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Google Announces Chrome For Mac and Linux Dev Builds

sveard Re:repo (251 comments)

I'm posting using Google Crone, it's probably a bug

more than 5 years ago
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Google Announces Chrome For Mac and Linux Dev Builds

sveard Re:repo (251 comments)

I'm glad you didn't and I'm sure I won't have any issues either, check my other post /etc/cron.daily/google-chrome creates /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list

There's no need to act superior :)

more than 5 years ago
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Google Announces Chrome For Mac and Linux Dev Builds

sveard Re:repo (251 comments)

Okay, never mind my previous post

Knowing Google, they did things differently and added /etc/chron.daily/google-chrome which has the deb line and the signing key

more than 5 years ago
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Google Announces Chrome For Mac and Linux Dev Builds

sveard repo (251 comments)

from http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel :

Installing Google Chrome will add the Google repository so your system will automatically keep Chrome up to date. (If you don't want Google's repository, do "sudo touch /etc/defaults/google-chrome" before installing the package.)

But it didn't (and I didn't touch /etc/defaults/google-chrome)

more than 5 years ago
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Anti-Piracy Dog Uncovers Huge Cache of Discs

sveard Re:So the dog go off on any dvd-r (283 comments)

Redundancy is an import, perhaps even the most important, aspect of backups!

more than 5 years ago
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Palm Pre Reviewed

sveard summary... (144 comments)

The hardware is bad. The keyboard doubly so.

more than 5 years ago
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Pentagon Lost Billions, Pennies At a Time

sveard Re:Michael Bolton.... (323 comments)

aka Richard Pryor Art

more than 5 years ago
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Yahoo Spent $79 Million To Fend Off Microsoft

sveard advisors (82 comments)

Shows that consultants win, as they so often (always?) do

more than 5 years ago
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Discovery Launch Delayed Due To Engine Issue

sveard Re:As much as I love space (62 comments)

But who are we to say what risk is acceptable and what not? Let NASA and other space faring agencies/companies/industries calculate the risk and present it to the would be astronauts. Let them accept - or not - it

more than 5 years ago
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Google Search Flagging Everything As Potentially Harmful

sveard Re:Google - someone CREATE (407 comments)

whatever medication you are using, you are not using enough or too many of it

more than 5 years ago
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Google Search Flagging Everything As Potentially Harmful

sveard Re:Even Google (407 comments)

It's a good thing I took lots of pictures for the "pics or it didn't happen" crowd :)

more than 5 years ago
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Whistleblower Claims NSA Spied On Everyone, Targeted Media

sveard Re:First? (717 comments)

Proof that the Slashdot editors really are journalists!

They have always known...

more than 5 years ago
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The In-Progress Plot To Kill Google

sveard Re:conspiracy theories (234 comments)

Because in south-east Asia, only old people use Google

more than 5 years ago
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Hope For Fixing Longstanding Linux I/O Wait Bug

sveard Re:Desktop??? (180 comments)

I've been ionice'ing my backups

Ionizing? That can't be good for magnetic storage!

more than 5 years ago

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New Mars rover named 'Curiosity'

sveard sveard writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sveard (1076275) writes "space.com reports that NASA's next Mars rover, the Mars Science Laboratory, has been named 'Curiosity.

The name comes courtesy of Clara Ma, a 12-year-old sixth-grade student at Sunflower Elementary school in Lenexa, Kan. As her prize, Ma wins a trip to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., where she will be invited to sign her name directly onto the rover as it is being assembled.

Curiosity will be larger and more capable than any craft previously sent to land on the red planet. It will check to see whether the environment in a selected landing region ever has been favorable for supporting microbial life and preserving evidence of life. The rover also will search for minerals that formed in the presence of water and look for several chemical building blocks of life.

The rover is expected to launch in 2011."

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MediaDefender DOS attack caused Revision3 blackout

sveard sveard writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sveard (1076275) writes "Revision3, the Internet television network behind popular shows like Diggnation, experienced a serious network failure over Memorial Day weekend.
A SYN flood aimed at Revision3's BitTorrent tracker clogged the company's tubes and brought down all of its web services. The traffic logs indicated that the network was getting slammed by over 8,000 packets every second. Revision3 tracked the source of the packets and discovered that the attack originated from MediaDefender.
ArtistDirect CEO Dimitri Villard and MediaDefender vice president Ben Grodsky admitted that they had been exploiting the lax security configuration of Revision3's BitTorrent tracker and using it to conduct decoying operations, but they disavowed knowledge of the denial of service attack and claimed that their servers were only pinging Revision3 once every three hours.

There's more over at Ars Technica"

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Security flaw turns Gmail into open-relay server

sveard sveard writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sveard (1076275) writes "
A recently-discovered flaw in Gmail is capable of turning Google's e-mail service into a highly effective spam machine. According to the Information Security Research Team (INSERT), Gmail is susceptible to a man-in-the-middle attack that allows a spammer to send thousands of bulk e-mails through Google's SMTP service without fear of detection. This attack bypasses both Google's identity fraud protection mechanisms and the current 500-address limit on bulk e-mail.
Compounding the issue is the fact that services such as Hotmail and Yahoo "trust" Gmail. This may facilitate e-mail delivery, but it also makes it easier for spammers to reach their intended targets.
More over at Ars Technica"

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Hot gas in space mimics life

sveard sveard writes  |  more than 7 years ago

sveard (1076275) writes "From a space.com article:

Electrically charged specks of interstellar dust organize into DNA-like double helixes and display properties normally attributed to living systems, such as evolving and reproducing, new computer simulations show.

Studies on Earth have shown that if enough particles are injected into a low-temperature plasma, they will spontaneously organize into crystal-like structures. Computer simulations suggest that these plasma particles will bead together to form string-like filaments that then twist into helical strands resembling DNA. The computer-modeled plasma particles can also divide to form two copies of the original structure and even "evolve" into more stable structures that are better able to survive in the plasma.

"These complex, self-organized plasma structures exhibit all the necessary properties to qualify them as candidates for inorganic living matter," said V.N. Tsytovich of the Russian Academy of Science."

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Sony sued for patent infringement with Cell

sveard sveard writes  |  more than 7 years ago

sveard writes "Parallel Processing Corporation is asking a federal judge to order Sony to destroy its remaining Playstation 3 videogame consoles, which PPC claims infringes on its patents for microprocessor technology. The lawsuit, filed last week, claims that the Cell processor developed by Sony, Toshiba and IBM, violates PPC's patent for "synchronized parallel processing with shared memory.""
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PHP 4 End of life announcement

sveard sveard writes  |  more than 7 years ago

sveard writes "The PHP development team hereby announces that support for PHP 4 will continue until the end of this year only. After 2007-12-31 there will be no more releases of PHP 4.4. We will continue to make critical security fixes available on a case-by-case basis until 2008-08-08. Please use the rest of this year to make your application suitable to run on PHP 5."
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