Tuesday, March 31, 2009

War for Space Toilet as the strategic resink

The International Space Station, once a place where astronauts would share food and facilities, is said to be embroiled in a Cold War-like stand-off after a Russian cosmonaut complained he is no longer allowed to use a US toilet or the US gym machine.

The geese that laid the golden eggs but never cackled

But this is the inside of the Turing Bombe, the part-electronic, part-mechanical code-breaking machine and forerunner of the modern computer, which cracked 3,000 messages a day sent on Nazi Enigma machines during the Second World War.

Thomas noticed poor hyperthreading

Ooops, hyperthreading is not scaling very well, in the web server tests, too bad.

AMD Istambul is going to kick Intel ass,intel nehalem haxacore will have to wait to 32nm

Thanks to Thomas from vr-zone.com for the notice above.

Western internet censorship: The beginning of the end

Over the last two years, Wikileaks has exposed detailed secret government censorship lists or plans for over eight countries, including Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, and Germany.

Although Wikileaks' main site has been censored by the Chinese Public Security Bureau since early 2007, last week saw the site placed onto a secret list of sites "forbidden" by the Australian Media and Communications Authority, or ACMA.

The pro-censorship governments exposed by Wikileaks can be divided into three broad categories:

  1. Countries with a mandatory censorship system in place: Thailand, the UAE, and Lebanon (films).
  2. Countries proposing a mandatory censorship system: Australia and Germany.
  3. Countries in which the internet censorship system is an unregulated agreement between several large ISPs and the police: Norway, Denmark and Finland.

Australia and Germany are the only liberal democracies proposing a mandatory internet censorship regime.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Pentagon monitors even people from the dirigable

The giant dirigible would use radar to closely and constantly monitor activity on the ground from 65,000 feet.

Reporting from Washington -- The Pentagon said Thursday that it intends to spend $400 million to develop a giant dirigible that will float 65,000 feet above the Earth for 10 years, providing unblinking and intricate radar surveillance of the vehicles, planes and even people below.

Needless to say , it is of course democratic monitoring.

Deja vue

Mr P, an 80-year-old Polish émigré and former engineer, knew he had memory problems, but it was his wife who described it as a permanent sense of déjà vu. He refused to watch TV or read a newspaper, as he claimed to have seen everything before. When he went out walking he said the same birds sang in the same trees and the same cars drove past at the same time every day. His doctor said he should see a memory specialist, but Mr P refused. He was convinced that he had already been.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

All US capital is rotten !

The U.S. banking system could face more than $1 trillion of writedowns and losses. By some estimates, that amount is roughly equal to the capital in the system.
If all capital in the system is writedown what will left for circulation? That sum os dollars printing machine will produce. Scary inflation scenario. And don't forget dollar is World's currency.
Deja vue in Germany?

Big Brother-style spying is now a reality

The spying network they found possessed remarkable "Big Brother-style" capabilities, allowing it, among other things, to turn on the camera and audio-recording functions of infected computers for potential in-room monitoring, the report said.

3GB or 6GB or 12GB of my memory ?

6 GB.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Moon Mission 2015 is kind of earlier efforts hybrid

High risk crew launch is now separated from the load launch. Due to sophisticated remote control. And that is the only new thing. Mars? Why? Tehnology will make it obsolete until then. Then, why man on Moon? Who knows. Why wars, but they are always with us like the shadows.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

China military power on rise

China is expanding its military capabilities at high speed, and no one knows what they are going to do with them, a new Pentagon report warned.

Mid East, is a bad assume? Or as a device to quickly take back its huge US based bonds by military power. China's leaders are ready to make the 21st century their own.

If I read well the Red will win in the end?

US tent economy blossoms

Shanty towns and tent cities are popping up across the country as the U.S. economy worsens, but, The New York Times reports, they are not just emerging in big urban areas, but also in smaller towns.

3D web applications

Khronos Launches Initiative to Create Open Royalty Free Standard for Accelerated 3D on the Web

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Flash vulnerabilities sniffer

Simply, point HP SWFScan at the SWF file for any Flash application and it will:

Not an April's Fools: No more dollar as the world's currency ?

