Monday, August 31, 2009

Bruno's point of view

The Mars rover Bruno uses stereo cameras to build up 3D pictures for navigation on the planet.

Trojan laptops in the Government

40 years of the Internet

Yes, 40 years.
1969: On Sept. 2, two computers at University of California, Los Angeles, exchange meaningless data in first test of Arpanet, an experimental military network. The first connection between two sites — UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, Calif. — takes place on Oct. 29, though the network crashes after the first two letters of the word "logon." UC Santa Barbara and University of Utah later join.

2009: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer becomes the first major daily newspaper to move entirely online. Google announces development of a free computer operating system designed for a user experience that primarily takes place on the Web.

BAD HARDWARE: The trend is obvious. Time is to built in brake switch in the Internet
The new law would allow the President to conduct "periodic mapping" of private networks thought to be critical and would require those companies to share requested information with the federal government.

AMD launches 6 cores, 40W server processor

Advanced Micro Devices has launched a low-power version of its six-core Opteron processor in time for VMworld, a key virtualization show that opens on Monday.

Canon new EOS 7


Two screen laptop

gScreen To Shove Two 15.4" LCD Displays Into Single Notebook

Friday, August 28, 2009

IBM: You have never seen picture of the molecule

Don't worry, be happy whole in the ozone hole !

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is now the dominant ozone-depleting substance emitted by humans – and is likely to remain so throughout the century, a new study suggests. About one-third of the nitrous oxide emitted per year is anthropogenic.

Boeing says 787 Dreamliner is ready to fly this year

But, where? In dreams, perhaps?
The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which is more than two years behind schedule, should fly by year's end, and the first of the largely composite jets will be delivered to All Nippon Airways by the end of 2010, the company announced Thursday.

When chip lines were 10 times thicker

8 inch wafer with probably Pentiums etched.

NVIDIA to hit 25 TFLOPS by 2015 !

Surprisingly, the chief scientist at Nvidia, William Dally, estimates 25 TFLOPS by 2015, which is a 25x increase, considering GTX 285's 1 TFLOP output.
CPU is actually limiting factor for GPU growth. 3X times faster only by then.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

In 10 years no one will borrow to the USA

The debt, which was 33 percent of the G.D.P. when the decade began, would reach 68 percent by 2019. Who would then borrow to the country proven unable to return its debt? How beyond 2019? Print dollars gentlemen or face the bitter truth. Seems that hundred years of the USA World dominance is over. Do you still remember UK dominance 1845-1945 ?.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

IBM to announce 5Ghz 8 cores Power 7 (why not called Power 8 ?)

Finally, a truth on bad hardware

iShit: Apple's worst products ever.


One crime solved per 1000 cameras

What use of it Big Brother?

Friday, August 21, 2009

PCI Express 3.0 delayed


Homeland Security Secretary: I Was Pressured To Press Terror Alert Button Only To Help Bush Win Elections

Finally, a truth on bad President.

Hit the panic button for debt exit

Warren Buffet a highly influential American has finally hit the panic button, saying that we are going to be crushed under a mountain of debt taking into consideration the amount of debt the country is piling up.

Our debt is growing by 1% a month
Which brings us to the million Dollar question “where’s it going to come from?” Most likely the printing press. And, ultimately, that will destroy the value of the dollar.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

With 100Mps link towards Earth, only 31 miles from Moon surface, NASA is still unable to see convincing Apollo landing sites ???

Is that possible?
Hardly, if NASA ever landed there. Clouds, dust storm or NASA somehow even lost a memory where did it actually land ? :)

Intel shares are not worth 20% more than they are currently

However he didn't think that Intel's shares are worth more than $22 each.
That is the last frontier left by AMD for Intel's future growth.
EDIT: MSI ditches Intel for AMD

Apricorn padlocks a hard drive

Encrypted external drive. Great gadget when USB 3.o arrive.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

HP printers plummeted during its former CEO runs for Senate

Republican Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, took her first formal step Tuesday to challenge incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer - but does she pass the Citizenship 1o1 test?

