The good news: McAfee released an update for all Windows XP operating systems today. The bad news: It rendered computers worldwide useless.
Firm numbers have not been released yet, however estimations are in the millions. That’s bad for business. These aren’t your grandmother’s computers keeping her from attempting to retrieve that birthday e-card over dialup either. These are serious systems. Engadget reports the affected range from Intel facilities to Dish Network call centers(and many in between).
I’m not going to turn this into a dork debate(you can feel free to start that in the comments btw), however I will say I’m happy to be typing this story on my MacBook. Check out the press release from McAfee after the frump.
Guess what, Frumpsters: N.C. State University’s refreshable Braille display could revolutionize reading for the blind. Isn’t that wonderful?!? I’m no tech guru, or I’d tell you all about it myself. Instead, I’ll just point you to Engadget’s story about this promising advancement prior to getting to the real point of this post.
See, as you may recall, Frump’s kinda had it out for NCSU Athletic Director Lee Fowler for some time now. Naturally we thought our sentiment was somewhat isolated to Raleigh and the general heart of the Wolfpack’s fan base, but, after reading the last couple lines of Engadget’s piece on keeping the blind from leading the blind, we now know things may or may not have gone national:
We’re told that the researchers have already presented their findings, and if all goes well, they’ll have a fully functioning prototype “within a year.” Here’s hoping a suitable replacement to Lee Fowler is also unearthed during the same window.
I guess this means Engadget will now be added to Lee Folwer’s ever growing list of “media enemies.”
Credit The Admiral with the link, Ringo with the lovely shoop…