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BlackBerry To Allow Rivals To Manage Its Smartphones

helix2301 Re:Death throes .. (43 comments)

I agree they may be loosing the one thing that made them special but again did it make them special or just put them further behind. They are one of the worse run companies in tech today. Technology just passed them by the lack of app support really hurt them more then anything.

about 7 months ago
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Sony To Make Movie of Edward Snowden Story

helix2301 Re:Good for all the traitors (107 comments)

The Fifth Estate, The Social Network and Pirates Of Silicon Valley were good movies I enjoyed them. The Jobs movie I though was a terrible adaptation.

about 7 months ago
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Why Should Red Hat Support Competitors' Software?

helix2301 Re:Huh? (111 comments)

I agree I mean if your running Novell (god help you) and you ask Novell to help you with a Red Hat issue. They won't why because they own suse. Same situation why would they support a product that they do not design. Someone at the Wall Street Journal needed something to write about on a slow news day.

about 7 months ago
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Adobe Creative Cloud Is Back

helix2301 Re:Only Creative Cloud? (74 comments)

That's why the cloud is not always the best option for people despite what all these company's are pushing.

about 7 months ago
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AT&T, Audi Announce In-Car 4G LTE Plans, Starting At $99 For 6 Months

helix2301 Re:Soon to be mandatory to use data features? (74 comments)

It's going to be like SiriusXM GMC has XM where Dodge has Sirius. One will have AT&T one will have verizon exc.

about 9 months ago
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Apple Demands $40 Per Samsung Phone For 5 Software Patents

helix2301 Re:How are those kind of things patentable? (406 comments)

Microsoft been doing the same thing for years back in 2006 and 2007 Microsoft was on a patent kick taking everyone to court. It stopped when Microsoft got taken to court over a patent issue with Office 2007 they were forced to payout which ended the patent tare Microsoft was on.

about 9 months ago
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Large DDoS Attack Brings WordPress Pingback Abuse Back Into Spotlight

helix2301 Re:The post alludes to a flaw in xml-rpc, but... (58 comments)

We turn off comments and pingbacks because of just the pure amount of spam we were constantly dealing with on a regular basis. I agree this looks like a Wordpress flaw not an xml-rpc issue drupal or dotnetnuke are not having the same issue on there platforms.

about 9 months ago
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Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

helix2301 Re:Why do they need to unlock it? (465 comments)

This is problem with digital media how do you will it to someone unless you leave the username and password in your will or leave it in book some where. If you have a huge movie collection on DVD family can take that collection but what if your huge DVD collection is on amazon how do they access it unless you leave them the username and password.

about 9 months ago
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Mozilla Is Investigating Why Dell Is Charging To Install Firefox

helix2301 Re:Is that legal in the UK? (306 comments)

A lot of hardware venders make money on installing the bloatware. I remember when I was building pcs for company right after college we used to install AOL on everything cause AOL payed the company. We installed eBay shortcuts, Nortain AV anything just to make a few extra dollars on computers. Dell has been hurting financially they probably need extra cash.

about 9 months ago
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Android Beats iOS As the Top Tablet OS

helix2301 Re:The year of the Linux Tablet (487 comments)

With the Ubuntu phone OS porting over iOS and Android Apps its only a matter of time till we have an open platform.

about 9 months ago
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RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

helix2301 Re:RadioShack's business model (423 comments)

I am a ham radio operator and I will run in there for a soldering wire for a few diodes cause there cheap enough and the shipping for electronics sites is a little pricey. But I refuse to over pay for linksys routers and cables for my surround sound system. Radio Shack prices are a little high for anything else besides the little things.

about 9 months ago
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Famed ATM Hacker Barnaby Jack Dies Days Before Black Hat Conference

helix2301 Re:Myes, myes... (110 comments)

Huge loss to the security community his information were always informative great mind and presenter.

