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by Revcb 07:18PM Monday Apr 02 2012

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pende_tim
Premium
join:2004-01-04
Andover, NJ
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Comcast

White House calls for new law targeting 'offshore' Web sites

He is not even waiting till after the election when he will have nothing to fear to try and jam these down our throats.

If you may recall he said on an open mic:
"This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility" to Dmitry Medvedev a few weeks ago.

Looks like he is so confident in re-election that he does not even care about what the people said a few months ago about SOPA etc.
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The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

anon6

@comcast.net

New law to target offshore infringement

They are determined to make the internet useless aren't they?

battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000

Mac Flashback trojan

The excuses put fourth by the church of jobs will be entertaining. I am a little surprised one of his followers has not appeared hear to preach the word of brother jobs and refute the claims of the these heathens who speak of such trojans.
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I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.

KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

Re: Mac Flashback trojan

They'll blame it on Java
Anzio

join:2008-11-22
Innisfil, ON
Well, technically speaking, Java is at fault.

The OS doesn't even come with Java installed by default anymore, does it?

battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000

Re: Mac Flashback trojan

FTA:

"Although Oracle released a fix for the security threat in February, a patch has yet to be released for OS X users. That's because Apple distributes Java updates itself and the company has yet to make one for the specific flaw, or indicate when it plans to do so"

So no, it's Apples fault.
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I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.
openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2

Re: Mac Flashback trojan

Also FTA.

"Although Apple stopped bundling Java by default in OS X 10.7 (Lion), it offers instructions for downloading and installing the Oracle-developed software framework when users access webpages that use it."

Apple deprecated Java going forward, but in theory still support Java for OS X 10.5 and 10.6.
Expand your moderator at work

skeechan
Ai Otsukaholic
Premium
join:2012-01-26
AA169|170
kudos:2

Apple and Java

Apple has stopped distributing Java by default and needs to stop offering it outright just as they have done for Flash. If Oracle wants Java on OS X, they can develop and deploy it themselves as Adobe has ended up doing with Flash.
Rekrul

join:2007-04-21
Milford, CT
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse

Hackers can steal credit card data from used Xbox 360s

Of course they can.

1. Microsoft's operating systems eat memory like a starving man at a buffet. When they run out of real memory, they start using the hard drive. It's pretty much inevitable that personal information will be written to the drive, even if the OS never does it intentionally.

2. Any "wipe" or "format" option offered by the console almost certainly does a 'quick' format that just wipes the directory rather than zero-filling the drive. I doubt that any users are going to sit there and wait for a true format to finish. As an aside here, I really HATE how MS has muddied the waters in regard to "formatting" a drive. The word "format" used to refer to completely erasing a disk by overwriting all the tracks and sectors. Then MS came out with the "quick format" option, which only erases the directory and marks the space as free. Now, probably 99% of the average users think that a quick format completely erases the drive.