Amy Bennett writes: "And the answer is... Microsoft. Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology analyzed 658 high-risk and medium-risk vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft products and 738 affecting Apple. They measured how many times over the past six years the two vendors were able to have a patch available on the day a vulnerability became publicly known, which they call the 0-day patch rate. What they found: 'Apple was below 20 [unpatched vulnerabilities at disclosure] consistently before 2005,' said Stefan Frei, one of the researchers involved in the study. 'Since then, they are very often above. So if you have Apple and compare it to Microsoft, the number of unpatched vulnerabilities are higher at Apple.'" Link to Original Source
Hugh Pickens writes: "I remember growing up in the late 1950's, listening to space launches played over the school intercom at Washington Elementary, and two years later being put into the first math class at junior high to study SMSG's new math, but what I remember most was the sense of urgency from teachers and parents that America "catch up." The New York Times is running a story on those heady days after Sputnik when scientists warned that the cold war would be fought with slide rules, not rifles and Congress rushed to pass the National Defense Education Act to stimulate the advancement of education in science, mathematics, and foreign languages. If you've seen the movie October Sky, you remember what it was like when space first captured the country's imagination and teachers pushed us to pursue our dreams. For me, studying math and science from grade school to college was a natural progression everyone encouraged and I count myself lucky that my personal interests happened to coincide with the nation's. What support did you get in your early years to study science, how did it make a difference in your life, and what can we do today to encourage our kids and grandkids?"