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Comment Internet and Camping mutually exclusive (Score 1) 438

As one who has just returned from camping, Mammoth Caves NP and Blue Ridge, I can say that cell service is most definitely ubiquitous, neither are Star Bucks. We did find one coffee shop with free WiFi. Of course we weren't looking very hard. About the only thing I needed my laptop for was storage for my camera cards. Leave the internet at home, it WILL be there when you get back. BTW, ditch the RV too much more of an adventure in a tent.

Comment Stop the Nerd/Geek Stereotype (Score 1) 899

Hollywood please listen up!!!!! One of my role models growing up was Spock from Star Trek. He was not a Nerd or a Geek. Ever since the late 1980's Hollywood has been portraying intelegent people with a penchant for science as nerds and geeks, for example Erkle. Who would want to be like him? Now Abby from NCIS she's cool, so are most of the SG1 team. But those characters are in the minority. Hollywood, make being smart cool again!!!!!

Comment Re:Here's a thought... (Score 1) 856

In Pennsylvania, USA. The motor vehicle code stipulates that a bicycle is a vehicle, and as such has the RIGHT to the entire lane, the cyclist however, must obey ALL the rules of the road. They MUST stop at stop signs and lights, they MUST signal when turning, most motor vehicle operators don't do that. They must stay in their lane, no driving against traffic on the opposing shoulder. The only roads closed to bicycles are limited access Motor Vehicle Only highways. I've seen as many bad cyclists as I have motor vehicle operators, so there is plenty of blame to go arouond. Yes, I both drive a car AND ride a bike.
Security

New PHP Interpreter Finds XSS, Injection Holes 66

rkrishardy writes "A group of researchers from MIT, Stanford, and Syracuse has developed a new program, named 'Ardilla,' which can analyze PHP code for cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection attack vulnerabilities. (Here is the paper, in PDF, and a table of results from scanning six PHP applications.) Ardilla uses a modified Zend interpreter to analyze the code, trace the data, and determine whether the threat is real or not, significantly decreasing false positives." Unfortunately, license issues prevent the tool in its current form from being released as open source.
Games

The Frontier of the MMO Genre 92

Eurogamer is running a feature about what they call "frontier" MMOs, games that are on the fringe of a market flooded with attempts to replicate the success of Everquest and World of Warcraft. Many publishers already have more MMO projects than they know what to do with, and often leave the more unusual and unique games out in the cold, preferring to stick with familiar IP or a tried-and-true approach. "Like any gold-rush, the MMO market also attracts a different kind of adventurer: the fearless, inexperienced, determined and solitary dreamer, making a go of it on nothing but their own resources and pluck. The online distribution and direct revenue streams — be they subscriptions or micro-transactions — make it theoretically possible to make a mint in MMOs without any help from the gaming establishment at all." They take a brief look at several such games currently in development, including Earthrise, Gatheryn, and Global Agenda.
Windows

Windows 7 Starter Edition — 3 Apps Only 695

CrustyFace writes "Cybernit reports that the Starter Edition version of Windows 7 will only allow the user to run 3 applications at once. Targeted at notebooks, this doesn't seem like such a bad limitation, however it is a bold move from Microsoft, and it will be interesting to see how the operating system sells."

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