Saturday, February 28, 2009

Watch out AMD's Husky at Cebit

Nano car with 4 dors for $2000. i7 4 core competitor?

We like this car,
Jean Todt, CEO, Ferrari

More about.

Friday, February 27, 2009

All Windows 7 changes

Seems not too much.

The US economy imploded in Q4

The Commerce Department said gross domestic product, which measures the total output of goods and services within U.S. borders, shrank at a revised annual rate of 6.2 percent in the October-December quarter

Business investment fell at a 21.1 percent rate, the largest drop since 1975, from a previously estimated 19.1 percent. Residential investment fell 22.2 percent in the fourth quarter.

Democracy spreads: No more war coffins ban

The Pentagon will lift its ban on media coverage of the flag-draped coffins of war victims arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.

Bad Hardware: After this lift the future is obviously in robotized invasions. Great news for hardware industry.

Dell Income Drops 48% as It Seeks to Cut Costs

On Thursday, Dell reported that net income for the fourth quarter, ended Jan. 30, fell 48 percent, to $351 million from $679 million reported in the fourth quarter of the prior year.

WWIII: Obama would shoot down North Korea satellite ?

North Korea announced earlier this week that it was preparing to shoot a communication satellite into orbit as part of it space program. The U.S., South Korea and other neighboring countries believe the launch may be a cover for a missile test-fire, saying the action would trigger international sanctions.

Bad Hardware: Hmmm, China is big US trade partner. Will that shoot down be a shot in a China US relations, being China is N. Korea ally? Recently Iran launched a satellite. Is it theirs the last one?
How Iran would respond to that? What will happen with oil prices after that?

Oh, by the way, how the US military will shoot it down?
Using airborne laser weapon.

24x DVD

Sony’s new burner can write to DVD-R and DVD+R media at 24x speeds, translating into a maximum data transfer speed of 31.68 MB/s. Sony remained mum on the rotation speed, but we know that recent 22x burners are exceeding speeds of 12,000 RPM.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Global chip market to fall 24 percent in 2009 !

Global semiconductor revenue, hit by the economic downturn, is expected to fall 24 percent to $194.5 billion in 2009, according to research firm Gartner, in a marked worsening from its December outlook.

"After the 2001 recession, in which semiconductor sales plummeted by a record 32.5 percent, semiconductor sales took about four years to get back to 2000 levels."

Bad Hardware: Back to the 2008 level production only in the year 2012?
Let me calculate fast: 2000= 2004 then 4 years of rise and then nothing better until 2012.
Wow. Only 4 years of rise in 12 years, for the most perspective industry of the past century.

Obama's $140 million for something called 'volcano monitoring.

Vehement discussion immediately erupts.
What is the use of free Google's maps then ?.
Bush's bad heritage will continue until 2011. !

Silicon Valley recruiters can't recruit themselves

It is hard to think of any job-hunting skills that Alexis Lovell lacks. As a recruiter for Silicon Valley technology companies, and before that, for retailers, she has advised job candidates on résumé preparation, personal presentation and interview skills for the last eight years. Networking strategies and trolling social networks and online job sites are the tools of her trade.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blue ray boom

Ramping fast.
Its future seems rosy -blueish.

Gmail failed

Today and completely.
"We're aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a number of users. This problem occurred at approximately 1.30AM Pacific Time. We're working hard to resolve this problem and will post updates as we have them. We apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused."

Gmail latest: I am back again!
Here is the explanation:
"Google had been testing new code designed to keep data geographically closer to its owner, which brought about disruption when maintenance in one datacentre caused another facility to be overloaded. This had a cascade effect, according to Google, and it took the company an hour to get it back under control."

Monday, February 23, 2009

Recession: Slumping advertising revenues

Newspapers share destiny of economy

Friday, February 20, 2009

Google Crawler updates now take minutes compared to months in 1999

Thus you will be indexed fast. Pretty fast.
Jeff gave several other examples of how Google has grown from 1999 to 2009. They have x1000 the number of queries now. However, they have up x1000 the processing power used too.

BAD HARDWARE: In the next 10 years 1000 times more queries and 1000 times more global warming than now. Right? By the way did globar warming noticed together with Google's rise starting 10 years ago?

