Monday, June 30, 2008

Can Windows survive ?

Some software engineers within Microsoft seem to be in full agreement, talking in public of work that began in 2003 to design a new operating system from scratch. They believe that problems like security vulnerabilities and system crashes can be fixed only by abandoning system design orthodoxy, formed in the 1960s and ’70s, that was built into Windows.

Unfortunately, this willingness to begin with an entirely new foundation is not located within the Windows group but in Microsoft’s research arm, where scientists and their heretical thoughts are safely isolated like in asylum.

McCain says yes, Obama no to Iran attack

Shavit also waded into the American presidential race between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama, saying that the latter was less likely to approve an Israeli military strike against Iran.

"If McCain gets elected, he could really easily make a decision to go for it," Shavit was quoted as saying.

"If it's Obama: no. My prediction is that he won't go for it, at least not in his first term in the White House."

BADHARDWARE verdict: Attack to Iran is the only reason why McCain should be chosen. In that case expect the price of oil in vicinity of 400 -1000$ per barrel.
And laptop price crash below $100.

Edit: For now, oil prices surged after this article.
Pressure on Iran to end its uranium enrichment program and the falling value of the U.S. dollar may drive prices to $170 a barrel, the president of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Chakib Khelil, said Saturday. Agricultural prices have much higher to go over the next decade.

AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition, 4x 2.60GHz

Hot product, literally.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The worst June since 1929: We're falling and there's NO safety net.

Easily twice as many dollars are held abroad as exist inside U.S. borders. As that currency abroad finds itself unwanted and homeless, American stock markets will sink to the center of the Earth.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Nasa tests Blackswift 6 Machs batplane

Seems like a bat. No pilot windows. Must be driven by outside cameras, or no pilots inside at all.


Please note 4 PDE above the frame.
Aurora project is here.

Source Sweetman
Year 1990
Dimensions: Length - meters 35
Span - 20 meters
Height - 6 meters
wing area - m2 300
Weights: tons
Empty 32.5
Fuel 44.0
Payload 2.0
Max T/O 78.5
Thrust - kN ?
Fuel Methane
Cruise - Mach 5-6
Ceiling - km 40
Range - km 17,000

Pulse detonation engine experimental flight:

PDE grandfather was Nazi's V1. What an new innovative concept !. All should try this.
However, 1400 Fahrenheit degree frame flight temperature is a new big problem.
What fuels can withstand that working temperature? Look at here.

I’ve been leading PDE collaborative effort with NASA for the past four years and we’re in our final phases of the program.

Hey, wait for me. I am micro PDE release.

A detonation is a shock wave travelling at Mach 5 (5 times the speed of sound!!) that ignites the fuel-air mixture as it passes.

A hypersonic vehicle at 30km and above may not leave any perceptible supersonic boom on the ground.

Mars supports asparagus growth

We basically have found what appears to be the requirements, the nutrients, to support life whether past present or future," Sam Kounaves, the lead investigator for the wet chemistry laboratory on Phoenix, told journalists.

"It is the type of soil you would probably have in your back yard, you know, alkaline. You might be able to grow asparagus in it really well. ... It is very exciting for us."

What about paradise growth?

Intel itself refused to Vista upgrade !!

Intel, the giant chip maker and longtime partner of Microsoft, has decided against upgrading the computers of its own 80,000 employees to Microsoft’s Vista operating system, a person with direct knowledge of the company’s plans said.
An Intel spokesman said the company was testing and deploying Vista in certain departments, but not across the company.

My personal experience is that Vista is useless at Core duo business laptop. Useless for business.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

All models are wrong, but some are useful.

Shortly, the more we learn about biology, the further we find ourselves from a model that can explain it.

Windows frustrations

Gates memo shows user frustration

And that is what Sir Bill calls frustration?
Had he ever some problems with activation locking?

Bill Gates : "I can't believe that anyone with any f-ing IQ is working on this problem."

Bill Gates is retiring five years earlier than planned !!!!!

From: Bill Gates
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 10:05 AM
To: Jim Allchin
Cc: Chris Jones (WINDOWS); Bharat Shah (NT); Joe Peterson; Will Poole; Brian Valentine; Anoop Gupta (RESEARCH)
Subject: Windows Usability Systematic degradation flame

I am quite disappointed at how Windows Usability has been going backwards and the program management groups don't drive usability issues.

Let me give you my experience from yesterday.

