Wednesday, November 30, 2005

CodeWeavers - Welcome

CodeWeavers - Welcome: "Walt Disney Feature Animation
CodeWeavers CrossOver Office is now an integral part of Disney Animation's Linux production environment. Disney not only got great performance from CrossOver, but also saved themselves at least $100,000 in the process..."

Monday, November 28, 2005

Sober variant on rise, security firm warns | InfoWorld | News | 2005-11-28 | By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service

The latest variant of the Sober worm is aiming for the top virus of the year spot, with a staggering one in 14 e-mails circulated on the Internet containing it as of Monday morning, according to the antivirus vendor Sophos (Profile, Products, Articles).

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Radio Leo | Main / Home Page

Leo Laporte FOR PRESIDENT!!!

Business 2.0 :: Magazine Article :: Features :: The $25 Trillion Land Grab

Business 2.0 :: Magazine Article :: Features :: The $25 Trillion Land Grab: "If you think the real estate boom of the past decade was bounteous, peek a little further over the horizon: Researchers estimate that the massive buildout will constitute a $25 trillion development market by 2030, more than twice the size of the entire U.S. economy today."

SANS - Internet Storm Center - Cooperative Cyber Threat Monitor And Alert System

SANS - Internet Storm Center - Cooperative Cyber Threat Monitor And Alert System

Internet Explorer threat still big.

10 Things You Should Know About Every Linux Installation..

" Linux is not Windows, and although there are some similarities, you must realise that there may be a few "new ways of doing things" to learn before you can be comfortable in Linux." I've been looking for an article like this for awhile...

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Texas Supreme Court rules property tax unconstitutional -

Texas Supreme Court rules property tax unconstitutional - "Texas Supreme Court rules property tax unconstitutional"

"Texas school districts illegally tax property owners to pay for public education and the state must find a new way to fund schools by June 1 or classrooms will remain closed in the fall, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Tuesday."

Sunday, November 20, 2005 "An interaction between water and calcium silicate would have meant carbon dioxide molecules were taken from the air and caught into the calcium carbonate making limestone. Computer models indicate the result would have been 'catastrophic cooling in which tectonic changes could have triggered a progressive transition from a 'greenhouse' to an 'icehouse' climate, resulting in 'snowball glaciation.' ]"

Could this also be a good way to cool carribean waters to block hurricanes?

Frozen Bear an agregator of digg slashdot and delicious.

Is The Sun Getting Warmer?

We all know it's getting warmer here on out little part of the solar system but there's mounting evidence that the entire solar system is heating up. And our Sun is more active than it has been in 400 years.

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New Linux study suggests fundamental Microsoft creditability problems

Another day, another lame attempt by Microsoft to show that Windows is better than Linux.

This time around, Microsoft commissioned a study to show that Windows does a better job of serving e-commerce applications than Linux.

Done, of course, by a Microsoft partner...

and it only goes downhill from there.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - U.S. air cargo still vulnerable to terrorist attack, report says - Nov 16, 2005

On CNN's Paul Zahn's show today, Paula asked the pertinent question and that was "Is congress as responsible or even more responsible than President Bush for not patching this gaping hole in airline security?" I agree, with Paul, whoever is at fault what good does it do to have tight security for the passengers if anything under the sun can get into the cargo bay? - U.S. air cargo still vulnerable to terrorist attack, report says - Nov 16, 2005: "Critics say it makes no sense to screen people and luggage carefully but not the cargo on passenger planes. Last year, about 6 billion pounds (2.7 billion kilograms) of cargo -- a quarter of the cargo shipped by air in the United States -- was flown aboard passenger airplanes."
The inspector on Paula's show even went so far as to say there are certain airlines that he just wont ride because of their lazy attitude regarding air cargo security.
Well, now it is out there for any terrorist to take advantage of it. If terrorists were as smart as hackers, they'd take advantage of the window that is open because of partisan politics. What are the dems just hoping another 911 happens so they can point their finger at Bush, or are they even worse inviting terrorists to the table?
The sad thing is that I believe that things like this are just the cracks in the wall prior to an earthquake or volcanic explosion.
To quote Chicken Little "The sky's falling".

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Security Now! Now featuring episode #13

Security Now! Now featuring episode #13: "TechTV's Leo Laporte and I take 20 to 30 minutes near the end of each week to discuss important issues of personal computer security. Sometimes we'll discuss something that just happened. Sometimes we'll talk about long-standing problems, concerns, or solutions. Either way, every week we endeavor to produce something interesting and important for every personal computer user."

Huge star is discovered moving at 1.6 million miles an hour

Highly unusual, a huge star has been discovered in the Milky Way (our galaxy) that is moving at the incredible speed of 1.6 million miles per hour. Who knows, maybe it's really a Borg ship headed this way!

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"Unix Beats Windows"--Says Microsoft!

"What's noteworthy about it is that Microsoft compared Singularity to FreeBSD and Linux as well as Windows/XP--and almost every result shows Windows losing to the two Unix variants..."

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Why Every Windows User Needs a Linux Live CD

Has your Windows computer ever failed to boot or refused to go online? You know that if you could just get online you could search for an answer to your problem. Thats why you have to get one of that Linux Live Cds.

