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TidBITS#261/30-Jan-95

This issue offers tax tips and information for U.S. readers, an alert about spoofing and hijacking on the Internet, a possible solution for DeskWriters that can’t feed paper, and news about the new Newton 120 and Newton System 1.3. To round out the issue, Adam comments on how he used the Internet after Seattle’s earthquake last weekend, and Gerard Martin shares a thoughtful essay about URLs, the World-Wide Web, and the future.

Mark H. Anbinder No comments

System 7.5 slowpokes

System 7.5 slowpokes have a little more time to act. Apple has extended from 31-Dec-94 to 17-Feb-95 the postmark deadline for those users who purchased a Mac without System 7.5 between 02-Aug-94 and 31-Dec-94 and who wish to upgrade to 7.5

Adam Engst No comments

Robert Hess

Robert Hess wins the "I'll never think about it in quite the same way again" Quote of the Week award. In response to our comment about the little joystick device IBM uses in the ThinkPads and other PC manufacturers use in various other laptops, Robert noted, "It always makes me feel like I'm manipulating someone's nipple." Of course, this could turn into a major selling point for ThinkPads, and the PR folks could have a field day: "The IBM ThinkPad: Power and stimulation wherever you go." [ACE]

Tonya Engst No comments

eWorld rate drop

eWorld rate drop -- eWorld recently lowered its rates and eliminated its annoying business hours surcharge. eWorld still costs $8.95 per month for subscribers in the U.S

Adam Engst No comments

ResNova Software

ResNova Software announced that the next version of their NovaLink Professional BBS software will support the World-Wide Web along with the already-supported (assuming a dedicated Internet connection) Internet email, Usenet news, and Telnet in and out of the BBS

Geoff Duncan No comments

Keep Your Doors Locked

The Computer Incident Advisory Capability office (CIAC) issued a notice 23-Jan-95 on two techniques currently being used to compromise the security of Internet hosts: spoofing and hijacking (or tapping)

Adam Engst No comments

Taxing Situation

It's closing in on that oh-so-stressful time of year for U.S. residents when taxes are due. A number of notes regarding taxes have come in this last week, so we figured that we'd bundle them all together where U.S

Tonya Engst No comments

DeskWriter Rollers Clean Up Their Act

Is your DeskWriter or DeskJet having problems feeding paper or giving you seemingly erroneous out-of-paper messages? If so, you may have dirty rollers. Hewlett-Packard recently announced a Paper Feed Cleaning Kit, which cleans your rollers and corrects the problem

Adam Engst No comments

Earthquakes on the Net

Around 7 PM last Saturday night, just as our furnace kicked on, the house started to roll. We have a relatively old house, definitely too old to learn new tricks like rolling over and playing dead, so - luckily - the house decided to stop after 10 or 15 seconds

Gerard Martin No comments

URL or Not: URL Marks the Spot!

It has been suggested that the metaphor of an information superhighway is weak and tired. After all, how many of us live on a four-lane interstate? An alternative metaphor for this speedily growing twenty-first century infrastructure is that of a space: space for what will amount to a living repository of living data, live data about more living data, and - as a process - active participation in the lives of many people. In William Shatner's "TekWar," a counter-culture knowledge worker asserts that he lives "in there" as he points to the computer workstation that "gateways" to his world