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  • FCC to cripple the Internet

    05/15/2014 6:26:13 AM PDT · by dayglored · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2014 | John R. Quain
    The Federal Communications Commission thinks the Internet in the United States can be run at two speeds. Backtracking from an earlier proposal, the FCC now believes it will be just fine to let Internet service providers (ISPs) control what you access online, with a few exceptions that the FCC would police. While this new proposal might not kill the Internet, as it exists now, it would certainly cripple it – at least for American consumers and businesses. Multiple leaks about FCC chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to the commission, which will be presented on Thursday, indicate that the agency would not...
  • Microsoft rescues XP users with emergency browser fix

    05/01/2014 10:50:49 AM PDT · by dayglored · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2014 | Jim Finkle
    Microsoft is helping the estimated hundreds of millions of customers still running Windows XP, which it stopped supporting earlier this month, by providing an emergency update to fix a critical bug in its Internet Explorer browser. Microsoft Corp rushed to create the fix after learning of the bug in the operating system over the weekend when cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc warned that a sophisticated group of hackers had exploited the bug to launch attacks in a campaign dubbed "Operation Clandestine Fox. ...
  • Stop using Microsoft's IE browser until bug is fixed, US warns

    04/28/2014 1:52:29 PM PDT · by dayglored · 56 replies
    Cnet ^ | Apr 28, 2014 | Seth Rosenblatt
    In a rare move that highlights the severity of the security hole in one of the Web's most popular browsers, the Homeland Security Department's Computer Emergency Readiness Team says to stop using Internet Explorer until Microsoft can fix it. Security firm FireEye said that it is currently being used to attack financial and defense organizations in the US via Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11. Those versions of the browser run on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, although the exploit is present in Internet Explorer 6 and above.
  • New zero day vulnerability identified in all versions of IE

    04/27/2014 4:26:55 PM PDT · by dayglored · 95 replies
    Cnet ^ | Apr 27, 2014 | Steven Musil
    A new zero day vulnerability that resides in all versions of Internet Explorer has been spotted in the wild, Microsoft confirmed late Saturday. The vulnerability, which could allow remote code execution, is being used in "limited, targeted attacks," according to an advisory issued by Microsoft. While all versions of the web browser, IE 6 through 11, are affected by the vulnerability, attacks are currently targeting IE versions 9, 10 and 11, according to security firm Fire Eye, which first reported the flaw Friday. The attack leverages a previously unknown "use after free" vulnerability -- data corruption that occurs after memory...
  • IRS ... will pay Microsoft millions for Windows XP support

    04/13/2014 1:44:21 AM PDT · by dayglored · 69 replies
    Engadget ^ | Apr 13, 2014 | Michael Gorman
    Usually, the Internal Revenue Service is the one getting paid this time of year, but Uncle Sam will be lining someone else's pockets this tax season because of its attachment to Windows XP. In case you hadn't heard, support for XP officially stopped on April 8th, meaning that Microsoft will no longer provide support or security updates for the venerable OS. However, governmental computers can't be left vulnerable, so the IRS will be paying Microsoft millions of dollars for custom support to keep their machines secure and functional. Right now, over half the agency's PCs still run XP...
  • Sizzling news: Oscar Mayer creates the bacon phone, complete with scent

    03/06/2014 6:23:06 AM PST · by dayglored · 24 replies
    Madison Dot Com ^ | 3/6/2014 | Bill Novak
    So you're lying in bed, waiting for the alarm to go off, when you start sniffing a wonderful aroma, that of bacon sizzling in a pan. A little strange, since you're the only one home, but totally pleasant nonetheless. How is it possible? With a new mobile device from the creative minds at the Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon. The Wake Up and Smell the Bacon device plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone, and when it's activated, the device emits a small puff of the scent of bacon, with the accompanying sizzle sound. Bacon lovers...
  • Microsoft experimenting with free version of Windows 8.1

