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September 24, 2007

LOTD for September 24

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 3:22 pm

PDF files can pose a dangerous risk to computers running Windows XP:
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9038099

Up to 100,000 Vista laptops made in Germany were shipped with the Stoned virus, whiich both Vista and the Bullguard antivirus software failed to remove:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/09/17/vista_hit_by_stoned_angelina/

The Australian military paid $1.1 mil last year for boob jobs, tummy tucks, nose jobs, and other cosmetic surgery for their troops:
http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22464068-5006010,00.html

Apparently the US military has a similar plastic surgery benefit–though I’m surprised at how many liposuction procedures our military is paying for. The rumors that some recruiters tell female recruits about the free boob jobs as a recruitment enticement is pretty disturbing, but I’m (almost) sure that isn’t true:
http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2004/07/26/040726ta_talk_schaler

UMB specification published, the CDMA2000 upgrade has a peak download rate of 288 Mbps, upload rate of 75 Mbps, uses OFDMA, SDMA, MIMO, and beamforming:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/cdg-and-3gpp2-publish-umb-spec?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

Very interesting article discussing why Google wants to form its trans-Pacific cable consortium:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=41918&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

Note: I remember when Yahoo! was the established company and Google was just starting…now, Google is worth $174 bil and Yahoo! is worth $35 bil…

NextWave lost $59.5 mil in their last quarter, a big increase from previous losses:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/press-release-nextwave-wireless-announces-second-quarter-2007-financial-results?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

Myspace is coming out with a cell phone version:
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-myspace24sep24,1,3253828.story?coll=la-headlines-business

Time Warner is trying to find someone to buy the US AOL dial-up business (they already sold it off in Europe):
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/09/19/aol_us_sale/

AT&T is trying finally going to start delivering on HSUPA:
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2007/09/21/att-hsupa-soft-launch/

So far I’ve counted 5 law firms who have filed class action lawsuits vs. Orbcomm:
http://money.iwon.com/jsp/nw/nwdt_ge.jsp?news_id=iwr-0306028&feed=iwr&date=20070924

MIT student (who is from Hawaii) was arrested outside of Logan Airport…Boston officials were not amused at the device strapped to her chest with LEDs blinking, plus the play-doh she was carrying that looked like plastic explosives:
http://www-tech.mit.edu/V127/N40/simpson.html

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