Monthly Archives: June 2009

This weeks links (2009-06-29)

When too much Fail is not enough … There, I Fixed It. Patching problems for home users Time to update updating on PCs for 3rd party apps (2009-Jul-02) [SANS] Unpatched Bloatware on new PCs (2009-Jul-02) [SANS] Another list of crap … Continue reading

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gecko’s tails

Biomutalism and interdisciplinary connections Robert Full: Learning from the gecko’s tail (from TED) Biologist Robert Full studies the amazing gecko, with its supersticky feet and tenacious climbing skill. But high-speed footage reveals that the gecko’s tail harbors perhaps the most … Continue reading

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Security Update available for Shockwave Player

Shockwave version (Windows) has been released. Adobe has categorised this as a critical update as successful exploitation of the vulnerability allows the attacker to take control of the affected system. This issue is remotely exploitable. Security Update available for … Continue reading

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Wake-On-LAN for iMacs?

Wake-On-LAN for iMacs? Last week I completed the “Mac OS X Deployment v10.4” training in Sydney where the trainer told me that Wake-On-LAN will only work if the Mac in question is in sleep mode -i.e., you can’t wake up … Continue reading

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Everybody loves a road trip!

Everybody loves a road trip is an exhibition at the University of Melbourne, celebrating the driving holiday in Australia. I stumbled across this exhibition on the way to a meeting this afternoon, it is well worth a look if you … Continue reading

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Government 2.0: Policy and Practice

Government 2.0: Policy and Practice Welcome to the 2nd Public Sphere topic – Government 2.0: policy and practice for Australia. An initiative by Senator Kate Lundy. Government 2.0 is a rising topic of debate across the world. Trends in technology, … Continue reading

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This weeks links (2009-06-22)

Magpies Massacre ! COLLINGWOOD 6.3 10.6 16.9 26.13 (169) FREMANTLE 2.2 7.3 11.5 13.7 (85) Collingwood then flicked the switch in the fourth quarter as the Dockers tired – booting 10 goals to two to turn what was shaping as … Continue reading

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Message from Australian Government (scam)

This weeks phishing scam offers you a deal from the tax office; there appear to be two variants at the moment. Variant 1. This version was the first to be sent and is the one directly referred to in the … Continue reading

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Tour de France 2009 on SBS

Just in via SBS cycling news email: The Tour is Taking Over! It’s that time again when the World gears up for 21 gripping days of the most competitive annual road cycling event in history – the Tour de France. … Continue reading

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The man from ICANN (ABC: Future Tense)

From ABC’s Radio National Future Tense program this morning; The man from ICANN ICANN stands for the Internet Corporation for Assisted Names and Numbers. It’s the organisation responsible for regulating internet domain names. ICANN is on the verge of significant … Continue reading

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