    03/01/2014 9:27:01 AM PST · by dayglored · 62 replies
    The Verge ^ | 2/28/2014 | Tom Warren
    Microsoft is currently experimenting with a free version of Windows 8.1 that could boost the number of people using the operating system. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the company is building "Windows 8.1 with Bing," a version that will bundle key Microsoft apps and services. While early versions of the software have leaked online, we understand that Windows 8.1 with Bing is an experimental project that aims to bring a low-cost version of Windows to consumers... We’re told that Microsoft is aiming to position Windows 8.1 with Bing as a free or low-cost upgrade for Windows...
  • Microsoft Pulls Windows 8.1 Update (Bricks RT Devices)

    10/19/2013 1:06:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 106 replies
    Mashable ^ | Oct 19, 2013 | Adario Strange
    The much-anticipated Windows 8.1 update was finally released on Thursday. Since then, however, early reports of bricked devices and lost data from some users indicate that the release may have been premature. In response, Microsoft took its Windows 8.1 update offline until further notice on Saturday. The Redmond, Wash. company posted the following a message to its website: Microsoft is investigating a situation affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT device to Windows RT 8.1. As a result, we have temporarily removed the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store. We are working to resolve the...
  • Prosecutors: California woman yelled ‘you deserve it’ before severing husband’s ...

    04/17/2013 8:57:39 PM PDT · by dayglored · 70 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 4/17/2013 | None
    SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A Southern California woman yelled “You deserve it” before severing her estranged husband’s penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife and throwing it in a garbage disposal, a prosecutor said Wednesday in opening statements at her trial. Catherine Kieu, 50, is accused of drugging her estranged husband’s tofu with sleeping pills and tying him to a bed before the attack, the Orange County Register reported. The prosecution alleges that Kieu was motivated by jealousy, and that she was angry about her husband’s plans to divorce her because he was seeing his ex-girlfriend.
  • Fired Florida Lifeguard's Coworkers Out After Admitting They'd Save Man Outside Zone

    07/04/2012 3:58:33 PM PDT · by dayglored · 76 replies
    Six Florida lifeguards have lost their jobs for backing a coworker's decision to save a man struggling in the surf but outside their jurisdiction. Tomas Lopez , 21, was fired Monday for vacating his lifeguarding zone to save a man drowning in unprotected waters 1,500 feet south of his post on Hallandale Beach, Fla. "I knew I broke the rules," said Lopez, who ran past the buoy marking the boundary of his patrol zone to help the man. "I told the manager, I'm fired aren't I?" Lopez said he jumped into the water and "I double underhooked him…I was worried...
  • Ann Romney: Mitt can be "wild and crazy"

    05/01/2012 6:45:50 AM PDT · by dayglored · 62 replies
    The notion that Mitt Romney is still or unpersonable is a narrative that's just not true, his wife Ann Romney said Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." "I think in politics this is what always happens," Ann Romney said. "There is a narrative, you like to put someone in a box and keep them in a box." But taking Mitt playfully by the shoulders, Ann Romney said Tuesday, "I still look at him as the boy that I met in high school when he was playing all the jokes and really just being crazy, pretty crazy. And so there's a wild...
  • Jedi light-sabre beats Taser in Oregon parking-lot fracas

    12/26/2011 7:17:55 PM PST · by dayglored · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Register (Brit Tech) ^ | 2011-12-16 | Lester Haines
    Mumbo-Jumbo Mystic Impervious To Cops' Electric Blasters For those of you who've ever wondered, like you do, whether the Jedi lightsabre or the Taser is the more effective weapon, we're delighted to report that the electric dispenser of justice is no match for Obi-Wan Kenobi's mighty glowing tool. David A. Canterbury earlier this week went on the rampage at a Portland Toys R Us store, assaulting three customers with a plastic replica of the Jedi weapon. Cue swift intervention by law enforcement operatives, who found 33-year-old Canterbury wandering in the parking lot, "talking incoherently", and still swinging his Star Wars...
  • "It's A Free Country" - a new patriotic song that all of America needs to hear!! (vanity)

