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MVC, MVP and MVVM for app development in Android
by Anonymous Coward on 2018-03-23 06:14
1 comment
China DSSC materials suppliers
by hdjksjk99@pipedot.org on 2018-03-20 02:36
Name: Bis(4-bromophenyl)amine
Other name: Bis(p-bromophenyl)amine; N-Phenyl-4,4'-dibromoaniline
N,N-Bis(4-bromophenyl)amine; 4,4’-Dibromodiphenylamine
CAS: 16292-17-4
MF: C12H9Br2N
MW: 327.01
MP: 105-108oC
Appearance: white crystal powder
Purity: 98%min.(HPLC)
Package: 100g, 500g, 1Kg, bulk package

Bis(4-bromophenyl)amine CAS: 16292-17-4 is also named as Bis(p-bromophenyl)amine; N-Phenyl-4,4'-dibromoaniline N,N-Bis(4-bromophenyl)amine, which shows good solubility in most organic solvent. It usually used as intermediate of charge transport materials for Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED).China DSSC materials suppliers
Touch Panel Vacuum Laminating Equipment factory
by hdjksjk99@pipedot.org on 2018-03-20 02:36
Our History
Shenzhen SUNSOM was founded in 2006, 2009 set up a branch office in Hong Kong, in 2015, due to the doubling of business, SUNSOM set up a over 20000 square meters plant in Yiyang, Hunan. SUNOSM was awarded the national hi- tech enterprise in 2013

Our Factory
SUNSOM dedicated industry automation equipment for more than 12 years, we have a professional technical team constantly focus on R & D. Equipment with versatility, accuracy and other characteristics, has won many national technical patents. Our mission is to build the industry's brand, take the forefront of technology, promote reform and innovation.
Our Product
SUNSOM provides LCD full range of equipment, including maintenance and production equipment, also providing industry non-standard custom equipment.
Product Application
LCD screen assembly and maintenance equipment, capacitive touch screen maintenance and production equipment, other non-standard custom equipment
Our Certificate
SUNSOM won the national high-tech enterprises in 2013, moreover SUNSOM won the most influential and the most outstanding contribution in LCD industry in 2015, at the same year, SUNSOM successfully listed in Qianhai, Shenzhen.
Production Equipment
SUNSOM has maintenance machines which are lathes, grinders and milling machine. In case of any accidental timely modification of machine parts.
Production Market
We have clients worldwide, including Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, and Middle East and so on.
Our service
We provide detailed product information and working video, complete technical training, on-site service and so on. Touch Panel Vacuum Laminating Equipment factory
Mechanical Parking Equipment cost
by hdjksjk99@pipedot.org on 2018-03-20 02:36
Company profile
Qingdao Maoyuan Metal Group Co., ltd was founded in 1997, located in Qingdao City east coast of China. The registered capital of Group is 53 million RMB and total assets 2.5 billion RMB. we have two Industrial parks which covering an area of more than 0.4 k.2013 the full automatic manufacture lines have put into use,that made production manufacture capability reach 100,000 parking space/year, we become the lead brand in parking industry.
With more than 10 years development, now we have 4 core enterprises and 1 abroad branch company: Qingdao Maoyuan Parking Equipment Manufacture Co., Ltd., Qingdao Jinmaoyuan Steel Structure Engineering Co., Ltd., Qingdao Jinmaoyuan Heating and Ventilating Equipment Co., Ltd, Qingdao Maoyuan New Energy Co., Ltd., and Pakistan Maoyuan HK Co., Ltd..
Our target is to establish international brand, attach importance to management quality and reputation. With excellent management team, advanced equipment and technology, high class standard, strict management and perfect after sales service, we have won the trust of customers and have spread our market to all over the world and won reputation from customers abroad.

Over the years, the company obtains the honors as below:
ISO9001:2008 International Quality Management System Certification
GB/T28001-2001 the Health and Safe Management System CertificatION
ISO14001:2004 Environment Management System Certification
SGS Certification: Qualified Supplier Certification
Regarded as the Technology Center of Industry of Qingdao by Qingdao municipal government
High and New Technology Enterprise in Qingdao City
Private enterprise of science and technology in Qingdao City
AAA grade credit enterprise by Agricultural Bank of China Qingdao Branch.
Top one hundred private enterprise in Shandong province
“Glorious Star” enterprise in Shandong province
"Honor the Contract, Keep the Promise" enterprise in Shandong province
National "Honest and Law-abiding Enterprise"
National standard drafting unit of “The Production of Lift and Sliding Parking Equipment”
National standard drafting company of “The Installation and Maintenance of Parking Equipment”

Mechanical Parking Equipment cost
tub door price
by hdjksjk99@pipedot.org on 2018-03-20 02:36
Anji Jiazhou Hardware factory. with registered capital of RMB 100 thousand, we are professionally engaged in chair structure design and manufacture. We have exported to more than 10 countries.
Our strength & brief as below:
1. Founded in 2009, with 12, 000 SQM production area.
2. Products Scope:
office chair.
dining chair
PP chair
wooden chair
3. professional furniture factory with 10 engineers and 150 staff in total.
4. Service cover design, manufacture
5. Got BSCI.
6. Exported to more than 10 countries, with more than 20, 000 chairs per month.tub door price
corner sectional with adjustable headrests factory
by hdjksjk99@pipedot.org on 2018-03-20 02:36
1.Company Profile:
FUDAN-NISI, one of leaders in the global furniture industry. Our professional team, led by our founder Mr.Jack Chan since 1998, is always specializing in living room sofa. We put the deep understanding of home and living room culture together into our product to provide families all around the world: most of city in China, countries in Europe, North America, Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Australia, etc.
LocationFoshan, China
Domestic MarketMore than 100 furniture store in China
Export Market70 containers per month are exported around the worldcorner sectional with adjustable headrests factory
wholesale outdoor power supply
by hdjksjk99@pipedot.org on 2018-03-20 02:35
Quanzhou Smarts Electronic & Technology Co.,Ltd (SMARTS INDUSTRIAL (HOLDING) CO LTD) was founded in 1998. The company is located in a developed economy, abundant resources, beautiful scenery of Quanzhou city Licheng district town pontoon, the company has an area of 2000 square meters, production workshop, warehouse, office, living facilities complete with. With the development of society, human increasing awareness of "green energy, environmental protection, save energy" becomes the concerned topic.
" to develop, be innovative, green be imperative, " Smarts people followed the pace of human development, focus on the " green, save envergy, environmetal protection ", committed to the new energy, the development of LED energy-saving lamps power supplies products. Our existing LED drivers production line 6, production staff of 300 people, R & D personnel to reach 10 people. Smarts electronic technology becomes the multitudinous international brand processing factories and power supply design manufacturerwholesale outdoor power supply
by hdjksjk99@pipedot.org on 2018-03-20 02:35
Our Escalator Bulkhead advertising LED Light boxes feature a back-lit fabric that tucks into the edges of the frame for a tight and clean look.
The aluminum casing is heavy duty and is equipped for wall mount display.
The Fab boxes are available in 3 different sizes.

Easy Assembly
Our Light Box assembly is quick and easy. The corners are assembled using simple connector brackets and an allen wrench which are included in the packaging. Instructions and support are provided if there are any questions during assembly.

