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Saturday, November 10, 2001

NFL Week #9

Eeyore's picks for Week #9: Rams, Packers, Bucs, Browns, Falcons, Colts, Bengals, Jets, Patriots, Chargers, 49er's, Giants, Eagles, Raiders, Ravens. Here's to a good week :-)

A.T. Hun comments: Hey! They're alive! Anyway, here are my killer piX0rs for this weeks: Falcons, Colts, Rams, Bears, Jets, Patriots, Bucs, Bengals, Steelers, Broncos, Giants, Saints, Eagles, Raiders, Ravens.

Which Distribution for You?

All the Linux distributions out there can make things confusing for people wanting to make the big jump to a better OS. DistroWatch has an article giving a brief overview of many distributions, covering the big players (like Red Hat and Mandrake) and some of the bit players as well. There's not tons of detail, but it does help clear up what's what. Thanks Slashdot.

New Episode II Trailer

George Lucas has released a second mini-trailer for Episode II: Attack of the Clones. This one is called Mystery. That link has a number of mirrors for your perusal. Thanks Evil Avatar.

Friday, November 9, 2001

Halo Review

Apache at VoodooExtreme has posted his review of Bungie's Halo for the X-Box. I won't give the whole review away, but he says that it supplants Half-Life as the best first-person shooter ever. High praise indeed.

Another IE Hole

Yes kids, another Internet Explorer 5.5/6.0 security hole. This one exposes any information stored in cookies. As usual, disable scripting. Thankfully M$ seized the moral high ground and blamed the reporter. Here's a snip:
Why isn’t there a patch available for this issue?

The person who discovered this vulnerability has chosen to handle it irresponsibly , and has deliberately made this issue public only a few days after reporting it to Microsoft. It is simply not possible to build, test and release a patch within this timeframe and still meet reasonable quality standards.
It's like this: if you use IE's active scripting you are playing with fire. Yes, disabling it will also cause some IE-specific pages to cease functioning, but until MS proves it really cares about their users' security (pause for incredulous laughter) it is the only way to go. Or use Mozilla. Thanks Slashdot.

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