    10/29/2011 4:57:20 PM PDT · by dayglored · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2011-10-29 | Carolyn Owen
    This song and video, written, performed, and recorded by fellow FReeper "Quill Pen", is a tribute to America and those who risk their lives to keep America free. From the chorus: It's A Free Country, where dreams come true 'Cause once you've tasted freedom, a cage will never do. It's A Free Country, as long as we live and breath So don't tread on me, no, don't tread on me It's A Free Country. I encourage you to check the song video out on YouTube:
  • Teen Hands Out Marijuana Brownies at Band Practice, Is Charged With Assault

    09/14/2011 9:43:57 PM PDT · by dayglored · 100 replies · 2+ views
    FOX ^ | Sept 14, 2011 | (newsCore)
    AUSTIN, Texas – A Texas teenager was charged with assault after six students were hospitalized when they ate marijuana-laden brownies he served them at a school band practice, reported Wednesday. Kevin Coffey, a 17-year-old student at Austin's Lake Travis High School, told authorities he didn't know the brownies contained drugs when he handed them out -- but police said text messages he had sent to friends proved otherwise. Police said many of the students were unaware of the brownies being laced with pot and six were transported to the hospital by their parents. ...
  • Bert and Ernie - not gay (Sesame Street says, Marriage??? No Way!!)

    08/11/2011 8:24:58 PM PDT · by dayglored · 47 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | Aug 11, 2011 | CHRIS GRYGIEL
    They've lived together for 42 years and share a bedroom, but the people who produce "Sesame Street" made it clear on Thursday: Bert and Ernie are not gay. Nor are they heterosexual. They just are. "Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves. "Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics, they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation," Sesame Workshop said in a statement posted on Facebook. ...
  • World needs needs Tequila power: report (Better Bio-fuel)

    07/28/2011 8:28:21 PM PDT · by dayglored · 34 replies
    The Register ^ | 29 July 2011 | Richard Chirgwin
    Agave a better biofuel than sugar cane Agave produces a highly-efficient intoxicant, as anyone who’s woken up “Wasting Away in Margaritaville” can attest. According to a joint Sydney University / Oxford University study, the plant could also be a highly-efficient feedstock for biofuels... [Agave is] an arid plant, which means it’s suitable for regions where food crops are at best marginal... By moving ethanol feedstock away from high-quality farmland, agave-driven ethanol production would therefore solve one of the conundrums of biofuels: the accusation that corn- or sugar-based ethanol production displaces food production... Study of a trial plantation near the regional...
  • Microsoft Profits Jump 30 Percent on Office Demand

    07/22/2011 7:14:31 PM PDT · by dayglored · 10 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 22 July 2011 | Richard Blackden
    Profits at the world's biggest software maker climbed to $5.87bn (£3.6bn) for the past three months, a 30pc increase on the same period last year. Revenues rose 8pc to $17.4bn, topping Wall Street's expectations. It was Microsoft's business division, which includes the Office set of software, that again delivered the growth. Microsoft had business spending to thank for a rise in profits in a quarter that saw consumers abandon personal computers in greater numbers. Sales of the Windows operating system, which comes pre-installed on most of the PCs sold in the world, edged slightly lower in the quarter.
  • Police: DUI suspect drinks beer during arrest

    03/03/2011 10:28:31 PM PST · by dayglored · 24 replies ^ | Mar 3, 2011 | (none)
    Police in northern Ohio say a man who was asked during a traffic stop whether he'd been drinking took a swig from an open can of beer and told the officer, "Yes." According to Cleveland's WJW-TV, the Elyria police report says 25-year-old Stephen Supers was pulled over early Wednesday because the officer had observed him speeding. The report says that after Supers took the drink in front of the officer he failed a series of field sobriety tests. Supers is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on charges including driving under the influence, driving under suspension and possession of marijuana...
  • Microsoft's Bing Caught Copying Google Search Results

    02/01/2011 4:52:40 PM PST · by dayglored · 61 replies
    Fox News .com ^ | Feb 1, 2011 | (none)
    A sting operation by Google reveals that Microsoft has been copying results from Google for its Bing search engine. The search giant alleges that Microsoft has been using its Internet Explorer web browser and the Bing Search bar to harvest information on Google users, according to a lengthy report by Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land. Amit Singhal, a Google Fellow who oversees the search engine’s ranking algorithm, was crystal clear about the findings. “Our testing has concluded that Bing is copying Google web search results,” Singhal told Bing, although denying that they outright copy results, has all but...
  • Mother gives hours-old baby girl to California firefighters

