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Comment Re:The best part of the article is at the bottom (Score 1) 555

Is it OK to talk about a candidate you support? A letter to the editor? How about putting up a sign in your yard? A tweet? A blog post? A website? A billboard? A radio ad? A tv ad? Where do you draw the line? I'm not trying to say that I think drawing a line is impossible, I am just not sure where one would draw it.

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Submission + - FDIC closes Netbank, Inc.

An anonymous reader writes: One of the first and best, in my opinion, internet banks in the country was closed by the FDIC today. Being a loyal customer for 8 years, I am saddened that an institution that provided me with so much great service and a cool, hi tech way [early 2000 way at least] to conduct my financial transactions is shutting down. Seems that mortgage defaults are to blame. Here's the link to the story and the defunct web page... http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200709281658DOWJONESDJONLINE000790_FORTUNE5.htm http://www.netbank.com/
Security

Submission + - "Chroot Is Not and Never Has Been a Security T (kerneltrap.org)

Hyena writes: Linux guru Alan Cox is quoted as saying 'chroot is not and never has been a security tool' in a KernelTrap article summarizing a lengthy thread on the Linux Kernel mailing list. The discussion began with a patch attempting to 'fix a security hole' in the Unix chroot command, trying to improve the ability of chroot to contain a process. When it was pointed out that people have been using chroot as a security tool for years, another kernel hacker retorted, 'incompetent people implementing security solutions are a real problem.' A quick search on the terms 'chroot+security' quickly reveals that many people have long thought (wrongly) that chroot's purpose was for improving security.
Security

Submission + - Keyless Door Locks

TheFourthDoctor writes: I'm in the process of changing the door locks for my home and decided that it might be time to go keyless. Having a couple of kids and the occasional pet-sitter I thought that it would be an ideal solution. Electronic keyless locks have options for multiple codes (meaning that I could give separate codes to the kids and the sitter) and some even allow setting specific times that codes can be used. There are even fingerprint locks available. Being a paranoid IT guy, however, I'm a bit concerned about getting a lock that has some vulnerability that makes it easy to circumvent, and finding reliable information on the Internet has so far been a frustrating ordeal. Are there any Slashdotters that have any experience with these types of locks that can help shed some light on what I should consider getting?
Graphics

Submission + - Content-aware image resizing (youtube.com) 2

An anonymous reader writes: At the SIGGRAPH 2007 conference in San Diego two Israeli professors, Shai Avidan and Ariel Shamir, have demonstrated a new method to shrink images. The method called 'Seam Carving for Content-Aware Image Resizing' figures out which parts of an image are less significant. This makes it possible to change the aspect-ratio of an image without making the content look skewed or stretched out. Watch the demonstration. A pdf paper can be found here.

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