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Tuesday, July 24, 2001

DMCA Run Amok

Whilst perusing the updated PC Magazine website, I came across this new commentary by John Dvorak about Dmitry Sklyarov who was arrested and charged with violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Even though Adobe caved in and asked that Sklyarov be released, I hope that this can lead to the law being thrown out for being unconstitutional. Maybe I'm dreaming.

A Modest Anti-Virus Proposal

David Coursey has a modest proposal for dealing with virus writers, like the one who wrote the SirCam worm. I feel that his proposal is the most cost-effective, practical, and downright fun way to deal with them. I would just like to add that his "solutions" should be carried out in slow-motion. Thanks Slashdot.

Monday, July 23, 2001

Palm PDAs Get ARM'd

Palm will announce tomorrow that they will be porting the PalmOS to ARM processors. Many of the WinCE devices are already powered by ARM. This could be interesting if Palm, Handspring, TRG, et al, can keep the price down. This would give PalmOS devices all the speed without the OS eating all the cycles like WinCE does. For now (and the forseeable future) I am more than happy with my Handspring Visor Deluxe. Thanks Slashdot.

More SirCam

Tons of people all over the Net are reporting being hit by literally hundreds of copies of the SirCam worm. 3D Realms' Joe Siegler updated his .plan with word that he got 200 over the weekend. With the attachments, that amounts to an awful lot of wasted mail server traffic. I guess it just proves that people are still stupid and will open any and every attachment without thinking twice about it. Arrrggh.

The Master comments: The mail server at my office got hit with this one, but I don't know how severly. Sounds like a really fun virus tho. Once infected, running ANY executable will send the virus to EVERYONE on your contact list. Wheee.

New Ask Sweeney

VoodooExtreme updated their Ask (Epic's Tim) Sweeney column. In this installment, Sweeney tackles such topics as the XBox, z-buffer precision, and even Linux gaming. Check it out!

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