    12/25/2010 7:18:20 PM PST · by dayglored · 56 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | Christmas 2010-12-25 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- A 27-year-old mother surrendered her baby girl to firefighters in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve, authorities said Saturday. She told firefighters at Fire Station 46 that the newborn was just six hours old. The firefighters accepted the girl, wrapping her in a blanket. She was healthy and did not appear to have been neglected or abused. Firefighters named the newborn Noel, in honor of the Christmas holiday...
  • Microsoft To Launch 'iPad Killer' Tablets At CES

    12/14/2010 1:54:53 PM PST · by dayglored · 85 replies
    Information Week ^ | 2010-12-14 | Paul McDougall
    Report says Redmond will finally get around to shipping devices that can compete with Apple's slate and Android-based devices. Microsoft plans to introduce a range of new tablets powered by its Windows 7 operating system at January's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, according to a published report. The software maker, which is under pressure to produce a slate that can go head-to-head with Apple's iPad and devices powered by Google's Android OS, will unveil slates manufactured by OEM partners Dell and Samsung, according The New York Times. The Times, citing unnamed sources, said the Samsung devices would be "similar...
  • Microsoft Sales Of Windows 7 Licenses Hit 240M

    10/21/2010 6:08:31 PM PDT · by dayglored · 45 replies
    information Week ^ | 2010-10-21 | Antone Gonsalves
    Microsoft says it has sold 240 million Windows 7 licenses since releasing the operating system to retailers a year ago, making it the fastest-selling OS in the company's history. Also, as of September, the successor to the much-maligned Windows Vista was running on 93% of new consumer PCs, Microsoft said Thursday. According to Web metrics firm Net Applications, Windows 7 accounted for 17.1% of the global OS market as of the end of September and had surpassed Vista in July. In the six months after Windows 7 started appearing on store shelves, all of Microsoft's more than 18,000 computer-making partners...
  • Ballmer: Microsoft's brand 'means something' to users, Apple's not so much

    10/12/2010 6:00:38 PM PDT · by dayglored · 58 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | 2010-10-12 | Aidan Malley
    Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer insinuated this week that his company's ailing brand holds value for users, unlike Apple's, while at the same time conceding that he's seeing a lot more of his adversary's iPads deployed in the real world than he'd like to.... "I think you clearly have a lot more variety than Apple has. There's really only one choice in the Apple world," he said. " I think the problem, if you don't have a minimum kind of standard […] the brand means nothing to the user. Our brand means something to the user... [Regarding Macs and iPads:]...
  • Amber Alert issued for 8-year-old Fresno girl (prayers requested)(Prayers answered!)

    10/05/2010 8:13:37 AM PDT · by dayglored · 15 replies
    Mercury News (AP) ^ | 10/5/2010 | (none)
    FRESNO -- Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for an 8-year-old Fresno girl who was apparently abducted from her front yard while playing with a friend. The California Highway Patrol says Elisa Cardenas was taken around 8:30 p.m. Monday... ...She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a light purple Winnie the Pooh sweat shirt. Fresno police say the suspect is described as a male around 6-feet tall and in his 20s with a shaved head. He was wearing a white tank top and blue jean shorts and driving an older model, reddish brown Ford two-door pickup truck. The vehicle...
  • Del. Senate candidate O'Donnell: 'I'm not a witch'

    10/04/2010 7:33:49 PM PDT · by dayglored · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2010-10-04 | Randall Chase
    DOVER, Del. — In her first campaign ad since winning the GOP primary, Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell assures voters: "I'm not a witch." O'Donnell's been dealing with questions about witchcraft since a 1999 confession on a late-night talk show surfaced that she had dabbled in it as a teenager. ...
  • IPhone Demand Outstrips Supply in China

