Fun and news

Brad makes an interesting point, is Trillian Pro even legal? You’re paying for access to other, free, IM systems. Or could they claim you’re paying for the add-ons because the free version of Trillian already gives you access to those systems for free? Interesting question, any legal scholars out there? For a little bit of…

Why I’m a skeptic

Here’s a good reason why I have a hard time believing most of what I hear from news organizations. It’s all about making the story more interesting than it really is and inducing panic so that people stay tuned, isn’t it? So, we’ve got newspeople spouting basically whatever comes into their heads as truth, and…

More IE Service pack issues

Found another potential problem with the installation of Internet Explorer 6 SP1. Apparently it adds and automatically checks a checkbox on your Tools/Options/Security tab that tells OE to “Not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus.” Nice idea, but the “potential virus” attachments I just tested it with, a…

Bizarre stuff

So I installed SP1 for Internet Explorer 6 yesterday and immediately had some problems with it. I don’t know how, or why, but immediately after restarting I opened up IE and what sounded like a mangled .wav file played for about 30 seconds, then stopped. But no other sounds will play because the sound device…

Intel’s new chips

Courtesy of John Robb comes this article about Intel putting in some security measures in their new chips, due next year. John’s response: “Intel to include copy protection functionality in new chips. I personally won’t ever buy a chip with type of stuff on it. Unless there is an alternative, my aggressive upgrade cycle has…