• Terrorist Express

    by  • 2005/08/08

    We’re going to let terrorists go straight through airport security while your grandmother has to wait and have her bags searched for toe nail clippers. Yep, at Orlando Airport, you can subscribe to the CLEAR program, where for $80 a year you can go through less severe pre-boarding screening. There’s nothing to suggest that,...

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    Are We Winning the Spam War?

    by  • 2005/08/08

    I got this spam today: <p><code><br /> sup Hows it been going? C0NSOL! DATE your Deeibt <p>Pay 50-75% lesser</p> <p>Copy and paste the below address in your browser:<br /> <p>It’s this way, of course, to try to sneak by Spam-blocking software. Now, is there anyone who’s going to actually respond to an offer for...

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    Apple iVideo Store on PlayStation 3

    by  • 2005/08/04

    According to this page on the Sony website, the PlayStation 3 will Run Mac OS X 10.4, Tiger. The PS3 runs a Cell Processor, which is a PowerPC with the out-of-order and predictive-branching units taken out, and several vector processing units bolted on. This makes it great for media and RADAR applications, but poor...

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    Welcome Back Newton

    by  • 2005/08/04

    Apple is recruiting for a Senior Embedded Systems Engineer: <blockquote><p>The Xcode team is looking for a motivated and talented engineer to improve the support for iPod development within the Xcode tool-chain. The successful candidate will have experience working with embedded systems, hardware simulators/emulators, cross-compilation, and/or remote debugging. Experience with the ARM processor, Cocoa, Objective-C...

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    More Trouble in Cisco Land

    by  • 2005/07/29

    Bruce Schnier blogs about the latest Cisco problem. I’ve been steering people away from Cisco firewalls/IDS/VPN because you have to buy the expensive service contract to stay not-vulnerable. Compared this with linux-based products where you just pay for the hardware and any enhancements you want to add to the product. Add to that the...

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    Fixing Backspace in Emacs

    by  • 2005/07/21

    You know those annoying problems that you just live with, even though they’ve been annoying you for the past decade or so? You know how dumb you feel when you finally get so fed up with the problem that you actually go spend 15 mintutes figuring out how to fix it? <p>Well, that’s about...

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    Cellulon Laserkey – Geek Lust

    by  • 2005/07/19

    The Cellulon LaserKey CL800BT is an input device designed for small portable computers. Like my Treo 650. It supports Bluetooth for input and lasts a decent amount of time on battery. <p>Oh, yeah, and it projects a virtual keyboard on any flat surface and lets you type away as if you had a full...

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    Comments Fixed

    by  • 2005/07/19

    The comments should be fixed now. Sorry to those who tried and got a PHP error screen. <p>For the interested: the Quentin theme I installed for WordPress had its own comments page. The field names in the page had different cases than what’s in my database. WordPress was designed on MySQL which on Intel...

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    Portable Video (iPod?)

    by  • 2005/07/17

    Bob Cringely talks about a Video iPod and iTunes Movie Store in this week’s I, Cringely. <p>He also mentions one of my own favorite companies, <a href="http://www.microvision.com">Microvision</a>. Disclosure: I still own one share of stock, valued at a bit under $6. I was going to make lots of money buying early with these guys...

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