There is no clear indication of how to take advantage of the Larrabee

He also noted that it's unclear at this time which tools will be available to develop for Larrabee and that Adobe does not know what "costs" will be involved to take advantage of the GPU.

SSD access speed slowdown

OK, lets test it after being heavily fragmented. Still no support for defragmentation ?. Here
Of course, Intel denies.
"In general, when a PC's drive (SSD or HDD) is full, there will be some reduction in system performance, however the performance reduction reported by PC Perspective is higher than we generally expect, which is why we are looking into the methodology."

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dammit I’m mad !

Advanced Micro Devices shareholders approved a plan to spin off the chip maker's manufacturing plants as part of an investment of as much as $8.4 billion from the Abu Dhabi government. AMD will offer 58 million new shares and issue warrants for another 35 million shares, which will be sold to Mubadala Development, an investment arm of the Abu Dhabi government.

The cash infusion would be a lifeline for AMD, which analysts expect to report its fourth annual loss this year. Under the terms of the deal, Abu Dhabi will also buy a stake in a new company that will own two AMD plants in Germany and build another in New York.

Before this approval AMD shares dropped 8.1%.
Now they should only rise. In reverse:
Dammit I’m mad !

Phenom X3 at 4.2 Ghz
Just in case, because AMD actually don't want clock race with Intel.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Year 1909: When the USA trusted in God

Abraham Lincoln's penny has been around since 1909, when it was inaugurated with several firsts. It was the first U.S. coin to include the words "In God We Trust", and the first to include a portrait.

Today it is hard to believe to those words " In God We Trust" engraved on US money after exploding US state debts. Not secured by trust in God, nor covered by Go(l)d bars.

First HD projector ever by Canon

It is the world’s first 0.71 inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) LCOS panel of its size to achieve such a resolution, has near silent operation and the ability to display Full HD (1080p) video – suitable for business professionals.

In the front projection screen market widely adopted in home theaters, Full HD 1080p will become the mainstream resolution specification in 2009, says Taiwan-based DLP projector maker Optoma.

According to research by Pacific Media Associates, worldwide shipments of Full HD projectors are expected to reach 200,000 units this year, up from 167,900 units in 2008. In addition, Optoma expects Full HD shipments to grow by 40 percent this year compared to the 9,986 Full HD projectors it shipped in 2008.

By 2011, worldwide Full HD front projector shipments are estimated to have staggering growth to about 5,154,000 units.

On another note, it will be interesting to see when 120Hz refresh rates become mainstream in this market as well.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Someone stole $50B in Iraq !!


70% of Americans want to see Bush impeached. Obama interested.
The economic meltdown – likely the worst since the Great Depression – demands immediate and intense attention. But the economy is not the only thing that melted down during the Bush years. Core American values melted down as well, and require equally urgent attention from this new administration.

Calisto surprise: 7MB Cache Dual Core

The CPU, codenamed Callisto, is a 45nm dual-core with 1MB L2 and a massive 6MB of L3 cache.

Duct tape and bailing wire Internet

One Broken Router Takes Out Half the Internet?

US military power shrinks

To Guam.
The framework of the transfer had already been agreed on in 2006, but several major points remain to be worked out, including the location of a base to replace Okinawa's Futenma air station, a major hub for the Marines there.

Japan agreed to give Washington $2.8 billion for the transfer costs, though its contribution is expected to go higher.OMG, decay of the former USSR began with state debt and army translations back to home.

The reality is that the United States of America is a total financial disaster.

The reality is that the only way that the government can "bailout" anyone or pay for any "stimulus" bill is to borrow.

Federal obligations exceed world GDP

American public is largely unaware that the true deficit of the federal government already is measured in trillions of dollars, and in fact its $65.5 trillion in total obligations exceeds the gross domestic product of the world.
Obama will reverse the trend? Hardly.

Dark side of Windows 7

"A few days' testing of Windows 7 has already disclosed some draconian DRM, some of it unrelated to media files. A legitimate copy of Photoshop CS4 stopped functioning after we clobbered a nagging registration screen by replacing a DLL with a hacked version. With regard to media files, the days of capturing an audio program on your PC seem to be over (if the program originated on that PC). The inputs of your sound card are severely degraded in software if the card is also playing an audio program (tested here with Grooveshark). This may be the tip of the iceberg. Being in bed with the RIAA is bad enough, but locking your own files away from you is a tactic so outrageous it may kill the OS for many persons. Many users will not want to experiment with a second sound card or computer just to record from online sources, or boot up under a Linux that supports ntfs-3g just to control their files."

