Franci Penov

Notes from the Microsoft campus

October, 2004

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    Malware, email scams and other...

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    Unfortunately, everything is a target nowadays. Malware for Mac: http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5424883.html RedHat security update email scam: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/65033/red-hat-hit-by-securityupdate-email-scam.html Slashdot discussion: http...
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    Public TV zapper

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    This is probably old news to some people, but it's sooo cool: A keychain device that enables people to turn off TVs just about anywhere According to the article, TV-B-Gone costs $15 and is capable of turning off about 1000 TV models.
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    Google Desktop - Part 2

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    Nathan Weinberg apparently spoke to Google's Marrisa Mayer and comments on my concerns . Nathan claims that #10 and #1 are by design. Yes, apparently they are by design - it would be quite hard to incidentally hook up the WinInet.dll or to install a BHO...
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    Some "interesting" reactions to my Google Desktop concerns...

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    Overall, most readers that commented on my Google Desktop post took it for what it is - a list of my personal concerns with it. However, there are two "interesting" posts I'd like to comment on. Lazyboa thinks (post in Russian) I posted it because I am...
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    Google Desktop

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    There are lot of people that think the new Google Desktop is great and revolutionary. However, there are several things wrong with it that make me stay away from it. Here's the short list (in no particular order): It hooks up WinInet.dll. Hooking up system...
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    William Gibson has a blog

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    That might be old news for people out there, but it was a pleasant surprise for me to discover that William Gibson has a blog ( rss here ). Apparently, it's been up for the last two years or so. Oh well, I guess I can't keep an eye on everything. Although...
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    History is happening...

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    ...now. Anzari X Prize was won by SpaceShipOne. I wonder http://www.scaled.com/projects/tierone/ how long before the first comercial space ship flights? Next one is the Darpa Grand Challenge .
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    Indigo Belote - Part 1

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    George posted the first part of of multipart article on Indigo Belote. Go read it here ... Steve , does this post count or do I have to post something else? :-)
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