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  • HTML5 Ads Aren't That Safe Compared To Flash, Experts Say

    06/23/2016 10:08:42 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    SOFTPEDIA® ^ | Jun 23, 2016 21:05 GMT | Catalin Cimpanu
    A study from GeoEdge, an ad scanning vendor, reveals that Flash has been wrongly accused as the root cause of today's malvertising campaigns, but in reality, switching to HTML5 ads won't safeguard users from attacks because the vulnerabilities are in the ad platforms and advertising standards themselves. The evidence exists to proclaim Flash as one of today's most vulnerable and insecure software applications. Targeted in cyber-espionage and malvertising campaigns, Flash has gotten a bad reputation, and for a good reason. HTML5 ads are replacing Flash ads in the industry Security researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in Flash almost every month, and...
  • How to Uninstall and Disable Flash in Every Web Browser

    06/18/2016 12:49:57 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 46 replies
    How-To Geek ^ | Published 07/13/15 | Chris Hoffman
    Adobe’s Flash plug-in has a big target painted on it. A recent leak shows there’s another Flash Player 0-day that allows attackers to compromise your computer, and that it’s been for sale for the last four years. Flash is going away, and everyone should uninstall it at some point in the future. Here’s how to get rid of Flash, whether you’re using a browser’s built-in plug-in or a system-wide plug-in on Windows, Mac OS X, Chrome OS, or Linux. Can You Live Without Flash? Flash is much less necessary than it’s ever been. Modern mobile platforms like Android and Apple’s...
  • Kill Flash now. Or patch these 36 vulnerabilities. Your choice

    06/18/2016 10:08:56 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 26 replies
    The Register ^ | 16 Jun 2016 at 18:50 | Shaun Nichols
    Adobe has released an update for Flash that addresses three dozen CVE-listed vulnerabilities. The update includes a fix for the CVE-2016-4171 remote code execution vulnerability that is right now being exploited in the wild to install malware on victims' computers. Adobe is recommending that users running Flash for Windows, macOS, Linux, and ChromeOS update the plugin as quickly as possible, giving the update the "Priority 1" ranking, a designation reserved for flaws that are, according to Adobe, "being targeted, or which have a higher risk of being targeted." Adobe credited security researchers at Cisco Talos, Google Project Zero, FireEye, Microsoft...
  • Rise of Ad-Blocking Software Threatens Online Revenue (NY Times)

    05/30/2016 8:17:17 PM PDT · by dennisw · 77 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAY 30, 2016 | By MARK SCOTT
    Many of the world’s largest Internet companies, like Google and Facebook, rely heavily on advertising to finance their online empires. But that business model is increasingly coming under threat, with one in five smartphone users, or almost 420 million people worldwide, blocking advertising when browsing the web on cellphones. That represents a 90 percent annual increase, according to a new report from PageFair, a start-up that helps to recoup some of this lost advertising revenue, and Priori Data, a company that tracks smartphone applications. The use of ad-blocking software has divided the online world. Supporters say it allows people to...
  • Google's Chrome to block Flash this year - except for 10 top websites

    05/16/2016 10:03:47 AM PDT · by dennisw · 24 replies ^ | May 16, 2016 | By Liam Tung
    Google will soon close one more door on the Flash plugin in Chrome, requiring users to authorize each and every site where they want Flash to load, rather than running it automatically. Google has detailed a proposal to make HTML5 the default in Chrome over Adobe's Flash Player. If all goes to plan, by the fourth quarter of 2016 Chrome will not be using the Flash plugin for the vast majority of the web, and will only make an exception as the default media player for the world's top 10 sites that still rely on Flash. For the time being,...
  • Mac Users Attacked Again by Fake Adobe Flash Update

    04/12/2016 10:31:56 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    Intego ^ | April 12th, 2016 | by Graham Cluley
    Mac users are once again being urged to exercise caution when installing updates to Adobe Flash Player, after a fake update was discovered infecting computers.Intego security experts have identified the rogue package installer as a variant of OSX/InstallCore, and have updated Intego VirusBarrier definitions to provide protection.The in-the-wild attack has been spread in the form of a Mac Package installer .pkg file, also known a flat package, and has been signed with a legitimate Developer ID certificate — effectively tricking OS X's built-in Gatekeeper security to believe that the files can be trusted and are not malicious.Curiously, if the Mac Package...
  • Slew of dangerous Adobe Flash flaws patched

