Sunday, May 31, 2009

Janet Matsuda, Senior Director Professional Graphics AMD

AMD is the only company in the industry that provides both CPU and Graphics. Our AMD company tagline is ‘the future is fusion’. I don’t see that strategic direction changing.

Bad question: Thus, no more separations? Ever.

Moore's diminishing Law: Software gets twice as slow every 18 months.

That's Page as in Larry Page, of Google. His law is the inverse of the Moore's Law: Software gets twice as slow every 18 months.

So in the end regarding effective speed we are running in place, though all are running on all sides at fast pace. Yes, Vista if 4 times bigger than XP. And 4 times slower. Moore kick in 2 cores in the meantime. Soon 4 cores to cope with software complexity.
Bad Hardware corollary: The only thing unbounded increasing are the bugs. Both, hardware and software.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Even more clouds at the Microsoft's Office horizon !

As Office web applications, part of Office 2010, are slowly being developed in the background under the shroud of Microsoft's iron curtain, Adobe are marching forwards with their online office suite - aimed at those who work on the web, in the cloud, and from multiple locations.

HP to axe 5,700 in EU

Hewlett Packard (HP) plans to cut a total of 5,700 jobs in its Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA) over the next two years.

Dell: No Relief in Sight

Dell dispensed a dose of reality to investors who hoped tech's worst days were over. The computer maker said May 28 that first-quarter earnings tumbled 63%, and sales dropped 23%. On the heels of a tepid sales forecast from rival Hewlett-Packard last week, Dell's report showed that corporations shied away from buying computers in recent months and that they're holding off on placing new orders.

Abu Dhabi launches takeover bid for Chartered

Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. has received a $2.45 billion bid from the government of Abu Dhabi to buy Temasek Holdings' near-60 percent stake in the foundry vendor, according to the Business Times.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Google: The browser is the computer

Google spent Wednesday morning trying to get developers excited about the next generation of Web technologies by showing off how future Web applications will mimic desktop apps.

SATA 3.0 Released

The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) has just released the new Serial ATA Revision 3.0 specification. With this new 3.0 specification, the path has been paved to enable future devices to transfer up to 6Gb/sec as well has provide enhancements to support multimedia applications.

DVD in Space Shuttle locked being frequently switched between the play regions?

Huston we have a problem. DVD doesn't play.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Microsoft Win7 DHCP improvements make networking mess

As usual with Microsoft "improvements".

BAD HARDWARE: In dynamic connecting network like ADLS, Win 7 SSID (Service Set Identifier) makes everyday collaterals.

Windows XP Professional ServicePack3: Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack1: Windows 7 RC
Number of services: 46, 68, 64
Using the OS drive capacity: 4.68GB 20.9GB 11.1GB

Windows 7 RC is still a crippled Vista (4 unrepairable services are out) though optimized in half of Vista size.

Intel Boosts Nehalem as Itanium Delayed Again

"During final system-level testing, we identified an opportunity to further enhance application scalability. As a result, the Tukwila processor will now ship to OEMs in Q1 2010."

World biggest debtors

Would be nice to know what are the most owning world countries, debt/GDP in percent.
Surprisingly, not the poorest countries.

Ireland borrowed 8 times more then its GDP !

15. United States - 95.09%
14. Norway - 114%
13. Finland - 116%
12. Sweden - 129%
11. Spain - 137.5%
10. Germany - 137.5%
1. Ireland - 811%

Monday, May 25, 2009

Apple allows access to Kama Sutra on iPhone

Apple has decided to allow an iPhone application that it originally rejected. The application by e-book reader Eucalyptus would allow access to a text-only version of the Kama Sutra, the Indian Book on sexuality.

Bad Hardware question: There is no porn on Apple? Seems $1B Server might be prepared in case of huge demand.

The Most idiotic software workaround ?

And more recently, frustrated HP customers were instructed to use non-HP printers as their default printer if they don't want Microsoft Office 2007 to crash (was this demoed in The Mojave Experiment?)

Life not found at Earth using Mars organics test !!

