I used to do this to a bunch of HP printer boards at one time and it worked nicely.
1. Publish your software on a P2P server.
2. Wait for people to download it.
I'm sure the insurance companies will be having quite a fit with this and I would to. Texting and talking at 90 mph is going to get people killed.
Howard Stern's interview of the winner and his wife yesterday was pretty funny.
We have 89 users and twenty five servers. The cost to move to managed hosting is 3x our current annual cost. We also still need bandwidth to servers that used to be local as well. It makes no sense at all. On top of that the managed services do not allow any bleeding edge deployments.
The article states the passwords were obtained through an SQL injection attack. They were stored as plaintext in the database. Having a strong password would have done nothing to prevent this problem. Passwords need to be encrypted during transport and when stored.
Even when the supplies are there security needs to be in place to preventing rioting or chaos when the supplies are distributed. A few greedy people with guns can wreck any relief effort. This slows the overall effort at the beginning of course but distribution must be organized to really be effective.
I wonder if AT&T does fake steves web hosting?
* Remember, they are currently working on incrementing their version number as fast as they think they can get away with.
- IE 6 was released on August 27, 2001
- IE 7 was released on October 18, 2006
- IE 8 was released on March 19, 2009
- Firefox 1 was released on November 9, 2004
- Firefox 2 was released on October 24, 2006
- Firefox 3 was released on June 17, 2008
- Firefox 4 is dated for October - November 2010
From where I see it the release schedule of Firefox is incrementing the version number far more frequently. And besides, who cares? There's some amazing 0.99 version software and some amazing 10.5 version software. Don't hate on IE just for hating.