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Comment Re:Windows only (Score 1) 160

mod_isapi is a core module of the Apache package that implements the Internet Server extension API. The extension allows Apache to serve Internet Server extensions (ISAPI .dll modules) for Microsoft Windows based hosts.

So are you only vulnerable if you use ISAPI ? It does look like that module is enabled by default though. I wonder why ?

Sci-Fi

Submission + - Indian made car running on compressed air is ready

Gary writes: "The first commercial car to be powered by compressed air could be about to hit the production lines, as Indian automaker Tata Motors prepares to build ex-Formula One engineer Guy Nègre's design. The City Cat runs on nothing but compressed air — which can be refueled at "air stations," and overnight using a built-in compressor, it has a top speed of 68 mph and a range of 125 miles. The Air Car designers are working on a hybrid version that can compress air while it's operating, potentially making cross-India journeys possible."
Businesses

Submission + - PayPal's Recent System Plagues User Accounts

Tech_Maker_and_User writes: On Friday, May 11, I had funds from a customer deposit become unavailable to me from my PayPal account. When I called as to why I could not retrieve the funds I was informed by the customer service rep that there is a technical problem and that the problem would soon be resolved. After the weekend, I found that my funds were still unavailable to me for the one deposit. I decided to dig a little deeper and called back but this time spoke to a PayPal customer service representative named Kim. When I asked about the technical issue, she responded, "Do you mean the one plaguing PayPal?" She stated that PayPal recently applied a large system update which has produced this error. "We can see your deposit, but it doesn't reflect in your balance", said Kim. "We have a lot of developers working on this problem even over the weekend, but we cannot give an exact date as to when the problem will be resolved." Kim stated that they are not applying provisional credits because they chose to fix the problem and estimated that it wouldn't be long before the problem is resolved. She added my PayPal account to the "list" of other PayPal accounts that are experiencing this issue.
Data Storage

Submission + - Microsoft briefly reveals online storage service

Lucas123 writes: "This past weekend, Microsoft briefly revealed the online backup service they've been talking about for two years, according to a story on Computerworld. 'The hosted backup service, now called Window Live Folders, will initially offer users 500MB of free storage that they can organize into personal, shared and private folders to separate content and limit access. "Password-protected online file storage. Always available where you need it," the site's tagline read before it went offline.'"
Security

Submission + - Distributed Open Proxy Honeypot Project Results

An anonymous reader writes: The Honeypot Project is capturing live web attack data with sensors placed around the world to provide concrete examples of the types of attacks occurring "in the wild," in addition to raising awareness and developing effective countermeasures to new threats. Since January, the Honeypot Project has logged nearly one million web requests and here are the results.
Robotics

Submission + - South Korea developing robot code of ethics

thefickler writes: A 12-member task force, consisting of top lawyers, doctors and scientists, has been set up by the South Korean Commerce Ministry to develop a code of ethics for robots by the end of the year, according to TECH.BLORGE.com.

"We expect the day will soon come when intellectual robots can act upon their own decisions. So we are presenting this as an ethical guideline on the role and ability of robots," said South Korea's Commerce Ministry.
Censorship

Submission + - Myspace eliminates "Gay" option

ishboo writes: "Just recently myspace abolished the option to select "Gay" as a sexual preference in your profile while still leaving bi and lesbian. This comes form chairman of News Corps. (Myspace's parent company) Rupert Murdoch who made this choice based on "Personal Family Values" who has a history of being accused of being homophobic. http://rawstory.com/news/2007/MySpace_deletes_abil ity_of_users_to_0503.html"
Businesses

Submission + - Micromanagement, or good business practice?

