The album of the week is Leonard Cohen’s Dear Heather.
This month’s issue of Wired comes with a CD of Creative Commons-licensed music from the liks of the Beastie Boys, David Byrne, My Morning Jacket, Spoon, The Rapture, and Cornelius. I listened to some of it on the way to work today and it’s pretty good. So, anybody have a torrent? UPDATE: Here’s your torrent.
Someone is sending out fake security alerts pretending to be the Red Hat security team. They tell you to download and update that actually tries to compromise your system. Does this mean hack attempts on Linux systems are going to increase?
The album of last week was Elliott Smith’s <a href="From a Basement on the Hill.
Nice, I’m reaping the benefits of the Netflix-Blockbuster price war. Next month, Netflix’s price goes down to $17.99.
Wow, a new study has some absolutely astonishing statistics: 72% of Bush supporters continue to believe that Iraq had actual WMD (47%) or a major program for developing them (25%) and 75% continue to believe that Iraq was providing substantial support to al Qaeda. I’d put a big banner at the top of this page that said “Iraq had no WMD. Iraq did not support al Qaeda.” if I thought that any Bush supporters ever visited this page. [via rc3]
An Australian company is marketing a Linux-based ‘internet-safe’ PC designed to be invulnerable to viruses and spyware. The OS and software run off of read-only media so it can never be permanently infected. Sounds like a pretty good idea but at 595 AUD (~440 USD) it seems a little pricey for a machine that doesn’t need a hard drive or much processor power. Product page here.
Dungeon Majesty is a cable-access show where 4 girls play D&D and act out some scenes in front of a green screen with super-cheesy special effects and pen-and-paper animations. It’s like a cross between Xena, MST3K, and The Gamers. There’s a very entertaining trailer online but no episodes yet. [via Boing Boing]