Friday, October 29, 2010

US nuclear deterrent strategy favors ability to launch over the danger of unauthorized launch

That's the real problem that can cause WWIII.

BAD HARDWARE: Deep Sorry is not an acceptable excuse in that case, isn't it?

Inside Google's Anti-Malware Operation

A Google malware researcher gave a rare peek inside the company's massive anti-malware and anti-phishing efforts at the SecTor conference , and the data that the company has gathered shows that the attackers who make it their business to infect sites and exploit users are adapting their tactics very quickly and creatively to combat the efforts of Google and others.

Intel opens China fab

Intel is also expanding in the U.S. As reported, Intel recently confirmed speculation that it will build a new R&D wafer fab in Hillsboro, Ore., and upgrade other existing U.S. facilities for 22-nm production at a total investment of between $6 billion and $8 billion.

Internet reaches Mt Everest summit

Climbers at the top of Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, will now be able to make video calls and surf the Internet on their mobile phones, a Nepalese telecom group claims.

Ncell, a subsidiary of Swedish phone giant TeliaSonera, said Thursday it had set up a high-speed third-generation (3G) phone base station at an altitude of 5,200 meters (17,000 feet) near Gorakshep village in the Everest region.

The coverage of the network will reach up to the peak of Everest

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Intel Spearheads Open Data Alliance For Cloud Users

A group of 70 current and potential cloud users has banded together to form the Open Data Center Alliance, a group that will issue a roadmap on cloud interoperability in early 2011.

The participation by Intel is a sign of how uniformly cloud data centers rely on the x86 architecture. Even IBM, manufacturer of the Power series of microprocessors, built its Research Triangle Park cloud on x86 servers.

Speeding cloud development and interoperability is likely to speed Intel and AMD chip consumption. That’s why Intel orchestrated the alliance. It will set best practices and standards that allow enterprises to proceed with cloud operations.

The group is looking to provide guidance on building cloud data centers and standards for the interoperability of public and private clouds by 2015.

First eReader in color appears

Finally: China says it has built the world's fastest supercomputer, overtaking United States

The Tianhe-1 machine housed at the National Center for Supercomputing in the northern port city of Tianjin is capable of sustained computing of 2.507 petaflops, the equivalent of 2,507 trillion calculations, per second.

As is typical of new supercomputers, the Tianhe-1a uses the latest processors to gain a speed edge. They include a 2.93 GHz version of the six-core Intel Westmere processor and the Nvidia Fermi M2050.

The Tianhe-1a is built up from 7,168 nodes. Each node contains two Westmere processors, one Fermi graphics card and 32 Gbytes memory.

BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Actually, we already had a case with Japan. However, this one is much worse for US computing supremacy.

Google now second-largest ISP, carries 6.4% of Internet traffic

Google now second-largest ISP, carries 6.4% of Internet traffic

Only one tier 1 provider – a wholesaler to other ISPs – carries more Internet traffic on its backbone network than Google does, and this wholesaler (Arbor declined to identify the provider) carries a lot of Google traffic, too.
The Arbor Networks’ data points to a future where Internet traffic consolidates on the networks of a handful of carriers and content providers – what Arbor calls “hyper giants.”

Year 2010: 1B transistors per human !

Did you know that, by 2010, there will be one billion transistors per human? Or that only 3% of power used by data centers is used for computing?

What is Google spending $2.9 billion on?

But that is what the Internet search giant is (reportedly) getting ready to cough up for a building located on Eighth Avenue in NYC’s swanky Chelsea neighborhood.

CNN Money Says Microsoft's Consumer Brand is "Dying"

Amid record profits Microsoft has serious cause for concern. It is coming off the high of the fastest-selling operating system in its history -- Windows 7. That OS sent its profits soaring and convinced some that Microsoft was no longer on the retreat.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Control computer error halted US nukes !

Engineers believe that the outage at F.E. Warren Air Force Base was caused by a hardware failure in a launch control computer.
Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was immediately briefed about the incident Saturday. He in turn told Defense Secretary Robert Gates. President Obama was briefed Tuesday morning.

