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  • BA tells ‘Captain Kirk’ Salmond exactly where he can boldly go

    10/04/2015 9:22:19 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/3/2015 | Glen Owen
    As leader of the SNP, Alex Salmond tried to boldly go where none of his predecessors had gone before and win independence for Scotland. But the former First Minister overreached himself when he booked on to a British Airways flight as Star Trek’s James T. Kirk, captain of the starship Enterprise. Mr Salmond faced embarrassment when BA flatly refused to let him on the plane at Heathrow because the name on his ticket – belonging to the character played by William Shatner in the seminal science-fiction series – didn’t match that in his passport. Only a series of frantic calls...
  • Is Barack Obama a closet geek? (+video) (BARF)

    12/24/2014 10:08:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Husna Haq
    From fusion energy to honeybee colony collapse, President Obama comes across as a serious science geek, says his chief advisor on science and technology. He's no secret Muslim. But President Obama is a secret science geek who "ponders honeybee colony collapse disorder, fusion energy, and climate change," when the cameras aren't rolling. That's according to John Holdren, Mr. Obama’s chief adviser on science and technology, who in an interview with NPR, revealed his boss's little-known secret obsession.
  • Geek Bumper Stickers [Shameless Vanity]

    03/22/2014 11:20:11 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 62 replies
    1395555531 (UTC) | Self->This
  • The Night Watch [for kernel hackers only]

    11/19/2013 6:44:17 PM PST · by re_nortex · 20 replies
    Microsoft ^ | November 2013 | James Mickens
    This article in in PDF form so be aware of that. Here's a snippet that's indicative of the overall style and the points that Mickens makes: When you debug a distributed system or an OS kernel, you do it Texas-style. You gather some mean, stoic people, people who have seen things die, and you get some primitive tools, like a compass and a rucksack and a stick that’s pointed on one end, and you walk into the wilderness and you look for trouble, possibly while using chewing tobacco. As a systems hacker, you must be prepared to do savage things,...
  • What's your Geek IQ?

    08/08/2013 9:31:29 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 08/08/2013 | Victoria Woollaston
    Do you know your cobalt from your carbon? Can you identify planets from close-up images? Do you you know the difference between Assassins Creed and Thief game characters or name the eleventh doctor in Doctor Who? To celebrate YouTube's Geek Week the video site has created a quiz designed to help you find out exactly how geeky you are. The questions are generated at random and use clips from YouTube videos, TV shows, How-to instructional clips and more to create a Geek IQ score.
  • Beantown is a nerd Nirvana!

    09/23/2012 4:53:44 PM PDT · by JAWs · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/19/12 | Ethan Gilsdorf
    You’re a new nerd in town. You want to roll some dice, cast some spells, kill some orcs. Or you want to leverage your fandom for good, not evil, in the so-called “real world,” whatever that is. Let it be known, verily and forsooth, that Our Fair City and its environs is a kingdom replete with every variety of nerdery known to man, woman, halfling, and beast. Boston is the undisputed center of the nerdverse — a mothership for dweebs, techies, trekkers, weirdos, and gamers. “Our mainstream is geeky,” said Kevin Harrington, who runs an annual comedy festival called Geek...
  • How do satellites work?

    07/01/2012 9:08:55 PM PDT · by POWERSBOOTHEFAN · 156 replies
    7/2/2012 | POWERSBOOTHEFAN
    Does anyone here have knowledge about space and how satellites work? How are they launched,kept in orbit and brought back to earth? I'm a science geek and really curious about the universe.
  • Caption Santorum's newest sweater vest

    02/20/2012 6:55:22 PM PST · by quantim · 54 replies ^ | Monday, February 20, 2012, 6:59 PM
    Just a little light humor!
  • Remember the Commodore 64? It's Baaaaaack!

