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Submission + - How are people using snort? (sourcforge.net)

zhennian writes: "Back in the early 2000s I wrote a visualisation program for snort. At this point it seemed that the most common installation was snort running with mysql output and acidBASE used as a php frontend to view the alerts. Now that I have enough time to look at re-writing ScanMap3D, it seems that the world of snort has changed. 2.9.3 no longer outputs to mysql, and the whole barnyard process seems a bit tedious. Do people still use snort? What are the most common databases alerts are logged to. I don't want to waste time re-writing a program that won't talk to anything relevant. Any thoughts on where to proceed with the project welcome."

Submission + - I'm Not a Front-End Person (blogspot.com)

ZacGery writes: Over the past decade, the Internet has exploded in popularity and crept into everyday life. In response to this movement, companies have shifted focus from desktop solutions to web based products. The need for highly skilled web developers is higher than it has ever been. Just as desktop computing brought an end to the mainframe era, the web is cannibalizing desktop software.

Submission + - eBay: Wildcard Search Support Discontinued (ebay.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Is this business suicide, or what? From the Community Help board for Search (seriously):
"Starting on November 5, we will no longer support wildcard searches — these are searches that use the asterisk *.
Why are we making this change?
We've made many recent improvements to our search capabilities on eBay that now take into account many spelling variations. This has helped us to offer better search results to our buyers and sellers."
The eruptions of eBay'ers here: http://forums.ebay.com/db1/forum/Search/80

What were they thinking???


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How Do You Manage the Information In Your Life? 366

An anonymous reader writes "How do you manage the multitude of information sources in your lives? How do you keep track of the electronics or programming projects you're working on, or the collection of photos you took from your last holiday, or the notes and reading you're doing to learn a new language? Do you have a personal wiki, a blog, or maybe a series of tablet based notes, or voice recordings? Or is it pen and paper, and a blank book for each different hobby? I'm a student, and like most of you, have a few different interests to keep track of (as well as work). But I realise I also have a little OCD, and struggle a bit to keep on top of information (whether hobbies or personal life) in a way that I feel I have complete control over. So how do you all do it?"

The State of Linux IO Scheduling For the Desktop? 472

pinkeen writes "I've used Linux as my work & play OS for 5+ years. The one thing that constantly drives me mad is its IO scheduling. When I'm copying a large amount of data in the background, everything else slows down to a crawl while the CPU utilization stays at 1-2%. The process which does the actual copying is highly prioritized in terms of I/O. This is completely unacceptable for a desktop OS. I've heard about the efforts of Con Kolivas and his Brainfuck Scheduler, but it's unsupported now and probably incompatible with latest kernels. Is there any way to fix this? How do you deal with this? I have a feeling that if this issue was to be fixed, the whole desktop would become way more snappier, even if you're not doing any heavy IO in the background." Update: 10/23 22:06 GMT by T : As reader ehntoo points out in the discussion below, contrary to the submitter's impression, "Con Kolivas is still actively working on BFS, it's not unsupported. He's even got a patch for 2.6.36, which was only released on the 20th. He's also got a patchset out that I use on all my desktops which includes a bunch of tweaks for desktop use." Thanks to ehntoo, and hat tip to Bill Huey.

Pope Says Technology Causes Confusion Between Reality and Fiction 779

Pope Benedict XVI has warned that people are in danger of being unable to discern reality from fiction because of new technologies, and not old books. "New technologies and the progress they bring can make it impossible to distinguish truth from illusion and can lead to confusion between reality and virtual reality. The image can also become independent from reality, it can give birth to a virtual world, with various consequences -- above all the risk of indifference towards real life," he said.

Comment Re:Upcoming tablets (Score 1) 189

I'm confused. What precisely do you mean when you imply he is "forcing" something on us all. Are you implying that we are all weak minded readers. Are you referring to some sort of Jedi mind trick here???

Did I miss something. When did expressing opinion become forced brainwashing on a public opinion based web site?

Submission + - Writing Code on Handhelds (blogspot.com)

ansible writes: This is a kind of long post about writing code on handheld devices. More specifically, it describes my current development setup on my G1 phone.

Submission + - SPAM: RSLinx lite

fioman writes: Interface with Rockwell PLC

1. Connect PLC with your PC by interface cable.
2. Open RSLinx software and select RS Who like this Pic.
3. Set PLC driver by right clink at Workstation icon and select Configure Driver.
4. Select auto configure icon. If connection test is OK, This page wil show Auto Configuration Successful.
5. After finshed to configure, you can see PLC icon on right display. If didn't shown, you must Configure driver again.

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