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December 4th, 2001

Busy busy busy [Dec. 4th, 2001|09:04 am]
Peter Sheil
sorry for few posts - it is busy at work and LJ is almost unusable in the evenings :)
I guess that's the price for the service getting popular. It is OK first thing but about lunch time (when you damn Americans wake up ;) ) it slows to a crawl and in the evening it wont let me access my friends page. do you think they are trying to encourage me to have a paid account?

blessed be
peter
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some real news [Dec. 4th, 2001|11:18 am]
Peter Sheil
[Current Mood |busybusy]

hey, I know you Amercans don't see much outside your borders ;) so here are a few links from the BBC


* Enron opts for bankruptcy *
The once-mighty US energy firm is firing 4,000 staff in the first stage of its
attempt to avoid total collapse.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/hi/english/business/newsid_1688000/1688844.stm

* US goes cheap car crazy *
A rush for discounted cars gives US consumer spending a record boost, but job
losses and factory problems could spell trouble ahead.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/hi/english/business/newsid_1689000/1689728.stm

* Gloom deepens in UK economy *
The economic slowdown in the UK is getting worse with the manufacturing sector's
problems spilling over into the service sector.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/hi/english/business/newsid_1688000/1688271.stm

* US tightens security on Canada border *
The US and Canadian governments are to increase security on their shared border
following the 11 September attacks.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1690000/1690398.stm


* Embryo clone leads to fall-out *
An editorial advisor to the online journal that published details on the "first
human embryo clones" is resigning.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1689000/1689686.stm

* Scrap bad dams urge Greens *
Conservationists say politicians should be prepared to phase out dams that do
not work.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1689000/1689145.stm

* Tiny gecko is 'world's smallest' *
A gecko measuring just 1.6 centimetres in length is described as the world's
smallest reptile.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1689000/1689313.stm


Sorry they are not "real" links - this was a quick cut and paste job

bb
peter
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VIRUS ALERT: W32/Goner-A worm spreading widely [Dec. 4th, 2001|05:19 pm]
Peter Sheil
Just received

hope none of you get it

peter
*********************************
EMERGENCY ALERT: W32/Goner-A worm spreading widely

Sophos has received a number of reports of users
receiving a new, in-the-wild, virus called
W32/Goner-A.

Sophos has issued protection against W32/Goner-A,
and is recommending customers update their copies
of Sophos Anti-Virus to protect against it.

W32/Goner-A arrives as an email attachment with the
following characeteristics:

Subject: Hi

Message text:
How are you ?
When I saw this screen saver, I immediately thought
about you
I am in a harry, I promise you will love it!

Attached filename: GONE.SCR

To read more about W32/Goner-A and download protection
please visit the Sophos website:

http://www.sophos.com

Sophos recommends customers adopt a policy of "safe
computing" in conjunction with up-to-date anti-virus
software to reduce the threat of computer viruses. For
more details please see:

http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/articles/safehex.html


Regards

Sophos Anti-Virus
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