I decided to download (Moviemaker) and buy the Digital Plus pack ... so I went to They have a download place so I went there.

The first 5 times I used the site it timed out while trying to bring up the download page. Then after an 8 second delay I got it to come up.

This site is so slow it is unusable.

It wasn't in the top 5 so I expanded the other 45.

These 45 names are totally confusing. These names make stuff like: C:\Documents and Settings\billg\My Documents\My Pictures seem clear.

They are not filtered by the system ... and so many of the things are strange.

I tried scoping to Media stuff. Still no moviemaker. I typed in movie. Nothing. I typed in movie maker. Nothing.

So I gave up and sent mail to Amir saying - where is this Moviemaker download? Does it exist?

So they told me that using the download page to download something was not something they anticipated.

They told me to go to the main page search button and type movie maker (not moviemaker!).

I tried that. The site was pathetically slow but after 6 seconds of waiting up it came.

I thought for sure now I would see a button to just go do the download.

In fact it is more like a puzzle that you get to solve. It told me to go to Windows Update and do a bunch of incantations.

This struck me as completely odd. Why should I have to go somewhere else and do a scan to download moviemaker?

So I went to Windows update. Windows Update decides I need to download a bunch of controls. (Not) just once but multiple times where I get to see weird dialog boxes.

Doesn't Windows update know some key to talk to Windows?

Then I did the scan. This took quite some time and I was told it was critical for me to download 17megs of stuff.

This is after I was told we were doing delta patches to things but instead just to get 6 things that are labeled in the SCARIEST possible way I had to download 17meg.

So I did the download. That part was fast. Then it wanted to do an install. This took 6 minutes and the machine was so slow I couldn't use it for anything else during this time.

What the heck is going on during those 6 minutes? That is crazy. This is after the download was finished.

Then it told me to reboot my machine. Why should I do that? I reboot every night — why should I reboot at that time?

So I did the reboot because it INSISTED on it. Of course that meant completely getting rid of all my Outlook state.

So I got back up and running and went to Windows Updale again. I forgot why I was in Windows Update at all since all I wanted was to get Moviemaker.

So I went back to and looked at the instructions. I have to click on a folder called WindowsXP. Why should I do that? Windows Update knows I am on Windows XP.

What does it mean to have to click on that folder? So I get a bunch of confusing stuff but sure enough one of them is Moviemaker.

So I do the download. The download is fast but the Install takes many minutes. Amazing how slow this thing is.

At some point I get told I need to go get Windows Media Series 9 to download.

So I decide I will go do that. This time I get dialogs saying things like "Open" or "Save". No guidance in the instructions which to do. I have no clue which to do.

The download is fast and the install takes 7 minutes for this thing.

So now I think I am going to have Moviemaker. I go to my add/remove programs place to make sure it is there.

It is not there.

What is there? The following garbage is there. Microsoft Autoupdate Exclusive test package, Microsoft Autoupdate Reboot test package, Microsoft Autoupdate testpackage1. Microsoft AUtoupdate testpackage2, Microsoft Autoupdate Test package3.

Someone decided to trash the one part of Windows that was usable? The file system is no longer usable. The registry is not usable. This program listing was one sane place but now it is all crapped up.

But that is just the start of the crap. Later I have listed things like Windows XP Hotfix see Q329048 for more information. What is Q329048? Why are these series of patches listed here? Some of the patches just things like Q810655 instead of saying see Q329048 for more information.

What an absolute mess.

Moviemaker is just not there at all.

So I give up on Moviemaker and decide to download the Digital Plus Package.

I get told I need to go enter a bunch of information about myself.

I enter it all in and because it decides I have mistyped something I have to try again. Of course it has cleared out most of what I typed.

I try (typing) the right stuff in 5 times and it just keeps clearing things out for me to type them in again.

So after more than an hour of craziness and making my programs list garbage and being scared and seeing that is a terrible website I haven't run Moviemaker and I haven't got the plus package.

The lack of attention to usability represented by these experiences blows my mind. I thought we had reached a low with Windows Network places or the messages I get when I try to use 802.11. (don't you just love that root certificate message?)

When I really get to use the stuff I am sure I will have more feedback.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

AMD Delivers World’s First TeraFLOPS Graphics Chip

AMD (NYSE:AMD) today achieved two world firsts in visual computing: the launch of the first teraFLOPS graphics card, the ATI Radeon HD 4850, and the launch of the first graphics card featuring ultra high bandwidth GDDR5 memory, the ATI Radeon HD 4870. These two innovations combine with trademark AMD energy-efficient design and powerful DirectX® 10.1 compatibility to deliver superior performance at the high-volume mainstream and performance price points. Both the ATI Radeon HD 4850 and ATI Radeon HD 4870 are immediately available.

