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Submission + - Slashdot has racist fortune file 1

An anonymous reader writes: Found this on the bottom of the slashdot page:

    Q: What do you say to a Puerto Rican in a three-piece suit? A: Will the defendant please rise?

Really? Is that supposed to be funny?

Submission + - 13 Geeky Items To (Secretly) Wear To The Office (forbes.com)

Esther Schindler writes: Not everyone works in an office where superhero t-shirts are acceptable. Sometimes you have to play Clark Kent... but with superhero underwear.

In that vein: Carol Pinchefsky found a few fun things for you to wear to your next business meeting that happen to be subtle and not easily recognizable as geeky. "This way you can maintain your superhero- (or space hero-)inspired confidence while keeping your geeky proclivities on the down-low," she explains. "Plus, if you meet someone who does recognize these items, you may have made a new breakroom buddy."

(Yes, this is a slide show: I admit it. But these things are inherently visual, so it's justified. Plus, it might make you giggle, or rush over to /r/shutupandtakemymoney. I don't foist such things on you usually, do I? Trust me. Or at least buy me the Wonder-Woman underwear and the Starfleet Academy class ring.)

Submission + - Practical HTTP Host header attacks

An anonymous reader writes: Trusting HTTP_HOST and its cousin SERVER_NAME has long been regarded as risky behavior. Nonetheless, plenty of popular web frameworks and applications still implicitly treat these user-supplied variables as entirely dependable. Practical HTTP Host header attacks introduces and illustrates two techniques that exploit such mistakes in Django, Joomla, Gallery and Varnish to poison caches and password reset emails alike. If only there was a canonical solution...

Submission + - FreeBSD Core Developer Charged With Terrorizing Tenants (theregister.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: Prominent FreeBSD developer Kip Macy has been charged with waging a campaign of terror against people renting apartments in a six-unit building he owns. He stands accused of cutting out floor supports to retaliate against a tenant who went to court to keep from being evicted. Macy also shut off the tenant's electricity, disconnected his phone and had workers saw a hole in his living room floor. Other tenants claim the programmer-turned-landlord and his wife broke into their apartment and stole $2,000 worth of belongings. The couple was arrested Tuesday and charged with multiple felonies, including burglary, stalking, grand theft and shutting off service. Macy has been a prolific contributor to the FreeBSD project. He helped kick-start the porting of FreeBSD to Sun's UltraSparc, did early work on the Xen/FreeBSD port and has mentored younger programmers.

Submission + - Who is the best bleeding edge FOSS hosting provider?

An anonymous reader writes: For many of us our hosting providers are a way to hone our skills as well as run a business. Which provider out there gives the best bang for the buck for a FOSS developer? Virtually everybody provides Perl, PHP, Ruby, MySQL / MariaDB etc. but where can one get easy and cheap access to a stuff like NodeJS and Big Data?

Companies such as Pair Networks are great but not quite on the mark with any of their service offerings for somebody looking to test out real world scenarios with these technologies from a hosted stance. Obviously hosting from home is always an option but that has the penalty of administration, backup, DR planning, bigger security footprint etc. and for those of us whose time is balanced between making money and friends / family time that's not very appealing.

Comment Drupal for the win (Score 1) 192

I choose Byzantine schema over everything stored in two tables any day of the week. I pick allowing the customer to add fields via actual database tables rather than stuffing them into a "meta" table in a serialized form. If by code in the DB you mean having a rules/actions engine that is defined with data from the DBI pick that over hand coding anyday. Upgrades incompatible? I pick testing your upgrade rather than blindly upgrading a production site.

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