Show of 8-30-2003

  • MSBlaster Variant Author Arrested
  • SoBig Part of Spammers Counter Attack
  • GPS Navigation System, 3rd Generation
    • DVD Data Disk covers US and Canada
    • Voice directions with route recalculation
    • Includes Points of Interests (Gas Stations, Restaurants)
    • Choose shortest, fastest, toll or no toll, highway or no highway
    • Surprisingly accurate
  • Portable Battery Summary
    • Online Book Explains the Basics
    • Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad)
      • First high density battery, need deep discharge, oldest technology
    • Nickel Metal Hydride (NiNH)
      • Higher energy density than NiCd, non-toxic, needs deep dischage
    • Lithium Ion (LiIon)
      • No memory, age even if not used, low maintenance
      • Preferred technology for Laptops and Cell Phones
  • Microsoft Forced to Change Internet Explorer
  • Do Not Call List Update
    • 41.7 Million have registered their phone numbers
    • Sunday deadline for first batch of numbers with October 1st start date for blocking
    • Who is covered
      • Law covered interstate sales calls from for profits
      • Non-profit organization calls still permitted
      • Intra-state calls still permitted
  • US Sponsors Anonymiser for Iran
    • Allows Iranian IP address to bypass site filters (it does block porn sites)
    • Same technology was used for Iraq
    • IP address is changed daily as the site filter is updated by Iran
    • A bill that passed the US House of Representatives last month would create an Office of Global Internet Freedom that have up to $50 million dollars per year to help citizens of foreign repressive governments skirt Internet censorship
  • MailBag
    • Are machines from computers stores as good as dealer machines (John O?Master)
    • What websites provide free firewalls (Emma Gilliard)
    • Retrieve data from old harddrive (Dan Benson)
    • Can I use two firewalls (Dick St. Clair)
    • New IT job, what certifications do I need? (James Young)
    • Go to Control Panel, Network Services, Microsoft Network services
    • How can I get a large partition using FAT32 for WindowsXP
  • Stratford News
    • Dates to Remember
      • Next Start September 8th, 2003
      • Next Seminar September 25th, 2003 (Trends in Wireless Technology)
    • Program News
      • New Digital Design and Animation Program
      • Networking and Security Undergraduate Programs
      • Includes Linux and Wireless
      • Enterprise Business Management
      • Telecommunications