Flawed Study Again Shows Microsoft is Willing to Lie to Dis Linux!

As the author says, “Another day, another lame attempt by Microsoft to show that Windows is better than Linux.” Of course we know, it is not! However, that doesn’t stop M$ from pulling out the stops to lie about it!

Opinion: New Linux study suggests fundamental Microsoft credibility problems

Read this article carefully. Bottom line: If M$ is willing to skew the data this much, what does it say about their belief in their own product?!? There is a reason that Netcraft says (as of today) that Linux has 70.98% of the Web server market. That is out of 74,572,794 sites that reported. Dewd! The numbers tell the story. Webmasters know who to trust. After all, you want your Web server up at ALL times!

By the way, I am (of course) running CentOS Linux on all my web servers at Dr. Bill Bailey.NET. Word.

Sex and the FBI: Will it Get You to Open an Attachment?

A better question? Are you an idiot? No? Prove it! Don’t open an attachment that claims to be a Paris Hilton video, or link/download tool to receive it! Also, if the “FBI” sends you an e-mail that says that they have evidence that you have been visiting “naughty sites”, well… do you REALLY think they would TELL you?!?

Sex, Lies and the FBI

So… I ask again, are YOU an idiot? I hope not. Bottom line, don’t EVER click ANY e-mail attachment!

Open Source ISN’T Communism!

Bill Gates and his evil minions would like you to believe that Open Source software like Linux, Firefox, and OpenOffice are all EVIL because they are open and free. Riiiight! And he (and they) wouldn’t have any reason to “paint” Open Source as a “commie-plot” now would they… no, surely not!

Open Source Isn’t Communism

In point of fact, I am a HUGE Open Source supporter, and I am also anti-commie, serious right wing Christian extremist. (Yes, I say “extremist,” because as a Christian, I am EXTREMELY blessed!) So… I could never support anything that was commie in nature. However, if there are folks that love to code and develop software and share it to the world for free… then, dewd, I am there! So, why support Uncle Bill Gates and company when you can use free and Open Source software? Good question!

This Week’s “Dr. Bill” Podcast is HERE! #11

Dr. Bill Podcast – 11 – (11/19/05)
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Geek Software of the Week – TVTad, Numb3rs TV Show, … explanation of BitTorrent, discussion of IPTV, Tech News, including: Will Spyware become Illegal?, Will we live hundreds of years by gene tweaking?, I am moving back to Greensboro from Jamestown, more Tech News Stories: Sony DRM Update, Warner Bros. will release 100 episodes of old TV shows for free on IPTV, use of AJAX technology on the web, Squirrel Speak de-coded! Dr. Steven Hawking’s health improves, Hint/Tip: Strong Password Generator for WPA Wireless Router Safety.

Geek Software of the Week: TVTad

This week’s Geek Software of the Week requires a few caveats! First, you should only use it to download TV programs that you legally have rights to, second, you have to have a BitTorrent client like Azureus installed prior to installing this software. TVTad allows you to select a TV program and then download it every week! So, imagine setting it to receive Stargate SG-1 and every week, you will get the episode on your computer! Cool! This is the beginning of IPTV, one of my favorite “cool ideas” that folks are talking about today!

TVTad

Check it out! This is very cool… let’s just hope the RIAA and the networks don’t kill it!

Will the Senate Make Spyware Illegal?

Spyware illegal?! NOW we’re talkin’!

Senate Considers Spyware Bill

I hope that they actually get this passed! After all, installing something on my PC is like violating my property rights. Hummmmm… but then, the Supreme Court recently shot our property rights in the foot, didn’t they? Sigh. We can only hope that they will protect us in “cyberspace” better than in “real space!”

Methuselah-like Lifespan Coming?

Methuselah lived to be 969 years old. He is the oldest recorded man ever to have lived. (I am assuming here, that like me, you simply believe the Bible is true.) Now, science is near to restoring us to nearly that long a lifespan, potentially. The Bible says that the normal lifespan of man is 120 years. Today, it is VERY reasonable to have people live to 100 without that much fanfare. I heard a statistic that there are over 60,000 people over 100 alive today, just in the United States. Check out this article:

Old Age Gene Manipulation

So, if you take the “6 times longer” figure mentioned in this article and multiply that out for the Bible’s 120 years of lifespan standard, you have 720 years! If you go with just the “lower end” 100 year range, that would be 600! So, suddenly Methuselah sounds somewhat “more normal!” Whoa! (By the way, I am NOT recommending, or endorsing, gene manipulation! That would be BAD for a natural health guy, huh?)

Geek Software of the Week – TrueCrypt

Security is on everyone’s mind these days, and rightly so… there is a lot going on in computing. Plus, more and more, we are putting our “lives” on our computer systems. We have information on our computers, and especially our notebook or laptop computers, that is VERY private! So, if YOUR laptop was, horrors, stolen… what would be compromised? YIKES!

TrueCrypt Open Source Software

Check out the link above. You will find free, Open Source software that just might give you some peace of mind if the worse were to happen! It can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mount it as a real disk. It can encrypt an entire hard disk partition or a device, such as USB memory stick, floppy disk, etc. Very cool! Check it out!

Dr. Bill Podcast #10!

Dr. Bill Podcast – 10 – (11/13/05)
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Podcast was delayed by my son’s debate tournament in Charlotte (traveling again!), Blog Entries: Linux Really is More Secure Than Windows!, New Power Source Defies Physics!, Tip on the Fly: Oops! A BAD tip… more research is required, The Sony Rootkit/DRM issue, Geek Software of the Week: TrueCrypt, Best Purchased Anti-Spyware Program, Answer to a Letter on a topic from the last Podcast!

No… Linux REALLY IS more Secure than Windows!

There has been a lot of talk recently that “it is Linux’s turn” to start getting more attacks and worms now that it is “becoming more accepted.” Well, this article is an excellent refresher on why that is NOT a reasonable speculation!

Linux, Secure As You Want

In that regard, Linux has LONG been the most used Internet server, with more “market share” than Microsoft. No, it isn’t just popularity that drives security vulnerabilities; it is that Windows is weaker by design… or lack thereof!

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