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In the last few weeks I’ve been trying to get a handle on The Cloud (not the company, but the computing services approach) and the ramifications of the almost inevitable rise of this way of doing … well, everything. When you get past the mists of the new acronyms (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS for example) what looms is a “disruptive” technology, and it’s going to be a huge game-changer as far as I can see…  [See Updates at bottom]

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In 1949 the English novelist and journalist Eric Arthur Blair wrote a novel that has had a considerable impact on society’s perception of government. The novel was called Nineteen Eighty-Four, and Blair’s pen name is well-known: George Orwell.

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On March 1st (my birthday, as it happens) Microsoft published a security advisory about yet another vulnerability within their products. This time it concerns Windows 2000, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2003 and Internet Explorer. But their attitude about it is – to my mind – all wrong.

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Following on from recent posts about plagiarism and the risk of viral infection when you try to investigate possible acts of the same, here’s another episode in the same saga.

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This is a very simple and IME effective free tool available from Steve Gibson of Gibson Research (GRC). Steve’s the guy behind SpinRite and he has some very useful resources on his site. Well worth the visit, IMHO.

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OK, I’ll admit it, I was trying to be a smartass and find a way to create a sequence of déjà vu, déjà lu, déjà bu… with a final entry that had something to do with plagiarism and ends in -u. It didn’t work out, obviously, but there’s a cautionary tale to follow anyway.

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…but erasing it altogether. Staff at Pennsylvania’s Lower Merion School District did something absolutely unforgiveable recently, and they should not be allowed to get away with it.

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