Bill Gates Crashes at CES

(via SFGate.com) But while promoting what he calls the “digital lifestyle,” Gates showed how vulnerable all consumers — even the world’s richest man — are to hardware and software bugs. During a demonstration of digital photography with a soon-to-be-released Nikon camera, a Windows Media Center PC froze and wouldn’t respond to Gates’ pushing of the … Continue reading “Bill Gates Crashes at CES”

Firefox users ignore online ads

(via the The Laporte Report) Firefox users ignore online ads, report says: Internet Explorer users are at least four times as likely to click on Web ads than Firefox users, a German advertising technology company said last week. The company, Adtech, found that during October and November, only 0.11 percent of Firefox users ever clicked … Continue reading “Firefox users ignore online ads”

As if Linux wasn’t cool enough already

I’ve been playing around with Hydrogen – an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux. So far, it seems to be full featured (I’m more familiar with “real” drums). Hydrogen can import sound samples in .wav, .au, and .aiff formats and export “songs” to midi and wav files. Hydrogen uses an XML file for its native song … Continue reading “As if Linux wasn’t cool enough already”

Yet Another Reason to Dump Windows

(via The Laporte Report) Image virus spreads via chat: According to the Internet Storm Center, the victims received AOL Instant Messenger messages that directed them to Web sites that hosted the dangerous JPEG images. The instant messages read: “Check out my profile, click GET INFO!” When visited, the Web site automatically sends malicious code embedded … Continue reading “Yet Another Reason to Dump Windows”

Big Surprise: Can-Spam can’t stop Spam

Can-Spam Act Can’t Can Spam: A month after the federal Can-Spam Act went into effect, most anti-spam vendors say that the new legislation hasn’t cut down on the glut of junk mail in users’ in-boxes. According to numbers released this week by Brightmail, Postini, and Commtouch, three providers of message-filtering and anti-spam solutions, the amount … Continue reading “Big Surprise: Can-Spam can’t stop Spam”