Checkers Game Solved and Linked In
Comic book store in San Jose; database of all possible checkers moves makes a computer unbeatable; Google vs cell phone industry; 25 year computer virus anniversary; next version of Windows is “Seven”, with a three year development cycle; Sean Cleveland on Vista, DirectX 10 coolness and Intel Processor updates; One Laptop Per Child content filtering; — all just some of what we talked about on this diverse episode.
- Lee from Amsterdam called in to ask about [Linked In|http://www.linkedin.com], is it scary or cool. We all use [Linked In|http://www.linkedin.com] and think of it as a great way to get in touch with people you have lost track of. And yes, it is kinda scary how much data they have.
- Don from Santa Cruz called to ask about banking processes. Basically he asked why banks still call to check on available funds. Over [IM|Instant Messenger] Alex offers that banks are highly regulated by the [FFIEC|Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council] and the FFIEC enforces processes to reduce fraud and limit [money laundering|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_laundering], and these processes are very strict.
- Susan from Seaside told us about her computer (Windows 2000) being infected and what she should do. We suggested trying the [live cd|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LiveDistro] version of [Ubuntu|http://www.ubuntu.com/] . We also suggested taking your computer down to your local electronics store, [Santa Cruz Electronics|http://www.santacruzelectronics.com/] is a good option if you live close to it.
- Rocky offered his opinion on the One Laptop Per Child issue of content management.