British Airways found hosting spammer’s Russian mail order bride site

July 9, 2003
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Since this has already appeared on /. it’s a little late to scoop this one. I’ll simply add that while we geeks can talk about such things until we are blue in the face, having the story make it to a large mainstream news organization like the BBC and affect a major well-known corporation like…

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Fiber map presents security threat

July 9, 2003
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Sean Gorman is getting heat from officials about his PhD thesis paper that maps out fiber-optic networks: “…when they presented [the findings] at a forum of chief information officers of the country’s largest financial services companies — clicking on a single cable running into a Manhattan office, for example, and revealing the names of 25…

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Toaster PC

July 8, 2003
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Toaster PC

Okay this is pretty cool, and certainly a nice bit of handi-work, but ultimately this whole affair should fit under the kitchen cabinet with a swing down screen (like those small kitchen TVs), and make no noise.

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Foam chunk caused Columbia disaster

July 8, 2003
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Calling the new evidence the “smoking gun”, investigators say they are now certain that pieces of insulating foam that hit Columbia’s wing caused the accident. They fired chunks of foam insulation at shuttle wing parts producing “catastrophic damage” that would account for an opening that would allow the extremely hot atmospheric gases to seep in…

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HeckleBot

July 7, 2003
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I’ve offered to help Joi Ito put together a device to be used to send real-time feedback, such as via IRC, to a speaker at a conference using an LED display, like those that display sports scores in a bar. He calls it HeckleBot and he has a wiki page for it. My offer is…

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Blogs are like California

July 6, 2003
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As a native of Northern California, my decision in 1995 to move to LA was significant. In the three years I lived there, I gained respect and appreciation for both LA and my own Northern California. Among other things, I observed that LA people genuinely believe the rest of the world cares about hair, makeup,…

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