Links for 11th January 2010

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Underground Services Let Virus Writers Check Their Work

    "For $1 per file scanned (or a $40 monthly membership) will see if your file is detected by any of 22 anti-virus products, including AVAST, AVG, Avira, BitDefender, NOD32, F-Secure, Kaspersky, McAfee, Panda, Sophos, Symantec and Trend Micro. “Each of them is setten [sic] up on max heuristic check level,” av-check promises. “We guarantee that we don’t save your uploaded files and they are deleted immediately after the check. Also, we don’t resend your uploaded files to the 3rd person. Files are being checked only locally (without checking/using on other servers.” In other words: There is no danger that the results of these scans will somehow leak out to the anti-virus vendors." Nice business model you got there.

    Tagged with: internetsecuritycomputervirustestingweb-app

  2. The New Cavemen Lifestyle Has Found a Home in the City

    "The caveman lifestyle, in Mr. Durant’s interpretation, involves eating large quantities of meat and then fasting between meals to approximate the lean times that his distant ancestors faced between hunts. Vegetables and fruit are fine, but he avoids foods like bread that were unavailable before the invention of agriculture. Mr. Durant believes the human body evolved for a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, and his goal is to wean himself off what he sees as many millenniums of bad habits.

    These urban cavemen also choose exercise routines focused on sprinting and jumping, to replicate how a prehistoric person might have fled from a mastodon." Ugg learn new word this day; "idealisation".

    Tagged with: healthdietPaleolithiccavemanexercisesubculture

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