BAD HARDWARE comment: My slide to DVD burning program makes presentations too with some sound glitches under the Win 7. Stay tuned. I will try the same on my XP. This could hardly ruin Win 7 reputation.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Nuke subs collide !

After recent collides high up, we have now collides deep below. Our planet seems became too small.
How the hell that is possible, after all those installed listening devices?
The submarines are equipped with sonar to detect other vessels nearby but our correspondent said it might be the case that the anti-sonar devices, meant to hide the submarines from enemies, were "too effective". From the both sides simultaneously!.The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament described the collision as "a nuclear nightmare of the highest order".

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Our Solar system is unique in Space, our planet is unique in Solar system

And we are overheating it over all predictions.
What to say, intentional self destruction.
Alas, Our plant gave birth to unique Space idiots too.
'To continue business as usual will probably kill most of us during the century,' says Prof James Lovelock"

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Mid East dark star: Dubai in collapse

Now, like many of the foreign workers who make up 90 percent of the population here, she has been laid off and faces the prospect of being forced to leave this Persian Gulf city — or worse.
It is clear that tens of thousands have left, real estate prices have crashed and scores of Dubai’s major construction projects have been suspended or canceled. One report said 3,000 cars were sitting abandoned at the Dubai Airport. Last month, local newspapers reported that Dubai was canceling 1,500 work visas every day, citing unnamed government officials.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Intel's future 32nm production in yield troubles !

Even $7B couldn't solve the problem.
What the hell is Intel's trouble? As Bad Hardware noted, Intel's leakage solution below 45nm is .. literally fragile.
That means only 2 cores products will be made in 32nm. 8 cores Nehalem production in 32nm?
Hay, don't be ridiculous. :)

Samsung: 7 inch USB display

Add some touch sensitive hardware at Win 7. Than you can have touch controlled basic computing at your desktop at low power.

Dell updates Multi-Touch Windows 7 capable Tablet

Building on the industry's first tablet PC with multi-touch screen capabilities, Dell updates their Latitude convertible tablet with the new XT2, designed to enhance security, increase performance and extend battery life.

Wanted dead or alive: Conficker worm bad guys

Microsoft awards $250K.

With Global Effort, a New Type of Worm Is Slowed

Intel's cable TV provider filed bankruptcy

No one liked to pay for Itanium and Nehalem commercials?

Renaissance: AMD share of motherboard channel market back to 30% in 1H09

With AMD's new 45nm Phenom II processor boosting demand for the AMD platform, motherboard makers expect AMD's share of the motherboard channel market will go back up to 30% in the first half of 2009.

BAD HARDWARE: Pretty bad that AMD screwed up with Barcelona. Today it would be much better.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

AMD Phenom II rap

"Mother (board) fucker DDR3-1333 Configurations with Two DIMMs per Channel May Experience Unreliable Operation, Ya -Yo"

AMD recommends to switch to DDR3-1066. A newer stepping of the CPU shall resolve the problem.

Intel improves avanlanche photodetector for 100 Gbps optical links in 2-3 years

At the gain factor of 10.
Rule of the thumb imposes that these optical links will be used for shorter distances. Long distance optical links will still stay based on 10Ghz channels.
On the other distance side Intel is developing optical chip-to-chip interconnects up to 1TB (with multiple channels). Electrical interconnects would require increases in circuit complexity and costlier materials in order to meet this requirement, according to the ISSCC conservative paper:

28.1 Optical I/O Technology in Tera-Scale Computing
1:30 PM
I. Young, E. Mohammed, J. Liao, A. Kern, S. Palermo, B. Block, M. Reshotko, P. Chang
Intel, Hillsboro, OR
An optical I/O architecture with 90nm CMOS circuits, 1×12 VCSEL/detector arrays and
polymer waveguides achieves packaged 10Gb/s/channel at 11pJ/b, while a pre-emphasis
TX enables potential 18Gb/s at 9.6pJ/b link efficiency. Increased optical CMOS I/O
integration with ring resonator modulators and Ge detectors projects to near 1pJ/b with
current 20Gb/s performance

Space junk

Space industry has the garbage like all the industries. Right?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The US unrecoverable credits are actually bigger than $ 2000B !