    09/26/2010 9:25:09 PM PDT · by dayglored · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2010-09-27 | Owen Fletcher
    BEIJING—China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. said its supply of Apple Inc.'s iPhone 4 handsets is insufficient to meet user demand but that it will increase its supply as quickly as possible. Sales of the model started at a much faster pace than when older versions of the iPhone went on sale in China last year. Unicom had received more than 200,000 iPhone 4 preorders by early Saturday, the day sales started, and more than 40,000 buyers received the phone and a bundled mobile-service plan that day, Unicom said. By comparison, Unicom last year sold 100,000 iPhone handsets in roughly six...
  • Oz pedestrians fall to 'Death by iPod'

    09/07/2010 8:52:49 PM PDT · by dayglored · 21 replies
    The Register (Brit Tech) ^ | 7-Sept-2010 | Lester Haines
    'Lambs to the slaughter' Distracted Oz pedestrians are allegedly dropping like flies to "Death by iPod" - an untimely end provoked by walking out into traffic while in a "zombie trance". While New South Wales road fatalities have dropped overall this year, "pedestrian deaths have climbed by 25 per cent to 53, compared to 44 for the same period last year", according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The latest victim was a 46-year-old Sydney woman who walked in front of an ambulance on Saturday night while "reportedly wearing headphones". "There is speculation she might not have heard the ambulance siren,"...
  • Windows XP: The future (Microsoft Declares XP Sales Dead)

    08/12/2010 8:15:46 AM PDT · by dayglored · 152 replies
    Microsoft ^ | Aug 12, 2010 | Microsoft
    We know you love Windows XP, and you're in good company. Millions of Windows XP users are fans of the operating system, and many depend on Windows XP to run earlier applications and hardware that is not compatible with Windows 7. Windows 7 is designed to be compatible with the most popular hardware and software products you use every day and even though we are ending the sale of Windows XP on October 22, 2010, we still plan to provide support for Windows XP until April 2014.
  • (Apple) Executive Leaves After iPhone Trouble (Antennagate)

    08/08/2010 9:13:10 AM PDT · by dayglored · 176 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug 7,2010 | Miguel Helft
    Mark Papermaster, the Apple executive in charge of hardware for the company’s flagship iPhone, has left the company in the wake of widely reported problems with the antenna of the recently introduced iPhone 4. It is not clear if Mr. Papermaster was ousted or left on his own accord. Reached on his cellphone, Mr. Papermaster declined to comment. In a statement, an Apple spokesman, Steve Dowling, confirmed Mr. Papermaster’s departure. Mr. Dowling said Mr. Papermaster “is leaving the company and Bob Mansfield, senior vice president of Macintosh hardware engineering, is assuming his responsibilities.” ... Mr. Papermaster, who was listed as...
  • Unpatched kernel-level vuln affects all Windows versions

    08/07/2010 9:16:32 AM PDT · by dayglored · 20 replies · 2+ views
    The Register (Brit Tech) | Aug 6, 2010 | Dan Goodlin
    Researchers have identified a kernel-level vulnerability in Windows that allows attackers to gain escalated privileges and may also allow them to remotely execute malicious code. All versions of the Microsoft OS are affected, including the heavily fortified Windows 7. The buffer overflow, which was originally reported here, can be exploited to escalate privileges or crash vulnerable machines, IT research company Vupen said. The flaw may also allow attackers to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. The bug resides in the “CreateDIBPalette()” function of a device driver known as “Win32k.sys.” It is exploited by pasting a large number of color values...
  • Tech Thread Flame War Cease Fire Declared (vanity)

    07/24/2010 5:49:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 203 replies · 2+ views
    (self) ^ | 2010-07-24 | Dayglored
    Jim Robinson has laid down the law with regard to tech thread flame wars. I am motivated to make sure we tech-thread-heads are aware of this. This vanity is a heads-up with regard to Jim's comments last night, and I've added a few thoughts of my own as an observer. Here's what Jim said: To All: [That goes for everyone.] I don’t see any reason whatsoever to be having flamewars on FR over computer products. Those who have a problem with Apple should just not buy the product and that takes care of that. Don’t come to FR to flame...
  • Microsoft dubs Windows Phone 7 'Ad serving machine'

