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Submission + - Analysts Call for Sony CEO's Head (

donniebaseball23 writes: With millions of PlayStation Network and Sony Online user accounts compromised worldwide and credit card information stolen, financial analysts are turning their gaze towards Sony CEO Howard Stringer, saying that the security breach is the last straw and he needs to go. "Stringer...has overseen a number of failures across most divisions of Sony. At some point, the blame has to be put to the top of the company," said analysts at Panoptic Management Consultants.

Submission + - Hacker pwns police cruiser and lives to tell tale (

Gunkerty Jeb writes: As a penetration tester hired to pierce the digital fortresses of Fortune 1000 casinos, banks and energy companies, Kevin Finisterre has hacked electronic cash boxes, geologic-survey equipment, and on more than one occasion, a client's heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system.

But one of his most unusual hacks came during a recent assignment testing the security of a US-based municipal government. After scanning several IP addresses used by the city's police department, he soon discovered they connected directly into a Linux device carried in police cruisers. Using little more than FTP and telnet commands, he then tapped into a digital video recorder used to record and stream audio and video captured from gear mounted on the vehicle's dashboard.


Submission + - US legislature demands answers after PSN attack (

rev_media writes: "The US Congress, the United States' legislature for the federal government, has issued a letter to Sony requesting answers for a number of unanswered questions concerning last week's "outside intrusion" of the PlayStation Network.

The two-page letter is signed by Mary Bono Mack, Republican of California, who requests a reply by May 6 (Friday). Replies are requested for 13 questions."


Submission + - Airtime Goes Automatic for the People (

An anonymous reader writes: Airtime, the free, open source radio software, increased its feature set significantly in April and May with three releases in thirty days. The Airtime server software runs on Ubuntu Linux, Debian, and Redhat and multiple users can use the software to schedule radio shows remotely through any web browser.

It is developed by Sourcefabric, a Czech non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting quality journalism through open source software and tools. The latest release was Airtime 1.8.1 on May 3rd.


Submission + - 10 of the Best Free Linux Earth Science Software (

An anonymous reader writes: Earth science (also known as geoscience) is the focus of understanding the sciences related to the planet Earth. It includes a wide range of fields such as geology, geography, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography, and glaciology. Some people are surprised to learn that astronomy is also regarded to be an earth science. Geology is generally considered to be the primary earth science.

Science really prospers and advances when individuals share the results of their experiments with others in the scientific community. There is a certain logic that scientific software should therefore be released under an open source license. Software is crucial in helping earth scientists carry out scientific research in understanding the system earth and its interplay with society.

To provide an insight into the open source software that is available, we have compiled a list of 10 of our favourite earth science software. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for budding scientists that need to work with large amounts of data with spatial attributes.

PlayStation (Games)

Submission + - SPAM: Discover methods on how to fix your ps3

trevorhoang writes: Hello guys, Trevor here. Is your play station 3 showing an error sign or a yellow light is appearing on your console? Are you contemplating on getting a new ps3 or sending yours back into the manufacturer for repairs? If you haven’t done this yet then that is a good thing. Please read on for the do’s and don’ts when your play station 3 starts showing error messages. Do not kick or physically abuse your playstation. Do not purchase another ps3. No not send it back for repairs. Unless you are a certified Sony tech expert, do not use a Phillips screw driver and open the console. There have been many discussions on troubleshooting a play station 3. This is my list on how I trouble shoot my console.
    Restarting the console — Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds. Restarting a console might make the play station work again.
  Use another disc – the problem might be the disc that is being used. Put in a clean disc to test the console
3. Turn the ps3 off — A ps3 can overhead and cause problems. Leave the ps3 off for 30 minutes until console is cooled.
4. Check the cables – if the cables are accidentally unplugged or re attached incorrectly , this could cause problems with your console.
5. Checking the system settings — Your play station 3 can have settings that are not properly used. One example would be playing with the PS3 on a HDTV, while the settings are made for a standard TV. In this case, the display will not work as it should. Take a look in the configuration and ensure that everything is correct.

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Submission + - SPAM: Jeans Ideal According to Your Figure

An anonymous reader writes: If you think trousers are the most convenient and universal, all say that the jeans or denim, so finding one that adheres well to your figure dramatically improve your image in the day. Understanding Web Fashion jean type most recommended for three of the "problems or issues" common to find women today in our figure.

If you are thin but have a tendency to accumulate some volume at the hips

To feel comfortable checking your ways and your curves to become a partner, choose a pair with special cutting back the volume. This is achieved by a curved cut on the back seam, and top pockets and sloping inward and focus that raise the volume. The shot from behind should also be longer than the front to hold better and avoid down to crouch. The lower leg is closer to stylize the calf.

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