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Archive of Older Special Interest Items (2003)

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Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Bush-Bashing Ads Move Online

United Challenges AOL With Low-Cost Dial-Up

Writing an end to the bio of BIOS

Tom's Hardware Guide - VGA Charts 1/2004

UK Police call for remote button to stop cars

NASA Adjusts Course of Mars-Bound Rover

High-flying camera club

The 100-Megabit Guitar Gibson's maverick CEO wants to shove Ethernet up your ax and rock the music world.

Navy Announces Plans To Buy 210 Fighter Planes From Boeing

5 GHz Project: CPU Cooling With Liquid Nitrogen

Earth Travel Time on Schedule

An Unrepentant Spammer Vows to Carry On, Within the Law

Web's inventor gets a knighthood The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has been awarded a knighthood for his pioneering work.

Best (and Worst) of 2003

Digital Video Guide: Converting Tapes to DVD

The Little SCO That Cried Wolf

The Best of 2003: Top 10 Astronomy Images


Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Online crime up in 2003

For Global ID Systems, the Tried and True

Domain Names Once Again Fetch Top Dollar

Cyber Blackmail Wave Targets Office Workers

Will DVD acquittal mean tougher copyright laws?

The USB dongle: a form factor worth plugging?

Mini Storage Drives Poised to Make Waves

Am I Patched Or Not?

Saturn Rings in the New Year Lovely Saturn is going to have a close encounter with Earth this year on New Year's Eve.

Micro$oft unable to protect XBOX console from Linux hackers.

How to Misunderstand Sun's Linux Desktop Strategy

Crater theory over missing Beagle

This Car Can Talk. What It Says May Cause Concern.


Monday, December 29, 2003

The IT industry is shifting away from Microsoft

CIA Museum Showcases Exotic Spy Gadgets

Ex-Talking Head Makes PowerPoint Art

IM, Not IP (Information Pollution)

International Spy Museum

Unmaking Memories: In the sci-fi thriller Paycheck, an engineer has his memory erased after completing a sensitive job.

Solar-Powered Plane to Fly Around the World

The Fantasy and Reality of 2004

Weather Service Equipment Snafu

A Year For New Paths To Friends, Music, More

Media and Technology in 2004

Radio boost for rural broadband Rural broadband has been given a boost by the UK Government's decision to free up a key radio frequency.

RIP Nuclear Waste

Your Body, Your Superfund Site


Sunday, December 28, 2003

We Hate Spam, Congress Says (Except When It's Sent by Us)

Beagle hopes hang on mothership

New Wi-Fi Tracker Pinpoints User, Device Location

Internet Stopped Being Fun This Year Big Intrusions, Tiny Pictures and Patented Problems

Putting Your IMs in One Place


Saturday, December 27, 2003

AMD's and Intel's End-of-Year CPU Buyer's Guide

Microsoft aims to make spammers pay

Hobbyists modify GM's OnStar system OWNERS CAN AVOID CARMAKER GIANT'S FEES FOR GPS SERVICE

Putting Linux reliability to the test The Linux Technology Center evaluates the long-term reliability of Linux

Dutch Invention Uses Electric Engines For Wheels

Firms team up to create more Web-linked appliances

Shuttles Will Return to Flight Upgraded With Added Technology

Digging Down Deep for Graffiti

Day Three, Mars Probe: No Signal

Beagle 2 Website

The EarthDial Project

Bill Nye's sundial hitches a ride to Mars


Friday, December 26, 2003

You Can’t Get There From Here: Why No Single Networking Technology Is Adequate

Reflecting On Linux Security In 2003

Beagle 2 Remains Silent as Mars Express Circles Red Planet

The New Voice of Tech Support

When the Pitch Has a Catch Some Companies Charge for Services Through Phone Bills

Online Data Conflict With Desire for Privacy Some Fear Misuse of Personal Information That Is Readily Accessed on Internet

Tips for Traveling With Tech Gear Flying with digital equipment? Here are the latest policies, so be prepared.


Thursday, December 25, 2003

Windows XP: Surviving the First Day A pdf file from the SANS Institute that describes how to set up your new Windows XP computer and minimize the likelyhood of being compromised by trojans, viruses or worms before updating is complete. Properly securing the system involves downloading many megabytes of update and patch files from the internet.

Spyware watches 'every keystroke'

Invasion of the Centibots ARMY OF TEST ROBOTS DRILLS FOR MILITARY DUTY

New Network to Link U.S., Russia, China

No Mars signal from Beagle probe Scientists have failed to pick up an expected signal from British-built spacecraft Beagle 2 telling them it has landed safely on Mars.

A FAT Licensing Uproar?

Why Your Next Phone Call May Be Online Voice over IP is cheap, easy, and available. Here's how it works.


Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Novell Registers Unix Copyrights The plot thickens

Novell Takes on SCO, Registers Unix Copyrights

Can CA Save Linux from the Great Satan SCO?

Face-off: Fedora Core 1 versus the free version of SuSE 9.0

The Battle over Unix

SCO Financials Improve As IP Fights Heat Up

Contract Watch: GroupWise's Final Shot

Threat From Sober Variant Grows

Apple Patches Mac OS X Security Hole

MySQL Quashes Defects in Database Release

2004: The Year of the Upgrade

Unexpected twists in Internet law

Secret of 'strained silicon' chips revealed


Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Murdoch's Empire Is in Orbit With the OK to buy DirecTV, the media titan can conquer more U.S. viewers via satellite

SCO's copyright letter

Linus' First Analysis of the Files

An In-Depth Look Into Windows Security in 2003

The Internet Is a Very Sick Place

RIAA: Shot Through the Heart?


Monday, December 22, 2003

PlanetChristmas

Patently Absurd: Why Simply Making Spam Illegal Won't Work

Can Spam? Or New Can of Worms?

Software glitch brings Y2K deja vu

Digital Pearl Harbor: It's already happened

Microsoft asks Linux users, "How can we get your business?"

Satellite Radio Extends Its Orbit

DVD-Jon wins new legal victory

SCO Sends Second Warning Letter to Linux Users

SCO Gets More Desperate; Digging for Truth

World Flu Outbreak Med Challenge

EU Travel Privacy Battle Heats Up

Mayo Amasses Mounds of Data

The Messages in a Battle Two Opposing Forces Are Massed in New Films: Tricks That Deal a Blow & Those Best Left Sheathed

Film Piracy Still Steals the Show


Sunday, December 21, 2003

Battery And Assault When His iPod Died, This Music Lover Tackled Apple. Stay Tuned.

Lost? Hiding? Your Cellphone Is Keeping Tabs

Christmas Webcam - version 2.2 The webcam and webcontrol demo are ONLY operational between 1700 and 2400 Mountain Time.

While Other Customers Help, the Companies Hide

Electronics Prices, Santa's Best Present

Help for Moving Files to a New Computer

Boston's 'Big Dig' Project Hits Milestone

Happy Anniversary, E-Government


Saturday, December 20, 2003

Open source firm releases patch for IE spoofing flaw

Beagle Romps Its Way to Mars

Heat Telescope Shows Cool Sights

GLOBAL INTERNET USE LIMITED BY LANGUAGE, ILLITERACY

Open source IE patch withdrawn for further patching

What Would UserLinux Look Like?

FCC Gives News Corp. Nod on DirecTV

Privately Funded SpaceShipOne Breaks Sound Barrier

Pop a Pill, Save Your Hearing?

Dumpster-Diving for Your Identity

Perl is 16 - Happy Birthday

Deal for DirecTV Clears 2 Hurdles FCC, Justice Approve Sale to Murdoch

Flying Saucer May Yet Take Flight

Song Swappers Win a Big One


Friday, December 19, 2003

Update on the IE vulnerability

Beagle glides solo towards Mars Beagle 2 has successfully separated from its "mothership" for the final leg of the journey to Mars

Red Hat founder sees irony in SCO lawsuit

Sun Linux a Good Rival to Windows

RealNetworks Sues Microsoft Over Antitrust Issues

U.S. Marines Hot for High Tech

Tolkien Fantasy Comes to Life

Group celebrates nonflight Society holding cocktail party during Wright festivities

FCC Issues Its First 'Do Not Call' Citation

Two Men Accused In Illegal Cable Piracy Scam

Is there a Santa Claus?


