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  • Remote Desktop won't work on one computer

    07/28/2014 7:24:07 PM PDT · by chuckles · 48 replies
    vanity | 7/28/2014 | chuckles
    I'm trying to get Remote Desktop on my home network to work. I have 2 desktops and 2 laptops. One desktop is my main box and I have 4 screens and use it to serve media to my TV over a web box. I have 6 drives on it and it needs lots of maintenance. I can remote each laptop and the other desktop from each other, but I can't access my main box from anywhere. I've done all the help fixes, but no joy yet. I can even access the laptops and other box from my main desktop, but...
  • 11 sure signs you've been hacked

    07/27/2014 9:47:12 AM PDT · by TwelveOfTwenty · 9 replies
    CSO Online ^ | Nov 4, 2013 7:00 AM | Roger A. Grimes
    Here are 11 sure signs you've been hacked and what to do in the event of compromise. Note that in all cases, the No. 1 recommendation is to completely restore your system to a known good state before proceeding. In the early days, this meant formatting the computer and restoring all programs and data. Today, depending on your operating system, it might simply mean clicking on a Restore button. Either way, a compromised computer can never be fully trusted again. The recovery steps listed in each category below are the recommendations to follow if you don't want to do a...
  • Day 8: IRS still can't find Lerner's hard drive

    07/19/2014 2:33:06 PM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 49 replies
    wnd ^ | July 18, 2014 | Garth Kant
    The IRS can’t say with certainty what happened to the computer hard drive used by Lois Lerner, or exactly where it is now.. On July 11, Judge Reggie Walton ordered the agency to find out what had happened to the hard drive... Manning said Lerner’s hard drive was then “delivered to the IRS Criminal Investigation Division Electronic Crimes Forensic Laboratory for additional efforts to recover data from the malfunctioning hard drive.. testimony revealed another bizarre turn in the saga: The technician, or, specialist, who tried to recover the data from Lerner’s hard drive on that June day in 2011 may...
  • IRS gives full account of lost Lerner emails

    07/19/2014 10:41:07 AM PDT · by Innovative · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | July 18, 2014 | Rachael Bade
    The IRS declared under oath and penalty of perjury on Friday that Lois Lerner’s hard drive is irrecoverable after being wiped clean by tech staff and recycled with an outside contractor, according to a court filing.
  • The CHERI capability model: Revisiting RISC in an age of risk (ISCA 2014)

    07/16/2014 7:12:18 AM PDT · by zeugma · 4 replies
    Light Blue Touchpaper ^ | 7/3/14 | Robert N. M. Watson
    The CHERI capability model: Revisiting RISC in an age of risk (ISCA 2014) 2014-07-03 Academic papers, Open-source security, Operating systems, Processors, Programmable logicRobert N. M. Watson Last week, Jonathan Woodruff presented our joint paper on the CHERI memory model, The CHERI capability model: Revisiting RISC in an age of risk, at the 2014 International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) in Minneapolis (video, slides). This is our first full paper on Capability Hardware Enhanced RISC Instructions (CHERI), collaborative work between Simon Moore’s and my team composed of members of the Security, Computer Architecture, and Systems Research Groups at the University of Cambridge...
  • Pittsburgh FBI cyber expert is ex-discount furniture salesman

    07/13/2014 10:07:18 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    trib live ^ | 7-13-2014
    “I was in private industry beforehand. But I've kind of always liked computers,” Mularski said during a recent interview. All 56 FBI field offices have cyber squads. Mularski chose Pittsburgh largely because of family considerations — he grew up in suburban White Oak, the son of a steelworker. “It kind of looked like cyber was the wave of the future,” Mularski said. “The majority of all my computer training was just on-the-job training at the bureau.” It has proved remarkably effective. Even before the Chinese and Russian cases made worldwide headlines, Mularski was making cyber waves. He infiltrated Dark Market...
  • The 10 Most In-Demand Software Skills

