Lavabit Case Unsealed: FBI Demands Companies Secretly Turn Over Crypto Keys
Mod parent up.
Also google, amazon and microsoft should be fighting on who will send the most lawyers over to lavabit if they have any sense in them, because of a thing called legal precedence.
Why Australian Telco's Plan To Shape BitTorrent Traffic Won't Work
You forgot the part where you also slow down ambulances, because they're shaped like trucks. And when ambulance drivers complain and you allow them all the truck drivers pick up on it and paint their trucks white and have people lying inside along with the goods so they'll get through. So now you need doctors to diagnose people in white trucks to see if they should get through. The road just costs too much for everyone now with all those doctors manning it and people are still dying in ambulances because the extra diagnosis takes a lot of time... ..but it's all for nothing because you have armored trucks that won't let you peek inside them. You either have to block all those and get sued by doctors if they're armored ambulances or allow them all to pass, or allow them all and pretty soon every truck in the city is armored because, hey, they don't cost anything. ...I might have gone too far with this car analogy.
Ubisoft Uplay DRM Found To Include a Rootkit
This Ubisoft one violates the "don't do anything on the system not related to your product" clause.
I have to mention the NCsoft nProtect here, the reason I dropped out of Aion. They were detecting running processes to see if you were trying to "cheat" by using debugging tools. These included notepad++ and filezilla apparently along with a multitude of applications someone might have on his system for other reasons. Now for the kicker: When detected, instead of nProtect preventing the game from runnung it would KILL those applications. Seems many companies believe our computers are there just to run their game.
Dutch Court Forces ISPs To Block the Pirate Bay
Italian Wikipedia May Shut Down Due To New Legislation
If that were the case people in Italy administering or writing on the English version of Wikipedia would be faced with the same problem... and you would be able to keep supporting Italian Wikipedia with contributors from outside Italy.
Why the Fax Machine Refuses To Die
That's not how good Fax is, that's how bad e-mail is. E-mail is probably the most out of date widely used protocol on the planet. You want single point reception, use an IM's file transfer.
Missouri Law Says Students, Teachers Can't Be Facebook Friends
No need to trick anyone, just snap a photo, make a fb profile for the teacher, friend yurself and blackmail away. How can he prove it's not his account?
Japanese Military Invents Tumbling, Flying Sphere
A grenade you can control the flight path of from outside the building your target is hiding in? sounds pretty damn useful to me, even with an 8 minute battery!
Battery lasts long enough, EVAs have 5 mins and look what they can do.
Yet Another "People Plug In Strange USB Sticks" Story
The USB stick concept is wrong. Every other popular removable medium was just that, a medium. You could only mount files on a computer with floppies, cds, zips, and even sticking HDs and flash cards. USB sticks are evil because they can be anything. They load a driver that's kernel level and instruct it to do anything it can, as demonstrated by the USB stick keyboard. People need to get SD readers and use those.
Upscaling Retro 8-Bit Pixel Art To Vector Graphics
Can someone link to the MAME build that supports this? ....
What do you mean they're not coding this directly into MAME source?!?!?!
Tolkien Estate Censors the Word "Tolkien"
They should just have someone change his name to Tolkien, write a book about comparing various kinds of wood and ask HIS permission.
Drug Catapult Found At US-Mexico Border
Fetchez la vache!
Are 10-11 Hour Programming Days Feasible?
On Friday night of 11 hour days you don't WANT me touching your codebase. One little mistake can cost you days of debugging. If your work forse is tired enough you might generate bugs faster than you can fix them.
Film Industry Hires Cyber Hitmen To Take Down Pirates
That's what laws are theoretically, a shared model to approximate the consensus on morality.
Infinite Mario With Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment
No, you're just that good, that was a disguise!! The game is messing with the sprites to make you loose!
A friend of mine was so good, the game started feigning door knocks and phone rings to distract him. When that didn't work, it threatened to delete his files if he didn't commit suicide ingame.
He, for one, welcomes his new Mario Overlord..
Toyota Adds External Speakers To Warn Pedestrians
If you tap the speed measurement and the gas you can even have it say "To boldly go were no one has gone before" and have it warp off when starting on every traffic light.
Microsoft To Issue Emergency Fix For Windows .LNK Flaw
This is especially important to anyone actually using the SCADA software this virus attacks. Some versions of WinCC are incompatible with XP (as in "only certified to run on windows 2000" i'm sure nothing technical prevents running in XP). So actually quite a large portion of the target group remains unpatched.
Adobe Flash Now Officially a Part of Google Chrome
I'm hoping flashblock extension will still work after the integration.. am I hoping for too much?
Next iPhone — Front-Facing Camera, A4 Processor
Yes it can, every other phone with the same core does. The fact that apple chose not to allow multitasking in its OS is not because of lack of support from the processor.
EA Shutting Down Video Game Servers Prematurely
Is this text printed on the outside of the box?
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