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  • Drudge Report Radio Show

    09/09/2007 5:59:40 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 454 replies · 6,846+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 2007/09/09 | Matt Drudge
    XXX LIVE SUNDAY NIGHTS XXX9:30 PM TO 1:00 AM EASTERN WABC AM 770, New York -- 9:30 PM Net Simulcast -- LISTEN HERE: Quick Click (For best results, right-click and open in new browser window)LISTEN ONLINEALL WINDOWS/MAC MISC PROPRIETARY WABC...New York, NYWFLA...Tampa, FLKPRC...Houston, TXWJNO...West Palm Beach, FLKFI...Los Angeles, CAWIOD...Miami, FLWGST...Atlanta, GAKOA...Denver, COKOGO...San Diego, CAWHAS...Louisville, KYKFYI...Phoenix, AZWNTK...New London, NH Drudge on the Dial -- Affiliate ListingNighttime Power Station MapFrappr MapCALL IN: 1-866-4-DRUDGEXM: Channel 165 (10 p.m. Eastern)Contact Matt on AIM: mdrudgePing list proprietor: lainieComment on what you hear here!
  • Drudge Report Radio Show - 2007/04/29

    04/29/2007 5:30:47 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 203 replies · 2,374+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 2007/04/29 | Drudge on the Dial
    XXX LIVE SUNDAY NIGHTS XXX9:30 PM TO 1:00 AM EASTERN WABC AM 770, New York -- 9:30 PM Net Simulcast: Quick Click -- For best results, right-click and open in new browser windowLISTEN ONLINEWINDOWS/MAC MISC PROPRIETARY WABC...New York, NYWFLA...Tampa, FLKPRC...Houston, TXWJNO...West Palm Beach, FLKFI...Los Angeles, CAWIOD...Miami, FLWGST...Atlanta, GAKOA...Denver, COKOGO...San Diego, CAWHAS...Louisville, KYKFYI...Phoenix, AZWNTK...New London, NH Drudge on the Dial -- Affiliate ListingNighttime Power Station MapFrappr MapCALL IN: 1-866-4-DRUDGE...XM: Channel 165 (10 p.m. Eastern)AIM: mdrudgePlease notify lainie of ping list preferencesComment on what you hear here!
  • Microsoft sued over Windows Vista marketing

    04/03/2007 6:40:17 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 43 replies · 594+ views
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 2007/04/03 | Todd Bishop
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCERhttp://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/310004_msftsued03.html Microsoft sued over Windows Vista marketingTuesday, April 3, 2007By TODD BISHOPP-I REPORTER A lawsuit alleges that Microsoft Corp. engaged in deceptive practices by letting PC makers promote computers as "Windows Vista Capable" even if they couldn't run the new operating system's "signature" features.The proposed class action, which Microsoft disputes, was filed on behalf of personal-computer buyer Dianne Kelley of Camano Island. It focuses on efforts by Microsoft and computer makers to avoid a lull in PC sales by assuring consumers that the machines they were buying last year could run the delayed operating system upon its January release.Machines...
  • SENATOR (Harry Reid) AIDS UNLICENSED BROADCASER TO RETURN TO THE AIR

    02/28/2007 6:11:58 PM PST · by TechJunkYard · 23 replies · 737+ views
    Amateur Radio Newsline ^ | 2007/02/23 | Norm Seely, KI7UP
    RADIO LAW: SENATOR AIDS UNLICENSED BROADCASER TO RETURN TO THE AIR A high ranking Democrat and leader in the Senate has helped an unlicensed radio station return to the airwaves. This, after the FCC acted to take it off the air following an inspection revealed that it had no license. Amateur Radio Newsline's Norm Seeley, KI7UP, is in Scottsdale, Arizona with more: -- Rod Moses, the owner of Radio Goldfield Broadcast Inc., was given special temporary authority to go back on the air with his low-power radio station in a January 29th letter from the Federal Communications Commission. A letter...
  • Drudge Report Radio Show 2007/01/28 [LISTEN LIVE]