    07/02/2014 9:19:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    CIO Insight ^ | 07/02/2014 | By Karen A. Frenkel
    The current job market has been very good for software developers, especially those with experience in several programming languages. The unemployment rate for software developers was 2.8 percent in Q1 of 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is a notable drop from the 5 percent unemployment rate in Q2 of 2009, the quarter when the economic recession ended, and 5.5 percent in Q1 2010. This quarter's report by Dice.com reveals the most-requested skills and platforms, and notes that those with expertise in clusters of language skills are in demand. Furthermore, the Dice report looks at what skills may...
  • Russian government dumps Intel and AMD in favor of homemade processors

    06/23/2014 8:38:15 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 84 replies
    engadget ^ | Sharif Sakr
    Russia's policy on Western technology is clear: The country can live without it, especially if key issues like economic sanctions, NSA spying and GPS cooperation aren't resolved to its leader's satisfaction. It looks like this tough stance extends to US-designed computer chips too, as a Russian business newspaper is reporting that state departments and state-run companies will no longer purchase PCs built around Intel or AMD processors. Instead, starting in 2015, the government will order up to one million devices annually based on the "Baikal" processor, which is manufactured by a domestic company called T-Platforms.
  • The Ambitious Plan to Teach 100,000 Poor Kids to Code (Guess who's in charge of it?)

    06/19/2014 8:04:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Time ^ | June 19, 2014 | Denver Nicks
    #YesWeCode looks to close the coding inequality gap Shortly after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in February 2012, liberal activist Van Jones was talking with his friend Prince—yes, that Prince—about the circumstances of the shooting. More “I think he made the observation,” Jones told TIME, “that when African-American young people wear hoodies people think they’re thugs, but when white kids wear hoodies you assume that they’re going to be dot-com billionaires,” a reference to the outerwear favored by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his ilk. “We just started thinking: ‘Well, how do we turn that around?’” Out of that...
  • Emails of six other prominent IRS officials have also gone missing

    06/17/2014 7:54:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 121 replies
    Shannon Bream (Fox) ^ | 6/17/14 | Shannon Bream
    URGENT per Fox's @ChadPergram - "Fox has also learned that the emails of six other prominent IRS officials have also gone missing."
  • This IT worker had to train an H-1B replacement (Bring back American jobs!)

    06/16/2014 7:06:58 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 30 replies
    Computerworld ^ | June 10, 2014 03:10 PM ET | Patrick Thibodeau
    U.S. workers protested job losses to foreign workers by displaying American flags in their cubicles
  • HP Will Bet the Company on a Combination of Memristors and Silicon Photonics

    06/13/2014 2:28:36 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    nextbigfuture.com ^ | 06-12-2014 | Brian Wang
    Hewlett-Packard has kicked off an ambitious project that aims at nothing less than reinventing the basic architecture of computers. It looks like servers are its initial target, but HP is also working on an Android version that it says could lead to smartphones with 100TB of storage. HP said Wednesday it was working on a new computer architecture, dubbed The Machine, based on memristors and silicon photonics. Bloomberg Businessweek reports up to 75% of HP’s once fairly illustrious R&D division — HP Labs – are working on The Machine. In the words of HP Labs, The Machine will be a...
  • Quantum Computing's 'Weird Magical Ingredient' Revealed

    06/12/2014 6:24:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    hngn.com ^ | Jun 12, 2014 01:40 PM EDT | Rebekah Marcarelli
    An aspect of quantum theory called contextuality is crucial for achieving universal quantum computation, a University of Waterloo Institute of Quantum Computing news release reported. ... Quantum devices are almost impossible to build because they need to operate in a noise-resistant environment. The "magic" is a new approach to building a noise-resistant quantum computer. The process is known as magic-state distillation. By identifying this "magic" state researchers could be closer to achieving a universal quantum computer. ... In the real world measurements look at the property of something but in quantum terms what is observed really depends on how the...
  • Open Source Crypto TrueCrypt Disappears With Suspicious Cloud Of Mystery

    05/29/2014 8:05:00 PM PDT · by TChad · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/29/2014 | James Lyne
    Over the past 24 hours the website for TrueCrypt (a very widely used encryption solution) was updated with a rather unusually styled message stating that TrueCrypt is “considered harmful” and should not be used.
  • Watch as Kids React to Apple's First Desktop Computer