Stylish Appearance
Unlike traditional light boxes, this light box has a streamlined frameless look. The look is achieved by using backlit fabric that is sewn along the edges with a silicone beading. The fabric is stretched taut over the extrusion and the silicon beading is placed into the channel groves along the outer edge of the display.
Even Illumination
One thing you won’t be getting with a Frameless Light Box is uneven illumination. No matter the size, you will have consistent LED lighting from corner to corner. The frame design guarantees that illumination will be dispersed evenly across the fabric graphic. You won’t have to worry about shadowy centers or banding.
Custom Options
Frameless Light Boxes can be custom built in virtually any size under 10 feet. They are the best option large size displays up to 10 feet. Double-sided options are also available. There is one standard finish, silver, and custom powder coat options are available to match any color.

Frameless light boxes are flat-packed for easy and economical shipping. The LED lights in a frameless light box use 80% less power than conventional lighting, all without compromising light quality. To reuse the light box just replace the current graphic.

Visual Impact
The graphics printed for the frameless light box provide a rich, vibrant color quality that is second to none. Printed on a premium Backlit Fabric media with enhanced image resolution technology ensures true color and density for a quality that is unmatched in backlit fabric signage.SMART METRO SOLUTION manufacturers
Customized Relay Type
by hdjksjk99@pipedot.org on 2018-03-20 02:35
The high accuracy full automatic AC regulated power supply is composed of servo motor, control circuit, self-coupling voltage regulator (or plus compensated transformer). It has the advantages of small volume, light weight, high efficiency, wide voltage stabilizing range and on waveform distortion etc. All products are provided with overvoltage (undervoltage) protection, delay (selection) protection, error protection and voltage two-way indication, which make the products’ function more perfect, safe and reliable. It is widely used in the fields of household electricity, industrial and agricultural production, scientific research and health care. It is a kind of regulated power supply with highest cost performance now.

Scope of application
It is suitable in computer network project, household appliances, armarium, research institutes, measurement, test equipment, factory test board and so on.
ProductRequirements500VA 1000VA 1500VA 2000VA 3000VA 5000VA 8000VA 10000VA
Power (VA)
InputPhase Single phase
Voltage (1) AC 160V-260V
Voltage (2) AC 100V-260V
Voltage (3) AC 140V-260V
Frequency 50Hz/60Hz
OutputVoltage AC220V/110V
Precision ±10%
Capacity 500VA 1000VA 1500VA 2000VA 3000VA 5000VA 8000VA 10000VA
Frequency (Inverter Mode) 50Hz/60Hz
Power factor 100%when input voltage 220V80%when input voltage 190V
FunctionControl type Relay type
Over/Low Volt protection yes
Delaying Yes/3S/180S
Temperature protection temperature protection option
Short Circuit & Over Load Fuse protection MCB
Core componentsTransformer type EI Transformer / Toroidal Transformer
Efficiency AC-AC 0.96
Color Customized Design
AcousticNoise level ≤50dB
EnvironmentTemperature -5-60 DegreeC
Humidity 20% to 90%

Customized Relay Type
steel workshop suppliers
by hdjksjk99@pipedot.org on 2018-03-20 02:35
China Starwin Briefing
China Starwin is the leading antenna manufacturer and sepciallized in phased array antenna and Ka band satellite antenna, always provide cost &high effective solutions for Chinese and global satellite communication customers. China Starwin devote to the innovative engineering solutions by supplying next generation antennas:
1 uSat flat terminal
2 Ka band VSAT antenna
3 Portable flat antenna
4 Mobile satellite TV antenna
5 On The Move antenna
and conventional antennas:
1 Earth station antenna
2 TV receive antenna
3 Flyaway antenna
4 Drive away antenna
5 Maritime antenna
Thanks for 3S -Superiority Quality, Speed response, Tailor made service, China Starwin's products has gained world wide customers' recognition such as Europe(Germany, France, Russia, Greece, France, UK, Israel etc, USA, Mexico, Africa(South Africa, Sudan, Kenya, DRC, Seychelles, Tanzania, Mauritania, Middle East(Iran ,UAE etc) , South America(Brazil, Peru ) Asia(Singapore, Indonesia, Phillippine, Pakistan) etc. And China Starwin will continue to devote to world Satellite communication industry, and let the whole world fall in love with the antennas made by China Starwin.steel workshop suppliers
house wiring price
by hdjksjk99@pipedot.org on 2018-03-20 02:35
Our History
Guangdong Cable Factory CO. LTD was establish in 1968, The factory has more than 50 years experience in producing different kinds of cables. which is located in Foshan Guangdong Province, under our group, there are two branch factory that name Guangdong cable business group co., ltd. and Gunagdong cable business group(dali) co,. ltd. Our factory cover 300,000 square meters area. We specialize produce wire cable goods. Our factory is one of the largest wire cable factory in south of China, the machine equipment can produce 50 billion per year.

Our Factory
Guangdong Cable Factory CO. LTD. is located in the China Guangdong province Foshan city. As a global supplier electric cable wire, copper cable and different kinds of wire cable, Guangdong Cable Factory CO. LTD. is to create added value for customers around the world.

Our Product
Guangdong Cable Factory CO. LTD. Products includes the following:
1, Electric cable wire
2, Power cable
3, Copper cable
4, Control cable
We supply wire cable products all over the globe to a wide range of companies worldwide, ranging from large multinational organizations to small individual companies.

Product Application
All of our wire cable are using high quality copper and control the quality very well, our factory will guarantee the quality of the product.

Our Certificate
We always feel that all success of our company is directly related to the quality of the products we offer. They meet the highest quality requirements as stipulated in IEC, ISO9001, CCC guidelines and our stringent quality control system.

Our equipment
Guangdong Cable Wire for Industry use are widely used in the following industry, such as Housing Used, Construction, Industrial, Railway, Underground, Overhead, Power station

Our service and our team
Our wire cable are very good sale and have high reputation in China market and all over the world. All of our wire cable are using high quality copper and control the
quality very well, our factory will guarantee the quality of the product.
Quality guarantee:
1,100% select high quality materials.
2,100% guaretee the quality, according customer’s requirements to produce the goods.
3,100% Sufficient length and weight to delivery the goods.
house wiring price
Nembutal,Seconal ,Oxycotin,xanax,Hydrocodone & Percocet
by scottmogan12@pipedot.org on 2018-03-16 00:43
Nembutal,Seconal ,Oxycotin,xanax,Hydrocodone & Percocet Online without prescription(scottmgan12@gmail.com ), Text/Call (214) 814-0336 Drop off available..
below are some of our pain killers and we have a lot more in stock;
=Actavis promethazine codeine purple color,flavor sweet, the original Great Taste,(Grape)16oz and 32oz avaliable
*OXYCONTIN10mg/20mg/40mg and 80mg
****Roxycodone) 15/30mg
*Xanax 2 mg (Pfizer LongBars),1 mg (blue Ksalol),
1 mg Upjohn footbals,Xanax SR 2 mg (brand Upjohn)
* AMBIEN (Zolpidem, Stilnox) 10 mg
* Clonazepam 2 mg (Rivotril)
* Valium(diazepam) 5/10mg
* 30mg IR adderall,20mg IR adderall
* 30 mg IR ritalin,20 mg IR ritalin
* Lorazepam 2.5 mg (Ativan)
* Demerol 50mg/ml 30ml ampul
* dilaudid 2mg,DILAUDID 4mg,DILAUDID 8mg
* hydrocodone 10mg/500mg,7.5/325
Percocet 5/325, 7.5/325, 10/325
* Nembutal pills,sodium and powder
* Phentermine 37.5 mg
Shipping is discreet
packaging is magic vacuum safe
24hours online support
Email me at :
Or fell free to text me :
(214) 814-0336
for more details and prices.
Facebook bans far right group but not halal group
by Anonymous Coward on 2018-03-15 07:06
In a completely expected move Facebook banned a far right group in the UK on the grounds of inciting racism. This comes after Facebook refused to act when the head of the Australian halal association posted on Facebook telling Australian men to kill themselves. To date Facebook has failed to act against the muslim bigots. Is Facebook policy fair? Is it equal? Why did Facebook kick out the UK far right group but not the halal group inciting people to end their life?
Sierra Leone Becomes First Country With Blockchain-Powered Elections
by Anonymous Coward on 2018-03-15 02:03
1 comment
"The blockchain method primarily used by those engaging in cryptocurrency transactions is a decentralized mechanism where all the information is stored in blocks, can be viewed and altered by registered users. In the case of Sierra Leone elections, allows the votes to be seen by voters who are registered within the system, in the public ledgers, but only allowed authorized persons to make any changes, this, in turn, prevents the chances of fraud since the voting information is available to all the blockchain users."

