At the bottom of the announcement, buried in the fine print is word that AdBlock has been sold, but nobody will say to whom.
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Per Microsoft guidelines regarding Windows XP, system vendors like Dell will no longer be able to ship systems with XP Professional and XP Home after October 22, 2010. This means that we will stop offering XP as an option for customers starting this month in preparation for next month's deadline.
sir/madam I am sending my resume for your respective job profile. Thank you
I've opened the attached Word documents on quarantined computers and they don't seem to have any kind of payload, just the guy's education and employment history. If this is a spam angle, I don't get it. What could these people hope to gain by sending me their resumes? I'm curious to know if this is happening to anyone else, if it's some new kind of spam or if it's just the universe messing with me. I suppose that if my email address (my slashdot username @ gmail.com) is perilously close to some legitimate hirer of the Indian people, that would explain it, but if that were the case, I'd expect the volume to me far higher."
"Tentatively called "G24-7" this new network will feature on-demand shows featuring news, reviews, and video game-centric shows from the familiar sources, but will also feature work done by the community. Shows like 'Machinima World', for example, will highlight the very best that the machinima community has to offer and 'Video Game Rev-YOU' will feature the best user reviews from their community sites.
""The performance boost we got out of the Killer NIC in this testing exceeds Bigfoot Networks' own claims of 10-15% gains by a long shot and certainly seems to validate the potential of the technology. We suspect, however, that the fact that these computers were marginal at running F.E.A.R. in the first place had an impact in the comparison. In many cases the non-Killer NIC machine became absolutely bogged down as particles flew and grenades exploded, enough so that the entire machine would hang for a moment as things got sorted out. Obviously this murdered average fps figures. The Killer NIC equipped machine always managed to avoid grinding to a halt, perhaps due to enough of a performance boost from the Killer NIC to avoid becoming completely submerged in processing overhead and tanking its fps. Thus, we concluded that if we were conducting the head-to-head comparison between two high performance rigs the difference would not be as great as 65%."
One of the chief duties of the mathematician in acting as an advisor... is to discourage... from expecting too much from mathematics. -- N. Wiener