Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wingbook !

Folding keyboard" concept quashes worst netbook shortcoming

BAD HARDWARE:  I thought small display was the worst problem.

Toyota cars: Electromagnetic interference problems?

NASA finally involved

Monday, March 29, 2010

Apple: What has happened with Microsoft market capitalization since the year 2000?

Autonomous Mars wandering

But, Mars rovers can't choose target image autonomusly? Wrong.
Just give me enough electrical power and let me go across. Alone, of course.

4K byte disk sectors mean the end of XP based new computers

Because it works only with 512 Byte ones.

Hmm, 4TB disks by then will have the same number clusters like 512GB 2.5inch disks today.
That means dare I say,  nettop will soon run 4TB disk without problems? Note quite sure, but 2TB will for sure in 2011.
Warning: In case of performance problems in that case simply use 2.5inch  SSD as primary disk.And  8GB DRAM with its large parts reserved for I/O cache.
Currently, the 100GB A-DATA S599 is dangerously close to the capacity of the 80GB drives, but the extra 20GB should be just enough to keep a very large majority of users on notebooks satisfied with the capacity
750GB , 3 times smaller disk storage  is already available.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Teachers, leave the kids alone

Surprising truth on math learning.

In reverse: Dell is moving out of China


AMD new processors faster than expected

Thanks to vr-zone forums

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Greece, Portugal, who is the next ?

I think this is just the beginning of a long process of downgrading a number of major governments until they put their debt in order.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Inside Intel's litho strategy at 22-nm

Inside Intel's litho strategy at 22-nm

Multicore requires OS rework, Windows architect advises

Multicore requires OS rework, Windows architect advises

Friday, March 19, 2010

Immersed data center cooling using transformer oil !

All the problems reportedly solved.

Look at this old video.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Two programmers made the biggest Ponzi Scheme

Two former Madoff computer programmers indicted

The court document specifically alleges that, at Madoff's request, O'Hara
and Perez created programs meant to throw the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission and a European accounting firm off the scent of the fraud from 2003 to 2008.

Something undoubtably man made is finally found on Moon !. No, it is not Apollo lander and it is not a game

Lunokhod 2 rover is found.
The 37-year-old space mystery solved. However, in a strange twist of fate, the rover is actually owned by a British-born gaming entrepreneur.
The astronaut told Wired that there are bonus prizes for teams that can bring images back of any historical site on the moon, and perhaps this could now include images of the Lunokhod 2.

BAD HARDWARE:  Lunokhod 2? What about 6 of the Apollo landing sites? Hard to find them though much bigger and their location has been so well known? This pic below has pretty low resolution (4x enlargement), even lower than Lunokhod. Strange. No Lunar rover visible, though the US flag is !? The astronauts took a ran from it to a Lunar ascending stage?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Schools accused in Google hacking case ask "why us?"

With Google expected to decide soon whether to close its Chinese search engine, students at one of the schools cited by some reports for being behind hacking attacks on the Internet giant are decidedly ambivalent.

FAA Proposes $787K Fine Against American Airlines

In April 2008, the airline allowed one of its jetliners to fly 10 passenger flights after mechanics diagnosed a problem with one of the plane's central air data computers, according to the agency. During that time, the flight crew members were led to believe that both computers were working properly.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Today's multicore computers are non-deterministic

It gets harder and harder to design reliable code as the number of cores goes up

Safe multiprocessing is a new trend.


FRC Technical Specifications:

DARPA wants self aware Petaflops rack before the year 2014

Seems that current petaflops supercomputer proves useful for some purposes. Now, its
57 KW mobile version supercomputer is needed in the year 2014.

Microsoft employees wanting 'to better understand the Iphones

Finally, a truth on bad hardware

Friday, March 12, 2010

Stealth Linux

Check yourself

Thursday, March 11, 2010

LHC to shut down for yet another year to address design faults

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) must close at the end of 2011 for up to a year to address design issues, according to an LHC director. Joints between the machine's magnets must be strengthened before higher-energy collisions can commence.

Number of Chinese billionaires 'second only to US'

China now has more billionaires than any other country besides the United States, according to Forbes magazine.

High-priced hardware will kill Google Chrome

Mobile systems using Google's Chrome software will be more expensive than competing mini-notebooks using Intel processors and Microsoft Windows, according to one analyst.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sun's former CEO: What I couldn't say

Finally, a truth on bad IP practice

In 1970ies Moon was super dry

And scientist concluded Moon  was formed as a collateral of Earth collision with some planet.
Now, seems  there is  a lot of water everywhere on Moon.
What than actually happened with that collision?