Thursday, December 18, 2003

New Intel Chip for Digital TV Could Remake the Market

Sold, for $40 Million! 2 Seats on a Russian Rocket

The common cold as cancer fighter? SLU prof's lifetime work moving into clinical trials

World's First Running Humanoid Robot

Linux 2.6.0 Kernel Released

Iraq's Open Source Possibilities

FCC OKs New Frequency for Highway Systems

Are You Ready for Some Science? An all-science, all-the-time cable channel

Wright Flyer Replica Fails to Fly

Holocaust Survivors Traced Online

SARS Case Confirmed in Taiwan


Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Bush to see 'Wright brothers' fly again

Bush honors 100th anniversary of first flight; re-enactment falls short

The Pilot's Role Goes From Daring to Dull

The Price of Twelve Days of Christmas

Bush Signs National Anti-Spam Law

Anti-Spam Act Signed But Some Are Skeptical

Roxio first target as CD-R patent owner threatens industry

IBM mulls sending engineer jobs to India

SCO Dismisses Importance of Early Court Loss

Open Source Takes on Hardware Biz

No, Really, You Can't Copy These

B'buster chief: End regional codes, thwart pirates

Online Financial Crime Headed From Bad to Worse

Internet Sales Tax Effort on Hold for Now


Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Google Adds Package Tracking

Microsoft Pulls Plug on Windows 98 Support

The Glitch that Stole Christmas For eBay Sellers, It's the Holi-daze

U.N. Agrees to Examine How Internet Is Governed

Google Adds Search by Number Feature

IT to help shape Army

SCO attacks keep coming back

EMC eyes the server with $635 million VMware buy

Toshiba Creates World's Smallest Hard-Disk Drive

KDE 3.2-beta2: Towards a Better KDE

The GPL is a License, Not a Contract, Which is Why the Sky Isn't Falling

Getting open source into public libraries

Saddam's DNA Test a Fast Job

Copyright Doesn't Cover This Site

The Englishman Who Wanted to Fly

SCO code to be protected in closed court


Monday, December 15, 2003

Microsoft Ending Support for Windows 98

How To Save Your Win98 (And Other) Updates Offline

How to stop spam? Don't look to legislation

Breaking the Gigapixel Barrier

Follow the Money: Why the Best Voting Technology May Be No Technology at All

Europe-Africa rail tunnel agreed

Dilemma Over New Flu Vaccine

Lindows.com Ordered to Change Name European courts side with Microsoft, but U.S. case is still set for trial.

Faster, More-Secure WiFi

A Bug That Pulls the Wool Over Your Site

Linux in the Security Crosshairs

The Taming Of The Internet A deluge of spam is forcing new rules and controls on the once wide-open Web

Next-Gen Flight: Sci Fi Scenarios

Future of flight High times

PowerPoint Makes You Dumb

What Microsoft needs to do in 2004


Friday, December 12, 2003

Electronic Toll Records Help Solve Crime

Virginia Arrests Man for Spam Email Under New Law

Cerritos, Calif., Goes Wireless Citywide

Global Warming Killing Thousands

Will Wi-Fi Travel the Friendly Skies?

Doubts cast on SCO claims of denial of service attack

Tech Transformation Not All Good

A Royal Pain in the Internet

Profiling System Takeoff Delayed


Thursday, December 11, 2003

Microsoft running on Microsoft again

International Space Station Incorporates Columbia's Kermit Software Program

Mystery patch blots Microsoft's fix-free month

IE bug lets fake sites look real

Open Source for the Slopes

Tomorrow's Menu: Spam, Spam, Spam

Shipshape, From Stem to Sperm

World's Tech Have-Nots Confer

How to Hold Moonbeam in Your Hand

Early Days Of a Data-Sharing Revolution

Waiting for the Phone to Bark

A Vending Machine for Voter Data

Mining the Vein of Voter Rolls


Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Quake Felt In D.C. Earthquake Centered Near Richmond

Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 4.5 - VIRGINIA - 2003 December 9 20:59:14 UTC

Microsoft to Junk Flagship Products, Cites Java Settlement

SCO Loses First Legal Round in Linux Battle

Build It: A Speedy PC for $800

These Squirrels Are Super Cool

WSU Students Break Wi-Fi - National Record 82 miles @ 2.4 GHz.

National Weather Service migrates to Linux-based IBM workstations


Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Australian Researchers Push Near-Broadband IP Over VHF

Tech Gifts a Luddite Will Love

U.N. Weighs Internet Ground Rules

Congress Votes to Can Spam

GPL is no hippie dream

Remail: IBM is Reinventing Email

Gov't Computer Security Lagging - Report


Monday, December 08, 2003

Thoughts at the End of the Road

Sun announces full service support for OpenOffice

NHS may ditch Microsoft on costs

BIOMETRICS Prepare to be scanned

Will Global Warming Cool Europe?

Go Tell It on the Mountain


Sunday, December 07, 2003

Humanity will survive information deluge – Sir Arthur C Clarke

Top 10 Personal Computers, Revised

Mozilla Thunderbird 0.4 Released

New York City, LEGO Style

Personal SUV of the Sky


Saturday, December 06, 2003

Yahoo's New Plan to Fight Spam

India Fires Supercool-Fuel Rocket

U.N. Summit to Focus on Internet Officials to Discuss Shifting of Control to International Body

Phone Cos. Cut Internet Service Prices

The AOpen DRW4410 4x DVD+R/RW Drive A drive that won't burn through your budget!


Friday, December 05, 2003

DDNS Service To Block Faulty Linksys Routers

Internet mapping project weaves colourful web

A project to create a comprehensive graphical representation of the Internet in just one day

No Confidence Vote: Why the Current Touch Screen Voting Fiasco Was Pretty Much Inevitable

Who will build our digital future?

Brazil bets on Linux cybercafes

AOL's $299 PC ISPs are Ready to Deal for Customers

Glitches for Cell Phone Switches


Thursday, December 04, 2003

Spammers Tap Unwitting Users' PCs

ATI begins sampling HDTV chip

Give Linux a try, but be warned -- it's seductive

Apple's Tablet Computer Might Finally Be That Link Between Your PC and TV

Science: President Bush To Call For Return To Moon?

Microsoft to Charge for FAT File System

Fiber to the People When customers own the network, everyone wins.

Alien Sex! Bombs! Robots! Pathos!

Help Fix Cyber-Security Or Else, U.S. Tells Industry 'We Want to See Results,' Official Says at Summit


Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Norton Antivirus: Activation is Seriously Broken

Researchers Find Serious Vulnerability in Linux Kernel

Report: Serious Flaw in Linux

Free Holiday Download!

Dell Policy Forbids Spyware Removal Support

More Damning SCO Evidence At Groklaw

Worm Aims to Disarm Spam Fighters

Linux: The Next Generation How free software is fueling a new kind of patriotism.

How Much Is Privacy Worth?

Maglev sets a speed record of 581 kph


Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Today's Superstar Anthony Campbell of Fredericksburg

Secret Energy Haunts Coral Castle

WIRED TOOLS 2K3

Dusty disc may mean other Earths

Longhorn on Sale: Only $1.58

Students’ appliances zap colleges As students power up, schools rewire


Monday, December 01, 2003

Put These Question Marks by the Hardware

Intel Fields Wireless Desktop Hub

Computer illogic Despite great promise, technology is dumbing down the classroom

Orbital Thanksgiving: Special Recipes Give Space Station Crew A Taste Of Home

'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials say

Japanese Spy Satellites No Go

Kelly's Catalog of the Cool

Digital Cameras on the Cheap

Microsoft Software in Every Car? Now there's a scary thought!

The VOIP Revolution

Ask Questions First, Shop Later


Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Promise of Eternal Youth Dashed

Major vendors to push Linux to the desktop IBM, HP, Dell, Novell try to edge in while industry waits for Longhorn

How to Gadget Shop

Preparing for the Knockout Blow

Science Data's On the Move

Window Open for Net-Access Taxes


Tuesday, November 25, 2003

TOP500 SUPERCOMPUTER SITES

IBM's Blue Gene Bursts onto Top 500 Supercomputer List

The Ultimate on-the-fly Network

When Cash Is Only Skin Deep

Retailers Rev Up for the Holidays

L.A. County Bans Use Of "Master/Slave" Term


Monday, November 24, 2003

Up to His Heinie in Alligators

Presenting the top 10 personal computers of all time

PCs' New Flash Buying Bells And Whistles

Mere Speed Is Not Enough

Congress Expands FBI Spying Power

Mondo Quake in Pacific Northwest?

Intel's Tiny Hope for the Future The microprocessor giant is thinking even smaller: tiny sensor chips that network with each other - inside everything on earth.

Study: 21% of Cell Phone Users Weigh Ending Home Service

Human Pilots: Who Needs 'Em?


Saturday, November 22, 2003

Tauzin Announces Agreement On Historic Anti-Spam Bill

Sun 'sheds its skin like a snake'

Wal-Mart to write own name on notebooks

Senate Bill Sticks It to Spammers

China's Grip on Info Loosening

Sale of DirecTV Advances FCC Staff to Endorse Purchase by News Corp.

