Corrado writes: "It looks like lead PostgreSQL developer Josh Berkus and Sun Microsystems have teamed up to show that PostgreSQL is faster than MySql and almost matches Oracle. The article talks about the test and the future of PostgreSQL on SMP hardware.
Corrado writes: "Just cruising around the web and I found some details and a video of the upcoming Rock Bank video game. Basically the video shows a team of 4 Harmonix engineers going through Welcome to the Jungle by GnR and it's awesome!"
Corrado writes: "According to Jean's Blog the SB/BadBunny-A worm is attacking OpenOffice Draw documents. It affects Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux systems and uses different methods on each. Can this be good for OO.org?"
Corrado writes: "This article over on Vecosys talks about logging into Yahoo! using OpenID to provide logon credentials. You can find more information on the specific implementation on the idproxy.net site.
I really love the idea of OpenID and use it whenever I can, especially on Zooomr. What would it take for other, bigger sites to start using it? There are also some thoughts and fears around OpenID opening the doors to more phishing attacks. What do you think? Would you use it in place of your various web passwords?"
Corrado writes: "According to an article in ArabNews it is now possible to store massive amounts of information on a plain sheet of paper. Using what they describe as "Rainbow Technology" you can stuff 256GB of data on a standard A4 sheet of paper. They are also developing special mini-scanners that could fit in a laptop and read this data.
It looks like a really big and weird barcode to me, but if it pans out you could store several DVD's on a small SD Card sized medium. Hmmm... I wonder what the access & seek times are..."
Corrado writes: "Wow! This story over at MacGeekery highlights some really interesting security flaws in the OSX Installer. According to the story, it is possible, even easy, to build an installer that runs as root but does not ask for permission.
I know your not supposed to install anything from someone you don't know, but I thought OSX would at least ask for permission before handing over the keys to kingdom. This really opened my eyes!"