The Department of Homeland Security wants you to disable Java.
Nine Inch Nails has released a new album, The Slip, and for a limited time, it’s available for download at no cost.
Just a reminder that, despite some OS-related claims, running some good anti-malware software is always a good idea.
I’ve seen a few instructions in various places to edit NetworkManager.conf in order to disable the NetworkManager service, but this doesn’t completely do the job.
As was reported by Wired.com, the interworkings between the Linux kernel, Java, and the GNU C library (glibc) failed to anticipate or accommodate for a one-second gap injected into UTC time by stepping backward one second at midnight on July 1, to keep time synchronized with the Earth’s rotation. Despite this being known beforehand and discussed at length in some circles, the bug quickly produced unexpected and devastating results to Internet and other computing infrastructure, including taking out much of Amazon’s server farm and services provided by many other well-known web enterprises.
No, and it’s not going to, despite many such proclamations and the existence of a web site that exists to test this premise (actually, there’s more than just one). But it has produced some pretty interesting results, including what seems to be a forthcoming announcement on July 4th of the discovery of the Higgs boson particle. Continue reading
If you’re a Mac user, don’t freak out: yes, it’s true that nearly 600,000 Mac computers have been infected by the Flashback trojan. But the world is not ending. Yet.