Secret Box of the Talambur

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chicksdaddy writes “Twitter closed an ugly cross site scripting hole in its Web page Tuesday morning, but not until a fast moving attack, including at least two Twitter worms, compromised hundreds of thousands of user accounts. At its height, the attacks were hitting 100 Twitter users each second, putting estimates of the total number of victims at around 500,000 according to researchers at Kaspersky Lab.”

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  • rtfa-troll writes “Beef Taco is a Firefox extension that allows a mass opt-out from tracking and targeted advertising by many ad networks. The Register reports that the original system, TACO, has become proprietary, and has added new ‘features’ best described as bloatware. I guess this should serve as a warning for users to always prefer software under a copyleft license where possible. If Google had chosen a license with better protection, such as (more…)

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  • The Bad Astronomer writes “AT WWDC, Steve Jobs claimed that the iPhone 4′s display has about the same resolution as the human eye — held at one foot away, the iPhone 4′s pixels are too small to see. After reading an earlier Slashdot post about an expert disputing Jobs’ claim, I decided to run the numbers myself. I found that Jobs is correct for people with normal vision, and the expert was using numbers for theoretically perfect vision. So to (more…)

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  • Fulham set to travel after fears

    Fulham’s preparations for the Europa League final are back on schedule after airspace reopens following disruption caused by the volcanic ash cloud.

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  • Boa Morte returns after lay-off

    West Ham winger Luis Boa Morte returns to action in a reserve game against Wolves after being sidelined for eight months with a knee injury.

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  • Chinese Pry Server Switch Down After DNS Poser

    itwbennett writes “After a networking literal primary reported on Wednesday concluding week caused computers in Chile and the US to stop by guardianship the subdue of a pattern that censors the Internet in China, the Ferret DNS server associated with the networking problems has been apart from the Internet,’ writes Robert McMillan. The server’s superintendent, Netnod, has Silent way announcements’ made by means of the server, according to callers (more…)

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  • GB men’s curlers out after defeat

    Great Britain’s hopes of a medal in the men’s curling end with a 7-6 play-off defeat by Sweden.

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  • After Knowledge Java Syntax, What Next?

    Niris writes “I’m currently winsome a movement called Advanced Java Programming, which is using the textbook earmark Unconstrained Java, 4th number, alongside Walter Savitch. As I job at cimmerian dark as a custody wardress in the medial of nowhere, I’ve had sufficient pro tem to comprehend as a consequence the unrestricted orbit ingredient of the libretto, ice conclude all eleven chapter quizzes, and do all of the assignments within a month, so all (more…)

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  • Wincanton abandoned after freeze

    The high-profile meeting at Wincanton on Saturday is abandoned because of a frozen track.

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  • Riesch wins gold after Vonn crash

    Germany’s Maria Riesch wins the super-combined after Lindsay Vonn suffers a heart-breaking fall in the slalom.

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