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Submission + - Survive the Slashdot effect (loadimpact.com)

mpawlo writes: "The web based load tester Load Impact has released a free version of its load tester. Now you can run tests if your web site will survive a mention on Slashdot with 50 000 users rushing into your web site out of nowhere... It is also possible to script user scenarios and do realtime testing, but those services are paid services."

Submission + - Iran capture drone by spoofing GPS (csmonitor.com)

kbdd writes: "Iran guided the CIA's "lost" stealth drone to an intact landing inside hostile territory by exploiting a navigational weakness long-known to the US military, according to an Iranian engineer now working on the captured drone's systems inside Iran."
Data Storage

Submission + - Data for the Future

An anonymous reader writes: I am working on a personal project of mine and I have been doing most of this work on my computer and online. Even though I have physical copies of the more important things (that is how I received them, so I digitized them myself) Sometimes I worry. Not about data failure, I have backups in 4 places (Web-server, PC, File Server, USB), this is about making sure that this data is usable to future generations. With the fast pace of software and technology advancements I fear that come a few years I may have to be switching platforms just so this data can remain accessible and easily available. What are the options to make sure that all this important information that we have now can remain available to future generations?
IT

Submission + - Nine successful, effective IT project tips (networkworld.com)

coondoggie writes: "Most often when the watchdogs at the Government Accountability Office are called into to check out an agency, process or project they are looking for something that has gone wrong. This week, however the group took a look at some government IT projects that have gone right and came up with some best practices other government agencies or in public corporations could emulate to achieve success in their own IT projects."
Idle

Submission + - ShootPaul. No, really. Just log in and shoot him. (shootpaul.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Turns out someone in Saint Louis, Missouri is toting an online, interactive game (much like a live FPS) where you can shoot someone with paintballs in an enclosed room. Yes, an actual person, actual paintballs. Send them some Epson Salt and let it rip.

Comment Power Supply/Small BJT Amplifier (Score 2, Insightful) 364

How about a power supply they can use to charge their small devices? All you need for a basic power supply are a transformer, some diodes, resistors and capacitors. Or a small voltage divider bias BJT amplifier? a couple capacitors, an NPN transistor, and some resistors. Could be used to amplify music coming from an iPod and show the principals of amplification.

Feed Seagate Encrypts Hard Drives (wired.com)

The company announces ASI will sell laptops with encrypted hard drives, using a chip that keeps unauthenticated users from reading data off the disk or even booting up the PC. By the Associated Press.


Submission + - What Programming Languages Should You Know?

nitsudima writes: David Chisnall posits that the more programming languages you know, the better. The point is not to stuff your head with language rules. Rather, he explains how being able to read multiple languages, even if you never code in them, can help you to select the best possible tool for each coding need — and understand the limitations of the tools you're using.

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