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Monday, August 22, 2005

Official, Accurate Internet Tests

Well maybe not official, or accurate... but they're certainly on the Internet.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Fight fire with fire

I saw these guys covered on Slashdot today. I remember a similar tactic used last year that didn't last too long for some reason, but was apparently quite effective.

There are ethical issues on DDoSing spammers, but having thought about it for six seconds, I don't have a problem with it -- assuming you're using your own bandwidth to do it and not your zombie army of trojaned Windows drones :)

Speaking of Windows, they don't have other versions of the software available, but they have provided the source code (good on them). Hopefully we should start seeing some meaningful ports soon.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Mac laptop users -- switch to Linux!

OK, so maybe people won't be converting in droves. My good friend ctd (who I have had the pleasure of actually meeting a couple of times) just discovered that some genius has managed to get his airport extreme wireless card working under Linux!

This has been the major drawback of running Linux on a modern G4-based Mac laptop for some time. The general rumour is that the Airport Extreme cards manufactured by Broadcom are capable of military-grade wireless stuff (whatever that is). Anyway, they're not to keen to release specs or open drivers for the card, so it has only ever worked on OS X, until now.

While the hack seems pretty experimental, most people who try seem to be having success. Now, can I be bothered going back to a dual-boot system... ;)