    07/08/2010 9:12:29 PM PDT · by dayglored · 56 replies
    The Register (British Tech) ^ | 27 June 2010 | Rik Myslewski
    Microsoft is positioning its upcoming Windows Phone 7 smartphone OS, planned for release this October, as an "ad-serving machine."That's how Microsoft exec Kostas Mallios described the OS... Microsoft's smartphone OS will provide advertisers with three levels of ad-serving "opportunities" in addition to standard browser-based ads, and in a radical departure from the tacks taken by either Apple's app-based iAds, or Google's browser-centric world, two of Windows Phone 7's ad-delivery systems will enable ads to be sent outside of either apps or the browser. The first level of ad-serving is app-based. No surprise there... The next two ad-serving schemes, however, break...
  • Microsoft's KIN is dead, long live Windows Phone 7

    06/30/2010 5:30:36 PM PDT · by dayglored · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Register ^ | 30 June 2010 | Gavin Clarke
    Microsoft is killing its ill-conceived KIN social network phones, just six weeks after launch. The devices were meant to usher in the next generation of smartphone. The software giant told The Reg in a statement Wednesday that it no longer plans to launch the Kin in Europe and that it will work with US carrier Verizon to sell any remaining KINs in stock. It's been reported that just 500 KINs have been sold since US availability in May. Those working on KIN are being moved into Microsoft's Windows 7 Phone team, to incorporate "valuable ideas and technologies from KIN into...
  • Microsoft's Windows 8 Goals Revealed (Leaked)

    06/28/2010 7:13:38 PM PDT · by dayglored · 126 replies · 1+ views
    The Register ^ | 29 June 2010 | Gavin Clarke
    Microsoft's successor to Windows 7 is taking shape - and that shape looks suspiciously like an iPad supplementing a diet of media with online services. A set of Microsoft slides, apparently leaked online here and expanded here, have mapped out the company's design and feature goals for Windows 8. Among those goals: Windows 8 works on a slate form factor in addition to the regular laptop and "all-in-one" PC,... Among the other goals for Windows 8 are a "reset button" for use if - or more likely when - your PC begins to mysteriously slow down and performance begins to...
  • Caption Obama (Making Faces While Destroying the Economy)

    05/20/2010 9:51:38 PM PDT · by dayglored · 26 replies · 1,175+ views
    The National Post article title was: "U.S. Senate approves sweeping Wall St. reform bill" However, I'm not posting the article, I'm posting only the photo of Obama that went with it, for captioning.
  • Jobsian drones shackle gamer with 'lifetime' iPad ban (Apple stores)

    04/25/2010 7:56:28 PM PDT · by dayglored · 84 replies · 2,067+ views
    The Register ^ | 2010-04-25 | Rik Myslewski
    A US gamer has been banned from ever buying another iPad. Why? He reached his "lifetime limit." Who knew that such a limit existed? ... After two Apple Employees - identified in the tale as Guy #1 and Guy #2 - check his identity via credit card, Guy #2 informs him: "There is a limit to the number of iPads that customers can buy." Our protagonist ask what that limit might be, and Guy #2 answers: "Only 2 per customer." At that point, Guy #1 returns, and the conversation takes on a Kafkaesque quality: * Guy #1: I'm sorry sir,...
  • "Thanks, you little f*****": Family horrified after restaurant bill...

    09/13/2009 4:27:47 PM PDT · by dayglored · 71 replies · 3,753+ views
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | 2009-09-11 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    Most parents have experienced their young children getting restless when waiting for a meal in a restaurant. But not many get the bill at the end of it with a message describing their offspring as a 'little f*****'. This is what happened to parents Craig and Kimberley Cartin at a Mexican restaurant in Halifax, West Yorkshire, where they received the receipt which had 'Thanky you littell f*****' written on it. ... Fuming Craig, a 34-year-old administrator, said: 'I couldn't believe my eyes. The meal was indifferent anyway but to be abused on the bill is unbelievably offensive. 'I consider myself...
  • Linux webserver botnet pushes malware

