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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 · 106 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...
  • Iranian Intel official says 'Stuxnet virus infected 16,000 computers'

    02/20/2012 12:54:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    New Kerala ^ | 2/19/12
    Iranian Intel official says 'Stuxnet virus infected 16,000 computers' Tehran, Feb 19 : A senior Iranian intelligence official has claimed that an estimated 16,000 computers were infected by the Stuxnet virus, which targeted the country's nuclear facilities and other industrial sites in 2010. The Iranian state media quoted a deputy intelligence chief identified only as Ahangaran, as saying thousands of computers were infected by Stuxnet, but he did not specify whether worldwide or just in Iran. He also said that Iran is facing difficulties in obtaining anti-malware software because of international sanctions, forcing the country to use its own experts...
  • Tech question about Internet browsers

    02/18/2012 4:57:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Here's one for all you know Internet Explorer (and for the Microsoft haters too): Why do TWO processes open on the Task Manage when one Intenrnet Explorer Window is opened?
  • Hot Idea for a Faster Hard Drive

    02/16/2012 8:16:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 7 February 2012 | Jim Heirbaut
    Enlarge Image Laser-induced switching. Experimental images showing two small domains with magnetic orientation up (white) and down (black). Each laser pulse reverses the direction repeatedly. Credit: Johan Mentink; Richard Evans (inset) An ultrashort heat pulse can predictably flip a bit in a magnetic memory like the one in your hard drive. The surprising effect could ultimately lead to magnetic memories hundreds of times faster and more energy efficient than today's hard drives. It also provides a way to control the direction in which a bit is magnetized without applying something else that has a direction, such as a magnetic...
  • Tablet Sales Will Blow Past PC Sales To Nearly 500 Million Units A Year By 2015 (Post PC era)

    02/14/2012 10:50:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/14/2012 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Tablet sales will hit nearly 500 million units a year by 2015, according to a new report by BI Intelligence. Tablet sales in 2015 will exceed the number of PCs currently sold per year (~360 million) and make tablets a $100+ billion market. The forecast, which includes e-readers, predicts that tablet sales will grow at better than a 50% compound annual growth rate over the next few years. The growth will be driven by falling prices combined with tablet penetration in the enterprise and education markets, as well as emerging markets. Here are some highlights from the report, whose lead...
  • From US private school student to al-Qaida agent

    02/05/2012 6:06:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies
    (AP) via ^ | Wednesday, January 18, 2012 11:59 PST | GENE JOHNSON and CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press
    SNIPPET: "Moeed Abdul Salam didn't descend into radical Islam for lack of other options. He grew up in a well-off Texas household, attended a pricey boarding school and graduated from one of the state's most respected universities." SNIPPET: "It is not clear to what extent Salam's family knew of his radicalism, but on his Facebook page the month before he died, he posted an image of Anwar al-Awalki, the American al-Qaida leader who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, beside a burning American flag." SNIPPET: "The family, originally from Pakistan, immigrated to the U.S. decades ago."
  • How America made its children crazy

    01/30/2012 8:26:15 PM PST · by Theoria · 26 replies
    Asia Times Online ^ | 31 Jan 2012 | Spengler
    Now we know that computers don't help children learn and that drugs don't help them concentrate, because the establishment mandarins who sold us the computers and drugs have conceded failure. In the January 29 New York Times, [1] a prominent professor of child development shows that attention-deficit-disorder drugs only harm the three million children who take them. One out of 10 American children have been diagnosed with so-called Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and most of them have been medicated. [2] Some months ago, the Times reported that test scores lagged in school districts that invested massively in digital education. [3] It...
  • Israel's stock exchange site knackered by hackers

    01/16/2012 3:43:37 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 5 replies
    Channel Register ^ | 16 Jan 2012 | John Leydon
    The website of Israel's main stock exchange was floored by a denial-of-service attack on Monday. ... The attacks, unleashed by hackers affiliated with elements of Anonymous and other groups, are the latest in tit-for-tat campaign that began a fortnight ago. It began when a hacker called OxOmar posted thousands of Israeli credit card details online and invited others to make mischief with the information in order to wreck international trust in the cards' issuers. Israeli deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon responded to this by comparing the cyberattack to a terrorist assault and threatening reprisals. Elements of Anonymous waded in at...
  • IBM researchers make 12-atom magnetic memory bit

