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Nmap 5.20 Released 36

ruphus13 writes "Nmap has a new release out, and it's a major one. It includes a GUI front-end called Zenmap, and, according to the post, 'Network admins will no doubt be excited to learn that Nmap is now ready to identify Snow Leopard systems, Android Linux smartphones, and Chumbies, among other OSes that Nmap can now identify. This release also brings an additional 31 Nmap Scripting Engine scripts, bringing the total collection up to 80 pre-written scripts for Nmap. The scripts include X11 access checks to see if on a system allows remote access, a script to retrieve and print an SSL certificate, and a script designed to see whether a host is serving malware. Nmap also comes with netcat and Ndiff. Source code and binaries are available from the Nmap site, including RPMs for x86 and x86_64 systems, and binaries for Windows and Mac OS X. '"

Comment Re:ELUA? (Score 1) 307

So. They still need a court order to actually authorize that 'authority' (unless you're silly enough to let them just waltz in the door), and they only get that court order if your lawyers don't earn their retainer by convincing the judge that (for example) allowing such a clause means violating medical record privacy laws (or whatever your industry ' jurisdictional equivalent is) and hence that particular clause of the contract is invalid. If auditors appear, do as other posters have suggested - ask for their court order then throw them out, and call your lawyers. If you're a tiny nonprofit or similar without lawyers a) why the hell weren't you using FOSS in the first place since you have no money, and b) call your local bar association or equivalent and find out who does pro bono for non-profits locally.

Comment Re:Respecting Your Privacy (Score 1) 527

How much of your life and data exists on a hard drive, CDROMS, and more under
the cloak of proprietary code hidden from you?

I was referring to the practice of Google datamining your search and Internet history through the various methods they have in place.

Last time I checked, MS didn't upload the contents of your hard drive and CDROMs to their servers in order to sell you similar things. Throw up a packet analyzer on your network - do you see GBs of data going to MS? I don't think so...


"Hi, It's MS calling, we noticed you put in a CDROM of Adobe Flash yesterday evening...we figured you might be interested in Silverlight instead?"

Because this is the equivalent of Google's practice with Adwords, Adsense, Analytics, Webmaster Tools, Search History, Google Toolbar, Gmail, etc...AND THEY TELL YOU THEY ARE DOING IT...

MS has some tricky things about them, yes, but the whole premise of the parent article is that Bing doesn't collect as much data, and use it against you (or for your own good!) like Google does.

Comment Re:I see what they did there... (Score 1, Interesting) 340

More FuckUSA-ll, It is just politics as usual. I am ~60yo (USMC 1969...71), I know that the USA has gone from wise and strong to too damn dumb to know wrong. Macro economics are a 20+Year model, not a damn over-night fad, or one-night stand. Applauding Bush or Obama today is absurd. Bush is a past FU. Obama has some chance. The members of congress and senate are lost (out of thouch with the public) or corrupt (in touch with a personal agenda). The USA Constitution I still have faith in, but religion/idiot nepotism is ready to change the laws of the land to protect their interest and FuckUS The People [AKA: The Public].

In the 60's they said love it or leave it. By the 70's I had earned the right to say love US and make it all better. After the last 40 years of political crap that provides ever increasing FuckUS, I now say it is part two.

The world was crap in the dark ages, because of religion. The separation of church and state ended the birth-rights aristocracy with merchant meritocracy seeking equality in democracy.

Merchant-class nepotism is no more a democracy any more than birth-entitled dogmatist is capitalism. The Powers-That-Be (PTB) religious/economic intend to retain ruling power over the feudal public.

After forty years years of ever decreasing social value economics (Health, Education...), I expect less tomorrow, and I do not expect a champion to arrive or survive the entitled nepotism-class of the modern USA. Politicians and pundits can point the finger of blame for personal gain and never consider the loss for US (I call it treason).

Separation of church and state happened to end the aristocracy (church leaders were dissatisfied with subservience).
Separation of plutocrats and state must happen to end nepotist-entitlement, return to democracy and capitalism.

It ain't about capitalism, communism, democrats, republicans, gods, devils... it is about BIG-FUCKING-FAT-LIARS and US the Public being oppressed serfs of an entitled-class of FuckUps. Not much has changed since the fall of kings and queens.

Less taxes for the nepotism-class and more taxes to pay for pseudo-capitalist failures.

Bush and cronies did start the most recent pseudo-capitalist bailouts, and tried to stave it off until they were out of office by accelerating money printing, getting social security payments put into an insolvent wall-street stock market....

Comment Re:Civilization is not an RTS (Score 1) 121

The difference between real time strategy and turn based strategy is the amount of time you are given to take your turn before it is skipped.

A turn based strategy gives you large or infinite time to plot each turn, while a real time strategy game may give you a fraction of a second. However they are, fundamentally the same at their core.

Comment Re:The hack (Score 2, Interesting) 746

As a Canadian I say...

If it is not true... wonderful climate change is not that bad.
If it is true... wonderful... no more snow in winter!

Sorry to any part of the world negatively affected by global warming. Where I live (away from the ocean, in a cold climate), a degree warming can only be a good thing.


Microsoft Office 2007 In Linux With WINE 224

Kenneth Reitz writes "Wouldn't it be lovely to have a nice, clean installation of Microsoft's Office 2007 Suite to run on your Ubuntu Linux Distribution? For some people, this is the only thing that truly holds them back from an all-Linux environment ... But not anymore! We have compiled a nice, concise set of instructions to help guide you along."
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First Doom 4 Production Shots Revealed 136

An anonymous reader writes "Actor Brad Hawkins has been tapped to do motion-capture work for Doom 4, and revealed that the game features the military and civilians fighting side by side. Does this mean the game is set on Earth for sure? GGL Wire has an interview with Hawkins and a selection of production shots. '[Filmmaker Mark Bristol] was very specific on the civilians having a certain personality and the military characters having a separate one as well. The body language of the civilians is less, well, "trained." They carry their guns in a looser fashion and are a little sloppier when they run, a little more freestyle. The military characters are sharp as razors, with very swift moves, exact hand positioning and can turn on a dime.'" This follows news from last month that British novelist Graham Joyce was brought in to develop the story for the game.

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