Spam from the source

(Via the Register). The US is responsible for over 50% of the world’s spam. Of course, many of the zombies that actually send the spam may be under control of evil Russian hackers, who are spamming for . . . US companies? God, it’s a twisted world.

Update: Damn, I hate it when I repeat something that was on slashdot.

Hackenbush

A lunch conversation introduced me to the delightful game of Hackenbush. [Apparently, it’s NP-hard, which I sure didn’t expect. A quick google search turns up lots of references, which I won’t bother repeating here].

More computing disasters

An amusing series of “Computing Disasters I’ve been involved with” slides from Hot Chips 15.

Panel part 1: Disasters I Have Been Involved With, Nick Tredennick
Panel part 2: Disasters I Have Been Involved With, Bob Cousins
Panel part 3: Disasters I Have Been Involved With, Dave Wyland
Panel part 4: Disasters I Have Been Involved With, Jack Grimes
Panel part 5: Disasters I Have Been Involved With, Jim Turley