When Douglas Ming of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and colleagues tried heating organics and perchlorates like this on Earth, the resulting combustion left no trace of organics behind.

BADHARDWARE: IT WOULD BE NICE if life has been trying to find on Earth prior to Mars.
Using the same conditions. This way, the result is 2:0 for Mars against the scientist.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Software not so bad

Microsoft's research chief Craig Mundie said in February the company was not cutting back on its $9 billion R&D budget this fiscal year.
To see Office 2010 in time. Well, seems that Google's Chrome fear is pretty substantial.

Add latest Linux trouble to Microsoft worries queue.
Earlier this month, Intel Corp and Novell Inc’s collaboration to aggressively push Moblin, a Linux platform, in netbooks demonstrated Intel’s resolve to build a powerful Linux-based ecosystem.
Is 50% goal possible?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

GM goes to bankrupt !

Next week.
Obama Says Bankrupt Might Have Led to Depression .

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Modern robbery using ancient Nokia cell phone

Authorities had been aware for some time that European gangs were interested in buying the phone, and were finally able to confirm why: It can be used to access victims' bank accounts using "special software written by hackers."

+ Pope spammer +

To become spammed send your email address to
Thanks Th'Inq for the link.

Panasonic Launches SDHC Memory Cards with Class 10 Speed

Class 10 is a new speed specification standardized by SD Card Association as part of SD Card Specification Ver.3.0 to meet the requirement for higher resolution consecutive shooting and large-sized high definition video shooting.

Intel: DAAMIT !#$%^

EU punishes Intel for allegedly selling some of its chips below the cost of making them, and paying retailers and computer makers not to use chips from rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Intel has denied the charges.

Sewell said: "We have our work cut out for us, but I'm hopeful we can overturn this."

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Will Google use Wolfram Alpha to calculate which of employees to quit ?

The Internet search giant recently began crunching data from employee reviews and promotion and pay histories in a mathematical formula Google says can identify which of its 20,000 employees are most likely to quit.

Iran fired a new medium-range missile capable of striking Israel

Benjamin Netayahu, the new Israeli Prime Minister, has said that Iran’s missile technology combined with its nuclear programme pose the greatest threat the Jewish state has faced since its creation in 1948.

Ahmadinejad said in his speech. "We say to the superpowers, 'Who of you dare to threaten the Iranian nation? Raise your hand!' But they all stand there with their hands behind their backs."

?? Nebulous. But, could that two stage rocket hit Intel's new fab Kiryat Gat? That would be a really big hit, if Israel first decide to hit Iranian nuclear program .

GPS to fail

Finally, a truth on bad coordinates.

HP fired 6400

Apparently 6,400 employess, more than two per cent of HP's workforce, are going to have to pay the price for management's decisions and will be handed their walking papers shortly.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I will drive on Mars in 2011

No solar panels, if you are looking for them.
Radioisotope source will proved more power than the solar panels.

I am a Russian who walked Moon 40 years ago.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Moon landing at the Area 51 !

Look at here. Wind blows at the secret Area 51 , err Moon without athmosphere. :)

Look ma , USA flag doesn't make shadow, though it is not (f)lying like me!

Airplane hits wires !

Puff. People applaud. Nice

Can Hubble at the end of its life be moved to the Moon?

So no need for Moon landing for taking a photos? Hubble in Moon orbit should spot even pebbles at Moon.
4000 times more detailed Moon photos then now.
Pretty sure way for astronaut landing site previous visual inspection. Plus video cover of future Moon landing from space ! What is needed? Attached rocket able to accelerate it from 7,9 to 11.2 kmps.

Shuttle crew installs new backup system on Hubble

Last fall, the Hubble's primary computer failed and its backup system was remotely activated to take its place. NASA officials noted that the malfunction was the first to require the installation of a new system on the Hubble telescope since it was launched into space 19 years ago.

Space tweet about is here: From orbit: This is an awesome experience, the privilege to fly in space and work on the Hubble is beyond my dreams.

BAD HARDWARE: What about space tweeting? Didn't hear nor single one up to now.

