Join 3,513 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

627 posts tagged with COmputers. (View popular tags)
Displaying 601 through 627 of 627. Subscribe:

Related tags:
+ (145)
+ (112)
+ (74)
+ (68)
+ (53)
+ (49)
+ (49)
+ (47)
+ (39)
+ (32)
+ (29)
+ (28)
+ (27)
+ (24)
+ (23)
+ (21)
+ (21)
+ (20)
+ (19)
+ (18)
+ (18)
+ (17)
+ (16)
+ (15)
+ (15)
+ (15)
+ (14)
+ (13)
+ (12)
+ (12)
+ (12)
+ (12)
+ (12)
+ (12)
+ (11)
+ (11)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)


Users that often use this tag:
Artw (36)
Steven Den Beste (21)
mathowie (16)
Joe Beese (9)
baylink (7)
Horace Rumpole (7)
Foci for Analysis (7)
kliuless (6)
grumblebee (6)
Brilliantcrank (5)
skallas (5)
WolfDaddy (5)
Brandon Blatcher (5)
empath (5)
The Whelk (5)
anathema (4)
jcterminal (4)
netbros (4)
loquacious (4)
chunking express (4)
zarq (4)
mattholomew (4)
Pope Guilty (4)
Trurl (4)
tranquileye (3)
plinth (3)
owillis (3)
Su (3)
machaus (3)
feelinglistless (3)
jonson (3)
nthdegx (3)
caddis (3)
armoured-ant (3)
madamjujujive (3)
lazaruslong (3)
divabat (3)
cthuljew (3)
carter (2)
Pretty_Generic (2)
Stan Chin (2)
amberglow (2)
moz (2)
dejah420 (2)
Ufez Jones (2)
mediareport (2)
homunculus (2)
tilt (2)
jeremias (2)
KevinSkomsvold (2)
kirkaracha (2)
geoff. (2)
monju_bosatsu (2)
Voyageman (2)
mcsweetie (2)
davehat (2)
anastasiav (2)
paladin (2)
GriffX (2)
crunchland (2)

Any server can read all your IE cookies.

Any server can read all your IE cookies. From any domain. Anyone. I was just explaing to my folks that the reason cookies are (generally) safe is that this was NOT possible. Well, it's possible now.
posted by ericost on May 11, 2000 - 32 comments

since people who use Linux as a client OS are generally geeks, they tend to use one of the ugly, unfriendly default mail programs that ship with Linux distributions: from IDG with love. I hardly call it ugly if it saves your ass and your virtual "Billions."
posted by greyscale on May 9, 2000 - 14 comments

Gamers: tired of those doggy framerates? Get the ucfx Woohoo5 34500 AGP graphics card!
[ Courtesy of Hack The Planet. ]
posted by baylink on Apr 27, 2000 - 0 comments

RedHat Linux security problem uncovered.

RedHat Linux security problem uncovered. Today, apparently it was discovered that if you install the Piranha package with RedHat 6.2 (ostensibly part of the default installation, but there's controversy over this), a default password is installed that would give anyone access to the Piranha configuration package; from there, it is apparently trivial to execute any command on the box that you want.
I find it very interesting that the fact that Microsoft had a "backdoor password" in a DLL made huge news (and it turned out to be patently false), yet this has gotten almost no press. I'd like to think otherwise, but I know it's because people hate Microsoft, and thus are eager to deride it... and yet here's proof that even the mighty Linux is susceptible to the same exact problems.
Next time you reach for the keyboard to cry out "nyah nyah!" at the discovery of some problem with Windows, remember this...
posted by delfuego on Apr 24, 2000 - 15 comments

Do security apps like this one actually work? Anyone here with a DSL or ISDN, or other "always on" connections, have any tips on security at home?
posted by milhous on Apr 19, 2000 - 17 comments

They bagged the kid who was responsible

They bagged the kid who was responsible for all those Denial-of-Service attacks a couple of months ago. He's Canadian.

