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May 2004 - Posts

An amazing set of rss feeds syndicating video clips

I started to subscribe to a few of the reuters rss feeds(http://www.reuters.com/newsrss.jhtml) and I noticed that some of them pointed to www.feedroom.com. I had never heard of this site so I decided to investigate. It turns out that feedroom has a large number of rss feeds (http://www.feedroom.com/rssmain.jsp) Each of these feeds contain links to video feeds. See something you like in the feed and click on it and the video plays.

Why can't there be a simple patch which enables the XP firewall for all connections ??

Now that XP SP2 has been pushed back. Why can't there be a simple patch which enables the XP firewall for all connections ?? Make sure all the media knows that the patch is there and get people protected. That should help all the home users who seem to vunerable to all the viruses.

Just a thought, as I amazed that worms like this are still able to cause so much havoc over 3 weeks after the patch has been released.

Just for clarity, I always run winupdate, and keep my system up to date. The firewall issue I am talking about is merely, that it is ridiculous that XP has a tool to stop a lot these attacks but by default is not enabled.

I installed Suse 9 under VMWARE, check for updates resulted in 55mb of downloads !!

Posted: May 04 2004, 10:01 PM by MartinSp | with 3 comment(s)
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