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Comment Those who cannot remember the past (Score 2) 77

'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.'

Apparently the devs are too young to remember proven to be real internal Microsoft policy of Embrace, Extend, Extinguish
From that article...
>The variation, "embrace, extend and extinguish", was first introduced in the United States v. Microsoft antitrust trial when a vice president of Intel, Steven
>McGeady, testified[8] that Microsoft vice president Paul Maritz used the phrase in a 1995 meeting with Intel to describe Microsoft's strategy toward
>Netscape, Java, and the Internet.[9][10]

Submission + - Remote Evil Butler Attack Threatens Windows Computers (

An anonymous reader writes: Last year, a security researcher discovered a way to defeat BitLocker on Windows by taking a PC and inserting him into a network controlled by a rogue domain controller, that allowed the attacker to poison the credentials cache and set a new password on the targeted device. This type of attack is called an Evil Maid, because it requires the attacker physical access to the device.

Microsoft fixed this vulnerability (CVE-2015-6095), and then fixed it again when two researchers pointed out in February 2016 (CVE-2016-0049), that the fix was incomplete. At this year's Black Hat security conference, two Microsoft researchers have discovered a way to carry out the Evil Maid attack from a remote location, even over the Internet. The two researchers say that an attacker can compromise a PC, configure it to work as a rogue domain controller, and then use RDP to access computers (that have open RDP connections) on the same network and carry out the attack from a distance. This particular attack, nicknamed a Remote Evil Butler, can be extremely attractive and valuable for cyber-espionage groups.

Comment My customers wonder why so many internet sites are (Score 1) 135

When my customers wonder why so many internet sites are broken I explain that we don't allow java or javascript and any site that needs it needs to be looked at with a jaundiced eye.

Between noscript, requestblocker and adblock plus, I have not has a single customer fall victim to any of these web based malware packages.

Comment The distance between (Score 1) 387

The distance between what we know and what we don't is jagged and uneven across all of physics.

For Instance,
Can we explain how the "single photon at a time" version of the dual slit experiment still manages to produce interference patterns? They are being interfered with by _something_ and it's not photons we produced or can account for.

Comment This is a perfect example (Score 1) 634

This is a perfect example of the extremists view that their firmly held and fervently believed ignorance is just as valid as scientific facts and reality.

Can we just stop listening to then yet? Yes they ARE entitled to their beliefs, what they are NOT entitled to do is force their ignorance into governance, science, or the health and welfare of the nations people.

Submission + - Justice League (

Linda0301 writes: The Justice League, also known as the Justice League of America, is a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The Justice League was conceived by writer Gardner Fox, and first appeared in The Brave and the Bold (Feb.-March 1960).

The team is an assemblage of superheroes who join together as the Justice League. The seven original members were Aquaman, Batman, the Flash, Green Lantern, the Martian Manhunter, Superman, and Wonder Woman and the team roster has rotated throughout the years, consisting of many superheroes from the DC Universe.
Various comic book series featuring the Justice League have remained generally popular with fans since inception and, in most incarnations, its roster includes DC's most popular characters. The Justice League concept has also been adapted into various other entertainment media, including the classic Saturday morning Super Friends animated series (1973–1986), an unproduced Justice League of America live-action series (for which the pilot film exists), the animated series Justice League (2001–2004) and Justice League Unlimited (2004–2006). A live-action film was in the works in 2008 before being shelved. On June 6, 2012, Warner Bros. announced a new live action Justice League film was in development with Will Beall hired as screenwriter. However, the project was scrapped again. After the success of the Superman reboot Man of Steel, a film titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released in March 2016, directed by Zack Snyder. The script writer for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", Chris Terrio, has also penned the script for Justice League.

The Justice League received its own comic book title called Justice League of America in October 1960. With the 2011 relaunch of its titles, DC Comics released a second volume of Justice League and in 2015 released a fourth volume of Justice League of America, both of which are currently in print. Since its inception, the team has been featured in various television programs and video games.
Having successfully reintroduced a number of DC Comics' (then known as National Periodical Publications) Golden Age superhero characters (Flash, Green Lantern, etc.) during the late 1950s, editor Julius Schwartz asked writer Gardner Fox to reintroduce the Justice Society of America. Schwartz, influenced by the popularity of Major League Baseball's National League and American League, decided to change the name of the team from Justice Society to Justice League.

The Justice League of America debuted in The Brave and the Bold #28 (March 1960),[4] and after two further appearances in that title, got their own series which quickly became one of the company's best-selling titles. Fox and artist Mike Sekowsky were the creative team for the title's first eight years. Sekowsky's last issue was (June 1968) and Fox departed with (September 1968). Schwartz was the new title's editor and oversaw it until 1979.

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