    01/28/2007 5:43:40 PM PST · by TechJunkYard · 399 replies · 4,364+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 2007/01/28 | Drudge on the Dial
    XXX LIVE SUNDAY NIGHTS XXX9:30 PM TO 1:00 AM EASTERN WABC AM 770, New York -- 9:30 PM Net Simulcast: Quick Click -- For best results, right-click and open in new browser windowLISTEN ONLINEWINDOWS/MAC MISC PROPRIETARY WABC...New York, NYWFLA...Tampa, FLKPRC...Houston, TXWJNO...West Palm Beach, FLKFI...Los Angeles, CAWIOD...Miami, FLWGST...Atlanta, GAKOA...Denver, COKOGO...San Diego, CAWHAS...Louisville, KYKFYI...Phoenix, AZWNTK...New London, NH Drudge on the Dial -- Affiliate ListingNighttime Power Stations MapFrappr MapCALL IN: 1-866-4-DRUDGE...XM: Channel 165 (10 p.m. Eastern)AIM: mdrudgePlease notify lainie of ping list preferencesComment on what you hear here! TOPICS:
  • Drudge Report Radio Show - 03 December 2006

    12/03/2006 5:59:54 PM PST · by TechJunkYard · 545 replies · 4,466+ views
    XXX LIVE SUNDAY NIGHTS XXX9:30 PM TO 1:00 AM EASTERN WABC AM 770, New York -- 9:30 PM Net Simulcast: Quick Click -- For best results, right-click and open in new browser windowLISTEN ONLINEWINDOWS/MAC MISC PROPRIETARY WABC...New York, NY WFLA...Tampa, FLKPRC...Houston, TXWJNO...West Palm Beach, FLKFI...Los Angeles, CAWIOD...Miami, FLWGST...Atlanta, GA KOA...Denver, COKOGO...San Diego, CAWHAS...Louisville, KYKFYI...Phoenix, AZWNTK...New London, NH (Real Player) Drudge on the Dial -- Affiliate Listing(Nighttime power: map)Frappr MapCALL IN: 1-866-4-DRUDGE...XM: channel 165 (10 p.m. Eastern)AIM: mdrudgePlease notify lainie of ping list preferencesComment on what you hear here!
  • IBM Asks the Court to Throw Out SCO's Entire Case on Summary Judgment

    09/25/2006 9:45:53 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 10 replies · 484+ views
    Groklaw ^ | 2006/09/25 21:23 ET | Pamela Jones
    IBM Asks the Court to Throw Out SCO's Entire Case on Summary Judgment Monday, September 25 2006 @ 09:23 PM EDT Both sides in SCO v. IBM have filed motions for summary judgment. To be precise, SCO has filed one for partial summary judgment (which I'll have up in a minute or two) and IBM has filed several motions for summary judgment, one for each of SCO's claims and two more for good measure on two of IBM's counterclaims. In other words, it is asking the court to throw out SCO's entire case, and to grant it judgment on...
  • Drudge Report Radio Show - August 27th 2006

    08/27/2006 6:12:08 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 356 replies · 3,875+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 27 August 2006 21:30 ET | Matt Drudge
    XXX LIVE SUNDAY NIGHTS XXX9:30 PM TO 1:00 AM EASTERN WABC AM 770, New York -- 9:30 PM Net Simulcast: Quick Click -- For best results, right-click and open in new browser windowLISTEN ONLINEWINDOWS/APPLE MISC PROPRIETARY: WABC...New York, NY (Liquid Compass)WJR...Detroit, MI (Windows Media Player)WFLA...Tampa, FL (Liquid Compass)WNOX...Knoxville, TN (eonstreams)KPRC...Houston, TX (Liquid Compass)WJNO...West Palm Beach, FL (eonstreams)KFI...Los Angeles, CA (Liquid Compass)WIOD...Miami, FL (eonstreams)WGST...Atlanta, GA (Liquid Compass)KOGO...San Diego, CA (Liquid Compass)WHAS...Louisville, KY (Windows Media Player)KFYI...Phoenix, AZ (ccTuner?) REAL PLAYER: WNTK...New London, NHDrudge on the Dial CALL IN: 1-866-4-DRUDGE...XM: channel 166AIM: mdrudgePlease notify lainie of ping list preferencesComment on what you...
  • Drudge Report Radio Show - May 7th 2006 [LISTEN LIVE]