In an essay published Monday, the head of China's central bank proposed a plan to displace the American dollar as the world's standard and replace it with a global reserve currency operated from the International Monetary Fund.
"Calling the use of the dollar as the world's benchmark currency 'a rare special case in history,' Zhou urged the 'creative reform of the existing international monetary system towards an international reserve currency.' Zhou said the reserve currency, managed by the IMF, should be 'disconnected from individual nations and is able to remain stable in the long run.'"

The IMF would operate such a currency via its "Special Drawing Right," created in 1969 with "the potential to act as a super-sovereign reserve currency," reported Times Online.
In remarks earlier Monday, one of Mr. Zhou's deputies, Hu Xiaolian, also said that the dollar's dominant position in international trade and investment is unlikely to change in the near future.

Monday, March 23, 2009

How to mitigate Adobe PDF malware attacks

How to mitigate Adobe PDF malware attacks.

Researchers unveil persistent BIOS attack methods

Apply all of the browser, application and OS patches you want, your machine still can be completely and silently compromised at the lowest level--without the use of any vulnerability.
We can put the code wherever we want. Future goal is virtualized Rootkit.
mODEM, etHERNET, VGA and hard disk hijacking.
Injector is a 100 line Pyton script !.

AMD's spin off starts new Phenom fab

Company board commits to the $4.2B computer chip factory, a move needed for a $1.2B state incentive package.
Once those are obtained, GlobalFoundries is expecting to start construction this summer, with full-scale manufacturing starting in 2012.

How many GHz is your brain?

Smart People Really Do Think Faster

Sunday, March 22, 2009

iChip : Introspective control systems for on-chip managing

My job is lost after the post !

1. Dude gets job with Cisco.
2. Dude posts less than enthused opinion about the Cisco job on Twitter (actually naming Cisco as his new employer).
3. Cisco employee on Twitter spots the post and promptly responds.
4. Dude blocks his Twitter updates (hides them from public view)… but it’s too late. The damage is done, and he probably spends most of the day wondering if Cisco will now rethink its job offer.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Conficker April Fools

12 Millions April fools worldwide are ready for Conficker Joker

Thursday, March 19, 2009

666 is the Beast mark: Hiden rootkit in Intel's processors cache mechanism

No software you can run on your operating system would be able to detect this type of exploit once you are powned.
And it is under the full control from Intel's Israel fabs and development centers.

Bad hardware suggest the code number for this stealth surveillance mode: 666.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

(C)Ray tracing breakthrough

LONDON — Caustic Graphics Inc. (San Francisco, Calif.) is a startup company that claims to have made a breakthrough in the hardware acceleration of ray-traced graphics. Caustic said it's first-generation technology will deliver an average 20-fold increase in the speed used to create 3-D imagery for film and video, game development, as well as automotive and consumer product design. The second generation of Caustic's technology, due early in 2010, is expected to gain an additional order of magnitude in performance, offering a 200 times speed-up over current graphics products.

IBM to buy Sun for $7B !

I.B.M. Said to Be in Talks to Buy Sun for $7 Billion
In January, Sun reported a loss of $209 million for the three months ended in December

Space Shuttle got blind passenger !

The bat, seen clinging to the external fuel tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery before its launch on Sunday, apparently clung for dear life to the side of the tank as the spaceship lifted off.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

We are all aliens on Earth !

Long time suspected, now finally proved. Our basic building blocks are from the the outer space. What that fact has in common with Bible's description of life origins? Sadly, nothing. What more: no water, no symmetry breaking needed for life to start.

Some have suggested that polarised starlight preferentially destroyed right-handed amino acids on asteroids. But this alone couldn't explain why the meteorite bias is so strong.

Now Glavin and colleague Jason Dworkin have shown that water amplified the asymmetry.

They studied an amino acid called isovaline in six meteorites that showed evidence of ancient exposure to liquid water for about 1000 to 10,000 years. The longer water persisted in the rock, the stronger its left-handed isovaline bias, the team found.

Ericsson pushes VDSL2 data transfers above 500Mbps

Ericsson has achieved data transfer rates of more than 500Mbps in what it said is the world's first live demonstration of a new VDSL2-based technology.
Vectorised VDSL2 is said to enable extremely high end-to-end transmission rates, improving VDSL2 performance by reducing noise originating from the other copper pairs in the same cable bundle.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Cisco servers?

Will Cisco's Project California Rock the IT Sector?


