top Microsoft Takes Down No-IP.com Domains
I got the MS Notification on the activity at work.
There were 200 different items of malware being served across 22,037 separate malicious domains. If there are 4 million customers, and 1:1 customers to domains, that is about 180 innocent domains for every one malicious one.
I'm all in favor of shutting down botnets and i can see the results (for a while) in spam volumes hitting us when actions like this are taken, but this much collateral damage seems likely to hinder future efforts.
top The Government Can No Longer Track Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant
What do these two truisms have to do with each other?
about a month and a half ago
top Cable Companies Use Astroturfing To Fight Net Neutrality
Corporations aren't ~allowed~ to consider "the greater good" over that profit,
Granted, in retrospect, this looks like it turned into a good marketing move, but going into it, the history of such things would have indicated this was going to be little more than a money pit.
top Scientists Propose Collider That Could Turn Light Into Matter
Ours might not survive it...but a new one might come in with a 'bang'
...until the next evolution of monkeys figures out how to do the same thing...
top Shunting the FCC To the Slow Lane
While I'm not a fan of either of the two major parties (quite the contrary), the Rs are generally speaking more colorblind. That's that's the
opposite of racism.
top Ask Slashdot: How To Back Up Physical Data?
And in return they retain a lean on the property. I'm not sure how but I suspect that every now and then this works out in the bank's favor dramatically somehow...
top Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients
The sock monster, however, is a terror that afflicts much of humanity.
top It's Time To Plug the Loopholes In Pipeline Regulation
...of any of the symptoms that everyone is suffering from,
Not of that he wasn't.
It's not bad just because some special group got sick (elderly in this case). It was bad because people were sickened.
top Back To the Moon — In Four Years
So basically, we just need to get Obama to adopt all the very worst right-wing policies
Seems reasonable. The right wingers have certainly adopted all the very worst left wing policies
top Inventor Has Waited 43 Years For Patent Approval
scotus, potus - again sounds like hocus pocus to me.
All right, some budding musical genius make that into a song.
top X-rays From Other Galaxies Could Emanate From Particles of Dark Matter
That's only peripherally related - Dark Pixels. Very difficult to see.
top Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1 Spring Update, To Focus On Non-touch Devices
Kent.... Stop touching your device.
top We Can Avoid a Surveillance State Dystopia
Citizens have effectively zero effect on national politics. They're just easy sauce.
My theory is that extremists would prefer to just die randomly rather than sit through enough C-Span re-runs to figure out the right targets.
top Sophisticated Spy Tool 'The Mask' Rages Undetected For 7 Years
Even the mass malware distributions take basic precautions these days like excluding VMs, all known AV Vendor IP ranges, and not being malicious while the email is in transit (a link may not begin serving malicious content until hours later, when targets are arriving at the office, and may stop again afterwards.). You can analyze those links all year long if you aren't the target.
top White House Reportedly Dismissing Key Healthcare.gov Contractor
Ok.... so, what does, our children?
top It's Official: Registrars Cannot Hold Domains Hostage Without a Court Order
While I am loathe to present a counterargument (since I generally agree...)
Give them their due - they did some significant good recently by nailing the creator of the Blackhole Exploit Kit (http://threatpost.com/viable-blackhole-successor-could-take-years-to-emerge/103492)
top First US Public Library With No Paper Books Opens In Texas
Well, to be fair, there is really only an artificial scarcity of
I think it is reasonable to assume that letting every library lend an infinite number of copies of every book would put a damper on sales, effectively making the ebook market into a 'donations only' market overnight.
I haven't kept up, what is current thinking on how effective donation based selling is for ebook authors?
top Cheerios To Go GMO-Free
and for some reason, everyone seems to think going backwards in agricultural progress is a good thing...no one seriously says that about computer, medical, or energy technologies
*cough* Nuclear Energy *cough*
top Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant To Harass Hunters
Absolutely, however it is atypical to have both rifle and shotgun handy on the same hunt. Although that might change a bit with PETA providing drone-pigeons.
top Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant To Harass Hunters
I was idly fusioning a couple of bits, sorry
top Emory University seeks to patent a nanotech treatment for osteoporosis
RandomFactor (22447) writes "The Atlanta Business Chronicle
reports that Emory University is seeking a patent on a nanotechnology treatment for osteoporosis. The treatment uses silica based fluorescent nano-particles which have the capacity to increase bone density."
top Update: 1st August 2009 - SORBS is NOT closing.
RandomFactor (22447) writes "Update to this story
Update: 1st August 2009 — SORBS is NOT closing.
Contrary to the FUD propagated by the likes of Al Iverson SORBS is please to announce that SORBS is not closing. SORBS has received 3 credible offers for the purchase of SORBS (the offer that Al Iverson made for the domain name particularly in light of the propaganda and FUD he has tried to encite is not considered credible.)
Currently the two offers being considered are with anti-spam vendors and one of the two have indicated that they will not commercialise SORBS, but keep it as a community project. The other anti-spam vendor have indicated they would pursue a split commercial model, where there would be a free service as well as a 'premium' service.
An announcement about which company is successful will be forthcoming when necessary paperwork has been signed.
Small outages will occur in the central database when the servers are moved, this will NOT affect SORBS services globally, only updates (listing and delisting) and local (Au) services during the outages.
Thank you for your continuing support.
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