    04/07/2011 6:57:43 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 71 replies
    the stir ^ | 7-april-2011 | Linda Sharps
    The outside looks the same: a big keyboard with a full computer beneath it, and those fat-ass clickety-clack keys. The keyboard description is such a loving homage to that vintage typing sensation, it sounds downright pornographic: "...the new Commodore 64 features genuine Cherry brand key switches, which provide a feel much better than the original, with a lovely IBM classic mechanism and click sound." Inside is where things get modern, because the whole system's had a major overhaul. The new C64 comes with a 1.8GHz Intel processor, up to 4GB RAM, runs Windows 7, and plays back Blu-ray discs. There’s...
  • Israeli Tech Geeks Wage War Against Latest Spam Robots

    04/04/2011 6:32:06 AM PDT · by nocamels · 2 replies
    NoCamels ^ | NoCamels
    When distributors of Viagra, pornography and the like want to plant their advertisements over the net, they use automated scripts, or “spambots.” Lately, these bots have attracted a lot of attention from the internet security industry. One of the most common solutions to prevent spambots from accessing websites is Captcha – a box containing distorted letters, that users are required to type to prove they’re human. Israeli company SiteBlackBox, founded by Erez Azaria and Shay Rapaport, specializes in detecting automated processes in websites, and claims that the existing Captcha has lost its relevance. “Spammers make a lot of money from...
  • Will The Next Generation Of Top Guns Be Gamer Geeks?

    02/08/2011 6:13:35 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 26 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 2/8/2011 | Kit Eaton
    The next generation of Top Guns may be gamer geeks. That's because the X-47B just took its very first flight, heralding a whole new era of military flying--automatic or remote-piloted, stealthy, deadly combat aircraft. Technically the X-47B is an unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV), but what it really is is an evolution of those Global Hawk and Predator drone aircraft that made the Iraq War look like a computer game when viewed at the military's tech hubs, mixed in with the same kind of stealth technology that makes the B-2 Spirit bomber such a powerful, frightening tool of force projection....
  • And You Thought GAY Marriage Was Unusual?

    03/12/2010 7:06:21 AM PST · by BigChiefLtd · 26 replies · 697+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 3/12/2010 | Gerry Ashley
    Witness this photo for example: "Do You Take This Pillow...?" What you are looking at is a young Korean man who just married his pillow. According to the UK publication, METRO, 28 year-old Lee Jin-Gyu married his ‘dakimakura’ – a kind of large, huggable pillow from Japan with a picture of a popular anime character named ”Fate Testarossa” printed on the front.
  • Clearly Something Impressive (Transparent Digital Keyboard)

    03/02/2010 10:42:21 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 35 replies · 5,858+ views
    Computer User ^ | 27 February 2010 10:44 | Alice Winters
    When it comes to computer technology, thin is always in. It’s indisputable that the thinner, lighter, clearer, the better when dealing with the latest computer gadget. This keyboard is the epitome of the high standards expected of the technological version of the fashion industry. It’s based on image as well, that is, image recognition technology.
  • 50 Books Every Geek Should Read

    12/10/2009 7:16:07 PM PST · by thecodont · 49 replies · 2,081+ views
    Inside Tech | ^ | December 10, 2009 | Eric Dahl / InsideTech
    Ever find out one of your friends hasn’t read “Neuromancer” or doesn’t know what a Babelfish is or why it’s important to keep a towel handy at all times? Did you have that brief moment where you thought, “Man, it’s like I don’t even know you?” If you’re gonna work in tech, write code, or just spend way too much time on Engadget, Lifehacker, and BoingBoing, there’s a certain amount of reading that goes with the territory. And I’m not just talking about O’Reilly books here. Discovering “Snow Crash” or geeking out on crypto history teaches us part of the...
  • How I Came to Get a PC and Not a Mac

    04/07/2009 2:10:36 AM PDT · by dennisw · 255 replies · 5,794+ views
    Joe Wilcox ^ | Posted on April 6, 2009 2:17 AM | by Joe Wilcox
    News Commentary. Microsoft's "Laptop Hunters" commercials have generated lots of Mac vs. Windows PC debate. Surely there can't be enough, so I'd like to generate even more. Quite unexpectedly, I'm a PC. I don't buy new computers very often, and for a long time I slightly favored Macs over Windows PCs. So no one perhaps is more surprised than me that my now four-month old laptop is a Sony and not an Apple. I found my decision process to be similar to Lauren and Giampaolo, the protagonists of the first two Microsoft "Laptop Hunters" commercials. Microsoft got something right...
  • Caption Obama golfing

