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DES is dead, AES is here

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NewsIn the US, the Department of Commerce have shown DES the door, replacing it with AES (Advanced Encryption System).
 
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Strange things....

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NewsWould you want a webmail account where everybody could read your email? Well, if you need to you can have it now. Check out the Oh Craps! project.
 
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The REAL tourist guy

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NewsHave you seen the famous fake picture of the guy on top of the World Trade Center, with the airliner just about to hit? And have you seen all the other sites, like Tourist Guy, Tourist of Death and WTC Tourist?

Now the guy have turned himself in. Or rather, he stood up in a Hungarian online news site, Index. The reason for this? The tourist guy is from Hungary.

And if hungarian isn't one of your native tongues, try the story on Wired instead.
 
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Neeed a new e-mail client? Evolution is (nearly) ready

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NewsNewsForge reports that release candidate 2 of the mail client Evolution is out.
 
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A new Douglas Adams novel next year

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NewsNext may will see yet another Douglas Adams novel, the sixth in the "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" series. The novel, recovered from Adams' Mac, will be named "A Salmon of Doubt". All this according to a BBC News article.
 
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E-mail since 1971

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NewsThis year, it's 30 years since Richard Tomlinson sent the first e-mail message on ARPANET, using the now famous '@' as an indicator that the message was supposed to end up on another machine. In 1971, Tomlinson was working (and still is) for Bolt, Beranek and Newman, a contractor hired to work on ARPANET for the US government. He was, as the case often is, supposed to have been doing something else when "inventing" e-mail.

In 2001, Tomlinson got himself a Webby award for his early work on e-mail. Morse, Marconi, Bell and Tomlinson?
 
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US: DeCSS is free speech

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NewsA court in sunny California has ruled that publishing source code for the DVD de-scrambler "DeCSS", falls into the category of free speech. This was what Jon Johansen did last year, subsequently finding trenchcoat clad men with moustaches and well-kept handguns outside his door.

Read about it on The Register. There is also a piece on this at ZDNet News.
 
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Daemon News - november issue

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NewsThe November issue of Daemonnews e-zine is out. Articles include:
  • bootstrapping Vinum
  • Growing FreeBSD filesystems
  • Configuring IPSec on OpenBSD 2.9
  • Logging Syslog to a Database
  • Answerman
Read it here.
 
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Wrong book - no flight

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NewsIf a sufficiently high number of airport security people are having a bad hair day, and your reading material looks remotely similar to anything Mohammed Atta might have read during the last 30 years, this can happen.

There's just no end to what "trained professionals" can get away with. At least in the land of the free (and hysterical).
 
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Microsoft shuts out non-IE browsers from MSN

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NewsIf you attempt to access msn.com with anything but Internet Explorer or some versions of Netscape Navigator, you are told in unambigious terms that you own a lesser browser. Even Opera, acclaimed for being standards compliant - aren't let past the browser check. The reason, according to the Redmond Circus, is "Opera does not support the latest standards, such as XHTML". What all this is good for, I leave for you to figure out. The Bald Arm-Flailer now not only have us by the balls, he have begun squeezing too.

There are articles about this on zdnet.com and (the same article) on cnet.com.

Update 27.10.2001 20:07: An article on newsforge.com says Opera users are back in! -twa
 
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