Friday, April 23, 2010

OLED for the next iPhones

They produce crisp images and do not need backlighting, making them slimmer and more energy-efficient than liquid crystal display (LCD).
It is also believed that LG has a deal with Apple to provide Jobs' Mob with OLED screens.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

4G loser got a nervous breakdown but did not lose his job?

When asked about whether Gray will lose his job, his father said:” I think he is fine, he is good at his job, and works hard.

BAD HARDWARE: Works hard on the future leak?
Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs personally monitors the so-called carry list of staff members allowed to take pre-release devices off the company’s campus, according to the former employee. Approved staff members must sign an additional confidentiality agreement, the person said.

AMD Fusion chip seems like a tablet's dual working horses of the future

"Ontario" will be a monolithic system-on-chip that will contain two x86 cores, a DirectX 11-generation GPU ("Evergreen" architecture most likely, though unconfirmed) and a DDR3 memory controller. The two x86 cores will be based on AMD's brand new "Bobcat" architecture, which is designed for very low power consumption. In fact, AMD says that a single "Bobcat" core scale down to sub 1-Watt levels. "Bobcat" will have x86-64 (AMD64) and virtualization compatibility, contain support for the SSE/SSE2/SSE3 extension sets, and will be a single-threaded out-of-order execution unit. That last part is interesting, as it means that "Bobcat" will be fundamentally different from Intel's Atom, which is a dual-threaded in-order type of CPU.

BAD HARDWARE: One out of order CPU core will drive integrated GPU, the other tablet OS. Great.

Hero Muslim saves Jew from Christian Thugs on NY Subway

You killed Jesus, was the only reason

Actually Jews killed Jesus, but only in NT stories centuries after his proposed life. As you know, historical records mentioned teacher Yeshua  only in year 29 at the Galilea lake. No historical mention ever of he ever being born or died at cross. Muslim holy book Quran (7th century AD) claims Jesus existed, but never died at cross. If he was never killed, how Jews could kill him? Seems the Subway muslim knew that.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Strange: Global Strategy Stabilized I.B.M. During Downturn

Global Strategy Stabilized I.B.M. During Downturn

Iranian Missile May Be Able to Hit U.S. by 2015 !

But, don't forget that US missiles are able to hit Iran now. !!
And USSR missiles has been able to hit US since fifties.
So what? Does US has in mind some plans similar to those with Iraq, who hadn't any missiles?
Seems that is the real Iranian catch 22 behind.

Google password system Gaia attacked

The attackers also had access to an internal Google directory called Moma that stores information about each employee's work tasks, it said.
Seems that some important source code is stolen ! 
The intruders do not appear to have stolen passwords of Gmail users, and the company quickly started making significant changes to the security of its networks after the intrusions.
By clicking on a link and connecting to a “poisoned” Web site, the employee inadvertently permitted the intruders to gain access to his (or her) personal computer and then to the computers of a critical group of software developers at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Ultimately, the intruders were able to gain control of a software repository used by the development team. 

Someone found a 4G iPhone on the floor of a bar in Redwood City

Found. In the wild. A solid two months before anyone expected to see pictures of it.

BAD HARDWARE: Don't make me laughing. I must underestimated some important clue.
Here it is: I underestimated how good German beer is

As we know at Apple  Cupertino campus, any gadget or computer that is worth protecting is behind armored doors, with security locks with codes that change every few minutes. Prototypes are bolted to desks. Hidden in these labs, hardware, software and industrial-design elves toil separately on the same devices, without really having the complete picture of the final product.
And hidden in every corner, the Apple secret police, a team of people with a single mission: To make sure nobody speaks. And if there's a leak, hunt down the traitor, and escort him out of the building. Using lockdowns and other fear tactics, these men in black are the last line of defense against any sneaky eyes. The Gran Jefe Steve trusts them to avoid Apple's worst nightmare: The leak of a strategic product that could cost them millions of dollars in free marketing promotion. One that would make them lose control of the product news cycle.
But the fact is that there's no perfect security. Not when humans are involved. Humans that can lose things.
Final thoughts: Steve Jobs kills even for less, thus don't make me laughing guys. I mean seriously.

