ZDNet UK News report an amusing worm that sings when a user open its EXE attachment. The story includes a MP3 link to listen to the "You are an idiot" accompanied by chorus of people singing the words clip.
This ZDNet Australia article says employees could receive a bill each month for the cost of 'stolen' bandwidth and wasted time if Australian-based Exinda Networks' URL Bandwidth monitoring system takes off. Exinda Networks claims to have developed a unique system that allows a company to monitor exactly which Web sites are visited by each individual employee and how much bandwidth has been used -- in terms of a cash loss to the employer. Con Nikolouzakis, director of Exinda Networks, said the URL and bandwidth monitoring system was designed to ensure employees can be held responsible for the cost of misused bandwidth and time...
Link Logger's Broadband Reports security forum thread has an amusing and scary Flash movie/animation on connected information and privacy when ordering a pizza.
OsViews's article has Thomas Hormby's editorial contribution that shows his top ten list of Apple's (and some of associated partners) most significant flops throughout the company's history. Apple and its compatriots have been highly innovative. These companies have proven that even if their ideas are well implemented, they cannot always promote them correctly. Other times, a good idea is implemented poorly, and despite their best marketing effort, the product fails.
Star Wars' Web site has an article about the short paragraphs of expository text that instantly place the viewer into the Star Wars universe, briefs him or her as to the status of all things galactic, and kicks off the action. It tells how it is created (Adobe Illustrator and Electric Image) and the past history.
BBC News shows ten photographs of Isaac Adjetey Sowah's showroom in a suburb of Accra. It has some of the most colourful and odd coffins to be found anywhere.
This Yahoo News article says experts blame poor planning, rapid industry advances and the massive scope of some complex projects whose price tags can run into billions of dollars at U.S. agencies with tens of thousands of employees.
Worth1000's current contest theme is on swapping playthings for everyday items. It is bascially replacing any object with a child's plaything, a toy. There are 47 entries.
Death_Knight's thread (screen shots [nice ion canon] and comments) mentions a FilePlanet (account required -- free or subscription) video file link (87 MB) with Gnomevasion in World of Warcraft. Here is the video file description: "What happens when you take 300 players, throw in teamwork, voice communication, a server crash, and one of the greatest guilds of all time? You get Gnomevasion! In this video members of Sturmgrenadier form up on an alternate server in WoW when their home of Bleeding Hollow goes down. Hilarity ensues when each and every member wreaks chaos on an unsuspecting server with pink-haired pig-tailed gnomes! Download this video and witness the true power of a Gnomevasion."
Viral Videos & Ads posted new TV advertisements/commericals/spots today. Here is a list of ones I liked:
- #1: Nice smooth legs!
- #2: Americans are sure happy law suers. Hey, I will sue YOU for reading AQFL! [grin]
- #3: I'd rather go to restroom instead. I thought that guy was going to pee like a dog. :P
- #4: Ewww!!!!! Always check for TP! Good thing I keep extra tissues in my left pocket for emergencies like this one.
This CNET News.com article says David Aitel, who a 20-something founder of vulnerability assessment company Immunity, hunts down security problems in widely used software products. But unlike an increasing number of researchers, he does not share his findings with the makers of the programs he examines...