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Simple Virus For Teaching?

macmurph NetBunny (366 comments)

About 17 years ago we had a hack called NetBunny that would send the energizer bunny from one lab computer to the next. It ran on classic MacOS. Apparently it was updated to 'NetBunny 2 1/2'.

An OS X port came out called NetBunnyX.

Now I can't find much info on it. But it definitely had the feeling of innocent, kid friendly malware.

more than 4 years ago

Apple Freezes Snow Leopard APIs

macmurph Re:Living in the past (256 comments)

Why not ship the OS on a bootable Firewire stick for the the MacBook Pro? That might cost more than a DVD but not more than a DVD + Superdrive. Of course, you would have to invent a firewire stick first.

more than 5 years ago

Apple Store Reopens With Many New Products

macmurph Re:Eh (519 comments)

>nice, expandable, mid ranged desktop class Mac.

Yeah bring back the Performa line! 36 models to choose from! Oh, wait, he said "nice".

more than 5 years ago

Why Kindle 2's Screen Took 12 Years and $150 Million

macmurph Re:purell (524 comments)

In the case of Indonesia, the rainforest is being cut illegally to supply China with wood and paper (and hence US bound products). You can't just "replant" an ecosystem like a rainforest because it has a lot of fragile symbiotic relationships. Once its gone, it becomes cattle grazing land (see australia or southern mexico for examples).

This is why Forest Stewardship Council lumber and paper products should be promoted. http://www.fsc.org/

more than 5 years ago

3 Cups of Coffee Increases Hallucinations

macmurph Chocolate != Caffeine (628 comments)

"Theobromine is the major alkaloid in cacao (Theobroma cacao). Caffeine, on the other hand, is only to be found in cacao in very small quantities and theophylline only in trace amounts."

Off topic, but good to know: Cacao beans must be fumigated for pests when they exit their country of origin and when they enter the USA. They must also be fumigated once a year thereafter. Because they remain usable for food products for up to 20 years, your chocolate may have been fumigated dozens of times.

A few companies offer solutions to this problem:

about 6 years ago

1st full review: Philips 42PFL9803H LED-backlit TV

macmurph Insignificant Digits (1 comments)

I'm pretty sure that 2,000,000:1 is their way of saying that their black is really black. In other words, its an insignificant figure.

more than 6 years ago


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