Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Far Moon surface is full of Earth rocks !

Earth Had Two Moons That Crashed to Form One, Study Suggests

Soviet Lunokhod left no visible moving traces on Moon !

The rover would run during the lunar day, stopping occasionally to recharge its batteries via the solar panels. At night the rover hibernated until the next sunrise, heated by the radioactive source. APOLLO is now using Lunokhod 1's reflector for experiments, as they discovered, to their surprise, that it was returning much more light than other reflectors on the moon. According to a NASA press release, APOLLO researcher Tom Murphy said, "We got about 2,000 photons from Lunokhod 1 on our first try. Lunokhod rovers were about 2.3 meters long and 1.5 meters tall.

99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Yeah, I know, they are barely visible. But all Apollo astronauts footprints are visible !

Virtually Every Ultrabook Appears to Violate Sony's Patent !

Cabinet (chassis)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 25.9x0.97x20.8 cm
Weight 0.835 kg
Display diagonal size 10.4 in
Hard drive storage
Hard drive size 20 GB
Interfaces & networking
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g wireless LAN ( PC Card)
RAM installed 512 MB
OS & software
Operating system Windows XP Professional
Processor manufacturer Intel
Processor model Pentium M (ULV)
Clock speed 1.1 GHz
Graphics processor Intel Extreme Graphics 2
Graphics RAM 96 MB

Apple's patent appears invalid due to prior art -- Sony Corp. (TYO:6758) released a teardrop laptop in 2004, the Sony VAIO X505.]

Freezing: Americans saw wealth plummet 40 percent from 2007

The Federal Reserve said the median net worth of families plunged by 39 percent in just three years, from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010. That puts Americans roughly on par with where they were in 1992.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Effectively, nothing has been done in the last 20 years, right?

Flammable political implications on Flame used Resource 207 !

If the U.S. government developed Flame as well, that would mean its team was actively involved in undermining the security of Windows, America's biggest software export.
Another scenario is that Flame is an Israeli product, and that Resource 207 was brought to the Stuxnet project by the Israeli military-intelligence researchers who joined their American counterparts in producing Stuxnet after the Stuxnet project had already begun. (American and Israeli sources have each claimed in the press that their nation originated Stuxnet.)
Rumors in the Israeli press have connected Flame to a brewing political scandal in Israel, which alleges that Defense Minister Ehud Barak and former head of the armed forces Gabi Ashkenazi spied on each other and even tried to undermine the other with forged memos.
"Our Israeli source tells us that the Shin Bet [Israeli domestic intelligence] installed Flame on the computer of Barak's chief of staff after Ashkenazi complained the former was spying on him," Britain's Guardian newspaper said on June 8.

However, that is not the end. “Is the U.S. releasing viruses so powerful that it needs to lose its control of the Internet?” “I don't think by itself the release of Flame rises to threshold. I’m dubious of is effectiveness, and suspicious of those claims.” 

Friday, June 08, 2012

Obama's Flame virus briefly disrupting Iran's oil industry !

"If the attackers are caught mid-attack, and they do not know about it, it becomes possible to track them down."
Flame virus even briefly disrupting Iran's oil industry, according to senior Iranian officials.
Flagrant act of war !
Diving Into Flame, Researchers Find A Link To Stuxnet !
Researchers digging through the code of the recently discovered Flame worm say they have come across a wealth of evidence that suggests Flame and the now-famous Stuxnet worm share a common origin.
Researchers from Kaspersky Lab say that a critical module that the Flame worm used to spread is identical to a module used by Stuxnet.a, an early variant of the Stuxnet worm that began circulating in 2009, more than a year before a later variant of the worm was discovered by antivirus researchers at the Belarussian firm VirusBlokAda.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: State authorized drone attacks on Pakistan, Flame attacks on Iran, those countries not declared a war.

Olympic Games Flame authors order infected computers to remove all traces of the malware

Olympic Games Flames unplanned shut down even before the Games officially has been opened.

Canon launches EOS 650D, world's first SLR camera with touch panel

Canon launches EOS 650D, world's first digital SLR camera with touch panel


AMD Windows drivers full of security holes !

On the effectiveness of DEP and ASLR

Thursday, June 07, 2012

SOI SOS: Intel is loosing its manufacturing edge

Tic - Hic - Tac tehnology.

Boeing's Phantom Eye Makes First Autonomous Flight

Boeing's Phantom Eye Makes First Autonomous Flight
It can fly up to 96 hours without needing to land, but Boeing is looking to make a new model in 2014 that can fly up to 240 hours without landing.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: 10 days without landing

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The Holy Grail of supercomputing

The checkpointing bottleneck must be solved in order for researchers to create supercomputers capable of "exascale computing," or 1,000 quadrillion operations per second.

