Can Computers Be Used To Optimize the US Tax Code?
Let Larry Wall throw some regexs at it. It will become the greatest Perl script ever. It might just be the origin of sky net.
Microsoft Invests In Open Source Software Company
They aren't investing in the company because it's open source, they are investing in a company that just happens to release their product as open source.
Adobe Releases New 64-Bit Flash Plugin For Linux
Gnash works with youtube. Gnash development has picked up since Adobe dropped the 64bit support. And once you switch there is no reason to go back unless you enjoy your cpu melting and state of the art 0-days
Canonical Begins Tracking Ubuntu Installations
dpkg --purge canonical-census
Remove the virus with fire.
US Senate Passes 'Libel Tourism' Bill
Ya my first reaction was to look at the date, nope not Apr 1.
FBI Investigating iPad E-Mail Leaks
Email addresses aren't considered personal information.
IBM's Patent-Pending Traffic Lights Stop Car Engines
thats the first thought I had. Add even a little logic to the lights and we wouldn't have to idle so much.
SQL Injection Attack Claims 132,000+
And in the case of SQL injections it's usually not the fault of the underlying database, it's stupid coders who don't validate their inputs.
Microsoft Denies It Built Backdoor Into Windows 7
"Microsoft has not and will not put "backdoors" into Windows"
Ahh the good old says of popping open cd trays remotely and watching people's ICQ conversations as they reacted.
Microsoft Plans Largest-Ever Patch Tuesday
And you didn't have to reboot.
Local Privilege Escalation On All Linux Kernels
Local means that you have to have shell access to the machine in order to run the exploit. SSH allows you to have shell access "remotely" but that is not a remote exploit. This still requires shell access and that is not something that should be given to users unless absolutely necessary, if you are enabling sftp access and not locking down the shell then you've already failed.
Swearing Provides Pain Relief, Say Scientists
In the South they may refer to it as cursing, in the North we just call them words.
Chinese Hackers Targeting NYPD Computers
bots brute forcing logins != hackers
D&D Co-Creator Gary Gygax Has Passed Away
There were alot of us D&D geeks in the Navy too, used to play on the aircraft carrier while out on a cruise. Everyday after that 12 hr shift you head down to the forward galley and there were at least 2 games going on, sometimes more. You didn't even have to really be a part of the campaign you could just sit down, roll up a char and play for a couple hours. Played with alot of great people, we even had some officers who played.
Gary will be missed, he gave us geeks hidden down in the basement hours and hours of enjoyment.