Boston Declares Health Emergency Due To Massive Flu Outbreak
We know that already. They are about 60% effective.
I double check my spam filters ...
May as well not use any filters then.
Apple Delays Simpler and Cleaner iTunes 'to Get It Right'
They've been delaying it for a decade now.
Chinese Rare Earths Producer Suspends Output
These guys also make cerium, right?
Ask Slashdot: IT Contractors, How's Your Health Insurance?
"what do you think is the best plan for insurance?"
Move to Europe, or to any other civilized country.
Young People Prefer "Sizzle Sounds" of MP3 Format
I came here to say the same thing. :-)
Yup, it instantly reminded me of the ridiculous claims of the vinyl proponents.
The power of the almighty habit.
Tips For Taking Your Laptop Into and Out of the US?
When dealing with the Almighty Government, encryption is not the solution. Stop believing in this myth, they can find their way into your crypt vault, one way or another, if they really want to. And no, cracking the encryption is not their only tool.
With that being said, I am going to install Ubuntu 8.10 on my laptop and all my workstations as soon as it's released at the end of October. It has a very neat feature - it allows you to create a Private folder which is encrypted. You can then move things such as your Firefox files into that folder, and symlink them to the original location. Anything you move into Private gets encrypted. Very nice.
Again, this is not to "protect" my data against Three Letter Agencies, but to prevent snooping from nosy sysadmins at work, to prevent data theft if my laptop gets stolen, etc. It's not perfect, there are ways around it, but it's better than nothing.
As far as the Three Letter Agencies are concerned, I have nothing to hide. That's probably the best policy.