    05/29/2014 6:45:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 27, 2014 | Ralphie Aversa
    A new video that shows kids reacting to old technology is stirring up memories of clunky monitors and large floppy disks. The Apple II, which was released in 1977, was the pioneer of desktop computers. The 8-bit Apple computer featured a green and black screen and a floppy disk drive for 3.5-by-5-inch media. Relative to today's technology, describing the Apple II as simply obsolete or primitive does not do the situation justice. When the computers first hit the marketplace, Apple sold them for about $1,300. Adjusted for inflation, that translates to $5,000 in today's world, and that amount of money...
  • China Slams 'Absurd' US Hacking Charges

    05/20/2014 2:51:42 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 25 replies
    Newser ^ | 5-20-14 | Rob Quinn
    "Eric Holder described the charging of five Chinese military officers with cybercrimes as a "wake-up call" and China is certainly paying attention: Government officials have summoned the US ambassador in Beijing, suspended a cybersecurity agreement made with the US last month, and denounced the charges as an "absurd" move that has "severely damaged mutual trust," reports the BBC, which notes that it is "extremely unlikely" that any of the accused will ever be sent to the US to face charges."
  • Microsoft is now irrelevant to computing, and they want you to know it

    05/16/2014 11:39:43 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 50 replies
    semiaccurate.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | by Charlie Demerjian
    Opinion: Two recent cave-ins leave no doubt they are done for With two major cave-ins in the past few weeks, Microsoft is screaming at the top of its lungs about how irrelevant it is. If you didn’t understand the fall of Microsoft from powerful monopolist to computing afterthought, let SemiAccurate explain it to you. For the past few decades, Microsoft has been a monopoly with one game plan, leverage what they have to exclude competition. If someone had a good idea, Microsoft would come out with a barely functional copy, give it away, and shut out the income stream of...
  • DEFENSE PLANS TO REPLACE 19-YEAR-OLD RETIREE PAY SYSTEM

    05/14/2014 4:55:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Nextgov ^ | 5/15/2014 | Bob Brewin
    The Defense Department has decided to retire its 19-year-old retiree pay system written in “antiquated” computer code and replace it with a lower cost, easier to use application based on off-the-shelf technology. The Defense Retiree and Annuitant Pay System, or DRAS, maintains military pay accounts for more than 2.6 million military retirees, former spouses and survivor beneficiaries totaling $40 billion a year. The system was introduced in 1995 and is based on Common Business Oriented Language computer code of the time. DRAS uses “antiquated mainframe technology dating back to 1980 that has exceeded the end of its planned lifecycle,” the...
  • Florida man demands right to wed computer

    05/07/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 75 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 5/7/14 | David Millward
    Chris Sevier, a man from Florida, believes he should be allowed to wed his Macbook. Mr Sevier argues that if gays should be allowed to marry, then so should other sexual minorities. Mr Sevier states he has fallen in love with a pornography laden computer. “Over time, I began preferring sex with my computer over sex with real women,” he told a court in Florida. This appears to be not a passing holiday romance, but a lifelong commitment.
  • opinion/feedback on best budget tablet?

    05/01/2014 9:14:21 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 20 replies
    self | 5/1/14 | NewJerseyJoe
    Asking for opinions on the best budget tablet. Something big enough for me to work on -- i.e., be able to type easily and see the display without holding it six inches from my face. Not worried about communications -- as long as it's got WiFi built in (which I'm sure they all do), I can use my cellphone as a mobile hotspot to transfer/send files. This is intended to be a replacement for a working laptop/notebook. And again -- "budget" is the keyword. Thanks all!.
  • Computer Advice (Need a new Laptop) Vanity

    04/24/2014 3:11:22 PM PDT · by PatrioticRose · 31 replies
    me | 4/24/2014 | chuckster
    The old Dell Latitude e5500 appears to have reached the end of its useful life (Final report from tech due this afternoon) I am loooking for advice on a replacement. I use it for photo, video and audio editing for YouTube, web sites and my radio program. It would have to be very mobile but have a big enough screen for video editing. The Dell Alienware 14 has been suggested, but spec'd out, it runs $1.5K. That seems a little steep to me. Advice?
  • Privacy, Please