about a year ago
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FreeBSD Co-founder Jordan Hubbard Leaves Apple To Join iXsystems

helix2301 Re:You just noticed? (58 comments)

I agree slashdot has been a bit behind but it's still worth posting since most of us slashdoters are Unix and Linux nerds.

about a year ago
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Google Announces Android 4.3, Netflix, New Nexus 7, and Q Successor Chromecast

helix2301 Re:Not all new (244 comments)

I tried to buy the Chromecast on Amazon for $35 they are already sold out.

about a year ago
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Zuckerberg: Ads On Instagram "When the Right Time Comes"

helix2301 Re:Already sick of ads on fb (51 comments)

There was a guy that used Facebooks own API to block ads maybe the same will happen with Instagram.

about a year ago
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Linus Torvalds To Head Windows 9 Project

helix2301 Re:Just the mobile version (174 comments)

This sounds like something off of "The Onion".

about a year and a half ago
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Internet Sales Tax Vote This Week In US Senate

helix2301 Re:NOOOOOOO (434 comments)

Just the government updating there laws so they get a cut of the action pretty soon eBay will charge and all the others.

about a year and a half ago
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Political Pressure Pushes NASA Technical Reports Offline

helix2301 Re:oh no (140 comments)

The sad part is the space department NASA made this country great. I mean we worked hard to be the first one to the moon and so many great things came out of nasa and now they pretty much can't do anything because they have no funding.

about a year and a half ago
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Twitter, Hotmail, LinkedIn, Yahoo Open To Hijacking

helix2301 Re:Not a new exploit (50 comments)

I remember a year or 2 ago twitter had an exploit similar to this I agree this is old new news lol

about a year and a half ago

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ARRL Investigating Web Server Breach

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about a month ago

helix2301 (1105613) writes "The ARRL reports that its web servers were the victim of a hacking attack in late September. According to the ARRL Letter, IT Manager Mike Keane, K1MK, said the affected servers were taken offline and isolated from the Internet when the breach was discovered. He said no sensitive personal information was affected, but still urged members who have not updated their passwords since April 2010 to do so now."
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IBM Paying $1.5 Billion to Shed Its Chip Division

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about 2 months ago

helix2301 (1105613) writes "IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM will make payments to the chipmaker over three years, but it took a $4.7 billion charge for the third quarter when it reported earnings Monday. The company fell short of Wall Street profit expectations and revenue slid 4 percent, sending shares down 8 percent before the opening bell."
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DC Introduces First Transgender Character in Mainstream Comics

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

helix2301 (1105613) writes "Once banned from the world of mainstream comic books by the infamous Comics Code Authority, LGBT characters now have a stronger presence in the world of superhero comics than ever before, with gay and lesbian heroes like Batwoman, Northstar and Green Lantern Alan Scott openly declaring who they are — and even getting married. Today, DC Comics told Wired that it will continue to expand the LGBT diversity of its superhero universe by introducing the first openly transgender character in a mainstream superhero comic."
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Two Ham Radio Operators Scheduled to Head to ISS This Week

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

helix2301 (1105613) writes "NASA will televise the launch and docking of its next mission to the International Space Station (ISS) beginning at 3:30 PM EDT on Thursday, March 28 (1930 UTC). NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, KF5KDR, and Russian cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov, RV3BS, and Alexander Misurkin are scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:43 PM EDT (2043 UTC). They will join Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, VA3OOG/KC5RNJ, NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn, KE5HOC, and Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko — already aboard the ISS — for Expedition 35. It will take Cassidy, Vinogradov and Misurkin only six hours to reach the ISS. NASA will begin its live coverage of the docking at 8:30 PM (0030 UTC on Friday, March 29). The trio will dock at 9:32 PM (0132 UTC), and hatches are scheduled to open between the Soyuz and the ISS at 11:10 PM (0310 UTC)."
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Bill Gates' $100 million database to track students