National Postal Museum

Fill 'Er Up Full of Beans


Friday, November 21, 2003

Having a Gas in Okefenokee Swamp

Natural Deselection: Not Even Microsoft Will Last Forever, but They Plan to Try

The Battle Over UNIX

AMD Breaks Ground on 300 millimeter Manufacturing Facility in Dresden, Germany

A great way to carry your data with you

Why Linux Is Wealthier Than Microsoft


Thursday, November 20, 2003

CA offers free antivirus software

A Patented Way To Preempt The Spammers

SCO To Expand Its Lawsuit Beyond Linux

Scientists ID New Whale Species

Tech-Job Meltdown in Final Stages

What should I do if the internet goes down?


Wednesday, November 19, 2003

FedEx Delivers New Tech Lab

Estimating the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow

Cell Phone Carrier Switches May Encounter Hang-Ups


Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Clocked by Two Smoking Barrels

Test Your digital IQ

In Utah, Public Works Project in Digital

Spammers Now Clogging Blogs, Cell Phones

New virus disguised as PayPal e-mail

Gates Opens Comdex with Focus on Security, Spam and Tablet PC

Is RFID Technology Easy to Foil?

Microsoft to Give Music a Whirl

Twilight of the PC Era?

He’s Still Having Fun

Soaking in Spam

Keeping Up With Wi-Fi


Monday, November 17, 2003

Brazil Gives Nod to Open Source

Adobe Makes It Easier to Organize Digital Photos

Fast Track for Science Data

Kasparov Trounces Computer Foe

Gates's State of the Tech Union

The future according to Bill (again)


Sunday, November 16, 2003

Microsoft Windows Update CD released to beta Testers

Bugs, Old File Dates in New Microsoft Patches


Saturday, November 15, 2003

Where Sharing Isn't a Dirty Word

The 2003 Leonid Meteor Shower An unusual double Leonid meteor shower is going to peak in Nov. 2003 over parts of Asia and North America.

An End to Pop-ups? Advertisers Wince, Then Shrug

Students using the net to cheat

Mac Supercomputer Joins Elite

IBM builds new supercomputer

Opening Doors With the DMCA

A Tale of Two Dells


Friday, November 14, 2003

You Gotta Stop, Smell the Roses

Share 'True Crime,' do the time

FCC expands frequencies for wireless Internet

MS: Don't Force Us to Be Lousy

Presidential Homepage Shootout Targets Speed and Accessibility

Comdex Faces Vegas Competition

WAL-MART TO OFFER ONLINE MUSIC SHOP

How to fix what's wrong with Windows


Thursday, November 13, 2003

StarBand Prepares to Exit Bankruptcy

The Eros Project for Space Property Law

The First Time is Free: Microsoft's Peculiar Profit Obsession, .NET, and What It All Really Means

Gov't Orders Re-Examination of Net Patent


Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Under Attack!

Mimail Can Capture Keystrokes

External Drive Shootout: Maxtor OneTouch vs. Seagate External

The Coolest Home PCs

Fresh Fixes for Microsoft Flaws

Caught by the Act Digital Copyright Law Ensnaring Businesses, Individuals Over Fair Use

Advances in car technology bring high-class headaches


Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Plan for UN to run internet 'will be shelved'

Internet Explorer to stomp pop-ups

Yet Another Rendition of Linux


Monday, November 10, 2003

A Peek Inside the Secret World

Popular Science: 2003 - Best of What's New

Rage Against the (Chess) Machine

What you need to know about the next Windows

Why Microsoft's hacker bounty is wasted money


Sunday, November 09, 2003

Is It On? Building Silent PCs

FCC Deserves a Digital Thanks for Nothing


Saturday, November 08, 2003

Google tests desktop search

Total Lunar Eclipse: Second Moon Show of the Year takes place November 8

Lunar Eclipse Computer

Internet Tax Ban Stops Dead in Senate

Senators Banter Over Net Taxes

Langa Letter: Time To Check Your CDRs

Security Flaws Rankle Microsoft


Friday, November 07, 2003

Illinois researchers create world's fastest transistor ... again

Penguins for President?

New Hitchhiker's Guide Radio Series Announced

Why Heat is the Enemy of Server Farms and Sometimes Less Power Means More

Matrix Imploded: Trouble in Zion

IBM Reply to SCO Response to IBM Motion to Compel Discovery

Putting Novell's SuSE purchase into perspective


Thursday, November 06, 2003

Sad End to Computing's Inventor

Voyager 1 Probes 'Final Frontier'

MS Calls Out Bounty Hunters


Wednesday, November 05, 2003

FCC Moves to Stifle TV Piracy

Time To Check Your CDRs

Red Hat tells customers, 'No more freebies!"

Red Hat Linux Migration Resource Center

Red Hat: Stick with Windows at home

Novell acquires SUSE

Autopilot Telescopes Ease Gazing


Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Salem Selling a Dubious Past

Are taxes on the way for Net access?

Darpa Runs Robo-Racers Off Road

Calif. Halts E-Vote Certification

AT&T May Face Fine for Telemarketing

Wal-Mart, DOD Forcing RFID

Sun on Fire, Unleashes 3 More Major Flares


Monday, November 03, 2003

Seafaring the Smart Way

Data Attacks Strike Spam Fighters

Odd mishaps cause computer grief


Sunday, November 02, 2003

Web Vipers Computer Users Must Guard Against Threats Posed by Spam, Viruses And Hackers -- Or Else

New Virus Dresses Up as E-Mail

Product activation glitch hits Symantec


Thursday, October 30, 2003

E-Mail Providers Devising Ways to Stop Spam

HDTV Newcomer Faces High Hurdles

Solar Ejection Hurtles to Earth

Big Bang sounded like a deep hum

Two Companies at Odds Over the Internet's Future

Copyright Law Exemptions Denied

Studies: 90 Percent of Kids Use Computers

New processor computes at light speed

Langa Letter: Make Windows XP Self-Maintaining

Vietnam embracing open-source products Nation's solution to software piracy: `Eliminate Microsoft'


Wednesday, October 29, 2003

It'll Thrill Ya, It'll Kill Ya

Microsoft To Settle Antitrust Lawsuits

For Media-Savvy Tots, TV And DVD Compete With ABCs

Massive Solar Flare

EXTREME SOLAR ACTIVITY:


Tuesday, October 28, 2003

In the Beginning There Was a Sign

Microsoft to Developers: Rope This Longhorn!

Microsoft Gives Glimpse of New OS

Is the Cure Worth the Cost?

Spam Pitches Are Mutating Faster


Monday, October 27, 2003

Finding New Life on an Old Road

'Big Mac' supercomputer one of world's fastest


Friday, October 24, 2003

How Microsoft's Misunderstanding of Open Source Hurts Us All

Use of Stots TemplateMaster Woodworking Tool Limited to One Shop Usage Restrictions -- Nasty EULA Terms – Ban on Resale

Hitting the Sweet Spot

Three R's: Reading, Writing, RFID


Thursday, October 23, 2003

Images of Space Get Second Look

Feds to Fight Digital TV Piracy

Senate Votes 97-0 To Restrict E-Mail Ads Bill Could Lead to No-Spam Registry
  This is a bad and unenforcible idea! - Webmaster


Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Farewell to Concorde

Water sparks new power source

Warfare at the speed of light


Monday, October 20, 2003

Everyone talks about Linux gaining ground. Redmond doesn't take threats lightly

Watching You The World of High Tech Surveillance

In open source gain, Bay State locks horns with Microsoft

Building the Ultimate High-End Gaming Workstation:

My new favorite antispam app is...

HDTV Pub - High Definition Hardware, local DTV information & more


Sunday, October 19, 2003

Replacing the checkout line Grocery chain puts shopping-cart computers to the test

Despite a New Outlook, Office 2003 Offers Little Reason to Upgrade

The Patch Of the Month

A Latino Link From the Government


Saturday, October 18, 2003

Free online journal seeks revolution in science publishing

Public Library of Science


Friday, October 17, 2003

FCC Frees Up More Frequencies

Alias Systems: Maya Personal Learning Edition 5 Now Available for Free Download

Lasers uncover Stonehenge secrets High-tech lasers have been used to unlock the secrets of Stonehenge.

ITunes, Now for the Rest of Us

Time Warner Sheds 'AOL' From Its Name

Will the Sun Rise Again Tomorrow?

Feds Want All-Seeing Eye in Sky


Thursday, October 16, 2003

Windows: More Flawed Than Ever

Technology Center Welcomed by NSA

FCC Targets Copying of Digital TV Hollywood Backs Rule That May Irk Viewers

It's Wake-Up Time Kiss your pillow good-bye. A new breed of drugs promises to do for drowsiness what Prozac did for depression.


Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Microsoft Toughens Up Outlook

Turn That PC Into a Supercomputer


Monday, October 13, 2003

A Storage Tank Like No Other

Linux inches up corporate IT priority list

Google Stumbles?

