Tabs dump 2

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A tabs dump is when I have so many tabs left open in Safari because I thought I might blog about a page, that I can’t see the new ones opening. Here it is, telegraphic style:

  • Wanted! Hackers -- Microsoft to offer $250,000 for the heads of the hackers who released the MSBlast worm and the SoBig viruses.
  • Structured Weblogs: first steps by Sébastien Paquet.
  • In Why does Open Source suck? Carmeron Purdy explains why he thinks there aren't so many useful projects of any quality.
  • Microsoft, still looking to be a major actor in the search engine business, has hired a former CTO of Overture.
  • Killing Cancer with a virus.
  • G5 cluster secures elite spot for Apple, IBM — "Ironically, [Intel] lost the gigahertz game".
  • Beware of silly click-through in Panther.
  • California halts E-Vote certification — Meanwhile, Aussies do it right with Open Source! Frankly, some people overseas should try to better understand what republic means (Latin res publica: the public thing.) I would never accept that the slightest thing be hidden during a vote, even if the process has been "certified" outside of my sight. The American Technology Syndrome in its full glory again.
  • WPA's Little Secret — "Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) has a weakness: poorly chosen short human-readable passphrases can be cracked with a robust dictionary attack offline and without access to the network."
  • Is that a small ego war I see here between John and Jon? By the way, John's tag-line makes me think of this one: no sense being pessimistic, we all die anyway.
  • Already reported here, but in IBM in, Intel out of Xbox? appears something looking so much as an excuse I was sure it would surface: Microsoft chose the PowerPC to stop people from turning a $200 XBOX into a $600 PC. Ridiculous, now they will be able to turn it into a $1200 PC-equivalent Unix box!
  • KDE on 24 — I doubt this particular example is a good one, but the question is nevertheless interesting: if a GPL'd image appears in a video, would it be legal to modify, sell and distribute the episode under the terms of the GPL over the internet?
  • Linux Buzz: View from the Trenches: Goodbye SuSE? — Now if Red Hat CEO's father gets a Desktop Linux, he may get it from Novell/IBM ;-)
  • The Awkward Conscience of a Nation — "We Americans suffer from an enforced ignorance. We don't know about anything that's happening outside our country. Our stupidity is embarrassing. National Geographic produced a survey which showed that 60 per cent of 18-25 year olds don't know where Great Britain is on a map. And 92 per cent of us don't own a passport." Who needs to be anti-American when we have Michael Moore? ;-)
  • Gateway customers' online orders are exposed in public, apparently, as Matt has found out. Not good at all. As rather similar case happened recently at Victoria's secret (although in the latter case, personal details where exposed.)

[Note to self: I hit the limit of my URL scheme with MT, where two entries in the same category can't share the same name.]