And the final message obviously is: Truth is stranger than illusion, but never as strange as lies.

Not quite confirmed: AMD GPUs To Be Built On Globalfoundries' 28-nm

A new architecture codenamed "Northern Islands" sometime in 2011  would use the 28-nm HKMG process from Globalfoundries.

BAD HARDWARE: 28nm process in 2011 is 1/2 pitch DRAM process.
Thus, only Northern Island hefty RAM will use 28nm DRAM. Though its  logic part might be in 32nm. Industrial mature 32nm logic by Q1 2011.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Microsoft stealth launches 'historic' programming language

F# has a future that goes beyond financial analysis. He sees it as ideal for web programming, thanks to its use of lightweight "agents" that sit waiting to react to an event such as a network communication.

PC market could grow as much as 25 percent this year

On Tuesday, Intel, the world’s largest PC chip maker, reported the highest first-quarter sales, $10.3 billion, and profit, $2.4 billion, in its history. After digesting Intel’s results, a number of Wall Street analysts said on Wednesday that the PC market could grow as much as 25 percent this year.

September 2007: Financial terrorism strikes

Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion. At present, there is no internationally agreed definition of terrorism. Coercion is the practice of forcing another party to behave in an involuntary manner.
Now we know the truth. The financial meltdown wasn't a mistake
Meltdown of Twins was act of terrorism, meltdown of World financial system was .... just a meltdown.
A court-appointed examiner found that collapsed investment bank Lehman knowingly manipulated its balance sheet to make it look stronger than it was – accounts originally audited by the British firm Ernst and Young and given the legal green light by the British firm Linklaters. In Switzerland UBS has been defending itself from the US's Inland Revenue Service for allegedly running 17,000 offshore accounts to evade tax. Be sure there are more revelations to come – except in saintly Britain.

September 2007 Funding problems at Northern Rock triggers the first run on a British bank. It is nationalized in February 2008.
April 2008 Bear Stern faces bankruptcy after a run on the company wipes out cash reserves in less than two days. Backed by the Federal Reserve, JPMorgan buys up shares at far below market value.
September 2008 Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy protection, becoming the first major bank to collapse since the start of the credit crisis.
December 2008 Bernard Madoff arrested for operating the largest Ponzi scheme in history.
January 2009 The Bank of England launches £200bn quantitative easing.
March 2010 Former chairman of Anglo Irish bank Sean Fitzpatrick is arrested in Dublin after failing to disclose details of loans worth millions from the bank.
April 2010 Northern Rock former directors, David Baker and Richard Barclay, are fined £504,000 and £140,000 for deliberately misleading analysts prior to nationalization.
April 2010 The US Securities and Exchange Commission accuses Goldman Sachs of "defrauding investors by misstating and omitting key facts".

Grove giveth, and Gates taketh away

Grove giveth, and Gates taketh away. Finally, a simple truth on bad hardware performance

Ouch: Macs on AMD processors !

Intel has served as Apple's sole source for the microprocessors used in its notebook and desktop personal computers since the company began its transition away from PowerPC in 2006, but that may soon change given the company's recent talks with Intel's chief CPU rival Advanced Micro Devices.

BAD HARDWARE: Processor change without notice, like in IBM case is quite possible ! Let me remind you. Apple is a company cap valued like Microsoft. Which one processors it might use and when?
Check here.
And here.

Friday, April 16, 2010

No comment: Global warming is a hoax !

A Gallup poll in March found that 48 percent of Americans believe the global warming issue is "exaggerated," which is up from 41 percent in 2009 and 31 percent in 1997. 

