rockclimber writes: The god proof by Gödel has been analysed and formalized. Two computer scientists from the University of Berlin have checked the proof and uploaded their paper to arxiv.org. So apparently, there IS proof for a being which combines all positive characteristics.
zacharye writes: Using nothing more than a few common tools, hackers can reportedly recover credit card numbers and other personal information from used Xbox 360 consoles even after they have been restored to factory settings. Researchers at Drexel University say they have successfully recovered sensitive personal data from a used Xbox console, and they claim Microsoft is doing a disservice to users by not taking precautions to secure their data. ”Microsoft does a great job of protecting their proprietary information,” researcher Ashley Podhradsky said...
An anonymous reader writes: SAYGINLAR, kaliteyi hedeflemi müYterilerine daha iyi hizmet verebilmek amacyla, yapmY olduu teknolojik yatrmlar, teknolojiyi benimsemi ekipmanlar ve uzman kadrolaryla daha ekonomik, daha hzl ve esnek operasyon kabiliyetiyle, istenilen zamanda ve yerde koulsuz müYteri memnuniyetini sürdürmektedir. Link to Original Source
neokushan writes: The Company I work for has recently, at my behest, decided it was time to update the documentation for their software. The problem is, the documentation is so out of date and inconsistent that it needs a complete rewrite. Ideally, we could do with a Help Authoring Tool, but the company isn't large enough to justify the spend on something like Adobe RoboHelp. Sadly, FOSS solutions are extremely lacking. What does everyone else use? Are there any cheap, or better yet, free HATs out there worth using? How do they compare to the likes of Robohelp?
however, most of what you will find are pirated games anyway.
(Wouldn't it be nice if electronic works went into public domain after 10 or 15 years, or after the company creating the work folded up?)
But Thats the Problem with election Machines, or E-Voting.
You can't know. You can't Recount. You don't know the source. YOU CAN NOT VERYFY.
This is why e-voting undermines the base of democracy.
What we need is a competition for voting macines, like for encryption http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Encryption_Standard. To declare an open standard after the worlds brightest securtiy people tried 4-8 years to break it.
Oh, and Voting over the Internet or by text messaging? I can think of so many things that can go wrong that it should be illegal.
from the too-pretty-for-jail dept.
NotSoHeavyD3 writes "I doubt this is much of a surprise but apparently Cornell University did a study that seems to show you're more likely to get convicted if you're ugly. From the article: 'According to a Cornell University study, unattractive defendants are 22 percent more likely to be convicted than good-looking ones. And the unattractive also get slapped with harsher sentences — an average of 22 months longer in prison.'"
from the new-spirit-of-openness dept.
shadowbearer writes "SF writer Peter Watts, a Canadian citizen, whose story we have read about beforein these pages, was sentenced three days ago in a Port Huron, MI court. There's not a lot of detail in the story, and although he is still being treated like a terrorist (cannot enter or pass through the US, DNA samples) he was not ordered to do any time in jail, was freed, and has returned home to his family. The judge in the case was, I believe, as sympathetic as the legal system would allow him to be."