Copyright Lawsuit Is Turnabout for SCO

Samba beats Windows


Friday, October 10, 2003

SCO Files 2nd Motion Asking the Red Hat Judge for a Delay on Discovery

Parents Sue School Over Wi-Fi

Another Stab at Trustworthy Computing

Microsoft promises security changes TECHNOLOGY TO SHIELD WINDOWS, BALLMER SAYS

Intel Chairman Says U.S. Is Losing Edge


Thursday, October 09, 2003

IE full of holes, unsafe: Security experts

Developers gripe about IE standards inaction

Companies lining up for Michigan state's huge laptop order

You Can Hear Me Now: Software Brings Cellular Capacity To Rural Communities

Cloaking Device Made for Spammers

Six in a Row for Yahoo

Crack Team to Move Liberty Bell


Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Butt calls: Let's put an end to 'em


Tuesday, October 07, 2003

This Plane Is a Flotation Device

Vintage PCs Evoke Sweet Memories

Song swappers flock to invitation-only Internet


Sunday, October 05, 2003

Organizing With Upgrades New PDA's from Palm


Saturday, October 04, 2003

Microsoft moves to integrate Windows with BIOS A deal with BIOS maker Phoenix Technologies would allow the operating system to directly control hardware. It also raises concerns over who controls the software in PCs

Broadband: Pick Cheap or Speedy

Drones May Be Allowed to Share U.S. Skies


Friday, October 03, 2003

Microsoft Sued for Weak Security

New bill challenges RIAA's subpoena campaign

Insurance Rates Driven By GPS

'Ig Nobel' prizes awarded at Harvard

Quirky Scientists Win Ig Nobelity

Winners of the Ig® Nobel Prize


Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Linux in Hollywood

SonicVision Reaches for Stars

A fast look at amateur auto racing Business people swap ties for helmets in hot new hobby


Tuesday, September 30, 2003

IRS Blasts Worm With Autonomic Software

HP to SCO: Go Ahead, Make My Day

The Battle Over Unix


Monday, September 29, 2003

A Big Leap for Small Satellites

Meteorite wrecks houses in India At least 20 people are reported to have been injured after a meteorite crashed to Earth in eastern India.

Wi-Fi Hits the Road

Trade Group To Abide by No-Calls List


Sunday, September 28, 2003

Ransom Love, Co-founder of Caldera and SCO, Speaks of Unix, GPL and the Lawsuit

Wi-Fi Earns Zagat's Blessings

One Phone Number, to Go Wireless Firms Working Out Details Of Painless Switching Between Carriers

Focus on the Big Picture: Where the Phone Works

Wireless Phone Service Provider Comparison

Cell-Phone Internet Service Gets Up to Speed but Remains Pricey


Saturday, September 27, 2003

States ask Congress to bless Net tax

Yahoo walls out Trillian

Big Blue Fires Away

FTC Tries To Save No-Calls Registry Agency Appeals Judge's Ruling


Friday, September 26, 2003

The Octopus as Eyewitness

Microsoft critic dismissed by @Stake

Call List Is Again Blocked In Court Order Comes After Congress Votes to Protect Registry


Thursday, September 25, 2003

The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

Do-Not-Call List Blocked By Court FTC Overstepped Role, Judge Says

Sinking the Pirates of the Internet


Friday, September 12, 2003

Is the music industry tone deaf or what?

Extreme Makeover PCs are a marvel of engineering on the inside.


Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Microsoft warns of three critical flaws in most Windows versions

Six portable projectors for under $1,500

Breaking the Word Processor Curve

Linux as Usual? The View from the Trenches

Famed Hacker Turns Himself In

No Joy for Sun Microsystems

Girl, 12, Settles Piracy Suit for $2,000

RIAA's Lawsuits Meet Surprised Targets Single Mother in Calif., 12-Year-Old Girl in N.Y. Among Defendants


Tuesday, September 09, 2003

12-Year-Old Sued for Music Downloading

Fear May Not Spur CD Sales


Monday, September 08, 2003

Happy 5th Birthday, Google

Google celebrates fifth birthday

Why pen computing could put you out of business


Sunday, September 07, 2003

Encyclopedias a Click Away

Passwords multiply as users' rage rises


Friday, September 05, 2003

Music Biz to Give File Sharers Amnesty

Universities Rush to Protect Networks Area Schools Adopt Strict Policies Aimed at Getting Students to Upgrade Computer Security

This Sports Car Is in the Swim

The Innovators' Ball Why Business Isn't as Fun as it Used to be

Colleges Move to Thwart Internet Viruses

IT links to blackout under scrutiny Investigators search system logs for evidence of sabotage


Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Reinventing the Transistor

A Galaxy of Possibility Part 1: Mandrake 9.1 ProSuite

Understand Your Dog

'Longhorn' Rollout Slips

We Have Met the Enemy, and He is Us


Tuesday, September 2, 2003

Is RSS the Answer to the Spam Crisis?

RSS Feeds are the Better Email Newsletters

Stupid Microsoft Tricks Why the Richest Company on Earth Feels it Needs to Cheat

Microsoft Vows To Crush The Mouse That Roared


Friday, August 29, 2003

Microsoft seeks cash from makers of IM clients It hopes to cut licensing deals before booting rivals from its MSN IM network

How to build a home network--the hard way

Building a Time Machine by Spam

Norton AntiVirus to Include Product Activation Code

Wi-Fi Sails the High Seas

Opera, Mozilla update their Web browsers The two browsers offer Web surfers an alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer


Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Brazilian Government gives one more step towards free software

Hubble Makes Best Mars Globe Photos Ever

New Mars Photo Called Sharpest from Earth


Tuesday, August 26, 2003

MIT leaps to solution of walking-on-water mystery

Machines will make criminal of every UK driver

RFID Gussied Up With Biosensors

DVD-Cracking Code Not Free Speech

Court Gives Hollywood a Happy Ending

Zippo Puts Web Site's Lights Out

MIT Everyware Every lecture, every handout, every quiz. All online. For free. Meet the global geeks getting an MIT education, open source-style.

Microsoft's Jim Allchin on the Longhorn timetable


Monday, August 25, 2003

Close Encounters of the Martian Kind

Look to the Stars: New NASA Scope

The ONLY ways to stop spam and viruses

Microsoft's Big Role on Campus Donations Fund Research, Build Long-Term Connections

Neal Stephenson Rewrites History For the dark prince of hacker fiction, looking backward is another way of seeing the future.


Sunday, August 24, 2003

Seven Spam Filters Compared

'Sobig' virus traced to Canadian computer

Experts Race to Beat Computer Worm U.S., Canada Try to Thwart Sobig by Disconnecting 17 Machines

Microsoft Windows: Insecure by Design

CD-Recordable discs unreadable in less than two years


Friday, August 22, 2003

SoBig worm aims to turn PCs into spam machines

Microsoft warns of critical flaws in Internet Explorer Flaws could enable attacker to take control of user's computer

eBay goes dark for nearly three hours

SoBig worm not slowing down yet Security firm: Worm not seeing normal drop-off; returning vacationers could bring new spike Monday.

Record Computer Infections Slow U.S., Private Work

GAIM - MSN Information - Will we be blocked?

Genetic Tests in Your Bedroom

Best Colleges Index


Thursday, August 21, 2003

Worm Wars II: Attack of the Virus

Sobig.f advice and help in WOW

747-400 Cockpit Project

Torvalds Slams SCO

Analysis of SCO's Las Vegas Slide Show

SCO Use of Samba Code Under the GPL

Ocean Sponge May Be Best for Fiber Optics

DoD Seeks New Chip Technologies

The Best Defense Is a Good Upgrade This $4.5 billion piece of next-gen naval hardware is already obsolete - by design. Welcome aboard the flexible technology platform called the USS Ronald Reagan.


Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Two worm strains spreading on the Internet

Full steam ahead for ferry Wi-Fi in Washington state

Navy says intranet hit by worm but still functioning

Microsoft's in-house sociologist Ever get the feeling your Usenet newsgroup list is being watched? By Microsoft?

Winning the War on spam: Comparison of Bayesian spam filters

Snap Happy 21 Digital Cameras Reviewed

What's Up With Windows? XP SP2 has slipped by a year. Longhorn's a moving target. What's going on with Microsoft's cash cow?

SCO Forum 2003

License Computer Users

SCO Turns Up the Heat on Linux Users

How to get a broadband Net connection...to go

Ham Radios Came to Rescue in Blackout

Blackout Results in Widespread Network Outages


Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Open-Source Community Approaches SCO

Microsoft Weighs Automatic Security Updates as a Default

Stones jumpin' into the Web RHAPSODY DEAL A MILESTONE

Windows XP SP2 Delayed Until Late 2004


Monday, August 18, 2003

GNU Questions: RMS on SCO, Distributions, DRM

Google Searches the Web And Does Math Homework

New BlackBerry May Be a Little Too Much

Patching Becoming a Major Resource Drain for Companies Need to stay on top of threats such as Blaster poses burden to users

New variant of Blaster worm 'fixes' infected systems Blast.D patches security hole


Sunday, August 17, 2003

The Nigerian SCO Connection


Saturday, August 16, 2003

Microsoft prepares to be Blasted

Microsoft.com falls to DOS attack Company's Web site inaccessible for two hours

Windows Update flaw 'left PCs open' to MSBlast

WU.com briefly ran Linux

Wireless Useless in Blackout

It's a Flawed World After All

Blackout a Boon for Backup Tools

RIAA Methods Under Scrutiny

Microsoft Braces for Blaster


Friday, August 15, 2003

Old SCO Also Donated Code to Linux

SCO's McBride: IT world backs SCO in its fight with IBM

SCO to argue General Public Licence invalid

Solicitors dialing 'L' for loophole in no-call law Be careful what you sign up for!


Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Internet Worm Targets Microsoft Windows

New Worm Mocks 'Billy' Gates

AOL's Identity Crisis

Wish You Were Here, Send Brains

Luxury Loo: The Seat Also Rises


Wednesday, July 23, 2003

McNealy Weighs In on Linux, Unix, Sun

Build a Wicked Fast Mini-PC


Tuesday, July 22, 2003

SCO Escalates Linux Battle

SCO wants licensing fees from corporate Linux users

SCO Registers UNIX(R) Copyrights and Offers UNIX License U.S. Copyright Office Officially Begins Assignment of UNIX Copyrights to SCO, Company to Provide UNIX License to Commercial Linux End Users

SCO says it's time for Linux users to pay up

Linux advocates doubt validity of SCO licensing scheme Advocates claim scheme violates GPL software license

SCO Expands Attack on Linux

Caldera Employee Was Key Linux Kernel Contributor

Australian Democrats target Microsoft

Exploding Universe of Web Addresses

Tired of the Telly? Reprogram It

SBC, Qwest in Satellite TV Partnerships

One US.gov smartcard ID to fit all


Monday, July 21, 2003

CERT recommended home computer security guidelines A PDF version of the presentation is available from the site and also can be downloaded here.

The dangers of remote PC access

Backyard Paparazzi to the Stars

Apple Co-Founder Creates Electronic ID Tags


Sunday, July 20, 2003

Linux Ranks No. 2 On Microsoft Risk List

SCO readies new Linux licensing program Users would get access to OS without fear of litigation. This would seem to be rather rash and premature.

Red Hat to change development model, abandon shrinkwrap (UPDATED)

Recordable DVD Still Stuck on Pause

Guardian Angels of the Highway

Music Pirates, on the Run? Or Just on Vacation?

The card up their sleeve

French Government Bans Term 'E-Mail'


Saturday, July 19, 2003

Exploit, attacks reported for Cisco IOS vulnerability Cisco first warned of the flaw on July 16

New Windows flaw raises fresh doubts about Microsoft security The latest vulnerability affects Windows Server 2003

West Point goes wireless The military academy has opted for the less-used 802.11a wireless standard

End nears for Netscape browser The iconic Netscape browser is about to disappear.

Music Industry Wins 871 Subpoenas Against Internet Users

Senate Votes to Deny Funding To Computer Surveillance Effort


Friday, July 18, 2003

DVD Burner round-up: Plextor, Panasonic & Pioneer drives tested

Voter Flawed

Firms Rush to Fix Vulnerability in Key Internet Hardware

Videocams Record Airline Flights

Research No Longer in Motion?

Microsoft Profit Again Huge, but Firm Is Cautious

DirecTV dragnet snares innocent techies


Thursday, July 17, 2003

Microsoft admits critical flaw in nearly all Windows software

Upload a File, Go to Prison

Beyond the Wall Infrared surveillance cams. Seismic field sensors. Real-time data maps. Welcome to the new US Border Patrol.


Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Torvalds gets down to the kernel With the Version 2.6 test release now out, Linux's father looks ahead

Mozilla Wants to Rumble With IE

AOL lays off Netscape developers

Which gadgets can unlock the next technological revolutions?

Where Is Everybody? The Wireless Network Might Know

West Nile: Beware the Bug's Bite

Giving Sharers Ears Without Faces

Bionic Eyes Benefit the Blind

Breathing New Life Into Medicine


Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Funding for TIA All But Dead

Traffic to filesharing sites drops Visits fall as recording industry threatens suits

Open Office 1.1 RC1 Released


Monday, July 14, 2003

Want some free antivirus software?

Walmart.com sells Microtel PC with SuSE Linux software

The WiFi Solution

Browser Wars II: The Saga Continues


Friday, July 11, 2003

SCO vs. Linux: Show Me the Money


Thursday, July 10, 2003

New site spoofs PayPal to get billing information The fake site is the latest of several "brand spoofing" scams

IBM, Sun, Cray Score Darpa Contracts

Net Radio Group Threatens to Sue RIAA

New Memory That Doesn't Forget

Japan Govt Opts for Linux for Payroll System


Monday, July 07, 2003

Science faction

HDTV Sets Aren't Quite Ready for Everyone

Internet Providers Battling to Shape Spam Legislation Microsoft, Others Said to Want Immunity

File Swappers to RIAA: Download This!

Plextor's PlexWriter Premium A premium blend of CD-RW features


Saturday, July 05, 2003

Hubble Catches Some Cosmic Fireworks


Friday, July 04, 2003

Laptop PC sales outpace desktops

Ink more expensive than champagne

World Radiocommunications group OKs new spectrum for WLANs worldwide The international conference wants a portion of the band to be limited to indoor use

dB Drag Racing

And Now for Something Completely Different How DTMD Could Save Your Local Phone Company


Thursday, July 03, 2003

ISS warns of coordinated hacker attack on July 6 Hackers in the Defacers Challenge get points for defacing Web sites

New cellphones used in 'digital shoplifting'

Alan Kay is the inventor of everything from the graphical user interface to the mouse. So what is he working on now?

Gates on the lifespan of desktop computing


Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Support for Windows NT 4.0 Workstation ends Companies needing assistance can still use the company's self-help option

Building A Home Network From Scratch

Netscape Founder Says Web Browsing Innovation Dead

Update about MandrakeSoft status

Eight Consumer Electronic Companies Establish “CE Linux Forum” New Forum to focus on the establishment and promotion of “Linux based digital consumer electronic products”

Gates on Linux

Sinbad Hears Linux's Siren Song

20 Hot Technologies to Watch

Microsoft Finds Another Flaw in Passport

Spam costs $874 per employee per year Yearly productivity loss equals 1.4 percent

U.S. Develops Urban Surveillance System


Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Black boxes in cars: saviors or snitches?

A Horror Show for TV Ads TiVo's digital recorders indicate that viewers don't necessarily watch the ads, even on hit shows. Agencies and networks are still in denial

Some Gov't Computers Ordered Shut Down Again

NEC gasses up 40-hour notebook fuel cell

Consumer electronics industry rallies around Linux Companies move to put Linux in consumer devices


Monday, June 30, 2003

Renaissance potters were nanotechnologists Tiny metal particles give 15th century Italian ceramics lustre.

Copper in glazes of Renaissance luster pottery: Nanoparticles, ions, and local environment

Long, Strange Trips A planetary exploration timeline

File Swappers Beware

Apple Exploits Open Source to Produce an Outstanding Browser

Google Zaps Ads


Friday, June 27, 2003

Have a Field Day: Why you should try ham radio

Fredericksburg's RVARC Field Day Information

Do-Not-Call Registry Begins Today

Gates envisions secure future in a world of real threats Homeland security and privacy are both possible, he said

U.S. Appeals Court sides with Microsoft on Java The decision reverses an earlier court order

Windows 2000 fixes released

Defense Department Will Require IPv6 Compliance

Frozen Water Detected at Mars' North Pole - Report

Latest Sobig variant getting bigger

Intel to adapt PC specs to networking

Solar airplane crashes on test flight

Group claims Linux advance on Xbox


Thursday, June 26, 2003

SCO smear campaign can't defeat GNU community

Tips on setting up a wireless LAN

Many libraries will skip grants to avoid using Net filters

IBM readies new Opteron cluster system

SuSE, Cray team up to brew Red Storm Companies ink pact to create Linux supercomputer

Over 500 German government agencies using open source Federal Minister says 'we also want to work with Microsoft'

Industry group seeks to simplify home networking

Fox Television to Add HDTV to Primetime by Fall 2004

IBM Sees `butler in Dashboard' Future

'Cajun king of spam' stirs pot of controversy

How Amazon Opens Up and Cleans Up By allowing friendly hackers to access its data and feeds, the e-commerce giant is creating a fast-growing ecosystem where buying and selling thrive

Pioneer Introduces World's First DVD Recorders With TiVo(R) Service

Microsoft Lands Large Army Software Contract

Penguin on Thin Ice? Why IBM Should Win in the Fight to Save Linux

Music labels plan Web dragnet RECORDING INDUSTRY TO GATHER EVIDENCE AGAINST FILE-SHARING USERS

Online Piracy Spurs High-Tech Arms Race

Sobig.E@MM worm spreading around globe It's more of an annoyance than a menace so far

Inventor looks to DNS's future Mockapetris says DNS is overdue for security, language enhancements

Sorting the ham from the spam


Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Torvalds Speaks Out on SCO, Linux

The Battle over UNIX

Novell Debuts First Linux Product

Mom Meets Linux - A Lindows 4.0 Review

Gates To Outline Microsoft's Homeland Security Strategy

Pentagon tweaked GPS accuracy to within three meters during Iraq war


Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Top 500 Supercomputer Sites

SCO Group Eases Its Customers' Worries

Linux's new popularity may hurt Apple more than Microsoft.

