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  • Web guru advice needed

    05/17/2012 10:56:59 AM PDT · by papineau · 6 replies
    vanity | 06/17/2012 | papineau
    I'm looking for a little advice on automated test tools or techniques for testing an extension for Firefox. Specifically it's an extension that works with Firebug and analyzes html for accessibility issues. Anyone here ever test extensions? Use Selenium or other open source tools?
  • Jailed for Possessing Al Qaeda Magazine [Inspire]

    05/15/2012 1:47:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    EAST LONDON ^ | May 11, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET - quote: Mohammed Abu Hasnath, 19,  of Blair Street E14, has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 14 months after he admitted being in possession of Al Qaeda’s on-line terrorist magazine “Inspire.” The young perfume salesman was arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command on October 13 last year as he was cycling along the East India Dock Road. Hasnath pleaded guilty to four charges of having copies of the magazine on his computer memory USB stick. The Central Criminal Court heard that he had also painted burqas on scantily clad women featured on advertising posters in the local area. As...
  • Computer Question: Processor slow-down

    05/15/2012 8:02:28 AM PDT · by Hazelwood Redneck Brain Trust · 23 replies
    me | 5/15/12 | Me
    I was wondering if anyone knows how to slow down a processor without mucking things up too badly? I have a few older video games (D&D - Pools of Radiance, Curse of the Azure Bonds, Secret of the Silver Blades, etc...) that we used to play on an old 486 Commodore computer. I want to play them again, but my processor runs way too fast for the game, making it nearly impossible to play. My brother once told me about some program that is supposed to bog your processor down to slow it (some kind of looping program), but that...
  • Help with collage program

    05/13/2012 11:50:50 AM PDT · by VMI70 · 9 replies
    Me | 5/13/12 | vmi70
    Sorry to bother you, but I need a little help. My wife (Happy Mother's Day) is a pre school teacher, and wants to have a collage made of pictures of her class of 15. Her idea is to have a horizontal oval of the entire class in the center of the page, then small, individual pictures of the students (head shots) surrounding it. I have Jasc Paint Shop Pro v9, which I am sure would do it, but I am not that well versed in using those sophiticated programs, and I am ubder a time constaint. In searching google, there...
  • Since When Does Brookings Make Video Games?[Call of Duty-Man vs. Machines]

    05/08/2012 1:23:38 PM PDT · by Theoria · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 08 May 2012 | MICHAEL PECK
    Military futurist Peter Singer -- and consultant for the forthcoming Call of Duty -- reveals what kind of dark assumptions are baked into the next blockbuster game. The Internet has been abuzz over details -- and several intriguing YouTube videos -- of the upcoming "Call of Duty: Black Ops II," scheduled to hit shelves in November. A sequel to the 2010 blockbuster "Call of Duty: Black Ops," the latest iteration of the video game continues the saga of American and Russian operatives immersed in a complex 1960s Cold War plot. But much of the sequel takes place in 2025, when...
  • The Top 10 Programming Languages (For Techies only)

    05/05/2012 10:25:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Tech Impulsion ^ | Feb 2012 | Ajit Singh
    The knowledge of a handful of programming languages could come to be a lifesaver to many a programmer, especially since most languages that were popular 10 years ago are not as viable as they are now. But there are many developers who have earned their worth simply by knowing the right programming language at the right time, simply because they had solid skills that were profitable while the language was popular. Here are some languages though, which stayed popular through the years, and prove to give young developers a jumpstart to their careers, and always are a bonus to add...
  • Flashback malware exposes big gaps in Apple security response

    05/01/2012 1:39:35 PM PDT · by TheBattman · 15 replies
    ZDNet ^ | April 29, 2012 | Ed Bott
    In one of those great ironies of technology, an increased incidence of malware is a sign that your product has been a success in the market. Apple’s been astonishingly successful with its Mac hardware in recent years. The dark side of that success is the attention they’ve begun to attract from online criminals. Apple and its customers got a hint of what was in store with last year’s Mac Defender outbreak. This year, a much larger and more disturbing outbreak has infected more than 600,000 Macs with a piece of malware called Flashback.The entire Flashback episode has in fact exposed...
  • Cybersecurity bill passes despite concerns about personal data protection

    04/27/2012 3:00:32 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 3 replies
    CNN News ^ | April 26th, 2012, 07:37 PM ET | By Deirdre Walsh
    Ignoring a veto threat from the White House, the House passed legislation Thursday designed to protect communications networks from cyberattacks. The vote was 248-168. But even as the House bill moves forward, privacy concerns about granting government agencies access to personal information transmitted on the Internet could prove to be a major obstacle to any new cybersecurity law. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Michigan and a former FBI agent, said he spent the last year working on the bill because the national security risk to the United States posed by cyberattacks is one, "we are just not prepared to...
  • Hundreds of thousands must check, fix computers or lose Internet in July due to hacker case

    04/24/2012 7:08:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune / The Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2012 | Lolita C. Baldor
    For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer. Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down. The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner,, that will inform them whether they're infected...
  • 3 more bomb threats reported at different (University of) Pitt buildings

    04/05/2012 4:12:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 5, 2012
    PITTSBURGH — Wednesday night the 14th, 15th and 16th bomb threats were reported at different buildings on the University of Pittsburgh campus. School officials sent out the following alert to students and staff just after 5 p.m., "A general bomb threat has been received for the Cathedral of Learning, Posvar Hall and Litchfield Tower C. Please evacuate these buildings. If safe to do so please tell others of this message." Wedneday morning a 13th bomb threat was reported at a building on the University of Pittsburgh's campus. The threat was reported at Thackeray Hall around 10:30 a.m. University officials increased...
  • Windows Phone's many problems: Should Microsoft give up?