RxScram writes: I have been working at my current job for almost 2 years. About 6 months ago, my manager decided he was too busy, and basically promoted one of my coworkers to be a "middle manager". This former coworker, and now middle manager, keeps adding new administrative burdens. Today he added his most recent... he wants me to start keeping a log where I track my work activities for the day every 30 minutes. He had wanted to do every 15 minutes, but I was at least able to talk him up from that. Does this seem excessive to anybody else, and does anybody else have horror stories about their micromanaging boss?
Security

Submission + - Wikipedia admins go on rampage

joeszilagyi writes: After their passwords got cracked: At least four different Wikipedia administrators have had their weak passwords taken in the past 24 hours. They deleted the home page repeatedly, and one person even put Tubgirl on the "Site notice", which is a global header for all of en.wikipedia.org. How did it happen? Weak logon security measures — there is no CAPTCHA; crappy passwords, and on top of that, while there is an encrypted SSL logon page, it's hard to find. The scariest thing is that people with passwords of "password" are entrusted as sysops and administrators on one of the Top 10 websites on Earth. They even blocked Jimbo Wales repeatedly from his own website!
United States

Submission + - Getting out of IT, where to start?

cavtroop writes: I've been doing IT for almost 12 years now, with the typical progression: pc support, server support, network support, etc. I used to love my job, and look forward to coming into work, learning something new, and surmounting challenging obstacles. After years of doing this and that in IT, I'm now an IT Generalist, and finding a job is getting tougher and tougher — most hiring managers are looking for subject matter experts. My lack of a degree (I joined the military, and went straight to work after that) is also beginning to hinder me greatly.

I've been giving some thought to getting out of IT lately. I find I no longer enjoy my work — most of the work I do provides little challenge, and I honestly don't remember the last time I learned something new and interesting. With the recent news of IBM possibly laying of 100k people plus (and the years long trend towards out-sourcing), the prospects of ever getting a meaningful IT job again are looking dim.

I think its time to hit the eject button on my IT career. But where to begin? I tried searching for a career counselor, but most of the hits were shady fly by night places, or people that just want to sell you a book.

Has anyone out there in /. land had a similar experience? What can I expect, and where can I start? Any tips, etc would be beneficial.
Databases

Submission + - Microsoft rejects Visual FoxPro user petition

PetManimal writes: "Computerworld reports that Microsoft has rejected a user petition signed by 2,400 people calling on the company to continue developing Visual FoxPro. Microsoft, which bought FoxBASE back in 1992, has said it will support Visual FoxPro users until 2015, and has open-sourced some VFP tools, but after this summer's release of Service Pack 2 for Visual FoxPro 9, will terminate development — i.e., there will be no Visual FoxPro 10. Jay Roxe, Microsoft's group product manager for Visual Studio, cited several reasons for the decision:

For Microsoft to continue to evolve the FoxPro base, we would need to look at creating a 64-bit development environment, and that would involve an almost complete rewrite of the core product. ... As far as forming a partnership with a third party is concerned, we've heard from a number of large FoxPro customers that this would make it impossible for them to continue to use FoxPro since it would no longer be from an approved vendor. We felt that putting the environment into open source on CodePlex, which balances the needs of both the community and the large customers, was the best path forward.
The article adds that while interest in Visual FoxPro has begun to drop in the United States, the database programming tool/language remains a 'rock star' in China and Eastern Europe. The user petition wiki was created by Spanish developers, and contains a letter that says '.NET still lacks many of the better features that Visual FoxPro has in it for years'. The petition suggested that MS open source the full Visual FoxPro source code or form a partnership with a third party to continue Visual FoxPro development."
Displays

Submission + - Help requested:finding a sunlight-readable display

max3000 writes: "I'm currently building an embedded device that will be used outdoors. The technology is pretty much nailed down at this point, except the display. Quite honestly, I'm confused and lost in all the display technologies out there: LCD (TFT, passive/active, etc.), ChLCD, OLED, FED, AMLCD, EL, electrophoretic, ePaper like eInk, etc. (some of these may overlap.) Can you help a fellow (and confused) slashdotter? What I need is (apparently) fairly complicated: . outdoor-, sunlight-readable (i.e. "at-a-glance readable", not "squint-your-eyes readable) . diagonal size: 4"-6" . vga/svga (or a fraction, e.g. 1/8 vga or 1/4 vga) . at least 16-levels of grayscale (4-bit). More grayscale or color is even better. However, it should be a technology with a roadmap to color in 2-3 years time. . If not driveable directly from a PC, the display should come with a development kit that is. I thought it would be a joke finding a display with these characteristics but it's turning in a very long process... Thanks!"

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