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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Buy Legal Game ROMs?

rockclimber Online Auctions (Caveat emptor) (361 comments)

Try Ebay. however, most of what you will find are pirated games anyway. (Wouldn't it be nice if electronic works went into public domain after 10 or 15 years, or after the company creating the work folded up?)

more than 3 years ago

Cutting Edge Tech Slated For Next Mars Rover

rockclimber Curiosity? (143 comments)

wonder if there is a cat at the landing site?

more than 3 years ago

Court Filing On How 2004 Ohio Election Hacked

rockclimber Re:Bush led in pre-election polls in Ohio (504 comments)

But Thats the Problem with election Machines, or E-Voting.
You can't know. You can't Recount. You don't know the source. YOU CAN NOT VERYFY.
This is why e-voting undermines the base of democracy.
What we need is a competition for voting macines, like for encryption http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Encryption_Standard. To declare an open standard after the worlds brightest securtiy people tried 4-8 years to break it.
Oh, and Voting over the Internet or by text messaging? I can think of so many things that can go wrong that it should be illegal.

more than 3 years ago

Wisconsin Designates State Microbe

rockclimber Boy Am I glad (102 comments)

that the really important problems are tackled, without fear or failure....

What's next, Michigan delcaring Fe(OH) their state mascott?

more than 4 years ago

Auto-Scanning the Names People Choose For Their Wireless APs

rockclimber Mine were (422 comments)

linksys sucks
ADSL sucks
somehow, the last one seems most appropriate...

more than 4 years ago

Pennsylvania CISO Fired Over Talk At RSA Conference

rockclimber Kill the Messenger (147 comments)

has always worked

except on windows xp...

more than 4 years ago

France Considers 'Pirate Tax' For Online Ads

rockclimber The old Motto: (271 comments)

Tax whatever you cannot understand. The question is: would that legalize downloading / Sharing since the artists are supposed to get payed?

about 5 years ago

How Do Geeks Exercise?

rockclimber Rockclimbing (1806 comments)

Fun Activity, recomended for hackers

more than 6 years ago



Oklahoma Leaks Tens of Thousands of Social Securit

rockclimber rockclimber writes  |  more than 6 years ago

rockclimber (660746) writes "The developers at Oklahoma's Department of Corrections slept through [...] computer science class, and even managed to skip all of Common Sense 101. You see, not only did they trust anonymous user input on their public-facing website, but they blindly executed it and displayed whatever came back.

The result of this negligently bad coding has some rather serious consequences: the names, addresses, and social security numbers of tens of thousands of Oklahoma residents were made available to the general public for a period of at least three years. Up until yesterday, April 13 2008, anyone with a web browser and the knowledge from Chapter One of SQL For Dummies could have easily accessed — and possibly, changed — any data within the DOC's databases. It took Alex Papadimoulis all of a minute to figure out how to download 10,597 records — SSNs and all — from their website."


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