Rant: July 2008 Archives

Microsoft do something really cool... and then pull the plug on it..!?!?  wtf!?!?

Some time ago I blogged about Microsoft Research's "Group Shot" and how insanely cool it was.  OK I might not have said it at the time, but it really was.  It seriously works like magic to get the best out of group photos of people.

Anyways, a while back James mentioned that it was no longer available for download.  Well I didn't think anything of it, having acquired my copy of it some time ago.

Except I went to use it tonight and it said it had expired!!  Argghh!!

Well this will never do.  So I set the clock back on my computer, and miracle of miracles, it worked!  W00t!!

Dodgy Dendy

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Oh one thing I forgot to mention last night was the Dodgy Dendy struck again.

This time they started playing the wrong movie!!  In fact it was another anime movie, and the trailer at the beginning was for the movie we were meant to be seeing!  It was a good few minutes into the movie before they realised their mistake (or someone told them).

Stoopid really.

Cyber Rage

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A couple of stories that fill me with dread...

  • The ammendments to UK laws would could see the tools used by "white hat" ethical hackers outlawed..
  • The Texas law which could put legitimate computer security companies out of work..
The people writing these laws obviously don't get that crackers don't abide by laws like this, and all it's going to do is make it harder for IT professionals to maintain the security of their networks.

Both things were discussed at the SANS panel tonight. 
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