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  • After a User Dies, Apple Warns Against Counterfeit Chargers
    By on July 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    After a Chinese woman was earlier this month evidently electrocuted while talking on her iPhone while it was plugged in to charge, Apple is warning users to avoid counterfeit chargers. From CNet: “Last week, reports surfaced in China that suggested the woman, Ma Ailun, might have been using a third-party charger designed to look like the real thing. Although third-party chargers are not uncommon, they vary widely in terms of safety and quality. Earlier (more…)



  • Jones warns of ‘massive’ pay cuts
    By on February 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    “Massive” pay cuts are on the way in Welsh rugby, warns ex-national team captain Gwyn Jones amid a crisis in the professional game.

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  • NRO Warns They Are On Final IPv4 Address Blocks
    By on October 19, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    eldavojohn writes “According to the Number Resources Organization, they will have issued their final twelve IPv4 blocks in a few months. Each block is 16 million addresses and represents 1/256th of the total addresses issued. We are now down to 12 blocks left in the global pool for issuing to Regional Internet Registries, who will then assign the last addresses that will run out sometime later in 2011. The pool of free addresses works out to be less (more…)

  • Germany Warns Against Using Firefox
    By on March 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    jayme0227 writes “Due to the recent exploit in Firefox, Germany has warned against its use. This comes a couple months after Germany advised against using IE. Perhaps we should start taking odds as to which browser will be next.” Note: the warning (from the Federal Office for Information Security) is provisional, and should be rendered moot by the release later this month of 3.6.2.

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  • Widenius Warns Against MySQL Falling Into Oracle’s Hands
    By on December 14, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    jamie sends in a blog post from MySQL co-founder Monty Widenius calling for help to “save MySQL from Oracle’s clutches.” While the US DoJ approved Oracle’s purchase of Sun back in August, the European Commission has been less forthcoming. Widenius points out that Oracle has been using their customers to put pressure on the EC, and he questions Oracle’s commitment to MySQL, saying their vague promises aren’t good enough. He writes: “Oracle has NOT (more…)

  • Uefa chief warns against GB team
    By on September 3, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Uefa’s David Taylor says a GB team at the Olympics would endanger British football’s separate identities.

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