Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Large Li-ion battery packs: Active balancing improves many parameters
E.U. Opens Antitrust Investigation Into Google
Fireworks at Dreamliner
A French newspaper that said a worker left a metal tool in the electrical compartment.
Boeing Co. is modifying portions of the electrical system on its forthcoming Dreamliner, after an in-flight fire aboard a test plane two weeks ago again threw the timetable for the flagship program into doubt.
The move marks just the latest setback for the Dreamliner, which is running nearly three years behind schedule and is in danger of again missing a key milestone: its first delivery to a customer, which Boeing has projected for early next year.
The events also highlight the reliance of new planes on potentially fickle software and electrical systems. A post-fire power interruption caused a series of cascading power failures that affected many of the plane's systems, including autothrottle, computer flight-deck displays and electronic flight controls.But many of the 787's redundant electrical systems appeared to fail. Boeing long has maintained that the sophisticated electronics and software aboard the new Dreamliner were designed with many backups to avoid the kind of power-failure scenario encountered during the fire.
Bad Hardware: Is there pilot in the Airplane ! ? Though, a Federal Aviation Administration pilot was at the jet's controls when the fire broke out, and a Boeing test pilot was in the co-pilot's seat.
Next Assange: Attack on Mayor US Bank
The U.S. government hired a brilliant former hacker who goes by 'Mudge' to work on a project to stop digital leaks once and for all.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Worldwide anarchy in CSV format
Friday, November 26, 2010
EUV is the only technology available for mass production sub 20-nm
BAD HARDWARE: Oh yeah? Some analysts say that 25 fab will ramp in 2011. Next generation is 18nm in 2014. But, where are EUV (even pilot) chips now? Needed to invest in EUV fab.
Glowing lovers could seat below them.
A new thing for US -- half of the top 10 machines are in other places !
Though, hmmm, 50% of the world's share is still good.
Renowned supercomputing expert Pete Beckman has been named director of a newly created Exascale Technology and Computing Institute (ETCi) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Google: Chrome OS Still Coming This Year
SAP shares fall on $1.3 billion Oracle fine ruling
Dell replaced mainboards on 22% of the 21 million OptiPlex units sold
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
e-paper on paper ?
Monday, November 22, 2010
Rare earth become frequent problem in the US
Russia to return sample from Fobos, the US returns nothing
Intel eyes 1,000-core processor
A prototype Intel chip that currently contains 48 cores could eventually be transformed into a 1,000-core processor.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Secret U.S. Space Plane May Be Too Mysterious
Nile by night from space
American sex robots ready to invade the UK
Still, the added features don't come cheap, as Roxxxy carries a rather expensive $7,000 - $9,000 price tag, plus a required monthly subscription.
Sandia upgrades supercomputer benchmarks
Obama is Big Brother: FBI swoops on Google and Facebook
The Most advanced rootkits ever
AMD chips crunch Atoms in Fusion lab experiments
Cyber bandit 'broke into Fed Reserve records
United States prosecutors say a sophisticated Malaysian cyber bandit has hacked into US Federal Reserve computers and also stolen nearly 500,000 credit and debit card numbers.
Among Poo's other alleged hackings, the Secret Service says he entered a Pentagon contractor's system "potentially compromising highly sensitive military logistics information".
Super-secret debug capabilities of AMD processors !
"I've been trying to put those registers to work as a soothing since my dearest one passed away, but there is little hope of success without knowing at least the functions of the bits in the Control register."
Thursday, November 18, 2010
WD TV Live Hub
Will have too built-in Wi-Fi 802.11n networking, HDMI output, Ethernet, composite A/V, USB 3.0 host and web-browsing capability.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
USB - Satan's Data Connection
Is external USB drive satanic too, remains to be seen.
It is the ideal solution for users (Satan worshipers) such as photographers or graphic designers who want to store and share high-definition photos or videos, large documents, presentations or music.
BAD HARDWARE: USB is de facto ideal device for devilish virus spreading.
Monday, November 15, 2010
French Connection: Lenovo to Launch LePad Tablet in the U.S. Next Year
Mr. Yang said Lenovo is assessing whether to use Google Inc.'s Chrome operating system on its computers, but declined to give details.