URL: https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Sierra-Leone-Announces-Run-Off-Elections-Becomes-First-Country-With-Blockchain-Powered-Elections-20180314-0013.html

I would personally like it if they would explain the mechanics of their so-called "blockchain" to us mortals.

As I understand a blockchain, it is an extensible data structure that (when used in a bitcoin context) incorporates sequentially applied, recursively structured self-referential checksum mechanisms to counter efforts at tampering with the contents of the blocks; usually, via recursive encryption.

Install Microsoft print to PDF driver missing in windows 10
by abhayszambare@pipedot.org on 2018-03-09 03:13
1 comment
Quick fix Microsoft print to PDF driver missing in windows 10. Enable Microsoft print to PDF option using these following steps. See how
Stick Barrier Gate manufacturer
by Anonymous Coward on 2018-03-06 08:23
IC card access control dual core stick barrier gate
Model No: SZAT-Z02A
Technical parameters:
Material:304 drawing stainless steel
Cover thickness:1.5mm
Cabinet thickness:1.2mm
External Dimension1200*200*980mm
Standard stick length300mm
Channel width600mm
Our advantages:
More than ten years professional experiences with own independent intellectual property rights on the core technology,mature design and strong R&D and manufacture ability.
Complete supply chain from R&D,machine tooling,assembly to pre-sale consulting,and sales as well as after-sales services,OEM & ODM is available
Strict 3-steps quality control system and pass the ISO9001 standards system and get CE ROHS FCC approval.
Offering the extended warranty service and an emergency production tunnel for urgent goods or samples.
Maintenance of the machine core:
the core is the heart of the machine. It must be maintained well, and it is recommended to maintain it once a month.
Cut off the power supply, open the machine cover of the pedestrian channel gate, clean the surface dust, clean the transmission part first, then add butter, wing gate, swing gate, fast door, and shift the gear and groove of the gate, and properly spread some butter.
Check whether the fasteners and connecting rods are loose and tighten them.
Pay attention to the limit switch of the three - roll brake and the limit plate not to adjust casually, so as to prevent the adjustment too far or too close to make a mistake.
Check the wear parts, positioning arm and the positioning plate three roller gate has more than 3mm gap timely replacement of normal clearance (1-1.5mm), add butter at the core of the electromagnetic valve, the electromagnetic valve is on the left and right movement to reduce resistance, lubrication, do not add too much, to moderate.Stick Barrier Gate manufacturer
buy Dried Ginger
by Anonymous Coward on 2018-03-06 08:22
Jinxiang Victorious Fruit and Vegetable Trade CO.,LTD., founded in 2010, is a world-wide fruits and vegetables supplier in China. After 7 years'growth, we have set up a perfect management system of production and exporting and become a leading company in manufacture and export of garlic, onion, fruits, vegetables and dehydrated garlic and so on. Our company is located at Jinxiang county which is well-known worldwide as the hometown of garlic; it is also very convenient to go to Qingdao port and Lianyungang port from the county. Our company is a comprehensive import and export agriculture processing enterprise. Different from other trading companies, we directly produce goods for exportation, so we are familiar with details of production and exportation, and we can make some adjustments quickly according to our customers'requests.
Our company covers an area of 20,000 square meters and has six large-size thermostatic cold storage ware-houses with a capacity of 5000t for freezing and keeping products. We have built one-thermostatic processing warehouse to meet the quality requirement of raw materials for production and processing.
Our company values the quality of products most, which is reflected in the way we do business. This is how we have developed good relations with lots of customers abroad and why our products are popular in Japan, Germany, Holland, Canada, Mauritius, Egypt, Algerians, Korea, UK, Africa and others 150 countries. Always acting legally and honestly, our company has been recognized by our customers both at home and abroad.
We have a complementary fruits and vegetables portfolio that enables us to provide more choices for our customers, and drives lower costs, productivity enhancements and new capabilities.
Fuelled by the desire for sustainable development and innovation, we are confident that our company will become stronger and stronger, and our products will become more and more popular across the world.
We welcome friends all over the world to come to visit and cooperate with us!

TEL: 0086-5372276969
FAX: 0086-5372276969
MOBILE PHONE: 008613053792011
WECHAT/WHATSAPP: 008613053792011
Floor Display suppliers
by Anonymous Coward on 2018-03-06 08:22
Only 4C color for logo to save cost, honey comb cardboard material, very thick and strong to hold energy drink bottles onto the stand.
Full display can be customized whether for designs or products onto the stands.
All you need to do is advise the size of your bottle and weight, how many bottles should be displays on this stand, then, we can provide 3D designs according to your requirement, send to you for approval as well.
Contact us now for more details and custom your own folding display stand.

There are 4 advantages that folding display stand have:
A. Unique Design of POP displays
B. Metal bars under each shelf to ensure it can load 20KG+ per shelf.
C. Free sample available
D. Short lead time

Details of folding display stand are:

Item No.FSDU-1033
Dimensions450*280*1500mm(can be customized)
Material350G CCNB + BE flute
Printing4C CMYK offset printing for header
Surface treatmentHigh glossy lamination
AccessoriesMetal hooks
PackageFlat pack, 1 display per shipper carton
Sample chargeNo
Sample time1-2 working days
Production lead time10-12 days

Q: How do I know my folding display stand will arrive safely to my customers?
A: WOW Display manages the flow of materials from concept through delivery. We are strict performer of quality control in accordance with IS09001:2008 Certificate. Our QC department will take the inspection before shipment, the QC report with results and relevant pictures will be sent to you. We have a long-term partnerships to delivery to goods to all over the world that we can proof our goods is safely and speedy arrive customer request space.

Q: Working Days/Hours?
A: Contact us anytime. 24/7, 365 Days A Year.

Q: What is your minimum order quantity?
A: NO minimum order quantity(MOQ) required, sample available(one piece is acceptable). However, please be aware that the price for a single display is often more than you might expect because we have to include setup charges whether we run one or thousands.