Dual-core Phenom, Calisto is June

Phenom II X2 550 will be the 3.1GHz dual core Phenom II.
This dual-core can achieve very high performance as it will have 7MB of total cache or 2x512KB L2 and massive 6MB of L3 and this one should give Intel’s Core 2 series a big headache especially with its price / performance ratio.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Web is however invented in EU 20 years ago !

Well, hardly to believe but ... correct. First web server started at CERN.
First CISCO router pic is given below the Next machine. EU originated email too. Though X25, does anyone still remember it?So what it later moved to USA? They made it simpler and faster to the bigger market.

EU wants 10Gbps optical Internet everywhere !?

EU Project Title: Roadmap for Broadband Optical Internet Access Towards 10GBit/s Everywhere

Summary: This project will carry out a focused road-mapping study, with the aim of identifying promising routes forward in achieving the ambitious goals of Photonics21. The study will seek the solutions which show the most promise of cost effectiveness, are future proof (i.e. allowing bandwidth evolution and infrastructure reuse) and allow simple interfaces which can be standardized. The results of the study will be made available to UK industry in order to maximize the opportunities for the UK in the next stage of development,

Partners: Oclaro (lead), Ericsson, CIP, BT, Gooch and Housego, Cambridge University, Swansea University, Essex University, UCL.

BAD HARDWARE verdict: Chances? Well , do not expect it at your home so soon. In 1998 I used 28Kbps connection . In 2008 2 MBps. In 2018 probably 200Mbps. Of course by then 10 Gbps for companies might be a goal. Please note that single one optical core is able to carry up to 1000 10Gbps channels.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

AMD Break free !

Finally, a complete truth on Intel's bad monopoly practice.

AMD Break free !

In 32nm this year!

"Taking into account Intel's rebates, AMD could not possibly fight Intel even if its chips were offered for free."

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hackers 'destroy' flight sim site

Yes, we dutifully backed up our servers every day. Unfortunately, we backed up the servers between our two servers. The hacker took out both servers, destroying our ability to use one or the other back up to remedy the situation.'

"There's a special place in hell for hackers who pull stunts like this"

BAD HARDWARE: No place in hell for those who don't make tape backups?

End of Core 2

ntel Core 2 microprocessors have done to Intel Corp. more than a number of previous-generation central processing units (CPUs): it returned microprocessor performance leadership to the chipmaker. However, everything comes to its end and this week Intel announced that it would cease to supply its platform for high-end Intel Core 2-based systems.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Walking and talking shoes

A startup is working on a product that can tell you exactly what it's like to walk a mile in someone else's shoes — because the insoles record every touch of pressure.

BAD HARDWARE: Nice, but can they fly?

PR nightmare: Intel is facing with at least 82 separate class actions

Furthermore, Intel, by its own count is facing "at least 82 separate class actions" filed by lawyers on behalf of customers in at least eight U.S. states, including California, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico and Tennessee.

BAD HARDWARE: What about purchase of one big lawyer company for its own cases? Now AMD proved that all we have payed illegally overblown prices for Intel processors by decades. What if now all customers sue? I mean Intel has $10B in cache ready to pay to all, so why not?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

China has invented 'a secure computer OS'

THE GLORIOUS PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC of China claims to have invented the world's first completely unhackable operating system.
"The project, known as Kylin, is supposed to keep the evil running dog imperialist pigs from stealing all those glorious technological secrets that have made China the centre of technological development."

BADHARDWARE: Wrong. Kylin is actually invented to protect China government from its own people . Not to be further protected from the China hackers like the USA Government is. :)

Space Station hardware in last detail

10 years to assemble? How long it will functioning?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Atom screwed up Intel's mobile in Q1 !

According to the figures, Intel shipments fell by 33 percent in the first quarter compared to the fourth quarter of last year. That means, said IDC that Intel held overstocks of Atom chips in the new year.