    04/11/2012 2:53:15 PM PDT · by fellowgeek · 21 replies
    ZD Net ^ | April 11, 2012, 3:25am PDT | Zack Whittaker
    Microsoft’s Windows Phone is in trouble. While HTC and Samsung have fallback plans, so does Nokia. Can Microsoft continue its lead as the third leg in the mobile two-horse race?
  • OK I have a Computer Tech question/issue...

    04/05/2012 6:07:35 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 34 replies
    05 April 2012 | US Navy Vet
    OK about 2 weeks ago my wife was doing SOMETHING on my computer(PC) and SOMEHOW my web "Homepage" got changed to I have tried EVERYTHING I can to change it back to what I want(Yahoo). I use Mozilla and even when I look at IE that one was changed too. I HATE Google and I find Yahoo to be SLIGHTLY less offensive. Please Help!
  • When computers were sexy: Hilarious vintage ads from the early days of the PC (LOTS of graphics)

    04/01/2012 6:21:36 AM PDT · by Stoat · 142 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 1, 2012
  • Olympics- Cyber attack seen as emerging threat for London 2012

    07/28/2009 1:52:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies · 883+ views ^ | Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:48am EDT | Avril Ormsby
    LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Olympic organisers are "very alive" to the threat of a cyber attack on the London 2012 Olympics, made more challenging because of its evolving nature, senior Interior Ministry officials said on Tuesday. Ticketing systems, the transport network and hotel bookings as well as security are among potential targets. Olympic security officials are also planning for the possible diversion of aircraft to protect airspace around the venues from terrorist attacks, the officials said. The greatest threat to security at the Games is international terrorism, the government's latest "Safety and Security Strategy" report said.
  • Military-Funded Brain Science Sparks Controversy

    03/21/2012 1:57:55 AM PDT · by U-238 · 11 replies
    Live Science ^ | 3/21/2012 | Charles Choi
    Brain research and associated advances such as brain-machine interfaces that are funded by the U.S. military and intelligence communities raise profound ethical concerns, caution researchers who cite the potentially lethal applications of such work and other consequences. Rapid advances in neuroscience made over the last decade have many dual-use applications of both military and civilian interest. Researchers who receive military funding — with the U.S. Department of Defense spending more than $350 million on neuroscience in 2011 — may not fully realize how dangerous their work might be, say scientists in an essay published online today (March 20) in the...
  • Digital gadgets make us read more news

    03/19/2012 8:17:22 PM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 8 replies
    CNN Money web site ^ | March 19, 2012 | David Goldman
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- As the mobile tech revolution takes hold, the way in which we get our news is changing. More than a quarter of Internet-connected Americans now follow news on mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and e-readers, according to the Pew Research Center's annual State of the News Media report, which was released on Monday.
  • Need help choosing a new Wireless Router.

    03/18/2012 3:48:29 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 48 replies · 1+ views
    vanity ^ | 03-18-12 | Lazlo in PA
    I believe that my Trendnet TEW-432BRP Wireless Router is kaput. I get a signal from it on my laptop and Blue Ray player with WiFi. I do not get any internet service from it though. I believe that the unit is not receiving info from my Cisco cable modem. I eliminated the wireless and hard wired the computer directly to the cable modem and I have internet access. Since I believe my router has failed, does anyone have any ideas on replacing it? I tried to research it and it gave me a headache. I am hoping to spend under...
  • New 'thinking cap' technologies that control weaponry 'a step closer'

    03/02/2012 12:49:11 AM PST · by U-238 · 7 replies · 35+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/1/2012 | The Telegraph
    Researchers believe that new "thinking caps", could help provide super-human strength, highly enhanced concentration or thought-controlled weaponry. A British ethics group is investigating the ethical dilemmas posed by inventions that interfere with the brain's inner workings. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics (NCB) has launched a consultation on the risks posed by such new technologies, the global market for which it says is worth $8bn (£5bn) and "growing fast. With the prospect of future conflicts between armies controlling weapons with their minds, the Council, an independent body, is wanting to identify what issues that come with blurring the lines between humans...
  • Avatars Invade Military Training Systems

    02/26/2012 11:12:00 PM PST · by U-238
    National Defense Magazine ^ | 2/1/2012 | Eric Beidel
    A lot of virtual training happens in video game-like environments, where soldiers see combat through the eyes of a superhero character. But if the Army is going to train its troops through gaming, officials say the characters in the virtual world should perform more like actual soldiers. That is one part of the reasoning behind a new idea the Army has to create avatars for every soldier. These digital representations would accompany service members throughout their training and allow them to see, through simulation, how their skills, or lack thereof, would play in life and death situations. The influence of...
  • If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: Ancient Computers in Use Today

    02/20/2012 7:27:49 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 64 replies
    PC World ^ | 19 February 2012 | Benj Edwards
    It’s easy to wax nostalgic about old technology--to remember fondly our first Apple IIe or marvel at the old mainframes that ran on punched cards. But no one in their right mind would use those outdated, underpowered dinosaurs to run a contemporary business, let alone a modern weapons system, right?Wrong!While much of the tech world views a two-year-old smartphone as hopelessly obsolete, large swaths of our transportation and military infrastructure, some modern businesses, and even a few computer programmers rely daily on technology that hasn’t been updated for decades.If you’ve recently bought a MetroCard for the New York City Subway...