Did Blaster Contribute to the Northeast Blackout?

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 09:56
Category: Archive

An article on ARS Technica explains how “network congestion brought on by the Blaster worm might’ve contributed to the cascading effect that brought down the power grid in much of the Northeast recently”

The online news scene is full of stories right now about how August was the worst month in computing history for computer viruses. What’s amazing to me is that none of the major viruses has yet had a payload that’s designed to wreak serious havoc, like formatting hard drives, subtly altering numbers in Excel spreadsheets, or otherwise messing with people’s data in a way that might really mess up major industries. But of course, it’s only a matter of time.

Exactly why I use a Mac.

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Bites or Bytes?

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Date: Wednesday, August 20th, 2003, 09:24
Category: Archive

McWirelessA billboard for McDonald’s recently spotted on the New Jersey Turnpike advertises the restaurant’s new Wi-Fi (802.11b) Hot Spot service available in some locations:
Bites or Bytes. We do both.
www.mcdwireless.com
No word on pricing…
What’s next, an iBook Happy Meal?

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Veta Universal ? Bluetooth Remote for Mac OS X

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Date: Tuesday, August 19th, 2003, 08:55
Category: Software

Veta Universal is a US$8 Bluetooth universal remote controller for your Nokia 3650 that runs on Mac OS X. Now you can remotely operate all of your favorite Mac applications – including iTunes, DVD Player and even the mouse. Veta Universal is a Series 60 application for your phone. It is designed to work seamlessly with Romeo 0.9.1.

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PowerBook Updates Coming Tomorrow?

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Date: Monday, August 18th, 2003, 08:51
Category: Announcement, PowerBook 15-Inch

MacRumors is reporting that the long-awaited Aluminum PowerBook 15-inch and updates to the PowerBook 12 and 17-inch could arrive as soon as tomorrow.

This common thread between them appears to predict across the board PowerBook updates as early as next week — with 12″, 15″ and 17″ Powerbook models finally seeing updates. The rumors all seem to point towards a thinner 12″ PowerBook and a high end PowerBook with speeds up to 1.33GHz. Reports include backlit keyboards and FW800 throughout. Next week is the earliest date provided, otherwise timeframes are described on the order of weeks.

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Hands-On with the Sony Clie PEG-UX50

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Date: Monday, August 18th, 2003, 07:02
Category: PDA

Sony Clie PEG-UX50I went over to the Sony Building in Ginza after our iChat about the new Sony Clie PEG-UX50. They had two units of the CLIE PEG-UX50 on display and there were people waiting in line to try them out as it was lunch time.
The units went on sale here last Saturday, August 9th for ¥69,800 (roughly US$580). The UX50 was very light and this is due to the abundance of magnesium and plastic used in these units. Gone is the cool metallic “weight” of the NR/NX series. Even with the power cradle (PEGA-JC40K) attached to the bottom it felt quite light. Read More…

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Media Shows iBook in MS Virus Story

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Date: Thursday, August 14th, 2003, 07:53
Category: Archive

Our friends at CNBC (MS, MSNBC affiliates) cut to video footage during the voice over for some inane banter on the status of the virus. Immediately they cut to a girl on a tangerine iBook then to an XP desktop. Apple product placement in the media gone awry, or insidious conspiracy plot against the Macintosh in big media? My money on sheer incompetence. Sorry, no screen grabs, did anyone else see it?

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Microsoft Loves Them PowerBooks

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Date: Tuesday, August 12th, 2003, 18:52
Category: Archive

I thought you may get a chuckle out of this image that appears on Microsoft.com. I could swear that it is a TiBook!

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Free AppleScripts for iTunes

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 10:43
Category: Software

Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes Posts New and Updated Scripts

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The First 3G Phone Review – NEC e606

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Date: Monday, July 14th, 2003, 16:23
Category: Mobile Phone

The NEC e606 3G phone has been reviewed at MobileBurn.

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Sprint PCS T608 Petition

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Date: Wednesday, July 2nd, 2003, 16:15
Category: Mobile Phone, User Group

A new petition has been started for Sprint PCS customers who want to see the Sony Ericsson T608 released.

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