Q: What if the design I want is not available?
A: Let us know. If you have a specific request please contact us with your feedback. We would love to hear from you.
Floor Display suppliers
China TC Seals suppliers
by Anonymous Coward on 2018-03-06 08:21
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Mobile phone teeth damage on the rise
by Anonymous Coward on 2018-02-18 21:52
Yes, you heard that right. Turns out that one in five Australians have dropped a mobile phone on their own face causing injuries such split lips and cracked teeth. Just when you thought Australia could not get more dangerous.
Bruce Perens wants to anti-SLAPP Grsecurity's Brad Spengler with $670,000 in legal bills
by Anonymous Coward on 2018-02-09 13:50

Having defeated a defamation claim for speculating that using Grsecurity's Linux kernel hardening code may expose you to legal risk under the terms of the GPLv2 license, Bruce Perens is back in court.

This time, he's demanding Bradley Spengler – who runs Open Source Security Inc and develops Grsecurity – foots his hefty legal bills, after Spengler failed to successfully sue Perens for libel.

Perens, a noted figure in the open source community, and his legal team from O’Melveny & Myers LLP – as they previously told The Register – want to be awarded attorneys' fees under California's anti-SLAPP statute, a law designed to deter litigation that aims to suppress lawful speech.

That deterrence takes the form of presenting unsuccessful litigants with the bill for the cost of defending against meritless claims.

"Plaintiffs Open Source Security, Inc. and Bradley Spengler sued Defendant Bruce Perens to bully him from expressing his opinions that Plaintiffs’ business practices violate Open Source licensing conditions and to discourage others from expressing the same opinions," Perens' latest filing, submitted to a US district court in San Francisco today, declared.

"Rather than allowing the public to judge Plaintiffs’ contrary opinions through public debate, Plaintiffs tried to 'win' the argument on this unsettled legal issue by suing him."
Significant dollar value

Perens is asking for $667,665.25 in fees, which covers 833.9 hours expended on the litigation by numerous attorneys and a $188,687.75 success fee agreed upon to allow Perens to retain representation he might not otherwise have been able to afford.

Court documents indicate the hourly billing rate of those involved in Perens's defense ranged from $125 to $975.

If the award is granted by San Francisco magistrate judge Laurel Beeler, it could be ruinous for Spengler and his company. According to GovTribe, a site that tracks government contractors, Open Source Security has annual revenue of $350,000 and a single employee.

Spengler may also be personally liable for costs, if approved by the court, because both he and his company are listed as plaintiffs in the case.

Spengler sought $3m in damages from Perens. He is appealing Judge Beeler's decision to dismiss his claim, but the fee award does not have to wait for a decision by the appeals court.

At least one member of the Linux community predicted Spengler's lawsuit would not go well.

In a LWN.net post arising from The Register's initial coverage of the case last August, an individual posting under the name "rahvin" wrote, "Grsecurity is going to deeply regret filing this. Bruce has a very high caliber law firm on his side, this type of firm can bill a million dollars in a week. And when you win an anti-SLAPP motion you are practically guaranteed to win legal fees, particularly in California where the suit was filed. I'm not aware of a single anti-SLAPP motion that was won in Cali that didn't result in an award of legal fees."

Judge Beeler in a previous court filing indicated that she believed the anti-SLAPP statute would have to be considered. "[T]he court has difficulty seeing how the present claims can elude California’s anti-SLAPP statute," she said.

In an email to The Register, Rohit Chhabra, Open Source Security's legal counsel, said the hours spent and fees claimed "are ridiculous and outrageous from any reasonable standard. We will be addressing this in detail in our responsive filing and have full confidence that the Court will determine a fair and reasonable award." ®


Bruce Perens Seeks Mandatory Award of Legal Fees For His Defense in Open Source Security, Inc. and Bradley Spengler v. Bruce Perens

In August, Open Source Security, Inc. brought a lawsuit against me in federal court, seeking over $3 million, and later added Bradley Spengler as a plaintiff. Open Source Security and Mr. Spengler sued me because they disagreed with my blog posts and Slashdot comments which expressed my opinions that their policies regarding distribution of their Grsecurity product could violate the GPL and lead to liability for breach of contract and copyright infringement.

This lawsuit should never have been brought. My blog post and Slashdot comments are first amendment speech protected by the California anti-SLAPP law. While Open Source Security and Mr. Spengler were free to disagree with my opinions, they were not free to sue me to try to stop me from expressing them. The anti-SLAPP law requires recovery of attorneys’ fees and costs–precisely to deter actions like this one that chill the exercise of first amendment rights. Fee recovery also encourages private representation in anti-SLAPP cases so that defendants may obtain quality representation without being bankrupted. Thus, the law provides for successful defendants to recover fees and costs from plaintiffs who bring meritless suits.

The court has now ruled in my favor that Open Source Security and Mr. Spengler’s claims are not meritorious. Today, I am asking the court to award my legal fees and costs so far, which will go to O’Melveny, the law firm I retained.

The cost of my defense well exceeded half a Million dollars.

When I got sued, I called upon the best attorney I know in the Open Source world, Heather Meeker, who I have known for 20 years and worked with professionally. Heather is the author of Open (Source) for Business: A Practical Guide to Open Source Software Licensing — Second Edition and three other books. Heather formed a team including Melody Drummond Hansen, a Silicon Valley partner with experience in Open Source and defamation matters, Cara Gagliano, an associate focused on copyright and speech issues, and two bright first-year associates, Marissa Rhoades and Eric Ormsby .

I sought this high-quality team because the stakes were high. Open Source Security and Mr. Spengler sought at least $3 Million and also attacked my professional reputation and integrity. While the fees incurred in this case are significant, they are based on the standard rates charged for attorneys of similar experience and caliber. In my experience, this team is well worth it. Also, the amount of fees reflect Open Source Security’s and Mr. Spengler’s litigation tactics, which unnecessarily increased the time spent defending this case by forcing responses to the many filings and shifting theories they pursued.

Had Open Source Security and Mr. Spengler not filed their suit, they would not be facing this expense at all. For example, had they engaged in the spirit of reasoned debate rather than filing a lawsuit, the fees could have been avoided entirely. And had they not greatly complicated the suit, the fees would be much smaller. Plaintiffs now also are appealing the case, which will further increase my legal costs.

Fee awards under anti-SLAPP are mandatory and they are meant to deter unnecessary suits like this one–to protect everyone’s freedoms to engage in public debate without fear of being sued.