    04/27/2009 9:47:25 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 57 replies · 1,726+ views
    President Barack Obama, left, arrives to golf, Sunday, April 26, 2009, at Andrews Air Foce Base, Md. Standing from left to right is Obama, Air Force Col. Steven Shepro, Andrews Air Fore Base Commander and 316th Wing Commander, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Davis, 316th Wing Command Chief and Mike Thomas, general manger of the base golf courses.
  • GEEK MADNESS: Congratulations, Mr. Secretary (Wil Wheaton)

    03/26/2009 9:47:04 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 14 replies · 654+ views
    Paul & Storm ^ | 26 Mar 2009 | Paul & Storm
    GEEK MADNESS: Congratulations, Mr. Secretary After a long campaign against the best and brightest geek luminaries, Wil Wheaton has emerged as the people’s choice to hold the office of the (yet to be officially recognized) Secretary of Geek Affairs.Nearly 90,000 total votes were cast in determining the Geek Madness Tournament outcome, and Mr. Wheaton vanquished an impressive list of geek luminaries on his march to victory: Bruce Campbell, Wesley Crusher, Stephen Hawking, Steve Wozniak, Gabe & Tycho (Penny Arcade), and Joss Whedon. Learn more about your new Secretary from his wikipedia entry, and from the man himself at his site....
  • 50 Skills Every Real Geek Should Have

    03/23/2009 3:51:21 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 74 replies · 2,815+ views
    Maximum PC ^ | Monday, December 8, 2008 | The Maximum PC Staff
    Name These Connectors! Run All Your Essential Apps on a USB Stick Straighten the Pins on an Older CPU Know the 13 Basic HTML Tags Get Through to Executive Customer Service Beat Quake in Under an HourBuild a Hackintosh Watch TV Shows on the Internet (Legally!) Get Around the Content Filter on Public Computers Recite pi to 23 Decimal Places Replace the Controller Board on a Hard Drive Benchmark Your ComputerDecorate Your Room Using Only Printer Paper Securely Erase Your Data So it Can't be Recovered Get into a Windows Computer if you Forgot Your Password Hide Porn from Your...
  • Getting Their Kirk On

    03/20/2009 2:17:04 PM PDT · by AreaMan · 45 replies · 1,167+ views
    New York Times ^ | 19 March 2009 | THOMAS VINCIGUERRA
    THERE is nothing particularly unusual about the living room of the two-story town house that Scott Veazie shares with his wife in Washougal, Wash., except for one piece of furniture in a corner: a full-size replica of the captain’s chair from the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise, as seen in the original “Star Trek” television series.
  • Your Mother's Basement (also known as, please give me technical networking help with ubuntu 6.06)

    02/16/2009 6:37:42 PM PST · by Ron Jeremy · 19 replies · 1,565+ views
    Me on FR ^ | today | me
    So, you are sitting in your mothers basement right now, checking your favorite message boards while tending to the carpal tunnel syndrome you have developed from too many hours playing world of warcraft. You have a crush on that level 60 wizard, and she claims she is a girl, but then again, its probably another dude in his mothers basement. You'd like to get out sometimes. Sometimes you even do. You make it to the comic book store once a week, and sometimes even travel to local star trek conventions. Still, you wonder why you have not received the publicity...
  • Obama not taking sides in UNC-Duke

    02/12/2009 5:00:52 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 19 replies · 701+ views
    The News and Observer ^ | February 11, 2009 | BarbBarrett
    "If I said anything contrary to Duke, I might not be able to find my Blackberry," he said.
  • At 11:31:30pm UTC on Feb 13, 2009, Unix time will reach 1,234,567,890

