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Submission + - Addiction Treatment Locator (transworldnews.com)

skenealy87 writes: I think its so important to have access to something like this on the internet. I mean things are so fast paced now days and no one takes the time to address the real issues of addiction. Tami has done a wonderful job by putting a resource like this on the internet
The Military

Submission + - Special forces helped EA design "Medal of Honor" (thehill.com)

GovTechGuy writes: Two retired special forces soldiers helped Electronic Arts develop the new "Medal of Honor" video game that originally allowed users to play as the Taliban and shoot American troops. The latest version of Medal of Honor, released on Tuesday, has been praised for its extremely detailed and realistic depiction of U.S. combat forces. According to the report, there are details in the game that involve units so sensitive that a former Pentagon official said the public shouldn't know about them. Additionally, the officials objected to the option to play as the Taliban, which was removed from the game by EA in response to public complaints from veterans groups.
Games

Submission + - EA Stock Takes a Plunge After MoH Reviews

lbalbalba writes: The Electronic Arts stock took a plunge of roughly 6% after the reviews for Medal of Honor were published yesterday. The stock was previously “inflated” the amount of hype that EA has been putting into the Medal of Honor series reboot, but none of that hype can make up for a mediocre game. While the game has received generally positive reviews across the boards, the scores don’t quite match up to the hype surrounding the game or our expectations.

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Submission + - GNU/Linux is fastest growing OS at Big Companies. (linuxfoundation.org) 1

twitter writes: A survey of 1,900 people at companies with more than 500 employees shows that GNU/Linux is growing faster than other OS at the expense of Windows and Unix. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has some insightful commentary on it.

These businesses are moving to Linux far faster than they are to Windows or Unix. ... conventional wisdom is that Unix users are the most likely to switch to Linux. ... it turns out that, by a few percentage points, Windows users at 36.6% are more likely to be heading to Linux than Unix, 31.4% ... 36.4% of businesses reported some Linux desktop use in their company. ... while total cost of ownership (TCO) remains a strong number two, the first reason these days for people to switch to Linux is its perceived technical superiority and features. ... 58.6%, said the recession hadn't played a role.

One thing that SJVN missed is that, "and 66% of users surveyed say that their Linux deployments are brand new (“greenfield”) deployments. This greenfield market share grab is a good indicator of a platform’s future performance." Hurry up, already, I want my GNU!

Games

Submission + - New Duke Nukem Forever footage

lbalbalba writes: This video of Duke Nukem Forever contains violence, rough language, and probably shouldn't be viewed at work. Or at least turn down the volume of your computer. Or tell your boss to shove it. At any rate, take a look at some Duke Nukem Forever footage.
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Botnet

Submission + - Should ISPs cut off bot-infected users? (computerworld.com) 1

richi writes: "There's no doubt that botnets are a major threat to the safety and stability of the internet — not to mention the cleanliness of your inbox. After years of failure to act, could we finally be seeing ISPs waking up to their responsibilities? While ISPs can't prevent users getting infected with bots, they are in a superb position to detect the signs of infection. Contractually, the ISP would be reasonably justified in cutting off a user from the internet, as bot infection would be contrary to the terms of the ISP's acceptable-use policy.

However, the main counter-argument is that consumer ISPs operate on razor-thin margins. Perhaps there's light at the end of the tunnel. After last week's news that Comcast is warning customers found to be infected, today, Microsoft's Scott Charney spoke at the International Security Solutions Europe Conference in Berlin, Germany, advocating bot detection and remediation.

Is this an idea who's time has come?"

Security

Submission + - Closing Gmail's Backdoors (threatpost.com)

chicksdaddy writes: Google says owners of compromised Gmail accounts should change their password. But Web security expert Caleb Sima says that advice is woefully inadequate. In this article for Threatpost.com, Sima goes through the steps of securing a compromised account against being re-owned: spotting tricks and tools that attackers will use to monitor your email and get back in even after you've changed your password.

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