Generally, I would prefer not to talk about a lawsuit in progress. My desire to keep the Open Source community informed is my reason for making this statement. Unfortunately, I will not be able to make any further statements about the case for now.
Australia kicks China out of Solomon cable work over spying concerns
by Anonymous Coward on 2018-01-26 08:12
Australia's spy agencies were so concerned about the security and strategic risks posed by a plan for Chinese firm Huawei to build an internet cable linking the Solomon Islands to Sydney that the Australian government will now build the Solomon undersea cable itself which will cost tens of millions of dollars to be funded through the Australian overseas aid program. The Solomon Islands currently rely on satellites for internet access. Huawei has previously been banned from providing hardware for the Australian National Broadband Network on the advice of the ASIO security agency. The project to connect the Solomon Islands will now also include a new cable connecting Papua New Guinea with Australia. Jonathan Pryke, a Pacific islands expert at the Lowy Institute, applauded Australia's move, saying that it made strategic and security sense while also providing much-needed development.
New Monkey Magic TV show accused of whitewashing
by Anonymous Coward on 2018-01-26 07:09
A recent revival of the much loved 80's show Monkey has been mired with claims of whitewashing. The director of the new show has responded to the whitewashing claims saying that the cast is really diverse, with more than half of them being non-European including people that are Chinese-Thai, South Korean, Maori, and Tongan. Of the four main leads, Luciane Buchanan and Josh Thomson both have Tongan heritage while Hansen is Australian-Thai-Chinese and half of the main characters are now female leads. The New Legends of Monkey is set in a world in which the demons have ruled the realm for centuries and hope is starting to fade of a better time. The New Legends of Monkey airs on ABC ME from Sunday January 28 2018.
Telstra cripples T-Box to drive Australians to Foxtel
by Anonymous Coward on 2018-01-26 04:59
Years ago Telstra caught the rising edge of the TV box wave with it's T-Box to keep customers with Telstra and snag new customers. Now Telstra has decided to kill the smart TV features in its ageing T-Box, leaving long-time customers fuming as they begin the search for a new set-top box to rule the lounge room. The T-Box was launched in 2010 with PVR, streaming movie rentals, and online TV streaming capabilities as an alternative to VCRs which by that time were a dying industry. With traditional TV viewership dropping and the flood of TV boxes now available on the market Telstra's decision to disable all of its streaming video apps and cancel T-Box subscriptions is puzzling in the face of the rise of Netflix.
by venkman@pipedot.org on 2018-01-25 18:39
Is the site dead now? Or just sleeping?
Australian Labor Party Threatens to end TPP
by Anonymous Coward on 2018-01-25 10:18
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With the TPP revived several countries are now deliberating whether or not to accept the controversial trade agreement from which the US pulled out of. The Australian Labor Party has signaled that it will block Australia from adopting the TPP unless it passes interdependent modelling for worthiness. While the Australian Prime Minister believes that the TPP would create thousands of jobs" the opposition is not convinced saying to Treasurer Scott Morrison that he should start acting like a treasurer saying “If it’s a good deal for Australians, let’s see the evidence, and we’ll back it 100 per cent. If it’s a dud deal, then the worst that’s happened is we’ve stopped a dud deal from going through.". Given that before the TPP first fell through the benefits were calculated as being minimal with significant determinable conditions it is unlikely that an independent review of the TPP in its current form will pass.
Australian Privacy Law Mandates Disclosure of Data Breaches
by Anonymous Coward on 2018-01-01 12:02
2017 will be remembered as the year of data breaches. Millions of accounts across the world were exposed, hacked, or just left open for anyone to read. From AWS accounts not being locked, companies being hacked or phished, to plain stupidity, 2017 saw it all. In response to these massive data loss events the Australian Government has changed the Privacy Act making disclosure of data breaches mandatory. Companies like KPMG are reorientating to align with this new law in preparation for the data breaches yet to come in 2018 and beyond. From February 22, 2018, all entities covered by the Australian Privacy Principles will have clear obligations to report eligible data breaches within 30 days. If an eligible data breach is confirmed, entities must provide a statement to each of the individuals whose data was breached or who are at risk, and notify the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).
New Zealanders Create Island to Escape Alcohol Ban
by Anonymous Coward on 2018-01-01 11:54
Facing a ban in the alcohol free zone of the Tairua estuary in the Coromandel New Zealand a group of people built a new island, mounted a table and declared it to be in international waters therefore outside of New Zealand law. The local police were bemused by the effort going with Waikato eastern area commander Inspector John Kelly saying that if he had known about the plan he probably would have joined them.
Australia increases penalties for cyber attacks
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-12-09 14:03
In a widely lauded move the Australian government has introduced new cyber sabotage laws which increases the penalty to 15 years jail. Attorney-General George Brandis said the sabotage changes to the Criminal Code would "transform an outdated wartime law into world-leading provisions crafted to protect Australia's national critical infrastructure in the digital age".
[Compress PDF] How to Reduce PDF Size
by abhayszambare@pipedot.org on 2017-12-04 10:49
Why compress PDF?

The PDF files are used widely, however, sometimes PDF files can be too large and can occupy large storage space on the hard disk. Many times these PDF files cannot be emailed due to its large size so owning to this two reasons it becomes necessary to compress pdf and reduce pdf size so it takes up less storage space.
How to Reduce PDF File Size?

There are two ways to reduce PDF size first method is using a pdf compressor software and another method is compressing pdf online. Generally, PDF compressor softwares are easy to use and assure your important pdf files are secure. In compressing pdf online there may be a risk of leaking the pdf file if it is confidential and very important so it is better to use PDF compressor software since there is no need to upload a pdf file on the server to reduce pdf file size.
How can i Following free software can be used to reduce the PDF size

1. Reduce PDF size using 4dots Free PDF Compressor

4dots Free PDF Compressor is free and very easy to use it has an ability to compress multiple PDF files and shrink PDF file size drastically. It also supports drag and drop.You can select either Add File(s) or Add Folder to select a specific PDF or a folder that contains multiple pdf files.Then click the Compress button at the top of window to reduce pdf size
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PDF Reducer is another free utility that lets you easily reduce the size of PDF files. What this freeware downscales images, recompress images, discards unused objects and so on. All these compression and downscaling process result in the reduction of the pdf file size. The software allows user to choose the image quality extent the images should be downscaled. The text can also be repaired and there is an option to reduce the size of scanned PDF files. In the software, it can be mentioned whether the file is scanned or not. This utility can also be used for batch size reducing of multiple PDF files with same settings in a single go.
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Clandestine Trackers Found In Hundreds of Popular Android Apps
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-11-26 03:36
A new Free and Open-Source project called "Exodus" scans Android apps and already has found many advertising trackers:

"Researchers at Yale Privacy Lab and French nonprofit Exodus Privacy have documented the proliferation of tracking software on smartphones, finding that weather, flashlight, rideshare, and dating apps, among others, are infested with dozens of different types of trackers collecting vast amounts of information to better target advertising.

Exodus security researchers identified 44 trackers in more than 300 apps for Google’s Android smartphone operating system. The apps, collectively, have been downloaded billions of times. Yale Privacy Lab, within the university’s law school, is working to replicate the Exodus findings and has already released reports on 25 of the trackers.

Yale Privacy Lab researchers have only been able to analyze Android apps, but believe many of the trackers also exist on iOS, since companies often distribute for both platforms. To find trackers, the Exodus researchers built a custom auditing platform for Android apps, which searched through the apps for digital “signatures” distilled from known trackers. A signature might be a tell-tale set of keywords or string of bytes found in an app file, or a mathematically-derived “hash” summary of the file itself.

The findings underscore the pervasiveness of tracking despite a permissions system on Android that supposedly puts users in control of their own data. They also highlight how a large and varied set of firms are working to enable tracking."

