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Comment Re:video (Score 3, Informative) 119

Is there more in the video that's not in the article? Because your comment is a way off:

Aunque las acciones llevadas a cabo en la red pudieran "parecer trastadas", considera Vázquez, constituyen un auténtico "peligro". No en vano, "la OTAN considera estos 'ciberataques' una verdadera amenaza junto con Al Qaeda", recuerda el comisario de la BIT.

Google Translated:

Although the actions undertaken in the network would " seem pranks "believes Vazquez, are a real "danger" . Not surprisingly, "NATO considers this 'cyber' a real threat along with Al Qaeda," says the curator of the BIT.

Basically it says NATO considers cyber attacks to be a real threat, just like Al Qaeda is a real threat. I don't see the Spanish Police saying anything that equates these hackers to AQ.

Comment Re:hey editor guy! (Score 4, Informative) 767

Actual Transcript:

"GIBSON: Let's start, because we are near Russia, let's start with Russia and Georgia.

The administration has said we've got to maintain the territorial integrity of Georgia. Do you believe the United States should try to restore Georgian sovereignty over South Ossetia and Abkhazia?

PALIN: I do believe unprovoked and we have got to keep our eyes on Russia, under the leadership there. I think it was unfortunate. That manifestation that we saw with that invasion of Georgia shows us some steps backwards that Russia has recently taken away from the race toward a more democratic nation with democratic ideals.That's why we have to keep an eye on Russia.

And, Charlie, you're in Alaska. We have that very narrow maritime border between the United States, and the 49th state, Alaska, and Russia. They are our next door neighbors.We need to have a good relationship with them. They're very, very important to us and they are our next door neighbor.

GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of the state give you?

PALIN: They're our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska."

The leading question to her response was actually asking how her close proximity of Alaska gave her insight into Russia. On careful read she mangled the response to how being close to Alaska gives her insight, she could have talked about cultural and trade ties between Alaska and Russia. But its also not a response that she came up with to legitimize her foreign policy knowledge. Once again you are talking about a misinterpretation of the real interview based on the SNL representation.

And let me state this again, I am not a Palin fan, and think she is clumsy in press engagements. However I think the majority of people in this country falsely attribute the Tina Fey parody to the politician.

Comment Re:hey editor guy! (Score 2, Insightful) 767

You also know that Palin never said she could see Russia from her house right? It was just an SNL Skit.

Actual quote from Palin: "They're our next door neighbors. And you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska."

I'm no fan of Palin but please try to separate her real gaffes from the ones the media made up.

Comment Re:What stops the MPAA from changing the DVD TOS? (Score 1) 112

Putting Terms of Service on a DVD doesn't really make sense to me. Terms of Service apply to an actual service provided, such as an online subscription or an communications contract. A violation of Terms of Service will revoke your privilege to use the service. Owning a DVD is not a receiving a service. What would they do if you violated the TOS, revoke your privilege to watch the DVD's you own?

Submission + - 82% of IT Workers Report Data Breaches (i4u.com)

i4u writes: In the wake of Sony's data debacle, corporations around the world are taking another look at information security. Storing your data behind a firewall isn't enough, and trusting on client-side protections to keep the bad people out is what screwed the PlayStation Network. The industry is grappling for a solution, especially with the news that 82% of IT practitioners questioned report at least one breach of their systems.

The cost of a stolen file varies pretty wildly. The average figure is $214...but entities lose an average of 16,000 records per data breach.


Submission + - Facebook "archiving" all groups (facebook.com)

Sprotch writes: The following message has appeared over the first page of all groups:
"Over the next few months, Facebook will be archiving all groups created using the old groups format. Moving forward, you can create groups using the new groups format, which makes it easy to share with the important groups in your life."
As part of the archiving process, members of the old group get deleted. In other words, "archived" groups are destroyed.
While facebook claims that it is possible to upgrade to the new groups, this option is not available for larger groups, which are most at need of it.


Submission + - Asus Eee Pad Transformer in action. A comprehensiv (tabletnewsreport.com)

tabletnr writes: More and more video clips presenting the possibility of Asus tablet appears every day. Below are three video recorded by one of the owners of the Eee Pad Transformer, which I think are the best videos with the review of this device, which appeared by today. A must see for people who are thinking of buying the Transformer.

Submission + - The Complex Information Security Landscape (net-security.org)

Orome1 writes: We live in complex times. The black hats have seemingly endless resources while the good guys have to get management approval for all their tools. What can a large organization do to stay on top of the fast-paced threat landscape while fighting on a limited budget? In this interview, Latha Maripuri, Director, IBM Security Services and Marc van Zadelhoff, Director of Strategy, IBM Security Solutions, discuss the increasingly complex information security landscape by addressing budget strategies, cloud computing security, mobile devices and more.

Submission + - Signs of Dark Matter from Minnesota Mine (sciencenews.org)

thomst writes: "Ron Cowen of Science News reports that on May 2nd, at the American Physical Society meeting in Anaheim, CA, Juan Collar, team leader of COGENT, an experimental effort to detect WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles), presented a paper detailing 15 months of data collected via a pure germanium detector located deep in a Minnesota mine which seems to confirm similar results reported by a European effort called DAMA/LIBRA. The results are particularly intriguing, because they appear to show a seasonal variation in the density of WIMPs that accords with models that predict that Earth should encounter more WIMPs in Summer (when its path around the Sun moves in the same direction as the Milky Way revolves) than in Winter (when it goes the opposite direction). The most interesting thing about the COGENT experiment is that the mass of the WIMP candidates it records is significantly less than most particle physicists had predicted, according to popular models. If the interactions recorded by COGENT are eventually confirmed as WIMP encounters, wholesale revisions to the so-called "Standard Model" may be required. (Cowen wrote an earlier article about COGENT last year that goes into a lot more detail about how COGENT works, what its team expects it to find, and why."

Submission + - Sensor Glove Helps Stroke Patients Through Gaming (ecouterre.com)

Elliot Chang writes: It’s well-known that video games improve hand-eye coordination, so it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that stroke patients could recover their range of motion by playing them. Four mechanical-engineering students at McGill University in Canada have developed an inexpensive sensor glove that allows patients to exercise in a game-like fashion at home with minimal supervision. Self-therapy? Well, yes and no. Using the accompanying software, doctors will be able to monitor their charges’ progress off-site, cutting down on hospital visits and costs.

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