Corollary: Don't use MS Word.
I'm in the UK and used to use Zen as my ISP. I found their tech support very helpful in spotting dodgy activity emanating from my home network and advising me on ways to investigate and correct my problems. They did warn that I should take immediate action or they would have to consider suspending my connection. I found this a sensible, helpful and mature approach to the situation.
If done properly involvement of the ISP in identifying and helping resolve infected PCs should be welcomed I would have thought...
Of course they will, it'll be as fair and even handed as the extradition treaties.
When it comes to channels of communication, like Twitter, we get worried when a company takes it over because we worry that censorship or other pernicious activities may commence.
The fact remains that if/when this happens another channel of communication opens up. So why bother about the commercial greed of the less than ideological founders of the latest trendy comms vehicle ?
From the article:
"We worked with the open source community and found a way to write software once that will work regardless of operating system. It will run on Windows, Macintosh or Linux," said Scott Handy, IBM's vice president of Linux and open source.
So what do you guys think, will this (finally) displace Windows as the flavor du jour in the business marketplace?"
This marks a major departure from tactics such as introducing more parallelism into the processor core and adding more cache memory that have been the norm since 64 mainstream processors reached 64 bits."
Being able to quickly solve NP-complete problems has enormous consequences. A fairly well-known NP-complete problem is the travelling salesman problem, which has real-world implications for logistics. NP-complete problems are present in such diverse fields as medicine, biology, computing, mathematics, and finance. Of immediate concern is quantum computers' potential for cryptanalysis (codebreaking). Specifically, a quantum computer could factor very large numbers in a fraction of the time needed by current computers. That BTW, is just what you need for cracking the RSA cipher and other widely-used ciphers that depend on one-way mathematical functions. Perhaps this will light a fire under quantum cryptography efforts."