InfoWorld reports: "Microsoft (MS) requested on Tuesday some $20 billion in bailout funds from the federal government, claiming that as the company controlling an overwhelming share of the operating system (OS) market, it is too big to fail. The company said low adoption rates for Windows Vista, the ensuing advertisement/ad. campaign trying to convince people that they really do like Vista, and the increased need for development resources to rush Windows 7 to market to make people forget about Vista have necessitated the bailout..."
Blue's News share a seven pages Computerworld article (one print page) that "honors a handful of the most memorable operating systems (OS') and interfaces that have graced our desktops over the years. Some of them lasted for years. Some of them had remarkably short lives but inspired trends that we are benefiting from to this day. And a few of them ... well, they were just cool for school.
Blue's News share a Flash thinking, puzzle game titled "Exploit" -- "Information is freedom. As a hotshot computer security cracker, you will solve over 50 puzzles and fight against totalitarianism, abuses of power, and terrorism. Story Mode offers a twist-filled story of international intrigue, and Challenge Mode offers 19 more puzzles to engage the mind. When it’s all done, use the built-in puzzle editor to make and share your own creations!"
Seagate officially reports that a number of their hard disk drives (HDDs), from specific families, may become inaccessible when the host system is powered on... Once a drive has become affected the data becomes inaccessible to users but the data is not deleted. Seagate has isolated this issue to a firmware bug affecting drives from these families manufactured in December 2008..."
Funny Animal Videos has a funny 29 seconds video showing a small hungry jumping spider chasing and trying to catch
This Computerworld opinion article talks about the technology/tech myths that come in all shapes and sizes: Some contain a morsel of truth, but many of them are so wildly preposterous that it's hard to imagine anyone taking them seriously...