Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Macintosh Astronomy Links

Friday, September 26, 2003

This is starting to get out of hand. The RIAA must be stopped.
She Says She's No Music Pirate. No Snoop Fan, Either.

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Cool article about Jupiter and its moons. [SPACE.com]

Interesting information on Computerized voting terminals:

In this post we brought to your attention a very serious issue concerning voting machines and Diebold. Well, it's gotten worse.

On September 2, the State of Maryland issued a scathing report about irregularities and security issues with the Diebold machines in question.

And what will the State of Maryland do? THEY'LL APPROVE the contract anyway and ignore the report.

If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention.

UPDATE: More here.

[The Agonist]

Monday, September 22, 2003

Uh OH! It starts now in my own state!
In a new tactic aimed at making Americans pay sales taxes on Net purchases, the state accuses 62 online retailers of failing to collect taxes for purchases made over the Web. [CNET News.com]

We may have to re-define Avogadro's number.
Nature Sep 21 2003 11:23PM ET [Moreover Science News]

Sunday, September 21, 2003

Cells taken from cloned mouse embryos have been used to successfully treat a condition similar to Parkinson's disease in humans. [BBC News | Front Page]

Apple seeded build 7B74 of Mac OS X 10.3, Panther, to developers and testers. The new build was posted to the Apple Developer Connection Web site late Saturday. Apple has determined which bugs will be fixed in the initial Panther release... [Think Secret]


Saturday, September 20, 2003

Virginia Tech posted an extensive collection of photos documenting the assembly and deployment of their Supercomputer Cluster which consists of 1100 P... [MacRumors]

Friday, September 19, 2003

Fun Stuff:
A power problem has shut down Loral's Telstar 4 communications satellite, the company announced... [spacetoday.net]

Thursday, September 18, 2003

AP - Ilan Hornstein used to download his favorite tunes from the Internet to his hard drive, but he stopped several years ago, cowed by threats from the recording industry to sue high-tech music lovers who swap files. [Yahoo! News - Technology]


Very Interesting article:
Wanton use of antibiotics has led to new generations of superbugs, and doctors are losing the war against runaway drug-resistant bacteria. The new secret weapon: phages. By Richard Martin of Wired magazine. [Wired News]

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

This is a crazy story: Hostage-taker killed by police, two hostages wounded.

News of the day:


Monday, September 15, 2003

Gotta love Microsoft! This is hilarious!

AP - Microsoft Corp. chief executive Steve Ballmer said Monday the company will make any necessary improvements in its software to try to thwart viruses and other attacks that have recently hobbled computers around the world. [Yahoo! News - Technology]

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Here we go again!

AP - Moments before a top Microsoft executive told Congress about efforts to improve security, the company warned on Wednesday of new flaws that leave its flagship Windows software vulnerable to Internet attacks similar to the Blaster virus that infected hundreds of millions of computers last month. [Yahoo! News - Technology]

Read about the NEW patch!

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

News of the day:

Friday, September 05, 2003

Last Sunday I helped the networking guys install some new switches in the residence halls. Here are some pictures. It was a fun time. We tried to replace the hubs with switches as fast as we could. It was a real rush job. The new switches allow us to have more control over the traffic in these buildings and increases the bandwidth available in the building. Those are all positive points.

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