MSI Wind12 U230 AMD-based netbooks with 12.1" displays now available; starts at $429.99

MSI continues to churn out the netbook and laptop releases this week, now shipping a pair of AMD-based Wind12 U230 netbooks.

Back to Google News `Nobel of computing' goes to early PC designer

A Microsoft Corp. researcher won the $250,000 Turing Award, one of technology's most coveted prizes, on Tuesday for his work helping design and build what is widely considered the first modern personal computer.

Google is using that machine to push the limits on translation

Google is using that machine to push the limits on translation technology.
Last month, for example, it said it was working to combine its translation tool with image analysis, allowing a person to, say, take a cellphone photo of a menu in German and get an instant English translation.

But in the mid-1990s, researchers began favoring a so-called statistical approach. They found that if they fed the computer thousands or millions of passages and their human-generated translations, it could learn to make accurate guesses about how to translate new texts.It turns out that this technique, which requires huge amounts of data and lots of computing horsepower, is right up Google’s alley.

Cisco rolls router for 100 Gbit core networks

Cisco Systems announced its next generation core router, the CRS-3. The new system can route 100 Gbit/second streams and sports an aggregate throughput of up to 322 Terabits/second.

AT&T Labs said it has tested the system in field trials as part of its plans to transition from 40 to 100 Gbit/s backbone networks over the next few years. In February, industry groups gave updates about the status of work on first generation100 Gbit Ethernet and faster serial links for follow on products.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Fake Intel Core i7-920 CPUs

Initial information we received from  supplier, IPEX, stated that they had mistakenly shipped demo units.
About Ipex ITG
The Ipex Group is a diverse, multi-functional and multi-disciplined Information Technology company.

BAD HARDWARE: i7 in short supply?

Monday, March 08, 2010

China's fastest super computer to have China-made chips

Equipped with 6,144 Intel CPUs and 5,120 AMD graphic processing units (GPU), "Tianhe-1" is able to store the contents of all 27 million books in the National Library of China four times over.

Battery charger listens to TCP port 7777

Finally, a truth on bad hardware

AMD, Nvidia Lose Share As Intel Leads The Low End Graphics Market

According to a recent Jon Peddie Research report, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) increased its graphics chip market share to 55.2% driven by strong Atom sales while Nvidia’s (NASDAQ:NVDA) share declined to 24.3% and AMD’s (NYSE:AMD) share declined slightly to 19.9%.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Death of PC

In 3 years.

Let me think about. 
1985-2001 desktop 
2002-2009 notebook
2009-2013 netbook
2013- 2016 smartbook 
Seems like a transition from my desk to note , than to net and finally to cloud service. In the latest case you need only a good client, palm size.

Desperate cities beseech St. Google: bless us with thy fiber

Forget "Topeka"—as of yesterday, Topeka, Kansas will be referred to as "Google, Kansas" for the month of March.

IBM nanophotonics for 10 TFLOPs on chip

IBM Development of on-chip optical interconnects for future multi-core processors

Toyota pedal: Is it simply a sticky pedal, or is the trouble more fundamental?

Finally, a truth on bad hardware
Some are questioning whether electromagnetic interference from devices like cellphones could be contributing to the acceleration problems.  But the possibility that a vehicle could go from idling at a traffic light to terrific, uncalled-for and uncontrollable acceleration because the guy next to you at a traffic light answered his cellphone? Or some ghost in the machine or a hacker caused a software glitch that made your car run away and the brakes suddenly simultaneously fail? Not in the least bit likely.

BAD HARDWARE: Call M(obile) for murder?

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

What should be in U.S. broadband plan?

Cisco, Google, lobbyist share views on FCC's work-in-progress
The Obama Administration set aside some $7.2 billion in economic stimulus funds for broadband deployment last year

ASUS Eee PC 1018P spotted at CeBIT: Atom N455/N475, USB 3.0 & Bluetooth 3.0

Clad in brushed aluminum, bearing USB 3.0 ports and promising 10hrs of battery life, the 1018P Prime also gets Intel N455 and N475 processors.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

USB 3.0 has finally arrived

The first round of USB 3.0 cards and devices works with Windows Vista and Windows 7; Apple hasn't decided whether to support the new standard. The basic software for USB 3.0 has been in the Linux kernel since last fall, and the needed drivers are slowly coming out.

There are already a few USB 3.0 devices available. To test them, I used a Lenovo ThinkPad W510 with USB 3.0 built in. I tried out a variety of new devices, including the Buffalo DriveStation USB 3.0 HD-HXU3 external hard drive; a StarTech SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station in combination with my current Western Digital WD Caviar Blue external drive; and a Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 USB 3.0 Performance Kit, a portable hard drive that includes its software on a USB 3.0 ExpressCard.

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