Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The man largely responsible for developing the system which turns addresses on the web into numbers has received a prestigious award.
No statistics are available, but Larkins and other experts in the field say they see a fairly constant stream of businesses letting their domain name registries lapse. That omission, in turn, can lead to breakdowns of their Web sites or their e-mail systems. Just look at some of the names that have had this happen in the past couple of years:
Many American online computer users are unaware that choice of browser affects Internet security, and few switch browsers even when they know the risk, a Norwegian study said Monday.
Swedish parliament passed a law banning the free exchange of material protected by copyright over the Internet. The law also gives holders of copyrights a legal basis to file for damages. The retail price of a 5GB blank DVD will now probably rise from the current 10 krones to 30.
Doctors who fail the American Board of Surgery written exam are no longer allowed to review their tests privately after one man wrote down the answers to dozens of questions and offered them for sale on the Internet.
Due to Internet Explorer instabilities and those trying to poke holes in it, there is room for change. The browser war is far from being over.
Q: Will I get caught if I post my résumé on the Net?
I have been cautioned about putting my résumé online. For example, your existing employer might find out that you are looking for another job if they find your résumé.
Some might call it progress - others call it addiction. Whatever you call it, it's hard to turn a corner without seeing someone flipping open a cell phone or PDA to casually browse through their e-mail inbox. Does paying regular attention to e-mail really classify as an addiction?
A woman sued Yahoo for $3 million, alleging the Internet site failed to fulfill a promise to remove nude pictures of her from the Web.
Software giant Microsoft has set out to topple search king Google, but to listen to Eric Schmidt you almost wouldn't think the two companies were rivals. "There's plenty of room for all the players."
The CIA is conducting a war game this week to simulate an unprecedented, Sept. 11-like electronic assault against the United States.
Starting July 4 for the first time Greeks be able to name their Internet sites with letters from the Greek alphabet.
Adult-only porn videos and DVDs cannot be sold in the UK by mail order, the web or phone, the High Court has ruled.
The creator of the popular online file-sharing program BitTorrent said Monday he is preparing to launch a Web-based search engine that will comb the Internet for sites hosting files for downloading movies, music and other data.
The National Weather Service web site, run by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, provides a wealth of weather, hydrological, and climatological data that has, historically, been freely available in many forms to anyone who wants to go through it. Senator Santorum, for reasons probably best attributed to his campaign contributors, apparently wants to end all that in favor of creating what looks to me like a government-sponsored monopoly for companies like Accuweather and The Weather Channel.