top Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control
All trojans/bots/ransomsware is designed to circumvent antivirus. It is a arms wars between viri and anti-virus. At the moment the viri are winning it
And there is a nasty side effect: real legit tor usage will be detected as malware suspect by antivirus software. So if you have a "good"reason to use tor you might have to disable anti-virus
top Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC
The law is not equipped to forsee such advances in drugs. However if this is commercially possible, and this becomes popular, THC enabled yeast will be added to lists of forbidden substances. (just like "bath salts")
top Reproducing a Monet Painting With Aluminum Nanostructures
That is called a exact reproduction.
top Are the Hard-to-Exploit Bugs In LZO Compression Algorithm Just Hype?
Why still program in C? Simple: C is easy to glue to everything, just because it assumes not too much about the data structures. And because you have reinvent data validation ( safe buffers) for every interface again, there is a huge risk there.
The obvious solution is to use proven libraries for these problems (opensll, libzzo
;) . However if one of these libraries has a bug, (or is not obvious to use) the problem is in many programs at once.
top 3D-Printed Material Can Carry 160,000 Times Its Own Weight
They made an utrastrong spongebob squarep
top Study: Male Facial Development Evolved To Take Punches
If you broke your jaw, you not only were KO, but because you could not chew your food effective, you might loose your life. Selection....
about a month and a half ago
top Steve Ballmer In Talks To Buy Los Angeles Clippers
Stripping? I might miss some details, but getting to sell it for 2.000.000.000$ is not bad. But the, I am european, and i do not understand this sport^h^h^h^h^hFrancise you are talking about.
top New Middleware Promises Dramatically Higher Speeds, Lower Power Draw For SSDs
If data is fragmented over multiple blocks, It requires mulitple reads. But this kind of fragmentation is not as bad as HDD where you had a seek time of 7-8 ms. Matching the block size of the SDD to the block sie of the FS is an effective performance enhancement.
Modern SDD have read limits. Every 10.000 reads or so the data has to be refreshed. The firmware will do this silent.
top What qualifications should the 'driver' of a fully autonomous car need?
In some test by the
TU delft the autonomous cars test are now foucsing on how the driver takes over from the car. The coming of autonomous cars will come fluent. First there will be advanced lane asist and takeover of tasks that are easy for computers. And of course the driving in a "train" with minimal space between cars. More and more functions will be added.
Fully autonomous will be a long way to go. e.g. to determine the last street where you want to go might be a very hard task. GPS navigations rarely guides you to the exact position, where to park, and the exact house is a complicated task.
top Researchers Find, Analyze Forged SSL Certs In the Wild
Should they flag them? No, flagging too much will cause the users to just ignore the messages. And for most facebook communication http traffic will be just as good as https traffic.
But it should note that the security is as good as http traffic, in other words, do not display a lock.
By the way, think about it, security devices. Security for you? Did you pay those devices? No, it is security for those who pay for the devices.
top The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse
Together with a bunch of XPcaplipse machine the next Sqlslammer work is waiting on the next unpached vlunebility to hit the internet after May 8.
And from the viewpoint of Slashdot the world as Slashdot knows it. will end without internetnet.
top Reason Suggests DoJ Closing Porn Stars' Bank Accounts
To prevent such random risks to people earning money in the eu there will be laws to protect the common people.
However i think this is about personal accounts. If you want a bank account for a porn business you might have to shop arround.
top Ask Slashdot: How To Back Up Physical Data?
What i have actually know of was the chicken or the egg problem. To get access to their bank account (after a robbery) people needed ID. But to get a new (emergency) ID, the town hall needed money to pay for that. Normally you would know someone to lent the money from, but this person did not have a very good reputation with paying people back.
I myself keep a (medium quality) copy of my drivers license in my car. If i ever get pulled over and forgot my paper i might get of with a warning if i can show the copy.
The value of friends and family is important in such cases.
top The Ways Programming Is Hard
Become a farmer or a vet.
Don't see the joy in that.
top Netflix Plans To Raise Prices By "$1 or $2 a Month"
1. Provide reruns as streamable video.
2. Raise price of rerun to new customers 3 ???? 4 Profit.
top In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes
You can practice teeíng, and
/or putting. But it frustating if you play the bal clase to the hole, but still need 2-3 strokes just to put it in.
A game with 15 inch holes might be more fun, still get you in the sun, and kick some balls. Just no need to call it golf.
By the way, farmers golf (boerengolf) is becoming popular over here. You take a voleyball, and some buckets, and something resembling golf sticks, and just have a few hours of fun between the cows.
top Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support
So instead of nameing version after a year (2000, 2003, 2008.....), they finally lost track of good version number. Some users barely are aware they are running an OS. And now it has gone so bad that even
/. editors fail to keep track of version numbers of the most used OS in the world.
top UK To Finally Legalize Ripping CDs and DVDs
DVD are still mostly copy protected by the highly ineffective CCS copy protection. blue ray are more effectively protected, but the protection still is breakable by a lot of tools.
by european law is decided:
"the following anti-circumventing rules were implemented in European Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the council of May 22, 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society.
This directive states in article 6, 'Obligations as to technological measures':
Member States shall provide adequate legal protection against the circumvention of any effective technological measures, which the person concerned carries out in the knowledge, or with reasonable grounds to know, that he or she is pursuing that objective.
So you may copy it, but if you break ANY technlogical measure, you an still be sued by the content mafia fpr breaking copy protection technology. So think twice before you make a guide on your homepage how to copy a dvd.
top Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?
That is when i say automakers are for to conservative. Someone will find something against it. THere are litteraary dozen of inventions where you can engage the brake without the interuption where you move your foot.
And this really has been invented dozens of times, and i bet thos patents are expired by now.
http://www.newscientist.com/da... http://www.mobility-centres.or... (steering wheel, for people wit disability) http://patentimages.storage.go... http://patentimages.storage.go...
And the one thing is that this innovation will not come from the racing community, because that is the rare exception that you really need brakes and accelerator together (sometimes)
I do not see any problem with cruise control... To the rest of the car this will still be a seperate brake and accelerator.
top Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?
The one pedal to do braking and accelarating is already invented a dozen times. it is faster and stops this kind of error.
It is just that car owners are far to conservative to make this a succes.
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top Samsung tablet allowd in Dutch appeal
In a dutch appeal samsung is
allowed (dutch) to keep importing the galaxy tab. The model right are not enough for this. The current iPad deviates too much from the 2004 sketches, and there was prior art in other tables and a registion by bloomburg. Samsung is importing through the Netherlands, so this has implication for europe. Also judges in other european countries will probably look at this.