Half of Earth heat is simply missing. Some increase can be detected between depths of 3,000 and 6,500 feet, but more heat may be deeper still, beyond the reach of ocean sensors.
“…[U]sing wind turbines to meet 10 percent of global energy demand in 2100 could cause temperatures to rise by one degree Celsius [or about 2 degrees Fahrenheit] in the land regions where they're installed.”

The story of the captain who wrecked the same boat in the same place 2x

The strange story of the two "Ever Prosperity". They were twin ships ("Liberty ships"), they had same name and same base port in Monrovia, Liberia. The first "Ever Prosperity" went straight up on the West Coast barrier reef in 1965. The second one did exactly same in 1970. It was the same captain, a Korean man, who had been commanding each ship at the time of her grounding!

US military: Serious oil shortage by 2015 !

The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact ... the cost of crude is predicted to soon top $100 a barrel.
"By 2012, surplus oil production capacity could entirely disappear, and as early as 2015, the shortfall in output could reach nearly 10 million barrels per day," says the report, which has a foreword by a senior commander, General James N Mattis.
Shell estimates that after 2015 supplies of easy-to-access oil and gas will no longer keep up with demand.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Marines in the spaaaaaaaaace

Though the goal is appealing—imagine delivering well-armed Marines at hypersonic speed to a suspected Osama bin Laden hideout or besieged embassy—the concept seemed outlandish to many when it was first proposed.

BAD HARDWARE: I simply can't imagine that. Because I first need to imagine fore mentioned OBN is alive, or existing  at all.
And that was only educated guess until  now.

Cancer breakthrough using computers

"Over the last two decades we've worked out that cancer arises from the accumulation of genetic damage to the genome or genetic blueprint . . . once you've accumulated sufficient damage in key locations, tumours will develop," he said.

Space Odyssey 2010: Hal, open the hell that Space station doors !

2010: Odyssey Two is a best-selling science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke, which was published in January 1982. It is the sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey and was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1983.[1] The novel was adapted for the screen and released as a film in 1984.

NASA is preparing to launch the first human-like robot to space as part of the Discovery STS-133 mission planned for September. 

Than what? Do you remember famous astronauts dialog from 2010 novel : Hal, open the hell that Space station doors ! Hal, please ! Hal, do you hear?

BAD EVIL HARDWARE: What a space coincidence.

Dell: The greenest data center is the one you never build.

Dell made the amazing revelation that, by waffling on their data center expansion plans, the company realized they might never need to build another new data center.
By virtualizing their servers, Dell was able to go from an industry average 12-18 percent utilization for its servers to 42 percent utilization, a number that Parker says is still "going north." As a result, "we've doubled our workload at no extra power, and no extra servers," Johnson said.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Google Working on Tablet Computers, the Goodlet?

Why not Gpad ?
Steve Jobs: 'Pad? That's my word'

Why Goodlet?
Well, Sergej doesn't  know spelling well. Abbreviation was actually Goblet - Google Tablet.

Intel has ported Google's Android operating system to its Atom microprocessor, according to multiple reports that reference Renee James, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's software and services group, as their source.  CEO Eric Schmidt at an LA party, describing the tablet computer as “an e-reader that would function like a computer.”Seems Atom based. The next innovation coming to Atom is on dual-core

Intel 288% rise in profits weakens USA dollar !

A bullish mood that also rolled into currencies, weakening the dollar.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Some Intel modern processors DON'T work on both 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7

Finally, a truth on bad hardware
Swapping the processor caused your problem to go away . Too bad my biases steered me to swap out the CPU dead last, or I could have short-circuited the process somewhat. But then, I wouldn’t have had the chance to learn as much as I did, and to be reminded of the value of focus and systematic coverage when it comes to effective troubleshooting techniques.
Win7 SP1 already solved the problem? Or not?

Hand of God in life forms creation ? Seems not needed at all, except for Earth magnetic pole tilt.

