DMCA enabled DNA; more
Application Builder Collection 1.2 is a set of reusable Cocoa frameworks. This update adds two new User Interface elements and polishes up existing elements.
O'Reilly covers Terminal app Chris Stone's latest look at getting to know the Terminal covers Streamripper and settings files.
DNA Ditties From the New York Times: "An executive with one Silicon Valley company is now suggesting that DNA sequences be converted to digital music, arguing that they might then be protected under copyright law. Hey, it worked for Lennon and McCartney. Why not for DNA?" More.
DMCA Still Faces Its First Criminal Test From law.com: "On Monday, U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte will put those issues under a microscope in a criminal case that should have a significant impact on creative industries' drive to protect their products through legislation." More.
U.S. prepares to invade your hard drive From Salon.com: " If you think techies hate Microsoft, try asking them about Hollings -- Sen. Ernest F. 'Fritz' Hollings, that is, the South Carolina Democrat who finally introduced his long-dreaded copy protection bill into Congress last week. If there's an axis of evil for technology, Hollings has made the list." More.
Howling Mad Over Hollings' Bill From Wired: "Jim Dinda's apartment is a high-tech entertainment haven, but that could change if a bill that restricts how electronics devices work is passed into law." More.
Getting to the Root of All E-Mail From the Washington Post: "Despite its humdrum facade, VeriSign's Network Operations Center (NOC) is one of the most important physical locations in the virtual world, and since Sept. 11 it has proven irresistible to dozens of government officials who have sought to assure themselves that the Internet is safe from physical and electronic attacks." More.
Pretty geeky privacy From Salon: "Koh considers everything that passes across the Internet -- e-mail, mailing list postings, Web pages -- as no more private than postcards that can be read by anyone along their path. That realization long ago inspired an epiphany for the Northwestern University network engineer: 'I was really amazed at the ease with which my network traffic could be intercepted and examined, even with no malicious intent whatsoever.'" More.
Yahoo users fume over 'spam' switch From News.com: "Some Yahoo members on Friday reacted angrily to changes in the Web portal's e-mail marketing practices, comparing the company's revised policy to an open invitation to spam. The ire stems from changes in Yahoo's "marketing preferences" page, which the company uses to secure permission to send service promotions. Along with other changes to the page, Yahoo said it had reset the default preferences for all members in a way that would require them to manually request that the company block the messages in the future--even if they had declined to accept such e-mail in the past." More. Also see this Computerworld article.
New V.92 Modems Improve Narrowband Surfing From the Washington Post: "The majority of Web connections in the United States are made via telephone lines, which means most surfers must choose between paying for a second line or not being able to receive phone calls during
Internet sessions. According to a study by research firm In-Stat/MDR, new modem technology known as "V.92" soon will revolutionize the narrowband online experience." More.
More on 404 Following up on last week's item, here is another humorous 404 site: 404 Research Lab.
Google's PigeonRank revealedJust in case you've forgotten its April 1.
Genius Vs Dude Part one of three in a series on this epic battle, courtesy of our friends at Geekculture.com.