Microsoft wiped password stealers from more than 2M computers

Finally, a truth on bad security.

Here is one of them:
Rep. Frank Wolf disclosed that computers in his office and several others on Capitol Hill had been targeted in 2006 and 2007 by hackers using computers that investigators traced to China

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Vista is Bill Gates' biggest blunder !

Microsoft Pledges Windows XP Support Through 2014

See this breakthrough too.

DOD bores holes in a new Windows 7

Cheers for a new law enforcement !. Big Brother.

Windows 7 already is being reviewed by U.S. government technical appointees, something many Microsoft executives probably couldn't have much imagined happening a year ago.

Excitonic supercomputing

Current supercomputers have two big disadvantages:
1. Can't integrate remote chips without transport media conversions.
2. Can't integrate too much transistors because of heath problems.

Now the problem no. 1 have a promising solution.
For the problem No 2 I suggest spintronic. However, those two promising solutions are not compatible.

Spintronic breakthrough

Physicists at UC Riverside have made an accidental discovery in the lab that has potential to change how information in computers can be transported or stored. The thickness of MgO (Magnesium Oxide) can control the flow of electrons with different spin.

Intel avoids Vista, Bill Gates leaves Microsoft

Intel joins a long list of Vista avoiders.

Bill Gates leaves Microsoft. as Superman (His famous mask is above Bill's famous spectacles because of obvious public image compatibility reasons). What do you think, are those two news somehow related?
Or it is simply a short weakness due to lack of monoplistic Cryptonite ?.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Computers in use pass 1 billion mark !

The number of personal computers in use around the world has surpassed 1 billion, with strong growth in emerging markets set to double the number of PCs by early 2014, research firm Gartner said on Monday.

World biggest cruiser

1018 ft long.

Panasonic announces first 3CCD AVCHD movie camera

7 hours of HDTV movie shooting on single 8GB SDHC card.

Friday, June 20, 2008

eBay, Amazon, Google, and All Credit Card Companies data bases belong to US

Senate Housing Bill Requires eBay, Amazon, Google, and All Credit Card Companies to Report Transactions to the Government.

Baby turns 60

"The only mathematical operator the Baby could do was subtraction," says Tootill. But it was possible to carry out an addition using two subtractions and later on they later enabled Baby to perform multiplication.

Baby's RAM was based on cathode ray tubes similar to those used in radar screens. A single tube could store 2048 bits of digital information, or 256 bytes. However, Baby only had a total of 1024 bits (128 bytes) of functional memory.

Baby turns 60

"The only mathematical operator the Baby could do was subtraction," says Tootill. But it was possible to carry out an addition using two subtractions and later on they later enabled Baby to perform multiplication.

Baby's RAM was based on cathode ray tubes similar to those used in radar screens. A single tube could store 2048 bits of digital information, or 256 bytes. However, Baby only had a total of 1024 bits (128 bytes) of functional memory.

VLSI 2008 conference: 4M gates per mm2 in 32nm

This cryptic message above means 4million logic gates per mm squared. Mutiply it with say 6 transistors per gate gives some 25M logic transistors per mm2. Though area eating trend belongs to wires not transistors. Say up to 2010. Then we will simply run out of avaliable 2D unit space. What is the next? Add another dimension for improvements.

Blade consortium backed by IBM, Intel predicts the future

Virtual blades are the future.
Water cooled.
Thing seems become hot.

Big Brother is Democrat

Democracy is Tyranny.
Snooping is Freedom.

George Orwell, 1984

"Whatever gloss might be put on it, the so-called 'compromise' on immunity is anything but: the current proposal is the exact same blanket immunity that the Senate passed in February and that the House rejected in March, only with a few new bells and whistles so that political spinsters can claim that it actually provides meaningful court review," said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston. "We call on all members of Congress to reject this sham compromise and maintain the rule of law, rather than deprive the millions of ordinary Americans whose privacy rights were violated of their day in court."

