Government Computers and IT Security

Thursday, 2 April 2009, 15:35 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs
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It amazes he how lax governments can be about IT security. Here’s an article, which talks about the Conficker Worm - a worm that would have been harmless if people actually updated their system regularly. I get why desktop users can be lazy about that (I’ve not always been perfect about that either, but I’m [...]

Pwn2Own 2009 - Chrome is the only web browser to survive

Thursday, 26 March 2009, 17:16 | Category : Computer Stuff, Loaves
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Pwn2Own is an annual computer hacking contest, which probably means none of my readers are even remotely interested in this post, but I’m still going to write it ;-P I’ll try to make it easy to understand though (hopefully, this way at least somebody will read it :]).
Basically, the rules of the competition go something [...]

An Interesting Way of Dealing With License Agreements

Sunday, 1 March 2009, 11:58 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs
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You know like when you’re installing somekind of software and loads of licensing appears that you have no interest in reading, but you agree to it anyway because you want to install the application? They could write absolutely anything there and you’d agree to it. So, the best thing to do is to get your [...]

Steve Jobs: “I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.”

Saturday, 31 January 2009, 3:49 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs
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Since I’ve been following Steve Jobs’ health lately, I thought it appropriate to mention the story has once again been changed :] His health is apparently bad enough for him to take medical leave after all.
So the speculation will once again be rife I guess…

Apple finally confirms Jobs’ bad health

Sunday, 11 January 2009, 21:25 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs
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After all the speculation that I wrote about recently, Apple has announced Jobs is suffering from a hormonal imbalance.
The gossip that was coming through was much more serious, but maybe it truly was just that… gossip…

An 8-year old computer whizz

Sunday, 11 January 2009, 21:11 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs, Curiosities
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An 8-year old boy in India specialises in animation for films and has now begun to teach his skills to adults.

The story of a teacher, who thought Linux was illegal and a Linux guru, who overreacted a little

Friday, 2 January 2009, 19:34 | Category : Computer Stuff, Slices
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The story goes like this… There is a certain organization called The HeliOS Project. Its goal is to supply working computers to children in low income families. The cheapest way to do that, of course, is to supply them with Linux rather than Windows.
One day, Mr Ken Starks, who is behind the project, received an [...]

What Steve Jobs and Kim Jong-Il have in common

Wednesday, 31 December 2008, 16:39 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs
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There are rumours that Steve Jobs (Apple CEO - who was, incidentally, no. 34 on the Newsweek power list that I wrote about recently) has some sort of serious health problems. While I hope the rumours do not turn out to be true, I cannot help but wonder why Apple has a history of hiding [...]

Why supporting a wider range of platforms is in the interest of the software industry

Wednesday, 31 December 2008, 16:15 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs
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This is a very interesting way of looking at the problem. The author gives very strong reasons for why supporting Mac OS X and Linux (rather than just Windows) can give your sales a massive boost. They may consist only 5% of the market, but there are sound financial reasons not to ignore these platforms [...]

Internet and phone communication between Europe, the Middle East and Asia disrupted

Monday, 29 December 2008, 14:16 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs
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It’s a little freaky to think that something like this can happen so easily… Basically three of the four cables that run below the ocean between Europe, the Middle East and Asia have snapped.
Communication with the Middle East is already difficult in the present state and the disruption may bring massive losses to businesses, but [...]