Secure computers aren’t so secure – MIT researchers seek out exotic attacks…

30 10 2009

You may update your antivirus software religiously, immediately download all new Windows security patches, and refuse to click any e-mail links ostensibly sent by your bank, but even if your computer is running exactly the way it’s supposed to, a motivated attacker can still glean a shocking amount of private information from it.

via Secure computers aren’t so secure.





Best Jobs in America 2009 – Top 50: Systems Engineer – Money Magazine on CNNMoney.com

29 10 2009

Best Jobs in America 2009 – Top 50: Systems Engineer – Money Magazine on CNNMoney.com.





Flickr Photo Download: Space: The Final Junkyard – Infrastructure

25 10 2009

Space: The Final Junkyard





Twitterers Keep Current

21 10 2009

NEW YORK So what links are Twitterers actually clicking on? Based on a user sample released Friday by Chitika, an online ad network, Twitter users most frequently accessed links directing to information about current events and news 28.49 percent.

via Twitterers Keep Current.

I am surprised it isn’t more. It is all I use twitter for.

-hakujin





100 Oldest .COM domain names

19 10 2009

100 Oldest .COM domain names.





Android 2.0 First Look: Fresh Face, Sick Speed – android 2.0 – Gizmodo

18 10 2009

While Android 1.6 is still writhing around in amniotic fluid, BGR had the nerve to publish shots of version 2.0 “Eclair,” which doesn’t even have a formal due date yet. They look great. Sorry, 1.6: I’m already over you.

via Android 2.0 First Look: Fresh Face, Sick Speed – android 2.0 – Gizmodo.





Top 15 Terminal Commands for Hidden Settings in Snow Leopard | Terminal, Finder, Dock/Exposé/Dashboard, iTunes + iPod | Mac OS X Tips

14 10 2009

Every time Apple brings out a new version of OS X, we compile a list of our favourite Terminal commands for enabling hidden features and changing hidden settings here are the lists for Tiger and Leopard.

via Top 15 Terminal Commands for Hidden Settings in Snow Leopard | Terminal, Finder, Dock/Exposé/Dashboard, iTunes + iPod | Mac OS X Tips.





14-Year-Old African Turns Garbage Into Wind Power – Asylum.com

14 10 2009

Every now and then we come across a heartwarming story that also makes us feel like indulgent, do-nothing slackers. William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi a country that most of us geographically challenged Americans probably know as ‘that place where Madonna’s adopted kid is from’.

via 14-Year-Old African Turns Garbage Into Wind Power – Asylum.com.





Apple Moves To Block Jailbreaking In New iPhones

14 10 2009

For the past seven months, jailbreaking opening an iPhone to applications not signed by Apple for installation has relied on an exploit dubbed “24kPwn”. We’ll skip the technical voodoo for the sake of not putting you straight to sleep, but here’s the important bit: in the latest batch of iPhone 3GS units to hit the shelves, the exploit has been fixed. Unless a new exploit is discovered and, with each patch, this is becoming less and less likely, any iPhone 3GS to ship after last week will not be jailbreakable.

via Apple Moves To Block Jailbreaking In New iPhones.





Facebook Now Has 30,000 Servers « Data Center Knowledge

14 10 2009

How many servers does Facebook have? For some time now, the stock answer has been “more than 10,000 servers,” a number the company began using in April 2008. Facebook has continued to use that number, even as it has soared past 300 million users and dramatically expanded its data center space

via Facebook Now Has 30,000 Servers « Data Center Knowledge.





Scientists identify brain cell which keeps us awake, raising hopes of a cure for jet lag | Mail Online

12 10 2009

A pill that cures jet lag is a step closer today, after scientists discovered how signals from the brain control our biological clocks.

via Scientists identify brain cell which keeps us awake, raising hopes of a cure for jet lag | Mail Online.





Major bug in Snow Leopard deletes all user data

12 10 2009

Reports have been cropping up on the Apple Support forums that users have been losing all their data due to a nasty bug in Snow Leopard, Apple’s latest Operating System. Many users are reporting that all settings are being reset and most data is gone, according to iTWire.

via Major bug in Snow Leopard deletes all user data.








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