Ruling Backs Porn Filters In Libraries

Short History of Copyright in the Digital Age Internet Sparks a Copyright Fire

Online Piracy Frightens Movie Moguls

Behind 'Harry' Delivery, Months of Plotting

IBM opens supercomputing-on-demand facility 'Deep Computing on demand' will initially house 600 clustered servers

DNS marks 20th birthday System gets e-mail, Web surfers where they need to go

Quantum computer developer gets funds


Monday, June 23, 2003

Inca may have used knot computer code to bind empire

For Biotech Firms, Outlook Brightens on Cancer Drugs

Apple and Microsoft: Can this divorce be saved?

Nextel's Nascar Sponsorship, Bond Buyback Plan Boosts Stock

Downloading the Future of TV Advertising

SCO Owns Your Computer


Sunday, June 22, 2003

DVD-Piracy Paranoia Proves Counterproductive


Friday, June 20, 2003

Best Buy alerts consumers to fraudulent e-mail E-mail asks for credit card, Social Security numbers

What Goes Around Comes Around The Only Clear Winner in This SCO Versus IBM Case is Microsoft

Linux Buzz: My Visit to SCO

The NEW best way to set up a home network

Among Film's Ghosts, Its Future


Thursday, June 19, 2003

What SCO Wants, SCO Gets

Download pirated data, see your computer destroyed U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch wants to teach cyberpirates a lesson


Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Spam: The Gotchas Never End

The Battle Over UNIX

The WinFS File System For Windows Longhorn: Faster & Smarter

Microsoft Blog Policy Coming Down the Pike?

2003 And Beyond

Microsoft files 15 lawsuits against alleged "spammers" in US, UK

FCC Asked To Spurn Murdoch EchoStar Opposes DirecTV Purchase


Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Pentagon Commits to IPv6

SCO Terminates IBM's Unix License

SCO(R) Announces Immediate Termination of IBM's Right to Use and Distribute AIX Software and Files for Permanent Injunction

IBM Comment on SCO Press Release

SCO suit now seeks $3 billion from IBM

SCO claims IBM Unix contract void

Why SCO decided to take IBM to court

SCO pulls IBM's AIX license in Unix dispute

SCO revokes AIX license Big Blue says it has perpetual arrangement to ship OS

Self-destruct files to secure DVDs, CDs New digital format aims to give firms their due

Linus Torvalds hired by Open Source Development Lab He'll work exclusively on Linux development


Monday, June 16, 2003

New ZoneAlarm toughens firewall Products identify hackers, block e-mail worms

Big Blue: Defender of Open Source

A $200 Computer Can Perform, Barely

Weta Prepares to Render LOTR: ROTK $5m boost to trilogy's finale

Linux kernel coder puts SCO on notice

SCO's evidence unveiled? Man claims NDA foulup

Cars' `Black Boxes' Hold Crash Data, New Privacy Issues

When Software Really, Really Has to Work


Friday, June 13, 2003

A good question: What does the SCO Unix code reveal? Opinions vary on what the sneak peek really reveals

Twice As Much Nothing to Watch on TV How Ultra Wide Band Networking May Change Cable TV; Also, How SCO Unix May, Itself, Have Code Ripped-Off From Both Linux and BSD Unix

IEEE OKs 802.11g WLAN standard, three others

McNealy's Last Stand

NASA Targets Dec. 18 for Shuttle Launch Under New Rules

160,000-year-old Fossilized Skulls From Ethiopia Are Oldest Modern Humans

Rivals Say Microsoft Flouts Deal Firms Complain About Charges, Terms of Licensing Program


Thursday, June 12, 2003

eBay for Dummies

Internet Explorer: Asking the Right Question

Patch Management: The Enterprise Advantage

HDTV Quest: Samsung DLP Takes the Crown!

Happy Birthday, RAID

Microsoft to kill popular Linux antivirus product RAV AntiVirus will be discontinued


Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Intel ships billionth chip

End Vendor License Agreement

Linux Access in State and Local Government

Some Graphic Remarks: VGA for the Ultimate Linux Box

Latest version of ReplayTV cuts ability to share shows, skip ads

Wal-Mart Starts Online DVD Rental Plan

Switching cell phone carriers? Read this first!

The handheld that will make you like Linux

Sprint drops Web hosting, cuts 500 jobs

Battle-tested tech


Tuesday, June 10, 2003

FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE Announcement

RIAA Wrath Hits Teen Student’s Software Provokes Harsh Reaction From Music Industry


Monday, June 09, 2003

Shortwave Radio and the PC

Linux (with a Pen) on the Acer Travelmate C100

Cross-Platform Browser vulnerabilities

States Skirt Internet Tax Ban

Oracle's Darwinian Theory of M&A


Sunday, June 08, 2003

Linux-Unix ties spelled out

Linux more insecure than Windows, Aberdeen claims But Microsoft is an Aberdeen customer

UK councils dump Windows for Linux

The Maine Solar System Model Scale 1:93,000,000

Challenge-Response May Be a Good Spam Defense, but It Requires Effort


Saturday, June 07, 2003

100 Years of Flight

Wal-Mart to push for RFID adoption Retail giant to throw weight behind wireless tracking of goods

From: "Kim Komando Show Daily Tip" <kimstipreply@lyris.komando.com>
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 6:00 AM
Subject: Kim Komando Show Tip of the Day -- Friday, May 30, 2003

The federal government provides a lot of money for students. It offers both grants and loans, usually based on need. The Federal Student Aid Information Center is a good place to start. It's at:
    http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html

Be sure to check on private scholarships and loans, too. Reportedly, many go unclaimed year after year. Some places to search include:
    FastWeb -- http://www.fastweb.com
    Scholarships.com -- http://www.scholarships.com

Prepare for a shock when you price textbooks. You can easily spend $100 or more per book. So price your books on the Internet. They may well be cheaper than at the campus bookstore. Sites to price new and used textbooks are:
    Barnes & Noble -- http://www.barnesandnoble.com
    Amazon -- http://www.amazon.com
    TextbookX.com -- http://www.textbookx.com

Cell Users Can Keep Numbers Court Affirms FCC Rule

Computer Systems Hit by Return of 'Bugbear' Virus


Friday, June 06, 2003

General Dynamics wins $2B U.S. Army IT deal

Adelaide home to new supercomputer

New BugBear worm still spreading Malicious program specifically targets financial institutions

SCO NDA Offers Little Information, Much Risk

A conversation with Steve Wozniak In an exclusive two-part interview, Apple Computer's co-founder discusses Steve Jobs and the company's roots

Mars Exploration Rover Mission

MS wants to change your oil...and more

U.S. National Weather Service outsources supercomputer Inks $224 million hosting deal with IBM

Congress' decision: To tax Internet sales or not Fairness, impacts debated

SCO says clause bolsters Linux claim


Thursday, June 05, 2003

Novell hits back at SCO on Unix claims SCO says it owns 'contract rights' to Unix

Contract illuminates Novell-SCO spat

SCO, Not IBM, May Have Put Unix Code Into Linux Instead?

Ballmer targets Linux in annual memo He sees it as a 'competitive challenge'

Turning on the World Wide Web

All About the Internet

Hobbes' Internet Timeline v6.0

New System Could Speed Up Internet Downloads


Tuesday, June 03, 2003

TiVo to Sell Customer Viewing Data

Biotech start-up takes step toward personalized cancer treatment

Your life at your fingertips — courtesy of the Pentagon

Ximian uncorks new Linux desktop Update features bundled application suite


Monday, June 02, 2003

Computerworld Special Coverage: SCO's Linux fight

Analysts to SCO: No thanks to code review offer

SCO's CEO says buyout could end Linux fight

Is Linux really happening in India, or is it just hype?

Mars Express

SETI@home Returns to the Scenes of its Most Promising Candidates

It seems the online auction industry is in a state of limbo

FCC Votes to Ease Media Ownership Rules

Major Tablet PC vendors experience declining sales

In Computing, Weighing Sheer Power Against Vast Pools of Data

Sen. Lieberman warns of dangers of offshore chip manufacturing He cites national security and high-tech jobs


Thursday, May 29, 2003

SCO's Chris Sontag on Linux, Unix and brewing legal fights 'There is inappropriate intellectual property in Linux,' he says

German software group threatens to sue SCO on Linux Legal action could come as soon as tomorrow

Going for a Streak-Free Finish Will Microsoft's Answer to Linux Be Windex Instead?

