Mar 2, 2009 | 5
The urge to buy the latest gadget and to reform environmental misbehavior may be the twin pillars of 21st century American youth culture, but can the two ever be reconciled? Apple, Dell, Intel, Nokia and others—companies with an array of "green" initiatives and (more) environmentally friendly products—sure hope so. But wind power kite scientist and serial inventor Saul Griffith is skeptical, according to his keynote address at the Greener Gadgets conference in New York City this past Friday.
Griffith, the intellectual force behind wattzon.com ( where you can calculate the energy use of your lifestyle), has another term for the gadget-obsessed, himself included: "planet f&*kers." A detailed analysis of the energy required to produce everything from his daily glass of wine to his iPhone revealed that Griffiths requires some 25,000 watts of energy every day, or nearly twice that of the average American (who is already consuming at least six times as much as the average person in China and more than 20 times as much as the average Indian citizen).
Nov 6, 2008 | 1
It sounds like campaign propaganda, but President-elect Barack Obama is a Trojan horse.
Obama’s name and purported links to his Election Night acceptance speech have proliferated in malicious software spreading around the World Wide Web since yesterday morning, Internet security firms report.
One spam message, subject line “Obama Wouldn’t Be First Black President,” directs readers to a link said to show his Tuesday speech. To watch, the user has to download a "new" flash player, adobe_flash9.exe. F-Secure Weblog warns that the “player” is really a virus out to steal confidential information on your computer and upload it to a server in Ukraine.
Sep 3, 2008
If your e-mail address begins “ajolie@” or “mphelps," your inbox is likely overflowing with messages sporting subject lines that read “Your Lady Will Become Crayzed” (sic) or “Urgent Request for Business Relationship from Lagos, Nigeria.” Believe it or not, the spam load has nothing to do with celebrity and everything to do with the first letter in your e-mail address.
University of Cambridge computer security researcher Richard Clayton presented a paper at the recent Fifth Conference on Email and Anti-Spam showing that e-mail addresses beginning with the letters “A,” “M,” “S,” “R,” and “P” attracted about 40 percent junk mail, whereas addresses that start with the letters “Q,” “Y,” and “Z” brought in only 20 percent or less. The paper entitled “Do Zebras Get More Spam than Aardvarks" analyzed more than 550 million e-mail messages sent over the U.K.'s Demon Internet service during an eight-week period this year.
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