    03/11/2016 5:46:01 PM PST · by Utilizer · 31 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Mar 11 2016 | Juha Saarinen
    Adobe has issued patches for 21 serious flaws in its Flash Player software to address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow attackers to take control of victims' systems. The vulnerabilities affect versions of Flash for Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X and iOS, Linux and Google's ChromeOS operating systems, Adobe said. Of the vulnerabilities, three allow arbitrary code execution through integer overflows, and 11 involve use-after-free flaws. Researchers from Google's Project Zero, HP Enterprise Zero Day Initiative, NSFOCUS, Microsoft, Kaspersky, Tencent and Venustech also discovered a heap underflow vulnerability in Adobe Flash and eight memory corruption bugs - all of which...
  • Christmas Flash Performances [Vanity]

    12/19/2015 3:33:53 PM PST · by SES1066 · 13 replies
    12/19/15 | Self
    Tis the season and music decorates the season. Lets have a list of Seasonal Christmas Music flash performances.
  • NEW Adobe Flash Zero-day Vulnerability / Exploit - Uninstall Flash Today From All Computers

    10/15/2015 11:34:56 AM PDT · by dayglored · 63 replies
    (vanity, multiple sources) ^ | Oct 15, 2015 | (vanity, multiple sources)
    Yet another bad new Zero-Day (already exploited) Adobe Flash vulnerability. Time to uninstall Flash from all your computers and keep it off for good! To remove Flash from Windows: Close your browser In Control Panel -> Programs and Features, remove/uninstall all Adobe Flash or Shockwave items. Restart your browser Go to Add-ons/Plugins and confirm there are no Shockwave or Flash plugins. To remove Flash from OS X (10.6 and later): Download and run this Flash uninstaller: To remove Flash from Linux: Close your browser Use "apt-get remove", "yum erase", or find the flashplayer .so (e.g. in /usr/lib[64]/mozilla/plugins or ~/.mozilla/plugins)...
  • Linux without Flash: User Tips

    07/22/2015 10:47:53 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 13 replies
    Datamation ^ | 20 July 2015 | Matt Hartley
    Adobe Flash has been both a gift and a curse wrapped up in the same package. It's a sluggish, often insecure and horribly bloated way to watch a video and play games on your computer. For years, Flash for Linux users was even worse: audio was out of sync with the video and you needed a special wrapper to play Flash videos on 64-bit Linux distributions. Even though things have gotten better in terms of compatibility, security still remains poor. In this article, I'll examine the practicality of going without Flash, what sites still require it.The case against Flash in...
  • Gold Flash Crashed

    07/20/2015 2:24:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    KITCO ^ | 07/20/15
  • Firefox blocks Flash, and Facebook calls for its death

    07/15/2015 5:35:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 43 replies ^ | 7/14/15 | CNN Money
    Adobe Flash, the much-loathed, bug-plagued relic of a browser plugin, just got a big nail driven into its coffin. Mozilla blocked Flash by default in its Firefox browser late Monday night, a day after Facebook's (FB, Tech30) security chief called for Adobe to kill Flash once and for all.
  • Adobe Flash, the much-loathed, bug-plagued relic of a browser plugin..[tr]

    07/14/2015 11:51:13 AM PDT · by don-o · 75 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 14, 2015
    Mozilla blocked Flash by default in its Firefox browser late Monday night, a day after Facebook's (FB, Tech30) security chief called for Adobe to kill Flash once and for all. The Flash-bashing picked up last week after revelations that the spyware giant known as the Hacking Team had been using Flash to remotely take over people's computers and infect them with malware. (That discovery took place after the Hacking Team was itself hacked. Documents revealed in the breach showed that the Hacking Team exploited two critical vulnerabilities in Flash's code.) "It is time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date...
  • It's time to uninstall Adobe's Flash from your Mac - here's how

    07/13/2015 6:51:52 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 35 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | July 13, 2013 | By Shane Cole
    The recent tidal wave of critical vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player has prompted many security professionals to call for the much-maligned software's demise, and we agree. AppleInsider shows you how to uninstall Flash from your Mac, and what to do if you can't live without it. If you're running OS X 10.6 or later, download and run this Flash uninstaller. If you have OS X 10.4 or 10.5, use this uninstaller instead. Adobe has patched more than twenty Flash vulnerabilities in the last week — some of them days after active exploits were discovered in the wild — and issued over a...
  • TWO MORE Flash zero-days emerge in Hacking Team leak – crims (criminals) exploit holes

