This Week in Tech

Jul 29th 2007

This Week in Tech 107

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Dvorak uses a Mac, and likes it, an intern loses 800,000 social security numbers, and we celebrate Sysadmin Day...
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Dvorak uses a Mac, and likes it, an intern loses 800,000 social security numbers, and we celebrate Sysadmin Day...

  • Dvorak's favorite PC company is EndPCnoise.
  • Dvorak is using a Mac, and he likes it.
  • Joy of Tech made a comic about Dvorak's liking of the Mac.
  • Fake Steve called Dvorak a frigtard.
  • Friday was the 9th annual SysAdmin Day.
  • Google has pledged $4.6billion for the 700MHz spectrum.
  • The governor of Nevada accidentally posted the password to his Outlook email account on his website.
  • Target was to push Blu-Ray over HD-DVD, but it turned out to be false.
  • Microsoft claims that by the end of 2008, there will be one billion machines running Windows.
  • Digg has ditched Federated Media and Google for Microsoft in order to serve ads.
  • The LifeLock spokesman who gives away his social security number was hacked!.
  • Alienware has added a solid state drive option.
  • The owner of the former allofmp3.com faces jail time and a fine of 15 million rubles.
  • 800,000 social security numbers were stolen from a 22-year old intern's car.
  • A study shows that 1 in 5 adults watch Web videos.
  • Another study shows that 20% of a work day is wasted.
  • A senator from Guam is a level 70 dwarf priest in World of Warcraft.
  • A huge power outage in San Francisco took down several large websites.
  • For the first time, NetFlix lost some customers.
  • The founders of ConnectU have sued Facebook.
  • A Polish bus driver was fired for sending over 38000 text messages on the company phone.
  • Is the US government checking up on Vista users?
  • Nokia has bought social networking site Twango.
  • This past quarter was great for both Microsoft and Apple.
  • Is Cisco going to kill the Linksys brand name?
  • Business.com sold for 360 million.
  • Gizmodo pitted HDMI cables from both Monster and Monoprice against each other.