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Sometimes it doesn't matter how robust your security is or how diligently you maintain patches to your system as a single human can always be your weakest point in the operation. Tumblr learned this the hard way after a single mistyped letter exposed their database and API keys. The information comes via Reddit where a user discovered the exposure. The error happened when a coder accidently typed i?
For anyone terrified that radiation from Japan is coming to cause devastation in America, something the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has already called " very unlikely ," keep an eye on this real-time radiation detector courtesy of EnviroReporter.com . According to EnviroReporter, the detector is located in the organization's Santa Monica office (that's right next to the beach, for out-of-towners) "approximately one meter off the ground in a wood-floored structure with built over crawlspace with soil foundation." What the detection unit is measuring is the Counts Per Minute of iodizing radiation, which EnviroReporter says is between 40 and 46 CPM for their site. Some sites have higher normal background CPM, while others are much lower. And when you're on a plane , the CPM level can climb up to 200 for hours at a time.
Photos: Jack Zylkin OLD MEETS NEW: Three portable typewriters, a Royal [top], a Smith-Corona [middle], and an Underwood [bottom], come out of retirement to serve as keyboards for, respectively, a Dell all-in-one computer, an iMac, and an iPad. In the 1940s, my mother tapped out her college term papers on what was then a snazzy new Royal typewriter.
In response to the earthquake and tsunami tragedy in Japan, designers have responded in the best way that they know. Creating these pieces below with the sale proceeds going to support the people of Japan in their time of need. Sidenote: – If you know of any more posters let me know on twitter @mightandwonder and I will add them here. Click on the pieces below to be directed to place of purchase. 1. Help Japan poster by Signalnoise
Google doesn't exactly have a strong history when it comes to social platforms. Google Wave was creative and unique but it never caught on with the masses and Google Buzz failed to take any marketshare from Twitter and is now all but dead. There is a new rumor out today that Google is going to unveil another attempt at a social platform. According to RWW.com , Google is expected to unveil Circles, possibly as soon as today, at the South by Southwest Interactive. RWW states: If what we've heard is correct, the service will offer photo, video and status message sharing.
Apple's original iPad has taken off to levels none of us anticipated when it was launched one year ago. Though it has very recently gotten some competition in the tablet space, the iPad still dominates the market and mindshare of new tablet buyers. After having sold 15 million units in nine months last year, Apple has now refined its design with the introduction of the iPad 2 . What, exactly, is new about the iPad 2 that differentiates it from the previous model? That's what we're here to tell you.
World’s Dumbest Criminal Would Like to Add You As a ‘Friend’ « Above the Law: A Legal Tabloid - News and Colorful Commentary on Law Firms and the Legal Profession<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-61544" src="http://abovethelaw.com/uploads/2011/03/facebookcriminal.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="121" /> The following tale of legal technology took place in our nation’s capital, although it seemed to draw more attention overseas . Last December, as winter’s grip began to take hold over Washington, D.C., Rodney Knight Jr. found himself in serious need of a heavy jacket. So he did what any of us would have done in these circumstances: he broke into someone’s house and took one. Knight kicked down the back door to the home of Marc Fisher, a metro columnist for the Washington Post, where he found his new winter jacket. In addition, being in a proactive mood, Knight decided to swipe two laptops and a bunch of cash.
<img src="http://abovethelaw.com/uploads/2011/03/small-firms-big-lawyers-jay-shepherd1.jpg" alt="" width="255" height="171" class="alignright size-full wp-image-62172" /> Ed. note : This is the latest installment of Small Firms, Big Lawyers , one of Above the Law’s new columns for small-firm lawyers. Most small law firms are staying away from social media when it comes to marketing, according to a new report from Chicago-based Total Attorneys .
Once upon a time, when Apple was mainly a computer manufacturer, people used to liken it to BMW. That was because it made expensive, nicely designed products for a niche market made up of affluent, design-conscious customers who also served as enthusiastic – nay fanatical – evangelists for the brand. It was seen as innovative and quirky but not part of the industry's mainstream, which was dominated by Microsoft and the companies making the PCs that ran Windows software.
Now this is the sort of activity you'd expect from a true search giant. Instead of sitting on its hands during the tsunami that has stricken Japan today, Google has put together a Person Finder tool where people worried about the plight of their loved ones can look them up by name. There are only a few thousand records up on the site at the moment, but it should still be a useful repository for missing person data, particularly since mobile networks were taken down by the tsunami's damage earlier this morning.
If you've ever left your iPhone at home and needed to check for missed calls, or you couldn't find it and wanted to make an alarm go off with minimal effort, you could do both of those things easily if remote access were possible. Well, if you have a jailbroken iOS device it is by installing Veency, the iOS VNC server. Veency is a free VNC server and the video above will show you how to find it in Cydia, install it, and then configure it in your iOS settings.
What do we want? When do we want it... Porn stars are set to rally against the proposed .xxx top-level domain name outside the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) public meeting in San Francisco next week. The Free Speech Coalition (FSC), a porn trade group, has called a press conference and rally outside the Westin St Francis Hotel in Union Square at 12.30pm, 17 March.
Here is a sudden turn of events: porn stars are siding with those who are against the addition of the proposed .xxx top-level domain. In an effort to show their stance, the stars will be rallying outside of a public meeting next week in San Francisco by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The organization behind the rally is the Free Speech Coalition, a pornography trade group who has "called a press conference and rally outside the Westin St Francis Hotel in Union Square at 12.30pm, 17 March," according to The Register .
It has been known that I tend to do some cross-platform development, including for software that can be used by people unfortunate enough to have to use Microsoft Windows. However, I thought it particularly relevant to talk about how we do this, as it offers a much clearer vision of how to maintain freedom in the production of free software even when doing so for otherwise captive users. For me the most logical approach has been to make use of MinGW (Minimalist GNU for Windows), which is a set of GNU tool chains, GCC compilers, and tools that have already been adapted for compiling applications for Microsoft Windows. However I do not use these on Microsoft Windows itself, as I do not run proprietary systems to develop or build applications, or even have proprietary operating systems on my machines. Instead I use it on Debian hosted systems as a cross-compiler environment.
Nearly three decades into his quest to rid the world of proprietary software, Richard Stallman sees a new threat to user freedom: smartphones . "I don't have a cell phone. I won't carry a cell phone," says Stallman, founder of the free software movement and creator of the GNU operating system. "It's Stalin's dream.