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Submission + - I fought my ISP's bad behavior and won (github.io)

An anonymous reader writes: Eric Helgeson documents his experience with an unscrupulous ISP that was injecting affiliate IDs into the URLs for online retailers. 'It appears that the method they were using was to poison the A record of retailers and do a 301 redirect back to the www cname. This is due to the way apex, or ‘naked’ domain names work.' Upon contacting the ISP, they offered him access to two DNS servers that don't perform the injection, but they showed no indication that they would stop, or opt-out any other subscribers. (It was also the only wireless provider in his area, so he couldn't just switch to a competitor.) Helgeson then sent the data he gathered to the affiliate programs of major retailers on the assumption that they'd be upset by this as well. He was right, and they put a stop to it. He says, 'ISP’s ask you to not do crummy things on their networks, so how about they don’t do the same to their customers?'
Movies

Star Wars Uncut Project Complete 175

An anonymous reader writes "In 2009 we discussed the Star Wars Uncut Project, a crowd-sourced effort to re-create the entirety of Episode IV as series of 15-second clips filmed and submitted by fans. Well, it's done at last, and CmdrTaco has written his review of the two-hour film. He says, 'A great number of shots demonstrate technology well beyond what was available when the original Star Wars was made. Other shots are stylishly animated in CG. Others are rotoscoped in mediums from chalk to pencil to marker. There’s also a plethora of stop motion, claymation, and even some puppetry to go around. [A] few shots are only slightly modified from the originals, but those are the rarity, and generally done to pull off a specific joke. ... It's a glorious achievement.'"
Transportation

Submission + - 6 Cities Named For Vehicle2Vehicle Comm. Trial (allcartech.com)

thecarchik writes: We all know about the growing popularity of collision avoidance systems. As recently as this week, we've even heard about developments on the autonomous car front. Problem is, most of those systems depend on vehicles going it alone, using radar and other technology to avoid hazards in their way.

But what if cars could talk to one another and the surrounding infrastructure? Wouldn't that be even better — and safer? The U.S. Department of Transportation thinks so, and it's hoping to prove it in a new series of "talking car" experiments taking place in six locales across the U.S.

These technologies may potentially address up to 82 percent of crash scenarios with unimpaired drivers, preventing tens of thousands of vehicle crashes every year (further research will incorporate heavy vehicle crashes including buses, motor carriers, and rail).

Transportation

Submission + - 6 Cities Named For Vehicle2Vehicle Comm. Trial (allcartech.com)

thecarchik writes: We all know about the growing popularity of collision avoidance systems. As recently as this week, we've even heard about developments on the autonomous car front. Problem is, most of those systems depend on vehicles going it alone, using radar and other technology to avoid hazards in their way.

But what if cars could talk to one another and the surrounding infrastructure? Wouldn't that be even better — and safer? The U.S. Department of Transportation thinks so, and it's hoping to prove it in a new series of "talking car" experiments taking place in six locales across the U.S.

These technologies may potentially address up to 82 percent of crash scenarios with unimpaired drivers, preventing tens of thousands of vehicle crashes every year (further research will incorporate heavy vehicle crashes including buses, motor carriers, and rail).

Google

Submission + - IP Address for every light bulb (nxp.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Yesterday NXP and Green Wave Reality announced to the world that they plan to give every lightbulb an ipv6 address. Hot on the heals of Google's 900 mhz announcement, Green Wave Reality already has Iphone / Android / and Web based support.

http://www.greenwavereality.com/wp-content/themes/greenwave/images/solutions_right.jpg

Looks like the lighting wars has started.

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