Stuff worth reading (04/08/2006)

Elmo is right, Britain really is the 51st state. I’ve noticed the very strange and one-sided relationship with the US before but this article on Britain’s nuclear weapons put that in a whole new light. Britain has just been blessed with a system of threat levels. Bruce Schneier isn’t impressed and I can’t help but …

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Hah! Some commercial sites have become useful again ;)

Episode 45 of the Security Now! podcast mentions a sneaky use of the hosts file—ad blocking. By listing well-known adsites in hosts and forcing them to resolve to 127.0.0.1 (or 0.0.0.0) the irritating ads aren’t displayed. A quick search on Google and I found a site offering a list of adsites specifically for this use. …

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