    02/09/2009 5:51:55 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 16 replies · 919+ views
    email | 09 Feb 2009 | email
    I can't imagine why this would affect us, but it seems to be the buzz on all the forums. At 11:31:30pm UTC on Feb 13, 2009, Unix time will reach 1,234,567,890. Where will you be at this momentous second?" - from Bell Labs This will be Friday, February 13th at 1831 and 30 seconds EST. If you want to find out what time it will be in your local time, try this Perl script courtesy of Matias Palomec: perl -e 'print scalar localtime(1234567890),"\n";'
  • Sen. Barack Obama campaigns in blue jeans (Trying to relate to the "common man")

    10/29/2008 5:55:43 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 80 replies · 1,981+ views
    AP | 10/29/08
  • People who wear glasses, not geeks, nerds

    03/27/2008 6:06:06 AM PDT · by period end of story · 40 replies · 584+ views
    UPI ^ | March 27, 2008
    MELBOURNE, March 27 (UPI) -- Australian researchers have confirmed that people will make passes at those who wear glasses, or as they put it: People who wear glasses are not geeks or nerds. "We have literally busted the myth that people who wear glasses are introverted or have particular personality characteristics," study leader Paul Baird of the University of Melbourne's Centre for Eye Research said in a statement. "They are more likely to be agreeable and open, rather than closed and introverted." Utilizing the University of Melbourne's Australian Twin Registry, the study involved 633 twins and a comparative group of...
  • Computer Tech Question: If I have Norton Anti-virus, do I also need SpySweeper?

    11/23/2007 8:19:38 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 124 replies · 520+ views
    Self | November 23, 2007 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, a question for you techies out there. I just renewed my Norton Anti-virus system and the renewal for my SpySweeper is coming up as well. Is it necessary to have SpySweeper also? If Norton Anti-Virus is sufficient then it doesn't make sense to renew SpySweeper. Some have said they might even be interfering with each other. So to renew or not to renew SpySweeper? That is the question.
  • Apple iMac: Still the Desktop Star

    11/14/2007 12:48:06 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 76 replies · 68+ views
    BusinessWeek ^ | 11/14/2007 | by Cliff Edwards
    A minimalist redesign, a zippy new OS, and terrific new software make the iMac the all-in-one desktop computer of choice for multimedia loversEditor's Rating: The Good: Giant screen, easy-to-use software; plentiful ports for peripherals The Bad: Pricey; no media card reader; no ability to upgrade optical drive to high-definition DVD The Bottom Line: The updated iMac remains the champ for those looking for a multimedia PC Zooming around a sharp corner while playing Electronic Arts' Need for Speed video game on my computer, I spun out of control, hit a guardrail, and sailed over a cliff to my doom. It's...
  • God and geeks: Vatican astronomer hunts for faith in Silicon Valley

    11/03/2007 7:16:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 242+ views
    CNS ^ | November 2, 2007 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Engineers, scientists, and computer whizzes study or manipulate nature and machines to find sound, logical solutions to nagging questions and everyday problems. But if hard empirical evidence is what makes a techie brain tick, then how is he or she able to justify or believe in something as scientifically unprovable as God or as mind-boggling as transubstantiation? Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, a self-described techie and Vatican astronomer, argues in a new book that a nerd is not necessarily a nihilist, and geeks can and do believe in God. In "God's Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers Make...
  • Computer Help Needed! (Vanity)

    10/11/2007 6:43:36 AM PDT · by metesky · 31 replies · 434+ views
    N/A ^ | 10/11/07 | me
    My wife just got a Windows automatic update for Windows Vista. The problem is that her machine is running XP.She tried to reject the update but the machine automatically re-started and now she's getting messages like "No operating system found". We're both just users with not a clue of what to do.
  • need help on my blackberry

    10/12/2007 8:02:56 AM PDT · by edcoil · 10 replies · 406+ views
    10-11-07 | edcoil
    I am changing my email address and want to change it on the blackberry however the manual does not cover very well deleting or renaming email to the unit.
  • Caption This iGeek

