Kuwait Bans DSLR Cameras Use For Non-Journalists
Arguably an SLR is point and shoot. Literally.
The ~200 Line Linux Kernel Patch That Does Wonders
I tend to use nice a fair bit personally, some times I want my desktop to be really responsive, other times I want my background compilation task to be fast.. just depends on what I am up to, and no matter how good the scheduler is it can't read my mind (for god's sake I get enough 404 errors trying to find the bit I want and its my head)
Where Do I Go Now That Oracle Owns OpenOffice.org?
For now would have thought Libreoffice's support for Powerpoint etc would be on a par with OO as the fork is based on the 0O 3.3 code base...
Mystery 'Missile' Identified As US Airways Flight 808
There is probably some missile tech at the USN range wondering where the missile he'd left while he went for lunch has gone... he did though hear a loud roar just after he put his lunch bag down on his console.
Microsoft Patents Foot Computing
Now a drop-kick interface that would be handy.
Kinect Hacked, Adafruit Bounty Won
Wouldn't surprise me if MS aren't going to be secretly happy about this hack... means they will sell a few more units to people than they would relying purely on X-Box owning buyers (I'm tempted to get one for looking at machine IR vision stuff... and the last console I owned was an old Atari. A *VERY* old Atari at that.... just about managed to play pong on it or breakout)
Security App For the New German Personal ID Hacked
Suspect they will still require an ID card if you happen to be German citizen... the passport bypass will work fine for non-nationals...
UK Terror Chief Blocked From Boarding Aircraft
Baron == Male
Baroness == Female
Heir == Male
Heiress == Female
Start to see a pattern?
And she didn't think she was above the law, it was a mistake... which I guess you never mak.. oh guess you do make them :p. Anyway, the bit she got annoyed at wasn't being told to remove it was the lecture the customs/security ape tried giving her - she probably authorised most of the lecture...
Sophos Researcher Suggests Password 'Free' to Spur Wi-Fi Encryption
IMO most security experts who spout garbage like this suggestion from Sophos should be taken outside, placed against a wall and subjected to a fire power demonstration using a range of handguns.
Idiots like this give the IT security field a bad name as being made up of charlatans and snake-oil sales men. More cowboys in this field now than the Wild West used to boast... and more bullshit generated than all the bulls in the wildwest used to ;)
Nicaragua Raids Costa Rica, Blames Google Maps
They used paper maps... as for the v&v part, well depended on who was doing the v&v, after all Germany probably had paper maps with Poland hastily scribbled over...
Cook's Magazine Claims Web Is Public Domain
The CIAA disbanded after being sued on the basis that their use of the letters CIAa on their paperwork was considered an infringement of certain government department's name and the use of the three letters in uppercase overcooked their behinds.
UK Pressures the US To Takedown Extremist Videos
If that goes as well as the plans to assassinate Castro... might take a while.
Google Sues US Gov't For Only Considering Microsoft
Agree. For an RFQ the requesting authority can, and do, specify what ever they like, they can even specify the entire technical solution down to the silicon level if they desire.
Without knowing the full details of what MS and Google are fighting over hard to say but is this RFQ for a specific solution (it appears to be from the article) and so more a vendor search rather than an oh we need a new toy to do some stuff so lets have some ideas...
2012 Mayan Calendar 'Doomsday' Date Might Be Wrong
Due to be offline in 2012 for budget reasons... so doubt we can blame the LHC.
How Cornell Plans To Purge Campus Computers of Personal Data
Point b is only true upto a point; from memory most of the 'os native' encryption only provides for upto baseline encryption standard - which isn't sufficient to, for instance, downgrade restricted to not protectively marked (least in the security classification scheme HMG uses); enhanced grade products are needed which is likely to mean they've been through a certification scheme and only maintain the certification when deployed in accordance with the criteria used to certify the product in the first place or the relevant guidance notes.
How To Deflect an Asteroid With Today's Technology
means "theat to the Earth's suitablity as our home".
By that definition we ought to exterminate ourselves as we're probably the biggest and most probable threat to the suitablilty of Earth for us....
Home WiFi Network Security Failings Exposed
Or even delivered at all... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/8141241.stm
Oracle's Newest Move To Undermine Android
Google's credibility and 'do no evil' motto will be stretched to breaking point as people realise google aren't doing all this purely for their own good - in this day and age he who controls the data is king...
Army DNS ROOT Server Down For 18+ Hours
How, in this day and age of network engineering, can we even entertain one of the thirteen root servers being unavailable for so long?
Just a small, minor issue there... 1 of the root dns went down... only another 12 still up. Not really a problem even if it had been down for a week.
The whole reason for having 13 root servers is that you can lose a fair few of them before anyone needs to start worrying.
AMD One-Ups Intel With Cheap Desktop Chips
Nah, just the usual pile of shooty things and a hanger - purely a ratting/staging tower.
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