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Submission + - Anti Virus Is Dead (But Still Makes Money) Says Symantec (techweekeurope.co.uk)

judgecorp writes: Symantec says anti virus is dead but the company — the world's largest IT security firm — still makes 40 percent of its revenue there. AV now lets through around 55 percent of attacks, the company's senior vice president of information security told the Wall Street Journal. Meanwhile, other security firms including FireEye, RedSocks and Imperva are casting doubt on AV, suggesting a focus on data loss prevention might be better.

Submission + - Zuckerberg Only Eating Animals He Personally Kills

theodp writes: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has begun personally slaying animals for food, part of a resolution to fully appreciate the meat he eats by limiting it to that which he personally kills. Zuckerberg has mostly been vegetarian since making the vow, but his hands-on kills thus far include a goat, pig, chicken and a lobster. 'He cut the throat of the goat with a knife,' Zuckerberg pal Jesse Cool told FORTUNE, 'which is the most kind way to do it.' Guess it beats a chocolate bars and milk subsistence.
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Submission + - EFF co-founder faces copyright heavyweights at eG8 (arstechnica.com)

ndogg writes: "EFF co-founder, and Grateful Dead lyricist, John Perry Barlow faced down copyright heavyweights the likes of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Jim Gianopulos of 20th Century Fox, and French Culture Minister Frédéric Mitterand. He was on a panel he described as "the Lions Den" discussing issues of intellectual property, and he was the lone dissenting voice on the panel. Mitterand had commented that copyright debates had grown so calm now that everyone agreed upon the ground rules. Barlow shook things up for once."

Submission + - Opera Mini 6 now on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (vr-zone.com)

tincat7788 writes: Opera has recently unveiled their new Mini 6 web browser for the iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch. The Opera Mini 6 have been available on Android and BlackBerry devices since March, but at least it is now available for Apple fans.

Submission + - Facebook - "Wants under 13's to use Facebook" (dailymail.co.uk)

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: The founder of Facebook says he will ‘fight’ to allow under-13s to use the social networking website – despite warnings it would put the most vulnerable children at risk.

At present, those under 13 are banned from Mark Zuckerberg’s site in Britain under a voluntary ‘good practice’ code.

In America the age limit, also of 13, is dictated by laws designed to protect young children, but Facebook’s 27-year-old billionaire creator believes the educational benefits of using the site mean the restrictions should be lifted.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: DVD Backup 2

An anonymous reader writes: I've been trying to find a way to back up my DVDs to an external hard drive. All the DVD rippers I can find cost, and I would prefer to do this for free. Any of the ones that are free haven't been updated in quite some time because of legal issues. Does the Slashdot crowd know of any good, free rippers that can handle new DVDs?

Submission + - 600W LED Grow Light with 3W Chip for Greenhouse (ledgrowlight-hydro.com)

ledprofessor writes: "288x3w high power LED diodes
Full spectrum:Red+Blue+Orange+white
Equal to 1000-1500w HPS/MH,save 80% power consumption
CE&RoHs Approved

Product Specification
Power(watt):600W (288x3W)
Input Voltage(V):AC85~265V
Input current(A):2.26~7.0 A
Work frequency(Hz):50/60 Hz
Lumens(Lm): 28400Lm
Lifespan(hrs):50,000 Hours
LED Color:Red/Blue/Orange/White/IR/UV
The height above the plant(m):3~4m
Suggested lighting time per day(hrs):10~16hrs"


Submission + - Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Released - See What`s N (webupd8.org)

An anonymous reader writes: After the usual 6 months of development, Ubuntu 11.04 has finally been released.

Ubuntu 11.04 doesn't come with GNOME 3 / GNOME Shell (in fact it's not even available in the repositories but only in a PPA) and instead it comes with an interface designed especially for Ubuntu called Unity (based on GNOME 2.x). Unity was already default in Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition but besides being default for the desktop edition (the netbook edition doesn't exist anymore starting with 11.04), it was also completely re-written and now uses Compiz.


Submission + - Satellite Image Captures F5 Tornado (satimagingcorp.com)

eyeintheskye writes: "Satellite image captured the tornado damage and devastation in Greensburg, Kansas — Population of 1,398 was hit by an F5 Tornado on May 4th, 2007 at 9:45 pm killing 7 people. The most powerful tornado to hit the US in eight years demolished every business, church and home in site. The neighborhoods were left unrecognizable. The F5 tornado was recorded to have had winds of 200 mph and carved a track of about 1.7 miles To view image of IKONOS — Greensburg, Kansas; http://news.satimagingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/ 2007/05/greensburgks_ikonos80cm_14-may-2007_no-ort ho_wgs84_utm14n_cropnew-copy.jpg F5 Tornado Damage and Tornado Track May 5, 2007 Copyright © 2007 Geoeye. All Rights Reserved. Satellite remote sensing from high resolution satellite sensors such as QuickBird (0.6m) and IKONOS (0.8m) can provide accurate and detailed information on the damage occurred in order to access the damage and determine the recovery from natural disaster. Satellite images can provide and represent significant changes in the land cover resulting from damaged vegetation and large debris fields from multispectral satellite image data from satellite sensors such as Landsat and Aster which reveal tracks the tornado damage in the aftermath of the destruction in order to access the damage and costs of recovery. Satellite Images are the most powerful and important tools used by meteorologists, emergency management and government agencies. These images reassure forecaster to the behavior of the atmosphere as it gives clear and accurate information on the location of the storms. Satellite images aid in showing what cannot be measured or seen by the naked eye. Resources: Satellite Imaging Corporation — Provider of high resolution satellite imagery, aerial photography, GIS mapping and DEMs for various industries. Geoeye — IKONOS satellite data providerwide and traveled a distance of 22 miles non-stop for 30 minutes."

Submission + - Google Hacking Database on Steroids (gnucitizen.org)

An anonymous reader writes:
GHDB (a.k.a. Google Hacking Database) is HTML/JavaScript wrapper application that uses advance JavaScript techniques to scrape information from Johnny's Google Hacking Database without the need for hosted server side scripts.
Wow, that was an eye opener for me. The same origin policy is completely broken. WEB2.0 goes down... xxx


Submission + - Microsoft Tables

juanfe writes: Microsoft unveiled it's new Microsoft Table yesterday — a multitouch surface with wireless doodads that they're first selling to Starwood hotel chains and a number of retailers.

Submission + - Who's buying Windows Vista?

athloi writes: "Apparently Microsoft sold 20 million copies of Windows Vista in its first two months of life after official launch. This is three million more than Windows XP sold, possibly boosted by the coupons and discounts and incentives Microsoft is offering. See article for fascinating detail on how a corporate behemoth beguiles innocents into buying its bloatware I mean software."

Submission + - Microsoft: Vista adoption rate double that of XP

thefickler writes: More than 20 million copies of Windows Vista have been sold in its debut month, according to Microsoft.

Microsoft said that the adoption rate of Vista is more than double that of Windows XP, which took two months to reach sales of 17 million.

These sales figures must come as a pleasant surprise to Microsoft. Just over a month ago Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told analysts that they were "somewhat too bullish" about the sales of Vista.

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