FunnyPlace (also on YouTube from VideoSift) shows an amusing and cool 1.5 minutes British Telecommunications television advertisement/spot/commercial showing how our computers have gremlins. Yes, they are the same ones from that classic 1984 horror movie.
ITPro says the profession needs a better image to recruit new staff scared off by rumours of long working hours and co-workers with no social skills. Information Technology (IT) professionals (pros.) are seen as "techie geeks" by 40 per cent of people in a new poll by a British recruitment specialist, GCS.
How your computer keyboard is FIVE TIMES dirtier than your toilet seat - and could even give you 'qwerty tummy'.Submitted by ant on Fri, 05/02/2008 - 6:30pm. General Computing | Hardware | Health | History | Nature | Personal | Reading Materials | Science
The Daily Mail reports on how computer keyboards can harbour more harmful bacteria than a lavatory seat, it has been claimed.
This Dilbert cartoon shows what happens when one worker gets two monitors for work...
This UserFriendly cartoon shows an amusing mouse warning label for those who like to click on everything on the Web to be infected by ma
Panda Labs' First Quarter 2008 Malware Report: Boot sector viruses and rootkits poised for comeback...Submitted by ant on Wed, 04/02/2008 - 11:49pm. General Computing | Hacking/Modification/Cracking | History | Internet/Network | New Version/Update/Upgrade | Personal | Reading Materials | Security/Privacy | Sight Seeings | Software
Ars Technica says Panda Labs' first quarter 2008 malware report (1.1 MB PDF) raises a new concern, though it comes from a surprising direction. According to the company, boot sector viruses loaded with rootkits are poised to make a comeback. This honestly sounds a bit odd, considering how long it has been since a boot virus has topped the malware charts, but it's at least theoretically possible. Such viruses have a simple method of operation. The virus copies itself into the Master Boot Record (MBR) of a hard drive, and rewrites the actual MBR data in a different section of the drive...
"These days, there are so many graphics card models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop GPUs (graphics processing units) in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.
Blue's News mentions an addicting Flash game titled "Master of Security" (note: has a lot of annoying advertisements, so use an up-to-date ad blocker; or use the original Web site). The player must strategize and build antispyware, antiadware, antivirus (yay for Symantec logo, but why with a XP Windows Security Center's shield? :P), firewall, and other stuff to defend the Windows system and the installed programs from dangerous malwares (e.g., virus, adwares, spams, backdoors, trojans, keyloggers, hijackers) within the amount of money available.
SUMware's Broadband/DSL Reports security forum thread mentions a Washington Post article (includes a disturbing graph) that says the sheer volume and complexity of computer viruses being released on the Internet today has the anti-virus (AV) industry on the defensive, experts say, underscoring the need for consumers to avoid relying on anti-virus software alone to keep their home computers safe and secure.
MacNN reports that Apple MacBook Air's thin design is causing some confusion for the technically ignorant, according to one blogger who says that the ultra-portable caused him to miss his flight. When going through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport security checkpoint, blogger Michael Nygard was held up as security staff gathered around his MacBook Air, trying to make sense of the slender laptop/notebook. One of the less technically knowledgeable staff points out the lack of standard features as cause for alarm...
This funny Xkcd shows the differences between kB, KB, KiB, kb, Kb, and KBa since there has been a lot of confusion (e.g., 1024 vs. 1000, kbyte vs. kbit, and the capitalization for each).