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The Media

Submission + - Guy makes over 20,000 dollars on youtube begging

David Henderson writes: "Im not sure if you guys would be interested in something like this. I found this guys site yesterday on a forum, hes made 20k by begging on youtube and his website. He calls himself the youtube millionaire. His site is www.theyoutubemillionaire.com Im just starting college in journalism so im kinda always on the lookout for new stories,lol.... I just have a passion for it. Anyways hope you guys can use this. Thanks"
Linux

Linux Kernel 2.6.20 Released 240

diegocgteleline.es writes "After two months of development, Linux 2.6.20 has been released. This release includes two different virtualization implementations: KVM: full-virtualization capabilities using Intel/AMD virtualization extensions and a paravirtualization implementation usable by different hypervisors. Additionally, 2.6.20 includes PS3 support, a fault injection debugging feature, UDP-lite support, better per-process IO accounting, relative atime, relocatable x86 kernel, some x86 microoptimizations, lockless radix-tree readside, shared pagetables for hugetbl, and many other things. Read the list of changes for more details."
Security

Submission + - myBittorrent.com Hacked

An anonymous reader writes: The popular BitTorrent indexing site myBittorrent.com has fallen victim to a vicious brute force attack, according to Slyck.com. Apparently, their servers have been under attack for the last week, until the password combination was successfully obtained. All torrent links and user accounts have been wiped out.
Privacy

TiVo Selling Data on Users' Watching Habits 244

Gyppo writes "The San Francisco Chronicle reports that TiVo is collecting and selling data on what parts of broadcasts people are rewinding for review and what commercials they are skipping. The data collection is part of a service the company provides to advertisers and television networks, collecting anonymous data on their users' commercial-watching habits. The data they provide is a random subset of their overall userbase, detailing which commercials are skipped and which are actually watched. The article mentions the possibility for privacy abuse, but with this application of technology Tivo is not providing access to what any one individual user watches via the service."
OS X

Submission + - Apple Special event on February 20

Sabathius writes: According to Apple Recon a special event is coming up to announce (among other things) Apple's latest bid for operating system supremacy, Leopard.

If this rumor is to be believed, it would seem to confirm that Apple was waiting for Vista to be released before letting the big cat pounce.
Networking

Submission + - Open Source Uses for Extra Bandwidth?

yourexhalekiss writes: "I recently signed up for a website hosting plan from a relatively well-known host. After about a month or so of use, I've discovered that I'm using approximately 0.5 gigabyte of bandwidth per month, or 0.5% of my total monthly allowance. Are there open source projects out there that could benefit from my donated bandwidth? I know everyone needs mirrors for one thing or another, but how do I know who needs content mirrored, and what's the best way to get in touch with them? Is there some sort of online clearinghouse for donated bandwidth, or open source projects that rely on donated bandwidth to operate?"
Security

MySpace Worm Creator Sentenced 387

Aidan Steele writes "Remember Samy? The creator of the infamous worm was unfortunate enough to be the the target in MySpace's latest litigation. As was said in the earlier story, the script was "written for fun" and caused no damage. The source and technical explanation for the "attack" was not even released until after MySpace had patched the vulnerability. Apparently this was enough to get the 20 year old (19 at the time of writing the worm) three years of probation, three months of community service, pay restitution to MySpace and is also banned from the Internet. Clearly, disclosing security vulnerabilities doesn't pay."
Supercomputing

Submission + - Where are all the cool cell processor hacks?

edarmoc writes: "I chose to file this "ask-slashdot" under the category "supercomputing" because essentially that is what the cell processor is capable of becoming. It has already been demonstrated that linux is capable of running on the PS3 [video]. That itself is pretty pretty cool, and IBM is doing their own fun stuff with the blade server. So from what I understand, the cell is designed such that the PS3, Blade server, and even a cellphone with a cell processor could all link and act as one "super" computer. I'm guessing that the cell cellphone is a few years away, but with linux already running on PS3s in the wild, why haven't I heard about more cool stuff being done with the cell processor?"

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