published my investigative story on the BBC and Ofcom's abuse of secrecy laws to hide the reasons for granting permission for DRM on UK public broadcasts. The UK public overwhelmingly rejected the proposal, but Ofcom approved it anyway, saying they were convinced by secret BBC arguments that couldn't be published due to "commercial sensitivity." As the article shows, the material was neither sensitive nor convincing — a fact that Ofcom and the BBC tried to hide from the public."
Unix

Submission + - DMR Dead at 70 (boingboing.net)

An anonymous reader writes: Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie, a true legend among the original computer programmers, died sometime earlier this week at his home. Ritchie was the R in the original K+R programming manuals. He left us with the legacy of the C language and the Unix operating system. It would be beyond imagination to think any other individual could transcend technology the way DMR did, and shared with us all. Godbless.

Submission + - Dennis Ritchie, UNIX and C god dead (boingboing.net)

An anonymous reader writes: Seriously, I'm no writer, but someone should really be posting this. It's bigger than Steve Jobs, and most people reading this would not have work without this man.
Microsoft

Submission + - Sony Attacks Microsoft's Publishing Policies (gamergaia.com)

winston18 writes: Sony’s vice president of publisher relations has went on record as saying that Microsoft is protecting an inferior technology with their policies regarding content on Xbox Live Arcade and multiplatform titles. The comments stem from Microsoft’s admission that they reserve the right to deny titles on Xbox Live if they launch on the Playstation Network first.

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