Something is slow in the Kingdom

Many UK consumers may be unable to benefit from the new generation of "super-fast" broadband ISP services because of a bottleneck with old computer hardware and routers, with slow Wi-Fi (wireless) networks being a particular pain. Virgin Media raised this issue at its 50Mbps launch last year and yesterday saw BT talking about the same problem.

AMD looks to make a full comeback in 2011

In summary, the well-patronised AMD TFE event in Taipei this year, and the more-than-usual smiling faces of the AMD gang, willing to share more stories on the upcoming stuff, make a good backdrop for the post-Christmas product announcements rush. Intel will have many new goodies to show, too, providing all the right ingredients for an interesting holiday season.

SAP and HP are illegal downloaders from Oracle !

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says he can prove that HP's new CEO Leo Apotheker was in on a plot to steal large amounts of Oracle software during his time at SAP.
But while SAP has admitted to illegal downloads from an Oracle website, it claims that Apotheker moved to stop the illegal downloads as soon as he found out.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

GreenArrays Unveils Compact 144 Multicomputers Chip

GreenArrays today disclosed that it has released into prototype production its very first product, a highly compact and energy-efficient multicomputer chip that integrates 144 computers operating independently and asynchronously. Designated the GA144 Multicomputer Array, the initial portfolio entry is scheduled to be available in evaluation quantities during the second quarter of 2011.

Melinda Gates: "Apple? Not in my kitchen. Ever"

Including no iPods for My (an we suppose Bill's) Kids.

Melinda Gates is the co-leader of the highest-capital non-profit organization in the world, but she's doing an even better service for her household in not allowing any bloated Apple products.

Too late?: Ray Ozzie envisions Microsoft's future without computers

Seattle: Microsoft's software chief Ray Ozzie has asked the company to explore the world beyond PC's. He suggests that the company should start exploring the depths of the Internet world and also the different dimensions of Wireless devices rather being just a Computer oriented company.

Immortal: Microsoft orders computer makers to kill Windows XP

It’s the end of an era: as of October 22, Microsoft is no longer allowing PC makers to legally pre-install its venerable Windows XP operating system on new computers.

Microsoft orders computer makers to kill Windows XP

Monday, October 25, 2010

Microsoft tips off a 2012 Windows 8 launch

It looks like the next-generation Windows operating system is less than two years away.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New D1X fab: Intel Planning new 15nm Development Fab

Part of the investment will also go towards a brand-new development fab in Oregon to be called “D1X”. It is scheduled for R&D startup in 2013, the same year that Intel is planning to introduce its 15nm process.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bye, bye to cellphone privacy

This is a phone espionage suite.
It can be silently installed by just inserting an sd card with the files below on it.
The program does not show up under installed programs or running programs and allows for a useful array or features. Phones running this software can be remotely controled by sms text messages. All commands will be silently received and deleted immediately and results will be issued back to sender.

Oh no, not again: Bank of America foreclosures in 23 US states

In California and 26 other states, however, it will continue to review the legality of its foreclosure documents.

Apple iPad quarter sales disappoint

4 million units sold.

Ray Ozzie, Microsoft Chief Software Architect, Stepping Down

Microsoft without well defined future?

I mean completely in clouds ?

AMD: Cores are dead !

AMD's CTO Mr. Newell says that thermal restrictions, as with with the clock speed wars, will be the key limiting factor for future processors.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Licence to kill: How to kill people with software that doesn't work

When the software firm then refused to rush the job, it's claimed, Netezza illegally and hastily reverse-engineered Predator IISi's code to deliver a version that produced locations inaccurate by up to 13 metres. Despite knowing about the miscalculations, the CIA accepted the software, court submissions indicate.

BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Well informed CIA now has a licence to kill anyone? Killings out of target range are later simply called by Obama's PR officials: collaterals.
And kids killing inevitably creates a tide of new terrorism and that war spiral abroad is so never ending.
In the rest of world and in international tribunal that is however simply called war crimes. And President Obama seems like a responsible person. Knowing that, he is now in the range of possible domestic impeachment.

Only Apple is selling tablets in any numbers

Only Apple is selling tablets in any numbers

However, with the Apple iPad as the poster boy driving demand, worldwide sales of tablet computers will exceed 200 million units in 2014, exceptional growth from its projected 19.5 million unit sales in 2010, according to market research company Gartner Inc.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Africa is bigger than the all big countries together ! Minus Russia

click on to enlarge

Google new Aerial maps option is based on drone photos !