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

helix2301 writes "Over the past 18 months, a massive $100 million public-school database spearheaded by the $36.4 billion-strong Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been in the making that freely shares student information with private companies. The system has been in operation for several months and already contains millions of K-12 students’ personal identification ranging from name, address, Social Security number, attendance, test scores, homework completion, career goals, learning disabilities, and even hobbies and attitudes about school. Claiming that the national database will enhance education, the main funder of the project, the Gates Foundation, entered the joint venture with the Carnegie Corporation of New York and school officials from a number of states."
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'HOMELAND' TO SCAN EMAILS, MONITOR WEB TRAFFIC

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

helix2301 writes "The U.S. government is expanding a cybersecurity program that scans Internet traffic headed into and out of defense contractors to include far more of the country's private, civilian-run infrastructure. As a result, more private sector employees than ever before, including those at big banks, utilities and key transportation companies, will have their emails and Web surfing scanned as a precaution against cyber attacks."
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Hillary Clinton's 'hacked' Benghazi emails: FULL RELEASE

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

helix2301 writes "On the back of widespread public interest RT has decided to publish in their entirety a series of memos which were allegedly sent from a one-time White House aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The emails, which were allegedly sent by former political adviser Sidney Blumenthal to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were forwarded to RT by a hacker using the alias “Guccifer.” Guccifer was credited with hacking the AOL email account of Blumenthal last week, though the authenticity of the emails has not been verified."
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Man to Visit 788 Facebook Friends in Person

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about 2 years ago

helix2301 writes "The 23-year-old Hartford Art School grad plans to travel to visit every single one of his original 788 Facebook friends in person and photograph them — not with an iPhone or a digital camera, but with an old-fashioned 8X10 camera. His project is called “Friend Request: Accepted.” Morin estimates that it will take about an hour to photograph each person. The other part is a documentary that captures the passion that Morin’s friends have for the things they love to do, whether it is sculpting, dance or body building. Morin will set off on a road trip at the end of April and hopes to photograph about 150 friends by the end of the year. Morin knows this project will take years it will be worth it if he reaches his goal of exhibiting the photo series in a New York gallery that can handle 788 pictures."
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Hacker Targets Clinton Confidant In New Attack

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about 2 years ago

helix2301 writes "The hacker who has spent the past several months breaking into the e-mail accounts of family, friends, and political allies of the Bush family has crossed party lines and illegally accessed the AOL account of a former senior White House adviser to President Bill Clinton. The intrusion into Sidney Blumenthal’s e-mail account apparently occurred this week, days after the hacker--who uses the alias “Guccifer”--defaced Colin Powell’s Facebook page and breached the former Secretary of State’s AOL account."
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Spotify's Daniel Says "I don't worry about Apple, Google"

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about 2 years ago

helix2301 writes "As Google and others gear up to enter the streaming-music business, the Spotify founder says he's staying focused on bringing music to as many people as possible. Google is aiming to roll out two subscription music services this summer, and Apple is reportedly trying again to tackle the streaming business. But Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek says he's not concerned, because his company is laser-focused on music and music only."
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Marvel free comics promotion called off after Comixology overwhelmed by demand

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about 2 years ago

helix2301 writes "Over the weekend Marvel announced that it was offering free digital copies of over 700 of its first issues for a limited time — but the response was so overwhelming the company's digital distribution partner Comixology has had to call off the promotion. As a result, not only have customers been unable to take advantage of the Marvel promotion, but they haven't been able to buy other titles through Comixology either. CNET reports that several publishers haven't been able to sell any of the books through the app since the initial server crash occurred."
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France pushes for controls on Skype calls

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about 2 years ago

helix2301 writes "French prosecutors have been asked to investigate Microsoft’s Skype because of its failure to register in the country as a telecoms operator, in the latest attempt by France to control the activities of global internet companies. Skype rejected the claims, saying: “We have engaged with Arcep in discussion over the last several months during which we shared our view that Skype is not a provider of electronic communications services under French law.”"
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DHS awards contract for utility plant at the Kansas biolab

