Monday, May 30, 2005

NAND Flash

NAND flash is the most popular digital storage for mobile devices such as cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, memory cards, USB memory and game systems. This year the market is expected to be worth $8 billion, growing to $13 billion by 2008. According to Dataquest, Samsung Electronics held a leading 44.4 percent share of the NAND flash market in 2002, and 54 percent last year.

http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200505/200505300032.html

Sunday, May 29, 2005

FireFox fights on

Microsoft makes up 65% of use while Firefox is now up to 25%.
Netscape is not even a pimple on a mole
http://www.bayoubuzz.com/articles.aspx?aid=4069

For browers stats, check out
http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

Voyager I

Voyager Enters Solar System's Final Frontier NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered the solar system's final frontier, a vast, turbulent expanse where the Sun's influence ends and the solar wind crashes into the thin gas between stars.

Fact: Voyager I is the furthest man-made object in space from earth.

Also... Star Trek fans should know... that in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Captain Kirk and his crew encountered a mysterious space object which called itself V'ger, which later turned out to be the long lost Voyager.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Stealth virus warning sounded again

Virus authors are choosing not to create global epidemics--such as Melissa or Blaster--because that distracts them from their core business of creating and selling botnets, according to antivirus experts.

"With 5,000 PCs under your control--none of which are being destroyed or showing actual qualifiable damage as a result--you will fit under the radar, probably make some money and you probably won't get arrested."

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5719765.html

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

http://crazyapplerumors.com/

http://crazyapplerumors.com/

Apple may use Intel chips

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9584_22-5716580.html?tag=nl.e589

http://www.findthoughts.com/

http://www.findthoughts.com
The Neuro Search Engine...

"We have developed a new search engine technology that allows you to search peoples' minds for factual information. Think of it as a brain powered version of Google. Take advantage of the accumulated knowledge of hundreds of individuals to find the answers you are looking for. Over 300 student volunteers at research universities have been fitted with wearable internet devices. These devices have electrodes that attach to the scalp, and when the device is connected to a PC, the Internet, and our neural scanner network, it allows people to search their thoughts from our website."

Seems like talking to a computer instead. May be good entertainment :)

Monday, May 23, 2005

Verity (Word of the Day)

ver•ity /verti/ noun (pl. -ies)
1 [usually pl.] (formal) a belief or principle about life that is accepted as true: the eternal verities of life
2 [U] (old use) truth

Another example: A little verdant flowery island of poetic intellect, of melodious human verity.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Tales from the Geekside

http://www.geek.com/geekside/gs070.htm

Today, we bring you another article. Have a good laugh...
The whole cooling cube came loose and proceeded to crack the motherboard due to extreme cold, while the CPU caused something akin to Chernobyl

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Microsoft: The Next 25 Years

Microsoft: The Next 25 Years
As we "celebrate" the first 25 years of Microsoft. We take a look ahead at what the future holds for the next 25 years at Microsoft.

http://www.bbspot.com/Features/2000/9/ms_years.html

Red Screen of Death?

Windows users have long been familiar with the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), also known by its technical name, "stop error." Some Longhorn beta testers are encountering an even more frightening sight: the new Red Screen of Death. But don't worry - it's expected to be a thing of the past by the time the new operating system hits the market. Read more here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/michkap/archive/2005/05/07/415335.aspx

The Empire Strikes Bush

"This is how liberty dies -- to thunderous applause."

Another fine article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/blog/2005/05/16/BL2005051600615.html

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Han Solo once said, "Never tell me the odds"

Empire takes us by Force
The six-part, 28-year saga draws to a close with the release of Revenge of the Sith. Fan or not, everyone's universe has been altered in some way by George Lucas's vision

An excellent article: link here

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Friday, May 06, 2005

Apache2Triad

A package that contains EVERYTHING that you need starting a server on your comp.
The package list is fantastic... and comprehensive. But some of the add-ons are unncessary. Beware of the security risks or installing more also.

http://apache2triad.net/info.php

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Visual Basic 6

Microsoft ended mainstream support (i.e., free technical support) for Visual Basic 6.0 on March 31, 2005. This move indicates that there will be no more bug fixes, service packs, new versions, or, most importantly, enhancements to the programming language. This is worrisome to the classic VB development community because VB6 remains the preferred approach for many kinds of applications; in particular, mainstream business applications with a database component.

http://builder.com.com/5100-6371_14-5688914.html?tag=nl.e416
http://www.classicvb.org/petition/