    07/12/2015 6:49:06 AM PDT · by dayglored · 16 replies
    The Register ^ | July 12, 2015 | Chris Williams
    Updated -- Two more serious security holes in Adobe Flash that let miscreants hijack vulnerable computers have emerged from the leaked Hacking Team files – and crooks are apparently already exploiting at least one of them to infect machines. The use-after-free() programming flaws, for which no patches exist, are identified as CVE-2015-5122 and CVE-2015-5123. They are similar to the CVE-2015-5119 Flash bug patched last week. The 5122 and 5123 bugs let malicious Flash files execute code on victims' computers and install malware. The bugs are present in the Windows, Linux and OS X builds of the plugin. The 5119, 5122...
  • Adobe to Patch Hacking Team’s Flash Zero-Day (Yet another Flash player flaw)

    07/08/2015 4:09:02 AM PDT · by Drago · 20 replies
    Krebs on Security ^ | 07/07/2015 | Brian Krebs
    Adobe Systems Inc. says its plans to issue a patch on Wednesday to fix a zero-day vulnerability in its Flash Player software that is reportedly being exploited in active attacks.
  • Deputies: Hundreds of teens storm Ocoee theater (Orlando, FL)

    02/16/2015 5:16:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    WKMG Orlando ^ | February 15, 2015 | Cathleigh Winningham
    There was a chaotic scene at an Ocoee movie theater, after deputies said hundreds of teens stormed the building, trying to get in for free. Deputies told Local 6 it happened Saturday night at the AMC Theater at the West Oaks Mall.
  • Hackers abuse another Adobe Flash zero-day to attack thousands of web users with redirects

    02/03/2015 12:12:35 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Monday, February 2, 2015
    “Adobe is scurrying to patch the third Flash zero-day of the year, with criminal hackers already using a previously unknown and unpatched vulnerability to launch attacks against thousands of web denizens, security researchers warned today,” Thomas Fox-Brewster reports for Forbes. “Those attacks hit visitors to popular video sharing site Dailymotion, with other sites thought to be affected as the infections were launched via advertisements that will likely be resident on many other web pages.” “Visitors to any affected site would have been redirected to an attacker-controlled page where an exploit kit would attempt to compromise the target system by targeting...
  • YouTube's video pick spells doom for Adobe Flash

    01/29/2015 8:07:56 AM PST · by CedarDave · 44 replies
    cnet ^ | January 28, 2015 | Stephen Shankland
    Adobe Systems' Flash software had a good long run as the technology of choice for bringing interactive splash to the Web, but Google is helping to give it the heave-ho by moving YouTube to Web-standard video instead. "We're now defaulting to the HTML5 player on the Web," said YouTube engineering manager Richard Leider in a blog post Tuesday. It took four years for Google to make the HTML5 change, which is a major victory for Web standards fans who've strived to eject proprietary plug-ins from the Web. If you watched a video online 10 years or so, ago, it was...
  • Adobe acknowledges critical remote vulnerability in Flash, exploits already in the wild

    01/25/2015 9:08:43 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 67 replies
    AppleInsider ^ | Sunday, January 25, 2015 | By AppleInsider Staff
    Adobe on Saturday released an updated version of its Flash player software that patches an undisclosed vulnerability which could allow remote attackers to take control of Macs or PCs, urging users to update as the problem is being actively exploited by malicious actors. Flash versions up to and including on OS X and Windows and on Linux are susceptible to the attack, the cause of which has yet to be detailed. Mac users with Adobe's automatic update feature enabled should begin receiving updates to version immediately, and the company is preparing a standalone patch for manual installation...
  • Adobe patches critical Flash security vulnerabilities

    01/16/2015 11:07:25 AM PST · by Utilizer · 10 replies
    ZDNet ^ | January 13, 2015 -- 18:13 GMT (10:13 PST) | Zack Whittaker
    The company said in an advisory Tuesday that the updates will address security flaws that "could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." Users of Flash Player on Windows, OS X, and Linux are advised to update to Flash Player version, while users of Adobe Flash Player (Extended Support Release) should update to version Those running Linux systems should update to Flash Player Flash, which comes included with Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer on Windows 8 (and above) will automatically update to the patched version. Meanwhile, Adobe Air users on desktops should update...
  • The flash in the sky