    05/07/2006 6:04:49 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 345 replies · 3,744+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 2006/05/07 21:30 ET | Matt Drudge
    XXX LIVE SUNDAY NIGHTS XXX9:30 PM TO 1:00 AM EASTERN WABC AM 770, New York -- 9:30 PM Net Simulcast: Quick Click -- For best results, right-click and open in new browser windowLISTEN ONLINEWINDOWS/APPLE MISC PROPRIETARY: WABC...New York, NY (Liquid Compass)WJR...Detroit, MI (Windows Media Player)WFLA...Tampa, FL (Liquid Compass)WNOX...Knoxville, TN (eonstreams)KPRC...Houston, TX (Liquid Compass)WJNO...West Palm Beach, FL (eonstreams)KFI...Los Angeles, CA (Liquid Compass)WIOD...Miami, FL (eonstreams)WGST...Atlanta, GA (Liquid Compass)KOGO...San Diego, CA (Liquid Compass)WHAS...Louisville, KY (Windows Media Player)KFYI...Phoenix, AZ (ccTuner?) REAL PLAYER: WNTK...New London, NHDrudge on the Dial (nighttime power: map) CALL IN: 1-866-4-DRUDGE...XM: channel 166AIM: mdrudgePlease notify lainie of ping list preferencesComment...
  • Drudge Report Radio ... April 30, 2006 [LISTEN LIVE]

    04/30/2006 5:53:30 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 318 replies · 3,950+ views
    Drudge On Your Dial ^ | 2006/04/30 | Matt Drudge
    XXX LIVE SUNDAY NIGHTS XXX9:30 PM TO 1:00 AM EASTERN WABC AM 770, New York -- 9:30 PM Net Simulcast: Quick Click -- For best results, right-click and open in new browser windowLISTEN ONLINEWINDOWS/APPLE MISC PROPRIETARY: WABC...New York, NY (Liquid Compass)WJR...Detroit, MI (Windows Media Player)WFLA...Tampa, FL (Liquid Compass)WNOX...Knoxville, TN (eonstreams)KPRC...Houston, TX (Liquid Compass)WJNO...West Palm Beach, FL (eonstreams)KFI...Los Angeles, CA (Liquid Compass)WIOD...Miami, FL (eonstreams)WGST...Atlanta, GA (Liquid Compass)KOGO...San Diego, CA (Liquid Compass)WHAS...Louisville, KY (Windows Media Player)KFYI...Phoenix, AZ (ccTuner?) REAL PLAYER: WNTK...New London, NHDrudge on the Dial (nighttime power: map) CALL IN: 1-866-4-DRUDGE...XM: channel 166AIM: mdrudgePlease notify lainie of ping list preferencesComment...
  • When Firmware Attacks! (DDoS by D-Link)

    04/16/2006 9:07:27 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 13 replies · 689+ views
    Light Blue Touchpaper ^ | 2006/04/07 | Richard Clayton
    When Firmware Attacks! (DDoS by D-Link) April 7th, 2006 at 17:12 by Richard Clayton Last October I was approached by Poul-Henning Kamp, a self-styled “Unix guru at large”, and one of the FreeBSD developers. One of his interests is precision timekeeping and he runs a stratum 1 timeserver which is located at DIX, the neutral Danish IX (Internet Exchange Point). Because it provides a valuable service (extremely accurate timing) to Danish ISPs, the charges for his hosting at DIX are waived.Unfortunately, his NTP server has been coming under constant attack by a stream of Network Time Protocol (NTP) time...
  • 2 children dead at S.E. Mecklenburg home

    01/20/2006 3:14:23 PM PST · by TechJunkYard · 26 replies · 561+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 2005/01/20 16:22 ET | Steve Lyttle
    Posted on Fri, Jan. 20, 2006 2 children dead at S.E. Mecklenburg homeSTEVE LYTTLEslyttle@charlotteobserver.com Five-year-old twin girls were found dead Friday afternoon at a home in southeast Mecklenburg County, and police say they are questioning a suspect in connection with the case.The children's mother and older siblings are in seclusion while police continue their investigation.WCNC-TV, the Observer's news partner, reports a man called 911 early Friday afternoon and said he had stabbed his two children.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police spokesman Keith Bridges would not confirm if the children's father was the suspect being held. He also would not comment on the cause...
  • IP attorney: Why SCO has no case

    01/10/2006 8:34:45 AM PST · by TechJunkYard · 21 replies · 606+ views
    SearchOpenSource.com ^ | 2005/01/09 | Jan Stafford
    IT directors shouldn't worry about SCO Group's latest sallies in its legal war on Linux vendors IBM Corp. and Novell Inc., says attorney Thomas Carey. It's just more posturing, or as Shakespeare said, a tale "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." In this interview, Carey explains why SCO has no case, predicts the open source legal fields of battle for 2006 and discusses SCO's claims against Novell. Carey chairs the Business Practice Group of Bromberg & Sunstein LLP, an intellectual property law practice in Boston, Mass. Carey's IT background includes a stint as a programmer for the city of...
  • Drudge Radio Show - December 18th 2005 [LISTEN LIVE]