Intel's Centrino may crash Windows when used with VPNs A work-around requires disabling some of the Centrino features

Final 802.11g standard throttles data rates down Lower throughput needed to protect 802.11b WLAN gear

Way Out There in Arp 299, a Factory for Supernovas

Major brand hard drive vendors recall defective products produced in China


Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Conspiracy Theorists Unite!

SCO Deserves Public Scolding

Windows Defraggled

European Space Agency OKs GPS-like Galileo satnav system

Microsoft Pulls XP Update Over Glitch

Simulation: Massive tsunami sweeps Atlantic Coast in asteroid impact scenario for March 16, 2880

dvdrhelp.com - Info on DVD's and DVD burning

German Software Group Threatens to Sue SCO on Linux

Novell calls on SCO to prove allegations about Linux

Novell hits back at SCO on Unix claims Says it never transferred copyrights, patents of Unix System V

SCO turns profit in second quarter Company claims revenue helped by recently launched licensing program

Gartner to users: Don't take SCO suit lightly

Microsoft discount funds raise eyebrows Company claims programs were created with customers in mind

Munich chooses SuSE Linux over Microsoft The city is dropping Windows on its 14,000 computers

Study finds CIA falling behind in IT know-how It called the agency's networking and information-searching abilities "primitive"

EBay ordered to pay $35M for patent infringement The company plans to seek a reversal of the decision


Tuesday, May 27, 2003

How to spot and stop spam

Microsoft Finds Some Doubters for the Motives of Its Largesse

Spam blockers may wreak e-mail havoc

From PlayStation to Supercomputer for $50,000

Big Changes for Search Engines

New research looks inside the brain to catch liars in the act


Friday, May 23, 2003

Passport flaws let anyone control passwords

Transparent TVs from invisible circuits

Earth, Moon, and Jupiter, as Seen From Mars

SCO official defends Linux sales after suit was filed

Resume spam saddles employers

Computing's Lost Allure

Why Microsoft won't make your car crash

How high-tech cruise control could save lives

EchoStar to Pay $5 Million to Settle Consumer Complaints

'Digital Dreck' Times 180 Million


Thursday, May 22, 2003

30 years of Ethernet gains

The Embedded Linux "Cool Devices" Quick Reference Guide

Computing's dying breed

Final 802.11g draft standard throttles data rates down The lower throughput is needed to protect 802.11b WLAN gear

Frozen Light: Cool NASA Research Holds Promise


Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Digital Camera Checklist

Why Panther May Tear Up Longhorn

Linux demystified

SCO to License Unix to Microsoft

Microsoft's spreading FUD over Linux

OSI Tears Apart SCO's Claims

Distributors Unfazed by SCO's Warnings


Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Worm Poses as Microsoft Message Mass mailer claims to be a technical support message.

New email worm starts doing the rounds

Microsoft Still Playing Hardball

Napster Being Revived as a Fee-Based Service

Despite U.S. Efforts, Web Crimes Thrive


Monday, May 19, 2003

Big Brother Is Tracking You. Without a Warrant.

Broadband Growth In Doubt, Study Hints 57% of Respondents Are Uninterested

More Jobs Than Security Clearances

FBI Sets a Trap A Tempting Offer for Russian Pair

No Passport Out of Password Prison

Microsoft to license Unix code Microsoft will license the rights to Unix technology from SCO Group, a move that could impact the battle between Windows and Linux in the market for computer operating systems.

Microsoft to Buy Unix Technology From SCO Group

Microsoft to license Unix from SCO SCO's move to seek money from companies using Linux gets a boost

SCO confirms Microsoft has licensed its Unix technology The deal ensures it is complying with SCO's Unix intellectual property


Thursday, May 15, 2003

Microsoft ready to slash prices to beat Linux Tactics could run company further afoul of government regulators

SCO drops Linux, warns Linux users Linux users they may be liable for intellectual property violations

SCO Group Warns Linux Users of Violations

SCO warns commercial Linux users of potential 'legal liability'

THE MATRIX RELOADED / ***1/2 (R)

Matrix Times Two

Shake-Up Leaves AOL Long Way From Recovery Investors Say Rebound Will Take Years

Making Computers Understand

Intuit to remove antipiracy mechanism

Intuit Will Discontinue Product Activation

Xbox losses nearly doubled at Microsoft Revenues tumble; marketing spending increases


Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Fizzer Worm Is on the Move

Quotations from Chairman Gates

Mandrake, SuSE Lift Linux

Challenge-Response Spam Blocking Challenges Patience

Microsoft says iLoo not a hoax, but project dead anyway

Spam, Milord

Blacklists vs. Spam A Powerful Tool for Defeating Junk E-Mail Has Its Detractors


Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Fizzer worm spreading, could allow attackers access

iLoo

Microsoft: Internet-ready toilet project a hoax

Nanotechnology key to scientific leaps, execs say NanoBusiness 2003 buoyed by pledge of $2.4 billion in funding

AMD rolls out Athlon XP 3200+ Chip is AMD's first with a 400MHz front-side bus


Monday, May 12, 2003

Verizon to Offer Wireless Web Link Via Pay Phones

Apple Tweaks Microsoft Over a New Computer

Google to fix blog noise problem


Thursday, May 08, 2003

The Longhorn Chronicles

Microsoft Aims for Protection From Users

Microsoft to Get More Control of the PC?

WinHec

Dell to Change Name

HDTV Quest: The Never-ending Story

Effective SPAM Filtering With Eudora

Judge awards EarthLink $16 million over 'spam' e-mail

EarthLink's Two-Front Spam War

Passport flaw leaves user info up for grabs

Big companies save big from open source Study says customers can save 20 percent with OpenOffice instead of Microsoft Office


Wednesday, May 07, 2003

How Intel blew it on wireless


Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Software bug sent Soyuz off course

Microsoft 'Athens' built on strategy for new PC golden age - Microsoft plans to totally control your hardware experience.

Ferreting Out Software Piracy

Turner Slashes His AOL Stake Critic of Media Firm Unloads More Than Half His Shares

Microsoft to Get More Control of the PC?

2.6 Kernel to Push the Envelope


Monday, May 05, 2003

Hey, boss, don't you dare take IM away from me

New Opera for Linux catches up with Windows version

Knoppix to the rescue!

Software Bullet Is Sought to Kill Musical Piracy

iTunes store: More than 1 million sold

Linux Desktop Myths Exploded


Sunday, May 04, 2003

Heading off film piracy - Movie trade group staying one step ahead in lobbying efforts

Campus Hazing

Soyuz capsule found hundreds of miles off target
NASA: Crew of three apparently in good shape


Friday, May 02, 2003

Wi-Fi Networks Get a Security Upgrade Vendors to release WEP replacement by late May.

Wi-Fi Alliance Boosts Wireless Security Group certifies products that support the new WPA security standard.

Wi-Fi Security Gets a Boost 802.11i standard will plug security holes, but products may not be available for almost a year.

4 Students To Pay for Music File Swapping Agreement Settles Suit By Recording Industry

Rocket-powered sled travels about 6,400 mph to break 1982 world land speed record


Thursday, May 1, 2003

Adaptive optics give ground scope a steady gaze

Reflections on the 25th Anniversary of Spam

States Object to Spam Legislation

On Open Source Procurement Policies

Fraud Joins the Bidding Online Law Enforcement Cracking Down After Sharp Rise in Auction Complaints

Live Worms Found in Columbia Wreckage


Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Slammer Time for the Spammers

Song Sharers Get an Instant Scolding Record Firms Use Pop-Up Messages to Fight Piracy

Apple's Music Moves: A New Online Store

All Your Drop Are Belong To Us Embedded inkjet printer chips enforce ink cartridge expiration

Mozilla Plan Sticks to Basics

Microsoft's XML: the New EBCDIC?


Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Internet Is Losing Ground in Battle Against Spam

Fighting the Spam Monster-and Winning Spam is a multiheaded monster. You must arm yourself with more than one weapon to slay this persistent beast.