    12/14/2014 11:56:53 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 14 replies ^ | November 14, 2014 | unknown
    It's not clear what's happened,probably another meteorite explodes, Sverdlovsk region,Russia Read more at
  • Gordon's Alive! New big screen adaptation of Flash Gordon being penned by Star Trek writers

    04/24/2014 6:05:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 23, 2014 | Andy Tillett
    He's a blond interplanetary superhero known for his tight vest and for facing up to the evil Ming the Merciless. And now Flash Gordon is set for a reboot after Twentieth Century Fox announced it has bought the rights to the original comic strip. According to The Hollywood Reporter the team who have just completed writing Star Trek 3, J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, are working on a new script.
  • What has happened to flash videos?

    03/11/2014 1:16:22 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 56 replies
    Self | 3/11/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    Seven years ago this summer, I upgraded from dial-up to DSL. For the first time I could actually play videos, including live streams. And this is how things stood . . . until recently. For about a month or so (at least) I have noticed that flash videos have been playing very sluggishly, with a lot of lagging and stuttering. I have attempted some fixes which have improved YouTube, but there is still trouble elsewhere, especially live feeds, which might as well still be on dial-up. I have been told I'm not the only one having this problem, and that...
  • Catholic flash mobs fill pews, lift prayers at NY churches

    02/02/2014 4:36:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Fox 43 ^ | 2/02/14
    (FOXNEWS) BUFFALO, N.Y. – You’ve heard of flash mobs? Behold the Mass mob. Playing off the idea of using social media to summon crowds for parties or mischief, mobs of Buffalo-area Roman Catholics have been filling pews and lifting spirits at some of the city’s original, now often sparsely attended, churches. It works this way: On a given Sunday, participants attend Mass en masse at a church they’ve picked in an online vote and promoted through Facebook and Twitter. Visitors experience the architecture, heritage and spirit of the aging houses of worship and the churches once again see the numbers...
  • Brazil's Teenage Flashmobs Are A Lot More Serious Than They Sound

    01/20/2014 6:15:46 AM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    BI ^ | 1-20-2013 | Brian Feldman, The Wire
    Brazil's Teenage Flashmobs Are A Lot More Serious Than They Sound The Wire Brian Feldman, The Wire Jan. 20, 2014, 7:43 AM Over the past week, flashmobs have been occurring all over Brazil as a form of protest, drawing thousands of participants and sometimes turning violent. The rolezhinos—"gatherings of predominantly poor, black youths who party in malls usually occupied by mostly wealthy, white consumers"—have been so effective in garnering attention that even the country's president is paying attention. The protests, according to The New York Times, "involve large numbers of dark-skinned teenagers" and cast an eye on public space in...
  • Nefesh B'Nefesh Hanukkah Flash Mob

    11/30/2013 9:19:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/23/2009 | Nefesh B'Nefesh
    Nefesh B'Nefesh brought over 150 participants together on Ben Yehuda Street for the first ever Jerusalem flash mob in honor of Hanukkah. Sound provided by David Shenkin. "Hanukkah Hey Ya!" by Eric Schwartz aka Smooth-E
  • Surveillance Video Captures Flash Mob Robberies At 3 Chicago Area Stores

    11/07/2013 9:27:00 AM PST · by Jack Black · 3 replies
    Chicago CBS Local ^ | Nov. 6, 2013 | CBS
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Unbelievable surveillance video captured flash mobs dashing into store after store and running out with armloads and sometimes entire racks of sporting goods. It has happened at three different Sports Authority stores in the Chicago area. This past Monday in Burbank at just before 1 p.m., five individuals entered a Sports Authority and soon after they were off. Video shows them running out the door with rack after rack of apparel and an employee giving chase.
  • Crossbar's RRAM to boast terabytes of storage, faster write speeds than NAND

