Priceless: AIM Viruses

Virus software: $39.99

Firewall: $19.99

Not maintaining your PC: Free

Instant messaging everybody on your buddy list with a link to a virus: Priceless


So, yea, somebody on my buddy list, a fellow Informatics graduate, got duped and has a virus! It was even nice enough to try to propogate and catch me off guard on my Mac. But, alas, I am here to tell you I didn’t get hurt. Phew! Instead, I seemed to laugh at the matter.

What seems to make me laugh the most is that it appears that having up to date virus definitions and SP2 would have fixed this problem virus. Duh, just like doing those two things, oh, and not being retarded an clicking random links, is that hard to do. But, hey, we’re mature adults and that’s too much to ask in order to be a part of the Internet community, right? Let’s leave the retarded clicking to our nation’s 12 year olds.

Listserv Spam Is Annoying

For those of you that attend UW you all know what a listserv (or listproc) is. For those of you who don’t know what it is, I’ll give you a brief explanation. Each class at the UW gets a list of users (the class list) on an email list that the class can use to ask questions of the whole class by just typing in one email address. This makes it very convenient to get in contact with everyone in your class, but when used poorly (or too much) it just becomes inbox spam. This is the case of this past weekend.
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If I were only an athlete

I am again reading an article online today that just blew my mind. This time it happens to be from ESPN and it has to do with the University of Geroga�s assistant basketball coach’s class in Coaching Principle and Strategies of Basketball. This class was a total joke from what I read and anyone who took a PE class in any level of education would know the answer to these questions. I will provide you a sample, ‘How many points does a 3-point field goal accout for in a Basketbal Game?’ The test is multiple choice and the answers to pick from are, �a. 1, b. 2, c. 3, d. 4.�
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