    12/18/2005 6:18:54 PM PST · by TechJunkYard · 231 replies · 3,851+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 2005/12/18 | Drudge on the Dial
    XXX LIVE SUNDAY NIGHTS XXX9:30 PM TO 1:00 AM EASTERN WABC New York, NY -- 9:30 PM Simulcast: Quick ClickLISTEN ONLINEWINDOWS/APPLE MISC PROPRIETARY: WABC...New York, NY (Liquid Compass)WJR...Detroit, MI (Windows Media Player)WFLA...Tampa, FL (Liquid Compass)WNOX...Knoxville, TN (eonstreams)KPRC...Houston, TX (Liquid Compass)WJNO...West Palm Beach, FL (eonstreams)KFI...Los Angeles, CA (Liquid Compass)WIOD...Miami, FL (eonstreams)WGST...Atlanta, GA (Liquid Compass)KOGO...San Diego, CA (Liquid Compass) REAL PLAYER: WNTK...New London, NHDrudge on the DialCALL IN 1-866-4-DRUDGE...XM: channel 166AIM: mdrudgePlease notify lainie of ping list preferencesComment on what you hear here!
  • Stock placement props up SCO Group

    12/18/2005 8:33:40 AM PST · by TechJunkYard · 27 replies · 491+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2005/12/16 23:48 MT | Bob Mims
    Utah's SCO Group, its finances stressed by sluggish markets and the mounting costs of its Linux-related lawsuits, has gained some breathing room with a $10 million private stock placement. The Lindon software company, in the third year of its $5 billion federal court complaint against IBM, says the recent sale of more than 2.85 million shares of common stock was primarily to existing institutional shareholders. "The new infusion should give us a good strong balance sheet for our plans over the next year or two," SCO spokesman Blake Stowell said Friday. Analysts took another view. The...
  • National SOS Radio Network

    10/09/2005 10:07:46 AM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 11 replies · 651+ views
    National SOS Radio Network ^ | 2005/10/06 | Eric Knight
    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it's become clear that a major contributing factor to the tragic loss of life was the near total breakdown of communication systems. Once electricity, telephone, and cell phone services failed, people were unable to let rescuers know of their dire situation...and died as a result. A simple, instant, and virtually zero-cost solution: A "National SOS" public emergency network that connects millions of Family Radio Service (FRS) radios already in use by the public with650,000 amateur "ham" radio operators -- people renown and prepared for emergency communications. The output frequencies of FRS radios are easily...
  • Drudge Report Radio - August 28th 2005 [LISTEN LIVE]

    08/28/2005 6:00:33 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 322 replies · 4,742+ views
    Drudge on the Dial ^ | 2005/08/28 | Drudge on the Dial
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  • Drudge Radio 2004/09/26

    09/26/2004 6:23:20 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 327 replies · 5,092+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 2004/09/26 | TechJunkYard
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  • Drudge Report Radio - 29 August 2004

    08/29/2004 5:53:47 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 506 replies · 8,428+ views
    LIVE SUNDAY NIGHTS9:30 PM TO 1:00 AM EASTERN REAL PLAYER: WABC...New York, NY (local and Internet only 9:30-10:00 p.m. ET)WNTK...New London, NH WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER MISC PROPRIETARY: WFLA...Tampa, FL (Liquid Compass)WJNO...West Palm Beach, FL (Liquid Compass)KFI...Los Angeles, CA (Liquid Compass)WIOD...Miami, FL (Hiwire)WGST...Atlanta, GA (Liquid Compass) KOGO...San Diego, CA (Liquid Compass) Drudge on the DialCALL IN 1-866-4-DRUDGE...XM: 166AIM: mdrudge
  • SCO Trounced - Eyewitness Reports from the DC Hearing

    07/21/2004 1:05:39 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 24 replies · 1,150+ views
    Groklaw ^ | 2004/07/21 12:23 ET | Pamela Jones
    Eyewitness Reports from the DC Hearing - SCO Trounced Wednesday, July 21 2004 @ 12:23 PM EDT I have just heard from two readers who did attend the DC hearing. The eyewitness accounts are subject to later clarification, simply because neither is a lawyer and that can lead to missing certain details, as they disclaim in the reports. But with that disclaimer, this is what they say happened. I know we all wish to thank them both for attending the hearing, so we can get a fast report. What they are telling me is that DaimlerChrysler's motion for summary...
  • Microsoft Shelves NGSCB Project As NX Moves To Center Stage

