Of Pac Man and of Spam

This is amazing! Perfect score for Pac Man. Read the article here: http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2008/07/dayintech_0703 for more behind the scenes story of how the man did it, and why!

And this article on SPAM deserves to be noted… the conclusion? Don’t you EVER ever ever reply or click on a spam link in your mailbox. Don’t believe me, read this article here: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/070108-mcafee-spam-experiment.html?page=1 an experiment done for Mcafee. Unless you have no life, and the thought of people sending lots of junk through your snail mail is socially stimulating. 😛

“One of the mail offers I got was a $7,500 credit card for Penelope Retch,” Mooney says, noting that the sudden upsurge in junk mail left the neighborhood postman somewhat aghast. “It grew exponentially, so I stopped giving out my home address,” she says, adding, “I am concerned about the environment.”

Plus, the amount of spyware and malware that you are opening your computer to is staggering.

There you go, two noteworthy news for the day. 🙂

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