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Saturday, November 3, 2001

NFL Week #8

Well, we're at the half-way mark of the NFL season and what have we learned? Not much, apparently, other than the fact that my Lions are a terrible team and the NFC East should be demoted to division I-A. And, due to injuries and an ill-timed bye week, my fantasy team is going to be slaughtered. Oh and my prediction that the Titans would win the AFC Central and go to the Super Bowl is looking pretty stupid too. Huzzah!

Anyway, let's see if I can get my year-to-date average over .600 again this week. Here's my picks: Giants, Dolphins, Patriots, Colts, Steelers, Packers, Titans, 49ers, Eagles, Seahawks, Bears, Chargers, Saints, Broncos.

The Master comments: Eeyore's picks: Titans, Packers, Dolphins, Giants, Steelers, Falcons, Bills, 49er's, Chargers, Bears, Seahawks, Eagles, Saints, Raiders

Yet Another Passport Security Hole

Stop me if you've heard this before, but there is yet another exploit for MS's Passport service that has been found. Simply by reading a Hotmail message a hacker could have access to all your Passport information, including credit card numbers. I'm sorry, but if you plan on using Passport for anything, you are a fool. Thanks Slashdot.

J.t.Qbe comments: And stop me if you've heard this one before, but this is the company who wants you to store your personal data (credit card numbers, especially) on its servers as part of its .NET scheme, trusting Microsoft "security" to protect you. If you do, you're a fool.

Friday, November 2, 2001

States Reject DoJ/MS Agreement

The 17 states and the District of Columbia who are taking part in the Department of Justice's case against Microsoft are refusing to sign on to the recent agreement stating that it does nothing to address the real issues. Even if the DoJ is backing off, the victories they won open the door to lawsuits from individual states and corporations. I'm sure this is nowhere near the end of this. Thanks Slashdot.

I must say that I am more than a little sickened by people who say that a settlement was necessary given the events of September 11 and the current state of the economy. If MS really gave a d@mn about September 11 and the economy it wouldn't be the avaricious monopoly it is. MS is concerned about MS and nothing else. To think or expect anything else is the height of naivete.

J.t.Qbe comments: Of course. MS is a corporation. It does everything it does to make money. It's stupid to think otherwise.

This is sad. A few weeks ago I was hoping that the DoJ wasn't caving, but apparently they did. It's the equivalent of poking the gorilla with a stick several times, then letting it out of its cage. MS will not save the economy. If anything, MS will destroy the PC market, and itself.

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