Exploding iTouch in child's pocket causes 2nd degree burns

Friday, March 13, 2009

Political cyberattacks to militarize the Web

Governments looking to silence critics and stymie opposition have added DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks to their censoring methods, according to a security expert speaking at the Source Boston Security Showcase.

As the use of DDOS for political gains increases, expect the Internet to become more militarized said Jose Nazario, senior security researcher at Arbor Networks, in an address on Wednesday.

Dell layoffs than payoffs

If by September of 2010 they do not have 1700 jobs at Dell, then there is a formula where they have to repay the city those incentives that we’ve paid to them already,” Joines said.

Then, what use of lay off at Dell? Thing became extremely strange.

The US bonds are not quite secure?

China PM expressed concern that massive US deficit spending and near-zero interest rates could erode the value of China's bond holdings.

China is the biggest holder of US government debt and has invested an estimated 70 per cent of its $2 trillion stockpile of foreign exchange reserves, the world's largest, in dollar assets.

"We have lent a massive amount of capital to the United States, and of course we are concerned about the security of our assets," Wen said.

What will happen if China pull out its capital out of the USA, one day? This strange hybrid relationship between the free capitalism and communism seems well, quite unstable if not dead born in the long term. What if Obama's bailout fix fail the next year?

After Ferari's crash

A passenger is injured and the other driver is in jail on charges of DUI. Police say men may have been racing.

Finally: Get rid off Confiker (Downadup) worms


By the way, they launched it too? Seems plausible.

5 inch debris threatened $100B Space Station

Debris misses space station
NASA officials said that the piece of space junk came from an upper-stage rocket that helped launch a U.S. military global positioning satellite in 1993. They described it as a "portion of a spent satellite motor."

Well, this called promising Space exploration

The trash is even worse in the orbit of the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA is still calculating whether it's safe for a shuttle crew to repair Hubble this year. Scientists estimate that there are tens of millions of pieces in orbit, including more than 17,000 bigger than a grapefruit.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

When Google speaks the others should listen

GOOGLE has tweaked it's Grand Central service into a new offering called Google Voice, putting it up against telephone services like Skype.

Asset prices, for both stocks and real estate, must decline to levels appropriate for current circumstances

"Jobs must be lost in the service sector so that labor can be reallocated towards goods production. Asset prices, for both stocks and real estate, must decline to levels appropriate for current circumstances ... By postponing these adjustments we merely assure an even more painful transition in the future."

Democrats to Obama: Hurry up and fix the economy :)

Well, this is called a joke about change we can make.
Oh, by the way
, Japan GDP shrinks 12.1 percent in fourth quarter.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Querty idiots

What's worse, a survey of MySpace user account passwords a year ago found that the most common password was... "password". Closely followed by "123456" and "qwerty".

Guilty !

THE AMERICAN ANTITRUST Institute has taken a crash course in Korean, translating chunks of a 133 page ruling which says Intel abused its market dominance through the use of rebates, bullying customers into choosing its chips over rival AMD's.

EU might fine Intel $850M. Soon.

Any decision by the European Commission would be keenly watched by U.S. regulatory authorities, which have launched a similar investigation into Intel.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

What is the main difference between SSD and HD?

Still not convinced? See this video for more.

More specs on the 100GB SSD: 8-channel controller, improved NAND flash and special drive firmware, reads data sequentially at 230 MB/s and writes sequentially at 180 MB/s, consumes 1.9 watts in active mode (versus 8 to 15 for 15K RPM HDDs) and 0.6 watts in idle mode (versus 1 to 2 watts).

Is Capitalism still working?

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the American economy was in crisis after years of stagflation (Bill Gates was in jail about that time). Mortgage rates were 17%, business loans carried 20% interest rates and productivity had collapsed. On April 21, 1980, Time magazine ran a cover story that asked the question: "Is Capitalism Working?" Today, the crisis that the American economic system faces is greater than that during the darkest days of stagflation. In this opinion piece, George M. Taber, former business editor of Time magazine and author of the 1980 cover story, asks and answers the same question -- 29 years later.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Windows 7 RC Build 7048 x86 (32-bit) download leaked

Here is a short list of changes:
- New Start orb animation
- Alt + Tab now works with Aero Peek
- New icons for Sticky Notes, Paint, and Calculator
- Taskbar improvements have been made to accomodate 24%-39% more icons depending on resolution
- Windows Media Center updates
- No more send feedback buttons in every window
- Windows 7 Professional is there instead of Business
- New wallpaper
- Network and Sharing Center changed

Download is here.

