80% of Browsers Found To Be At Risk of Attack
(I am OP, didn't post under my username before.. and this is a reply to both tuppe and venom)
I am running Firefox 3.0.19. The extension that doesn't work is Tab Clicking Options 0.6.9
'Anonymous' WikiLeaks Proponents Not So Anonymous
These people are arguably cyber-terrorists (but more realistically, 30+ year old obese men living in their parents basements)
Google To Pay $8.5 Million In Buzz Privacy Settlement
It's ridiculous to think we won't even get a dime.
Activision Wants Consoles To Be Replaced By PCs
Ex. Modern Warfare 2:
"Criticism has arisen of changes made to the PC version of Modern Warfare 2 including the lack of dedicated servers, latency issues of the listen server-only IWNET, lack of console commands, lack of support for matches larger than 18 players, and inability to vote towards kicking or banning cheating players immediately"
Remove the benefits of PC gaming, and gamers won't game on a PC..
Utah Attorney General Tweets Execution Order
Inmate electrocuted. For some reason, I've got a craving for some BBQ rite now..
Windows Phone 7 Lacks Copy-and-Paste
Honestly, I don't understand why such a simple, useful feature could be missed by both companies..
My laptop's battery's good for roughly ...
Only about an hour now. Time for a new battery, but OEM ones from Dell are overpriced.
Anyone know a reputable seller of high quality Dell Inspiron 1520 batteries?
New Litigation Targets 20,000 BitTorrent-Using Downloaders
People who are illegally downloading and distributing their works are not a part of their customer base. You have to *buy* something to be a customer.
"Install Other OS" Feature Removed From the PS3
Well.. not any more it doesn't.
Nvidia Drops Support For Its Open Source Driver
Problem solved.. with only the fanatical FSF zealots still up in arms..
Canada's Top Court Quashes Child Porn Warrant
Did anyone commenting here actually read TFA (specifically, the court ruling)?
The reasoning for why the conviction was quashed had absolutely nothing to do with cached images. It was quashed because the police were ruled to have conducted an illegal (as per the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms) search, despite having a search warrant to search for possession of child pornography.
Essentially, this is what happened:
1) Technician shows up to install an Internet connection on accused computer.
2) Technician notices probable child porn links in IE favourites (along with other legal porn links), and sees (legal) porn image, either on browser homepage or desktop. Technician also notices webcam hooked up to VCR (turned off at the time) directed at accused's 3 year old child.
3) Technician returns next day to finish work, and finds computer had been formatted.
4) Technician reports to social worker about possible child abuse. Social worker in turn informs RCMP.
5) Police obtain search warrant based on technician's observations.
6) (Four months after technician's initial visit) Police search accused's home, and find child pornography.
The court essentially ruled that the technician's observations did not legally justify a search. And I find this patently ridiculous.
Microsoft Takes Responsibility For GPL Violation
So because the software tool in question used SOME GPL code (as well as plenty of custom code written by Microsoft or its contractors).. MS is forced to release the ENTIRE SOURCE CODE for the software.
Does this not confirm Ballmer's statement from a few years back that the GPL was like cancer?
Mozilla Unblocks Microsoft's .NET Addon
This whole thing was handled piss poor by both Microsoft and Mozilla.
First off, WHY did MS install a FF plugin which cannot be disabled/uninstalled by normal means? And why does FF ALLOW plugins to have this functionality?
But onto the core issue.. why is Mozilla disabling the plugin AFTER THE FLAW HAS ALREADY BEEN PATCHED BY MICROSOFT??!
The proper way Mozilla should have went about this if they were concerned with users who have not patched their systems (and on that note - MS calling it an IE update was a BAD IDEA as well, since it doesn't only affect IE..) would be as follows:
1) If system has been patched (check .dll versions or something which would indicate patch installed..), LEAVE IT ALONE.
2) If not, pop up a message saying there is a vulnerability, and suggest it is a VERY GOOD IDEA to either:
a) Allow FF to disable the extension, but if not..
b) STRONGLY RECOMMEND the user apply the security update.
And if this is not possible in the current version of FF, push out an update (installed only with consent/auto updates enabled..) WITH FUNCTIONALITY TO ALLOW THIS.
I think it is DOWNRIGHT SCARY - on par with the Amazon Kindle 1984 debacle - that Mozilla has the ability to disable plugins on MY COMPUTER without my knowledge or consent.
I'm done now.. I feel a bit better.
Alan Turing Gets an Apology From Prime Minister Brown
Yet he was judged under a disgusting law (one that condamned people for private action where all participants where willing and free
Paedophiles could argue the law still DOES do this.. do you believe preventing adults from having sex with children is a "disgusting law" ?
Alan Turing Gets an Apology From Prime Minister Brown
Alan Turing did many great things.. but he did break the law of the land at the time which prohibited sodomy. I don't believe that people who are famous should be treated lightly by the law, and so his punishment was fair and reasonable under the circumstances.. no apology is necessary.
All-You-Can-Eat College For $99-a-Month
The teaching company courses are not free.