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Google Sync Clobbers Chrome Browsers

December 11th, 2012 12:02 admin View Comments

Chrome

If you use Chrome along with Google’s Sync, you may have noticed something strange Monday: normally stable Chrome crashing. An article at Wired (excerpt below) explains why: “Late Monday, Google engineer Tim Steele confirmed what developers had been suspecting. The crashes were affecting Chrome users who were using another Google web service known as Sync, and that Sync and other Google services — presumably Gmail too — were clobbered Monday when Google misconfigured its load-balancing servers. … Steele wrote in a developer discussion forum, a problem with Google’s Sync servers kicked off an error on the browser, which made Chrome abruptly shut down on the desktop. ‘It’s due to a backend service that sync servers depend on becoming overwhelmed, and sync servers responding to that by telling all clients to throttle all data types,’ Steele said. That ‘throttling’ messed up things in the browser, causing it to crash.”

Source: Google Sync Clobbers Chrome Browsers

Prediction Market Site InTrade Bans US Customers

November 27th, 2012 11:56 admin View Comments

Censorship

MyFirstNameIsPaul writes “In an announcement dated Monday, Nov 26, 2012, Dublin-based InTrade stated ‘that due to legal and regulatory pressures, InTrade can no longer allow U.S. residents to participate in our real-money prediction markets.’ The Washington Post reports that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission filed a complaint in federal court against InTrade for ‘illegally facilitating bets on future economic data, the price of gold and even acts of war,’ demonstrating just how far the long arm of U.S. law can reach.”

Source: Prediction Market Site InTrade Bans US Customers

AMD Rumored To Announce Layoffs, New Hardware, ARM Servers On Monday

October 27th, 2012 10:39 admin View Comments

AMD

MojoKid writes “After its conference call last week, AMD is jonesing for some positive news to toss investors and is planning a major announcement on Monday to that effect. Rumor suggests that a number of statements may be coming down the pipe, including the scope of the company’s layoffs, new CPUs based on Piledriver Opterons, and possibly an ARM server announcement. The latter would be courtesy of AMD’s investment in SeaMicro. SeaMicro built its business on ultra-low power servers and their first 64-bit ARMv8 silicon is expected in the very near future. However, there’s always a significant lag between chip announcements and actual shipping products. Even if AMD announces Monday, it’d be surprising to see a core debut before the middle of next year.”

Source: AMD Rumored To Announce Layoffs, New Hardware, ARM Servers On Monday

Linus Torvalds Answers Your Questions

October 11th, 2012 10:35 admin View Comments

Slashdot.org

Monday you had a chance to ask Linus Torvalds any question you wanted. We sent him a dozen of the highest rated and below you’ll see what he has to say about computers, programming, books, and copyrights. He also talks about what he would have done differently with Linux if he had to do it all over again. Hint: it rhymes with nothing.

Source: Linus Torvalds Answers Your Questions

Colocation Provider PRQ Raided; Wikileaks and Many Torrent Sites Offline

October 1st, 2012 10:50 admin View Comments

Piracy

An anonymous reader writes with some chilling news about PRQ, the infamous colo founded by two Pirate Bay founders. From the article: “Stockholm police raided the free-speech focused firm (PRQ) Monday and took four of its servers, the company’s owner Mikael Viborg told the Swedish news outlet Nyheter24. While a number of bittorrent-based filesharing sites including PRQ’s most notorious client, the Pirate Bay, have been down for most of Monday as well as PRQ’s own website, Viborg told the Swedish news site that the site outages were the result of a technical issue, rather than the police’s seizure of servers.” Torrentfreak is reporting that the Pirate Bay isn’t using PRQ for anything important (if at all), and that their downtime is due to a faulty PDU that happened to fail as a coincidence.

Source: Colocation Provider PRQ Raided; Wikileaks and Many Torrent Sites Offline

Apple Confirms iPhone 5 Preorders Top 2 Million In 24 Hours

September 17th, 2012 09:41 admin View Comments

Iphone

TheBoat writes “Apple announced on Monday that iPhone 5 preorders topped 2 million units in the smartphone’s first 24 hours of pre-sale availability. That figure doubles Apple’s first-day iPhone 4S sales last year, making the iPhone 5 Apple’s fastest-selling smartphone ever. ‘iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal,’ Apple marketing boss Philip Schiller said.”

Source: Apple Confirms iPhone 5 Preorders Top 2 Million In 24 Hours

US ISPs Continue To Support DNSChanger Redirection Servers

July 13th, 2012 07:11 admin View Comments

AT&T

darthcamaro writes “On Monday of this week, the primary servers that kept those infected with the DNSChanger malware were taken offline. It’s a story that sparked lots of media hype with people claiming that hundreds of thousands of people could loose their Internet access. As it turns out, major U.S. ISPs including Verizon, Cox, AT&T and CenturyLink all kept their own DNSChanger servers online, protecting any users from losing their access.”

Source: US ISPs Continue To Support DNSChanger Redirection Servers

DSNChanger Shut-Down Means Internet Blackout Coming For Hundreds of Thousands

July 7th, 2012 07:02 admin View Comments

Crime

Since you’re reading this here, you’re probably already aware that in the early hours of Monday, lots of DNS calls are going to fail as the FBI turns off servers from which Windows machines infected with DNSChanger have been served. New submitter SuperCharlie adds a reminder of the impending shutdown, and adds: “The FBI has a step-by-step method for you to see if you are infected in this PDF document, or you can go to dcwg.org for an automated check if you are so inclined.”

Source: DSNChanger Shut-Down Means Internet Blackout Coming For Hundreds of Thousands

DSNChanger Shut-Down Means Internet Blackout Coming For Hundreds of Thousands

July 7th, 2012 07:02 admin View Comments

Crime

Since you’re reading this here, you’re probably already aware that in the early hours of Monday, lots of DNS calls are going to fail as the FBI turns off servers from which Windows machines infected with DNSChanger have been served. New submitter SuperCharlie adds a reminder of the impending shutdown, and adds: “The FBI has a step-by-step method for you to see if you are infected in this PDF document, or you can go to dcwg.org for an automated check if you are so inclined.”

Source: DSNChanger Shut-Down Means Internet Blackout Coming For Hundreds of Thousands

DNSChanger Shut-Down Means Internet Blackout Coming For Hundreds of Thousands

July 7th, 2012 07:02 admin View Comments

Crime

Since you’re reading this here, you’re probably already aware that in the early hours of Monday, lots of DNS calls are going to fail as the FBI turns off servers from which Windows machines infected with DNSChanger have been served. New submitter SuperCharlie adds a reminder of the impending shutdown, and adds: “The FBI has a step-by-step method for you to see if you are infected in this PDF document, or you can go to dcwg.org for an automated check if you are so inclined.”

Source: DNSChanger Shut-Down Means Internet Blackout Coming For Hundreds of Thousands

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