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Comment Re:Typical U.S. quality (Score -1) 118

oh bullshit. they pay out the nose on these no-bid cost-plus contracts and get served crap by greedy evil assholes who run these bloated leach like "defense contractors" all of which need to be seized and run scientifically and provide their services at cost. you're lucky the clowns at haliburton didn't electrocute your ass in the shower.

Submission + - BitTorrent client offers truly decentralized P2P

Shiwei writes: While BitTorrent is the most popular P2P protocol, it still relies on several centralized points for users to find the files they are looking. There have been several attempts at making BitTorrent more decentralized, and the latest Tribler 5.3 client is the first to offer the BitTorrent experience without requiring central trackers or search engines. Tribler offers some very interesting technologies; the latest version enables users to search and download files from inside the client. Plenty of other clients offer search features, including the ever-popular Torrent, but Tribler's results come from other peers rather than from a dedicated search engine. Users can search and download content without a server ever getting involved; everything is done among peers, without the need of a BitTorrent tracker or search indexer.

Submission + - Stuxnet Still Out of Control at Iran Nuclear Sites (

Velcroman1 writes: Iran's nuclear program is still in chaos despite its leaders' adamant claim that they have contained the computer worm that attacked their facilities, cybersecurity experts in the U.S. and Europe say. Last week President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, after months of denials, admitted that the worm had penetrated Iran's nuclear sites, but he said it was detected and controlled. The second part of that claim, experts say, doesn't ring true. Owners of several security sites have discovered huge bumps in traffic from Iran, as the country tries to deal with Stuxnet. "Our traffic from Iran has really spiked," said a corporate officer who asked that neither he nor his company be named. "Iran now represents 14.9 percent of total traffic, surpassing the United States with a total of 12.1 percent."

Submission + - Hands-on With Google's Nexus S (

adeelarshad82 writes: Google's latest flagship phone is the first to run Android 2.3, "Gingerbread." It's not a huge jump in hardware peformance since the the hardware is very similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S. The screen appears to be the same 4-inch, 800x480 super AMOLED panel aswell. On the other hand, the Nexus S does feature a curved glass screen and an NFC chip, showing that Google seems to want to push NFC technology into the US marketplace. Gingerbread also features much better power management than Android 2.2 “Froyo,” some new UI elements and a bunch of new APIs which could improve gaming experiences. It’ll be sold unlocked (but only running at 3G speeds with T-Mobile) at Best Buy.

Submission + - Supreme Court to decide if linking is publishing (

An anonymous reader writes: Will Canada become a black hole in CyberSpace? Or will it remain a country of which former prime minister Wilfred Laurier once said, "Canada is free and freedom is its nationality." According to p2pnet's Jon Newton, that'll be for the nine members of the federal Supreme Court to decide. Newton was sued by ex-Green Party of Canada financier Wayne Crookes for allegedly defaming him by linking to a story Crookes didn't like. Newton is now back home on Vancouver Island after travelling to Ottawa for the SCC hearing. Was it win or lose? It's an "Epic Fail" for Crookes, Newton says. The Supreme Court reserved its decision. Its rulings are "typically released six to eight months after a hearing, says the CBC in its report of the case. Says Ars Technica, "As CIPPIC puts it, if Newton loses, the ruling could 'chill hyperlinking which in turn undermines the communicative force of the Internet and deters innovation of new, expression-enhancing platforms that may not develop due to fear of defamation actions'. But 'I won't lose,' Newton tells me."

Comment the guy's an idiot. (Score -1, Troll) 212

HTML + javascript he means. oh, and silverwhat? does he mean that thing I uninstall from every PC I go near? I've never seen or heard of anything that uses silverlight. microsoft is crazy to spend one dime on this crap. idiots abound, like all the damn fools who built web apps based on IE6 instead of real standards based solutions. those people should never be permitted to work in IT again. Also the executives and managers who greenlighted or demanded such development. Fire them all.

Comment Re:Yes...but (Score -1) 486

1. what the heck makes you think the infection IS removable? A complete format and reinstall may be needed. Most end-users (90% or more) can't do this and or can't afford to pay to have it done easily. 2. how would the ISP verify that anything had been removed if there's no network connection? I'm certainly not letting the ISP scan my boot drive. 3. There is no good solution, "computer security" when applied to clueless home users is an oxymoron, and we may be permanently fuched as far as having an open secure and private internet goes, primarily due to government's unwillingness to actually go after the perps. because it's "hard" and YET - we're spoon fed stories that IF true, would lead one to expect that their capabilities would make it relatively easy for them to locate bot-net operators.

Comment maybe not... (Score -1) 486

So now WE WANT ISPs to be snooping on packets leaving your computer, determining what they are, and acting based on that? It's Catch-22 what I'd like to see is the full weight of government going after bot net authors and controllers as if it were a real threat to national security, because for fuchs sake, IT IS.

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