This is not Intel's the worst trouble.
Perhaps more worryingly for Intel, IDC assesses that the cheap as chip Atoms represented 21 percent of its mobile PC processor shipments in the first quarter.
According to IDC, Intel held 77.3 percent share in Q1 2009 - losing 4.7 percent, while AMD held 22.3 percent, a gain of 4.6 percent. The only other X86 player is Via, which held a miniscule 0.4 percent share. In the desktop sector, Intel held 70 percent while AMD held 29.8 percent.
BADHARDWARE: Intel is currently superior only in mobiles, that Atom abruptly fucked up. Now it is superior in nothing.

Apple, Dell, HP laptop owners sue Nvidia over faulty graphics

Owners of Apple, Dell and Hewlett-Packard laptops have combined their lawsuits against Nvidia in an attempt to force the graphics chip maker to replace allegedly flawed processors, according to court documents.

Intel troubles mount: $5B of total fine ?!

EU, Denmark, USA

We warned you first: sell Intel's shares. They will nose dive.

Big Brother united countries

Research of the :

1. China
2. North Korea
3. Belarus
4. Russia
5. UK
6. USA
7. Singapore
8. Israel
9. France
10. Germany

Finally, a truth on bad surveillance. After rogue countries the most free countries follow.

Monday, May 11, 2009

How many pads at modern microprocessors are there?


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Nehalem clones like all ones, die prematurely !

Check here why.
My worst nightmare is: Could they become extincted in the end?

Direct X11 supports GPGPU processing in Win7 Release Candidate

Friday, May 08, 2009

Intel shares down 3.9 % : EU set to fine Intel $1,38B on May 13th.

Sources familiar with the case told Reuters the Commission was expected to make its decision on May 13 during the EU executive's weekly meeting, based on a recommendation by Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes.

BAD HARDWARE: Sell Intel shares immediately to spare even more than 4%.

Kill 100K Operating Systems order issued by Zeus Trojan !!

In early April, Hüssy began tracking a Zeus control server used to receive data stolen from a botnet of more than 100,000 infected systems, mostly located in Poland and Spain.

While investigating this newfound Zeus control server, he noticed something unusual: the "kill operating system" had just been issued to all 100,000 infected systems.

kos - incapacitate OS, namely grip branches HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry and / or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. If you have sufficient privileges - fly to "blue screen", in other cases creates the brakes. Following these steps, loading OS will not be possible!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Microsoft's Ballmer: The world borrowed too much money #%

Explaining the economic crisis that has slowed business worldwide and caused Microsoft to have its first companywide layoffs, Ballmer told the crowd at the school's packed Memorial Auditorium, "The world borrowed too much money."

Bad Hardware: Right. I mean it was spent what will never be produced. That is actually what people call crisis. However, we call it simply break.
And Mr. Ballmer please be precise: The USA borrowed too much money, though in practical sense it means the same.

Xerox looks to make color printing more affordable

Xerox looks to make color printing more affordable

Car Airbag designed to protect pedestrians !

They have designed an external airbag that mounts to your hood at the base of the windshield.

BAD HARDWARE: If the rise of car industry is a real goal in mind, why wouldn't all pedestrians wore Airbag backpacks?

Bill Gates In purgatory

Laugh here.

Bill responded, with his voice filled with anguish and disappointment, "This is awful! This is nothing like the Hell I visited two weeks ago! I can�t believe this is happening! What happened to that other place, with the beautiful beaches, the scantily-clad women playing in the water?"

"Well, that was just a Vista Beta, Heaven Edition," replied St. Peter.

Alpha laugh

But it got confused when I entered the request in another form - "$25 million 1945 in 2008". The phrase "1945 in" was interpreted as 1945 inches, which Alpha multiplied by $25 million and then 2008 to give 98 trillion, measured in the bizarre unit of "inch US dollars".

BAD HARDWARE: What about military use of this intelligent search breakthrough ?

Joke: Military Computer
The US has succeeded in building a computer able to solve any strategic or tactical problem. Military leaders are assembled in front of the new machine and instructed to feed a difficult tactical problem into it. They describe a hypothetical situation to the computer and then ask the pivotal question: ATTACK OR RETREAT?

The computer hums away for an hour and then comes up with the answer: YES.

The generals look at each other, somewhat stupefied. Finally one of them submits a second request to the computer: YES WHAT?

