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Comment Re:Galaxy Tab is the discerning user's choice (Score 1) 524

A standard implies that a specification or protocol is available to 3rd parties which is incorrect.

I still wouldn't necessarily call it a standard, but your assertion that there are no specifications available to 3rd parties is wrong.

Comment Re:report it to the fcc (Score 1) 499

+5 Interesting? really?

FYI, consumer WiFi uses unlicensed radio spectrum, and is subject to FCC "Part 15" rules.

This almost always means that the device is required to accept any interference that may be present.

Sorry, you can call the FCC all you like, but I'm quite certain that the nice receptionist that answers the phone will gladly take down your name and number for "someone to call you back" and then promptly toss it in the trash.


Submission + - 700MB of MediaDefender internal emails leaked ( 2

qubezz writes: The company MediaDefender which works with the RIAA and MPAA against piracy (setting up fake torrents and trackers and disrupting p2p) had earlier set up a fake internet video download site designed to catch and bust users. They denied the entrapment charges. Now 700MB of internal emails from the company from the last 6 months leaked onto BitTorrent trackers detail their entire plan, how they intended to distance themselves from the fake company they set up, future strategies, and reveal other company information such as logins and passwords, wage negotiations, and numerous other aspect of their internal business! details some of the jems!
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Submission + - Universal OS games?

QueePWNzor writes: Like the majority of people looking at this (I think), I play PC games. But fewer and fewer games work between multiple OS's, particularly Linux. But now that NeverwinterNights 2 isn't universal OS like the first, I'm pretty sure DirectX has sent all the good multi-platform games to hell (or Warrens-of-the-Damned, take your pick.)
What's left? Free-Wine I'd only trust to play pac-man. Few games are OpenGL, on the grounds that "only Windows people play games, and DirectX looks cool." The PS3 is the only system that uses high-powered OpenGL, but I'm not about to spend $500-600 for a system that only has $60+ games, requires a huge TV to look good, and takes almost as much power as the whole country of Mongolia (no offence, Mongolians.)
So I'd like to know: What good games are there that Microsoft hasn't killed? (Okay, so that's like asking how many dinosaurs aren't extinct. Bob from Dilbert not included.)
If anybody knows any games that work on Windows/Linux or Mac/Linux, please say. I would prefer that it runs on all three, but there are no games I know of that are sold for Linux so...

Submission + - Living In the United States of Bush

jogden writes: Presented here is a controversial editorial on the topic of the current freedom stripping laws recently passed in the US. Most notably the removal of habeas corpus in the Military Commissions Act. This is one of the most passionate editorials you will read today... from the article: "The moral and ethical violations to human rights and civil liberties are innumerable, and even the limited statute of habeas corpus in section 1005 does nothing to rid these violations. This act stands in violation of the Third Geneva Convention, to which the United States is a signed member. In reality this statue provides no legal time frame for a review of citizen status by the tribunal, and is always in favor of government evidence. The act also limits access to lawyers and evidence of the accused thereby reducing them to prisoners in a United States run internment camp."

Submission + - What does your dead man's switch do?

LqdEngineer writes: "How many of the Slashdot crowd use or have used a Dead Man's Switch designed to perform some action if you don't check in for a certain amount of time? Recently, I decided to put one together using MySQL and some Cron jobs, but I wanted to see what others have their Switches set up to do in the event you fail to check in. E-mails to loved ones? Send encryption keys to friends/family? Hate mail to your boss? Has anyone ever been on the receiving end of a Dead Man's e-mail? I can't even imagine how creepy that would feel."

Submission + - PHP Security Tips (BASICS)

stanislavb writes: An interesting short list of PHP basic security issues has been put on here. While the guy hasn't really did a full scale report on everything, the list he did and the methods he described are quite helpful for newbie programmers. Actually I didn't thought about one of the aspects he described about file access so actually quite informatively.

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