U.S. offers $2 trillion bank plan but stocks slump

That is actuallty the unrecoverable consequence of the Iraqi success. Delivered only now.
Seems that USa citizens will pay huge bill for the long term securing Israel borders.
Weird, isn't it?.
In a span of 2 hours, $550 billion was drawn out of money market accounts in an electronic run on the banks.

If they had not done that their estimation was that by two o'clock that afternoon, $5.5 trillion would have been drawn out of the money market system of the United States, would have collapsed the entire economy of the United States, and within 24 hours the world economy would have collapsed.
So much about long term security of your money in the banks. Oh, not to forget ever:
13 Things Your Bank Won't Tell You

Dramatic fall of China

We should expect dramatic fall of computer exports from China this year.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown last week described “a retreat into protectionism” as the biggest danger facing the world economy.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

After Iran launched satellite, Intel stopped further investments in Israel

Intel invests $7B in US manufacturing

Without words: Intel launches new winning horse processors

Consequently, Intel Cans IDF Taipei This Year

Monday, February 09, 2009

AMD's new Phenom II chips take on Intel

New Models include:

The man who fucked up Vista sang

Brace yourself for weirdness: Our buddy Todd at TechFlash unearthed a guitar-drenched musical extravaganza by Jim Allchin, the former Windows chief who many think mismanaged Vista into the ground.

Random calculations

S’pore-US team invent 200x-better microchip

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Intel's Playstation 4: Lords of the Rings engine !

Eh, when life teach you nothing
It's utterly nonsense, and is quite possibly the best work of fiction I've read, since Lord of the Rings.

The Inquirer be aware of shoes !

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Perfect storm: After huge demand for Core i7 in China, Intel closes yet another fab

Finally, a truth on great hardware

Intel last month announced plans to close facilities in Malaysia, the Philippines and the United States. Those moves were expected to affect between 5,000 and 6,000 employees worldwide, the company said.
"Moving operations from Shanghai, a high-cost city, to a cheaper place like Sichuan might be an effective way to cope with the financial crisis," he said.

BAD HARDWARE: Holy grasshopper! I believed China was cheap to Intel manufacturing.
Seems that now Santa Clara is cheaper than Shanghai?
Well, that is called the new world order.

Cheney Predicts ‘Probability’ of Attack

Splendid isolation. Our country is inherently safe only when nobody and nothing come in, fueling that way unstoppable recession !.
By the way, why there is no terror attacks in China? Much easier to do, right? Well, seems that
terrorist have sense of reason too. They attacks only those who attacks people in Mid East.
Right? Stop attack there, talk and there will not be more attacks. Right?
Bu,t we didn't want to talk with the terrorists, right?. Well, that is classical catch 22. President Obama decided to brake it.
That is actually why Cheney immediately warns

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Panasonic to close 27 fabs !

Intel's record is not valid any more.

Mobile phone explodes in China, kills man

It's being reported that a man has died after putting a new battery in his phone. After the initial charging, he put the phone in his pocket and shortly thereafter it exploded, killing him.

BAD HARDWARE: This is the ninth such explosion reported since 2002 only in China. We all know for robot killers,but what the hell is this?
OMG. One dead each year on average. And who says that the mobiles are harmless?.
Really, Mobile Phones Could Explode Under Extreme Hot Weather
I hope we all learn from this lesson and DON’T leave our mobile phones during summer time inside our cars.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

IBM working on 20 petaflop computer !

If if weren’t for nuclear weapons, we wouldn’t have superfast supercomputers, would we? Now, thanks to the Energy Dept. and IBM, the latest supercomputer will run at an astounding 20 petaflops (20 trillion calculations per second.) This machine, Sequoia, is slated to boot up in 2012 at Lawrence Livermore.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Hitachi loses $7.8B

Finally, a truth on bad hardware

This year the situation surrounding corporate earnings in Japan has continued to deteriorate every day and that has been worse than market expectations.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Core i7 moves out from bugged C0 stepping

Finally, a truth on bad hardware.

Hundreds of US financial companies are bail out users

I thought it was only a few. Seems we have complete US financial crash.
Seems it began with fall of Trade centers. Mr. Bush made it.

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