Microsoft: Vista security feature "to annoy users"

I haven’t written about Vista for awhile, so I’m overdue. From Slashdot: “At the 2008 RSA security conference, Microsoft’s David Cross was quoted as saying, ‘The reason we put UAC into the platform was ‘to annoy users. I’m serious.’ The logic behind this statement is that it should encourage application vendors to eliminate as many…

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March 2008 HadCRUT Global Temperature Anomaly

HadCRUT global numbers are out, and is at 0.43°C, still lower than the GISS number of 0.67°C. Click for a larger image Once again Jim Hansen’s NASA GISS is the highest global anomaly: RSS (satellite) 2008 1 -0.070 2008 2 -0.002 2008 3   0.079 UAH (satellite) 2008    1  -0.046   2008    2    0.020 2008    3    0.094 HadCRUT…

Possible Cycle 24 spot emerging

As I’ve been noting regularly, Solar cycle 24 is late, and has produced only one spot this year, on January 4th. Since then, nothing, except a small parade of near equatorial oriented cycle 23 spots. Now we see the faint beginnings of a spot at high latitude, with proper magnetic polarity. Click for a LARGE…