Saturday, May 07, 2011

New jumbo jet performs ultimate aborted takeoff | Technically Incorrect

I think this is a very neat video. The only problem is that it makes it look easier than it is. This is no small accomplishment. It certainly is an example of better living through technology.

Oh and even though it is his first name, the fact that the pilot is Captain Kirk is kind of neat.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Password-storing service may have been hacked

Here's the reason I don't use a cloud based password storing service. No stored password is secure, but at least mine are stored locally and are not nearly the target for hackers that LastPass is.

If you do use LastPass do change your password as soon as you can (which do to overload may be a few days).

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Amazon Tablet May Debut Late 2011

This seems to be a very logical move on the part of Amazon. Now the question is will there be a table and a color Kindle, or will a color Kindle and a tablet be one in the same. I do hope that Amazon will keep the option of a lower priced black and white Kindle. There still seems to me to be a place in the market for a small, light, inexpensive ereader.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

After botched child porn raid, judge sees the light on IP addresses

From the article:

"Several recent government raids on computer users suspected of sharing child porn online hit the wrong targets. Instead of getting the perpetrators, some of the raids nabbed a neighbor with an open WiFi network instead. One obvious takeaway: letting total strangers use your Internet connection for any purpose comes with some risk. But there's another lesson: IP addresses simply don't identify the people behind the computers."

I'm glad that at least some courts are taking a closer and more critical look at the issue.

AT&T's broadband data caps start May 2nd, 2011.

The new limits—150 GB for DSL subscribers and 250 Gigabytes for UVerse users (a mix of fiber and DSL)—come as users are increasingly turning to online video such as Hulu and Netflix on-demand streaming service instead of paying for cable.

Carriers crack down hard on wireless tethering app for Android

The application, “Wireless Tether for Root Users,” is still available on the Android Market. But if you have a phone that’s on the Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile networks, you won’t be able to download or install it. attempted to install the application on a number of devices, and was only able to do so on a Sprint-carried Evo 4G and Galaxy Tab, as well as WiFi-only products. Our Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T devices were unable to receive the app for installation.

How can people be so mean? ;) Earl

Ubuntu 11.04 is out

My verdict? Seems OK. It did solve one minor problem I was having with 10.10. For you geeks, when I'd enter my SUDO (root) password with update manager, the window didn't want to go away, I had to close it from the task bar. It has a "new"
desktop, kinda macish looking, which I'm not a big fan of but, you can choose the classic (old) desktop before you log in. So, I'd say no big rush if you are happy with 10.04 or 10.10 but, worth a look to see the new type desktop.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Pakistani Man Unknowingly Live-Tweeted Bin Laden Raid

Those helicopters sure were noisy and sure were an unusual sight in Abbottabad.

From the article:

After learning of bin Laden's death, Sohain tweeted, "Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it."

Cybercriminals Using Osama Bin Laden's Death to Spread Malware

This should come as no surprise. Just be careful what you click on.