    08/07/2013 12:31:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Engadget ^ | Aug 6th, 2013 at 3:54 AM | Alexis Santos
    Hardware makers often sing the praises of their latest and greatest flash memory, but the folks at Crossbar are ready to show them up with resistive RAM (RRAM) that they've been quietly working on. Compared to NAND, RRAM comes in at half the size and boasts 20 times faster write speeds (140MB/s), reads data at 17MB per second, guzzles 20 times less power and has 10 times more endurance. Since RRAM is non-volatile memory, it can keep data even when it's powered off, á la NAND. As if that weren't enough, 3D stacking construction allows for several terabytes of storage,...
  • Flash Recreation of Apollo 11 Moon Landing Top 10 Best Flash Sites of 2013

    08/06/2013 11:40:22 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    EBizmedia ^ | August 6, 2013 | Staff was designed to celebrate the Fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar landing by developing an interactive recreation of the event. The site uses Flash to mesh archival video, audio, & photos into an experience that will make you feel as if you too had walked on the moon that day.
  • Flashbang Bra Holster demonstration video

    04/18/2013 8:51:22 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | YouTube Video
    Flashbang Bra Holster demonstration. As seen on NCIS LA
  • Apple's Flash Dump In The Last Second Of Trading Caught On Tape

    01/25/2013 3:50:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/25/13 | Tyler Durden
    Sure, the retail "investors" are coming back into the "markets"... They are coming back in shifts. And just so they know what to expect, here is what happened to Apple stock in the last second of regular trading today, courtesy of Nanex. Unlike traditional flash crashes where the trade is an HFT error, or a few shares traded through the entire bid or offer stack, in this case it looks like a very premeditated unloading of some 800K shares (some $350 million worth) of AAPL in the last second, with the full knowledge it was shake the market. Why anyone...

    12/07/2011 11:05:24 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    CBS RADIO NEWS ^ | 12-7-41 | CBS RADIO
    "We interrupt this program to bring you a special news bulletin. The Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by air, President Roosevelt has just announced. The attack also was made on all naval and military activity from the principal island of Oahu." 1:55 PM EST Dec 7, 1941
  • ZDNet: Flash is dead. Long live HTML5

    11/09/2011 11:52:53 AM PST · by Bush_Democrat · 37 replies
    ZD Net ^ | November 9, 2011 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Summary: It’s official, Adobe is putting its future mobile video efforts behind HTML5. So, do you really think that desktop Flash will survive for long? Adobe’s love affair with its Flash format has come to an end. Oh sure, Adobe said they were just killing development on mobile browser Flash in favor of HTML5, but seriously, do you think, that they’ll keep working on Flash on the desktop for much longer? If you do, I have a nice, lightly-used bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you. No, the end of Flash is in sight and HTML5 is now the...
  • Unreal Engine 3 Support for Adobe Flash Player - Unreal Tournament 3

    10/05/2011 4:24:49 PM PDT · by Azeem · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 4, 2011 | Epic Games
    Epic Games Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Technical Director Tim Sweeney today presented the company's award-winning Unreal Engine 3 (UE3) technology running fully inside an Adobe® Flash®-based environment during a keynote at Adobe MAX 2011, Adobe's annual conference for developers, designers and business leaders. The live technical demonstration of "Unreal Tournament 3," Epic's blockbuster first-person shooter for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PC, was visually enhanced for an unprecedented real-time experience inside Adobe Flash Player 11.
  • Flash Cookies explained (most users don't understand this)

    09/11/2011 9:21:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 61 replies ^ | May 4, 2007 | Martin Brinkmann
    Flash cookies are a new way of tracing your movement and storing a lot more information about you than with normal cookies. One major disadvantage of flash cookies is that you can’t locate them in your browser. They are not shown in the list of cookies that you can see when you take a look at the cookies that are currently saved in your web browser. Normal HTTP cookies can’t save more than 4 Kilobyte of data while Flash cookies can save up to 100 Kilobyte. If you want to try out how they work you could do the following....

