Fire up the generators, Auckland is without power again

, posted: 12-Jun-2006 09:24

It's deja vu all over again for Aucklanders this morning, as the CBD is without power. The Otahuhu power station is out of action for the time being, as an earth wire snapped and fell across a 110kV feeder line there. Power line company Vector doesn' (read the entire post)...



Test driving Internet Explorer 7's phishing filter

, posted: 10-Jun-2006 11:39

A phish for Kiwibank arrived in my Windows Live Mail inbox, so I thought it would be a useful "guinea pig" to see how IE7's phishing filter handles these things. With the phishing filter set to automatically check sites, I click on the link in th (read the entire post)...



Tax broadband instead of raiding P2P users

, posted: 8-Jun-2006 19:23

Following the police raid on Swedish torrent tracker The Pirate Bay that was criticised for being heavy-handed and orchestrated by the US government, voices are now calling for a truce in the "Filesharing Wars".

Putting people in prison fo (read the entire post)...



Irish search engine challenges Google

, posted: 7-Jun-2006 19:08



Ah, Doogle is a beauty to behold. Only twelve pages indexed, but they are some great twelve pages indeed.

So how does Doogle get away with it then? Google doesn't think its trademark and variations thereon are laughing matt (read the entire post)...



Pirate Bay support spills over into bot-army DDoS attacks

, posted: 4-Jun-2006 12:16


The police raid on torrent tracker site The Pirate Bay has taken an unexpected turn as angry peer-to-peer users are reportedly launching distributed denial of service attacks on Swedish government and police web sites.

Swedish media (read the entire post)...



The Pirate Bay's legal adviser blogs about the police raid

, posted: 3-Jun-2006 21:11



Mikael Viborg has put up a blog about the police raid on The Pirate Bay, the popular torrent tracker.

If Viborg is to be believed, the Swedish police was incredibly heavy-handed in what should've been a civil matter. Vibor (read the entire post)...



Nazanin's death sentence stayed; faces retrial

, posted: 3-Jun-2006 15:13

Maybe the Iranian authorities took note of the Save Nazanin campaign, maybe not, but amazingly enough sanity has prevailed: Nazanin's death sentence has been stayed by Ayatollah Shahroudi, Iran's Head of Judiciary.

Nazanin has not (read the entire post)...



Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 too paranoid for Live Mail

, posted: 3-Jun-2006 11:20



The key feature of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 browser, currently in its second public beta, is security. Do not trust automatically, warn users, double-check things - that's all good stuff actually, because today's web is (read the entire post)...



$30 million for lawyers in Google click-fraud settlement proposal

, posted: 2-Jun-2006 20:57



The class action against Google for failing to prevent click-fraud is churning on with a settlement being proposed for anyone who has bought advertising from the search engine giant between January 1 2002 and the present.

In wh (read the entire post)...



YouTube ... not hacked?

, posted: 2-Jun-2006 18:27


ALL YOUR VIDEO ARE BELONG TO US.
We'll be back soon... -->
UPDATE: No, we haven't been hacked. Get a sense of humor.

UPDATE 2: Apparently we can't spel.

UPDATE 3: Please stop calling the (read the entire post)...





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