    04/23/2014 4:44:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | John Stossel
    Scarlett Johansson left nude photos of herself on her computer. A hacker grabbed them and sent them to gossip websites. A Pennsylvania high school issued laptop computers to students and then remotely activated the laptops' cameras to watch the students when they were away from school. On my computer, a program called Disconnect reveals that my favorite websites spy on me and track what I like to read, what I browse, what I buy. Privacy is almost a thing of the past. As I explain on my show this week, I follow the advice of "experts." I buy anti-virus software...
  • Google: the unelected superpower

    04/18/2014 8:09:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | April 17, 2014 | Katherine Rushton
    Researchers at Princeton and Northwestern universities have pored over 1,800 US policies and concluded that America is an oligarchy. Instead of looking out for the majority of the country’s citizens, the US government is ruled by the interests of the rich and the powerful, they found. No great surprises there, then. But the government is not the only American power whose motivations need to be rigourously examined. Some 2,400 miles away from Washington, in Silicon Valley, Google is aggressively gaining power with little to keep it in check. It has cosied up to governments around the world so effectively that...
  • Computing with slime: Logical circuits built using living slime molds

    03/28/2014 1:31:40 PM PDT · by 12th_Monkey · 19 replies
    Elsevier ^ | March 27, 2014 | Elsevier
    Summary: A future computer might be a lot slimier than the solid silicon devices we have today. Researchers have revealed details of logic units built using living slime molds, which might act as the building blocks for computing devices and sensors.
  • Robot writes LA Times earthquake breaking news article

    03/26/2014 4:48:59 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 36 replies
    BBC Technology News ^ | Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | BBC Staff
    The Los Angeles Times was the first newspaper to publish a story about an earthquake on Monday - thanks to a robot writer. Journalist and programmer Ken Schwencke created an algorithm that automatically generates a short article when an earthquake occurs. Mr Schwencke told Slate magazine that it took around three minutes for the story to appear online. "Robo-journalism" is increasingly being used in newsrooms worldwide. The LA Times is a pioneer in the technology which draws on trusted sources - such as the US Geological Survey - and places data into a pre-written template. As well as the earthquake...
  • A Day Made of Glass

    03/19/2014 6:15:04 PM PDT · by rjsimmon · 22 replies
    THE FUTURE OF GLASS - "AMAZING"! If you wonder why HP, Dell and other leading computer manufacturers believe the end of the computer as we know it is near, here’s why. It's not the iPad that has them concerned about the future. It is developments like the ones Corning is working on that are game-changers:
  • Windows XP Upgrade Question

    03/15/2014 7:57:07 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 54 replies
    n/a ^ | 03/15/2014 | Me
    Need advice on upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7
  • Anyone else have issues with Windowsupdate for Windows? (Vanity)

    I upgraded to Windows 8 about 4 months ago, and about a month ago, I started having issues with windowsupdate where the windowsupdate screen would open but everything in the screen was white, where there it normally tells you what patches you need. I tried several routes, including the Windows Update Troubleshooter found at the link above. The Windows Update Troubleshooter seems to be running, but it never comes to an end.....the blue bar just keeps rolling.....for hours if I let it. It says "Resolving problems" but nothing gets resolved. Nothing I tried worked, and so I rolled back the...
  • Why Steve Jobs’ Computer Paradigm Shift Prediction Panned Out, and What it Means for the Market

    03/08/2014 12:36:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Wiglaf Journal ^ | March 6, 2014 | David Dalka, New Media Editor
    <p>Traditional hard drive manufacturers are currently going through a paradigm shift—one where new solid-state hard drives, known as SSD, are taking market share and slowly eliminating traditional hard drives. SSD hard drives of one terabyte or more are slowly becoming affordable to the masses.</p>
  • High tech isn’t driving the economy any more

    03/07/2014 11:50:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 7, 2014 | Rex Nutting
    The growth rate of high-tech investments has slowed dramatically over the past 10 years, especially since the Great Recession. Everyone has a pet theory explaining why the economic recovery has been so weak, but here’s one overlooked factor: The productivity revolution driven by computers, software and the Internet is fading, and nothing has yet emerged to take its place as an engine of growth. For all of the incessant buzz in the markets about the latest tech start-up, few businesses are investing much in high-tech equipment or software. Investments in information processing equipment and software are growing at the slowest...
  • World Cup Security Concerns Grow as Santos Fan is Beaten to Death...

