Why Google Is Pushing For a Web Free of SHA-1
If you set it up such that mails from, say, VeriSign are sent directly to <firstname.lastname@example.org>, then you're DOING IT WRONG and you deserve what you get if a mail accidentally gets dropped because Bob got fired last year.
One obvious solution is to run your own mail server and create <email@example.com>, a forward to <firstname.lastname@example.org> and finally a bit of logic such that a big scary warning is sent to the administrator account for the mail server if the forward should ever fail. Whatever you do, the account that the CA is sending mail to should NEVER have to change for any reason and it should always be assigned to some person in the company.
Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers
MS's employees in Ireland might be criminally liable in the EU if they transmit the data outside EU borders. They might really really like Microsoft, but to the point of being willing to go to prison for the company? I think not.
We could potentially end up in a situation where the main branch of MS screams at the EU branch from across the Atlantic and no one over here is willing to comply.
Oracle Broadens Legal Fight Against Third-party Solaris Support Providers
I... eh... what? Oracle owns MySQL, not PostgreSQL
EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem
This discussion needs a soundtrack and we're so lucky that the perfect one already exists. I'm of course talking about one of the most "what do you mean it's not awesome?" pieces of music ever made, Canvas Bags by Tim Minchin.
US Killer Robot Policy: Full Speed Ahead
"Ascending some stairs," you say? E-LE-VATE!
Criminal Complaint Filed Against Facebook After Girl's Death
And facebook does business in Italy? So Italian courts have jurisdiction over facebook. They can argue US 1st amendment all they want, it's just not relevant.
Mozilla Delays Default Third-Party Cookie Blocking In Firefox
California Lawmaker Wants 3-D Printers To Be Regulated
And so another salvo was fired in the war on general purpose computing.
Suspect Arrested In Spamhaus DDoS Attack
Sometimes I wish we lived the Schlock Mercenary universe where people could be executed for grand spamming.
Extended TeX: Past, Present, and Future
If you don't want your images to float, then don't use the figure environment.
The whole point of figure, table and other floating environments is that they float. If you don't want it, just use \includegraphics.
See also: TeX.SX: How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX?
Extended TeX: Past, Present, and Future
Don't. Put. Periods (or spaces) in filenames for anything to be read by TeX. Stick to [0-9a-zA-Z_].
9th Circuit Affirms IsoHunt Decision; No DMCA Safe Harbor
Is it best because a user making a legitimate parody or review is likely to get a strike on their account because the automated ContentID system cannot tell the difference between a straight copy and what ought to be fair use?
Is it best because hateful crazies can get your account closed with a flood of phony copyright complaints?
Adobe To Australians: Fly To US For Cheaper Software
Importing UK Blu-rays into USA? Did you also import a player for them? Otherwise, I don't see how you're not in violation of federal law (i.e. the DMCA) whenever you're watching one of them (Blu-ray region codes).
Go To Uni, Earn a Degree In Drones
I can get a diploma in Zerg showing I can drone hard? Awesome...
*Reads submission again*... oooh. That kind of drones. That's a lot less awesome.
What Is Your Favorite Polearm?
Ravager +6. Vorpal, baby! It's the only way to roll... d10s.
Planescape: Torment Successor Funded In 6 Hours
"Press 'X' To Not Die"? WARNING: TVTropes link!
DHS Can Seize Your Electronics Within 100 Mi.of US Border, Says DHS
And that map isn't even complete. It's missing some 100 mile radius disks centred at inland international airports.
CTO Says Al-Khabaz Expulsion Shows CS Departments Stuck In "Pre-Internet Era"
That's a fixable problem. For example, you could read this article by phk in ACM: https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2030258
In particular note:
Clause 1. If you deliver software with complete and buildable source code and a license that allows disabling any functionality or code by the licensee, then your liability is limited to a refund.
Hands On With Ubuntu For SmartPhones
cat ~/mail/contacts/* | grep [...]
You earned yourself a Useless Use of Cat Award!
Skype Hands Teenager's Information To Private Firm
Yes. People would do well to read Bob the Angry Flower's guide to the apostrophe... you idiots!
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