The statement by Yale Privacy Lab summarizes the situation, and the story has seen coverage by Cory Doctorow and Le Monde. Private search engine Qwant has removed trackers in its app and Protonmail is under fire.
Browser Bitcoin Mining on the Rise
by hyper@pipedot.org on 2017-11-11 04:42
Recently users noticed that when they visited The Pirate Bay their CPU maxed out at 100% which led to the discovery that TPB was using JavaScript to mine bitcoins. This led to some users being very upset with TPB disabling the bitcoin mining. In the wake of this websites looking for alternate revenue streams are using the bitcoin mining JavaScript library to generate funds to supplement or replace traditional advertising banners. Plugin developers have responded by releasing addons for Firefox and Chrome like CoinBlock and making guides on how to block bitcoin mining at the source. The unethical practice of using visitor's CPU cycles to generate bitcoin funds is called "Cryptojacking".
10 Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older Computers In 2017
by princelobga@pipedot.org on 2017-11-09 07:39
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Don’t throw your old computer just yet. Use a lightweight Linux distro and revive that decades-old system. https://itsfoss.com/lightweight-linux-beginners/
9 Lightweight Linux Applications to Speed Up Your System
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-11-07 16:35
One of the many ways to speed up Ubuntu system is to use lightweight alternatives of the popular applications. We have already seen must have Linux application earlier. we’ll see the lightweight alternative applications for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. https://itsfoss.com/lightweight-alternative-applications-ubuntu/
No KDEing! Linux Mint is Killing its KDE Edition
by princelobga@pipedot.org on 2017-11-02 08:05
The KDE version of Linux Mint 18.3 that will be released soon will be the last to feature a KDE Plasma Edition. Which means Linux Mint 19 and above will not have KDE edition. Continue reading (https://itsfoss.com/linux-mint-drops-kde/)
Lightweight Linux Distribution antiX-17 Released!
by princelobga@pipedot.org on 2017-11-01 09:04
One of the best lightweight Linux distributions, antiX has just released its latest version, antiX-17 code-named “Heather Heyer”. Continue on https://itsfoss.com/antix-17-release/
Paparazzo stalking a celebrity reveals airport security flaw
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-10-29 09:41
Jayden Seyfarth, a known celebrity stalker, had admitted to fraudulently gaining entry to Virgin Australia's VIP lounge by printing the boarding passes for Sophie Monk and Stu Laundy. This deception is bad timing for Sydney Airport which is still reeling from the recent air traffic control outage and bomb threat. This incident has given weigh to forcing passengers to provide biometric information such as retina and finger prints as an additional layer of security trending Australia further towards American style invasive airport security theater and delays.
Chocolate shop tracking customers via credit card
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-10-06 15:13
How secure is your credit card information after a transaction? What information is your bank giving retailers? A chocolate shop in Adelaide admitted to spying on customer data using credit card information. The average person believes credit card transactions to be safe and secure with only a minimal amount of information available to the vendor. This is not the case. Banks make a variety of datum available to retailers for every credit card transaction. As this article shows it allows businesses to track where customers live. In this day and age where data is the new gold banks should be protecting our privacy not handing it over to every business we buy from.
Australia plans crowd facial recognition
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-10-05 11:12
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Australia may scan all faces in crowds and collect licence ID information for big events in the wake of the latest mass shooting in Las Vegas. Public debate on the potential for a national facial recognition database for real time identification reminiscent of 1984 has started with morning television hosts weighing in. Police in Queensland already use data from the the public transport smartcard system obtained without a warrant to find witnesses to crimes which allows them to corner people to make a statement.
Apple idiot waits 10 days for the wrong phone
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-09-14 13:29
Just when you thought Apple fanatics could not get any idiotic someone has lowered the bar again. A man designated as "The Apple Idiot" lined up for days outside an Apple store for the wrong phone. The man thought he was lining up for an iPhone X, only to find after days of waiting that the phone he was waiting to buy was the iPhone 8, a phone he doesn't like. A true Apple fanatic, the man complained about the upcoming iPhone X costing between $1579 and $1829 while praising it yet to be confirmed features while confirming that he will line up again when the iPhone X is actually due to be released.
iPhone X boon for airport security
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-09-12 23:35

For the last few years an added stress when flying has been having security rifle through your phone and laptop looking for incriminating information. Being haranged for your social media credentials, your phone password, and email is now a thing of the past. Airport security can unlock your iPhone X by holding it up to your face. This should speed up the security checks at airports considerably. Security already take passenger phones, they just need to hold it up to each person's face to unlock the phone so the data can be extracted. Thanks, Apple.
Best IDE for Java Developers- Java IDE
by dheerajtiwari@pipedot.org on 2017-08-27 07:18
Java is the trend languages of programming and you should know which IDE to use when you are about to start java programming or if you want to change the development environment to make it smoother and easier then you should check these java IDE, this article has some of the finest IDEs to use which is useful for beginners as well as professionals.

Port jacking undermines phone two-factor authentication
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-08-26 10:46
Two-factor authentication is touted as being the best type of security currently available for everyday users as it puts a password or token out of reach of thieves. Until recently, this method of security was annoying but somewhat reliable. Not now. Mobile phone porting is being used to defeat two-factor authentication to gain access to people's bank accounts, their social network and whole lives via email accounts. Hundreds of complains have been made to authorities about phone numbers being hijacked. Port jackers have successfully stolen thousands of dollars from victims with the number of reports for this type of theft increasing. In a statement Australia Telco said that they recognise the threat and are working on it.
Privacy concerns cloud Aus marriage vote
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-08-21 22:50
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Concerns have been raised that the Australian Bureau of Statistics is going to use the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey to verify the failed 2016 census with the intent on penalising those who dodged the census or provided false information, use the the information collected to generate funds and may link the vote to each person. The ABS has denied this. Given the #CensusFAIL of the ABS in 2016 Australians are wondering why this task was given to an agency for which is not widely trusted by the population.
Java Tutorial
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-08-16 10:50
This tutorial is very useful for beginners to learn Java Programming, JSP, Java Applets etc with example programs..
C Tutorial
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-08-16 10:47
Hi all
This tutorial is very useful for beginners to learn C programming. C language topics identifiers, keywords, tokens, datatypes, constants, dynamic memory allocation, constants, arrays, structure, union, functions, type casting etc are explained with example programs.

