Tuesday, March 29, 2005

SPCR :: View topic - New Thermalright XP-90C good discussion about aluminium versus copper in heatsinks.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

SPCR :: View topic - Monster Cars in the US get BIG tax incentives tax deductions for the least efficient cars, and paltry tax incentives for energy efficient vehicles.

good luck america :P
Slashdot | Software Development Practices At Google "It's widely known that Google allows its engineers to spend 20% of paid work time on personal projects (that are nevertheless considered property of the company)"

Well, I didn't know that, interesting fact. :)

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Friday, March 18, 2005

Fiona Apple’s “lost album” surfaces on P2P

Sony exec's don't release an album, two years later that album is on P2P. Now, who is hurting the artists?

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Apple de-socializes iTunes | The Register: "Bit by bit, Apple is tightening the DRM noose, reducing the amount of freedom its own customers enjoy."

Welcome back eMule :D

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Wanted: Cheap giant bit barrel What we need is a handy-dandy storage appliance into which you just plug drives, and which takes care of the details itself.
Online poker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Slashdot | 'Online Poker' Googlebomb

Monday, March 14, 2005

Neowin.net - Where unprofessional journalism looks better - The chronicles of a futile battle: Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD "As far as entertainment is concerned, the maximum video resolution DVD could provide, 720x480, was shortly overcame by the progress pace and new technical features of new TVs, multimedia projectors or other image display devices. But the main problem remains the poor security. DeCSS and DivX came as major surprises, and lessened the DVD enthusiasm. The IT industry wasn't very excited either by the new disc, all things considered. The DVD R/RW vs. DVD-R/RW battle, born, all in all, still in the entertainment area, generated a lot of confusion and lead to a much lower than expected PC technology implementation ratio. Combining both technologies in combo devices was a last resort solution, unable to generate much enthusiasm either."

Sunday, March 13, 2005

TrustedReviews - Supersize Me"We’ve all got digital cameras these days, and I’m sure I’m not the only one with an unfeasibly large number of pictures waiting to be organised. These days just getting them off my memory card and in a place that I’ll one day be able to find them again is an achievement in and of itself"

hehehe, this is soooo true!

Friday, March 11, 2005

Slashdot | P2P (More) Legal in France: "A french appeal court ruled yesterday in favour of somebody who downloaded about 500 movies, on the ground that those were private copies, and that he didn't redistributed them, and that a tax was payed on blank media."
MS calls for US patent reform | The Register Microsoft yesterday called for reform of the US patent system, claiming that the long-term health of the system is threatened both by a flood of patent applications and an "explosion of sometimes-abusive litigation".

wow, surprise! surprise! did you know that Microsoft wanted to patent FAT32 file system? (and failed)

Monday, March 07, 2005

Israel’s kosher phone, when religion gets crazy
EC OKs software patents | The Register "Despite opposition from open sourcers, the European Parliament, Denmark, Poland and Portugal and support from almost no-one but Bill Gates KBE the European Council of Ministers has approved passage of the software patents bill."

Wired News: England's EBay for Sex "Users must create a free account to browse the services offered. Users can rate the services they've tried, or even offer their own services. Like eBay, AdultWork takes a cut of all transactions, which are processed through the web bank Nochex."
Wired 13.03: Why Your Broadband Sucks Governor Ed Rendell signed into law a bill prohibiting the Reds in local government from offering free Wi-Fi throughout their municipalities. [...] Some are discovering that free wireless access increases the value of public spaces just as, well, streetlamps do. And just as streetlamps don't make other types of lighting obsolete, free wireless access in public spaces won't kill demand for access in private spaces. In economoid-speak, these public services may well provide positive externalities. Yet we will never recognize these externalities unless municipalities are free to experiment.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

new concept "unauthorized linking", here's the ilegal link