8 cool features of Chrome 8 beta
BAD HARDWARE: Recognizing PDF format (the tip from our French connection) by Chrome 8 browser too.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Unsung Heroes: 14 Years of Hard Drive Performance
Launch Cost & $/GB
WD Caviar 22100
$215 / $5.38
|WD 800JB||80GB|| |
$189 / $2.36
|WD Raptor 36GB|| |
$249 / $6.49
$99 / $0.40
WD 1TB Caviar Black
$183 / 0.18
|WD 2TB Caviar Black|| |
|$300 / $0.15|
WD Raptor 300GB
|$300 / $1|
Doomsday: I will scorch you nonbelievers !
Thursday, November 11, 2010
First Apple sold for 150K Pounds
Shares of Cisco fell 14.7%
Boeing 787 Dreamliner Test Aircraft Demonstrates Emergency Landing
Aircraft was on regular approach when fire was noticed
Merriam-Webster - The Free Dictionary: Demonstrates 3rd person singular present of dem·on·strate (Verb)
1. Clearly show the existence or truth of (something) by giving proof or evidence.
2. Give a practical exhibition and explanation of (how a machine, skill, or craft works or is performed)
Bah, nothing unexpected. BAD HARDWARE WEEK noticed and recognized Boeing 787 long time ago as a magnet for all kind of problems.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
NASA Demonstrates 40G/100G Networks at SC10
US plan Exaflops supercomputer in 2018
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Google: How Companies Are Bypassing The U.S. High Income-Tax Rate
Countries such as the United States and United Kingdom are avoided by large technology companies because of their high income-tax rates. The U.S. corporate income-tax rate is 35%, while the U.K.'s is set at 28%.
Royal Navy website sunk by hackers
Why China's New Supercomputer Is not Technically the World's Fastest
The haploid human genome contains ca. 23,000 RNA replicators, but
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
Why Exalogic for data mining is needed at all?
- US is #2 in the world for per capita mobile data usage and trails only Sweden in this category.
- 47% of the devices sold in the US in Q3 2010 were smartphones
iPad set to fuel explosion in data traffic
To start planning for 4G, 5G, and beyond, US should think about rolling a 50 year broadband plan.
Total U.S. mobile data traffic to exceed 1 Exabyte (billion gigabytes) by end of 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
Why Robots With Vaginas Are a Bad Idea
The claims about land of Free doesn't relate to twitters
Twitter still not invented by then, when the Constitution have been concieved.
US Homeland Security monitors everyone's tweets
Mars hypersonic landing
Of course, once upon time. It could effectively accelerate small load with rocket engine to Mars orbit.
Hmm, seems like a science fiction? Well, in my time army robots were too science fiction. Now, there are officially some 4000 applied in Iraq !
Friday, November 05, 2010
SAP AG has agreed to pay $120 million to Oracle Corp
SAP AG has agreed to pay $120 million to Oracle Corp in return for a promise by the U.S. company not to seek punitive damages in its suit against SAP for software theft, according to sources familiar with the agreement.
Climate change made ocean circulation switch direction
Deja vue: Internal memos confirm Apple's new MacBook Air has bugs
Researcher: Rollable displays unfold in 2015
Rollable color displays could become available as early as 2015, according to a leading researcher in the field. The displays are expected to enable a new class of mobile products.
10 signs you need to drop your girlfriend
Comet flyby amazing shot
NASA's Deep Impact "EPOXI" mission reported a very successful flyby of the comet Hartley 2 on Thursday. The probe passed 435 miles overhead of the primordial snowball at 27,000 miles-per-hour.
Deep Impact's fly-by reveals a small, peanut-shaped comet that has been spitting out cyanide for days.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Phase change memory solves server problems !
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
CO2 emission problem remains long time unsolvable
Cloud Computing even at Mars
Cloud computing is a way to gain fast flexibility in computing ability by ordering capacity on demand - as if from the clouds - and paying only for what is used. NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Project moved to this strategy last week for the software and data that the rovers' flight team uses to develop daily plans for rover activities.