Archive for July 2008

New Method of Attacking Disk Encryption

Jul 31st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Normally, unpowered DRAM memory chips lose their contents after a several seconds. But a team of researchers have discovered if those chips can be kept very cool, then they might retain their contents for up to an hour or more. According to the researchers’ findings, that gives someone plenty of time to read the memory in the chips and recover a user’s encryption keys.



Blog: PCLinuxOS - Definitely “Radically Simple”

Jul 31st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

In his quest to find the simplest Linux distribution, Jack Wallen makes a stop at PCLinuxOS and may have found the holy grail of simple operating systems. Read Jack’s take on PCLinuxOS and decide for yourself if PCLinuxOS is your “go-to” Linux distribution.



Star Wars Revisits Clone War

Jul 31st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

The upcoming Clone Wars movie centers on the Jedi Knights as they struggle to maintain order and restore peace. Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan learner find themselves on a mission with far-reaching consequences, while Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda lead the clone army in a valiant effort to resist the forces of the dark side.



Blog: Microsoft - Open Update For All

Jul 31st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Microsoft’s Windows Update can already be extended to update other Microsoft products through Microsoft Update. Why not open this up for any program on your system?



Petrol watchdog quits after 3 months

Jul 31st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia

Pat Walker has had responsibility for the controversial Fuel Watch petrol price-monitoring scheme. Assistant Treasurer Chris Bowen confirmed today that Mr Walker’s departure would take effect by October.



McCain Tries to Define Obama as Out of Touch

Jul 31st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Election 2008

Although Mr. Obama has been under an intense public spotlight for the last year, he is still relatively new on the national scene, and polls indicate that for all the enthusiasm he has generated among his supporters, many voters still have questions about him.



Bible, ‘Heroes’ Inspire ‘Kings’

Jul 31st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

‘Kings’, which will air on NBC during 2009, will be a modern retelling of the King David story, set in a nondescript modern metropolis reminiscent of New York.



‘The Square’ review

Jul 31st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies

Acting from limited information, the characters try to outwit each other but keep making wrong moves. As viewers, we look down from a height on these victims of fate, but there are still enough mysteries to keep us guessing.



Driver abuses speed limit and himself

Jul 31st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Offbeat

Brendon Alan Erhardt, 39, told police he “had masturbated while driving” just before he was stopped for speeding and then arrested for possessing drugs worth at least $136,000.



Trio see movie in cop impersonator

Jul 31st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies, Offbeat

Three Hollywood producers have cut a film rights deal with a bank security guard who, armed with a phony badge, convinced officials he was empowered by the Patriot Act and the Homeland Security Dept. to spearhead an undercover crackdown on drug dealers in the town of Gerald, Missouri.