Thursday, June 19, 2008

MOSAD "secures" the most sensitive US computers

American Free Press has previously revealed that scores of "security software" companies ­ spawned and funded by the Mossad, the Israeli military intelligence agency ­ have proliferated in the United States. The "security" software products of many of these usually short-lived Israeli-run companies have been integrated into the computer products which are provided to the U.S. government by leading suppliers such as Unisys.

Unisys integrated Israeli security software, provided by the Israel-based Check Point Software Technologies and Eurekify, into its own software, so that Israeli software, written by Mossad-linked companies, now "secures" the most sensitive computers in the U.S. government and commercial sector.

1,000 embedded devices per person by 2015

Seems Moore law still works. Though in a slightly different form.

"Today there are about 150 embedded microprocessors around the home in various appliances, media players and other consumer electronic devices, plus there are another 40 or 50 in your car, which shows that there are already many more embedded processors than PCs," said Su. "We see that trend accelerating, and we predict that there will be over 1,000 embedded devices per person by 2015. Our goal is to be the global leader in these embedded solutions — from sensors to processors."

1000 computers to make your life easier? Well, what will happen with you in evolutionary sense?You will inevitably evolve towards a complete stupid. Because you will get a help from smarter than you are for everything you might need.

The Tiger Effect on Internet availability

It turns out that the U.S. Open played at Torrey Pines yesterday
generated one of the larger Internet-wide flash crowds this
year. Traffic dipped and peaked corresponding to Tiger’s initial
misses and subsequent spectacular comeback as millions
of office bound fans tuned in to the live NBC and ESPN coverage.

BADHARDWARE: Internet is dying, if it is dependable of golfers. What if many of them boost online?

TOP 500 list

United States
Roadrunner - BladeCenter QS22/LS21 Cluster, PowerXCell 8i 3.2 Ghz / Opteron DC 1.8 GHz , Voltaire Infiniband
United States
BlueGene/L - eServer Blue Gene Solution
3Argonne National Laboratory
United States
Blue Gene/P Solution
4Texas Advanced Computing Center/Univ. of Texas
United States
Ranger - SunBlade x6420, Opteron Quad 2Ghz, Infiniband
Sun Microsystems
5Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States
Jaguar - Cray XT4 QuadCore 2.1 GHz
Cray Inc.
6Forschungszentrum Juelich (FZJ)
JUGENE - Blue Gene/P Solution
7New Mexico Computing Applications Center (NMCAC)
United States
Encanto - SGI Altix ICE 8200, Xeon quad core 3.0 GHz
8Computational Research Laboratories, TATA SONS
EKA - Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c, Xeon 53xx 3GHz, Infiniband
Blue Gene/P Solution
10Total Exploration Production
SGI Altix ICE 8200EX, Xeon quad core 3.0 GHz

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Big Brother is learning Swedish

Secretly, of course.
To snoop on all traffic crossing the Swedish border. E-mail, fax, telephone, web, SMS, etc. 24/7 without any requirement to obtain a court order.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Boeing's Dreamliner dream

After unfulfilled delivery target, still looks like an unfinished dream, isn't it?
Consequently, will Boeing's shares nose dive?

Computer engineer held for sending obscene messages

The Kothrud police have arrested a computer engineer for allegedly sending obscene messages through internet to a 22-year-old girl and her father, staying in his neighbourhood.

Badhardware: But, how police found him? Using Big Brother techniques !.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Visual cortex of brain at Petaflops level

It has been waiting in the wings Petaflops level of supercomputing.
For 1B neurons simulation.
100 Pflops are adequate for 100B neurons, the whole human brain!
In the year 2016.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Moon rakers !

See the video.
Please note drive by wire joysticks above , computer controlled. What the hell OS was used for?
Any idea? Moon Vista TM, a special Moon edition? No, no chance. Vista licence applies only to Earth.
We might see public presentation , the next year at Moon landing 40th anniversary?
Together with 40 years of James Bond film the same named.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Notebooks sell surpassed desktops' in 2007

Water cooled Phenom overclocked at 3,7 Ghz

The Sun is Dead

Well, not that Sun. And global warming issue would be solved for the next 50 years?

One of the best known examples of such an event is the Younger Dryas cooling, which occurred about 12,000 years ago, named after the arctic wildflower found in northern European sediments. This event began and ended rather abruptly, and for its entire 1000 year duration the North Atlantic region was about 5°C colder.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Russian computing revival

Microprocessor Elbrus-PF, projected 2011. 65 nm technology, 8 cores VLIW/EPIC processor. With the transition to 45 nm technology, this processor will be a clock frequency of 2 GHz, and a performance of 8 Tflops. This processor will be used to build supercomputer with PFLOPS performance.

