Day: October 19, 2006

IE7 and first exploit both released today

A vulnerability has been discovered in Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information.

Please use the test below, to see an example of how this vulnerability can be exploited, and also to determine whether or not your browser is vulnerable.

To moderate or not?

One other thing that I guess might annoy people is that I moderate comments, mostly to keep spam out. Akismet picks up tons of spam, but some comments still get through, and if anything this is increasing.

Justin uses a very simple Turing test to check if the respondent is human, and it seems unikely that the spammers are going to keep track of the required answer to that test for every blog, so I’d imagine it’s quite successful.

So, would I be better off switching moderation off and a Turing test on?

Dealing with telemarketers

The laughter of the radio DJs on this recording is very annoying, but the way this guy deals with telemarketers is still comical, and actually quite a clever way to get the dweebs contact details so you can harrass them right back!