Sony slashes price of PlayStation 3 by $100 to $299

Its sale would now boom.
The Japanese electronics giant also unveiled a thinner model of the PS3 that packs a 120-gigabyte hard disk drive. The newer model, 36% smaller and 32% lighter than the 80-gigabyte version, is expected to hit store shelves by Sept. 1.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Russian Space Diamond

In commercial mission without cannons. Yes, its military version had a 23mm guns.

How to easy make faked DNA evidence

Enough is enough.

Google's weird Squared

Ask Google Squared: USA criminals, and you will not get something like Bill Gates or Steven Jobs, but quite opposite haha, like this.

Centrino vs Centrio is a center of court case worth of Cent billions

Giant chip firm Intel took issue with Harris Corporation and filed a trademark infringement case in a Northern California district court at the end of last week.

Intel alleges that by using a trademark and trade name called Centrio, Harris is likely to cause confusion to people who will confuse it with its Centrino trademark.

There is only one letter of the alphabet missing between the two, and that is the letter "n".

BAD HARDWARE: What about use of Microsoft Wi(n)dows ? Women must not become widows, otherwise might be sued ? Oh by the way, Intel at the same time has prodly stolen Centrino and Core duo logo design (see on the left) from Byzantine Emperor Justinian. Not a joke, look at it yourself at Justinian fresco in Verona, Italy. Anyway, I thought Intel sell superb design not a trademark.

Google's GMail is now third in the USA email service rank

Still steeply climbing up, taking in account that Gmail only recently left beta (skunk work) basement.
To be the USA second one soon.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Computing in 2020

Everything will be programmed in high level language.

Lenovo recalls (S)Thinkpad batteries

Yet another exploding case? Here is Sony's response.
Finally, a truth on bad hardware

Yawn: Dreamliner delayed again

Seems fuselage problems now.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Acer 1810T 11.6 inch netbook Review

€ 499 in Europe

Friday, August 14, 2009

AMD hits 140W ceiling

AMD's Phenom II 965, 3.4GHz, 140 Watts, $245

Too hot for me. No more Ghz until 32nm shrink arrive. 70W for only 2 processors seems more appealing.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Look at complexity associated with microkernel size

However, microkernel might be formally verified.

How to handle MILITARY unmanned aircrafts in the national air space ?

Taking in account their 9/11 like non responsibility .
The system is a key component of the FAA NextGen flight management system.
Such trajectory systems let aircraft fly from point-to-point rather than the zig-zag routes most commercial aircraft fly today.
BUT WHY? One expert we surveyed commented that some individuals may raise privacy concerns about a small aircraft that is "spying" on them, whether operated by law enforcement officials or by private organizations.
Unmanned aircraft have the capability to deliver nuclear, biological, or chemical payloads, and can be launched undetected from virtually any site.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Caffeine: Google's new search refreshment

Try it yourself.

Oooops, this was quite close: AMD launches low power 64 bit stars

The AMD Turion Neo X2 processor model L625 and the AMD Athlon Neo X2 processor model L325 are designed to provide PC performance in a low power envelope and with an embedded-friendly ball grid array (BGA) package.

Next, strike Intel with Neo based 12 inch NETbook. It will hurt Intel's margins badly, just as predicted yesterday.

Armstrong's backpack big award !

Anyone interested in big prize to bring Armstrong backpack back to the International Space Station up to the year 2015 ? Before the first NASA Lunar mission do it ! Its Moon launch weight is order of 10 kg. Next rover should grab it, fix on its top with ready rockets and launch towards Earth. Provided first of course, some Google contender proves it exists at Moon at all .
NASA is interested in commercial space travel.

Google rovers at Moon

So far 19 teams have registered for the contest.
To win, they must land a rover on the moon that will then drive 500 metres before turning to photograph its landing site – all before the end of 2012.We expect some of them will shoot Armstrong's jettisoned backpack at the picture left. Or even bring it back to Earth (bonus award). Seems he was pretty sure that LM life support system will not fail in the next half hour.
Or he was so sure because he was at Earth? Anyway, that would finally convince me he was actually there. Any additional sponsor ?

Here left is an real? picture of Earth or perhaps Mars from Apollo 11 camera.
No big blue basketball Earth we used to see at the Moon shoots.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Bitter free work for the sweet Apple

Until when? I thought that free work is reserved only for the slavery and communism.

