from the bet-you'd-forgotten-about-this dept.
Kilrah_il writes with news that Google has selected winners for Project 10^100, a contest to find the best ideas to change the world. Among the winners is the Khan Academy, which we've discussed previously. Google is "providing $2 million to support the creation of more courses and to enable the Khan Academy to translate their core library into the world’s most widely spoken languages." The other winning projects are: FIRST, an organization fostering math and science education through team competition; Public.Resource.Org, a government transparency effort focused on online access to public documents; Shweeb, a silly-looking method of human-powered urban transit; and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, a center aimed at promoting graduate-level math and science education in Africa.
I've never had any problems with security updates on pirated Windows boxes if update policy is set to Custom(Only notify about updates). So you should just pick the desired ones. I only noticed activation removal when updating office xp because of some updates. But I've just probably got a bad hack.
An anonymous reader writes: As tech pervades every aspect of our lives we have started to see a new type of product come about, something that can only be described as tech luxury. The diNovo Edge is the first keyboard to be part of Logitech's Advanced Peripherals line. These are high-end components whose goal is to match style with serious performance. This by itself does not tell us much about the keyboard, but we know that is has been promoted to the same category of items as Logitech's Z-10 speakers and MX Revolution mouse so there must be something to it.
An anonymous reader writes: This story from computerworld (keyword: scareware) was up for one day and has now disappeared. Infoworld still has the story. The issue is that I posted a comment and not only is my comment gone but the whole story (from computerworld). It's as if they never posted the story. But a search on computerworld.com's site (using "scarewaer") shows the summary of the story but it links to the web root (computerworld.com/).
I've seen this a few times before and IMHO destroys the integrity of journalism. They can simply change the story or remove it from their servers when they see fit. And please, I request no argument pertaining to 'private company, capitalism, free market, etc'. You can no longer say "it's there in black and white". You pass the fresh link onto your friends who think you're crazy because no such story exists when they attempt to access it, or even worse; the story's content (and meaning) is changed on the fly without any record of the change.
Google it: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=scareware+msn +live
InfoWorld: http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/02/20/HNmicros oftscareware_1.html
Computerworld search for scareware:
http://computerworld.com/action/googleSearch.do?cx =014839440456418836424%3A-khvkt1lc-e&q=scareware&c of=FORID%3A9#479
There should be some sort of editorial escrow site that accepts news and updates but does not allow the "original record" to change.