    02/27/2014 12:08:48 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    DAILY MAIL [UK] ^ | February 25, 2014 | by Mike Dawes
    SNIPPET: "Security concerns ahead of this summer's Brazilian World Cup have increased after a football fan was beaten to death in host city Sao Paulo." SNIPPET: "There are serious concerns about the safety of travelling supporters at this summer's World Cup after more than 30 people were killed in 2013 as a result of football-related violence. One of Brazil’s biggest criminal gangs last year promised a ‘Tournament of Terror’. The threat was issued by Sau Paulo's 'First Capital of the Command', who in 2012 was a group behind the murder of more than a hundred of the city’s police officers."
  • I’m Not a Child. I Am a Dog.

    02/25/2014 11:47:21 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 47 replies
    Rumpy Dog ^ | February 21, 2014 | Rumpy Dog
    In case you haven’t heard, an Alaskan Malamute killed a 6 day old baby in Wales this week. The dad had brought the dog home from the pub several months earlier because someone said they were going to get rid of it. This news makes me incredibly sad. It also makes me painfully aware that the breed may soon be as demonized as the Pit Bull. But humans also carry some responsibility for this tragedy. What with your fanciful ideas about dogs and such. So at the risk of upsetting some of my readers, let me state what should be...
  • 7887 kHz, Your Home for Classic Cuban Espionage Radio

    07/07/2010 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Weird Tolkienish Figure · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 1:53 PM ET | Brett Sokol
    TECHNOLOGY 7887 kHz, Your Home for Classic Cuban Espionage Radio The shortwave radio signals that the alleged Russian spies were using are still surprisingly effective. By Brett Sokol Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 1:53 PM ET The FBI documents that accompanied last week's arrest of 10 alleged Russian spies are alternately creepy—who knew the Tribeca Barnes & Noble was a hotbed of espionage?—and comical—turns out even foreign spies wanted to cash in on suburban New Jersey's real estate boom. With a nod to Boris and Natasha, the accused are also said to have used short-wave radio, a 1920s-era technology...
  • What the future holds: US futurist Peter Diamandis on the shape of things to come ("Abundance")

    02/16/2014 11:26:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Gulf News ^ | February 12, 2014 | Faisal Masudi and Noor Nazzal, Staff Reporters
    Dubai: At a conference in Dubai this week, an American futurist painted an intriguing, at times unsettling, picture of the coming world. As Dr Peter Diamandis went over his presentation slides at The Government Summit on Tuesday, there were plenty of raised eyebrows. In the future, the slides suggested, privacy will be a thing of the past, robots will take over our jobs, 3D printers will pop out everything from human organs to houses, and man will mine asteroids in deep space for unfathomable mineral wealth. The 58-year-old said hyper-tech breakthroughs are already hurtling us towards that future, today. “The...
  • Intricate 3D Printed Materials Lighter Than Water And As Strong as Steel

    02/11/2014 5:31:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    SingularityHUB ^ | February 11, 2014 | Jason Dorrier
    Using precision lasers, a Nanoscribe 3D printer can print models of the Empire State building in a space the width of a human hair. Watching the machine build through the “lens” of an electron microscope is otherworldly—but the printer’s potential runs beyond microscale model making. Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, led by Jens Bauer, believe such 3D printers may help craft a new generation of materials lighter than water and strong as steel. Today, the sturdiest materials tend to be the densest (like metals), and the least dense materials tend to be the weakest (like foams). Ideally, materials...
  • Vanity: Google Voice- anyone here use it?

    02/11/2014 6:46:55 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 33 replies
    Google ^ | FEB. 11, 2014 | Google
    Features Explore some of the most popular features of Google Voice by watching these videos: Overview Voicemail transcription One number Personalized greetings International calling SMS to email Share voicemails Block callers Screen callers Mobile app Conference calls Number Porting
  • What's The Best Computer/Company ?

