Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-26

iPhone Accessories - The My Touch keys turns you iPhone into a tactile gadget # NSA's Domestic Spying # USB Gadgets - The Evergreen USB Caterpillar Hub # What Happened to Wartime Sacrifice? (Interesting point of view) # The most powerful sporting rifle in the world # JoT 1087, Alternatives [...]

Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-07

16 Bit Versus 8 Bit Mode # Is Silverlight 2 catching up with Flash? # BlueArc's Titan is Flexing Petabytes # About a company that really knows how to leave a mess # California court threatens homeschoolers # Ziff Davis Media Files For Bankruptcy Protection # Where a Dollar [...]

How is your private data getting used?

I read the Red Tape Chronicles over at MSNBC on a regular basis, and one of their latest posts really struck a chord with me. We really have become a nation where everything gets tracked, whether we like it or not. To some extent, I don't really care. If the government wants to tap into [...]

Oldies, but goodies

As news go, these are weeks, and even months-old, but they sure are good. Stumbled onto them in a folder full of bookmarks. Enjoy! Full of nostalgia for the 80's? Try Engadget, cca. 1985. Want to donate your old computer? Better wipe that drive first! The generational gap can be seen in the workplace, too. [...]

Someone's reading your email at work

This is a bit of old news, but the NYT is running a story on how companies read their employees' email at work. The bottom line's worth repeating, because people just don't seem to learn: don't use work email for personal messages! I say this from experience. I've been an IT Director twice in my [...]

It pays to do your homework

Most political protest these days has boiled down to blanket accusations, and what's more unfortunate is that the people that spout them are fairly clueless about the details. A couple of weeks ago, I read about protesters who marched up to the AT&T headquarters because it collaborates with the NSA by sharing phone call data. [...]

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Wired News picked up an interesting article from the Associated Press about the NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency), which describes the purpose and capabilities of this youngest of government intelligence agencies. Its director, Lt. Gen. James Clapper (Ret.) is stepping down next month, and he is proud of the work NGA is doing. Their capabilities are [...]

The NSA wire-tapping scandal

I wrote about the wire tapping issue back on the 8th of April, and it looks like the it's resurfaced big time. Just today, I read this USA Today article. Senators Leahy and Specter picked up the stoy, then CNN picked it up as well. Now the Washington Post published the results of a telephone [...]