top Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake
posting to undo moderating error, please ignore...
top Bruce Schneier Becomes CTO of Co3 Systems
The sun never sets on the British Empire!
...because you can't trust an Englishman in the dark
top Canada Post Announces the End of Urban Home Delivery
ePost is dire, it's barely functional for clients, but for mailers it is verging on being unusable. I've been setting up an ePost Connect service for my employer, and there are weird and unforgivable bugs - such as not being able to send to hyphenated domain names (!) I hate the product as a client too, it mangles bills, sends out notifications late or never, and it is tied to a regular email address so offers no real advantage to having the mailer email you directly.
Oh, and my address is
::1 and not 127.0.0.1 :)
top Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Archive and Access Ancient Emails?
Best method of storing and searching old email? Gmail. It can import from pop and imap so you can point it at your other inboxes and let it get on with it.You can upload from other mail clients to Google's imap server. Obviously it's amazing at searching through the archives.
Best method if you're concerned about Gmail's privacy? I'm still working on that one.
The solution is Google Apps for your own domain. $5 a month per user, 25Gb space, IMAP, no advertising (which is where most of the privacy issues arise), and most importantly, no lock-in as you can switch your email to a different provider at any time without changing email address. As you said, Gmail is by far the best for searching old email. I haven't run an email server for years.
about a year and a half ago
top Google Instant Announced
by default - this is pure censorship by Google based on unknown values.
So now you can't search for the UK city of Scunthorpe, and some people with text strings in their name which some Google droid has added to their unaccountable blacklist have also simply disappeared from the new regular search results.
Google Search is becoming like Apple's products - sanitized according to respect the arbitrary moral values of an up-tight, unaccountable elite.
top Best Way To Archive Emails For Later Searching?
This is why I pay Google for handling my email. I use Google Apps Premier Edition with my own domain. $50 per user per year, it's cheaper than paying for Office/Outlook, there's 25Gb of space per user, and NO advertising. Using my own domain means there is no lock-in, I can use IMAP and switch to another provider any time.
top Apache May Stop 1.3, 2.0 Series Releases
All kidding aside anybody with the skills and resources can now take over 1.3 and keep updating it. You can not really EOL a FOSS program if anybody wants to keep it alive.
OpenBSD's forked version of Apache 1.3.29 already fulfills this role.
top Pirate Bay Retrial Denied, Judge Declared Unbiased
The defence team *only* launched accusations of bias because they lost - the presumed bias of the judge could have been brought up before the case was heard, but the lawyers chose to ignore it. They were fully-aware of this apparent "bias" well before they brought up the subject.
It reminds me of a case a while back in a different jurisdiction where the defence claimed the result was flawed because the judge had fallen asleep. The appeal failed, because the appeal judges said that the defence should have woken up the judge if they thought it was important.