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Research Suggests E-Readers Are "Too Easy" To Read

jornak FOX News? (185 comments)

This sounds more like a story from there and less like a scientific research study. Even then, I can remember reading certain Slashdot stories from 3 years ago more than I can remember the plot outline of the Wheel of Time, which I started reading 2 years ago.

more than 3 years ago
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FBI Raids Texas ISP For Anonymous DDoS Info

jornak A few mistakes... (120 comments)

First mistake: They list the IP in the affadavit OUTSIDE of the logs twice as 72.9.153.42 instead of 72.9.153.142 as it should be. One could assume that they could have now raided the wrong server in Tailor Made's farm.

Second mistake: "root" is just an IRC nickname on AnonOPs, and this person does NOT have root access on the IRC server that was raid as falsely assumed in the affadavit. They have oper with override privileges, and that was what was logged. The raid on the server at Tailor Made Servers was made under false pretenses.

Third mistake: Those logs show... [Thu Dec 9 11:14:27 2010] - OVERRIDE: root(root@72.9.153.142) TOPIC #loic '!lazor default targethost=api.paypal.comsubsite=/ speed=3 threads=15 method=tcp wait=false random=true checked=false message=Good_night_paypal_Sweet_dreams_from_AnonOPs port=443 stop' ... if anyone here has looked at LOIC's topic parsing, there's two mistakes the FBI made there. The first is that there's no space between targethost=api.paypal.com and subsite=/. The second is that this person "root" is STOPPING the attacks by adding "stop" at the end of the topic. Unless they can show logs of this "root" person throwing "start" in the topic instead of stop, this person is doing exactly the opposite of "willingly and knowingly" executing commands to start a DDoS attack.

more than 3 years ago
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Solar Storms Could Bring Northern Lights South

jornak Re:Well then... (88 comments)

The title of the article, that is. Some of the content of the article does mention aurora australis.

more than 3 years ago
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Solar Storms Could Bring Northern Lights South

jornak Re:Well then... (88 comments)

Yeah, actually this article is completely misleading, seeing as Aurora Australis (the "Southern Lights") already exist. It's actually the southern lights just visible at lower latitudes.

more than 3 years ago
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Nintendo Seeks To Trademarks "It's On Like Donkey Kong"

jornak Re:Up next.... (183 comments)

To be fair, it does include the name of a game that was copyrighted in 1981, and it was even contested and won against Universal City Studios because it was too close to King Kong.

more than 3 years ago
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Michael Jackson Themed MMO In the Works

jornak Re:Character selection screen (180 comments)

Ding! You've leveled up! You can now change your class to "White MJ"! You've learned the skill "Dodge Lawsuit"! You've gained 3,000 MP (Molestation Points)!

more than 3 years ago
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New Malware Imitates Browser Warning Pages

jornak Re:Not new... (143 comments)

This is also old news in regards to the actual topic. Malware has been imitating error pages and injecting code into pages (like "Google detects you're infected, use software to fix!" on Google") for the longest time..

more than 3 years ago
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More Than 10% of Mozilla Bug Finders Refuse Cash

jornak Re:More evidence... (115 comments)

I was thinking of something more along the lines of OLPC or any of those charitable organizations that help spread technology to people/places that regularly wouldn't have access to it.

more than 3 years ago
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More Than 10% of Mozilla Bug Finders Refuse Cash

jornak Re:More evidence... (115 comments)

Y'know if they wanted to refuse the cash... instead of letting Mozilla keep it, have them donate it to the charity of their choice. Just sayin'.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Bringing HTML5 To Gmail

jornak Re:Apple rejects HTML5 on iPad/iPhone (112 comments)

Uh, actually, Apple is choosing HTML5 for the iPad over Flash. Although I believe Hulu sticking with Flash... soooooo...

more than 4 years ago
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Google Voice Opens To All

jornak Re:Oblig. Prior Art/Obvious (185 comments)

Well y'know Frontier's serious about this patent suit... they decided to file it outside of the East Texas District!

more than 4 years ago
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FCC Vote Marks Effort To Take Greater Control of the Web

jornak Take Control? (323 comments)

Yeah, the headline on this one is a bit sensationalist. The FCC is for prevention, not takeover.

more than 4 years ago
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How many processes are running on your desktop box?

jornak Re:Just one (382 comments)

Zero per... OH SHI--

more than 4 years ago
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EU To Monitor All Internet Searches

jornak Re:Yeah OK (340 comments)

Full infiltration of the TOR network is pretty much necessary if they ever want to catch pedophiles in the act.

