Monthly Archives: May 2006

Microsoft reveals Vista checklist

Ah,, and I thought that VISTA was vapourware VISTA HARDWARE CHECKLIST [1] Minimum Recommended Source: Microsoft   Getting ready for Windows Vista, available in early 2007, means choosing the edition that’s right for you and ensuring that you have the … Continue reading

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CISCO VPN Client – time to update!

Time to update our fleet’s VPN client; Cisco Security Advisory: Windows VPN Client Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability [1] Document ID: 70332 Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20060524-vpnclient Revision 1.0 For Public Release 2006 May 24 1600 UTC (GMT) — Paraphrased text — … Continue reading

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There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is!

You sass that hoopy Douglas Adams? Now there’s a frood who knew where his towel was. You are invited to join your fellow hitchhikers in mourning the loss of the late great one. Join in on towel day to show … Continue reading

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Everest: the cost of climbing

The Everest summit season is on for 2006, and so far there have been 9 deaths (compared with 1996 record of 12 fatalities). There has been a discussion in the popular press about the ethics of rescuing at altitude, or … Continue reading

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What’s with the Wiki?

A somewhat .. I am a great fan of the FlexibleType/MoveableType genre, and a fan of CreativeCommons licensing modes, so it shouldn’t come as a great shock that I like the wiki concept. During some searching yesterday, I stumbled across … Continue reading

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Bl@@dy Flu!

(TOPIC::Cough, Groan, hack, aaargh!) The University of Melbourne is offering all staff and students protection against the current strains of influenza for 2006 (Influenza strains for Southern Hemisphere 2006: A/New Calidonia/20/99[H1N1], A/California/7/2004 [H3N2], B/Malasia/2506/2004). That’d be right. A day after … Continue reading

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Who are you, who who?

Face recognition for your photos and family tree My Heritage face recognition MyHeritage Face Recognition runs in 3 steps: The digital photo (or scanned photo print) that you provide, is loaded Specialized technology is applied to automatically detect human faces … Continue reading

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