Foolish mortals we, who had thought that the whole Mahir thing had run its course. We were wrong.
posted by jason
on Mar 9, 2000 -
Here is a chance to show what you are made of. Quit your high paying job you have now, for one that will give you the opportunity to "help the children."
posted by brent
on Feb 12, 2000 -
to the list of sites getting hit by Denial Of Sevice Attacks lately. The site went down just as they were getting extra traffic because they just released their IPO, good timing...or I should say bad timing.
posted by Mark
on Feb 8, 2000 -
fast(er) food in so-cal.
looks like we'll all be able to get our big macs a whopping 15 seconds faster at orange county drive throughs. why haven't they done this *inside* their stores, where it usually takes the cashier at least a minute to do the math, after the people in front of me spend 3 minutes digging through their pockets/wallets/purses to find their money and change.(disclosure: i was once a mcdonald's cashier)
posted by mmanning
on Jan 28, 2000 -
This Wired News article
has one of the funniest Y2K-related quotes I've read lately. According to Jon Arnold, the CIO at the Edison Electric Institute
... ''Every New Year's, there's an outage somewhere, and it's usually because a truck hit a utility pole, a squirrel crawled into a transformer, or there's a winter storm. The bottom line is that stuff breaks all the time.''
posted by grant
on Dec 14, 1999 -
Y2K Spoof Flick Goes Awry
"This FBI agent called," said Zieper. "He said, 'There are a lot of people planning to vacation in New York this year, a lot of them are coming to your site and they're getting scared. I want to talk to you about how we can stop people from coming to this site.'" ... see the flick here
. The FBI is full of a bunch of weirdos.
posted by greyscale
on Nov 25, 1999 -
So the DVD copy protection was cracked,
and it's interesting to hear the comments from the industry. The DVD Forum's release makes the hackers sound awful. The DVD folks feel like they've been ripped off. Can't these motion picture and DVD industry folks see this as a good thing? A couple hackers decrypted what was supposed to be a secure format and they're horrified? They should be horrified at the idiots that created the weak 'protection' in the first place. These hackers just did the industry a great service. They found a gaping security hole before good recordable DVDs ever came out! I'm surprised hackers are vilified instead of being offered lucrative positions as security experts.
posted by mathowie
on Nov 3, 1999 -
This cool tool
grabs Wired News
headlines and randomly assembles them into phrases of marketing-ese. Here's a good example: 'Savvy middleware is wiring the planetwide medium of the hyper village.'
posted by mathowie
on Sep 29, 1999 -