Liquidmetal housing for Apple and Intel

It consists of differing levels of zirconium, titanium, nickel and copper among others, and its slick, smooth finish is where the “liquid” moniker is born. Twice the strength of titanium – often considered to be a premium metal when it comes to product design, it would certainly change the game, and with Apple having exclusivity over it, the iPhone, iPad et al would have a significant advantage over rivals.
There were reports that the next iPhone would feature Liquidmetal, which have since been quashed, and with Atakan Peker, a Liquidmetal inventor, stating commercial shipments of Apple products based on metallic glass area few years away due to lack of maturity in the technology.

Non critical: Yet another Space Shuttle wing damage !

Scratch from the New York bridge this time.


Facebook is heading towards oblivion like Yahoo !

In 5-8 years

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

iTV details

Apple TV Software beta enables users to mirror the contents of an iPad 2 to an Apple TV (2nd generation) using AirPlay.

IPv6: A Historic Day or an Historic Day?

Back to the coming apocalypse, or rather the end of the coming apocalypse; at 0001 GMT, on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, all DNS servers across the world will turn IPv6 support on permanently. Most internet users won’t even notice that the change has been made, because home computers have been building in support for IPv6 for a few years now, and most ISPs will take another few years to turn IPv4 off entirely. Even with both IPv4 and IPv6 running simultaneously, users won’t be blocked from certain parts of the web if they don’t meet certain requirements; certain IPv4 addresses have been reserved and are used to “tunnel” requests between IPv6 servers through IPv4 connections.

Flame malware burns in Microsoft's security !

The Flame malware used a cryptographic collision attack in combination with the terminal server licensing service certificates to sign code as if it came from Microsoft. However, code-signing without performing a collision is also possible. This is an avenue for compromise that may be used by additional attackers on customers not originally the focus of the Flame malware. In all cases, Windows Update can only be spoofed with an unauthorized certificate combined with a man-in-the-middle attack.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Code words are: Flame, Olympic games, Peace during the. 
What follows after? Presidential elections in the US ! What a great plan.
Isobel Coote, 58, from Ballygawley will carry the Flame to the middle of the Peace Bridge, where she will hand it to 13-year-old Meabh Fisher from Derry~Londonderry.

The answer to all our Windows 8 wet dreams: The Ivy Bridge Asus Transformer Book

If you’ve ever looked at an Asus Transformer and wished that it was slightly bigger, had an x86 processor, and ran Windows, I have good news:

Monday, June 04, 2012

Retired Space Shuttle


Intel Announces Breakthrough in Plastic Chassis Design, Makes Cheaper Ultrabooks Possible

Intel Announces Breakthrough in Plastic Chassis Design, Makes Cheaper Ultrabooks Possible

Friday, June 01, 2012

Wireless charging

Wireless rechargers cut the last cord to tablets by recharging merely by lying then on a specially wired surface.
Increased energy demands on mobile devices drives the need for new ways to manage battery life. Wireless charging provides such an opportunity by creating a common charging platform for a range of devices, and offering an infrastructure to support it. Freescale's wireless charging solutions provide intelligent, software-based means of transferring power wirelessly.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Finally, more than 100 years after Nikola Tesla patented it. :)

Olympic Games Bug: Obama ordered Cyberattacks Against Iran

Obama ordered Cyberattacks Against Iran.
Mr. Obama decided to accelerate the attacks — begun in the Bush administration and code-named Olympic Games — even after an element of the program accidentally became public in the summer of 2010 because of a programming error that allowed it to escape Iran’s Natanz plant and sent it around the world on the Internet.
To do that, the Israelis would have to be convinced that the new line of attack was working. The only way to convince them, several US officials said in interviews, was to have them deeply involved in every aspect of the program. Soon the two countries had developed a complex worm that the Americans called “the bug.” 
When the engineer left Natanz and connected the computer to the Internet, the American- and Israeli-made bug failed to recognize that its environment had changed. It began replicating itself all around the world. Suddenly, the code was exposed, though its intent would not be clear, at least to ordinary computer users.
“We think there was a modification done by the Israelis,” one of the briefers told the president, “and we don’t know if we were part of that activity.” 
Mr. Obama has repeatedly told his aides that there are risks to using — and particularly to overusing — the weapon. In fact, no country’s infrastructure is more dependent on computer systems, and thus more vulnerable to attack, than that of the United States. It is only a matter of time, most experts believe, before it becomes the target of the same kind of weapon that the Americans have used, secretly, against Iran. 

99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Collateral damages are acceptable !? Let me guess, Olympic FLAME virus is already ignited, isn't it? Ooooooh,  I shot myself in the leg.

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