* Posts by Bruce

11 posts • joined 10 Mar 2008

Intel's record fine will lead to civil suits, says expert

Bruce
Jobs Horns

I can't wait for Google ....

to be pardoned by Uhhhbama.

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HP moves OpenVMS dev to India?

Bruce
Gates Halo

Windows Server 2008 R2 beta runs on Itanium

"Microsoft decommitted from Itanium...."

Not really. The Itanium version is available for Server 2008 R2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=85CFE4C9-34DE-477C-B5CA-75EDAE3D57C5&displaylang=en

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Yes, there was a viable liquid bomb plot

Bruce
Pirate

Got in himmel

I can just see the same jury in WWII.

A Hurricane shoots down a He-139 loaded with bombs. The Pilots demand to be let go and return home because they didn't actually drop any bombs and they deny intending to drop the bombs. They were just out for a nice fly around London.

The jury convicts them of trespassing, fines them, and lets them go home.

Civil law is NOT the place for terrorists to be tried.

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Red Hat hack prompts critical OpenSSH update

Bruce
Flame

Two years of easy to guess SSH/SSL keys

should make people think twice about defending Linux.

http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/05/13/1533212&from=rss

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Bruce
Gates Halo

How many distros home servers have been hacked now?

RedHat

Debian

GNU

???

They should have used Windows Server 2003.

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Microsoft ramps up vuln ActiveX controls cull

Bruce
Happy

Vista and IE7 does have "allow bits".

"ActiveX Opt-In automatically disables entire classes of controls—all controls the user has not previously enabled—which greatly reduces the attack surface. This new feature works directly to mitigate the potential misuse of pre-installed controls. Users will now be prompted by the Information Bar before a previously installed, but as yet unused ActiveX control can be accessed. This notification mechanism will provide users the ability to permit or deny access when viewing unfamiliar websites. For malicious websites that attempt automated attacks, ActiveX Opt-In helps protect users by preventing unwanted access and gives the user control. In the event the user does opt to permit loading an ActiveX control, the appropriate control is easily enabled by clicking in the Information Bar."

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Has ISO already rejected anti-OOXML appeals?

Bruce
Flame

Several companies have implimented previous versions of OpenXML

Several companies have implimented previous versions of OpenXML.

http://www.novell.com/products/desktop/features/ooo.html

"OpenOffice.org Novell Edition supports the import and export of established Microsoft Office file formats, even taking advantage of geometrically compatible fonts to match document length. In addition, OpenOffice.org Novell Edition ensures compatibility between the Open Document Format (ODF) and Office Open XML, Microsoft's document format for Microsoft Office 2007. Transparent document sharing makes OpenOffice.org Novell Edition the best choice for customers who are deploying Linux desktops in a mixed Linux / Windows environment."

And ODF 1.0 is hopelessly flawed. Maybe someday they will fix.

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Are the ice caps melting?

Bruce
Alert

Anarctic Peninsula is 2% of Antarctica

Anarctic Peninsula is only 2% of Antarctica.

"The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of the mainland of Antarctica, and almost the only part of that continent that extends outside the Antarctic Circle."

It has a lot of active volcanoes.

http://wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com/2008/01/22/surprise-theres-an-active-volcano-under-antarctic-ice/

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Mozilla plugs 10 security holes in Firefox

Bruce
Unhappy

2 years old

Some of the bugs date from February 2006.

Mozilla is kind of slow.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?bug_id=345529,328258,405783,399286,415827,384871

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IPCC's 'evil twin' launches climate change sceptic's creed

Bruce

What Global Warming?

January 2008 - .046C BELOW the average

February 2008 - .016C ABOVE

Essentially, we are now back to normal temperatures.

http://wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com/2008/03/10/feb-2008-rss-global-temperature-anomaly-near-zero-and-in-good-agreement-with-uah/

Has CO2 dropped? No.

Has Solar Output dropped? Yes.

What causes minor fluctuations in the earths temperature? The Sun.

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Bruce

Al Gore has made 35 million off of the IPCC hysteria

Al Gore has made 35 million off of the IPCC hysteria.

"Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore left the White House seven years ago with less than $2 million in assets, including a Virginia home and the family farm in Tennessee. Now he's making enough to put $35 million in hedge funds and other private partnerships."

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a7li9Nhmhvg0&refer=home

The amount of money at stake for the AGW chicken littles is probably 1,000,000 more than the Heartland Institute has spent.

If you wish to read up on the so-called warming, this is a good place to start.

http://wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com/

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