The World’s First 5-Million IOPS Flash-based SSD System

The RamSan-6200 is the fastest, highest capacity SSD system on the market. The RamSan-6200 offers 100 terabytes of Flash-based storage in one 40U rack configuration that can sustain five million IOPS with 60GB/sec throughput.

AMD should support 12 inch NETbook as soon as possible

AMD notebooks are already inferior in that market niche, and Intel don't want to undermine its dual core notebook profits. Acer has at this moment 11,3 inch Atom based netbook. Without severe AMD's competition that will be seems the top netbook size forever.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Are Information Technology's Glory Days Over?

This a mature industry that will grow no faster than the larger economy, its glory days long past, having ended in 2000.
Though Silicon Valley was "where the action was" when he finished graduate school, he says, "if I were graduating today, I would get on a boat and I would get off in Shanghai.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Firefox about version 3.6 and Chrome


Thursday, August 06, 2009

666, Revelation 13 : When I take out free World all will have my mark

Because some RFID chips can be scanned remotely, criminals may be able to covertly scan groups of passport holders at airports, the EFF said in April. RFID passports could thus act as "terrorist beacons," as well as indiscriminately exposing U.S. residents' personal information to strangers.
Even the Feds.

The Giants: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Facebook

Facebook now more popular than the porn?

At this rate, it seems it's only a matter of time before Facebook outpaces the big three. Poor porn.

Aurora: HPC System offers scalability up to multiple PetaFLOPS

Eurotech, One of the Leading Companies in Embedded and High Performance Computing, Presents Aurora, the Revolutionary HPC System for Installations of Almost Any Size, up to Multiple PetaFLOPS

AMD rolls OpenCL parallel programming tool

Advanced Micro Devices is making a beta version of a tool for programming multicore processors available free online. The OpenCL for CPU beta will be part of AMD's ATI Stream software development kit version 2.0.

A teenager beaten to death being unable to quit Internet addiction

A teenager sent by his parents to a boot camp to cure his Internet addiction died after he was beaten by camp supervisors, police in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region claimed yesterday.
Deng Fei paid the camp 7,000 yuan ($1,024) for one month of training.

How much he payed extra to be killed is not known.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also described as the Eastern Garbage Patch or the Pacific Trash Vortex, is a gyre of marine litter in the central North Pacific Ocean located roughly between 135° to 155°W and 35° to 42°N and estimated to be twice the size of Texas.
The patch is characterized by exceptionally high concentrations of suspended plastic and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre. Despite its size and density, the patch is not visible from satellite photography.

Aliens should be confused about our degree of development? :)

Moon LCROSS detecs life on Earth but not the presence of life on Moon in 1969 ?

We all know both should be correct, thus what use of this NASA project?

Microsoft relases virtual XP for Windows 7 !?

As you may know, Windows XP Mode is specially designed for small and medium-sized businesses to help ease the migration process to Windows 7 by providing additional compatibility for their older productivity applications.Windows XP Mode provides what we like to call that “last mile” compatibility technology for those cases when a Windows XP productivity application isn’t compatible with Windows 7. Users can run and launch Windows XP productivity applications in Windows XP Mode directly from a Windows 7 desktop. I also strongly recommend that customers install anti-malware and anti-virus software in Windows XP Mode so that Windows XP Mode environment is well protected.

Virtual XP Conditions:
1. Win 7 Professional or Ultimate edition
2. No Beta to RC update
3. Virtualization support in processor(s)
4. BIOS support switched on

Download it here.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

No one needs information technologies newbie ?!

Not in Timbuktu but in NY. OMG.
Monroe College released a statement saying that "while it is clear that no college, especially in this economy, can guarantee employment".

New 64+ GB Flash cards are licenced from Microsoft ?

Now, if you want to use your camcorder you need a licence from Microsoft?

SDXC cards to be available in 2010.

SDXC cards are not readable even with 64 bit XP.
Long live cards monopolized Vista. To be honest Microsoft SDXC card monopoly expires on 31. December 2107.

New Stalingrad: Intel hopes AMD is surrounded

Check here why.

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