“A gang of Russian cybercriminals has helped accomplish what antitrust regulators couldn’t: reduce Microsoft Corp.’s share of the market for Web browsers, if even just a bit.” - From today’s Wall Street Journal
For those of us who remember, the browser wars of the mid-nineties bear a strange and disturbing resemblance to the Clone Wars of Star Wars infamy. Following the destruction of Netscape, Emperor Gates assumed total dominance over the galactic web of surfdom with the help of Darth Anti-trust violation.
But now, a new hope. In 1998, the remaining rebels from Netscape and others formed a resistance, and they called it Mozilla. Now, six years later the rebel Mozilla team has delivered the first blow in a new battle before the Longstar becomes fully operational in 2006.
The Wall Street Journal reported today that Microsoft’s browser, Internet Explorer’s market share fell for the first time since analysts at WebSideStory began tracking it. You can find the article in today’s edition of the WSJ in the marketplace section. (Subscription or “free” trial required). However, here’s a link to a transcript of the article from some dude named Bart’s weblog. You can read more about the story here.
Although the actual decline in IE’s webshare is small it is still extremely significant because it represents the first tracked shift away from IE over security concerns.
Firefox is the official browser of the Supercrime team.
Bless those Russian hackers,
With Ocean’s Twelve coming out this winter, the question arises, will it be better than its predecessor Ocean’s Eleven one of the best supercrime movies ever. However the Ocean’s Twelve official website reveals little about the upcoming film. Just the poster on the right and the contentless trailer. There is very little substantive information elsewhere on the net.
But what is the best supercrime movie of all time? It would have to be a well made movie and also epitomize the supercrime style. I would like to set up some sort of poll or voting system, but first I need a list of possible movies. Here is a short list of possible best supercrime movies:
Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
Ocean’s Eleven (1960)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
The Usual Suspects
The Godfather II
Please post comments of other top supercrime movies.
Now that he has a gold medal, it appears that Shawn Crawford is itching to prove himself against the only foe he’s never beaten: the Zebra. My money is still on the Zebra…
What would you do with 50,000 cans of stolen beer that you can’t fence? How about a power year?
Darth Vader? Check out this fabulous little short with an equally amazing tagline:
At long last, we know the answer: James Earl Jones is the real Slim Shady.
Based on the reviews, people either love it or hate it. While I agree there’s not much to the video, the concept is hilarious. For an added bonus, I did some toogling: vader and darth vader.
Supercrime alert: Today two masked robbers with guns stole The Scream and Madonna, both painted by Edvard Munch.
The trick was they used guns in Oslo. The paintings are worth millions of dollars. The only problem is that they are soo high-profile, they should be extremely hard to sell–unless you own a separate copy, then you could sell that one at a far increased price…
Found this great photo below in this article on why stealing art is a tough business–not the wisest of supercrimes. Although in my opinion, one of the sexiest. The picture shows the supercrimers escaping with the two Munch paintings and the get-a-way driver in broad daylight. How sexy is that?
Check out Toogle. Although “supercrime” comes up empty, they do have and entry for “super crime.” I still can’t figure out what it means. Any suggestions?
Maybe I am being too picky, but I always felt true ASCII art was just black text on white background and did not involve all of this superfluous color. For example what came up when you used to
>> finger topper
at Rice before symon graduated. Sorry I could not find the original artwork. Maybe symon still has it.
Was passed this oustanding link by a friend:
Bear guzzles 36 beers, passes out at campground
Not only did this black bear have a high tolerance, he also had refined taste:
He tried a mass-market Busch beer, but switched to Rainier Beer, a local ale, and stuck with it for his drinking binge.
Thankfully, the bear/beer menace has been taken care of and campers are once again free to get drunk in peace:
Wildlife agents chased the bear away, but it returned the next day… They set a trap using as bait some doughnuts, honey and two cans of Rainier Beer. It worked, and the bear was captured for relocation.
Let’s all be thankful the girl bears stayed away; I wouldn’t want to clean up after that…
Until last night’s sleep of 16 hours, I had worked 100 hours of the previous 122. I am shocked and amazed that I didn’t light the school on fire, thus inadvertently destroying it in the process. Like Neo, I’m beginning to believe in this whole cyborg thing…
And I have 371 emails to catch up on. *sigh*