The Network Rockstar Challenge

By Brian Boyko Contributor, [GAS] For too long, network administrators, engineers, and architects have longed for a way to determine dominance within the IT pack. Unfortunately, those efforts have been stymied without a quick and convenient way to determine IT knowledge on a quantitative scale, leading to unsatisfying substitutes like Guitar Hero or Halo tournaments. […]

Dot Com Time Capsule: The Oldest Domains

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] TG Daily brings us a list of the 100 oldest .com, .org, .net, and .edu domains. The first, symbolic.com, was registered 24 years ago this month. Some unsurprising names also topping the list are xerox.com, ibm.com, and intel.com. Stargate.com is 25th, but it looks like the science fiction fans […]

Microsoft introduces ultra-secure web browser

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] You must be wondering how you entered a parallel universe in which a [GAS] headline can include the words “Microsoft”, “browser”, and “secure” — without the words “not”, “disaster”, or “joke”.  And given the history of security flaws in Internet Explorer over the years, the folks at Redmond need […]

Facebook Still Owns You

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] You’ve probably heard about the recent Facebook TOS debacle and subsequent backpeddling. After a few quiet changes to the terms, a bunch of users of the social networking site revolted, followed by preparation to file a formal complaint by the Electronic Privacy Information Center to the FTC. So Facebook […]

Apple Stores Block Facebook (Except Not)

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] After reports that Apple retail stores had all blocked Facebook to discourage customers from “wasting time” (i.e., hogging the computers so that people who actually wanted to buy something couldn’t try out the software), a CNET writer checked it out for herself, and found out that the answer was… […]