Computerworld FryUp newsletter, October 6 2006

, posted: 13-Oct-2006 11:38

[One-off posting of the October 6 FryUp...]



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Test: will he comment?

, posted: 12-Oct-2006 17:39

Had to see if this is true or not... can't imagine it is:

Cactus Kate said... I assume this is not the real Russell Brown.

The real Russell Brown only comments when you mention his name. 3:01 AM, October 10, 2006[/quo (read the entire post)...



Hans Reiser's arrest for wife's murder has Slashdotters worried over Linux

, posted: 12-Oct-2006 16:17

Good old Slashdot - you can always count on it to find an Open Source angle for anything, no matter how inappropriate it is. This time it's Hans Reiser, who is behind the widely used ReiserFS file system used in many Linux distributions.
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Amazon links Debian with bondage?

, posted: 11-Oct-2006 13:02

You may have noticed the Amazon ads that I have on the blog (for filthy lucre purposes of course), but have you actually looked at them?

I did, after I put up the post about Debian and Firefox, because... the ads had changed. Dramatically (read the entire post)...



Debian, divisive and daft

, posted: 11-Oct-2006 09:43

Steven Vaughan-Nichols is one of the Open Source writers at Ziff-Davis that I read on a regular basis simply because covers the issues with a common-sense approach, and without feeling the need to shove ideology down your throat.

As we all (read the entire post)...



Another 'patchy' Tuesday for Windows users

, posted: 11-Oct-2006 08:18

As I waiting for automatic updates to kick in here, I get the October 2006 security bulletin from MS. Although other sources reckoned there'd be eleven patches, there are "only" ten this time:


MAXIMUM SEVERITYBULLETIN NUMBERPRODU (read the entire post)...



It's true: Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion

, posted: 10-Oct-2006 11:02

News are in that Google went ahead and purchased YouTube for US$1.65 billion in stock. There's only one word to describe the deal, and that's "stunning".
YouTube has only been going since February last year, but has managed to corner the "user (read the entire post)...



Vodafone buys iHug -Updates with details

, posted: 9-Oct-2006 18:51

Vodafone has bought iHug, for $41 million. The announcement comes as no surprise: Vodafone has been "stalking" fixed-line ISPs for a while now, trying to purchase one in New Zealand in line with its policy change that charts out a wired future in con (read the entire post)...



Nightmare comes true: North Korea lets off a nuke

, posted: 9-Oct-2006 17:30

What everyone feared has come true: Communist North Korea has nuclear weapons. The North Koreans tested a bomb today according to the BBC, in the northern part of the country.

This will rattle the Japanese and of course, the South Koreans. (read the entire post)...



Vodafone de-DNS'es itself

, posted: 9-Oct-2006 16:27

If you're wondering why you can't get to www.vodafone.co.nz, here's the reason:

$ dig www.vodafone.co.nz. a +trace

; <<>> DiG 9.3.2 <<>> www.vodafone.co.nz. a +trace
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