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Submission + - Carrie Fisher Reportedly Has Heart Attack On Airplane (huffingtonpost.com)

nj_peeps writes: Carrie Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles when she reportedly went into cardiac arrest, TMZ reported on Friday.

The outlet said fellow passengers on the plane administered CPR to the “Star Wars” actress and author. According to TMZ, United Airlines said its crew reported Fisher as “unresponsive” when she was taken off the plane.

Fisher was reportedly taken to a hospital immediately after her plane landed. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, the actress is allegedly in critical condition.

Comment Correct me if I'm wrong.... (Score 1, Interesting) 330

I thought the whole idea behind the 'right to be forgotten' was that google would 'forget' who you were. If they only forget you in the EU(search results come up as 0), but still have all the data on you (serach indexes, etc) then you haven't been forgotten have you?

I think that's what France is trying to point out here.

Comment Re:They don't enforce snooping on everything (Score 1) 782

When a company uses HTTPS proxies, it's just making it so all of the client browsers trust every HTTPS website.

Yes, HTTPS proxies save money, but so does not using any security.

I hate to say this but most, if not all, HTTPS proxies will do certificate/domain checking to verify that the cert is in fact valid. At my previous job I maintained a WebSence proxy/web filter for the company. I would get complains all the time when a site would become unaccessable because the site did not renew their certificate before it expired, and WebSense would block it.

Comment Re:Whole Home Surge Suppression (Score 1) 341

My parents did the same thing. Their electric utility called an offered it to them (I don't remember if they needed to pay anything extra) and they came an installed it on the electric meter.

Just keep in mind that you still need to protect phone/cable lines as well, but i think it's a good idea, if your utility offers it.

Comment Re:The power of privacy (Score 1) 720

Repeat after me: "The patriot act allows searches without a warrant within 100 miles of any US border."

In your link, it states that

The Department of Homeland Security has the authority to stop, search and detain anyone, for any reason within a “Constitution Free Zone,” resident or traveler.

The FBI, local/state PD are not part of DHS, so they would need a warrant, consent, or probable cause (this includes terrorism) in order to conduct a search, even with-in 100 miles of the border.

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Journal Journal: one server, or one server with many virtuals? 4

So, I am in the planing of expanding my home network. I am going to include, a wordpress blog, email (including webmail, imap, etc) webserver (separate from wordpress), proxy server (with content filtering), file server, mysql, and a jabber server. I plan on centralizing logins by openldap. I will other people outside of my home accessing some of these services. My question to the masses is: should I run all of these on one box, or on a slightly bigger box in VM's. I am looking to keep co


Submission + - By Nerds, for Nerds (newscientist.com)

GeekyMonkey writes: "An interesting piece in New Scientist on a group creating live performances for geeks crossing science, comedy, and geek culture. An excerpt from the article:
"Carry-on calculators are to be stowed in the lockers provided, electronic devices must most definitely be left switched on (to make fact-checking easy) and remember, the nearest geek may be behind you. Oh, and if you have a question, please wave the white latex glove — or "personal protective question device" — that you were issued with on entry. With that, this month's Festival of the Spoken Nerd, or FOTSN, takes off.""

Comment Re:Millions of children become felons? (Score 4, Insightful) 150

I think that is the craziest part! I love how we (the tax payers) are going to have to pay for the wiretaps, personal to comb though the wiretapped info, and cost of court cases that are brought. All so that the corporations can continue to make money by having us buy their products, and not have to pay to gather the evedince against those they deem pirates.

Submission + - Google’s Action Against Link Schemes Continu (searchengineland.com) 1

nj_peeps writes: Last week, J.C. Penney made the news for plummeting in Google rankings for everything from “area rugs” to “grommet top curtains”. Turns out the retail site had a number of suspicious links pointing at it that could be traced back to a link network intended to manipulate Google’s ranking algorithms.
Now, Overstock.com has lost rankings for another type of link that Google finds to be manipulation of their algorithms. And in the midst of all of this, a company with substantial publicity lately for running a paid link network announces they are getting out of the link business entirely.


Submission + - Artists Meld Mind with Machine (youtube.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Linux based CNC system built by two artists in Nebraska paints real artwork. Recently featured on ABC News (YouTube video), the open source system, known as Vangobot, is self contained with an array of paint brushes and onboard paint mixing system. The artists call the technique Synthesized Painting and compare the development to the early days of music synthesizers. The artists are releasing build plans under a creative commons license.

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