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Comment There are also reliability hurdles (Score 1) 4

We have a Samsung TV and blue ray player. Despite several updates to the software we find that watching a movie is filled with frustration at the number of times the signal fails. The local rental store has a sign that they will no longer refund for blue ray issues. We continue to use DVD technology to reduce frustration. I also think there is even less control. I hate when I want to fast forward or take some other action only to find that the makers decided I was not allowed to do that. I would be happy to pay for software that gave me full control of a disc in my player rather than leave it with the manufacturer.

Submission + - Shocking Images Show Gulf Bottom Still Dead (

intellitech writes: The Daily Mail is reporting that much of the oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. At a science conference in Washington today, Joye, a professor at the University of Georgia aired early results of her December submarine dives around the BP spill site. She went to places she had visited in the summer and expected the oil and residue from oil-munching microbes would be gone by then. It wasn't. New images from her submarine dives reveal a startling absence of life on the bottom of the Gulf.

Submission + - US free anti-malware on non-US threats (

An anonymous reader writes: Brazilian technology newssite O Globo posted an interesting comparison on how free anti-malwares behaves against non-US threats (English translation here). By using a database of over 3000 samples from Brazil's CAIS (Security Incident Contact Center), the numbers are quite different from all US anti-malware reviews. While Avira achieved the best score of 78%, Microsoft Security Essentials did not achieved 14%. This can be a headache for some large multinational corporations, whose IT deploys US anti-malwares on the entire network, but have network segments outside US with many "unknown" threats roaming around. I wonder what results would be in other countries.

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