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Submission + - GoDaddy Goes Down, Anonymous Claims Responsibility

An anonymous reader writes: A member of the Anonymous hacktivist group appears to have taken down GoDaddy with a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS). The widespread issue seems to be affecting countless websites and services around the world, although not for everyone. Godaddy.com is down, but so are some of the site’s DNS servers, which means GoDaddy hosted e-mail accounts are down as well, and lots more. It’s currently unclear if the servers are being unresponsive or if they are completely offline. Either way, the result is that if your DNS is hosted on GoDaddy, your site may also look as if it is down, because it cannot resolve.

Comment Re:Perhaps Not Defamation (Score 2) 183

As someone who manages a fairly large and growing database of user-created gaming content and visits Rapidshare, Megaupload, et al. regularly to grab recent releases, I can assure you that there are quite a few GBs of perfectly legitimate content on those file hosting sites. ... at least, until the files get deleted due to download inactivity :/

There. Now you've heard about many people using it for legal means.

Comment The iPhone handles mouseovers already (Score 2, Informative) 521

... well, to some degree anyway.

It does this by essentially transforming the mouseover event to a intermediate click event. For example, if you have a link that has a popup menu displayed on :hover, clicking the menu item will first show the popup menu. Clicking again follows the actual navigation. Although this doesn't address the issue of mystery-meat navigation and over events that are less obvious, it does seem to work well. I don't see why Flash couldn't do the same.

To me, the issue with Flash is all about playback experience. Adobe can't even get the player to be efficient and smooth under OS X on decent hardware, so having it on my iPhone sounds tortuous.

Comment Full of iShit (Score 4, Insightful) 200

Dear Steve and Steve:

Seriously, this is beyond ridiculous:

* Anyone can receive e-mail that contains profanity and porn. Please remove MobileMail.app from everyone's iPhone.
* Anyone can access or stumble upon profanity, porn and more while web browsing. Please remove MobileSafari.app from everyone's iPhone.
* Anyone can download and purchase songs full of profanity and sexual references. Please remove the iTunes Music Store from everyone's iPhone.

Until you remove those three apps as well, it's obvious that you're full of iShit.

Comment Prior art (Score 3, Informative) 183

Shhhh! Don't tell anyone (especially the MPAA), but you can already "go to the movies" in Second Life -- there are a number of virtual movie theaters on the grid and they get their content from YouTube, private machines, or from a movie streaming service.

The popcorn is usually free but unfortunately, like in RealLife, you shouldn't expect the theater to be chatter-free when other people are there. Of course, you could just buy or create your own virtual television set and enjoy them in your own virtual home instead.

Though I doubt Linden Labs will be sponsoring any events around one of them any time soon, you may be able to get virtually employed by at least one of them if you were so inclined.

Comment What about the browser plugin? (Score 1) 211

I'm curious. What about the Adobe Acrobat browser plugin that is installed with the reader? Doesn't it also support the same embedded JavaScript? I haven't yet found any clarification on this, but I am inclined to assume that it does.

If it does, it'd be trivial to use "hidden" embedded PDFs in a web page as an attack vector. And if the plugin doesn't share preferences with the stand-alone reader, turning it off in the reader won't do much good.

Does anyone know?

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