    02/04/2014 2:47:51 AM PST · by knarf · 93 replies
    self ^ | February 4, 2014 | knarf
    I want to replace my old, very gunked up Dell, and would like to have W7, if possible
  • Windows XP home users should upgrade to Linux -- not Windows 8.1

    02/01/2014 1:57:57 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 191 replies
    Beta News ^ | 30 January 2014 | Brian Fagioli
    The Windows XP death clock is ticking away. While Microsoft has extended support for malware protection, do not be fooled -- XP will be officially unsupported on April 8. If Microsoft has its druthers, these XP users will upgrade to Windows 8 and maybe even buy a new computer. However, there is a problem with this -- the Windows 8 UI is radically different from XP and people do not like change (especially people clinging to an operating system from 2001). Also, they may not need to buy a new computer, because their existing is probably fast enough... for...
  • Qualcomm Is Working on Eight-Core 64-Bit System-on-Chip.

    01/31/2014 9:34:20 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | [01/27/2014 04:23 AM] | by Anton Shilov
    Apple has managed to leave everyone behind with the world’s first 64-bit ARM architecture system-on-chip. However, if the rumours about Qualcomm’s forthcoming application processor is correct, then the world’s largest supplier of chips for mobile devices may be preparing something that will blow away not only Apple’s A7, but even Nvidia’s Tegra K1. Qualcomm is reportedly working on Snapdragon 810 system-on-chip that boasts up to eight 64-bit custom cores with up to 4MB of cache and up to 2.50GHz frequency. The app processor also packs Adreno 430 graphics core with up to 500MHz clock-rate, LPDDR3/LPDDR4 memory controller and various...
  • Cody Wilson signs book deal after creating 3D printed gun, finalizes Dark Wallet Bitcoin anonymizer

    01/23/2014 6:32:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Guns.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Brent McCluskey
    Cody Wilson holds the Liberator, a fully-functional firearm that can be created using a 3D-printer. After setting the Internet abuzz with a blueprint for a functional 3D-printable firearm, Cody Wilson recently signed a book deal to chronicle his journey, and in his spare time the “dark web” aficionado is placing the finishing touches on a Bitcoin anonymizer project. Wilson, 25, has been busy to say the least. Last spring he uploaded the blueprint for his 3D-printable gun dubbed the Liberator, and within two days the file was downloaded over 100,000 times. He pitched his story as a non-fiction book and...
  • Netflix earnings beat estimates; stock soars 17%

    01/22/2014 3:03:54 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 22, 2014 | Andrew Harrer
    Netflix reported higher profit for the fourth quarter as the company added 2.3 million customers to its TV and movie streaming service in the United States, sending its shares up more than 17 percent in after-hours trading. (Click here to get the latest quote.) The company on Wednesday reported net income of $48 million for the quarter, up from $8 million a year ago. Earnings-per-share were 79 cents, Netflix said in a statement.
  • LINUX and WiFi

    01/21/2014 10:04:40 AM PST · by varmintman · 34 replies
    This is in the "If the subject should ever come up" category... One of the biggest problems which comes up for people trying to get a look at one of the newer Linux distributions is what to do about WIFI. Particularly in the case of laptops and particularly in the case of laptops with Broadcom wifi radios, those radios act as if they'd gone dead. LINUX does not come with drivers for such (the drivers are Windows only and proprietary) ; information exists on websites for setting up wrappers to allow the Windows drivers to think they're running under Windows...
  • N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers

    01/15/2014 4:05:05 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 15, 2014 | David E. Sanger,Thom Shanker
    WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks.
  • Target Stores security breach just the tip of the iceberg

    01/12/2014 6:57:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2014 | Rick Moran
    Target has increased the estimate for the number of customers exposed in the massive hacking attack between Thanksgiving and December 14. It now appears at least 70 million consumers had their credit cards compromised. Also, Neiman-Marcus announced that they, too, were victims of a cyber attack over Christmas. And in an exclusive report, Reuters is saying that several other well known retailers were also hacked over the holidays. Neiman Marcus said an outside forensics firm discovered evidence on January 1 that indicated the retailer had been the victim of a cyber attack. It disclosed the breach nine days later, after...
  • Read it and blink: 70 percent of adults report 'digital eye strain'