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Mozilla Update :: Extensions -- More Info:Forecastfox - All Releases

Mozilla Update :: Extensions -- More Info:Forecastfox - All Releases: "Get international weather forecasts from, and display it in any toolbar or statusbar with this highly customizable and unobtrusive extension."

Mozilla Update :: Extensions -- More Info:Fasterfox - All Releases

Mozilla Update :: Extensions -- More Info:Fasterfox - All Releases: "Performance and network tweaks for Firefox. Fasterfox allows you to tweak many network and rendering settings such as simultaneous connections, pipelining, cache, DNS cache, and initial paint delay. Dynamic speed increases can be obtained with the unique prefetching mechanism, which recycles idle bandwidth by silently loading and caching all of the links on the page you are browsing. A popup blocker for popups initiated by Flash plug-ins is also included."

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

CSS and Dreamweaver Reference Sites

Great roundup of links, broken down by category, of CSS and Macromedia Dreamweaver reference sites. If you're looking for some CSS tips and tricks, or just trying to use Dreamweaver to realize CSS layouts more effectively, this is a great jumping-off point.

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Mini (10 Centimeter) windmills could power wireless networks

10 centimeter windmills may be the answer for wireless networks in the middle of nowhere... nature. These windmills are super efficient and could free scientist of batteries or huge cables for their equipment.

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Stainless Steel Mini Hard Drives

"portable storage has been awaiting an ultra cool form factor and this combination between Zippo cool, 120GB capacity and palm-sized chromium objet d'art which is substantial enough so you won�t lose it is absolutely ideal and we�re predicting it will become a must-have for sleek geeks during 2006."

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Ubuntu Linux draws a crowd

Less than two years into its development, a new version of Linux is generating considerable excitement.

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Monday, November 07, 2005

Will weather control become a reality?

Following the recent wave of devastating Atlantic hurricanes that have battered the Gulf Coast and Caribbean, minds at the USAF and elsewhere are thinking of ways to influence the development of these storms, to switch them off, and possibly, turn them on.

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CNN non-coverage of Sony DRM: running away from or hiding story?

CNN not covering Sony DRM story & there's speculation it's due to them being part of Time Warner (& RIAA). removed a story from last month re: DRM & artists but Google's cache has it. The old story not much compared to the rootkit story but its removal + them not covering the rootkit story is sucpicious. Alt:

read more | digg story | 10/28/2005 | Tagging the news you want to use | 10/28/2005 | Tagging the news you want to use: "Digg, a new San Francisco Internet start-up, seeks to rank news items by letting people choose which stories they like anywhere on the Web.

And it just received $2.8 million in venture capital from some big-name investors, including Omidyar Network, the outfit led by eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar, Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen, and Greylock partners."

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Apple Patent shows MacIntel strategy of supporting OS X, Windows & Linux

The patent describes scenarios in which the user would choose a 'first operating system' and a 'second operating system' from a set that includes Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Linux and also mentions a virtual machine, and the option to choose between 'Macintosh computer' and 'Windows PC.'"

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How Google battles its increasing power consumption

"All those computers suck a lot of power, got to find ways to improve efficiency."

Amazing insight into how to host large web services on budget hardware.

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MacIntel PowerBooks coming in April or May

A few months ago, Steve Jobs announced that Apple's Intel-based Macs would be coming in June 2006. AppleInsider is now reporting that they will hit stores even sooner.

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Digg Weekend Fun

Lots of changes this weekend. Ron added more servers to the queue. Owen just fixed a bug this morning that had resulted in the loss of some stories and comments (thanks for the bug reports) � and I've finished specing out some really cool digg v3 features.

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Thursday, November 03, 2005

YouSendIt | Email large files quickly, securely, and easily!

YouSendIt | Email large files quickly, securely, and easily!

| | Business Thought Leadership | BNET

| | Business Thought Leadership | BNET: "

Making Email Contact with Web 2.0 Entrepreneurs by BNET's Anita Campbell -- Recently I wrote about using email to cold call. Of course, it isn't strictly cold calling. A purist would take issue and say (a) it [...]


How my blog got 2,300 diggs, 45,000 hits, and on Diggnation

"Alarm clocks are bad�" is a recent blog post of mine that got a lot of attention here on digg. This article looks at why a blog was so successful, and also shows some pretty graphs of the web traffic that digg caused and the bookmarks people made.

This could help with traffic...

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Move over, Mac Mini -- MiniPC runs Linux

A Taiwanese systems integrator is readying a tiny Linux-powered PC likely to make even Mac Mini owners envious. The AOpen MiniPC measures 6.5 x 6.5 x 2 inches, is powered by an Intel Pentium M or Celeron M processor, and runs Linspire Linux.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

internet explorer tab within firefox

this is a new firefox extension.

to use it, just right click a link and choose "open this link in ie tab" you've now opened internet explorer in a tab of firefox!

this is great for the occasional times when a page doesn't work correctly in firefox, downloading windows updates, or designing a web page- since you can easily see how your webpage displays in IE with just one click and then switch back to Firefox.

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