Oct 26 2008
I haven’t had the time to blog much lately, but I still try to keep up on my reading. Here are a few of the articles that are open in a Firefox tab on my right screen. Meanwhile Spore is patching on my left screen so I can get back to vital Sunday morning projects like building a civilization.
- MS08–067 – An out of band update is always a big deal. I’ve read a number of rumors about why this update was pushed, but nothing I’d call 100% reliable yet.
- More on the Sequoia e-voting machines – No surprise, I’m reading more on direct-recording electronic (DRE) voting machines. This election has the potential to explode if the vote is close anywhere and DRE’s were involved. I can already hear the lawyer’s sharpening their claws.
- Speaking of surprises – They found problems with DRE’s already in some precincts during early voting. This will probably be hushed up by a judge or blown off as human error.
- Be careful what you tweet – A vulnerability has been found in Twitter that may allow your protected tweets to be seen. Not that you should be tweeting anything that sensitive anyways.
- Oh noes! The terrorists will use Twitter too! – So what? Does that mean we should leap to our default stance of bugging all of Twitter on the off chance a terrorists might be using it?
- The big data aggregators agree to a code of conduct – But will they stick to it? Only time will tell.
- From the “Terminator” files – The Army is looking for someone to develop hunter bots. Have they read any popular sci-fi in the last 30 years? This is how the world ends!
Back to relaxing for the weekend.