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Comment Re:I see (Score 1) 646

The concept is simple, both Unity and Gnome Shell say do it our way or hit the highway. We hit the highway. One size does not fit all, nor does one desktop pattern fit all work flows. If your workflow is simple, then Unity is great for you. But those of use that need more flexibility we have to move on.
Programming

Submission + - Ancient Programmer Tidbit

jlbprof writes: When I was a young programmer (back in Apple II days). I had a much older programmer as a mentor. He once told me something that I have not seen anywhere written yet it is an absolute truth.

A Control Character's value can be calculated by bitwise anding the character with 0x1F.

Example: Carriage Return is a 0x0D or a control M.
M is 0x4D & 0x1F = 0x0D Voila!

Did you know that?
Patents

Submission + - America Invents Act (politico.com)

jlbprof writes: "What is your opinion of this act? The article says it should be bi-partisan but specifically does it help or hurt the cause to eliminate software and business model patents?"
Security

Submission + - Mesh Injection Attacks Claims 30,000 Websites (esecurityplanet.com)

darthcamaro writes: Forget about SQL Injection — Mesh Injection is a new type of injection attack that could just be even more dangerous. According to a new reportm Mesh Injection may have claimed as many as 30,000 websites already. Aside from the big infection number the real danger is the mesh itself which enables the injection to spread.

"The mass mesh victim sites are injected with JavaScript, but not to a small set of malicious redirectors, they are injected with malicious JavaScript that point to each other in a mesh," Wayne Huang, CTO at Armorize told InternetNews.com. "So the infected websites themselves are re-directors."


Comment Monsanto (Score 1) 1229

Monsanto in the U.S. has made it illegal to label produce as "not" being genetically modified. There is no way to know if the produce we buy is GMO or normal. We have to assume it is. That has to stop. Allow us to be informed and make choices then I don't care. But when I serve my family corn or potatoes I want to know they are not GMO.

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