There is some interesting stuff out there I missed today, being away from the computer. Like that is a bad thing or something. slashdot has an interesting discussion on Geeks, Geek Issues and Voting “For Americans: it’s high time we thought about who we want to run the country for the next 4 years. What kind of laws we would want passed…or repealed. Who would be the ideal “Geek Ticket” and why?” Wired has a story about the Ig Nobel committee’s list of the 20 most spectacular failures of the last century.
Apple has a “Open Transport Tuner 1.0” system patch available to address Denial of Service issues with MacOS 9 and certain Macintosh computers running MacOS 8.6. From the README:
OT Tuner 1.0 switches off an option in Open Transport that would cause a Macintosh to respond to certain small network packets with a large Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) packet. This update prevents Macintosh computers from being the cause of certain types of Denial of Service (DOS) issues.
This is for all users of Mac OS 9; but only for Mac OS 8.6 users with PowerMacintosh G4, iBook, and iMac (Slot-loading) computers.
I’m looking forward to seeing the movie