Austin Powers Free on Xbox Live

Interesting ad promotion on Xbox Live this week. From the article: Xbox Live tries ads with McDonald’s, New Line partnership – 6/22/2007 – Video Business Microsoft Xbox Live is partnering with McDonald’s and New Line Home Entertainment to offer its first advertiser-sponsored movie, which will be available free to subscribers over two separate one-week periods….


Microsoft parking structure will hold 5,000 vehicles | Seattle Times Newspaper

From the article: Business & Technology | Microsoft parking structure will hold 5,000 vehicles | Seattle Times Newspaper Microsoft is digging for a solution to the parking crunch on its growing Redmond campus. The software giant is excavating a giant pit for an underground parking garage with the capacity for some 5,000 vehicles. That’s nearly…

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Anti-security software

Mark Russinovich writes about a class of security bugs that many applications (including lots of 3rd party “security” solutions) suffer from. Squatting Attacks are enabled when improper security permissions are applied to files and synchronization objects. Unfortunately, Mr. Russinovich finds that lots of applications make these mistakes and has a tool AccessChk that will help pinpoint these security…


Mac or PC, the rap.

Mmm..Geek rap. Originally seen at: GeekLimit

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Coding Horror: How to Clean Up a Windows Spyware Infestation

From the article: Coding Horror: How to Clean Up a Windows Spyware Infestation Let my mistake be a lesson to everyone reading this: never browse the web without the very latest version of your preferred web browser. Intentionally choosing to browse the web with a three year old browser, as I did, is an incredibly…


Vista compatible 3rd party firewall now available

From the article: Firewall fire sale: Free ZoneAlarm makes it to Vista The Vista version of ZoneAlarm, a two-way firewall that will continue to be given away, is the first from a major security vendor to apply Vista’s Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) API, said Laura Yecies, the general manager of Check Point’s consumer security line….

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Would you like some cinderblocks with that?

From the article: BBC NEWS | Americas | US time capsule yields rusty car A car buried in Oklahoma in 1957 as a time capsule to mark the US state’s 50th anniversary has caused some dismay after being finally unearthed. They had been asked to guess the population of Tulsa in 2007 and the entrant…


Xbox.com | Xbox News – Countdown to Launch with Halo 3 Accessories

New Halo Controlers and Headsets to be released with Halo 3. From the article: Xbox.com | Xbox News – Countdown to Launch with Halo 3 Accessories Gear up for the game’s release with a variety of new merchandise, including two new Xbox 360™ Limited Edition Halo 3 Wireless Controllers designed by Spawn and McFarlane Toys…

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Apple vs Microsoft – sub-pixel differences

When Apple’s Safari browser was released several articles on the difference between how pages looked were posted. The majority of Windows users appear to prefer the way Microsoft renders font’s and Apple users appear to prefer the way Apple does it. It turns out Microsoft tries to optimize for the screen and Apple tries to match the print output…

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Raymond Chen to discuss software patents

 In the article: The Old New Thing : What determines which programs show up on the front page of the Windows XP Start menu? Raymond Chen writes the following: “Software patents suck!” It’s irrelevant what your or my opinion of software patents is. So long as they are legal, they will exist, and you and…

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