August 26th, 2004


Quotes of the Day

A plethora of perfect pronouncements provides a panoramic perspective on procrastination.
Translation: I like the quotes :) I like alliteration :)) I'm geeky :)))
Numbers one and three particularly appeal.


Don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice.

Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.
Herman Wouk (1915 - )

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

I dote on his very absence.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

IT news


Windows XP SP2 features security crater - report
By Andrew Orlowski
Published Wednesday 25th August 2004 18:03 GMT

Windows XP Service Pack 2 has a flaw that gives users a false sense of security - quite literally. One report describes the security hole as a 'crater'. The vulnerability lies in the web systems management interface (WBEM), which allows downloadable code to spoof firewall status information.


ADSL? Fast? Pah!
By Guy Kewney,
Published Thursday 26th August 2004 11:17 GMT

What would you do with ten megabits per second, instead of 512kilobits? Better start thinking, because even with the big telcos dragging their feet, that's going to be commonplace by 2007... and it's already a reality for many Scandinavian computer users.