Here's an interesting legal question: could the US extradite him? The crimes were committed in the US, but he was in Canada at the time he did it, since he worked through the Internet. Whose laws apply?

(By the way, I've seen no indication that the US is considering extradition; I was just curious whether they could extradite him.)
posted by Steven Den Beste on Apr 19, 2000 - 18 comments

You know their server isn't particularly secure; well neither is their browser.
posted by ericost on Apr 19, 2000 - 2 comments

Big companies overheard on the playground:
Sun: we put the dot in dot com!
Microsoft: Naw-uh! You did not!
Sun: We did too! Your OS is stupid!
MS: No, your OS is stupid!
Sun: Quit copying me! You always copy me!
MS: No, you're copying me! stupid-head!
Sun: Stupid-head!? You're so busted for that!
MS: Am not! I can do anything I want!

These are adults? I'm just glad I'm not an investor in either company.
posted by mathowie on Apr 10, 2000 - 0 comments

What's old is new again.

What's old is new again. This sounds suspiciously like "core", which is what computers used when I was in college.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Apr 9, 2000 - 2 comments

Yahama has made the Rolls Royce of pianos.

Yahama has made the Rolls Royce of pianos.
'Built around an Intel Pentium III computer chip, the piano allows functions to be controlled by a user's voice and lets the user watch an artist's performance stored on disc while hearing the concert. When the disc is inserted into a built-in DVD player, the performance is displayed on a computer monitor as keys and pedals move up and down recreating the piano part.'
And only $333,000, where do I sign up?
posted by Mark on Apr 5, 2000 - 2 comments

Cyber Patrol hacker sells out for one dollar

Cyber Patrol hacker sells out for one dollar < I made my political point and just don't want further annoyance... ...Mattel initiated legal action in e-mail subpoenas in mid-March and Skala and Jansson removed cphack from their sites, but not before urging computer activists to copy and distribute it.... ...Nevertheless, some mirror site operators think open source software protections make the issue moot. The court cannot impose an Internet ban because cphack was released under the GNU General Public License... > perhaps you've seen this--the final decision will be interesting with repect to free speech and the GNU GPL. something to watch anyhow.
posted by greyscale on Mar 28, 2000 - 3 comments

Microsoft Windows for LinuxTM

Microsoft Windows for LinuxTM This site also features Microsoft Linux Certification. It's funny, laugh.
posted by mathowie on Mar 22, 2000 - 4 comments

Japan hit by leap day glitches

Japan hit by leap day glitches Looks like y2k wasn't a total bust. I want to know what happens in seven decades, when all the people who implemented a is post-1972, is not post-1972 solution still haven't updated.
posted by alan on Feb 29, 2000 - 0 comments

The fact that there's a tool like this available just blows me away. Customize your blue screens of death on windows to any color combo you want...as if that helps anyone out (actually the other apps on that page are pretty useful, I just don't know what good a custom BSOD tool is).
posted by mathowie on Feb 28, 2000 - 2 comments

BeOS 5 will be free

BeOS 5 will be free for download later this quarter. Smart move. I can't wait to try it out.
posted by frog on Feb 18, 2000 - 0 comments

Uncle Sam wants YOU

Uncle Sam wants YOU to solve the internet's problems. President Clinton announced yesterday that, due to a complete lack of knowledge about the internet, it will cost $2 billion in 2001 to develop anti-hacker secuity. Plus they intend on subsidizing college costs for computer science majors that agree to work for the government. Hey if he'd give me just one million dollars, I'd be able to pay off my school costs and hunt down hackers personally, like Boba Fett.
posted by Awol on Feb 11, 2000 - 0 comments

I often forget that there's still a community of visual basic developers out there building all sorts of goofy apps for windows. This site has a whole bunch of useful utilities, including Gribouille, a program that lets you draw all over your desktop, Pubcruncher, an app that kills popup windows, and my favorite: "Nap and Coffee", a fake app that lets you walk away from your computer and make it appear that you're copying large files, scanning for viruses, or setting up a program.
posted by mathowie on Feb 6, 2000 - 1 comment

