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Comment Re:UK (Score 1) 122

As an aside, this should be the similar across the European Union as Commission Regulation (EU) No 1141/2011 states:

[...] by providing passengers with the possibility to undergo alternative screening methods, this Regulation, together with the specific implementing rules adopted pursuant to Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 300/2008, respects fundamental rights and observes the principles recognised in particular by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, including respect for human dignity and for private and family life, the right to the protection of personal data, the rights of the child, the right to freedom of religion and the prohibition of discrimination. This Regulation must be applied according to these rights and principles.


This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1141/2011 of 10 November 2011 amending Regulation (EC) No 272/2009 supplementing the common basic standards on civil aviation security as regards the use of security scanners at EU airports

Comment Re:UK (Score 1) 122

You can opt-out and get an (enhanced) hand search. If you decline, you are escorted landside and can't fly.
(If the officers actually comply with the regulations is a different question.)

From the "Security Scanners Direction 2015", Annex C, Part 14:

An individual who has been selected to be screened by security scanner may opt out of being scanned but only if the individual being screened agrees to be searched by an alternative screening method, including at least an enhanced hand search in private. That search may require the loosening or removal of clothing.

Department for Transport - Security scanners implementation information Security Scanners Direction 2015

Submission + - Clickjacking on Facebook

EmTeedee writes: A click-jacking attack is currently underway on a facebook page titled The shocking truth about men and women. You don't want to see this..
The user is asked to confirm he's human by clicking on a couple of buttons, but what is actually happning is the user "Like"ing and "Share"ing the page.
For good measure, the "Report Page" link does not work on this page.

Comment Re:Make it turn the volume up (Score 1) 951

On the other hand, when something completes without problems, on GNU/Linux you often are given no messages stating as such.

Guess what they assume their programs do.
They assume that they complete successfully.

While on Windows, it seems to be a huge surprise to the program.
"Uuuh, it worked. Hmm, doesn't happen often, better get someone's attention..."

User Journal

Journal Journal: Achievements

With Achievements available here now, I can finally spend more time on /. than on my work.

Comment Re:Side effect (Score 5, Informative) 740

Some cities decided to shorten the yellow phase to have more violators and therefore more profit from those cameras. It's just too tempting. See reports here and here
Lord of the Rings

New Hope for Jackson Hobbit Film? 268

DrJimbo writes "Just in time for the 70th Anniversary of the Hobbit (published September 21, 1937) Entertainment Weekly has a 5-page article on a possible reconciliation between Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema that may pave the way for the director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy to return and helm the filming of The Hobbit. It was previously reported here that Jackson would not be making the Hobbit film. The EW article says that Jackson wants to make two films: first the Hobbit in its entirety and then another film that bridges the roughly 60 years between the end of the Hobbit and the start of the Lord of the Rings. Unfortunately Jackson already has a lot on his plate with filming of The Lovely Bones scheduled to start this month and a live action Tintin film in the works."

Submission + - Belgium prosecutes the church of Scientology writes: "The Belgian Federal Judicial Authorities plans to prosecute the church of Scientology. The church is accused of being a criminal organisation which involves itself with extortion, fraud, unfair trading, violation of privacy laws and unlawfully practicing medicine. Both the Belgian and the European departement should be brought to court, according to the authorities. An investigation has been started in 1999 after former Scientologists complained about extortion by the church, this investigation has now been completed and the authorities want the case to be put through. The Belgians call this case a world's first. In some countries, including the US, the church of Scientology is officially recognised as a religion, with high-profile followers such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta."

Submission + - AACS cracked, again

EmTeedee writes: From a blog post on DLTV:

This time the target was the Xbox 360 HD DVD add on. Geremia on Doom9 forums has started a thread on how he has obtained the Volume ID without AACS authentication. With the aid of others like Arnezami they have managed to patch the Xbox 360 HD DVD add on.
and later in the same article:

It appears that XT5 has released a application that allows the Volume ID to be read without the need to rewrite the firmware. This would mean that anyone could simply plug in the HD DVD drive and obtain the Volume ID from any HD DVD without the hassle of flashing it.
United States

Submission + - Serious Magnet Failure at CERN's New Accelerator

GrepNut writes: CERN is reporting that the giant magnets that steer the particle beam in the new and highly anticipated Large Hadron Collider have just failed catastrophically in a stress test, apparently due to a design oversight. It doesn't help that the magnets were designed and built by CERN's US competitor Fermilab. News is still breaking, but blogs are starting here and here.

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