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Comment Dryad (Score 1) 67

Microsoft has a equivalent to Hadoop known as Dryad.
They should have open-sourced Dryad a long time ago.

I wonder what is going to happen to Dryad with this focus on Hadoop.


iPhone 4 Screens Break 82% More Than 3GS 348

A surprising number of readers have submitted linkage to a story discussing a recently released study that proclaims that iPhone 4 glass breaks way more often than the 3GS's. Although the chart that I found more surprising was the one that said almost 9% of iPhone 3GS screens crack after a year.

Submission + - Genital Herpes Pictures (

pharaoh412 writes: Use genital herpes pictures to help determine if you have contracted herpes. Viewing genital herpes pictures of benefit to you at during early stages herpes. The doctor may also use genital herpes pictures to show you some symptoms.

Submission + - New Material Can Store Vast Amounts Of Energy (

ElectricSteve writes: Using super-high pressures similar to those found deep in the Earth or on a giant planet, researchers from Washington State University (WSU) have created a compact, never-before-seen material capable of storing vast amounts of energy. Described by one of the researchers as “the most condensed form of energy storage outside of nuclear energy,” the material holds potential for creating a new class of energetic materials or fuels, an energy storage device, super-oxidizing materials for destroying chemical and biological agents, and high temperature superconductors.

Submission + - Hydrogen Bomb in Space. ( 2

An anonymous reader writes: USA government detonates a hydrogen bomb in space during the 1960s.

Comment Google News redesign is a Total Flop (Score 1) 2

I think the redesign is bad.
'Energetic' is putting it lightly. I can only see negative reactions on Google support forums and other sites.
Google destroyed Google Groups and now some idiots at Google have destroyed Google News.
The alternatives like Bing News are no better.
No other news aggregation sites have the two column layout and stretches to the full width of the browser window like the previous version of Google News did.

For the short term, it seems you can switch your default news page to some other country and then add US specific sections to get around the redesign.

Information Week correctly likened it to the 'New Coke'


Submission + - Great way to FireWall cc attack from China (

An anonymous reader writes: Westerners living in China are getting used to Connection Rests after bumping into sensitive keywords in Google search results. After that the computer will not be able to open any websites in 1-2 minutes. Many people hate it, but do you know? It also helped people defeat hackers from China

A Chinese blogger blogged about how he helps his friend successfully defended his web space hosted on a HK server with the help of GrFW. The connection limit of their account is 500 and it's constantly suffering from "Service Unavailable". There is nothing unusual in their IP and VP records. But their server log bloated from 22M to 169M in the recent two days.There are 1million requests from 500 unique IP targeting a single asp page. The attacker is flooding the asp page without valid id parameter causing database query errors. He fixed the parameter check flaw. but still the cc attack is overwhelming the server. After their service provider changed their IP, He came up with a brilliant idea. The guy directed all request without valid parameters to to an address ended with a GrFiW approved sensitive keyword. "/?min9hui" (9 should be g).

China GFiW approved keywords are classified and filtered on different levels some are inspected by DPI. Will these key words become migic spell protecting our web from crawler and flooders from China ? God knows. But GrFW indeed helped the Chinese op effectively cooled the flooder down. According to his test, he refreshed the website 20 times both with and without this keyword. With the keyword, only 3 requests appear in server log. while without the keyword 20 request arrived his server, none miss.As a comment in the blog pointed out that this trick only works for cc attack, request flood, but has no effect on DDoS attack with fragmented packets. What about running a t0r relay to win a IP black hole ;)

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