Terrot plan prompts American security theater in Australia
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-08-06 09:31
Australia is considering the implementation of full body scanners, aka pornoscanners, in all domestic airports after two Muslims were prevented from attempting to detonate an improvised explosive device on a flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi. The proposed changes have been described as security theater mimicking American airline practices. Khaled Mahmoud Kayat and Mahmoud Kayat have been charged with preparation for or planning a terrorist act after attempting to smuggle an IED onto a plane. Authorities have confirmed that a brother of the accused terrorists is a known islamic state commander. In response to this incident the Australian government is considering implementing biometric checks by iris or fingerprint. Given that the Australian government is already aware of key factors of terrorism the proposed increased security measures are being labelled as security theater for which will do nothing more than increase costs to fly, increase the time required to board flights, annoy passengers and further erode the privacy of passengers.
Australian Government Plans to Access Encrypted Messages
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-06-11 09:07
The Australian Government has a plan to access encrypted messages by changing laws to force telecommunications and technology firms to help authorities decrypt suspect messages. Instead of trying to decrypt messages in transit they plan on capturing message content at either end.
A Gas Station in Space Could Allow Us to Reach Other Worlds
by pranjal@pipedot.org on 2017-05-22 08:02
Five students at Caltech Space Challenge present their idea on the benefits of such a station. They proposed their designs what a lunar launch and supply station for deep space missions.
Read full: Gas Station in Space
Now, Google AI Can Beat Human Engineers
by pranjal@pipedot.org on 2017-05-22 07:59
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Google has developed an artificial neural network to mimic the way the brain learns. The system is called as AutoML, that can develop networks that are more powerful, efficient, and easy to use.
Read full story here: Google AI
Theresa May to create a halal internet for UK
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-05-21 06:09
The UK is taking a step down the slippery slope with the announcement of the intention to lock down access to the internet in the UK which will result in a controlled, filtered, monitored and punitive style of internet access of restricted use similar to that of Iran's "Halal Internet". From the documents available, Theresa May promises to impose another era of Victorian morality on England based on the values her party deems to be ideal. Whether or not this will be extended outside of the internet, which would force brothels, sex toy shops, adult book shops, and massage parlours to close and may cancel Christmas, is unknown. May's party has not disclosed how far they intend to apply their moral code on UK society.
Where to see what's next on netflix in the Netherlands
by fransve@pipedot.org on 2017-05-17 16:19
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I wonder if anyone could help me with this. I really enjoy netflix series however i only know http://www.netflix-aanbod.nl and not so many other website to see what's new on netflix. Anyone ??
Keylogger found in HP audio driver, no one surprised
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-05-14 14:34
Is 2017 going to be remembered as "Year of the Security Breach"? Security researchers have discovered a keylogger in a HP audio driver. The keylogger has probably been active since 2015. 28 models of HP laptops are affected. Given that HP has 20% of the PC market millions of people could be affected.
While Australia rolls out fiber iinet offers VDSL with comparative speeds
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-05-09 13:02
The creation of a new fiber based broadband network in Australia has received a lot of bashing recently with the government switching from the original plan of fiber to the premises to fiber to the node to fiber to the curb and "multi technology mix using existing and new copper cabling. NBN Co. has been repeatedly criticized for going over budget and over time while costing the taxpayers money for damage to existing facilities and unnecessary work. The NBN is supposed to deliver a fiber network with next generation speeds to boost Australia's position in the internet fueled global economy. In the midst of this national embarrassment local ISP iinet is now offering a VDSL2 service with comparable speeds to the NBN. This is a bloody nose for the beleaguered NBN Co. who are years behind their schedule and may not even finish the proposed fiber network. With up to 80Mbps on an unlimited data plan, can the NBN compete?
Aussies say no to paying using their mobile
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-05-06 11:52
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When mobile payment systems were first introduced in Australia there was a huge kerfuffle about Apple entering the market with Apple having to fight to play in the Aussie mobile banking space. With the players now in the market the overall picture of how Australians are adapting to paying by phone is clear: not at all. Due to the existing range of options and mistrust of mobile phone security Australians are largely avoiding smartphone payment systems. This may more to do with the entrenched easy to use tap and pay system already in place than other factors. While cash withdrawals in general are declining most Australians look to be set to continue using cash and tap and pay for the foreseeable future.
When a government breaks copyright everything is okay
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-05-02 10:45
General agreement is that copyright law has far exceeded its original intent and that it needs to be scaled back. Pundits wonder why the government fails to do so, instead passing laws that extend copyright. Perhaps it is because it does not affect them. They just don't care. The government of a country is untouchable. An example of this is being played out in New Zealand where Eninem is suing the NZ government for using his song without permission. Who watches the watchers? Who holds a government to account? Why should they even care what this singer does? After all, they pass these laws for people to be held accountable, not politicians.
Samsung forces Bixby on users in Galaxy 8
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-04-25 05:41
Have you ever wanted something looking over your shoulder watching everything you do that you can't get rid of? Samsung thinks you do. The latest flagship product from Samsung has an assistant program baked into the operating system for which cannot be disabled by the owner of the device. This is a receipe for privacy violations and data leakage. In comparison, most other programs including Google Services can be disabled. Is it time to pass a law requiring companies to hand over root access for devices to consumers?
eBay may block Australian buyers over GST collection
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-04-18 13:08
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eBay has responded to the Australian Government initiative to collect GST for all internet purchases by proposing to block Australians from using eBay on the grounds that the changes demanded by the ATO are unworkable. While the Australian Treasurer has stated that this measure is to ensure local Australian businesses are not disadvantaged by the availability of overseas goods, the bill does not address that goods not available in Australia will also be taxed. The cost to businesses around the world to collection and be audited for GST may be excessive enough for many businesses to simply block Australians from purchasing. Local stores including Harvey Norman and Premier Investments are being blamed for supporting this change providing the government a platform to reap more taxes. Should this occur, and eBay does block Australian buyers, then the Australian government may find itself facing a backlash from millions of voters that it is not in the position to manage.
Google invents a whole new way to creep us out
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-04-16 13:26
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Don't be evil. A motto to live by. A goal to achieve. A vision. A stupid utterance made by an exec before Google dominated the internet. Google has announced a new product named Google Hire which will allow a potential employee to see your internet search history. Privacy advocates are warning that now is a good time to clear your Google search history and take preventative measures. Google Hire will links events from your Google account, Youtube history, and other sources to give employers a deeper understanding of applicants. Google Hire will allow employers to employers to post job listings, and accept and manage applications similar to StackExchange and other sites.
Another group of thieves has their selfies uploaded to iCloud
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-04-09 13:27
Proving once again that criminals are just stupid a group of thieves has stolen an iPhone then taken selfies which automatically uploaded to the cloud. The phone's owner posted the pictures on Facebook and handed them to the police in the hope of catching the criminals. Years after the first news story where an idiot used a stolen phone not realizing that the pics were being uploaded it appears that thieves are still targeting these valuable devices. When will a universal kill switch be implemented to make this type of crime not worthwhile?
Microsoft admits how much data Windows 10 sends
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-04-08 09:16
Microsoft is in damage control after admitting how much data Windows 10 actually takes. The admission has sickened privacy groups fears and confirmed the rumours of how bad Windows 10 actually is. Microsoft intend to make the situation worse in the soon to be released, the Creators Update, will report all details of a windows machine to Microsoft down to the hardware serial numbers and colour of the machine. This is the type of information advertisers have been clawing to get for years. No word at time this on how much Microsoft would sell this data for.
ACCC to investigate how fast the NBN actually isn't
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-04-07 05:27
In a shock move, the Australian Customer Care and Cardiology department of the Australian Department is going to respond to repeated calls for the still-being-built National Broadband Network to be re-done due to complains of inconsistent speed and bad dropouts in the new fiber network. This will involve NBN victims^WCUSTOMERS putting a hardware device on their NBN line to report statistics in real time. around 4000 households will be tested to see exactly how bad the NBN is. Since its inception the NBN has been lambasted for its approach and implementation to build what is meant to be the fastest public infrastructure for the future ever seen in Australia for which is meant to last generations. In related news, a recent poll showed that less than half the country wants the NBN, and one third of the people polled think that they can just refuse the NBN when it is connected and keep using their existing copper line.
Galaxy 8 to have face recognition for payments
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-03-19 08:04
The latest Samsung Galaxy 8 will have facial recognition for payments, a 3.5mm audio jack and no home button. Samsung needs the Galaxy 8 to be a success after the shocking problems with the Note 7. With cheaper smartphones entering the mobile arena Samsung needs to capitalize on its market dominance to stay ahead.
iPhone Explodes in Customer's Hand at Repair Shop
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-03-18 04:45
A customer took their iPhone in to be repaired only to have the iPhone 6 explode in their hand as they pressed the screen. The screen blew right off. The shop had to be shut for the day due to the fumes created by the burning device. Beware of lithium-ion batteries in phones.
Dominos may win GPS Pizza Tracking suit by default
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-03-15 12:37
The Australian arm of Dominos is battling a lawsuit over its use of GPS technology to track pizza deliveries with Precision Tracking who claim that Dominos reversed their technology after initial talks fell through. Dominos claims to have gone with a superior GPS technology solution provider, Navman Wireless, who they are now suing, for which themselves have lodged a counterclaim against Precision Tracking making this a three way lawsuit. If Precision Tracking does not put up AU$200,000 as security then its case against Dominos will be halted. This three way stoush over the implementation method of using GPS to track pizza delivery shows how close Australia has become to following in America's footsteps in having legal battles over software patents for obvious inventions, tie up courts and harm innovation.
Vibrator maker pays out after admiting to tracking users with online app
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-03-15 12:07
A class action lawsuit has resulted in a leading vibrator manufacturer paying out up to $10,000 for any person who used their We-Vibe app after hackers discovered that personal data was being recorded by the company. While the company has claimed that it has done nothing wrong, anyone who owns a We-Vibe is entitled to part of the settlement based on that dates and times of use as well as vibration mode and pattern was being sent to servers owned by Innovation Standards using personally-identifiable email addresses as keys. As the data collected was deemed to be 'highly sensitive' the company will destroy all data collected.
Nokia brings back the 3310 but not for Aussies
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-02-27 02:20
With the recent rash of popularity of old style phones Nokia has licenced the old style 3310 candybar style phone to be ressurected. Sadly this phone is not useful in some countries like Australia where the 2G networks are being dismantled. If this retro phone does take off there is hope of a 3G or 4G version for diehard enthusiasts and people who appreciate a phone with 22 hours of talk time and one month standby.
Australia to introduce face recognition to speed up airport processing
by Anonymous Coward on 2017-01-22 07:36
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Australian introduced SmartGates a decade ago to scan passports automatically reducing the time required to process passengers through international airport security. Now the Australian Government is planning to spend 94M for a five year project to process 90% of travellers processed automatically. Passengers would not need to show their passports, instead being processed by biometric recognition of their faces, irises and/or fingerprints.
Fun with candy and hot water
by Anonymous Coward on 2016-12-23 07:32
Recent experiments have demonstrated the lovely patterns that can be formed from skittles and hot water. Now, the BOS shows how to mix hot water and m&m candy to create colorful patterns. Next up: hot water and jelly beans.
Australian Welfare Debt Automation Cockup So Bad Centrelink Boss Gives Out Personal Email Address
by Anonymous Coward on 2016-12-20 13:42
As of six months ago the Department of Human Services started spewing out 20,000 letters per week to people claiming that they owe Centrelink a debt. This is the same number of letters Centrelink, a part of DHS, used to send out per year. This is due to a new system implemented by the DHS for which pulls back five years of data from the Australian Tax Office then compares the amount of benefits paid to each person resulting in a calculation for if the person was potentially overpaid welfare. Due to the period of time many people have moved on and were not contactable by the DHS, so Centrelink sent the letters of demand to debt collectors when people could not be contacted to resolve the question of whether a debt was owed. Now, with Christmas approaching, thousands of people are being hunted down by debt collectors for debts they know nothing about and for in several cases debts that are not real. Understandably, many people are not happy about this. In response to the overwhelming negative response by the public to this situation Centrelink boss Hank Jongen has asked people to email him directly to discuss their issues. This is just the latest in a series of publicly humiliating incidents the DHS has faced in 2016 with special focus on its baneful MyGov and My Health Record systems and the outsourcing of the Bowel Cancer Screening Register. On the bright side, there are only 10 days left in 2016. What else can possibly go wrong this year.
Australia considers US style copyright reform
by Anonymous Coward on 2016-12-20 02:28
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In a move widely regarded as being a step in the right direction, Australia is considering adopting fair use provisions in cooyright law. However, restrictive Free Trade agreements prevent decreasing the length of copyright terms. This will bring Australian in line with America for fair use of copyrighted content, reduce the cost of dealing with infringements and may address other costly issues currently caused by existing laws.
Groupon Moves Operations to Ireland for Tax Breaks
by Anonymous Coward on 2016-12-19 22:55
Yet another company has followed in the footsteps of internet giants which currently claim to operate out of Ireland for tax purposes. From January 2017 online voucher powerhouse Groupon Australia will move its data and possibly some staff to Lower Ground Floor‚ Connaught House‚ 1 Burlington Road‚ Dublin 4‚ 216410 Ireland. Whether or not this will trigger recent ATO tax haven measures or result in a Australian Privacy Principle violation is yet to be determined.
Indian outsourcing fail as ATO brought to its knees
by Anonymous Coward on 2016-12-13 07:58
The outsourcing of Australian IT jobs to indian nationals failed badly today with key systems offline directly attributed to ATO's failed agile implementation and the outsourcing of many positions to Indian nationals. While ATO management have attempted to shift blame to "those who did not get onboard" the evidence of this failure is clear: outsourcing key functionality of the ATO is a failure. The attempted shift to agile is partly to blame with the implementation of agile using the SAFe methodology being proven to be an abject faikule. Most of the problems are centered with the employees sourced from India hired into key positions.
Libre-VideoGame Chaos-Esque Anthology reaches release 100.
by Anonymous Coward on 2016-12-11 12:34
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After years of constant, grinding, development the libre-videogame and fork of Xonotic known as Chaos-Esque Anthology has reached version 100.

