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Comment Re:Seriously, what the fuck! (Score 1) 371

Hashing the account number (and other info) into an identifier in that cookie, then using that as the session ID, and only allowing access to that one account from that port until another session was authenticated on it, would be more proper.

I don't see why you are coupling the session of the user with the account on the client side. The id of the cookie is arbitrary to the extent that it is unique, and the server will have a lookup of what cookie is with what account. It seems as if with the above approach, subsequent programmers could be misled into thinking there is some trust associated with the cookie identifier and enable some reverse lookup backdoor functionality.


Submission + - Why Does AT&T Bother With A Customer Forum?

theodp writes: The good news for some AT&T DSL customers is that it will take a long time to hit a monthly bandwidth limit if the 6 Mbps service they're expecting in return for their money is only delivering .5 Mbps. An AT&T-hosted customer forum thread has been filled with tales of unresolved DSL woe for sixteen months, with the only genuine success story coming from a customer who says he had to sic the Better Business Bureau on ATT to get the promised throughput. The last of the 144 posts, dated May 11th and yet to receive even a canned response from an 'AT&T Internet Expert', reads simply: 'I finally have a fix. I have signed up with another service on the home line and will drop ATT completely.' So, why does AT&T even bother with a customer "support" forum?

Submission + - Facebook, Amazon staffers are the most stressed (

darkc0der writes: may allow dogs in the office and offer bus passes to staffers, but it is still among the most stressful big companies to work at in high-tech. And don’t let Mark Zuckerberg’s casual hoodie fool you. Facebook too was among the most stressful high-tech workplaces, though employees of the social networking powerhouse reported being the most satisfied in their jobs.

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Submission + - Google Releases Stable Version Of Chrome 12

An anonymous reader writes: Google has released version 12 of its browser. The update brings hundreds of bug fixes as well as many features that have been available on the Chrome beta and dev channels to users interested in using Chrome's latest builds. Chrome 12 also addresses 14 security vulnerabilities in the WebKit-based browser (a relatively low number compared to previous releases): five rated as High, six rated as Medium, and three rated as Low.

Submission + - SPAM: The Most Effective Six Pack Exercise 1

darrelhays1128 writes: Women can get sexy, washboard abs without appearing like a man. Your ab exercises here will develop the perfect abs, Whether you're a man or women, To do crunches, lay flat upon your backbone and being your knees upwards in order that your feet are flat upon the floor.
You'll then you would like to put your hands behine your head and pull up twards your knees, concentraing fully on the abs. You had better isolate the muscles as you're straightening up so that you feel the strain. You'll prefer to do repeatings of 8 crunches. The first day, you could be only able to do 2 or 3 repetitions. Or you could only be able to do one If it's been a long time since you've worked out. It will be harder for you to use these muscles. But you'll want strive to do as many repps as you will be able to without hurting yourself. If you find as though you're in pain, you should stop. The purpose of the crunches is to build abs. The way that you build muscle is to tear it a bit, let it heal and then tear it once again. This is where the huring comes out thwn you are doing crunces. You are actually building up the abs so that you can have you six pack. Whie you first befin doing crunches, you'll remark that it's quite a strain and that they're difficult/ As you do physical exercise daily, you'll notive that it is lighter to do and will start feeling a difference. You'll not notive the strain anymore when you're Crunches will flatten out and tone you abs, simply this isn't the only exercise that you want to do in order to develop the perfect abs. You as well need to work at side to side crunches. However to do side to side crunces.
Side to side crunches will help you develop the sides of your abs. Even as you arise staright, you'll also prefer to move to the side. Begin with one side and force youself up to lean towards that side. Do eight reps even as you would with the center field crunches. After you're finished, process the other side. It's cricical, while doing toning exercises,to admit your muscles to loosen up after each time you do your reps of crunches. You want to take a couple deep breaths and relax the muscles after you are finished the toning. When you're doing crunches, however you'd like up the muslces, effectively isolating them so that they will get toned. A different way to perform crunches for perfect abdominals is to lean on one side and so lift yourself up, centering on the abdominal muscles. This will work on the muscles on the side. Think of that you would like to work on the entire ab area to achieve the appear of a sculpted six pack. You need to do both front crunches as well as side crunches that are executed on your back also as your side to accomplish this look. Crunches may appear difficult at first, but will soon become easier. how to get a six pack

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Submission + - How to do scalable website code deployment?

eggman95 writes: I'm trying to come with with a design to be able to easily distribute code changes across x amount of web servers.

At the moment we are creating a tarball of our entire code repo, scp-ing it to each web server, extracting the file, then doing a directory mv operation (mv codeBase codeBase.old ; mv codeBase)

This method makes small updates very expensive as we have to deploy the entire code base for changes that only affect a few files. What methods do you guys use to distribute code to many servers?

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Uses For A Small Office Server

ragnvaldr writes: "I'm the "IT guy" for an office of about a dozen people. And when I say IT guy, I mean I'm the only one here who can use google well enough to figure out how to make things work. We have a 500GB Mac server with a Drobo with 6TB of storage attached. So far all this server does is back up data, and I want to make it a little more useful. We also have a Filemaker server on it, which I have yet to learn how to use at all, let alone efficiently. Any suggestions to make this machine a little more useful?"

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