This weeks links: 2007-06-14

The Best Thought Experiments: Schrödinger’s Cat, Borel’s Monkeys [Wired Magazine]
Wired Magazine (Issue 15.06) contains a good look at some of the best experiments of the mind.

World broadband closes in on 300 million subscribers [Point-Topic]
According to the most recent data from Point Topic’s Global Broadband Statistics service there were 298 million broadband subscribers worldwide at the end of March 2007.
“Given the prevailing growth rates it is safe to assume that the number has now passed 300 million,” says Katja Mueller, Research Director at Point Topic.

Further analysis by the Business Guardian in their article Broadband spreads across globe (2007-Jun-13)

24 hours in Melbourne [The Age]
Have a holiday at home. We plan your perfect day in town at three prices: $30, $300 and $3000.

OfficeCat [Snort.org]
OfficeCat is a command line utility that can be used to process Microsoft Office Documents for the presence of potential exploit conditions in the file.
The tool is used on Windows systems and is provided as a binary executable.

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