    07/01/2007 8:31:08 AM PDT · by Brainhose · 22 replies · 451+ views
    Lake Victoria | Today | Brainhose
  • Vista (laptop) vs Macbook

    03/17/2007 6:09:41 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 48 replies · 2,077+ views
    Peter Haus Blog ^ | 03/17/2007 | Peter Haus
    Well, my experiences of both types of laptop this week has left me reeling. Where do I start? Let’s start with the Mac, a MacBook with OSX preloaded. The MacBook was a joy to look at, very well finished with a glossy white sheen that looked and felt good in the hand. And light. On opening the thing had obviously been placed in suspension, and it just started. It found my network and was ready to use. The interface, OSX, with its one button for the mouse, threw me for a few minutes as I am VERY used to Windows...
  • Vanity Help: Just Purchased a new laptop with Vista Installed

    02/03/2007 5:47:08 PM PST · by HOTTIEBOY · 95 replies · 1,677+ views
    01/03/2007 | me
    I just purchased a new laptop for the 17 yearold as she enters her senior year in highschool. Its a very cool Compaq model. The box that it came in has a big sticker on the side that says "Do Not Sell Until Janruary 30th 2007". Vista. Its running the new Vista system. So far it runs good. No problems have arised. My question is with the wireless router that I bought and connected to my desktop. So far the router works great and the internet is working fine. From what I gather, I can also use the router to...
  • Lenovo recalls 100,000 laptop batteries

    03/01/2007 3:03:20 PM PST · by xcamel · 6 replies · 408+ views
    businessweek ^ | March 1, 2007 | STEVE HARTSOE
    Lenovo Inc. recalled about 100,000 laptop computer batteries Thursday, warning that they could overheat and cause a fire. The battery recall was the second for the company in the past six months and comes as Lenovo, the world's No. 3 computer maker, tries to gain ground on its better-known competitors. The latest recall involves batteries made by Japan's Sanyo Electric Co. and follows four reports of overheating. In one case, a user suffered minor eye irritation, the company said. The Chinese PC maker, which has its world headquarters in Research Triangle Park, said consumers should stop using the recalled products...
  • Laptop help needed

    02/03/2007 4:12:02 PM PST · by GeorgiaBushie · 10 replies · 353+ views
    Have an Acer laptop with battery problems, I think. Have fresh windows xp home and the problem still exists.
  • (Vanity) New computer vs. RPG... HELP!

    03/25/2007 5:29:51 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 23 replies · 518+ views
    Hey gang, Once again, with hopeful heart, I turn to my fellow FReepers for some advice. In a nutshell: Got new computer. It runs on VISTA and DX10 (whatever that it) Come to find out Everquest One (and as far as I can tell, EQII) doesn't do either, and SONY doesn't particularly care. So, five years of customer loyalty ***blip***.. (...but I digress) Anyway, I am now looking for another RPG. One that will take/run on Vista and DX10. Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, --YD
  • A Computer problem

    03/22/2007 2:42:56 PM PDT · by Empireoftheatom48 · 8 replies · 539+ views
    A very strange thing happened to my computer. The other day I was booting up and received a message that my C drive was almost full. I checked it and it was. So I went to system tools and ran disk clean up. This freed up about 3 gigs. I also noticed that there was a game on the disk, I removed it. Then I started looking at my d drive and decided to prune it as well. I got to a game I had and went to remove it it was taking a long time so I went to...
  • Langa Letter: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option

    07/11/2006 7:10:14 PM PDT · by Eagle9 · 22 replies · 10,099+ views
    TechWeb ^ | June 19, 2006 | Fred Langa
    It's one of those software design decisions that makes you scratch your head and wonder, "What were they thinking?" The "it" in this case is XP's most powerful rebuild/repair option, and yet Microsoft chose to hide it behind seeming dead ends, red herrings, and a recycled interface that makes it hard to find and (at first) somewhat confusing to use.But it's worth exploring because this option lets you completely and nondestructively rebuild, repair, or refresh an existing XP installation while leaving already-installed software alone (no reinstallation needed!). It also leaves user accounts, names, and passwords untouched and takes only a...
  • Vanity- Computer Problem