Thanks Big Brother.

Latest: My Windows 7 firewall imediatelly blocked that nasty Aerial option !
Thanks to second Big Brother too. How we could live without those twins?
On the other side, who will ban you to look at the situation at your favorite football field? Orwellian future is here. 25 years later, but it is here, among US.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Recession? No, it is only very looong recovery. But, how long one ?

Call it recession or recovery, for tens of millions of Americans, there’s little difference.
IDC said the US experienced 3.8 per cent growth of PC sell, lower than its expectation of near 11 per cent.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

You have no right to look at my pre 9/11 Presidential records

On November 1, 2001, Bush issued Executive Order 13233, limiting public access to the records of former U.S. presidents. The Bush executive order also includes the documents of former vice presidents. In 2009, it was announced that as many as 22 million emails may have been deleted by the Bush administration.

BAD HARDWARE: No one has had a right to look for what Presdent and vice president did before the 9/11 ? They abolished themself, or something much worse? That means the next President had no right to look at what Bush did in his mandate 2000-2004 !

Stratospheric jump left without wings !

Red Bull has pulled out of a plan to help adventurer Felix Baumgartner carry out a record-breaking parachute jump from the stratosphere.

Airbus 380 cockpit with projector

BAD HARDWARE WEEK now in 100 countries !

Well, at least visitors from 100 countries have been noticed up to now.
The other 100 exotic countries probably never heard off the Internet ?

UC Breakthrough Promises Displays with High Speed, High Readability AND Low Power Usage

(The closest competition with similar brightness is electrochromic technology, which does not switch quickly enough to create video images. And the closest competition that is really low power but can still “do” video is called “Mirasol” technology developed by Quallcomm. However, when trying to display a color like white, the “Mirasol” technology has about one-third the brightness level of the UC technology being announced today. “Mirasol,” in fact, resembles greyed newsprint.)

Earth like world evaporated

Recently Discovered Habitable World May Not Exist

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The real need for encrypting to prevent wiretapping by law in the USA

Bad Hardware: What effective benefit of encrypting is? What is use of encryption gateway for the state?

We are 49th !

As of September 23, 2010, the United States ranked forty-ninth for both male and female life expectancy combined.
Just to underscore the rapidity of the decline, as recently as 1999, the U.S. was ranked by the World Health Organization as 24th in life expectancy. It's now 49th.

There is, however, some good news: the U.S. is now in fifth place in total number of executions, behind only China, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and comfortably ahead of Yemen and Sudan.

Bad Hardware: Hard to believe that legal executions rate is so high that they it is noticeable in
national overall life expectancy. However, US coverage map below with McDonalds restaurants obviously is. 115 miles is the largest McDonalds black zone for addicted.

Cloud computing market to hit $121.1 billion by 2015

According to MarketsandMarkets, the lucrative sector will increase from $37.8 billion in 2010 to $121.1 billion in 2015 at a CAGR of 26.2% from 2010 to 2015.

Updated Superman's tools

"If you talk to Mark, he'll be the first to tell you he thought CU Community was the biggest competition that Facebook ever had," says Goldberg.

It is true that Facebook and CU Community were running neck and neck for a brief moment in Internet history. Facebook had Harvard, CU Community had Columbia, and both were mulling plans for expansion. Only one site would survive. It wasn't Adam Goldberg's.

Formerly Yuppie , but now only : Young And Educated Unemployed Pros

The unemployment rate among workers with at least a college degree is the highest it has been since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking such data, in 1970.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The ugliest bug you can find by your searching tool

Ah, that small nasty devilish beings.
In software and hardware.

What happened to World economy locomotive?

Simply, it didn't stop in time.
Previously , US state silently removed the financial brakes.
Thus, it was not an accident
. More likely: global financial system sabotage.

Deregulation allowed Wall Street to build a house of cards on America's mortgage industry, but many conservatives live in a parallel universe in which the banks are blameless.

How the new world order is effectively dealed with a minimum collaters !

