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If your PC has been infected by the SirCam worm then today is supposed to be
a bad day.
the contents of Aardvark's "million-dollar ideas" notebook
are revealed for all to see!
There's a one in 20 chance that the worm will run amok, deleting files and
screwing up your system.
However, recent reports indicate that there's a bug in the code and although
SirCam is supposed to activate today -- it won't be able to do its damage.
Remember what I said yesterday about virus/worm writers consistently
being bad programmers?
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Another Hacking Exemption?
Just who do the recording industry think they are?
The reason I ask is because they have tried to get
amendment added to US law that would effectively indemnify them against
any damages or losses created if they were to hack your PC in order to
prevent you infringing their copyright.
A massive public outcry seems to have brought them to their senses (slightly)
but what on earth possessed them to think they could sneak this kind of
draconian amendment through under cover of anti-terrorism changes?
Perhaps it's just as well that the US government has
to investigate the monopolistic practices of their involvement in the online music business.
And The Winner Is...
Awards are a great way to attract attention to your website -- if you're
the owner of the site dishing out the awards that is :-)
The winners of the 2001 NZ Internet Awards have been announced.
While it's always good to see those in the industry acknowledged for their
competence and hard work -- how much credibility do awards that exist
without the backing of any major sponsor or publisher have?
Why don't you tell me -- which, in your opinion, are the most prestigious
awards for Net-based ventures?
There are a few to choose from -- IDG's awards, Netguides's Awards, the NZ
Internet Awards, Aardvark's Awards.. etc.
Save The Aardvark Fund
Yes, I have had several donations to the Aardvark fund and I thank those
who put their money where their mouse is :-)
If guilt is gnawing away inside you then there's still time to donate.
Just drop by and
hand over your loot.
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