    03/11/2007 12:26:12 AM PST · by perfect stranger · 36 replies · 593+ views
    March 11, 2007
    I am trying to reinstall WimXP on an older Dell machine that has accepted it many times before. And now it freezes about 3/4ths the way through installation. I tried taking out a memory chip since it has slots for two of them and even relacing one chip with the other with the same results.No, I'm not going to buy a Mac. Yes, I am going to try a linux distribution. SLAX in particular because I'm burning the disc right now.
  • A note to sionnsar's Traditional Anglican and Washington State (and other) ping lists

    04/10/2006 8:31:53 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 14 replies · 460+ views
    My fevered imagination | 4/10/2006 | sionnsar
    All, as noted in the thread Prayer requested for Sionnsar's family, I have a new, quite significant, and high priority pull on my time that will continue for an indefinite period of time. I will do what I can, and newheart and Huber long ago volunteered to help out with posting and pinging the Traditional Anglican ping list during my times away (traveling). Unfortunately I think these two are even busier than your truly --- but we'll do what we can to keep the Traditional Anglican ping list going. For the Washington State ping list I have mostly been pinging...
  • Onetime social outcasts rule pop culture (Night of the Living GEEK! alert)

    08/30/2005 9:38:28 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 14 replies · 518+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 30, 2005 | William Loeffler
    The Oxford English Dictionary defines a geek as "an unfashionable or socially inept person or a knowledgeable and obsessive enthusiast, such a computer geek." A dork probably wrote that. Because television, cinema and even the fashion runways are thronging with a new class of beta male with more brains than brawn and a wardrobe that is so far from cool it circles round and links up with cool at the other end. People are letting their geek flag fly. The reigning leading man at the box office is not some pumped-up action hero, but a sweet, lovable doofus who collects...
  • Geek squads to upgrade cars that resemble police cruisers

    08/26/2005 3:54:14 AM PDT · by Cowman · 58 replies · 1,471+ views
    SF Gate ^ | August 25, 2005 | JUSTIN M. NORTON
    Agents of the computer fixing "Geek Squad" wear badges and uniforms and drive black and white cars — a look the California Highway Patrol fears too closely resembles actual police officers. The Volkswagen Beetles, emblazoned with a "Geek Squad" logo and painted black-and-white, are driven by men and women in white shirts and snap-on ties whose mission, for a fee, is to bring help to customers' homes, repairing and installing computers and entertainment systems. Best Buy Co. Inc. is now repainting its "Geek Squad" Beetles throughout California to comply with the highway patrol's request that the vehicles not look so...
  • Dork Pride! Suddenly, it's cool to be uncool

    07/18/2005 2:08:32 PM PDT · by orionblamblam · 166 replies · 3,240+ views
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2005
    ... Whatever the reason, being a nerd, a geek, a dork -- whatever you want to call the tragically unhip -- is becoming a source of pride. ... And, increasingly, people are parading around in shirts that say "Dork Pride!" among other things. Such items have gotten so popular that, an online merchandiser, has created a special category for shirts and other items celebrating geeks, dorks and nerds. ... For now, though, he's going with it and has put a bumper sticker on his motorcycle that says "Talk Nerdy To Me" so he attracts the kind of women he's...
  • Anime, manga fuel oddball 'otaku' biz boom (cultural insights on Japan's "ultra-geek" subculture)

    07/14/2005 6:01:13 PM PDT · by DTogo · 21 replies · 1,153+ views
    Mainichi Daily News ^ | July 14, 2005 | Ryann Connell
    Dozens of grown men from their 30s to 60s crowd around the tatami mat room in Kagetsuen, a Shizuoka Prefecture ryokan inn, and begin playing with their train sets. More than 90 percent of the inn's guests are adults who enjoy playing with toy trains. These mature train setters have not only kept the inn afloat as others around it have fallen into oblivion, they've helped it grow in a prime example of the otaku business that's now booming throughout Japan, according to AERA (7/18). "Thanks to trimming down our target market, we could stay in business," Eiji Misu, Kagetsuen's...
  • 'Star Wars Flu' May Strike IT Productivity

