Comcast’s evil plot…

After Comcast figured they could not out wit, or out smart, or even get by the FCC it has seamed as thought that overnight they have become “friendly” with some key P2P organizations who happen to develop technologies for pear to pear services. It just seams to me like Comcast is trying to get on the good side of such organizations to be able to reverse engineer their technologies to be able to control the traffic on their (Comcast’s) networks. What happens when Comcast gets their greedy little hands on Bittorrent’s method of connection encryption? IMO I think they will take that technology and use it to make a filtering system that detects such traffic regardless of encryption type or port number and possibly inject their own packets into the stream. Comcast has already proved they have the power detect the use of BT and also spoof packets.

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The Open Internet Project blog now online

I have offically launched the OI Project blog here. More about the trm96Network OI Project on the blog…


Firefox 3 RC1 now available!

Thats right Firefox 3 RC1 is out now but only for nightly tester/Minefield users.

Assuming no new issues are found today the build team will start official prep work for Release Candidate 1 (RC1) tomorrow. QA will start their extensive RC1 test pass on Monday. If all goes well we should have the Release Candidate publicly available in late May.

RC1 is intended for wider scale public testing. Our 1.2M+ active beta users will automatically get updated to RC1 when it is released. If no new showstopper issues are found in RC1 it will become Firefox 3 final. If we find any critical issues we will continue to release new Release Candidates until we are ready for final ship.

Above quoted from a Mozilla developer center page.

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Apple’s WebKit one of the first to pass the Acid3

Apple’s WebKit browser is the first browser I have had the opportunity to test that passes the dreaded Acid3 test. Picture here!

Get Apple’s WebKit Here. Available for Mac or Windows.

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New trm96Network project (update)

I am planning in the coming months to start a new project that I will be calling the “Open Internet Project” You will hear more about the project at a later date, as well as how you; the user of the internet can help…

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Is Comcast done with screwing around with bittorrent?

I think not… A new study shows that Comcast as well as Cox are still delaying or even blocking bittorrent connections. Right now if you use encryption (and use a non standard port number [I use 2460]) for your bittorrent connections you should be still be safe from their screwing around with your connection. Please support both Net Neutrality as well as Open Internet by contributing to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

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Service Pack 1 for Office 2008 for Mac out now

A warning to those of you who have a “pirated” copy of the app if you install this latest update you will find your self not being able to launch any of the Office 2008 apps with out using a new “valid” product key. You will find that it will keep on starting up the setup app every time you launch any of the apps. To remove this “pirated” key you have to remove 2 files:
/Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Office/OfficePID.plist
and here:
~/Library/Preferences/Microsoft/Office 2008/Microsoft Office 2008 settings.plist

After that you run one of the Office apps and the setup app will run but this time asking you for a product key where you will have to enter a “valid” one, after that you are good to go!

(Update) Serial: here

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