Monday morning links serving: The April 6th edition

World’s Fastest Broadband at $20 Per Home
If you get excited about the prospect of really, really fast broadband Internet service, here’s something that will make your heart race. Or your blood boil. Or both.

Evolution of the Mouse: From Classic to Cutting-Edge
The pip-squeak of peripherals has come a long way since 1964 when the first mouse – made of wood – crawled across our desktops and into our hearts. From those humble beginnings, mice have bred like, well, mice! Here are 20 of the most noteworthy, from extra cheesy to the cat’s meow.

The Eight Levels of Programmers
Have you ever gotten that classic job interview question, “where do you see yourself in five years?” When asked, I’m always mentally transported back to a certain Twisted Sister video from 1984.

Portable Ubuntu Runs Ubuntu Inside Windows
Free application Portable Ubuntu for Windows runs an entire Linux operating system as a Windows application. As if that weren’t cool enough, it’s portable, so you can carry it on your thumb drive.

Unplug the Internet: No President should have this power
The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 introduced in the Senate would allow the president to shut down private Internet networks. The legislation also calls for the government to have the authority to demand security data from private networks without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule or policy restricting such access.

How the Conficker Problem Just Got Much Worse
On the surface, April 1 came and went without a peep from the dreaded Conficker megaworm. But security experts see a frightening reality, one where Conficker is now more powerful and more dangerous than ever.

13 Epic Cartoon Villains We Rooted For
Most cartoons are pretty simple: there are good guys and bad guys; protagonists and antagonists. But at the end of the day, some of our favorite characters are the villains.


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