I've also got some philosophical issues with the removal of access to this content as well. If you take away CP from a pedo, doesn't it just mean that they're going to turn to alternative methods to fulfill their urges, such as nabbing little kids, and public indecency at parks, etc etc??

more than 4 years ago
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Btrfs Could Be the Default File System In Ubuntu Meerkat

jornak Re:please... (269 comments)

In humble your opinion, sir?
I not understand do.

more than 4 years ago
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Flash Is Not a Right

jornak Re:I have a dream (850 comments)

Let freedom ring from the Blue Screens of Windows to the Cracked Displays of iPhones!

more than 4 years ago
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Confessions of a SysAdmin

jornak Re:Yes. (385 comments)

You and every other person who has to deal with problems with computers feel exactly the same way. It's like... a wife that nags too much. You love her at first... but she keeps nagging... and nagging... and nagging. Eventually you cut the bitch and bury her in the backyard.

more than 4 years ago
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Fatal Flaw Discovered In Invisibility Cloaks

jornak Military Applications (255 comments)

I'm sure a carpet cloak like this would have military applications, and in a desert environment like the Middle East, people aren't going to notice you unless they're close to you.

A sniper on a ridge covered with one of these babies is still going to do the job.

more than 4 years ago
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EU Piracy Estimates — Just How Inaccurate?

jornak Re:I still blame Metallica (124 comments)

I don't know about you, but I pirate games as a demo. If I download one or two songs from a new album, and I like them, I'll go out and buy the CD.

I played half an hour of Just Cause 2 and decided to go out and buy the game within an hour of playing with the pirated version.

It's reasonable nowadays seeing as these companies are developing too many shitty games to release a goddamn demo, so more people will buy their shit because of the media hype, and not the actual gameplay.

more than 4 years ago

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UK Law Firm ACS:Law To Be Sued By Privacy Group

jornak jornak writes  |  more than 3 years ago

jornak (1377831) writes "As covered previously by Slashdot earlier this week, the group known as Anonymous released 350MB of ACS:Law's emails to The Pirate Bay when accidentally exposed by an incomplete restore of the ACS:Law site backup. To add insult to injury, the privacy group Privacy International has stated in a press release that they are planning legal action against ACS:Law.
According to Alexander Hanff, PI Advisor: "This data breach is likely to result in significant harm to tens of thousands of people in the form of fraud, identity theft and severe emotional distress." ACS:Law has breached the Data Protection Act by allowing a sensitive archive of data to be stored on a public facing web server. The law requires that "appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.""

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Microsoft Blocking Verizon's Mailservers

jornak jornak writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jornak writes "It's a day of childish finger-pointing over at Microsoft and Verizon. Both companies are claiming that the issue of Verizon's customers' mail not being able to get through are each others' own problem. Meanwhile, both Windows Live and Verizon customers are suffering."
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Top 100 "Dirtiest" Sites

jornak jornak writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jornak writes "Symantec has released a list of the dirtiest sites on the Internet, calling them the "worst of the worst" when it comes to Malware and other things of a malicious design. The list, compiled ratings from Norton Safe Web, is based solely on the number of threats detected per site. Here is a shocker, no pun intended, if you get the reference: Symantec said that 48-percent of the top 100 dirtiest sites were dirty as in porn dirty. Yet the remainder of the list contains content that would, on the surface, seem clean and friendly. Figure skating, catering, legal services, and shopping are all examples of the "clean" content discovered."
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CBS Running Video Ads in Magazines

jornak jornak writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jornak writes "An upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly's print edition will be embedded with a video player that will run ads for CBS shows and Pepsi. The ad comes in a heavy-paper package resembling the kind of novelty greeting cards that make noises. A roughly two-inch screen starts playing automatically as the page flips open. A speaker is embedded below it. CBS Corp. and Time Warner Inc.'s Entertainment Weekly billed the video advertisement as the first ever to appear in a print magazine. CBS says the video player insert, made by a Los Angeles company called Americhip Inc., will be able to withstand the binding processes and mail delivery."
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