Monday, November 24, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Why is it that every time a new networked gizmo or feature is introduced, they include the feature - often standalone or dedicated - to order pizza? Related to this, if pizza is the best feature/killer app, the product is pretty much doomed.
Awesome word. As a potential deduction from a bonus, UBS executives may get a "malus". But, of course, I don't think it can result in a number lower than zero. http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/17/no-bonuses-for-top-ubs-executives/
Monday, November 10, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
How do unprotected PCs get infected by viruses "mere seconds" after being connected to the internet? Are there computers just shooting around the internet looking for open ports? Isn't this flood somewhat obvious (and shouldn't identification of the source allow at least the zombie computer to be disconnected)? And, finally, when my firewall is down for a second (switching, as it often seems to, between Norton and Windows firewall), is my machine getting zapped?
Monday, November 3, 2008
Just noting that both are generally of poor quality in the U.S. because both are chosen and paid for by governmental units that are often small and not professionalized (school districts and municipalities). It's a testament to the generally high level of ethics and quality in the U.S. that either of these things work at all given the handicaps in the selection process.