Republicans now realize importance of the digital age technologies

In the Republican Party's ongoing struggle to build an online political machine to rival the formidable new media operation fielded by Barack Obama in 2008, many conservatives pinned their hopes on Cyrus Krohn, the 38-year-old alumnus of Microsoft and Yahoo who was heading up the Republican National Committee's e-campaign efforts.

Born in 1854 in Ripon, Wisconsin, the GOP stood in opposition to the Democrat Party which encouraged the expansion of slavery.
In only six short years, this upstart party captured the White House with the election of Abraham Lincoln.

By the way, Mr. Obama first black President, swore on Lincoln's Bible. !

Bad Hardware moral is: It is not important what party you use for your political goals, but what Bible you swear on about it. Seems that its older tween Democrat party after the 1865 always jumps first out of the (cuckoo) nest.

1989 was only a test for the year 2009: Global economy disaster like in 1929!

By the middle of 2009, world industrial output could be as much as 15% lower than 2008, while trade may record the biggest decline in 80 years, it said.

The sharpest trade losses will be in East Asia, it said, where there are many large exporters.

Hackers update deadly Conficker worm, evade countermeasures

New worm variant disrupts effort to sever comm links to infected PCs

Friday, March 06, 2009

First SDXC card 32 GB.

Pretec's World first SDXC card.
What is use of it?

USA bailout: The insiders raiding the till while there is still money in it.

We are learning what it is like to live in an Orwell novel. Our television screens are filled with people offering choices between idiotic and suicidal option A and idiotic and suicidal option B. We are being told that we must at least partially nationalize our banks, prop up zombie companies, lower interest rates to zero, and pass stimulus packages in order to escape the fate of Japan—which, um, partially nationalized its banks.

F. A. Hayek won the Nobel Prize in 1974 for showing how central bank manipulation of interest rates gives rise to the kind of boom-bust cycle we are experiencing now, and that such phenomena are not caused by the unhampered market.

The worst outcome, which we cannot dismiss out of hand, is a hyperinflationary destruction of the currency or, barring that, the reduction of America to banana-republic conditions.

The dollar’s bust has to come. The printing press will be the regime’s only way out. If this crisis doesn’t do it, the looming entitlement disaster will finish off the dollar. How else are $70 trillion in entitlement liabilities going to be paid for? Floating a few more bonds?

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Intel is reasonably doubtful on AMD's Global Foundries

Paul Otellini, Intel's President and CEO, has publicly questioned AMD's future cost structure, with a prognosis that the "cost plus" contract between AMD and GLOBALFOUNDRIES will inevitably lead to a widening price/performance delta between the two CPU giants.
He stated: "The Mubadala guys will want a return on their investment", referring to Mubadala Development, a sovereign wealth fund also wholly owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Hiring now!

Then, Intel hurried up to realize the same "unreasonable" strategy with TSMC. ATI may use GLOBAL FOUNDRIES 32nm bulk silicon process for its future DirectX 11 parts, but has no plans to discontinue production at its key technology partner TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company).Who will suffer in the end? You dear hardware consumers. :)

NVidia X86:
“I think some time down the road it makes sense to take the same level of integration that we’ve done with Tegra,”
said Nvidia's Hara. “Tegra is by any definition a complete computer on a chip, and the requirements of that market are such that you have to be very low power, very small, but highly efficient. So in that particular state it made a lot of sense to take that approach, and someday it’s going to make sense to take the same approach in the x86 market as well.”

Programmable hardware era

Finally, a truth on programmable hardware

Chip set graphics die out by 2013

PC chip sets with integrated graphics will die out by 2013 as graphics cores merge with x86 processors, according to a new report from Jon Peddie Research (Tiburon, Calif,).

AMD seems quite prepared.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Q1 2009: Yet another 6% shrink of the US economy

Skating death pirouette?

I knew it will happen: Obama accused for the biggest wealth destruction ever

Cramer Vs. White House:
Cramer to White House: Wealth Destruction Is Real.

The stock market right now is a better barometer of Americans’ wealth than the president and his press secretary seem to realize, Cramer said.