Instantly, the computer responded: YES SIR.

Yet another takeover tweet: : Apple, Apple

Guess what! Google is going to buy Twitter! No, Facebook's going to buy it! Or Yahoo--oh, wait, they can't afford it anymore. The latest and most absurd rumor, floated by Valleywag, suggests that Apple has been looking at buying Twitter, too.

Space is full of bugs !: Redmond, where is the hal that spacy patch ?

We're now moving into a client-cloud era where "space is indeed the new frontier". That's the verdict of the head of Microsoft's Research lab in Cambridge.

"My researchers can do anything providing I can tell a story to Steve Ballmer – and it may take a while – and it leaves a smile on his face."

BAD HARDWARE verdict: Well now all we know that space story.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

European Parliament Squashes Overhaul of Telecommunication Rules

The approved amendment would make it impossible for countries to cut an individual's Internet access without a prior ruling from a court, the spokesman said.

What more, European Union Asks Obama To Free ICANN

BADHARDWARE: If we can't switch off anyone,NO ONE WILL SWITCH OFF US from the Internet too. Right? Obvious case of EU Internet addiction. Alea obviously acta est.

Constellation project: Space Farce Number One ?

Now, according to the Orlando Sentinel, a review is to examine the viability of the entire Constellation project.
Meanwhile, the total cost of the rocket has risen from an estimated $28 billion to more than $40 billion. NASA has cut the proposed passenger capacity from six to four in order to cut costs.

What about possibility to hire those two places to space tourist couples?
Literal Honey Moon would be a spectacular commercial breakthrough.

Air Farce Shot Number One is alas still missing !?

"We have no plans to release them," an aide to President Obama told The Post, refusing to comment further.

So, what was the sole purpose of the secret $328,835 photo-op, which sent thousands of New Yorkers running for cover?
And that way a vivid message was sent how safe under Obama leadership they have felt?

Defending cyberspace is as important today as freedom of the seas was in the 19th century

Alas we still didn't realize even project of worldwide free sailing. Remember Somalia pirates.
Cybersecurity is quarded mainly by CISCO routers.
Pettersson was accused in the five-count indictment of breaking into the computer system and network of San Jose, California-based Cisco in May 2004 and stealing operating system code.

Internet access have now some 1.2B users

Internet Explorer alone uses 800M people.

Microsoft secretly shows Doors hardware

Hardware version of Windows? Definitely no.
In a bold move BALMER IS FINISHING what started back in January, laying off more employees today . CEO Steve Ballmer noting "we are mostly but not all done."
The doors are the only profitable hope left after the sluggish Vista sale.
Client division revenue fell 15.4 percent during the quarter and has declined for three straight quarters :(

Monday, May 04, 2009

Wolfram's Alpha Sneak Peak

Finally, a truth on poor search (until now) with video.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Sarah Palin is a Russian, Alaska was hired for 99 years in 1868

So,why Russia didn't ask it back in 1967?
Alaska of course, not Sarah Palin than aged only 3.
Who knows?

iBigBrother = iGoogle !

When someone wants to be your Big Brother only should impose Google to be your mobile friend.
Please notice that the mobile phone with GPS support is not needed as request any more.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Intel could get $1.3B fine in the EU !

Quoting speculation from "some legal experts," the Times says the fine could total €1 billion (roughly $1.33 billion).
In Britain, DSG, the parent company of the retailers Dixons and PC World, limits AMD’s share of its business to less than 10 percent because of payments by Intel, according to AMD.

Linux passed 1% market mark, 5 times in 4 years, 20% up to 2017 ?

Al Qaida used simple 10- cipher code

Unbreakable by some 20 USA Intel agencies?
Can you imagine simpler cipher code?
Successful Pentagon air attack made using remote Hotmail account?
No one state official responsible ?

Someone want me to think all that is serious?

Q1: AMD took 4% of Intel's market !

AMD gained nearly four percentage points of market share over archrival Intel Corp. in the quarter.

AMD now seems pretty healthy. Or Intel is so ill? Let see the fine Intel will get from EU. Or, Intel will not get it in the end perhaps.

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