Claims are circulating on the Internet that the Coast Guard fears the Deepwater Horizon well has sprung two extra leaks, raising fears that all control over the release of oil at the site will be lost. The oil field, one of the largest ever discovered, could release 50,000 barrels a day into the ocean, with implications for marine life around the globe that are difficult to comprehend. So, considering that losing our oceanic life, with subsequent unraveling of our land-based ecosystems, is a far more possible apocalyptic scenario than a killer asteroid — what do we do about it?
Get exclusive picture of the oil field now guessed at the size of the florida state here
I just stumbled on this on youtube and was shocked to see this host try to force kisses from childrens, even if its a montage of the worst moments, such behaviour is clearly innapropriate. Nothing goes by the all seeing eye of youtube it seems not even show host Fergie Olver…
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We’ve all seen the studies trumpeting massive losses to the US economy from piracy. One famous figure, used literally for decades by rightsholders and the government, said that 750,000 jobs and up to $250 billion a year could be lost in the US economy thanks to IP infringement. A couple years ago, we thoroughly debunked that figure. For years, Business Software Alliance reports on software piracy assumed that each illicit copy was a lost sale. And the MPAA’s own commissioned study on movie piracy turned out to overstate collegiate downloading by a factor of three.
Can we trust any of these claims about piracy?
Read the shocking truth at Ars technica
An MIT Linux kernel programmer explains how to turn any NULL pointer into a root exploit on Linux. But there is also a part one to this article which state : “If you’ve ever programmed in C, you’ve probably run into a
NULL pointer dereference at some point. But almost certainly, all it did was crash your program with the dreaded “Segmentation Fault”. Annoying, and often painful to debug, but nothing more than a crash. So how is it that this simple programming error becomes so dangerous when it happens in the kernel? Inspired by all the fuss, this post will explore a little bit of how memory works behind the scenes on your computer. By the end of today’s installment, we’ll understand how to write a C program that reads and writes to a
NULL pointer without crashing. In a future post, I’ll take it a step further and go all the way to showing how an attacker would exploit a
NULL pointer dereference in the kernel to take control of a machine!”
This is very informative for people that would takle C or C++ development on the linux platform !
“HTML5 has the potential to capture the online video market from Flash by providing an open standard for web video — but only if everyone can agree on a codec. So far Adobe and Microsoft support H.264 because of the video quality, while Mozilla has been backing Ogg Theora because it’s open source. Now it looks like Google might be able to end the squabble by making the VP8 codec it bought from On2 Technologies open source and giving everyone what they want: high-quality encoding that also happens to be open. Sure, Chrome and Firefox will support it. But can Google get Safari and IE on board?”