Posted by podogod on Thursday, August 11 @ 00:00:00 EDT ILTA writes "I was cleaning up a bit in our library, specifically the Photon area and I came across a photocopy of a book written by Tom Van Flandern titled “How to Play Photon Better”.
A couple questions, does anyone still have this book? If so, would you consider donating it to the museum? Does anyone know where to get a copy that may still be in existence?
Any help is appreciated.
International Laser Tag Association"
Posted by podogod on Wednesday, January 11 @ 23:28:08 EST Ginsu writes "Rumor has it the XP Lasersport in Laurel, MD is going to host an old-timers weekend some time in April where they will whip out the old Photon equipment and run games on their Alpha field. I'll provide more details when I find them out. If you're interested, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by podogod on Thursday, December 29 @ 01:42:46 EST http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2005/12/exploit_release.html
ALL Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 systems, regardless of
patch level, are vulnerable.
Update, 12:30 p.m. ET: Several security groups are reporting that it is
extremely easy to get whacked by this vulnerability/exploit just by
visiting one of a growing number of malicious Web sites that are now
employing this attack. F-Secure's blog post on this indicates that --
because the vulnerability lies in the way Windows parses WMF image files
-- Firefox and Opera users also can get infected -- although they at
least have to agree to download and run a file first. The Sunbelt Blog
also has some good information on this exploit, including some nice
screenshots of what it looks like when your machine gets hit with this
Update, 2:31 p.m. ET:According to information posted at Internet
security company Websense, the exploit is now being used by thousands of
Web sites to install a bogus anti-spyware application that is fairly
tedious to remove from infected machines. Also, Websense says the
program "prompts the user to enter credit card information in order to
remove the detected spyware. The background image used and the "spyware
cleaning" application vary between instances. In addition, a mail relay
is installed on the infected computer and it will begin sending
thousands of SPAM messages."
To disable this threat, execute the following:
1. Click on the Start button on the taskbar.
2. Click on Run...
3. Type "regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll" to disable.
4. Click ok when the change dialog appears.
Posted by podogod on Thursday, December 22 @ 08:08:39 EST http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-scrnsave/
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Chris Ward (email@example.com), Advisory Software Engineer, IBM
20 Dec 2005
Construct and package a Linux® LiveCD so that it will install using the standard Microsoft® Windows® install process and will operate as a standard Windows screensaver. Answering the most common concern about open source software, this article shows that, yes, Linux will run under Windows.
So why should you read this article? Why, indeed, should I write it? My motive is to help remove two obstacles to the wider adoption of free and open source software. Those obstacles are:
The perceived difficulty and disruptive effects of installing Linux
The uncertainty of hardware support for Linux
Most computer users are familiar with a Microsoft Windows environment and with the variety of screensavers available to prevent unauthorized access to the data on the computer when unattended.
There is sufficient free and open source software available nowadays to enable Linux to install and run as a Windows screensaver. This article shows you how to construct an appropriate CD or DVD, and in doing so, demonstrates that the "free" and "non-free" sides of the software Grand Canyon are not so far apart after all.
The examples in this article correspond to three current IBM objectives:
Concluding the OS/2 business
Encouraging people to learn science
Posted by podogod on Saturday, December 10 @ 16:31:54 EST PodOGod writes "http://www.lasertag.org/carter.html
The International Laser Tag Association, the non-profit trade group of laser tag operator's and developer's, has announced that George Carter III will be joining the Board of Directors in an Honorary position."