Category: "On the web"

Fog Forecast

07/14/05 | by Clarise | Categories: On the web, HonorTagPersonal, Personal

I live by the coast. I think 3-D S.F. Bay Area Fog Forecast is neat.

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Security of Personal Information

06/27/05 | by Clarise | Categories: On the web

Reading Computerworld this morning, the common theme of two headlines struck me most …

UConn server breached; data on 72,000 people exposed

Kaiser Permanente Fined $200k for Patient Data Breach

A few weeks back, Citigroup lost computer tapes that had customer data including Social Security numbers.

According to the February 1, 2005 report published by the Federal Trade Commission, National and State Trends in Fraud and Identity Theft January - December 2004, “Between January and December 2004, Consumer Sentinel, the complaint database developed and maintained by the FTC, received over 635,000 consumer fraud and identity theft complaints. Consumers reported losses from fraud of more than $547 million.”

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National and State Trends in Fraud and Identity Theft January - December 2004

Are there stricter government policies governing how banks, creditors, insurance companies and other groups, store and transport information?


The 2000 Year Old Seed

06/12/05 | by Clarise | Categories: In real life, On the web

A seed, confirmed by carbon dating to be 2000 years old grows into a plant. This is just amazing ... that is what I said to myself when I read this article by the San Francisco Chronicle: Seed of Extinct Date Palm Sprouts After 2,000 Years.

When I was a child, the seed growing into a plant was always used as a simile for me. I was always told that one's potential is like a seed. With nurture, the seed grows and blossoms into a plant or even a majestic tree. After reading this article, I could almost hear my parents telling the seed simile to me. Then I thought, yes, even a seed that is extinct holds within it potential. &#59;D

Source of Picture: Photo by David Blumenfeld, special to the Chronicle


Newly Launched: Hurricane Website from NASA

06/03/05 | by Clarise | Categories: On the web

June 1st is the official start of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season. NASA has launched a hurricane resource webpage. It is an interesting website that compiles data from different computer models and satellites. It also explains the methodology of NASA when it investigates hurricanes.

Source of picture: NASA Hurricane Multimedia Gallery


I.E. 7 not Supported on Windows 2000

06/02/05 | by Clarise | Categories: On the web

For those unhappy about the news about I.E.7 being unsupported in Windows 2000, Smile :P, Firefox is a better browser option anyway.

According to the article in c|net Windows 2000 users to miss out on IE 7,
"IE 7, which will be available in beta this summer, will offer improved security features and basic tabbed browsing. It is also expected to offer improved standards support, including enhanced support for CSS 2 and PNG transparencies."

Firefox has tabbed browsing right now (which actually is a very nice feature) and other features like: Popup Blocking, Privacy and Security, RSS integration, Text Zooming to make small text easy to read and Standard Developer Tools, e.g. JavaScript and CSS error/warning console. I have not really made a side by side comparison of the benefits of I.E.7 vs Firefox but at first glance, Firefox already has some (maybe all &#59;)) of the features that are being offered by I.E.7.


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