The "password hacking attempt" at the bottom of the page had me concerned for a moment, but after seeing that it was just iterating common words found on my FB page with random l33tsp34k, I stopped worrying. I liked how they labeled one of my best friends (best man at my wedding) and my god daughter as stalking targets. I wasn't that impressed with the site.
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My first machine had memory measured in K...
Wait, I'm thinking about my Mac 512ke. That was actually my second computer. My FIRST computer was a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A. That had 16K of memory, and a cassette deck for storage.
I has an old.
Thank you for this information. I was looking for a way to see how much of Michigan was covered... and now I see that the entire state is affected. Guess it's time to spread the word
Maybe you should look closer at the part about it being a proof of concept bug created by the antivirus company that's reporting it? This makes at least the second time in recent time that this company has done this - go out of their way to come up with an exploit, and then dump a press release to warn everyone about it and brag about how they were the first to update their antivirus software to combat it.
Actually, this company's been sending up false flags on the Mac side since at least 2004 - see http://daringfireball.net/2004/04/crying_wolf - so I wouldn't trust them any farther than I could comfortably spit out a rat.
Wow. I was part of the team that installed these machines back in 2005. I'm shocked that they're still in service. They were dinosaurs years ago. Obsolete hardware, no way to run current software, like web browsers - yes, I said browsers. This is PowerPC hardware in those eMacs. Nobody writes plug-in or browsers to support that architecture any more. And if they're doing any sort of networked storage, they have to pull the PowerPC-based (and no longer supported) XServes as well... gonna be spendy.
Yes, I believe you missed the part where the disease he has causes the muscles in his body to stop working. It's a fairly safe bet the muscles that work his lungs or digestive system... or pretty much any other part of his body... will stop working before this heart fails. Someone with this disease is "lucky" to make it to twenty.
There are still a lot of people that use dialup - 30 million, by one study I found (heck, my parents were still dialing into AOL until this year), and it's still a recognized symbol of "going online". That sound won't be going away for quite a while.
Update: 09/23 13:23 GMT by KD : Reader Coopjust (872796) points out one place where the disputed video has been mirrored.
"You can't expect everyone to have working technical knowledge in cryptographic systems and anonymity."
At this stage of the game, why would they have to have that knowledge? PGP was almost point-and-click easy ten years ago. With all the captchas and logins and general interface fluffery folks have to deal with these days online, how much more troublesome would it be to incorporate a key generator into the process of creating a new account somewhere?
Localized problem? Maybe now, long after the fact, but at the time...
"Four hundred times more radioactive material was released than had been by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The fallout was detected over all of Europe except for the Iberian Peninsula"
And as for the worst disaster ever...
"The suck-and-salvage technique was developed in desperation across the Arabian Gulf following a spill of mammoth proportions -- 700 million gallons -- that has until now gone unreported, as Saudi Arabia is a closed society, and its oil company, Saudi Aramco, remains owned by the House of Saud. But in 1993 and into '94, with four leaking tankers and two gushing wells, the royal family had an environmental disaster nearly sixty-five times the size of Exxon Valdez on its hands..."
Which doesn't mean this isn't the worst disaster the Western Hemisphere has seen, which is very likely will be by the time it's done.
I came here to suggest LogMeIn. I can't get Back To My Mac to work from behind my router, but LogMeIn works like a charm.
Earlier this year, i was using an old greyscale Palm PIlot I borrowed from work as a reader. I got through several Cory Doctorow books on it, as well as several other books. I think I broke the down button on the thing, in fact.
Now, I have an iPod Touch, with four different book and pdf readers on it... and I haven't really read anything on it yet. Too busy with the videos and the email and the games and stuff. The Palm was really useless to me for anything except book reading. There's something to be aid for specialized devices, after all.
I've got about $10 in overdue fines - a fair amount from when I stupidly let my kids check out books on my card - so they won't let me back to check more stuff out until I pay some of that off.
The people you DON'T follow make it interesting, too. Thanks to my mindless personal ramblings on Twitter that other people found, I have learned about, among other things:
o Where to buy a good digeridoo
o Modern-day old-school radio plays being performed in Britain
o The benefits of acupuncture over chiropracters
I have also won a $25 Amazon gift card thanks to Twitter, and gotten a free cell phone upgrade (from my provider's support contact) as well!
I used to have the same complaints about Facebook that others have about Twitter. Just like any other service on the Internet, Twitter is what you make of it.