    01/13/2012 5:03:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/13/12 | BBC
    Researchers have successfully stored a single data bit in only 12 atoms. Currently it takes about a million atoms to store a bit on a modern hard-disk, the researchers from IBM say. They believe this is the world's smallest magnetic memory bit. According to the researchers, the technique opens up the possibility of producing much denser forms of magnetic computer memory than today's hard disk drives and solid state memory chips. "Roughly every two years hard drives become denser," research lead author Sebastian Loth told the BBC. "The obvious question to ask is how long can we keep going. And...
  • You Need To Learn How To Program

    01/13/2012 1:08:17 AM PST · by Sonny M · 133 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at 4:48 PM ET | Farhad Manjoo
    If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution, let me suggest an idea that you might not have considered: You should learn computer programming. Specifically, you should sign up for Code Year, a new project that aims to teach neophytes the basics of programming over the course of 2012. Code Year was put together by Codecademy,* a startup that designs clever, interactive online tutorials. Codecademy’s founders, Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski, argue that everyone should know how to program—that learning to code is becoming as important as knowing how to read and write. I concur. So if you don’t know...

    06/07/2010 4:16:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 84 replies · 103+ views
    OSINT.INTERNET ^ | June 7, 2010 | n/a
    June 07, 2010 I SUPPOSE IF I SUGGESTED SUMMARY EXECUTION I WOULD BE CALLED "HARSH"? SNIPPET: "U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe Note that he didn't just lift a video and send it to Wikileaks. He also stole and released 260,000 classified US State Department diplomatic cables."
  • The Jihad Will Be YouTubed

    01/01/2012 3:26:29 PM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies
    FOREIGN POLICY - The AFPAK Channel ^ | December 15, 2011 | by Raffaello Pantucci
    The Jihad Will Be YouTubed by Raffaello Pantucci December 15, 2011 FOREIGN POLICY - The AFPAK Channel SNIPPET: "While clearly the technology to make such videos is something that is universal, it does seem as though it is aspirant jihadists in the West who find it easiest to use. There was no evidence that Gul was being directed by foreign terrorist organizations to produce his material, and his case shows the continued existence of young Westerners producing radical material on their own. It may indeed be the case that the virtual armies have yet to fully emerge as active warriors...
  • Opinions? PC tech mystery

    12/21/2011 1:51:06 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 73 replies
    daniel1212 | 12-21-2011 | daniel1212
    Opinions? PC tech mystery Last week my hard working Sony VGC RA840G PC (circa 2005), 2.8ghz, 3gb ram, under XP media center (a gift), which came with a hard-to-ID mobo (appears to be a Asus p5lp-vx), would not boot into Windows, but would just hang at the stage when loading settings would take place. It would boot using safe mode, but even booting with only windows services (chosen via msconfig) would result in the same terminal hang. In safe mode I scanned the system with an up to date online scan (Bit Defender), as well as Kapersky root kit scanner...
  • Odds of hacker 'shenanigans' during the presidential primaries are high

    12/17/2011 9:37:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    NextGov ^ | December 16, 2011 | Aliya Sternstein
    Expect hackers to try to disgrace presidential candidates with electronic extortion and other forms of digital deception during the upcoming primaries, say some former hackers and computer security specialists. The surge in social networking has coincided with the rise of social engineering, or tricking a computer user into revealing personal data -- perhaps the answer to a password recovery question -- by posing as a trusted acquaintance. Hacker collectives Anonymous and LulzSec, and presumably China, have exploited this tactic, and other online gambits, to filch law enforcement authorities' personal data, and to gain access to the Gmail accounts of senior...
  • Need Help - Want To Download New York Times Reader 2.0 [Vanity]

    12/16/2011 2:39:29 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 5 replies
    Self | 12/16/11 | Self
    I want to download the New York Times Reader 2.0 - used to be at, but I cannot seem to find a current link. New York Times site does not seem to be much help ... Anybody got a link?
  • The 'Internet in a Suitcase' Goes Alpha in Occupy D.C. (Funded by Obama's state department!)

