Thursday News

All the news that's fit to rant aboutHappy Thursday. Patrick and I will be flying to Atlanta tomorrow morning. We’ll be appearing at the Lenox Square Mall, near Macy’s, from 1-3p Saturday and Sunday.
Happy Birthday to my close personal friend, Kelly Ripa. Groucho was born on this day in 1890.

In the news today…

  • Giants lose. A’s win in 12. Entire state of Massachusetts oversleeps this morning.

  • Microsoft acknowledges that piecemeal patches don’t work, says it plans next week to “secure the perimeter.” In other words, block attacks before they enter the system. Sounds like a beefed-up firewall to me.
  • EFF white paper approves of most parts of Microsoft and Intel’s Trusted Computing initiative (formerly Palladium and TCPA) but says remote attestation is a problem. Says users should be able to “lie” to remote rights owners.
  • Microsoft agrees to pay $10.5 million to consumers who overpaid for software. But you must have purchased the software either through Microsoft’s Web site between Feb. 22, 1999, and April 30, 2003, or through certain Microsoft direct marketing campaigns between Nov. 10, 1995, and April 30, 2003.

And in non-Microsoft news…

5 Replies to “Thursday News”

  1. “Giants lose. A’s win in 12. Entire state of Massachusetts oversleeps this morning.”
    LMAO! You’re right! There were so many subs today in school.

  2. Leo writes:
    “Microsoft acknowledges that piecemeal patches don’t work, says it plans next week to “secure the perimeter.” In other words, block attacks before they enter the system. Sounds like a beefed-up firewall to me.”
    I fully agree! If they had a real firewall built into Windows, Sobig and MSBlaster would not have been the huge problem it was! We can only hope that they will get their act together soon!

  3. You come to Atlanta and it’s . . .
    A) on a day I have to work (Sat.) and
    B) on a day (Sun.) I don’t get up until at least 2 pm (it’d take me about an hour to get to Lenox).
    Oh well, maybe I wake up extra early on Sunday . . .

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