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Tech: email worm, HP servers with AMD, Amtrak Wi-Fi

updated 06:35 am EST, Tue January 27, 2004

Email worm, Amtrak Wi-Fi

Early morning tech: Network administrators are working to stop a to six Northeastern U.S. train stations, in a move to attract more business travelers.




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    Windows e-mail worm

    I wonder when people who use Windows (by choice) will finally say "Enough of this c***!" and start thinking seriously of the alternative. I know of 2 who are right on the brink of a switch, and this one just may be the straw. I don't see how they put up with it myself.

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    Prescott: A Real Weener

    OK, no where to put this comment so I'm gonna stuff it here.

    Was reading about Intel's new Prescott chip.
    (http://news.com.com/2100-1006_3-5147740.html?tag=st_lh)
    It's gonna stretch its already long pipeline from 20 stages to 30. That will make for a faster clock but a much bigger hit on cache misses. With a pipeline that ridiculously long I'm betting that there will be zero improvement in average performance (and I'm not alone on that guess). The sucker will glow with a dissapation of 90-100 watts. And get this... 40 watts of that is just from LEAKAGE currents. The thing will still work up a sweat even when asleep.

    Oh, and it has enhanced hyperthreading. You're not gonna believe this but the article I read says that it will "make it easier to ... run virus scans in the background". Isn't that just fantastic.

    Just another tidbit in a long line of tidbits that confirms that my choice of computer was the right one for me (Mac of course).

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    Real Weener (edit)

    Ooops... replace "cache misses" with "branch miscalutions" in my previous post.

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    Not a plug for my site

    I found this site because I went to sign up for it after reading today's poll at appleturns.com :)

    http://www.cafeshops.com/macbastard

    "SMUG VIRUS-FREE MAC-USING b******" shirts... love it!

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    Affects US too...smug?

    The Windows virus can use YOUR address as the return address in the virus email, if YOUR address is in some PC user's email address book.

    My ISP has been sending me mail to confirm that *I* have been sending out infected mail - from an account that is never used for outgoing mail.

    I've had a dozen or more of these today, and other Mac using friends have suffered the same.

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    Re:Affects us too...smug?

    Doesn't affect me. ISPs are smart enough to figure out that headers can be forged on such things. Not to mention that I might get some blame, but I know my computer ain't infected...

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    printer

    my printer doesn't stop printin. when print it . I press cancel and it doesn't help.

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