Snowball Earth researchers have brought together an impressive array of data that attests to widespread glacier activity between 710 and 640 million years ago, in what geologists call the Cryogenian period. On a Snowball Earth, liquid water would be locked under ice—in some places a half-mile thick. "The Earth is not fragile," Allen said. "It has seen many bizarre climate extremes but always rebuilds itself afterwards."
BAD HARDWARE: Something like a mythological Phoenix bird?

Some of these glaciers sprung up near the equator, implying a very cold planet. Indeed, if ice did cover everything, the average global temperature is expected to have dropped to 57 C below zero. The scientists believe that 80 percent of eruptive activity on Earth takes place in the ocean, and that most volcanoes are in the deep sea.They hope to gain a better understanding of oceanic cycles of carbon dioxide and sulfur gases, how heat and matter are transferred from the interior of the Earth to its surface, and how life adapts to some of the harshest conditions on Earth. Allen  imagines that some sort of negative feedback mechanism—perhaps provided by primitive life forms—turned on during the Cryogenian period to keep the oceans from further freezing.
What the hell magnetic pole position  has in common with life?
Which in turn impose strong constraints on the possible models for the thermal evolution of the Earth's interior.
Actually we don't know. But,as equator is always directed towards Sun, that opened Earth surface toward solar wind. Earth atmosphere of that time was quite thermally opaque. In the mid-1950s the British mathematician Sydney Chapman calculated the properties of a solar gas at such a temperature and determined it was such a superb conductor of heat that it must extend way out into space, beyond the orbit of Earth.
Then we had two mayor events: hot charged solar wind and no usual Earth magnetic shield at the equator !
Frozen oceans literally had boiled in some 50M years ! Yet, during a 10 to 20 million year stretch of time, beginning about 540 million years ago, life evolved at an explosive rate. Scientists call the period the "Cambrian Explosion."
A group of animals called annelid worms developed during the Cambrian Explosion. Today, about 15,000 species of annelids exist including earthworms, marine bristle worms, and leeches. Scientists believe that burrowing worms play a vital role in maintaining life on Earth by recycling plant and animal remains into carbon dioxide gas. This gas helps modify the climate of the biosphere.And put CO2 thermal blanket around the Earth. Dying  animals protected life from overall death! Death of every animal is invented for life survival on Earth ! Who knows that before that event animals have died at all ?
Yet by the end of the Cambrian explosion, all of the eight major animals body plans in existence today, along with 27 minor ones, had emerged. And no new body plans have developed since.
Hand of God in life forms creation ? Seems no needed at all, except for Earth magnetic pole tilt.

Monday, April 12, 2010

HP invents new memristor logic !

Ever heard of RTL, first type of integrated logic circuits?

Look at the Apollo guidance computer. It actually enabled Apollo program. New memristor logic seems that will not boost new space program. 2Mhz 16 bit computer did all the job ! The Mean Time to Failure (MTBF) of the machine in a space environment was calculated at 50,000 hours -- almost 6 years, and it never failed in flight operations. It was truly a marvel for its time, a tribute to M.I.T.'s designers, and it accomplished a most complex mission.

Manned Space Flight: It's for Us

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Google: No good machine translations without previous machine learning

Several years ago we began developing a large scale machine learning system, and have been refining it over time. We gave it the codename “Seti” because it searches for signals in a large space. It scales to massive data sets and has become one of the most broadly used classification systems at Google.

Computers in spare time against war crimes !

“Have encrypted videos of U.S. bomb strikes on civilians. We need super computer time," stated the Web site, which calls itself “an intelligence agency of the people.”

3nm memristor switches in 50 nanoseconds

HP did it.
The company could have a competitor to flash memory in three years that would have a capacity of 20 gigabytes a square centimeter.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The Devil is not in detail, but in the Pope?

“There is no doubt about it,” the 85-year-old priest said, according to the Catholic News Agency. “Because he is a marvelous pope and worthy successor to John Paul II, it is clear that the Devil wants to grab hold of him.”

Like during the Dark Ages when the Catholic Church slaughtered over 150 million Christians in the name of God, and this atrocity is never mentioned today!

