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Archive for July, 2009

Help File: IE 6 Is Still Dead; Recordable DVD Formats

Friday, July 31st, 2009

QI’ve used Internet Explorer 6 for many years, but some sites don’t seem to look right in that browser now. Would you recommend IE 8?

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In the Loop: White House Still Seeks Cyber-Chief (One of the Lesser Czars)

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

In an East Room speech at the end of May, President Obama declared a new “strategic national asset”: the computer networks our country depends on to keep trains running and planes from colliding, to control weapons systems and allow banks to process payments. He also promised to “personally” select a White House cybersecurity coordinator to advise him on all things cyber and to coordinate cyber-policies across the government.

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Digital Nomads Ditch Their Cubicles for Diners and Pool Decks

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Frank Gruber’s workstation at AOL in Dulles could be in any cubicle farm from here to Bangalore — push-pin board for reminders, computer on Formica desk, stifling fluorescent lighting. It’s so drab there’s nothing more to say about it, which is why the odds of finding Gruber there are slim.

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U.S. Raises Security Requirements for ‘Smart Grid’ Providers

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Electric utilities vying for $3.9 billion in new federal “smart grid” grants will need to prove that they are taking steps to prevent cyberattacks as they move to link nearly all elements of the U.S. power grid to the public Internet.

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