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Spamopoly: Go Directly to Jail

Jurors recommended 9 years of jail time for the male half of the brother/sister spam team who were convicted of spamming millions of AOL users (sentencing to be completed in [...]

November 4, 2004 // 2 Comments

Firefox Wallpapers

A little treat for all the Firefox lovers out there (you know who you [...]

October 26, 2004 // 0 Comments

Neal Stephenson and Computers

This /. article on an upcoming interview with Neal Stephenson mentions his very popular essay on operating systems and free software which I read a few years back. It’s [...]

October 11, 2004 // 2 Comments

Omnibus Google?

Reading through my USA Today at a hotel in Boston, I noticed an article on Google. The article discusses how they have added support for searching books (publishers will send [...]

October 7, 2004 // 2 Comments

Free TrueSpace

Caligari’s TrueSpace is a 3D authoring tool that I bought way back at version 2. They are up to version 6 now and as a promotion, they are offering the fully-functional [...]

October 4, 2004 // 12 Comments

Send Email from Beyond the Grave is a website that allows you to arrange to have email sent on your behalf after you die. Costs and services range from free (for a single email, no [...]

September 27, 2004 // 5 Comments

Mis-typed URLs

You know what sucks? I’ll tell you what sucks. What sucks is being at work and mis-typing a URL. You know, when your intention is type a harmless URL and instead you [...]

September 23, 2004 // 2 Comments

Another Browser War?

[Updated] Will Firefox be the one to take down Internet Explorer? IE gets a bad rap for security flaws. But Mozilla has its own share of bugs. JP and Kevin are big fans of [...]

September 16, 2004 // 5 Comments

JPEG Security Hole

ENN reports: “Microsoft has released a patch for Windows to fix a flaw that could allow malicious code to infiltrate a user’s computer though JPEG image [...]

September 15, 2004 // 0 Comments

Middle Earth Spam

Do spammers have no shame? Sending spam to millions around the world is one thing. But I draw the line at spamming Middle Earth. [Free \./iagra to Website at the End of the [...]

August 13, 2004 // 1 Comment

Yeah, I am angry too

Okay now these virus writers have gone one step too far. Sure you can crater a few desktops here and there – and I stay relatively safe since I don’t download [...]

July 26, 2004 // 1 Comment

You’ve Got Spam!

From CNET News and elsewhere: An AOL worker was arrested for selling 92 million subscriber email addresses to a spammer. I was all set to quip: “Now what’s this [...]

June 24, 2004 // 1 Comment

The times, they are a changin’

In case you don’t follow technology trends a big change is coming to your desktop PC. Almost every piece of technology is going to be updated or replaced at the end of [...]

May 10, 2004 // 1 Comment

Sasser? I Hardly Know Her!

A $5 million reward from Microsoft proves fruitful when German police arrest 18-year-old Sasser worm suspect, who confesses to the creation of the original Sasser computer [...]

May 8, 2004 // 0 Comments

More crunchy gaming goodness

In what I hope is a continuing trend, both Tribes 1 and Tribes 2 are now available via a free download. A bittorrent link for Tribes 2 is here, and if you use that link [...]

May 5, 2004 // 0 Comments

SF & Linux

Here’s an interesting mix: Linucon is described as “a combination science fiction convention and Linux/Open Source Expo”. Well isn’t that [...]

May 4, 2004 // 0 Comments

I hardly know her!

We all know that searching the web can be more challenging than trying to hit the 50 hole while playing “Dyson Sphere skee ball“, especially if you’re [...]

April 25, 2004 // 4 Comments

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