    08/16/2011 3:33:42 PM PDT · by rjsclassics · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Flash Mob Loots 7-11 Store in Germantown, Maryland A flash mob invaded a 7-11 convenience store in Germantown, Md., early Saturday morning, stole all the snacks and candy they could get their hands on, then left the store as quickly as they came. "It was anarchy for 60 seconds," said Montgomery County Police spokesman Paul Starks. "We've counted at least 28 individuals we can see on the surveillance tape." Starks said police suspect the mob was organized using social media like Facebook or Twitter. The term flash mob was first used to describe impromptu gatherings of people to sing or...
  • We’re Reaping the Harvest We’ve Sown(WI flash mob attack)

    08/13/2011 9:09:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies ^ | 5 August, 2011 | Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman Joe Dudzik
    As elected officials, we are shocked and concerned about the senseless violence displayed by the large mob outside State Fair Park last night. On behalf of our city, we apologize to the victims and good patrons who endured or witnessed such horrific behavior. Sadly, what transpired near State Fair Park last night is only the most recent mob riot spawned by a culture of violence that has been brewing in Milwaukee for some time. And let’s face it, it also has much to do with a deteriorating African American culture in our city. Are large groups of Hispanics or Hmong...
  • Police: Race a factor in State Fair violence

    08/11/2011 5:13:57 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-10-11 | ap
    WEST ALLIS, Wis.—West Allis police say the ongoing investigations into 11 violent incidents on the opening night of the Wisconsin State Fair suggest race did play a role. The 11 incidents included nine assaults, a robbery and an attempted robbery. All the victims were white or Hispanic and the offenders were described as African-American. On opening night of the fair last week, 31 people were arrested and at least 11 people were hurt. The West Allis Police Department is handling some of those cases. The department said Tuesday that its officers arrested seven people in different incidents around the fairgrounds...
  • The word missing from flash mob reports is Black; the word missing about the reporting is courage

    07/08/2011 9:15:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 56 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/8/2011 | Doug Book
    Two years ago,Obama Administration A.G. Eric Holder called the United States a “nation of cowards” in matters of race. The U.S. “…has not come to grips with its racial past,nor has it been willing to contemplate,in a truly meaningful way,the diverse future it is fated to have”,he told his staff on the occasion of Black History Month. Is Holder on to something? A month ago,15 to 20 “teenage males”dragged a man into a Chicago street and beat him. Another victim was robbed of a cell phone and camera while being kicked and beaten. At the same time,a Chicago woman complained...
  • Flash Mob Watchdog

    06/29/2011 8:40:07 AM PDT · by struggle · 40 replies
    me | 6/29/11 | struggle
    There have been a lot of flashmobs that have resulted in social disorder. I have three questions: 1. What sites, media are begin used to generate them? 2. Are there any watchdog sites and if not, how should these mobs be countered? 3. Is there any way that signs/etc. could be placed ahead of time to warn people from info posted on the net?
  • A Preview of Future Disk Drives

    06/13/2011 8:26:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | Monday, June 13, 2011 | By Tom Simonite
    A prototype disk drive based on phase-change memory can outperform an off-the-shelf flash hard disk . A new type of data storage technology, called phase-change memory, has proven capable of writing some types of data faster than conventional flash based storage. The tests used a hard drive based on prototype phase-change memory chips. Disks based on solid-state, flash memory chips are increasingly used in computers and servers because they perform faster than conventional magnetic hard drives. The performance of the experimental phase-change disk drive, created by researchers at University of California San Diego, suggests that it won't be long before...
  • Billy Corgan's Brother Attacked on CTA Red Line

    06/09/2011 7:44:27 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 22 replies
    WLS Chicago ^ | 9 June 2011 | Ravi Baichwal
    Jesse Anderson, brother of Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, was the victim of a possible flash mob attack. This is the lastest in what is described as "a string of attacks targetin CTA commuters." Mr. Anderson apparantly deviated from police-recommended behavior by chasing down his assailants, and was beaten for his troubles. The attack took place at about 4 AM Thursday.
  • Flash Rally: Feb 25 @ Noon to 1 PM: Indiana Dems Get Back to Work! (Indianapolis Tea Party)

    02/23/2011 6:06:27 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 5 replies
    Indianapolis Tea Party ^ | Feb 23, 2010 | Indianapolis Tea Party
    ALERT *** ALERT *** ALERT *** ALERT **** ALERT *** ALERT *** Flash Rally Protest! Join us! When: Friday, February 25, 2011 Time: 12:00 (Noon) - 1:00 pm Location: Indiana Statehouse, 200 W Washington Street, Indianapolis MEET ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE STATEHOUSE (Capitol Street) Sign Messages: Theme "Dems" Get Back to Work! Why the Protest: As many of you probably have heard, the Indiana House Dems. WENT MISSING IN ACTION! They didn't show up for the job that 'We the People' elected them to do - represent us. This is a BIG DEAL! If we missed work, what...
  • If You're Still Betting On Adobe Flash For Anything Mobile, The Joke's On You