    09/13/2009 9:24:24 AM PDT · by dayglored · 18 replies · 1,356+ views
    The Register (UK Tech) ^ | 2009-09-12 | Dan Goodin
    A security researcher has discovered a cluster of infected Linux servers that have been corralled into a special ops botnet of sorts and used to distribute malware to unwitting people browsing the web. Each of the infected machines examined so far is a dedicated or virtual dedicated server running a legitimate website, Denis Sinegubko, an independent researcher based in Magnitogorsk, Russia, told The Register. But in addition to running an Apache webserver to dish up benign content, they've also been hacked to run a second webserver known as nginx, which serves malware. "What we see here is a long awaited...
  • Woman fined $1.9 million for illegal downloads

    06/18/2009 6:29:59 PM PDT · by dayglored · 181 replies · 6,882+ views ^ | 2009-06-18 | Elianne Friend
    A federal jury Thursday found a 32-year-old Minnesota woman guilty of illegally downloading music from the Internet and fined her $80,000 each — a total of $1.9 million — for 24 songs. Jammie Thomas-Rasset’s case was the first such copyright infringement case to go to trial in the United States, her attorney said. Attorney Joe Sibley said that his client was shocked at fine, noting that the price tag on the songs she downloaded was 99 cents...
  • Leaked copies of Windows 7 RC contain Trojan

    05/05/2009 7:35:35 PM PDT · by dayglored · 44 replies · 1,239+ views
    ComputerWorld ^ | May 4, 2009 | Gregfg Keizer
    Some pirated builds on file-sharing sites harbor attack code... Pirated copies of Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) on file-sharing sites contain malware, according to users who have downloaded the upgrade. Windows 7 RC, which Microsoft Corp. will officialy launch tomorrow, leaked two weeks ago, with copies first appearing on BitTorrent tracking sites on April 24. Some of the pirated builds include a Trojan horse, numerous users said in message forums and in comments on BitTorrent sites such as "Just a warning for anyone downloading the new RC builds of windows 7. Quiet [sic] a lot of the downloads have...
  • VIDEO: Polishing a Turd (Yes, you can!)

    04/19/2009 11:21:53 PM PDT · by dayglored · 5 replies · 766+ views
    Discovery Channel website ^ | 4/19/2009 | MythBusters
    This is a 5-minute video of MythBusters learning, and demonstrating, the Japanese art of "dorodungo" -- how to take real animal poo, and with a lot of work, make a high-gloss ball a few inches in diameter. In other words, they show how to "polish a turd". The political implications of this process, especially with regard to how the media spin-meisters treat recent administration screw-ups and related events, were inescapable...
  • Windows 7: 83% Of Businesses Won't Deploy Next Year

    04/13/2009 7:00:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 94 replies · 2,392+ views
    Information Week ^ | Ar 13, 2009 | Paul McDougall
    New data shows that the vast majority of corporate IT departments won't touch Microsoft's next OS until at least 2011. Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) may need to keep its Windows XP operating system around a little longer -- at least for its deep-pocketed corporate customers.... The survey, of more than 1,100 IT professionals, is one of the first extensive looks at Windows 7's early sales prospects. It found that a whopping 83% of enterprises plan to skip the OS in its first year. While the business market typically tends toward caution when it comes to new products, the figure is nonetheless...
  • Sweden targets strippers for tax

    04/10/2009 9:52:10 AM PDT · by dayglored · 35 replies · 1,603+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10 April 2009 | (no author given)
    Sweden's tax authorities are seeking the bare facts about webcam strippers' income, estimating that hundreds of Swedish women are dodging the law. The search involves tax officials examining websites that feature Swedish strippers, in an effort to identify them and chase them for tax returns. The tax loss is estimated at about 40m Swedish kronor (£3.3m) annually. Project leader Dag Hardyson said 200 Swedish strippers had been investigated so far. He said the total could be 500. "They are young girls, we can see from the photos. We think that perhaps they are not well informed about the rules," said...
  • Ohio man seeks trial over getting DUI on motorized barstool

