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Comment Re:The UAW - a poster child! (Score 1) 715

Heck, the UAW might not even exist if the companies weren't such big pricks earlier in the last century.

Therein lies one problem with unions. At one time, long, long ago, they provided a valued and needed service. However, they're still here, only now they mainly work to perpetuate themselves.

Security

Submission + - The Cross-Site Request Forgery FAQ

An anonymous reader writes: "Cross-site Request Forgery (also known as XSRF, CSRF, and Cross Site Reference Forgery) works by exploiting the trust that a site has for the user. Site tasks are usually linked to specific urls allowing specific actions to be performed when requested. If a user is logged into the site and an attacker tricks their browser into making a request to one of these task urls, then the task is performed and logged as the logged in user.
The Internet

Submission + - EV1Servers is no more

symbolset writes: "Netcraft is reporting that EV1Servers is no more. EV1Servers was Founded in January 2000 as Rackshack by Robert Marsh a.k.a. "headsurfer", as a branch of his Houston ISP — Everyone's Internet. EV1Servers was a pioneer in dedicated servers. The company was among the fastest growing web hosts from 2002-2004.

Marsh left the company in May when it was acquired by private equity firm GI Partners, to be merged with The Planet, a parallel acquisition, making The Planet the sixth largest web host and third largest SSL host on the Internet."
Wireless (Apple)

Apple Charges For 802.11n, Blames Accounting Law 471

If you have a Core 2 Duo Macintosh, the built-in WLAN card is capable of networking using (draft 2) 802.11n. This capability can be unlocked via an update Apple distributes with the new AirPort Extreme Base Station. Or, they will sell it to you for $4.99. Why don't they give it away for free, say with Software Update? Because of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (which was passed in the wake of the Enron scandal). iLounge quotes an Apple representative: "It's about accounting. Because of the Act, the company believes that if it sells a product, then later adds a feature to that product, it can be held liable for improper accounting if it recognizes revenue from the product at the time of sale, given that it hasn't finished delivering the product at that point."

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