Larrabee who? Try it in 65nm implementation when it consumes 300W.
Petaflops in a rack by 2011? 10 Pflops with 10 racks. Seems we will see Russian revival in military too.
EU is not interested in high performance computing, USA are weak in economics and who the hell is left?

Holy smokes !

TOKYO, June 10 (AFP) Jun 10, 2008
Japan's NEC Corp. said Tuesday it is offering to repair some of its laptop computers for free because they could start emitting smoke and a smell resembling melting plastic, the company said.

The voluntary recall affects up to about 970,000 Lavie and VersaPro computers made between 2003 and 2006, said NEC spokeswoman Mari Takahashi.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

No more dual core !




Pre - Production

Order Available

Athlon X2 6050B


May, 08



Phenom FX - 9x

Agena FX




Phenom FX - 8x

Agena FX




Source : MB Manufacturers , Compiled by HKEPC Hardware , Jun 2008

First Petaflops supercomputer runs using 7K AMD's dual-core Opterons

The system has almost 7,000 dual-core Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Opteron processors and almost 13,000 Cell processors.

Finally, a truth on bad hardware. It doesn't run on hyper marketed Xeons at all.

X86 turns 30

"X86" refers to the set of machine language instructions that certain microprocessors from Intel and a few other companies execute. It essentially defines the vocabulary and usage rules for the chip. X86 processors -- from the 8086 through the 80186, 80286, 80386, 80486 and various Pentium models, right down to today's multicore chips and processors for mobile applications -- have over time incorporated a growing x86 instruction set, but each has offered backward compatibility with earlier members of the family.

Monday, June 09, 2008

The Roadrunner is the first running by Petaflops milestone

An American military supercomputer, assembled from components originally designed for video game machines, has reached a long-sought-after computing milestone by processing more than 1.026 quadrillion calculations per second.

The Roadrunner is based on a radical design that includes 12,960 chips that are an improved version of an I.B.M. Cell microprocessor, a parallel processing chip originally created for Sony’s PlayStation 3 video-game machine. The Sony chips are used as accelerators, or turbochargers, for portions of calculations.

The Roadrunner also includes a smaller number of more conventional Opteron processors, made by Advanced Micro Devices, which are already widely used in corporate servers.
The first teraflops computer has been ran by 9298 Intel Pentium 2 Xeon processors in 1997. Now, Intel shows that power in a single Larrabee chip, that obviously shows trend of miniaturisation of supercomputers into the chips, revealing at the same time their internal complexity.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Via Isaiah cracks Atom

It gives more performance for the same power used. Cold fusion is the name of the trick?
Atom disintagrates itself at HD 720p play.
Beside, rest of the Intel system is not based on low power technology, thus nuclear core melting is not excluded.

Phenom core at 2.5 ghz consumes 35W TDP

Quad core 140W TDP.
3 cores might consume 105W at your PC monster. It can thus easily go up to 3Ghz in 45nm.

Friday, June 06, 2008

BAD HARDWARE's 1000th post !

Links on hardware used.

8.9 inch Gigabyte mini laptop

160GB hard disk, Atom 1,6Ghz , touchpad screen 1280x768, 1GB DRAM

Extreme programming at Mars

You have to build 20 to 30 sequences and each can have 50 lines of code in it. And they have a lot of interplay between different instruments, so you have to make sure the sequences are not just working, but working together.

"Building the sequences is an extreme programming challenge every single day," he added.

And the developers, who used the C programming language to build their own software for a Linux operating system, are expected to be dealing with such extreme programming for about three months.

Phenom's turbo switch

AMD has pulled a rabbit out of its hat to increase the performance of its existing Phenom triple-core (8000-series) and quad-core (9000-series) processors. Six “hidden pins” on the processors and chipsets are the secret, which, our sources told us, will enable simple overclocking through the southbridge – and accelerate the current processors on demand.

The actual overclocking is done either through the BIOS, a utility, or simply by pressing a physical button on certain motherboards. The release date of this technology is unknown, but we know that it will be available in time for the 790GX launch.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Google ties with NASA in the next 90 years !?

Google will be able to exercise three 10-year options when the 40-year lease ends, while Nasa and Google will have joint say over two further 10-year extensions, giving the deal a possible length of 90 years in total.

