The Wave Magazine has a funny article about the ten geekiest hobbies for Dorkstorm: The Annihilation: "You can tell a lot about a person from the hobbies they choose, especially if it requires them to be tied to a bathtub full of hot dogs with a panel of judges and a proctologist with a tape measure watching. But enough about coin collecting. Weâ€™ve contacted renowned experts on geeks, as well as many actual geeks, to compile this list of the dorkiest things you can do with your time.
Jakob Nielsen's useit.com has a new Alertbox/column. He says, the Internet scams cannot be thwarted by placing the burden on users to defend themselves at all times. Beleaguered users need protection, and the technology must change to provide this... User education should not be the main approach to countering security problems for three reasons.
First, and most importantly, it doesn't work. Computer security is too complicated and the bad guys are too devious and inventive. Itâ€™s simply unrealistic to assume that average users can keep up with them. Yes, you can tell people not to click on attachments in email from strangers, but then attackers start sending email that apparently comes from your boss, your wife, or your best friends. In a modern office, you can't do your work without clicking on attachments.
Thanks to Fngsaiyuk for pointing us this link to UGO Hero Machine 2.0. If you've got a few minutes (could turn into hours) go check it out, it's pretty sweet.
This CNET News.com's article says that most users unaware of PC infections. A study of home PCs released on Monday found that about 80 percent had been infected with spyware almost entirely unbeknownst to their users.
According to BBC News' story, some human beings alive today will live to the age of 150, a prominent researcher has claimed.
I guess I can be 150 years old as an old fart/ant! :P
According to Gamespy's interview with Doug Lombardi of Valve Software (seen on /.), Doug commented that the installation will prompt the user to authenticate the copy and create a Steam account. Even if the player is only playing the single-player and LAN games.
Team Fortress 2 Update: "After we announced TF2 on the HL1 tech, we made the decision to move it to the Source engine.
This article has a video clip (MPEG and QuickTime) of a Bar Bot, driven by self interest, its only aim is to drink beer. In order to achieve this goal in bars, it asks people for coins and spends them as soon as there is enough for a beer. To reach its selfish objectives, it dependends on others: somebody has to give it coins or hand it a beer. This is where it engages in communication, in social interaction with human beings.
The long video is cool and shows the details in actions. Seen on memepool.
According to Yahoo! News' story, researchers have concluded that people caught in traffic are three times more likely to suffer a heart attack within the hour than those who aren't tied up on the road...
AQFL will be upgrading its core stuff later today. So don't panic and cry if it doesn't respond, puke errors, etc. Mousey will be making a back up! :)
10/22/2004 12:35 PM PDT: Subscription added so you can subscribe to get e-mail notification for updates and replies! :)
10/23/2004 11:13 AM PDT: Mousey didn't upgrade it overnight so it was delayed to who knows when...