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  • Woman Successfully Grows Ear From Arm
    By on September 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “In 2008, Sherrie Walters, now 42 years old, discovered that she had rapidly spreading basal cell cancer in her ear. The disease is a type of skin cancer. The doctors pursued an aggressive treatment to combat the destructive disease, removing her ear, part of her skull, and her left ear canal. Though Walters was left without an ear, she was still able to hear with the help of a special hearing aid. A few months (more…)

  • Ask Slashdot: Ideas and Tools To Get Around the Great Firewall?
    By on September 26, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter J0n45 writes “I will soon be traveling to mainland China. While I’m only a tourist, I will still be working freelance for a company back home. I know for a fact that a large amount of the websites I need to have access to on a daily basis for business reasons are censored by the Great Firewall of China. I have been using the Tor Browser for a while now for personal purposes. However Tor has been blocked by China. I was wondering (more…)

  • Title Alonso or Vettel’s – Button
    By on September 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    McLaren’s Jenson Button says the title is now effectively a battle between Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel.


  • Maritimo 0-0 Newcastle
    By on September 21, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Newcastle hit the woodwork three times as they start their Europa League campaign with a goalless draw away to Portugal’s Maritimo.


  • 6 Million Virgin Mobile Users Vulnerable To Brute-Force Attacks
    By on September 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “‘If you are one of the six million Virgin subscribers, you are at the whim of anyone who doesn’t like you.’ The Hacker News describes how the username and password system used by Virgin Mobile to let users access their account information is inherently weak and open to abuse.” Computerworld also describes the problem: essentially, hard-coded, brute-force guessable passwords, coupled with an inadequate mechanism (more…)

  • Zynga Sues EA For ‘Anti-competitive’ Practices
    By on September 16, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “In early August, Electronic Arts sued Zynga for allegedly copying EA’s Sims Social game. Zynga has now launched a counterattack, suing EA for ‘anticompetitive and unlawful business practices, including legal threats and demands for no-hire agreements.’ The company also accuses EA of copying a Zynga game called YoVille. Zynga has also demanded a jury trial to settle EA’s claims.”

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  • Formula 1′s Big Picture
    By on September 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Formula 1 big picture by leading photographer Darren Heath


  • Swansea sign defender Tiendalli
    By on September 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Swansea City sign Netherlands Under-21s defender Dwight Tiendalli on a free transfer until the end of the season as a replacement for the injured Neil Taylor.


  • Ask Slashdot: Best Practices For Collecting and Storing User Information?
    By on September 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter isaaccs writes “I’m a mobile developer at a startup. My experience is in building user-facing applications, but in this case, a component of an app I’m building involves observing and collecting certain pieces of user information and then storing them in a web service. This is for purposes of analysis and ultimately functionality, not persistence. This would include some obvious items like names and e-mail addresses, and (more…)

  • Ascanelli resigns from Toro Rosso
    By on September 5, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Toro Rosso say their technical director Giorgio Ascanelli has resigned, after a two month “holiday”.