    02/21/2011 3:51:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/21/2011 | Dan Frommer
    Motorola's Xoom tablet, the first serious Google Android rival to Apple's iPad, will ship without Adobe Flash support. Big shocker. (Not really.) This is surely a disappointment to Motorola, Adobe, and Google. But to anyone who has been watching Adobe fumble with Flash on mobile devices for as long as we have, it's hardly a surprise. Since the middle of last decade, we have heard Adobe time and time again promise to ship versions of Flash for mobile devices that can perform adequately without destroying battery life. We still haven't seen one, and apparently the Xoom won't initially ship with...
  • Alert! All Eyes on Venezuela Sunday 1/23

    01/23/2011 12:32:34 AM PST · by cj in tx · 8 replies · 1+ views
    January 22, 2011 | Arlen Williams, Tallulah Starr, CJ in TX
    Excerpts American patriots, from Tea Parties to social democrats are being urged to show up as a ‘flash mob’– preferably with a red gag or bandanna over their mutually non-violent mouths — or at least to noise it up, in media and to media.Caracas Venezuela, 9:30am+ Eastern Time, 1/23 Caracas is the touch-point – ground zero beginning 9:30am ET and it could be, literally ballistic. As China transported military thugs from Mongolian provinces, to dispatch the Tienanmen protesters, word on the ground is Cuban military and FARC drug thugs may apply themselves to Sunday’s peaceful protesters, whether wearing olive green,...
  • MacBook Air battery shown to last two hours longer when browsing the web sans Flash

    11/04/2010 7:13:45 PM PDT · by dangerdoc · 32 replies
    Engadget ^ | 11/4/10 | Vlad Savov
    Let's be honest, Apple's claim that it neglected to preload Flash on the new MacBook Airs so that users themselves could download and install the latest (and safest) version was a bit of a red herring. Behind that thin veil of corporate courtesy, we're now seeing a pretty potent cause for Apple's dumping of Adobe's wares. Ars Technica's review of the 11-inch Air discovered that the machine could crank its way through six hours of web browsing when Flash was nowhere near it, but only four hours with Flash installed and giving it "the full web experience." The primary culprit...
  • Skyfire disappears from iTunes App Store due to technical difficulties (update: 'sold out')

    11/03/2010 6:20:00 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 9 replies
    Engadget ^ | Nov 3rd 2010 | Sean Hollister
    Trying to get a copy of the Skyfire browser for your iOS device? You may not have much luck, as the pseudo-Flash-capable browser has just disappeared from iTunes App Stores around the globe, mere hours after its splashy debut. When we try to download it for ourselves in the United States we get the message immediately above, and RazorianFly readers are chiming in with reports that the app is no longer available in Greece, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Norway, Spain and the UK.
  • Apple goes easy on Adobe, allows an app that can run Flash videos on iOS

    11/03/2010 2:07:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 3, 2010 9:33 AM EDT | Carl Bagh
    While the HTML 5 and Flash standard debate rages, Apple, a major promoter of HTML5, has allowed its iOS devices to run Flash videos.Apple has given approval to an app developed by Skyfire that translates Flash code into HTML5. According to CNN when a user clicks on a Flash video the Skyfire app downloads the Flash video on Skyfire's server where the video is decoded and then encoded in HTML5 and is delivered to an iOS device. The app is embedded in the Safari browser. The app will be available for download from today at $2.99.The permission granted by Apple...
  • Apple Has Already Won the Flash-HTML5 War

    10/27/2010 11:50:00 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    gigaom ^ | Oct. 27, 2010, 8:10am | Ryan Lawler
    A majority of web video is now HTML5-ready, according to new research from MeFeedia, showing that web standards — and Apple — are winning the day when it comes to how video is delivered and viewed online. The research shows that the amount of video viewable in an HTML5 video player has doubled in the last five months and now accounts for 54 percent of all video content online. It’s important to note that HTML5 video is not replacing Flash video on the web, but augmenting it; most HTML5 videos today are available through a universal embed code that autodetects...