Oh no, I forgot
Month: May, 2005
on Tuesday where all their research material can be accessed for free.
Interested parties can get hold of a total of 47,000 digital documents
from 16 institutions the Digital Academic Repositories. No other nation
in the world offers such easy access to its complete academic research
output in digital form, the researchers claim. Obviously, commercial
publishers are not amused.
Great. Giving free access to research information could speed up progress. I love it!
As always I am running a little behind (this was published 6 days ago):
Americans are pants at password security | The Register
about password security as the Brits, according to a new survey. Two
out three three people (180 of 272) approached in a downtown San
Francisco street by researchers were happy to provide their password in
exchange for a coffee gift card. Of those respondents that declined
offering their actual password, 51 provided a clue about their password
in exchange for a $3 Starbucks gift voucher.
I wonder how many people couldn’t actually tell them the password because they have it saved on their computer – not a very secure alternative.
Apparently the Chinese government has invented their own TLDs without
any involvement of ICANN. Another Namespace? Maybe the Chinese
government is going to enhance their huge Intranet with the help of
those TLDs, maybe this will be a new New.NET. Interesting, let’s see where this goes.