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Submission + - Skype Video Calling Comes To Android (muktware.com)

muktware writes: Sykpe pushed an update today which brought this video calling capabilities to Android phones. Android phones already have Google' Gtalk service which offer video calling capabilities on phone running Android 2.3.4.

As expected only select phones, with needed hardware, will be able to make video calls using Skype.

The lucky few include Google Nexus S, HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo and Sony Ericsson Xperia pro. Skype said on its page that support for other phones is coming soon.

Comment PCI Compliance is basically a cover up. (Score 1) 306

PCI compliance can be a cover up, and a cover story over many troubled companies. I work at one, where I was instructed to be creative when it came to giving answers. Patching was always an annual affair, generally before the auditor came onsite. As for external pens tests, they can be faked. At one stage we pointed the pen testers at a non-production test system, with a completely different version of software. Thank god I am out of that sector now. Sony are liable for costs from the Credit card companies. I was told it was $100 an exposed card number. So they could be liable for billions.
Google

Submission + - Gmail outage continues

mysqlbytes writes: "As I sit here not able to check my Gmail, I am wondering how much more of the world is affected. Gmail Help is current stating: "We are continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by September 1, 2009 2:16:00 PM PDT detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.""
Google

Submission + - New Google DNS Entry

mysqlbytes writes: For anyone trying to access their Gmail recently, during this outage. Has anyone seen that there is now an DNS entry:
Name: sorry.l.google.com
Addresses: 72.14.205.147, 72.14.205.99, 72.14.205.103, 72.14.205.104
Aliases: sorry.google.com
This outage may last longer than we expect!
Google

Submission + - Gmail Inaccessible Worldwide

neural.disruption writes: Publico(European Portuguese Newspaper) has some news about Gmail being inaccessible to most users around the world, since at least 9.30 GMT, with an estimate of 43 million accounts affected only in the US.

Google confirms the problem is worldwide and says they're working on it but don't disclose anything else about the nature or origin of the problem.

I could only find the news on the Portuguese newspaper and could not found it in any of the regular places like CNET or TechNews, but I can confirm that at least I and six other people can't even access Gmail site without receiving a server error notice.

So I ask how is the problem affecting you people?

Comment Re:Here in Ireland... (Score 1) 368

Tell me more... I'm a sysadmin who loves a challenge. What else do these guys do? I would love to read their end user license agreement. Probably says something like "WE READ YOUR EMAIL!" Go to here and see if your ip address always changes, if it does everytime then they are proxying you in a pool of addresses, if it changes everytime you reboot your dsl modem, that's just because it's dhcp. I would be very very surprised if they proxied everything. Plus you can't proxy SSL sessions without breaking them, so things like gmail should act normally if they are doing things they aren't meant to... What make is the DSL modem?
Christmas Cheer

Submission + - Dell to sell PC's in shops

mysqlbytes writes: Computer seller Dell has signed a major new agreement with consumer group DSG that will see the US giant's products sold through a network of 1,300 Dixons, PC World and Currys stores around Ireland for the first time. The deal with DSG is part of Dell's major push towards regaining a leading foothold in the global computer market. Hewlett-Packard has already pipped Dell as the biggest seller of computers by offering its products through retail outlets. Dell has retaliated by making its computers available through major retailers such as Wal-Mart and Best Buy. Read more here
Debian

Submission + - Ubuntu 7.10 Released

mysqlbytes writes: The latest releases of Ubuntu for desktop and server are available today for download. This release brings together the best of free and open source software delivered on a stable, easy to use and learn platform. Read the press releases or download it now.
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Submission + - Blogger Finds Y2K Bug in NASA Climate Data (dailytech.com)

mysqlbytes writes: While inspecting historical temperature graphs, Steve McIntyre, who operates the site climateaudit.org, noticed a strange discontinuity, or "jump" in many locations, all occurring around the time of January, 2000. The graphs were created by NASA's Reto Ruedy and James Hansen (who shot to fame when he accused the administration of trying to censor his views on climate change). Hansen refused to provide McKintyre with the algorithm used to generate graph data, so McKintyre reverse-engineered it. The result appeared to be a Y2K bug in the handling of the raw data. Read more here!
Communications

Submission + - Nokia to replace 43 Million Batteries (bbc.co.uk)

mysqlbytes writes: According to a recent post on the BBC's website, Nokia has admitted to a problem in the BL-5C batteries made by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006. For some of us, it means longer battery life with a new lease of life. And for some of us, no more burnt legs :) See the article here, and you can check out the product advisory here: https://www.nokia.com/batteryreplacement/en/

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