Morning Whip, 3/18/05

Computer running slow? Haven’t updated your antivirus? Don’t have a good spyware detector[*1] ? Maybe yours is one of the million home computers[*2] which have been hijacked and used to attack other sites.

Do everyone a favor and get patched, get antivirus, get anti-spyware, and for heaven’s sake quit using Internet Explorer. Go get Opera or Firefox.

What is a journalist[*3] ? One answer from the Christian Science Monitor. Do you think the “mainstream” media is nervous?

This just in: being fat is bad for you[*4] . Make sure you eat plenty of carbs in a low-fat diet. Yeah, that’s been working so well to date–obesity and diabetes rates are way down . . . oh, they are up? Oops.