Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! ×

Journal Journal: Banned From Digg, Life goes on

Yesterday, i discovered that i was banned from digg forever.
Im not sure why, but after looking at slashdot i think this was a good thing.
slashdot focuses on tech and important things.
digg it seems is filled with right wing loonies advocating armed rebellion against our country.
Let me know if you are banned from digg also.


Submission + - Apple Fixes iTunes for Windows Vista

IT071872 writes: "According to PC World, Several weeks after rival Microsoft Corp. rolled out Windows Vista to consumers, Apple Inc. has updated iTunes to run on the new operating system — although "a few" problems still remain, Apple said yesterday.

The company also issued a security update for its QuickTime multimedia player software, patching eight vulnerabilities; According the Apple warning, all could be used to execute arbitrary code, a scenario most researchers equate with a critical threat.

More than a month ago, Apple warned Microsoft Corp.'s Vista users to stay away from iTunes — the software for buying music tracks and loading tunes onto iPods — until further notice."

Submission + - User-Privilege Flaw Hits Vista

IT071872 writes: "According to PC world, A security firm has discovered one of the first security flaws to directly affect Windows Vista, a bug that it claims allows local users to escalate their privileges.

The flaw involves Windows' system for managing user security levels, User Account Control (UAC), which was introduced with Vista. UAC is designed to limit the damage that can be caused by mass attacks such as worms by giving standard users limited privileges, a practice common with other operating systems."

Submission + - IE 7 still not safe enough!

IT071872 writes: "According to PC World, Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 offers significant security improvements over its deservedly criticized predecessor. But the new IE still does not do enough to protect users. Microsoft has, in IE 7, locked down some of the problem areas in IE 6. The browser will permit a Web site to nag you only once about installing an ActiveX control, for instance. (Some users will approve an installation simply to get rid of the pop-up windows.)"

Journal Journal: Who runs Iran? 1

There are some very important questions that folks (including me, in this case) just completely fail to ask. Today's example:

Submission + - Delphi for PHP

jbohumil writes: Borland is rolling out Delphi for PHP.
According to the press release ...

Important features of Delphi for PHP include:
  • RAD environment for PHP
  • VCL for PHP — Open source PHP 5 visual component library with more than 50 extendable and reusable components with seamless AJAX integration
  • Out-of-the-box database integration with InterBase, MySQL, Oracle®, Microsoft SQL Server, and other popular databases Integrated PHP debugger
  • Deployment of PHP applications on Windows, Linux, Solaris and other platforms
  • Internationalization support for applications
  • Drag and drop database application development using the Data Explorer for InterBase and MySQL
  • Code editor with Code Insight, Code Explorer, and Code Templates, making it easier and faster to write PHP code
VCL for PHP is based on the most popular open source PHP scripts and libraries, including Qooxdoo, Adodb, DynAPI, Smarty, XAjax and JSCalendar. Inspired by VCL for Delphi, the component architecture is 100 percent written in PHP. Developers can create and integrate components into the IDE and extend the existing components to fit their needs. VCL for PHP is an open source library available on SourceForge at

This sounds pretty cool, I loved Delphi for win32 up until version 3. What do you all think? Does this have the potential to take web applications to a higher level of sophistication by using reusable components and drag and drop ajax controls?
User Journal

Journal Journal: You are invited to take a drink from the Firehose

"You are invited to take a drink from the Firehose"

Wow do I feel special! How is it that someone like me, a person with "Karma: Terrible" gets invited to drink from the divine spring that is the Firehose. I could use the water, I am fasting for Lent, and water helps with the hunger pains. Usually just one meal a day now!

No, not this Divin.


Submission + - link between religion and violence.

niloroth writes: This study finds a link between violence and scripture. "Even among our participants who were not religiously devout, exposure to God-sanctioned violence increased subsequent aggression. That the effect was found in such a sample may attest to the insidious power of exposure to literary scriptural violence." What does this say about fundamentalists of all religions, and for the atheists that responded in the same way? Does this mean that religious scripture should have a 18+ rating? Does this mean that a video game with a religious theme is the most dangerous thing in the world?
It's funny.  Laugh.

Journal Journal: What knockers! 6

Free Movies On Demand is your friend.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: For the experiment to be a success, all of the body parts must be enlarged.
Inga: His veins, his feet, his hands, his organs vould all have to be increased in size.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Exactly.
Inga: He vould have an enormous schwanzstucker.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: That goes without saying.
Inga: Voof.
Igor: He's going to be very

The Internet

Submission + - IT/Tech Job Boards in an Overview

An anonymous reader writes: "If you are a freelancer, you know exactly, how hard it can be to build up your reputation and find a good job in a good company with good financial perspectives. If you are a company seeking for IT-professionals, you know exactly, how hard it can be to find some good ones, the ones you could rely on and get well-done job from". The article "IT/Tech Job Boards" delivers 47 good starting points you could use to search for new IT job opportunities. Among them 37signals Job Board, Authentic Jobs, Dice, Krop and Slashdot Jobs.

Slashdot Top Deals

(1) Never draw what you can copy. (2) Never copy what you can trace. (3) Never trace what you can cut out and paste down.