    12/15/2011 12:26:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    TechPresident beta ^ | December 15, 2011 | Nick Judd
    Sascha Meinrath's "Internet in a Suitcase" project gets a test-drive in Occupy D.C. and a write-up on The project's goal, funded with the help of an investment from the U.S. State Department, is to develop the hardware and software combination necessary to run a "mesh network" — a network of computers that collectively do the work of routing traffic for one another rather than relying on an Internet service provider to do it for them and is flexible in how it manages traffic flowing to and from the broader Internet. Such a network could keep protesters connected, for example,...
  • Al-Qaida Still Planning Attacks in Germany

    12/14/2011 5:04:05 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies - SPIEGEL Online International ^ | 12/13/2011 | By Holger Stark [Translated from the German by Josh Ward]
    PHOTO CAPTION - SNIPPET: "Officials believe that more members of the so-called Düsseldorf cell may still be at large." SNIPPET: "Halil S. is a man who knows his way around computers. When he went online..." SNIPPET: "German security officials allege that the 27-year-old is the fourth member of the so-called "Düsselfdorf Cell." The group is believed to be the al-Qaida cell currently active in Germany and tasked with carrying out a major attack in Europe. Three other members of the cell, Moroccan Abdeladim el-K. and two accomplices, were arrested in late April and are being held in custody. Authorities believe...
  • Birmingham man sentenced to three years for terrorism offences [UK]

    12/13/2011 10:14:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies
    WEST MIDLANDS POLICE - UK ^ | December 12, 2011; Updated December 13, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Birmingham man sentenced to three years for terrorism offences 12 December 2011 Updated: 13 December 2011 A bookshop owner from Birmingham has been sentenced to three years in prison for possessing and distributing terrorist publications, following a nine-week trial at Kingston Crown Court. A jury yesterday (Monday 12) found the 32-year-old Ahmed Faraz guilty of seven counts of dissemination of terrorist publications and four counts of possession of information likely to be of use to a person committing or preparing for an act of terrorism. Seven other similar charges will lie on...
  • VPS Advice (Vanity/Question)

    12/12/2011 7:54:01 PM PST · by StonyMan451 · 13 replies
    Self | 12/12/11 | StonyMan451
    I'm considering getting a virtual private server for some minor stuff I want to do. More messing around than anything substantial. I want to have a Windows server, rather than Linux, at least for now. I'm NOT particularly concerned with super fast performance, huge storage space, or unlimited bandwidth. I AM interested in availability. That is to say, I rely pretty heavily on my iPad with 3G and I want to be able to get to the virtual server from wherever I can get onto the Internet. For example, I am the advancement chair for our Boy Scout troop and...
  • Alleged Terrorist Indicted in New York for the Murder of Five American Soldiers

    12/10/2011 4:15:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies - New York - Press Release ^ | December 9, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alleged Terrorist Indicted in New York for the Murder of Five American Soldiers U.S. Attorney’s Office December 09, 2011 Eastern District of New York NEW YORK—Today, a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., returned an indictment charging Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa, 38, aka “Faruk Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa,” “Sayfildin Tahir Sharif” and “Tahir Sharif Sayfildin,” with aiding in the murder of five American soldiers in a suicide-bomb attack in Iraq in April 2009. Specifically, he is charged with the murders of Staff Sergeant Gary L. Woods, 24, of Lebanon Junction, Ky.; Sergeant First...
  • Why Laptops are an Endangered Species

    12/06/2011 7:02:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Benzinga ^ | 12/06/2011 | Louis Bedigian
    The latest comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR) data gives us another reason to believe that one day laptops will be obsolete. It's not that we don't love our laptops. Sometimes they can be downright beautiful. But people really, really love the simplicity of those screen-swiping, finger-flicking devices known as tablets and smartphones. And according to comScore, an increasing number of consumers are using their mobile devices to shop online. Based on data from comScore's own Mobile Retail Advisor report, the company says that 38% of smartphone owners have used their phone to make a purchase at least once in the course of...
  • exec dies in plane crash

    12/05/2011 12:13:24 PM PST · by illiac · 8 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | 12/5/11 | KOMO TV
    Video on Demand Live Radio Communities YouNews Latest headlines Sky Metalwala's father awarded custody of daughterTrooper, officer among many crashes due to black iceKen Schram: Occupy leaders need to reassert controlInslee wants 6 gubernatorial debates with McKennaMore » Page 1 of 1 ST. IGNACE, Mich. - A top executive with was one of two men killed in a plane crash late Saturday in northern Michigan, officials confirmed. Coast Guard crews found the plane wreckage about noon Sunday after detecting a signal from an emergency locator beacon. On board the crashed plane was Amazon's web services director, Thomas Phillips,...
  • HELP NEEDED - Problem With Internet Searches

    11/23/2011 10:58:54 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    self | 11/24/11 | self
    When I perform a search [Google, Bing, etc.], I get the search list. BUT, when I click on an URL in the list - its NOT taking me to the desired page. It takes me somewhere else [various other web pages, including] - WHAT KIND OF HIJACK IS THIS?
  • Support American Censorship Day