    05/20/2005 3:45:19 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 23 replies · 623+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 20, 2005 | Kathy White
    For some in the tech industry, the chance to see Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in its opening couple of days is just not something they're willing to pass up—at any cost. And while that early viewing may be a badge of honor for geeks around the world, the "Star Wars flu" may pull down productivity figures, analysts warned. "There's nothing like being here for the first showing," said an IT manager for a financial brokerage firm on Wednesday, while standing in line in front of the Metreon theater complex in San Francisco. He had called in...
  • Hackers, spammers and spies want to invade holiday computers

    12/24/2004 3:35:03 PM PST · by holymoly · 103 replies · 4,375+ views ^ | December 24, 2004 | Rachel Konrad
    SAN JOSE – Susan Love's problems began with a smile. The New York City fund-raiser clicked on a happy-face attachment in a friend's e-mail last year. The virus crashed her computer within an hour. Love, 57, salvaged her data. But within a few months her computer's performance slowed to a crawl. In December 2003, she upgraded to a Sony Vaio with an extra-large monitor and Microsoft Windows XP operating system. Within a few days, "spyware" – programs that sneak onto computers uninvited – began sponging up valuable memory. Then her e-mail stopped arriving. Instead of crafting holiday e-mails, she spent...

    08/31/2004 8:20:16 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 7 replies · 737+ views
    WMCA - NEW YORK ^ | 8.31.2004
    ~10:29am~ ESTCONVENTION JOURNAL - GULLIANI, McCAIN, and WAR:  There is little doubt that the convention delegates are taking this Convention seriously and last night the prime-time line-up struck themes that resonated across the gathered masses in Madison Square Garden, and no one left their seat once former NYC Mayor Rudy Gulliani began to talk about the importance of winning this fight against terrorism. Several moments of worth through the evening Monday night. I personally teared up horribly when the "Widows of 9/11" came forward to tell their stories. Most noticably to me was the clarity of  Tara Stackpole, the widowed wife of a fire-fighter...

    08/30/2004 5:37:56 PM PDT · by KMC1 · 97 replies · 5,320+ views
    WMCA-NY ^ | 8.30.2004
    HUGE HUGE HUGE MOVEMENT IN ABCNEWSWASHPOST POLL: The nefarious aspect of this poll is that they (ABCWAPO) claim the overall poll numbers are dead even - and this HAS to be bogus...because the internals are deadly for Kerry... Overall poll show likely voters: Bush 48% Kerry 48% Strongly support the candidates: Bush 56% Kerry 40% Trust more to handle: Terrorism - B-56%, K-38% Education - B-47%, K-47% Economy - B-48%, K-47% Health Care - B-43%, K-50% Iraq - B-52%, K-44% Taxes - B-48%, K-46% Best Describes the Candidates: Honest - B-47%, K-41% (net change for Bush since 8/1 - +6)...

    08/27/2004 1:38:40 PM PDT · by KMC1 · 42 replies · 4,100+ views
    WMCA - New York ^ | 8.27.2004
  • ***JOHN KERRY NAKED - McCullough: What the Swift Boat Vets Really Exposed***

    08/27/2004 5:39:55 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 6 replies · 1,897+ views
    "...Over most of the campaign year, John Kerry has not faced much adversity. From the media preordaining him as "the" candidate earlier in the year, to his sudden and swift winning of the nomination, to his further coronation experience at his nominating convention, things have pretty much gone his way. The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth have exposed something that I think is far more damaging about Kerry than they realized at the time. Vietnam - blah, blah, blah - you hear the two sides go at it and so it goes ... But last Thursday, John Kerry gave the...

    08/27/2004 2:24:48 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 6 replies · 1,317+ views
    WMCA - New York ^ | 8.26.2004