    05/05/2004 10:32:46 AM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 11 replies · 24+ views
    CRN ^ | 9:32 AM EST Wed., May 05, 2004 | Paula Rooney
    Microsoft Shelves NGSCB Project As NX Moves To Center Stage Windows XP SP2 hooks into No Execute technology in newer AMD, Intel processors By Paula RooneyCRN 9:32 AM EST Wed., May 05, 2004 After a year of tackling the Windows security nightmare, Microsoft has killed its Next-Generation Secure Computing Base (NGSCB) project and later this year plans to detail a revised security plan for Longhorn, the next major version of Windows, company executives said. On Tuesday, Microsoft executives confirmed that NGSCB will be canned. The project, dreamed up with Intel in 2002, was once code-named Palladium. "We're evaluating how these...
  • DOJ Bans Linux from US in Wake of iWidget Brouhaha

    04/01/2004 12:51:07 PM PST · by TechJunkYard · 14 replies · 41+ views
    TechNewsWorld ^ | 2004/04/01 | Kirk L. Kroeker
    In a bizarre twist of fate for the burgeoning Linux community, the U.S. Department of Justice has banned Linux from the United States. The DOJ ruling comes after Darl McBride, CEO of SCO Group, and Linus Torvalds, original developer of the Linux kernel, agreed to arm wrestle over the disputed code in lieu of seeking a court ruling. Overall, SCO has been the subject of a great deal of criticism from the open-source community after charging that its proprietary Unix System V source code was illegally used in IBM's AIX operating system and Linux distributions. With full approval from IBM...
  • This Penguin May Bite : Linux's Counterattack Against SCO

    11/15/2003 3:05:46 PM PST · by TechJunkYard · 26 replies · 73+ views
    FindLaw ^ | 2003/11/14 | Anupam Chander
    http://writ.findlaw.com/commentary/20031113_chander.html ----This Penguin May BiteLinux's Counterattack Against SCOBy ANUPAM CHANDER ---- Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003 Is everyone who uses the popular, cost-free "open source" computer operating system Linux a thief? A small computer software company called SCO believes so. Since March, SCO has claimed that Linux is an "unauthorized derivative" of UNIX -- another operating system. Moreover, SCO also claims it owns the relevant versions of UNIX. Thus, it urges, Linux users must either pay up, since they are using a product that incorporates SCO-owned code, or else SCO "may consider litigation against them." Put another way, though...
  • Linux's Hit Men

    10/14/2003 8:14:34 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 94 replies · 165+ views
    Forbes ^ | 2003/10/14 | Daniel Lyons
    SoftwareLinux's Hit MenDaniel Lyons, 10.14.03, 7:00 AM ET In the world of "free" open source software, there is no greater villain than SCO, owner of the Unix operating system. The Lindon, Utah, company has outraged Linux lovers by suing IBM (nyse: IBM - news - people ), claiming IBM stole Unix code and put it into Linux. Some fear the lawsuit by SCO (nasdaq: SCOX - news - people ) will impede the adoption of Linux. Linux's Hit Men IBM Refuses To Indemnify Linux Users Red Hat's Mad Matt Vs. Humongous SCO Lawsuit IBM Takes Linux To A New...
  • The End of the New Age of Robber Barons

    10/12/2003 2:36:56 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 17 replies · 123+ views
    The Jem Report ^ | 2003/10/11 | Jem Matzan
    Home Articles Software HardwareReviews CommunityForum Guidesand Help Credits The End of the New Age of Robber Barons by Jem Matzan Technically the term "Robber Baron" refers to two separate but related definitions: that of the late 19th century unscrupulous businessman, and that of the feudal European landed nobleman who regularly robbed those who passed through his lands. Both describe the same situation: using unethical means to acquire unearned wealth. But let's take it one step further and say that a Robber Baron is someone who takes more than what they are due from an innocent and needy third party.Working...
  • Standing up to SCO

    10/09/2003 5:58:56 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 20 replies · 220+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | 2003/10/09 | Kate Heartfield
    Thursday October 9 2003 Standing up to SCO Canadian techies are priming to join the battle to keep Linux free Kate Heartfield < TD>The Ottawa Citizen Thursday, October 09, 2003 CREDIT: Nicki Corrigall, For TechWeekly From left, Mike Kenzie, Shad Young and Dave Edwards are members of an Ottawa-based coalition formed to fight The SCO Group's claim to Linux, the world's No. 1 open-source operating system. SCO, a Utah-based company, claims it owns a key part of the Linux code, and now wants to bill anyone who uses it. CREDIT: Andrew Serban, Bloomberg News. On SCO's side...
  • The Indispensable GPL

