Fwd: ACM TechNews Alert for Friday, August 27, 2004

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sat Aug 28 2004 - 04:45:45 CDT

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Subject: ACM TechNews Alert for Friday, August 27, 2004

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August 27, 2004

Dear ACM TechNews Subscriber:

Welcome to the August 27, 2004 edition of ACM
TechNews, providing timely information for IT
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  Missouri Plan to Let Military Cast Votes by E-Mail Draws Criticism

Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt has
proposed allowing military personnel in
designated combat areas to send their votes in by
email as an alternative to absentee ballots,
which can sometimes be delayed in the regular
mail and miss submission deadlines. Blunt, a
Republican running ...

<http://www.acm.org/technews/articles/2004-6/0827f.html#item3>[read more]

  NASA: DOS Glitch Nearly Killed Mars Rover

NASA scientist Robert Denise said at this week's
Hot Chips conference that the real cause of a
glitch on the Mars Spirit rover early this year
was not corruption in the flash memory, but
rather an embedded DOS file system that grew out
of control. An undisclosed software vendor had
required the flash ...

<http://www.acm.org/technews/articles/2004-6/0827f.html#item7>[read more]

  A Big Fly in the Open-Source Soup

While Linux and other open-source software such
as the Apache Web server have dramatically
increased in importance in the last few years,
legal concerns have given many enterprise users
at least a small pause. Linux is especially
vulnerable because, unlike Apache, Mozilla, and
the BSD ...

<http://www.acm.org/technews/articles/2004-6/0827f.html#item14>[read more]

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