Tuesday, September 29, 2009

29-Sep-2009 PM clippings


The Open Source Hardening Project, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, puts 11 projects on rung 2 and fixes 7,500 bugs:

Efforts underway to turn the Australian locked-down Microsoft-centric SchoolBook into something useful for young people:

"Courier" - Microsoft's secret competitor to the Apple tablet. Not so secret anymore and actually looks quite nice:

The Bing/Google war continues, with Bing gaining some ground. Google retaliates with a Chrome plugin for Internet Explorer:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9138393/Bing_gains_more_ground_in_search_war_with_Google http://gizmodo.com/5365362/internet-explorer-now-powered-by-google-chrome

Firefox plans to bring the Microsoft 2007 ribbon interface in. Why, guys? Why? I feel a fork coming on:

Linuxcon 2009 seems to concentrate on embedded devices, pushing the Linux desktop only at people who actually have a choice:

Using deep ocean water to cool seaside data centres in Mauritius:

And finally. In what seems to be an almost certain candidate for the Ig Nobel prize, a dead salmon is put in an MRI machine and "sees":

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