Tag: computing

Real World Computing Experience

The Triumph of Wishful Thinking over Common Sense The recent previews of the Microsoft Vista replacement with it’s unreliable “hands on” dragging experience (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7695933.stm) are another reminder that desires aren’t always satisfied and that designers don’t always design what people actually want for their daily work. PCPro Magazine have duplicated the recently banned Apple iPhone…
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November 29, 2008 0

The Morals and Outcomes of File Sharing

Many moons ago, I read a short Sci-Fi story in a paperback book I’d bought called Business as Usual, During Alterations by Ralph Williams The book is a 1972 Pan edition of an earlier compilation by Damon Knight called “100 Years of Science Fiction” and is well worth a read if you can get a…
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October 7, 2008 6

Antivirus Software – It’s Not Rocket Science you know!

NASA Discovers Computer Virus Aboard the International Space Station SpaceRef, the space news website has revealed that a laptop on the ISS has a worm!  It’s called – W32.Gammima.AG worm, and it sucks up logon and other typed details before sending the info on to base. I find it bizarre that with all the computing…
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August 27, 2008 0

Google Security to Crawling Chaos and Morals

Google Security Spotlight: July Virus Attacks My last few posts discussing the recent viral and trojan email spam that I’ve been receiving co-inside neatly with the latest post on the Google Enterprise Blog. email-spam-trojans-hiding-on-websites-as-msnbc-breaking-news-items/ two-examples-of-a-moving-trend-in-wordpress-comment-spam/ However, my experience of warnings and security alerts from Secunia and ESET shows how fluid the virus maker’s “selling” activity…
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August 20, 2008 2

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