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Submission + - Serious flaws in NTP (the application, not the protocol) need to be patched 3

hawkinspeter writes: A new set of vulnerabilities with the most common NTP daemon have been discovered by Google security researchers. There exist public exploits that target these flaws, so it's recommended to patch to version 4.2.8 (or switch to openntp which doesn't have the same issues) immediately. This is especially problematic for those systems that run ntpd with root privileges as a single carefully crafted packet can allow access at the privilege level of the process. This was reported by ZDNet a few days ago and I have yet to see the Ubuntu patches for this, but it looks like Red Hat are on top of things.

Roku Finally Gets a 2D Menu System 80

DeviceGuru writes "Many of us have griped for years about Roku's retro one-dimensional user interface. Finally, in conjunction with the release of the new Roku 3 model, the Linux-based media streaming player is getting a two-dimensional facelift, making it quicker and easier to access favorite channels and find new ones. Current Roku users, who will now begin suffering from UI-envy, will be glad to learn that Roku plans to push out a firmware update next month to many earlier models, including the Roku LT, Roku HD (model 2500R), Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2 XS, and Roku Streaming Stick. A short demo of the new 2D Roku menu system is available in this YouTube video."

Submission + - Opera picks up Webkit Engine ( 1

nthitz writes: Opera has announced that they will be dropping their rendering ending Presto, in favor of Webkit. This knocks the number of major rendering engines down to three. Opera will also be adopting the Chromium V8 Javascript engine. The news coincides with their announcement of 300 million users. "300 million marks the first lap, but the race goes on," says Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software. "On the final stretch up to 300 million users, we have experienced the fastest acceleration in user growth we have ever seen. Now, we are shifting into the next gear to claim a bigger piece of the pie in the smartphone market."

Comment Re:Not a right (Score 1) 175

In the develop world we don't need to solve (contend with daily) these problems you mention, if i did a quick trip to my friend google I would probably find enough information to start solving the problem myself (Being creative and improvising as need be). I may even share my solution with others in similar circumstances.

Submission + - Sonic The Hedgehog 4: How Sega Can Drop The Ball (

Buffalo55 writes: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 marks a return to form for Sega’s mascot. Instead of creating another 3-D disaster, the company returned the blue blur to his 2-D roots, designing a game that is sort of a homage to the 16-bit classics, but with high definition graphics. From what we played, it seems like the publisher’s on the right track, but we’ve felt that way about previous Sonic titles before (Sonic Unleashed springs to mind) and wound up disappointed. Here now, are a handful of ways that Sega can ruin this game.

Comment Hardly worthy of slashdot (Score 0, Troll) 236

Ultimately this is in Microsofts best interestes to ensure people can install Windows SHINYNEW(tm). There scattered offerings are the cause of this problem, they should offer one OS install disk with maybe a few kernels. Disclaimer I've never installed windows 7, its on mums cheap laptop and works fine for her much improved on previous offerings and for once MS makes XP look like the dated and cumbersome giant it is.

Comment Re:Obligatory (Score 1) 67

from the TFA:

Time-lapse movies of the clouds circling the north pole show the whirlpool-like cyclone there is rotating at 530 kilometers per hour (325 miles per hour), more than twice as fast as the highest winds measured in cyclonic features on Earth. This cyclone is surrounded by an odd, honeycombed-shaped hexagon, which itself does not seem to move while the clouds within it whip around at high speeds, also greater than 500 kilometers per hour (300 miles per hour). Oddly, neither the fast-moving clouds inside the hexagon nor this new cyclone seem to disrupt the six-sided hexagon.

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