Sex abuse allegations, as well as accusations of cover-ups by bishops and Vatican officials, have swept across Europe in recent weeks.
Actually, I am not sure what sin of these is worse?

Check the Pope's blog.

NaS batteries for megawatt power storage

No grid dependence.

Bush legacy: Is the USA dying society?

If economy should not improve soon, seems yes.
And will the economy improve?  Seems no in the near future.
Some defeated might celebrate in the end. And that is not expected.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Semiconductors sale up 56%

Sales of electronic products in emerging economies are responsible.

Cyber INsecurity: U.S. Struggles To Confront Threat

The whole Library of Congress of military data .. stolen.

No IE9 support for XP !

I recently expressed a lack of surprise that Internet Explorer 9 will almost certainly not be supported on Windows XP. In Redmond's words, a "modern browser" needs a "modern operating system," and Windows XP doesn't qualify.
Web browser security is definitely a problem.

Moore's Law: Pale future of the lithography by 2013, 2016, 2019

Itanium finally sank !

Windows Server 2008 R2 to Phase Out Itanium
Windows Server 2008 R2 will be the last version of Windows Server to support the Intel Itanium architecture.  SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010 are also the last versions to support Itanium.  
Though you might write Itanium Linux OS versions for personal use.

Friday, April 02, 2010

How to split up the US

Looking at the network of US cities, it's been remarkable to see how groups of them form clusters, with strong connections locally but few contacts outside the cluster. For example Columbus, OH and Charleston WV are nearby as the crow flies, but share few connections, with Columbus clearly part of the North, and Charleston tied to the South

iPad May Replace Windows-Based Computers

Finally, a truth on bad hardware
According to Opinion Research Corp. (ORC), 35 percent of those polled said an iPad could eventually replace a laptop or desktop computer running Windows.

Finally something to check USA Moon landings on site

Though EU based in 2017
South pole? Why not at the USA Moon  landing sites?  I mean it would be nice
to see some photos 50 years later in 2019

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Not an April Fools: Unemployment to stay 'unacceptably high' long time

"The unemployment rate is still terribly high and it's going to stay unacceptably high for a long period of time," Geithner said on NBC's "Today" Show.

Not an April Fools: No aliens at the Area 51

Pan Am actually kept alien rumors alive.
Others who got checks say they came from various companies, including Pan American World Airways.

EU currently has 27 member states. Just like the USA in the year 1845

Both needed 58 years to grow up to 27 members.

 Those states joined the USA only 100+ years  later :
December 29, 1845 Texas
December 28, 1846 Iowa
May 29, 1848 Wisconsin
September 9, 1850 California
May 11, 1858 Minnesota
February 14, 1859 Oregon
January 29, 1861 Kansas
June 20, 1863 West Virginia
October 31, 1864 Nevada
March 1, 1867 Nebraska
August 1, 1876 Colorado
November 2, 1889 North Dakota
November 2, 1889 South Dakota
November 8, 1889 Montana
November 11, 1889 Washington
July 3, 1890 Idaho
July 10, 1890 Wyoming
January 4, 1896 Utah
November 16, 1907 Oklahoma
January 6, 1912 New Mexico
February 14, 1912 Arizona
January 3, 1959 Alaska ?
August 21, 1959 Hawaii

BAD HARDWARE: All political implications belong to you. Adoption rate is on average one new member every 2 years.

Navy Seeking Carrier Drone for Use in 2018

Drones fleet against religious zombies?

Well , this world is full of democracy.Like in Orwell's novel 1984.
No one has tried to write a novel 2018?  Yet? Its time came after Orwell's inspiration in the year 1948.
Only 70 years ago before drone Carrier become a reality. One human generation after.

Ooops: AMD gained MPU share in Q409

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) increased its share of the global microprocessor market to 12.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009, as the company took share from both larger rival Intel Corp. and smaller players, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp. 
Not related to Magny Cours Opteron came only later.
April Fools?
Stocks are not any better then in 4Q2009.

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