I am victorious

To phone or not to be: Microsoft Readies New Phone Launch With AT&T

Microsoft Corp is set to unveil a new line of phones running its Windows software on Monday, as it attempts to pull back market share from Apple Inc's iPhone and Google Inc's Android system in the fast-growing market for multi-featured 'smartphones'.

Microsoft has just a 5 percent share of the global smartphone market, according to research firm Gartner, compared with 9 percent a year ago. Google's Android system has a 17 percent market share, jumping from only 2 percent a year ago.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Would an extraterrestrial with a planet-hunting telescope know our star has planets?

Yes, conclude astronomers.

"It turns out our solar system has a big bulls-eye of dust in it that ET can see -- if he's got good infrared telescopes," NASA astrophysicist Marc Kuchner told Discovery News. Now it is necessary that ET exist and that searched enough number of persepctive stars.

U.S. jobs continue to flow overseas

Though some companies have actually moved operations back to American shores recently, the lure of cheaper labor in China, India and other foreign countries is more irresistible than ever.

"We should offer tax credits or a five to 10 years tax holiday to companies, domestic or foreign, that want to set up factories in the U.S.," Reuters quoted Intel's Otellini as saying.

LSN, also known as Carrier Grade NAT is an essential tool for stretching a service provider's public IPv4 address space during transition period

Before complete IPv6 takeover.

Man fined $1B for sending Facebook spam

Guerbuez was fined $100 US for each of the 4,366,386 spam messages that were posted onto Facebook profiles in March and April 2008.

Hurray !

Now in less than 50% : Internet Explorer missed in action

And so, for the first time, Microsoft's IE worldwide market share has unceremoniously fallen below 50% - to 49.87% in September.

Meanwhile, Mozilla's Firefox weighed in at an impressive 31.5%, while Google Chrome tripled from 3.69% in September 2009 to 11.54% just a year later. European IE market share has fallen to 40.26% in September this year. Ooooops.

BAD HARDWARE recently reported that Microsoft Balmer's latest bonus somewhere missed too.

HP packs 8 GPGPU Tesla cards in 4U rack units

The SL6500 does appear to be the first hybrid blade system that offers both CPU and GPGPU in a single chassis. HP says that it can fit three GPGPUs in a single rack unit (1U) and put a total of eight in 4U.

Lockheed: Once we have a smart grid, I could switch it from China

"The sheer volume of interactive devices on two-way networks is the biggest risk. By the end of 2015 we will have 440 million new hackable points on the grid. Nobody’s equipped to deal with that today."

Chinese Grad Student Describes Cascade-based Attack on America's Power Grid
Chinese researchers at the Institute of Systems Engineering of Dalian University of Technology published a paper on how to attack a small U.S. power grid sub-network in a way that would cause a cascading failure of the entire U.S.

BAD HARDWARE: If not prevented in time, damages might be much bigger than after 9/11 attacks.

Iran 'detains western spies' after cyber attack on nuclear plant

"Iran's intelligence department has found a solution for confronting [the worm] and it will be applied. Our domination of virtual networks has thwarted the activities of enemies in this regard." Last week by another senior Iranian official, Mahmoud Liaii, who said: "An electronic war has been launched against Iran." It was apparently constructed by a small team of as many as five to 10 highly educated and well-funded hackers, Symantec says.

Thus, team less than dozen, announced the cyber war against Iran?
By the way, since when industrial SCADA runs on virtual networks? Then, it implies that starting from SCADA terminals, the others network control nodes where attacked using it like a wormhole ! :) :(

Friday, October 01, 2010

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has had his bonus cut

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has had his bonus cut over the dead-on-arrival Kin phone debacle and the company's apparent failure to challenge Apple's Ipad.

Second Chinese lunar probe set for launch tonight

Chang'e-3, the country's first moon landing, will be an unmanned probe expected to launch in 2013, releasing a moon rover to survey the surface and interior of the moon

IPv4 is doomed. Soon.

White House orders agencies to migrate to IPv6

Persian nuclear centrifuge striken by Biblical plaque !?

Security researchers have discovered an obscure biblical reference hidden in the complex code of a powerful, yet enigmatic worm known as Stuxnet.

Langner also stated that the "weaponized" Stuxnet worm was specifically programmed to disable centrifuges at Iranian nuclear facilities.

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