    11/14/2011 11:29:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | November 14, 2011 | Jeff Carter
    Brad Feld tweeted this web site, and Fred Wilson blogged about it. After viewing this video, I support it. PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. Here is a link to the website if you would like to support American Censorship Day too. I appreciate the sentiment of Hollywood and the music industry. People download stuff off of the internet without paying for it. Artists should get paid for things they produce-but the two bills pending before both houses of Congress are the wrong way to go about it. I don’t know the right...
  • Does information technology destroy or create jobs? Debate heats up

    11/14/2011 5:04:36 PM PST · by gitmo · 74 replies
    Smart Planet ^ | October 31, 2011 | Joe McKendrick
    Is information technology destroying more jobs than it creates? That’s long been the conventional wisdom, of course. Proponents of IT, on the other hand, point to the new types of opportunities created as a result of the march of technology — from programming to analytics to technicians. However, two longtime proponents of IT as an opportunity creator — Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, both with MIT — have taken a darker view of IT’s impact on the economy. In the latest edition of MIT Technology Review, David Talbot reviewed Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s new book: Race Against The Machine: How the...
  • The Toughest Decision: Should my loved one be placed in an assisted computing facility?

    11/13/2011 1:15:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    SatireWire ^ | 2001?
    For family members, it is often the most difficult and painful decision they will face: to accept that a loved one — a parent, a spouse, perhaps a sibling — is technologically impaired and should no longer be allowed to live independently, or come near a computer or electronic device without direct supervision. The time has come to place that loved one into the care of an Assisted Computing Facility. But you have questions. So many questions. We at Silicon Pines want to help.
  • 30 Old PC Ads That Will Blow Your Processor (A trip down computer memory lane)

    11/10/2011 1:31:20 PM PST · by Signalman · 100 replies ^ | 3/31/2010 | Admin In Technologhy
    Many people today either are too young to have ever seen some early pc’s or have forgotten what they looked like and how much they cost. Today we complain about the cost of a laptop running 2Ghz with 4GB ram for a cost of $ 400.00, however it wasn’t that long ago that laptops and pc’s were priced quite a bit higher. Here are 30 Old PC ads that will make you laugh and possibly appreciate what you have today. (Images at link)
  • A view from inside the office [CRCIS]

    11/07/2011 2:31:45 PM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies ^ | November 7, 2011 | n/a
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "An IRGC guy recently gifted me with a picture he took inside the CRCIS offices in Qom. Consider this post a place holder until I can get back to them"
  • Getting arrested at Occupy Wall Street? There’s an app for that

    10/24/2011 1:16:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Brooklyn Paper ^ | October 23, 2011 | Eli Rosenberg
    Call it arrest-app development. Midwood-based software developer Jason Van Anden has created a smartphone application tailored to the Occupy Wall Street crowd — a program that allows you to send a mass text message at the moment you are getting collared by cops. It’s called, appropriately, “I’m Getting Arrested.” “It’s a technology that fits well with democracy,” said Van Anden. The software designer came up with the idea after hearing that a Wall Street-occupying friend had come within one nightstick swing of being arrested. It made Anden wonder how he would have known if someone close to him had actually...
  • Stuxnet Clone Found, Possibly Preparing For Power Plant Attacks

    10/19/2011 3:35:47 AM PDT · by edpc · 31 replies
    ANI via Yahoo News ^ | 19 Oct 2011 | ANI
    Washington, Oct.19 (ANI): Security researchers have detected a new Trojan, scarily similar to the infamous Stuxnet worm, which could disrupt computers controlling power plants, oil refineries and other critical infrastructure networks. The Trojan, dubbed "Duqu" by the security firm Symantec, appears, based on its code, to have been written by the same authors as the Stuxnet worm, which last July was used to cripple an Iranian nuclear-fuel processing plant, Fox News reports.
  • 18TB hard drives made possible using table salt

    10/17/2011 5:33:12 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 19 replies ^ | 14 October 2011 | Matthew Humphries
    Electron Microscopy images of 1.9 and 3.3 Terabit/inch2 densitiesHard drive storage continues to increase at a steady rate, but just how long can we keep squeezing more data on to those platters? TDK has managed to ensure that the density keeps rising for a few more generations with its HAMR head innovation, but that may have already been rendered redundant through another discovery by a Dr Joel Yang at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE).Existing hard drives max out at 3TB at the moment. TDK’s HAMR promises to take that to 6TB, but Dr Yang has found...