Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Aahhhh! Earthquake!!!

Okay, so it wasn't that bad. But still, it was a little scary. I've never felt an earthquake before, so when my apartment building started violently shaking, I was a bit shocked. I didn't know what was happening. I thought maybe the building was falling apartment below me. Now I know it was an earthquake. Here's a good informative read:


Apparently Virginia had a 5.8. I'm trying to call my family, and my phone isn't working at all (I don't know if Verizon is having problems or if they cut my phone service off since I owe them money). In any case, it was an interesting experience.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Internet Explorer 9 and Malware

Despite the continuing decline of market share, the latest version of IE beats the competition in one very important area -- security. I have always felt it was more secure based on my personal experience. However a study by NSS Labs proves this:

Click here to see the study.

I'm sure all the anti-IE people will find some excuse to say IE still sucks, but this should make it a lot harder for them in the security realm.