Tuesday, March 04, 2003
Wired News: Google: Net Hacker Tool du Jour - an easy way (using Google) to find databases that are public on the net. Yikes! Hope you're not using FileMaker Pro!
Rivals chip away at Microsoft's dominance Open-source software takes on Windows, Office A story about a guy who was fined by the Business Software Alliance (an industry association co-founded by M$) because he had unlicensed copies of M$ software. So he wiped Windows off all his machines, and uses all Open Source stuff now. He figures he saved $80,000 in the past 2 years (even including the $90,000 fine!).
With 6 Degrees of Separation, Computers Stay in Sync An article in the New York times on grid computing
Monday, March 03, 2003
Just in case you were wondering, here's a guy with a take on The Meaning of Life. His take is that he is working towards a singularity - a point in time where we don't know what might happen after that. The singularity he is working towards? When computer intelligences, combined with human intelligence, starts getting twice as smart in matters of a year, then 6 months, then 3 months, then... Who knows? It could happen.