    09/08/2003 6:03:45 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 59 replies · 647+ views
    Newsforge ^ | 2003/09/08 09:00 GMT | John O'Sullivan
    The indispensable GPL Monday September 08, 2003 - [ 09:00 AM GMT ] Topic - Free Software- by John O'Sullivan - When I first became interested in Linux in 1998, Richard Stallman, the godfather of the GNU General Public License, was widely regarded as a crank -- someone whose past accomplishments were crucial, but who like Trotsky insisted on continuing the revolution long after it was over. A Linux Weekly News article of the time said, "Richard Stallman is kind of like the eccentric uncle that everybody loves, or at least respects, but whose behavior means that nobody wants...
  • Stupid Microsoft Tricks (Why the Richest Company on Earth Feels it Needs to Cheat)

    08/30/2003 9:24:20 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 107 replies · 644+ views
    PBS ^ | 2003/08/28 | Robert X. Cringely
    AUGUST 28, 2003 Stupid Microsoft TricksWhy the Richest Company on Earth Feels it Needs to Cheat By Robert X. Cringely I had no idea when I wrote in last week's column about the lawsuit between Burst.com and Microsoft that there would be a public hearing on the case this week in Federal Court in Baltimore. Evidently, nobody else knew it, either, because there is no mention of the event on Google News or anywhere else I looked. This must be a relief to Microsoft, or was until you started reading this column about 20 seconds ago. You see, Microsoft...
  • Microsoft criticises third party code for Windows crashes

    08/14/2003 8:01:33 AM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 46 replies · 31+ views
    ZDNet Australia ^ | 2003/08/13 | Brendon Chase
    Microsoft has laid the blame for half of all Windows crashes on third-party code. Scott Charney, chief security strategist at Microsoft, told developers at the TechEd 2003 conference in Brisbane, that information collected by Dr Watson, the company's reporting tool, revealed that "half of all crashes in Windows are caused not by Microsoft code, but third-party code". Charney's comments come as the company highlights the rigour with which it tests its own products before release. Microsoft emphasised that products such as Yukon and Exchange Server were undergoing thorough testing -- both internally and via independent third parties -- prior to...
  • BOFH and the Interruptible Power System

    05/20/2003 8:08:22 AM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 1 replies
    The Register ^ | 2003/05/20 | Simon Travaglia
    BOFH and the Interruptible Power System By Simon Travaglia Posted: 20/05/2003 at 12:33 GMT BOFH 2003: Episode 9 "This is eerie," The PFY whispers, as we gaze around the darkened and newly silent computer room with a flashlight. "Isn't there emergency lighting?" "Apparently not," I respond. "Which is an excellent design feature for a room with no windows in the centre of a building." "So where's the UPS bypass switch?" He asks, directing the spotlight around the room to the power distribution board. "Not sure, but I'm guessing that they would put it somewhere next to the UPS. First...
  • (Microsoft) Passport flaw leads to password gambit

    05/08/2003 8:31:20 AM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 18 replies · 272+ views
    CNET News.com ^ | 2003/05/08 | Robert Lemos
    Passport flaw leads to password gambit By Robert Lemos Staff Writer, CNET News.com May 8, 2003, 12:15 AM PT A serious security flaw in Microsoft's Passport service put customers' accounts, including their personal information and credit card numbers, at risk of being hijacked. The flaw, in Passport's password recovery mechanism, could have allowed an attacker to change the password on any account to which the user name is known. The flaw was disclosed late Wednesday night on the security mailing list Full Disclosure. The simplicity of the attack method and the high value of the data frequently stored in...
  • Drudge Report Radio - 2003/04/27

    04/27/2003 6:27:27 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 88 replies · 233+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 2003/04/27 | Matt Drudge
    LIVE SUNDAY NIGHTS10:00 PM TO 1:00 AM EASTERN REAL PLAYER: WABC...New York, NY (starts @ 9:30 p.m. ET)WNTK...New London, NH WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER: KFI...Los Angeles, CAWGST...Atlanta, GAWJNO...W. Palm Beach, FL MP3 & MISC: WGST...Atlanta, GAWIOD...Miami, FL Drudge on the DialCALL IN 1-866-4-DRUDGE...AIM: mdrudge
  • Spread of buggy software raises new questions

