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Chrome Feature Helps Shield Websites From DDoS Attacks 86

An anonymous reader writes "Google has an interesting idea on how to take the edge off denial of service attacks. The latest developer builds of Chrome 12 have an option called 'http throttling,' which will simply deny a user access to a website once the browser has received error messages from the URL. Chrome will react with a 'back-off interval' that will increase the time between requests to the website. If there are enough Chrome requests flooding a website under attack, this could give webmasters some room to recover from a nasty DDoS attack."

Facebook Leads To Increase In STDs in Britain 270

ectotherm writes "According to Professor Peter Kelly, a director of Public Health in Great Britain: 'There has been a four-fold increase in the number of syphilis cases detected, with more young women being affected.' Why the increase? People meeting up for casual sex through Facebook. According to the article, 'Social networking sites are making it easier for people to meet up for casual sex. There is a rise in syphilis because people are having more sexual partners than 20 years ago and often do not use condoms.'"

Comment Re:containment theory... (Score 0) 1032

Uhhh....ever read up on The Six Day War? Israel has been stirring up shit with its neighbors for DECADES because it knows the USA will always be there to cover its ass if the excrement hits the cooling device.

Allow me to quote the former defense minister Moshe Dayan "After all, I know how at least 80 percent of the clashes there started. In my opinion, more than 80 percent, but let's talk about 80 percent. It went this way: We would send a tractor to plow some area where it wasn't possible to do anything, in the demilitarized area, and knew in advance that the Syrians would start to shoot. If they didn't shoot, we would tell the tractor to advance farther, until in the end the Syrians would get annoyed and shoot. And then we would use artillery and later the air force also, and that's how it was. I did that, and Laskov and Chara did that, and Yitzhak did that, but it seemed to me that the person who most enjoyed these games was Dado."

well, call me a conspiracy theorist or not but that's what i believe happened on 9/11, just like the Lavon Affair... They want Iran and will do anything to get it. I think American's are sick and tired of Israel deciding its middle eastern affairs, people need to realize that they're being played. I'm seriously afraid of Ahmadinejad going any further with Nuclear Energy research because the further he gets, the easier it is for somebody to frame them. My suggestion would be to dump nuclear ambitions and use most of their desert to harness the Sun's energy, not sure how it fairs during dust storms or if there are much there but give Israel something new to look for -- next thing they'll be complaining about if they drop the Nuclear ambition is 'Iran is spiking world oil with carcinogens.' -somebody sick and tired of hearing the word "anti-semite" everywhere.

Comment Re:Offer Them a Backup Plan, Not a Single Media (Score 2, Informative) 266

MD5s won't help except to detect corruption, as you say in your first sentence. I imagine having duplicate copies of the DVD, recorded identically would be a cheap, low-tech alternative. Even if some blocks on one copy get destroyed, chances are those same blocks are good on another. With enough parallel copies, you can be sure to find a good version of each block on at least one.

While DVDs might only last a decade, it's not like they'll entirely go *poof* on day 3653. They'll begin degrading, but each one will degrade differently.

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