The project has expanded Xonotic's original cast of 18 weapons to over 130 weapons, has added new textures, and maps, aswell as a list of other features including: city generation subsystem (with interiors), building subsystem (build buildings, furnishings, doors, blocks, the buildings have interiors and function similar to RTS buildables), marshaling subsytem, foliage subsystem, aswell as mounted weapons and more vehicles. Additionally hand-to-hand fighting was added for those wishing for a Mortal-Kombat feel in a libre 3d video-game.

More information can be found on the project's Linux Game Database page including changelog and download link of the ISO: https://lgdb.org/game/chaosesque-anthology

(Note: Chaos-Esque Anthology name was decided upon after input from the lead developer of Xonotic, many moons ago)
Australian NBN company runs out of money requiring a AUD20bn from Government to complete mixed techn
by Anonymous Coward on 2016-11-20 03:53
After downgrading the promised Australian fiber network to a 'mixed technology' which was promised to be delivered faster and cheaper the NBN Co. has run out of money. NBN Co. had loaned 20bn from the Australian Government to complete the NBN rollout. Even with this cash injection NBN Co. will still be unable to deliver the fiber network promised to the Australian people when the project first began.
ACT elections results website mirrors ABS PR incident
by Anonymous Coward on 2016-10-15 12:53
Following on from the terrible ABS performance during the Australian 2016 Census the ACT Elections Result page consistently threw a HTTP Error 404. The requested resource is not found. message. Given the current negative feedback of online government services with a range of failures from MyGOV through to the 2016 Census it is clear that Australian government departments need to up their game.
Australian Health Dept Releases Confidential Medicare Data
by Anonymous Coward on 2016-09-29 04:18
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The Australian privacy watchdog has been called on to investigate a breach of Australian Medicare data. This breach gives more weight to the privacy concerns surrounding the recent Australian 2016 census where the ABS has announced it will keep data permanently as a "linked key", store data for longer, and match data across government agencies. The Department of Health is the last in a list of Australian agencies to allow confidential data to be accessible.
How secure is your password
by Anonymous Coward on 2016-05-22 09:26
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With the recent theft of millions of users passwords and increased reliance on secondary authentication the need for educating users about insecure passwords has never been more important. With this in mind the people behind Dashlane Free Password Manager have released a web page that shows how long it takes to crack a password. The idea here is simple; users can see effective their password combination is and see in real time how long it would take today's computer systems to crack that password. What is being sought here is for users to choose longer passwords. This should be something which should be taught to kids in school.