FAA Says No More Minesweeper Or Solitaire In Cockpit
No deaths, but from TFA
Last October the pilots of Northwest 188 over-flew their destination by 150 miles because they were using their laptop computers for personal activities and lost situational awareness.
which is quite serious IMHO
Apache Foundation Attacked, Passwords Stolen
Hrm, so they got caught by phishing using a fake Forgot Password form, and they send the exact same password reset request in their break-in acknowledgement? D'oh! It could well be another phishing attempt :-)
+1 for personnal certificates stored on tokens. -1 for one time passwords. -100 for reused passwords (special mention for 'online banking').
The Seven Hidden Browsers In the Windows Ballot
Actually it is C:\WINDOWS\system32\browserchoice.exe /launch which redirects to the above.
The Seven Hidden Browsers In the Windows Ballot
a desktop link to http://www.browserchoice.eu/
YouTube Offers Experimental Opt-In HTML5 Video
crashes chrome on linux HARD...
Which is it? chrome only (so it is not HARD) or the whole system (meaning it could well be X/the display driver that bring the system down).
A Tale of Two Windows 7s
Can anyone tell me why a computer that is 10 times faster with 4 times the memory is so much slower at responding to simple inputs? There's a perceptible lag when just single clicking a desktop icon to highlight it.
What antivirus do you run on each machine? Every file in a folder is scanned before it is displayed, that may explain a thing or two.. By the way in this regard Avira is decent at not slowing down too much things.
New Chrome Beta Adds Themes, Speed, & HTML 5 Video
just add "--enable-extensions" to your chrome shortcut, then click the extension on the webpage and it will be active right away. now if some people could support the project..
FDA Says Homeopathic Cure Can Cause Loss of Smell
I'd rather lose my ability to hear.
Experience it and let us know.. I somehow doubt it, being deaf could be worse (IMO) than being blind. No longer hearing voices or music? no way!
A Black Day For Internet Freedom In Germany
Yes, it is fine, since you can turn off their google proxying and "not found" redirection. And it is certainly better than using Level3 anycast servers which are being blocked from the outside now.
Computers Key To Air France Crash
An Airplane is a flawed system created by flawed humans.
There. fixed that for you.
Surveying the World of the Biggest Server Farms
they had 40K at the last official count and their new datacenter has a 50K capacity and filling quick (+3 bays/day 7/7). Not surprising given they offer the cheapest dedicated one can find ($15/mnth no contract: Atom 1.6Ghz, 512MB ram/2GB flash for swap, 10GB iSCSI disk, unlimited bandwidth).
Pirate Bay To Offer VPN For $7 a Month
Strange that TFA doesn't mention it.
Review: Resident Evil 5
no PC release?
Beyond Firewalls — Internet Militarization
But a business user needs to spend, spend, spend to multi-home.
Wrong. The only cost is implied by the use of potentially bigger pipes sold with BGP service but nowadays you can have a 100mpbs link for $1000.. Technically it costs 0 (open source routers, IPs and routing registries (except RADB) are free.
VoIP Legal Status Worldwide?
Here in France it is legal, except for wifi provider. Cellphone operators managed to get anti-concurrency laws about that. That's pretty stupid when one thinks about it.
Hrm, although you can't provide a bundled voip service with wifi, you can extend triple-play voip service over wifi (freephonie, sfr, orange, they all do it) so it's really not an issue.
Norton Users Worried By PIFTS.exe, Stonewalling By Symantec
Norton discussion boards appear very slow.
You mean disabled after seeing that moderators can't keep up with the posts about PIFTS?
Firefox Beta Touts Advanced Engine, Solves 8 Flaws
Excuse me if I'm missing something, but aren't eight critical vulnerabilities supposed to be patched in the stable branch instead of a beta branch?
(I also am not entirely sure whether fixing so many critical vulnerabilities should garner applause from Firefox users...)
RTFA: "The beta Firefox 3.1 will still have a few bugs to work out, but Mozilla officials have promised that eight of the security flaws found in the current browser, six of which have been rated critical, will be fixed in the updated version. The most serious of these vulnerabilities are already being repaired, and can be downloaded as patches from the Mozilla website."
Iran Has Put a Satellite Into Orbit
Since you'd rather not have military control weapons either, I guess these are best in nobody's hands (i.e buried).
IBM Building 20 Petaflop Computer For the US Gov't
If you have a look at http://top500.org/lists/2008/11/performance_development it takes more than 6 years to get 10 times actual performance (quicker than Moore's law, hrm). Given that the actual top is at 1PF, going to 20 in 3.5 years is quite an achievement.
Single Drive Wipe Protects Data
it is not like you can have 2 values for a single bit at the same time.. and density is so high these days that it makes sense to have a single write wipe the previous data forever.
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