The weekend is almost upon us!
The Beatles made their last public appearance on the roof of Abbey Road studios on this day in 1969. The neighbors shut the concert down due to the noise. Kiss played their first show on this day four years later. Coincidence? Have you ever seen Paul McCartney and Gene Simmons in the same room?
Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on this day.
- Microsoft has added $250,000 to the bounty for the capture of the creator of MyDoom. Combined with the reward already offered by SCO, that puts a cool half-million on the head of the virus creator. Law enforcement has a poor track record of catching virus authors, but this might provide a hefty incentive to his cohorts to turn the loser in. We can but hope.
- Gateway is offering $235 million for eMachines. Gateway has been struggling lately while e-machines fortune has been on the rise. Gateway CEO, the pony-tailed Ted Waitt, will step aside to let eMachines’s Wayne Inouye run the combined company which will be the third largest in the nation after Dell and HP.
- NASA is reconsidering its decision to let the Hubble space telescope rot. Common misconception: it’s not due to budget cuts, it’s just not safe to use the Shuttle to fix it.
- A Dutch court has ruled that the Lindows Linux distribution can’t use the name Lindows because it’s too close to Windows. Still OK to use the name in the US.
- Microsoft is going to hold off on browser changes due to the Eolas patent. Apparently Redmond is hoping the US Patent office will overturn the patent.
- The second annual list of the top 10 web security flaws is out from the Open Web Application Security Project. Makes you want to stay offline.