So a big typhoon named Ketsana has hit the northern part of the Philippines, stranding thousands within the capital Metro Manila, and forcing the government to declare a “state of calamity” for at least 26 different areas.
And while families are forced to retreat to the roof to avoid the rising water, and while power and infrastructure failure accompany the typhoon’s destruction, at least one Filipino has found the time and resources to capture the flooding up-close—and share it with the rest of the world online.
Here are those snapshots below, with the low quality of the cell phone camera made obvious …read more
The Philippine’s Commission on Elections (COMELEC) came out with a response to the anticipated $2 million reward for anyone who can reveal flaws in its planned automated election system. Which I don’t understand.
Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said that while they do not have any objection to hackers trying to test the security of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines to be used in the 2010 polls, granting huge reward might not be beneficial for the project.
“It’s really our plan to invite ethical hackers. We have no problem on inviting ethical hackers in general,” he told The STAR.
But Jimenez warned …read more
There are plans in the Philippines to offer a PHP 100 million reward (a bit over $2 million) to anyone who can find holes in the automated election system for the country’s 2010 elections. This Monday, Philippine Senator Alan Peter Cayetano will file a resolution seeking to allocate that much money from the automation project’s $230 million budget.
As Technograph reports:
Cayetano, at a press conference Friday, said that if any IT expert can establish that the system to be used in the 2010 polls is not secure from fraud and tampering, “Comelec should cancel the contract, save the P11 billion and …read more
Well, not really “booth babes”. These lovely ladies were present during the launch of the LG Secret in the Philippines. They went around, showing off the phone to the attendees, and were kind enough to pose for our Philippine affiliate Technograph. Click on the thumbnails to see full-size versions!
Hot, definitely. But the question is: hotter than the gals we saw in Singapore? Or those LG booth babes we featured over three years ago?