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about 2 years ago

helix2301 writes "DHS has awarded a $40 million contract to build a utility plant at a $1.15 billion animal research lab in Kansas. The 87,000 square foot facility will replace an animal research lab on Plum Island in New York and will be used to research deadly animal diseases that affect livestock. Funding for the National Bio-Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) has been slow because of concerns raised about and continuous reviews of the size, scope, and risk of the lab."
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Tech Guru Warns Of Internet "Disaster"

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about 2 years ago

helix2301 writes "Speaking to Wired’s Michael V. Copeland at the TED 2013 conference currently taking place in Long Beach, Hillis argues that because so many interconnected systems are now reliant on the world wide web, “We’re setting ourselves up for disaster, like we did with the financial system.” Pointing to examples like the Stuxnet virus, US military data being routed through China, and the threat of a massive denial of service attack targeting the entire web, Hillis advocates building a second backbone that would kick in like a back-up generator “when the internet is in trouble.”"
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LG has no plans for Windows Phone 8 handsets

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about 2 years ago

helix2301 writes "LG’s reluctance to embrace Windows Phone 8 underscores the difficulties that the platform faces with both consumers and vendor partners. LG was one of the early partners that signed on with Microsoft, releasing the LG Quantum in the first wave of Windows Phone devices. Microsoft’s has a great relationship with Nokia, which is considered in the industry first among equals when it comes to Microsoft partners, has some vendors reassessing their own support for the operating system. Over the past year or so, LG has been focusing on Android and has started building phones running on Mozilla’s Firefox mobile OS."
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iPhone Instagram users vulnerable to hackers

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about 2 years ago

helix2301 writes "Facebook’s popular photo sharing app for iOS, Instagram has a vulnerability that could make your account susceptible to be compromised. A security researcher Carlos Reventlov published on Friday another attack on Facebook's Instagram photo-sharing service that could allow a hacker to seize control of a victim's account."
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$1 Billion Dollar Apple Stock Scheme

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about 2 years ago

helix2301 writes "A trader from New York has been charged in a scheme that involved the unauthorized purchase of about $1 billion of Apple stock that wound up costing his Connecticut-based employer $5 million, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. David Miller, while employed as an institutional sales trader for Rochdale Securities LLC in Stamford, executed a trade to buy 1.6 million shares of Apple Inc. stock in October on a day the company was scheduled to announce earnings, prosecutors said. The scheme was designed so Miller would profit if the stock price rose, but it declined, they said."
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Microsoft Security Essentials loses AV-Test certificate

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about 2 years ago

helix2301 writes "Every two months, AV-Test takes a look at popular antivirus software and security suites and tests them in several ways. In their latest test which was performed on Windows 7 during September and October, Microsoft Security Essentials didn't pass the test to achieve certification. Although that may not sound that impressive, Microsoft's program was the only one which didn't receive AV-Test's certificate. For comparison, the other free antivirus software, including Avast, AVG and Panda Cloud did."
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Syfy resurrects Battle Bots

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about 2 years ago

helix2301 writes "Syfy has greenlit and shot the first season of a new show where eight-foot-tall state-of-the-art humanoid robots will rock ‘em and sock ‘em in a boxing cage until one is defeated. The new series is called Robot Combat League WWE Chris Jericho will host the show. Just like the movie Real Steal the bots will be controlled by shadow-boxing operators whose movements are translated into metal-on-metal punches."
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UN to Seek Internet Kill Switch Next Month

helix2301 helix2301 writes  |  about 2 years ago

helix2301 writes "The United Nations and a wide swath of its autocratic member regimes were drafting a plan to give a little-known UN agency control over the online world. Among the most contentious schemes: a plot to hand the International Telecommunications Union a so-called “kill switch” for the Internet that critics say would be used to smash free speech."
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