AOL, Microsoft, And Yahoo Launch Anti-Spam Alliance

Let's Fight Spam


Monday, April 28, 2003

Blacklisted E-Mailers Sue Anti-Spam Groups

File-Swap Sites Not Infringing, Judge Says Firms Held Blameless For Copyright Violations

GPS Receivers for the Masses

How recycling your PC just got easier

Never forget another password! Here's how

Spam update: Why there'll be no quick victory


Friday, April 25, 2003

Why the PC still can't replace the TiVo

Judge Orders Verizon To Sing to the RIAA

File Sharing Forfeits Right To Privacy Judge Tells Verizon To Identify Customer


Monday, April 21, 2003

A Brief Analysis of the "Super DMCA" (The Draft Model Communications Security Act)

On Trial: Whose Online Marketplace? EBay Suit Showcases 'Business Practice' Patent Issue

Why Am I Getting All This Spam? Unsolicited Commercial E-mail Research Six Month Report

AMD's Opteron debuts

Intel resumes new Pentium 4 shipments PC makers given software update to fix issue

EBay goes to court over patent infringement

Brief: Microsoft issues patch for Office 2000 registration bug


Monday, April 21, 2003

Justice For the RIAA

AMD puts 32-bit twist on 64-bit Opteron New chip may force Intel to play catch-up

AT&T Trying to Collect Bills From the Victims of Hackers

Customers Tire of Excuses for Rebates That Never Arrive

Partners line up for AMD's Opteron 64-bit CPU launch

Brief: Intel cuts some processor prices

Windows circa 2005, code-named Longhorn.


Sunday, April 20, 2003

Microsoft Tangles With How Best To Cast .Net


Saturday, April 19, 2003

A New Wave of Wireless 'WiFi' Networks Are Expanding Internet's Reach, Profit Opportunities

Once You've Tried WiFi, There's No Going Back

Better Security for Wireless Access

WiFi Setup Can Be Tricky Help Lacking to Configure Home Networks

WiFi Promise Vs. Reality The Wireless Technology Gets Put to the Speed Test


Friday, April 18, 2003

New Law Putting Net—and You—at Risk

State "Communication Services" Laws Analyzed

State-Level "Super DMCA" Initiatives Archive

How MS will know ALL about you

Latest Windows flaw: 2000 users advised not to patch

FTC Files Suit Against Sender of Porn 'Spam'

With War, Satellite Industry Is Born Again

Reconnecting Iraq

BarStool Racing


Thursday, April 17, 2003

Many Americans Still Aren't Going Online, Survey Finds


Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Building A Better Browser

Browsing The Web On Linux

Microsoft Reports Profit Growth


Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Bug Causes Intel to Stop Shipping New CPU

How the Mosaic browser triggered a digital revolution

High-speed Net coming to a plug near you?

Judge Limits Class-Action Microsoft Suit

Kinko's to Offer T-Mobile Wireless Internet Service

Microsoft Seen Offering Cautious View with Results


Monday, April 14, 2003

Novell adopts Linux as NetWare migration path


Saturday, April 12, 2003

MCI To Lend Its Name To Parent WorldCom Hopes To Shed Image


Friday, April 11, 2003

Murdoch's DirecTV Deal Scares Rivals Cable Operators Fear He Will Boost Prices, Threaten to Pull Top Programming

Senators Introduce Junk E-Mail Bill


Thursday, April 10, 2003

News Corp. to Buy Hughes, DirecTV Murdoch, for $6.6 Billion, Adds No. 1 U.S. Satellite Service to Global Media Empire


Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Ruling Backs Anti-Spam Activist Judge Says Web Site Doesn't Have to Be Taken Down

Feds Falling Short on Cybersecurity Former Cybersecurity Adviser Urges More Resources to Battle Cyberterror


Friday, April 04, 2003

4 Students Sued Over Music Sites Industry Group Targets File Sharing at Colleges


Thursday, April 03, 2003

Old technology offers new answers in Columbia crash probe


Wednesday, April 02, 2003

SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop slated for June

Security Holes in RealPlayer, QuickTime

Red Hat Linux 9 Technical Changes (or when the RELEASE-NOTES are just not enough)


Tuesday, April 01, 2003

Red Hat Linux 9 Forces Stability Gamble

Sun dumps its own branded Linux for established vendors


Monday, March 31, 2003

Why you really, really need a firewall (or two)

Army uses mobile technology, satellite link to track supplies


Friday, March 28, 2003

IT at heart of 'Shock and Awe'

NT4.0 too flawed to fix - official

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-010 Flaw in RPC Endpoint Mapper Could Allow Denial of Service Attacks (331953)

Flash in the sky caught on tape Meteorites land in Park Forest

Meteor blazes path to Park Forest

Al-Jazeera domain hijacked

Software Review: StarOffice 6.0

E-mail From the Front

Soldier Toys Today, Civilian Toys Tomorrow

Analyst: Internet File-Sharing Bigger Than Record Business

Japan Launches First Spy Satellites

Patriot Missiles Seemingly Falter For Second Time Glitch in Software Suspected


Thursday, March 27, 2003

Casting A Wider Net For World News


Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Red Hat upgrades Linux desktop OS

High-Tech Media Goes to War

States Seen As Lax on Database Security Study Faults Efforts To Police Insurers

Comcast Bundles TV, Internet to Keep Customers

Computer Problems Slow Tracking of Foreign Students


Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Tomahawk's Use Bodes Well for Raytheon

Satellite Takes on Cable in Metro Areas


Friday, March 21, 2003

War Prompts Digital Mayhem


Thursday, March 20, 2003

Cisco to Acquire Linksys for $500 Million in Stock

Microsoft warns of 'critical' flaw in most versions of Windows

Windows Users Warned About Software Flaw

Pentagon Scrambles for Satellites Military Buying Access to Commercial Vehicles to Meet War Needs

The Total Information War

A Medium Meets Its War


Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Think Discontinued: Apple Retires Its Original IMac Line

The Technological Advantage


Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Can AOL Survive?

Gateway to Cut 17 Percent of Work Force


Monday, March 17, 2003

Debunking the Linux-Windows market-share myth

Tech Companies Grapple With Wartime Uncertainty

Military Brings 3-D Advantage to War Preparation Advanced Training Technologies Allow Pilots, Soldiers to Rehearse Missions


Sunday, March 16, 2003

Industry Divided Over DVDs

All News, All Video, All the Time


Friday, March 14, 2003

Online site for filing Virginia Income tax It's free and the tax filer can establish a secure account with password.


Sunday, February 23, 2003

Three Tax-Prep Choices


Sunday, February 16, 2003

Going From VHS to DVD, Via Your PC


Saturday, February 15, 2003

White House Releases Cybersecurity Plan

Plan Approved To Save U.S. Digital History

Dell's Love Letter


Friday, February 14, 2003

Internet fraud expanding, security experts warn


Saturday, February 08, 2003

Earthlink Wants Total Access (to Your PC) Why Earthlink's Pop-Up Blocker is Very, Very Bad. Also, the SBC Frames Patents Go Down the Drain

Leaking Capacitors Muck up Motherboards

Copper Lines Regaining Luster With the Obstacles to Fiber, Phone Companies Are Tapping the Old Infrastructure

Bush Orders Guidelines for Cyber-Warfare Rules for Attacking Enemy Computers Prepared as U.S. Weighs Iraq Options


Friday, February 07, 2003

Air Force imagery confirms Columbia wing damaged

Big Stores To Charge Sales Taxes Online Retailers Agree To Collect for States


Thursday, February 06, 2003

Dell Computer Removing Floppy Drives on Desktops


Friday, January 31, 2003

Feds Building Internet Monitoring Center


Thursday, January 30, 2003

The Lord Of the Webs

AOL's Many Losses


Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Internet Worm Unearths New Holes Attack Reveals Flaws in How Critical Systems Are Connected


Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Worm's Disruptions Shake Preconceptions


Monday, January 27, 2003

Experts Try to Track Internet Virus

Net Worm Marches On; Clean-Up Continues


Thursday, January 16, 2003

The Law vs. The Internet


Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Court Upholds Copyright Extension Justices Back Congress in Win for Artists, Entertainment Firms


Friday, January 10, 2003

AOL Plans Big Cuts in Costs, Jobs Parent Company Seeks Long-Term Growth.


Tuesday, January 07, 2003

Apple's Surprise.


Monday, January 06, 2003

A Pared-Back Security Initiative Revised Plan Focuses on Agencies.

Telephone Price Wars Called Off Long-Distance Rates Increasing.


Thursday, January 02, 2003

To: FPCUG Internet SIG 
From: MartyGizzi <FUGPYVXBNXCD@spammotel.com>
Subject: Top Ten Hoaxes for Dec 2002

The top ten hoaxes reported to Sophos during December 2002 are as follows:
1.  JDBGMGR
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/jdbgmgr.html
2.  Budweiser frogs screensaver
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/budweiserfrogs.html
3.  A virtual card for you
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/virtualcard.html
4.  Bonsai kitten
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/bonsai.html
5.  Meninas da Playboy
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/meninasdaplayboy.html
6.  Hotmail hoax
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/hotmail.html
7.  WTC Survivor
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/wtcsurvivor.html
8.  Elf Bowling
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/elfbowl.html
9.  Mobile phone hoax
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/mobile.html
10. Frog in a blender/Fish in a bowl
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/frogfish.html

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