Interviews: Ask Florian Mueller About Software Patents and Copyrights
As the majority of the comments here should have made clear,
the last thing the community wants to hear is his opinion on the
topic (or rather the opinion that he is paid to disseminate) !
Slashdot should rather ask actual proper lawyers on the topic
known and active in the support of the open source movement,
I would nominate Richard Fontana myself as being the expert I
would love to hear more from, people can just reply to suggest
other appropriate persons.
But FM, no we don't want to hear anymore about this person,
Daniel Veillard !
Skydiving Accident Leaves Security Guru Cedric 'Sid' Blancher Dead At 37
Nearly exactly 10 years ago, the GNOME community also lost a young member, Chema Celorio, in a Skydiving accident which was very similar unfortunately (low height, high speed turn).
Backdoor Found In China-Made US Military Chip?
it's also written black on white (err greyish background) there
in the abstact of the paper ! No need to guess :-)
"Abstract. This paper is a short summary of a real world AES key extraction performed on a military grade FPGA marketed as 'virtually unbreakable' and 'highly secure'. We demonstrated that it is possible to extract the AES key from the Actel/Microsemi ProASIC3 chip in a time of 0.01 seconds using a new side-channel analysis technique called Pipeline Emission Analysis (PEA)."
that's indeed extremely fast ...
Linux 3.4 Released
Mod the above up (who worded that in a nicer way than I would).
And put the penguin back please !!! This has nothing to do with the FSF,
"give back to Caesar ..."
IBM Tracks Pork Chops From Pig To Plate
Well that story is all good and nice but except for one place in town here (I'm in China) *nowhere* is meat
wrapped in plastic. you pick pieces on the stand, handle it, get it cut, but the customer is never gonna see
any wrapping or label for his meat. And any cooking will be done thoroughly to avoid getting sick !
Yet another piece of "IT news" absolutely disconnected from reality, don't get to excited !
Google to Open Source the VP8 Codec
If that becomes true that's so far the best technology related news from me so far this year.
I doubt Apple would embrace that with pleasure, but I hope at least Opera will add support.
It's about time for open video on the Web !
Thanks in advance Google, please don't disapoint us, if done right that's huge !
Saying it's because XML parsing is slow doesn't make sense. Any decent XML parser
will parse at a 30 MBytes/s rate on a recent processor, usually one waits for I/O
it rather how that XML data are handled that makes for a slow loading, not the
XML format itself. 2 minutes of processing would mean like a multi gigabyte XML
file, that's not the problem.