    04/27/2003 4:59:29 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 49 replies · 209+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 2003/04/27 | Associated Press
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- When his dishwasher acts up and won't stop beeping, Jeff Seigle turns it off and then on, just as he does when his computer crashes. Same with the exercise machines at his gym and his CD player.</p>
  • Rise of the Spam Zombies

    04/27/2003 10:59:28 AM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 10 replies · 216+ views
    SecurityFocus.com ^ | 2003/04/25 | Kevin Poulsen
    NEWS < http://www.securityfocus.com/news/4217 > Rise of the Spam Zombies By Kevin Poulsen, SecurityFocusApr 25 2003 4:45PMPressed by increasingly effective anti-spam efforts, senders of unsolicited commercial e-mail are resorting to outright criminality in their efforts to conceal the source of their ill-sent missives, using Trojan horses to turn the computers of innocent netizens into secret spam zombies. "This is the newest delivery mechanism," says Margie Arbon, director of operations of anti-spam group MAPS. "I've been looking for it for a year, and in the last couple of months people have actually found Trojans that are doing it... They're carrying...
  • Battlefield Internet Helps Forces in Iraq

    04/18/2003 8:09:36 AM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 4 replies · 101+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2003/04/17 | Associated Press
    (AP Photo) Battlefield Internet Helps Forces in Iraq Battlefield Internet Helps U.S. 4th Division See Through the Fog of War in Iraq The Associated Press Print This Page Email This Page See Most Sent * What's the Secret to Motivating Staffers? * Powered-Up Prosthetics Give New Life to Wounded * Waco's Child Survivors Recall Cult's Horrors NORTH OF BAGHDAD, Iraq April 17 - A computer system that tracks friendly and enemy forces and pinpoints hazards like minefields on video game-like touch screens got its first use in battle. Commanders are hoping it can cut down on friendly fire deaths.The...
  • ElcomSoft verdict: Not guilty

    12/17/2002 5:47:50 PM PST · by TechJunkYard · 95 replies · 316+ views
    C|Net ^ | December 17, 2002, 1:22 PM PT | Lisa M. Bowman
    ElcomSoft verdict: Not guilty By Lisa M. Bowman Staff Writer, CNET News.com December 17, 2002, 1:22 PM PT update SAN JOSE, Calif.--A jury on Tuesday acquitted a Russian software company of criminal copyright charges related to selling a program that can crack antipiracy protections on electronic books. The case against ElcomSoft is considered a crucial test of the criminal provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), a controversial law designed to extend copyright protections into the digital age. The company faced four charges related to directly designing and marketing software that could be used to crack eBook copyright protections,...
  • Namibia wisely spurns Microsoft 'gift' in favor of Linux

    10/31/2002 11:01:45 PM PST · by TechJunkYard · 39 replies · 2+ views
    The Register ^ | 2002/10/31 | Thomas C. Greene
    Namibia wisely spurns M$ 'gift' in favor of Linux By Thomas C Greene in Washington Posted: 31/10/2002 at 22:27 GMT The African nation of Namibia is large in area and small in population with considerable distances between communities. Imagine the challenges of getting its schools wired to the Net. SchoolNet Namibia, a chiefly volunteer organization, struggles to do precisely that with a free ISP and numerous other initiatives to get the nation's schools, many of which lack any library resources at all, on-line. Imagine the pleasure with which SchoolNet would initially have confronted a charitable overture from Microsoft involving...
  • Tools Vendor Readies Passport for Linux

    10/17/2002 8:11:22 AM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 9 replies · 107+ views
    PC World ^ | 2002/10/16 | Matt Berger
    Tools Vendor Readies Passport for Linux Server component of Microsoft's single sign-on technology may be resold apart from Windows. Matt Berger, IDG News Service Wednesday, October 16, 2002 A small software development company this week disclosed that it will soon offer prebuilt versions of Microsoft's Passport Internet-based authentication technology for the Unix and Linux operating systems.The news follows Microsoft's announcement Thursday that it will share some of the source code for its single sign-on service. The software giant said it would make available in November the code to the Passport Manager--software that links a Web site or a software...
  • HP drops Microsoft for rival Corel

