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Networking

Submission + - The illusion of 'net neutrality'

frdmfghtr writes: IHT is running an opinion piece on 'net neutrality.' Christopher Wolf writes about the harm of net neutrality legislation, ending with:

The astonishing growth of the Internet has been due to a "hands off" policy, with the marketplace and existing laws creating the parameters rather than rigid regulatory edicts whose adverse side-effects could well be severe. Let's hope lawmakers and policymakers keep that in mind.
Security

Submission + - StumbleUpon Buzz On Security

An anonymous reader writes: Looks like there is a major buzz (nearly 9000 thumbs-up in about a week) in the StumbleUpon community about a new Security Dashboard that first was talked about at Slashdot. The folks at CERTStation took to heart some of the beating they received at SD regarding their FLASH intensive website, and developed an AJAX/JSP based Dashboard that is truly remarkable (uses liquid screens that allow objects on the browser to move around — some flash components persist though). Add to this the dashboard now not only provides the previous threat aggregator they called Agglomerator, but also provides Critical DNS and Router statuses among a slew of other interesting bits. This is truly something. Our SD community's feedback went into a product development cycle and the company turned around something for us in quick order. I got this G2 directly from the folks at CERTStation. Maybe they should pay us royalty fees for the product testing and focus group work we did for them.
Biotech

Submission + - Mice get human gene, can see color

troll -1 writes: Mice are dichromats, they have only S and M cone pigments. They don't see color too well. But now researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of California at Santa Barbara have successfully transformed their vision by introducing a single human gene into a mouse chromosome. Jeremy Nathans, one of the authors of the study, describes it as 'the same evolutionary event that happened in one of the distant ancestors of all primates and that led ultimately to the trichromatic color vision'.

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