A wonderful thing happened

A wonderful thing happened after the recent merger between eMachines and a company called FreePC. All 25,000 FreePC customers, taking advantage of the company's unique free-internet-and-computer-deal, were allowed to keep their computers with absolutely no strings attached. Real people benefitting from corporate business maneuvers? Gosh.
posted by sixfoot6 on Feb 4, 2000 - 1 comment

This article at zdnet

This article at zdnet is all about how wireless web devices aren't that handy, and how our lives would suck if wireless web access was everywhere. I heartily disagree. I have a wireless 2Mb LAN connection at work and it's liberating (it's possible to code, listen to shoutcast mp3 streams, and check email outside or down at the coffee house next door). My PCS phone is useful too, I can surf a few important websites when I don't have a laptop around, getting news, weather, and email. Wireless access is certainly a Good Thing, and should make our lives easier, but the article's author is blaming the possible deluge of information on wireless, instead of the user. How would a wireless broadband connection make your life better or worse?
posted by mathowie on Feb 1, 2000 - 8 comments

Last night Kevin Mitnick was on 60 minutes (the gist of the interview is quoted here), and I have to say he came off as an utterly harmless geek. He was an information junkie that enjoyed the challenge of cracking firewalls. He never profited from his activities and the affected companies made up their monetary losses. It's a shame he was forced to waste away in prison instead of offer his security expertise to the affected companies.
posted by mathowie on Jan 24, 2000 - 1 comment

Kevin Mittnick is finally being released from prison today,

Kevin Mittnick is finally being released from prison today, but I wouldn't call what he's getting as being "free". Prohibiting Kevin from touching a computer for 3 years? This isn't like giving a toddler to a ex-con child molester, it's a computer. A person can do a lot of things besides hack into company servers. How does anyone expect Kevin to make the $125 restitution he owes each month, if he can't use a computer or get a job that requires a computer? Now that I think about it, what percentage of decent jobs are completely free of computers?
posted by mathowie on Jan 21, 2000 - 5 comments

Should Apple change its name?

Should Apple change its name? After all, they changed the way we use computers. They changed the way we design. They recently changed their logo. That would certainly be thinking different now, wouldn't it? Personally, I'd like them to change their minds and release a six-slot G4 chassis...
posted by grant on Nov 28, 1999 - 0 comments

Today on a web list I subscribe to, some members were complaining about spam and the need for sites to have privacy policies that promise not to sell your address. I have a hotmail address that I use whenever a site requires an email address and doesn't post a privacy policy. I hadn't checked my account in a month, but I did today and look what was in it. 74 useless messages in 30 days. Thanks spammers.
posted by mathowie on Nov 21, 1999 - 0 comments

I'm sorry, but using Java to play back streaming media

I'm sorry, but using Java to play back streaming media does not make for a 'playerless' environment. Java is the player, and it needs to be active in order for this product to work. The only true 'playerless' browser environment uses server-push and html meta-refresh.
posted by grant on Nov 20, 1999 - 0 comments

Bob Metcalfe on how to be a startup millionaire.

Bob Metcalfe on how to be a startup millionaire. I love Bob, ever since he left 3com, he's been a prolific writer on the tech industry. This time he tells how to grow a successful company in 8 easy steps.
posted by mathowie on Nov 19, 1999 - 0 comments

Guido van Rossum's Computer Programming for Everyone scheme is what we should be doing in our schools.
posted by tdecius on Oct 11, 1999 - 0 comments

I'd heard about these for a while now

I'd heard about these for a while now but it's good to see actual shots of them. Barbie and Hot Wheels branded PCs are on the way. This is another sign that computers are becoming ingrained into our daily lives, when I was a kid, all I remember wanting was a racecar-shaped bed.
posted by mathowie on Aug 6, 1999 - 0 comments

Page: 1 ... 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13