"This long-term agreement is a key component of Google's strategy for continued growth in Silicon Valley," said David Radcliffe, vice president of real estate and workplace services at Google.

BAD HARDWARE: Cheers. But, do you see poor Microsoft somewhere in the next 90 years_?

How to hide your PC from Vista

Microsoft's public statement seems to leave no wiggle room. It reads, "Windows XP will no longer be available for purchase from Microsoft for general retail and OEM partners as of June 30, 2008."

But that simple statement hides plenty of loopholes. First, retailers and PC makers can still sell the Windows XP software, and Windows XP PCs, after that date, as long as they purchased the products before June 30. If a retailer stocked up on copies of XP before June 30, it can sell XP for as long as those supplies hold out. The same holds true for PC manufacturers.

An even bigger loophole--something called downgrade rights--will allow people to get Windows XP on new PCs, even after computer makers' stock of Windows XP licenses runs out. An OEM such as Dell can sell you a PC that starts out with Vista Business or Vista Ultimate on it, and then downgrade the operating system to Windows XP Professional before shipping the machine out to you. In the box, you will receive discs for Vista, XP, Vista drivers, and XP drivers. That way, if you decide you'd prefer Vista, you can use the installation disc and drivers to upgrade to that OS.

HP also offers a downgrade option on its business desktops, notebooks, and workstations, and will continue to do so until at least July 30, 2009, says a company spokesperson. As with Dell PCs, when someone buys a system, it will have XP Pro installed, and will come with discs for both XP and Vista.

Thus for XP lovers, mid 2009 is the last chance. For some mini laptops even 2010 might be the last year.
Then they might switch directly to Windows 7.
Looka ma, no Vista!

Intel hit with massive antitrust fine ! ! !

The Korea Fair Trade Commission has fined Intel around £13m for antitrust violations.
Korea is significantly smaller than EU. The question now is not would EU fine Intel by the end of this year too, but only how much.

Space Station Toilet Is Working Again

The troublesome toilet aboard the International Space Station appears to be working again, thanks to a replacement pump taken to the station by the shuttle Discovery.

BAD HARDWARE: I like this NYT headline. I can imagine astronauts relief, after being under constant pressure for some two weeks..

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Cray is building systems that have hundreds of thousands of AMD processors

Later this year, the Cray XT5 system will ship with Barcelona processors, and Cray is building systems that have hundreds of thousands of AMD processors, he said. The XT5 with Barcelona is best for applications that require additional memory or perform more computing functions rather than communications, Ungaro said.

Which one choice is smarter in this quad core candy above?

US IP traffic projection

100 Exabytes per month by 2015? Seems a lot of downloads. :)

Intel's Larrabee at 300W TDP

Well, that will require the cooler.
Or 32nm implementation that will pull power consumption down.
Provided 30% lower power consumption will suffice for ordinary cooling methods, thus expect Larrabee in 2010 time frame. Not earlier.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Hacking Tool used against its creator !

Take H D Moore, the creator of Metasploit Framework -- a widely-used open-source tool which hackers and developers alike use to find vulnerabilities in remote servers.

Monday morning, was temporarily hijacked using an attack on the local area network of Metasploit's hosting provider. Using what is technically known as ARP spoofing, the attacker was able to intercept visitors to, and instead serve them up a page saying the site had been "hacked by sunwear ! just for fun. Users were then redirected to a Chinese forum with an image of the hack.

2.5 inch HD at 1.5 TB storage size by 2012

Seems that 2.5 inch disks will finally prevail 3.5 inch ones.

We expect Intel to be convicted by the end of this year !

After long EU based antitrust investigation.
AMD legal eagle gives an interview. Alas, in German language only.

All in all, I would say Intel has thwarted our hopes.
Thus, for making commercial success only illegal ways left to Intel .

Monday, June 02, 2008

Phenom 9950 at 2.6 Ghz consumes 140W

Seems too much of power consumption. Thus, lets wait its implementation in 45nm in H2 this year.

Gigabyte release today some BIOS updates, one of those is the F6 BIOS version for the GA-MA790FX-DS5.
The only change is the support of the still not announced Phenom X4 9950! The processor is unfortunately not yet in the "CPU Support List" with some details about clock and TDP, but 2.6 or 2.66 GHz and a TDP of 140 W are preparing to.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

The first inter planetary hack ever !

Hacker broke into the mission's public Web site and managed to change the lead story.
The first interplanetary hack ! Cheers.

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