Random Musings

Just filing away stuff to remember or read later...

How E-Voting Threatens Democracy
"Harris discovered that she could enter the vote database using Microsoft Access -- a standard program often bundled with Microsoft Office -- and change votes without leaving a trace."

(Makes me almost feel relieved we're not going into electronic voting... yet.)

Apple bitten by ad watchdog
"Someone in Apple's marketing mob must have been smoking something really interesting when they thought they could promote the Power Mac G5 as the fastest, most powerful PC. When the laughter in the IT industry died down, Dell decided to milk Apple's marketing mistake and lay a complaint with the US watchdog the Council of Better Business Bureaus."

(At least they didn't have any kinse años ads...)

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Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
"You can use a HOSTS file to block ads, banners, cookies, web bugs, and even most hijackers. This is accomplished by blocking the Server that supplies these little gems. Example - the following entry 127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net blocks all files supplied by the DoubleClick Server to the web page you are viewing. This also prevents the server from tracking your movements."

Storage overload--it's a losing battle
"There is an unnamed corollary to Moore's Law that while hard disk storage capacity is growing exponentially, the time taken to fill it is a constant. A year ago, I moved from a twenty-gig drive to an eighty: today, it is officially stuffed to the gunwales."

(Where's that USB stick...)
[ First posted on 03/29/2004 by Manuel Viloria ]



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