    01/10/2014 6:22:08 AM PST · by shove_it · 7 replies
    NBCnews.com ^ | 9 Jan 2014 | Brian Alexander
    Timed for the biggest gathering of screens — desktop, laptop, tablet, TV, phone — on the planet, a new survey finds 70 percent of users of those screens report some level of eye discomfort dubbed “digital eye strain.” Symptoms included dry eyes, blurry vision, fatigue and neck and shoulder cramping. The survey released Thursday by the Vision Council, a trade group for makers of eye care products, warned of serious long-term eye risk, including macular degeneration and cataracts. Here, readers might pause to blink...
  • While the NSA kills Silicon Valley, Asian startups should gear up (Obama, again!)

    01/09/2014 4:23:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Tech in Asia ^ | January 7, 2014 | Anh-Minh Do
    These days, we read about the latest reports from Edward Snowden but they’re old hat now. We all know the American government is spying on everyone. But as more leaks come out, it’s increasingly evident that the NSA’s nefarious behavior will leave a deep scar on Silicon Valley. Snowden whistleblowing and escaping from the NSA could be one of the most important boons for Asian tech companies and startups in the next decade. If, as Spiegel recently reported, the NSA has a backdoor into major US companies like Dell, Cisco, IBM, Western Digital, Seagate, and more, then Silicon Valley is...
  • What IT skills and roles will be in demand this year (2014)? Recruiters share the scoop.

    01/07/2014 10:16:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Information Week ^ | 01/07/2014 | Kevin Casey
    Sorry, IT job-hunters: If you're hoping for surprising predictions about what 2014 has in store, you're probably going to come away dissatisfied. That's because it's unlikely there will be any seismic shifts that completely upend the technology skills, roles, and titles that employers want."There's nothing that I would say is the new 'hottest thing ever' " coming in 2014, said Jack Cullen, president of IT staffing firm Modis, in an interview.Indeed, much of what follows should sound familiar. This could be a good thing. Earth-shattering predictions have a knack for missing the mark. (Apocalypse 2012, anyone?) So the job-market calls...
  • Hacker Network Anonymous Issues Call To Arms (Revolution Calling)

    01/05/2014 8:27:51 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 128 replies
    As more and more human rights of U.S. citizens are violated in the name of safety and security, the group Anonymous stands to fight at the side of Americans. Over the holiday weekend, they have even gone as far to announce a call to arms. The fact that many people are still unaware of the “hacker” group Anonymous is sign of censorship by today’s mainstream media. There is a clear need for groups such as Anonymous as the fact of this direct censorships shows just how clouded the media’s freedom of speech has become. anon5 (See also: Obama Secretly Signs...
  • Pennsylvania woman tried to frame hubby with child porn

    12/23/2013 11:42:56 AM PST · by seacapn · 108 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23, 2013 | Associated Press
    <p>State police have charged a western Pennsylvania woman with putting child pornography on a computer in an unsuccessful effort to frame her estranged husband.</p> <p>Online court records don't list an attorney for 42-year-old Meri Jane Woods, of Cherry Hill Township, who also doesn't have a listed phone.</p>
  • Adobe Releases Photoshop CS2 Free

    12/20/2013 4:59:16 PM PST · by Jed Eckert · 118 replies
    Techspot ^ | January 10, 2013 | Techspot
    Adobe has released this legacy version of the ever popular Photoshop as freeware. Download and enjoy. Windows Serial number: 1045-1412-5685-1654-6343-1431 Mac OS X Serial number: 1045-0410-5403-3188-5429-0639The Power to Create the Extraordinary Adobe Bridge— The next-generation File Browser for Photoshop CS2.Vanishing Point— Groundbreaking ability to clone, paint and transform in the perspective of your images.Image Warp— Warp any object, with customizable presets and adjustable control points.Noise Reduction— Advanced correction of noise created in high-ISO shooting, plus JPEG artifact reduction.32-bit HDR— Create and edit 32-bit, High Dynamic Range images, for the widest range and richest detail.Spot Healing Brush— Fast, efficient one-click retouching...