Bad Hardware Vs. Cramer:
See here who actually did it and delivered the bill to Obama.

Mr. Bush is that one who made $35000 Billion of national debt during his Presidency.
More than the all US Presidents together, including Mr. Obama.

Intel’s Chief Claims Nvidia Is Not Competitive without Microprocessors.

"If you don’t have a microprocessor, what else do you have to sell? The graphics subsystem for most machines will be subsumed into the microprocessor. So what Nvidia is doing is making an argument to defend the status quo,” said Paul Otellini, president and CEO of Intel.

In February Intel and Nvidia could not reach an agreement under which Nvidia would get a license on Direct Media Interface (DMI) bus from Intel (which effectively bans Nvidia from making core-logic sets for Intel processors with integrated memory controller).
According the chief of Nvidia, technologies like Nvidia Ion (integrated core-logic for Intel Atom and other processors), SLI (multi-GPU rendering), Hybrid power (ability to switch between integrated and discrete graphics core), and CUDA (programming language for GeForce GPUs) threaten Intel’s ability to control the PC platform.

Chip gases produce 23,000 times greater greenhouse effect on the Earth than does CO2.

And someone called computing green industry?

Asteriods threat Earth, while Obama monitors volcanoes

This 50 meter asteroid would not have ended our lives, but could have caused mass destruction.
Well this is called blind leadership.
Actually more like ostrich leadership. However, what the right option is left? NASA is currently on its knees. So that is called a change we can make in practice. Might be sensors everywhere state strategy win in the end.Who knows?. In the outer space too, perhaps. Because compared to asteroids volcanoes seems dangerous like a pimples on a baby face.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Global crash: What preceeded global financial network reset ?

The total US federal debt doubled from 30 000 to 65 000 $ Billion during the Bush second mandate. That is the way how he actually made the US secure: By unsubstantiated financial security means ! $35T belongs to CDO squared !

Current global financial system is in an "undefined state."

After not an individual computer crash, of course, but a computer crash in the sense of Sun Microsystems' erstwhile marketing slogan, "the network is the computer." That is, we have all of these machines in different sectors of the economy, and we've networked all of them together either directly (via an actual network) or indirectly (by using the collective "output" of machines in one sector as input for the machines in another sector), and like any other computer system the whole thing hums along nicely... up until the point when it doesn't.

How the global network actually crashed.

The CDS and CDO markets grew together, feeding on each other. At the end of 2001, there was $920 billion in credit default swaps outstanding. By the end of 2007, that number had skyrocketed to more than $62 trillion. The CDO market, which stood at $275 billion in 2000, grew to $4.7 trillion by 2006.

AMD/ATI launches 40nm product. World's first !

AMD Launches World’s First 40nm Graphics Processors: ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4860 and ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4830

Monday, March 02, 2009

Is WIn 7 Mac killer?

Windows' market share rebounded last month as fewer users ditched Windows XP and more started running Windows 7, an Internet measurement company said today.
In February, Windows XP computers still accounted for 63.7% of all the machines that connected to Net Applications' sites.

Intel has stolen netbook trademark and domain from Psion

Finally, a truth on bad TM.

Well, call me if you know !

Or you have a calculator. Sort of phone CAPTCHA ?

Copyrights: Look in front of your doors first Mr. President

U.S. indie band MGMT has threatened to sue French President Nicolas Sarkozy's party for repeatedly using one if its hit songs without permission, unless the band is fully compensated for its use.

The controversy comes a week before the UMP will present new legislation carrying stricter penalties for online piracy and filesharing to France's national assembly.

AMD On Track To Ship 32-nm Chips In 2010

Dirk Meyer, chief executive of Advanced Micro Devices, said Friday the chipmaker plans to "ramp up" production of next-generation 32-nanometer processors in the middle of next year with volume production starting in the fourth quarter.
Until then you should be satisfied with this AMD Phenom II New Processor Update:

ModelClockTotal CacheCoreSocketOrder Availability
Phenom II X4 9553.2GHz8MBDeneb Quad CoreAM3Apr, 2009
Phenom II X2 5503.1GHz7MBCallisto Dual CoreAM3May, 2009
Phenom II X2 5453.0GHz7MBCallisto Dual CoreAM3May, 2009

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