MagicM (85041) writes "Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind "Star Wars," from its chairman and founder, George Lucas. It's also making a seventh movie in the "Star Wars" series called "Episode 7," set for release in 2015, with plans to follow it with Episodes 8 and 9 and then one new movie every two or three years." Link to Original Source top
Neutrinos either faster, slower, or exactly as fast as previously thought
MagicM (85041) writes "The OPERA collaboration has identified two possible effects that could have an influence on its neutrino timing measurement. These both require further tests with a short pulsed beam. If confirmed, one would increase the size of the measured effect, the other would diminish it. New measurements with short pulsed beams are scheduled for May." Link to Original Source top
MagicM (85041) writes "A critical flaw has been discovered in DD-WRT, a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware for WLAN routers such as the fan-favorite Linksys WRT54GL. The flaw can give an attacker instant root access to the router merely by embedding an image with a specially crafted URL in a webpage (CSRF attack)." top
MagicM (85041) writes "While considering potential job-interview questions, I considered: "Are there any publications/blogs/websites that you regularly read?" Every industry has their hallmark websites, and whether an interviewee knows them could be an indication of their professionalism. However, if you were asked this question, would you list Slashdot as part of your daily dose of information?"