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Comment Quit the bashing (Score 5, Interesting) 67

Hey, I'm an European, and I welcome this. Apache is widely used, and it's security is for the common good. At the very least, this is a step in the right direction. The only downside I can think of, is that Apache is already heavily scrutinized by both static analyzers and 'real human being' audits, so it this particular choice may be of limited use. Still, a mayor step forward in my opinion.

Submission + - SPAM: Bastille Day Terrorist Attacks in Nice, France. 84 Dead 1

MrKaos writes: Videos are emerging of another terrorist attack in Nice France. Police failed to stop the driver of a fixed axle lorry who sebsequently used the vehicle to plough through crowds of people celebrating Bastille day.
Claims are emerging that the driver was also using an automatic weapon and had a stock of grenades. France was still in a state of emergency from the previous terrorist attacks.

Eighty four are dead and eighteen are in a critical condition.

The cowardly Daesh (ISIS) have claimed responsibility for the attack against the citizens of France.

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Submission + - 60 people killed and many more injured in terrorist attack in Nice, France (bbc.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A truck slowly drove towards a crowd, accelerated and then hit people on the famous Promenade des Anglais shortly after celebratory fireworks had ended. July 14th is a national holiday in remembrance of the attack on the Bastille which started the French Revolution. The truck reportedly drove more than a mile before the driver was shot and the truck stopped.

Comment Overclocking is Your Responsibility (Score 1) 157

Sorry, but this article is about overclocking, which - by definition - means pushing the hardware beyond the specifications of the vendor. You choose to do something with it, that the vendor did not intend. If you choose to push the hardware beyond the specifications provided by the vendor, then the results are solely your responsibility too. You may feel that, because you bought and own the hardware, it's up to you to do whatever you wish with it: but that only goes so far. If you choose to set the hardware on fire - because you feel that it's your unalienable right to do with it whatever you want - and then you proceed to stick your hands in it (ouch, that hurts!), then that's entirely your fault, and not the fault of the hardware vendor.

Comment Eating fruit vs squeezing juice (Score 4, Informative) 221

Slightly off-topic, but: even an home made freshly squeezed glass of fruit juice supposedly contains more sugar than is healthy for you. Think about it: on average, how much oranges would you need to squeeze for a single glass of juice ? Three or four oranges ? Might not seem like a lot, until you consider *eating* those same four oranges at once. The proclaimed result ? Eating a single orange is good for you, but taking in - the sugars of - four oranges is bad.

Comment Re:Entrapment (Score 1) 545

Exactly. Also 'entrapment' (seducing people into committing a crime) is illegal in Holland. So the pedophiles found in the Netherlands in this way will likely not be prosecuted. However, I get the feeling that this was not the intention of the project. I think they just wanted to show how widespread this issue is, and get attention for it. So that 'legal' (whatever that is in your country) measures can be taken to stop this.
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Submission + - Red Hat Fights Patent Troll With GPL (itworld.com)

jfruh writes: "Red Hat is in the middle of a patent lawsuit with Twin Peaks Software, which claims that a Red Hat subsidiary is abusing a Twin Peaks filesystem lawsuit. Now, Red Hat is launching an intriguing countermeasure: the company claims that Twin Peaks' own closed source software violates the GPL because it makes use of an open source disk utility that Red Hat holds the copyright no. Is this a smart move on Red Hat's part?"

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