MSNBC says more than 80 percent of U.S. households subscribe to some form of multi-channel television/TV. The number of household formations is growing at a pace of about 370,000 per quarter. "Faster housing starts and continued brisk home sales bolster the case for faster growth in the first quarter," Moffett said. He said improved technology to detect or deter illegal usage of satellite or cable services was increasing subscriber numbers.
Lee Dugatkin, in his article, asks why do humans find it so hard to settle an argument since dolphins, hyenas, and even goats can do it. Tit-for-tat attacks between warring parties and escalation of violence are incredibly destructive, yet humans find it very difficult to break the vicious cycle. It seems humans are not good at conflict resolution.
According to ZDNet Australia's story, Microsoft will not be issuing any security fixes next week (5/10/2005), breaking its patch cycle for the second time this year... A Microsoft spokesperson said there will be "a couple of updates next week but none are security related. None are rated higher than 'important' and nothing will require a reboot".