    08/27/2002 8:29:24 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 105 replies · 156+ views
    Financial Times ^ | August 27 2002 0:56 | Scott Morrison and Paul Abrahams
    | HP drops Microsoft for rival Corel By Scott Morrison and Paul Abrahams in San Francisco Published: August 27 2002 0:56 | Last Updated: August 27 2002 0:56 Microsoft, the world's biggest software group,on Mondaysuffered a blow to its most important business, whenHewlett-Packard, the world's largest personal computer company, selected a rival software package for its consumer PCs.The move follows a decision last week byDell Computer, the number two PC maker, to replace Microsoft software. Both companies said they would offer WordPerfect productivity software fromCorelof Canada instead of Microsoft's Works, a scaled-down version of...
  • Students Say Microsoft Buys Curriculum

    08/20/2002 3:38:56 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 40 replies · 7+ views
    Wired News ^ | Aug. 20, 2002 | Charles Mandel
    <p>WATERLOO, Ontario -- Students at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, upset over a $2.3 million (CDN) partnership fund from Microsoft Canada, have charged that the company is trying to buy its way into the academic curriculum.</p> <p>The corporation had lobbied UW staff to use its C# programming language in a new course before the partnership fund was announced, Wired News has learned.</p>
  • City may get free Microsoft makeover New Orleans would be used as a model

    08/17/2002 7:43:11 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 83 replies · 850+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | 2002/08/16 | Tara Young
    <p>In a move that the city's chief technology officer said will make New Orleans a "city of the future," Mayor Ray Nagin has entered a preliminary agreement with Microsoft to update computer systems for City Hall and the Police Department free of charge.</p>
  • Record Labels Sue Internet Providers over Site

    08/16/2002 5:00:15 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 18 replies · 166+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 16, 6:18 PM ET | Gail Appleson
    News Home - Yahoo! - Help Welcome, Guest Personalize News Home Page - Sign In Yahoo! News Friday, August 16, 2002 Search for Advanced News Front Page Top Stories World Business Entertainment Sports Technology Politics Science Health Oddly Enough Op/Ed Lifestyle Local Comics News Photos Weather Most Popular Audio/Video Full Coverage Lottery Crosswords News Resources Providers Reuters AP Internet Report TechWeb USA TODAY NewsFactor MacCentral News Alerts Bertelsmann AG Napster Sony Corp Internet My Yahoo! Add Technology - Reuters Internet Report to My Yahoo! Technology - Reuters Internet Report Record Labels Sue Internet Providers over Site Fri Aug 16,...
  • Worm moving through SQL servers

    05/23/2002 5:47:43 AM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 48 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2002/05/21 | Robert Lemos
    May 21 A new worm that targets Microsoft SQL servers has begun squirming through the Internet, experts said Tuesday. Called DoubleTap by vulnerability analysis firm SecurityFocus, the worm has already managed to infect 1,600 servers, said Elias Levy, chief technology officer for the San Mateo, Calif., company. We dont expect it to become widespread, he said. INFECTING SERVERS SINCE MONDAY, the self-propagating program has also been named Spida.a.worm by antivirus firms Symantec and Network Associates and has been labeled SQLSnake by the Systems Administration Networking and Security (SANS) Institute. Even though SecurityFocus is currently tracking almost 100 infections per...
  • Linux networks much cheaper than Windows - report

    05/07/2002 2:13:09 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 78 replies · 1+ views
    The Register ^ | 03/05/2002 at 12:59 GMT | John Leyden
    Total cost of ownership (TCO) for medium-sized companies is up to a third lower for Linux than for Windows based systems. That's according to Australian IT services firm Cybersource which reckons a Linux-based system is between 34 per cent and 25 percent less expensive to run than a Windows network, with users deploying open source on existing hardware saving the most. The study (which looked at purchasing and operating costs) aimed to benchmark TCO for an organisation with 250 users, over three years. The costing models included staff costs, application licences, maintaining servers and workstations and networking, as well as...
  • Microsoft's Mundie slams Liberty at WCIT

    03/04/2002 10:48:22 AM PST · by TechJunkYard · 70 replies
    ZDNet Australia ^ | 2002/02/28 | Jeanne-Vida Douglas
    Microsoft's Mundie slams Liberty at WCIT By Jeanne-Vida Douglas ZDNet Australia February 28, 2002, 4:45 AM PT Speaking at the 2002 World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), currently running in Adelaide Australia, Microsoft's chief technical officer Craig Mundie reaffirmed the importance of the protection of intellectual property and copyright within the software industry. "The problem with general public license advocates is that they don't understand that people need the opportunity to commercialize software," Mundie said, attacking the notion of open-source software. "If there is not commercialization there, a company can only exist based on ancillary manufacturing or services. If commercialization ...