    03/31/2009 8:56:09 PM PDT · by dayglored · 41 replies · 1,081+ views ^ | 2009-03-31 | Caroline Wolff
    An Ohio man says he is seeking a jury trial on a charge of driving under the influence that was slapped on him after he crashed the vehicle he was piloting -- a barstool. "It was just an accident. I mean a little minor accident," Kile Wygle, 28, explained in an interview this week with CNN affiliate WSYX. His homemade vehicle was made from a barstool welded to a small metal frame attached to a five-horsepower lawnmower engine, four wheels and a lawnmower steering wheel, according to the Newark, Ohio, police accident report. Officers responding to a report of a...
  • Stealth Router-Based Botnet WOrm "psyb0t" (long title shortened)

    03/23/2009 7:13:57 PM PDT · by dayglored · 28 replies · 1,551+ views
    DroneBL ^ | Mar 23, 2009 | (none given)
    DroneBL DNS Blacklist service: We have come across a botnet worm spreading around called "psyb0t". It is notable because, according to my knowledge, it: is the first botnet worm to target routers and DSL modems contains shellcode for many mipsel devices is not targeting PCs or servers uses multiple strategies for exploitation, including bruteforce username and password combinations harvests usernames and passwords through deep packet inspection can scan for exploitable phpMyAdmin and MySQL servers
  • Apple lets unfortunate logo slip (warning: rude language)

    03/18/2009 10:19:24 PM PDT · by dayglored · 35 replies · 1,710+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | 17 Mar 2009 | Nick Farrell
    AN UNFORTUNATE LOGO which has somehow made it onto the Apple App Store appears to be a Freudian slip. After years of Apple kicking its fanboy base with its autocratic and expensive gizmos, it appears that one app developer has finally come clean with what he thinks of them. Its latest application for the Iphone is a product called Icount which seems innocent enough, if not a bit challenging for the average fanboy. However the logo that accompanies the product seems to be arranged in a way so that the letter 'o' is dropped. Of course this must be an...
  • Jobs Not Expected At Apple Shareholders Meeting

    02/23/2009 5:54:07 PM PST · by dayglored · 29 replies · 547+ views
    Information Week ^ | 2/23/2009 | Antone Gonsalves
    Apple chief executive Steve Jobs, who has taken a six-month medical leave from the company, will not attend Apple's shareholder meeting scheduled for this week, it was reported Monday. Jobs' absence will mark the first time the company's co-founder has not attended the annual meeting in more than a decade, business news agency Bloomberg reported. Jobs is on medical leave until June. Apple was not immediately available for comment. Jobs' absence from the Feb. 25 meeting is likely to highlight the importance of having a succession plan in place for the iconic CEO whose vision and strategy is seen as...
  • Woman blinded by acid wants same fate for attacker

    02/19/2009 9:10:41 AM PST · by dayglored · 26 replies · 1,363+ views ^ | 2/19/2009 | Reza Sayah
    TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Ameneh Bahrami is certain that one day she'll meet someone, fall in love and get married. But when her wedding day comes, her husband won't see her eyes, and she won't see her husband. Bahrami is blind, the victim of an acid attack by a spurned suitor. If she gets her way, her attacker will suffer the same fate. The 31-year-old Iranian is demanding the ancient punishment of "an eye for an eye," and, in accordance with Islamic law, she wants to blind Majid Movahedi, the man who blinded her. ...
  • Google is broken / hacked -- all links are marked unsafe

    01/31/2009 6:48:02 AM PST · by dayglored · 139 replies · 6,273+ views
    Google Search ^ | 1/30/2009 | (none)
    Every result from Google for the past few minutes has been marked unsafe ("This site may harm your computer."), and you can't click through on them.
  • Man who lost family when jet hit house: Pray for pilot

    12/09/2008 7:32:38 PM PST · by dayglored · 160 replies · 5,360+ views ^ | 2008-12-09 | (none)
    SAN DIEGO - A Korean immigrant who lost his wife, two children and mother-in-law when a Marine Corps jet slammed into the family's house said Tuesday he did not blame the pilot, who ejected and survived. "Please pray for him not to suffer from this accident," a distraught Dong Yun Yoon told reporters gathered near the site of Monday's crash of an F/A-18D jet in San Diego's University City community. "He is one of our treasures for the country," Yoon said in accented English punctuated by long pauses while he tried to maintain his composure. "I don't blame him. I...