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- The Archos
TV+, announced in June'07 might make a good replacement for a
PVR, it looks
like it does not have a cable tuner built in and that, while it has
an HDMI output, it does not go beyond 720p. This became available in Jan'08, starting at $229. FutureShop carries it at a rather inflated price.
claiming that light has actually been sped up beyond the speed of
light, but mainly discussing recent advances in slowing it down.
July'07, the UK has decided not to extend
music copyright beyond 50 years
(not to be confused with PhotoGenetics) is a photoshop like thing
AOpen one of my clients
uses a number of AOpen's highly integrated motherboards for management and
secretarial machines, seems to be a good solution unless you need to push the video
beyond 1280x1024 resolution. They had some problems installing the NT
drivers, but that's pretty common. In late 2004 AOpen introduced a motherboard
that uses the Pentium-M (mobile) chip, this allows one to build a much
more power-efficient workstation as one of these chips uses between 3W
and 20W when running instead of the more typical 100W of the current
Pentium-4 and Athlon processors.
powered house that gets 100% of its energy from solar and does long
term storage of excess energy by storing hydrogen gas (produced from
electrolysis of water) and then using the hydrogen to power fuel cells.
This allows the house to capture excess power in the summer for use in
the winter (when the solar panels do not provide enough power). While
largely funded for research purposes the intent is that others
should be able to repeat this for a price of about US$100,000 (which is
still probably beyond economically justifiable).
- Tumbleweed Bison,
is a buffalo farm near Calgary if your taste for meat extends beyond
- InPhase Technologies has announced
their 300GB Tapestry holographic drives will ship in 2006. Now InPhase
is saying they will be shipping a 600GB write-once system in the
fall of 2007, while the disks are not cheap at $180/each the drives are
insanely expensive at $18,000. Looks like a big flop to me. They have kind of missed their shipping date, they have shown the 300GB drive at NAB in April'08 and claim that it will ship in May'08 (about 2 years late). But it's still the ridiculous $18K for a drive and $180 for a 300GB cartridge, so that's not price competitive with a 3.5 inch 300GB hard drive in an external USB enclosure. Even if you were to write copies to a few drives for redundancy it is just not competitive. And in Aug 2008 we started hearing about layoffs at InPhase. InPhase delays their 300GB holographic drive until late 2009, by which time it will be beyond obsolete - however, the article also mentions that GE is developing something that might compete in the 300GB disk field. In Feb'10 the InPhase saga came to an end.
Quake3's fast InvSqrt() function
is one strange piece of C code. Discussed here
on Slashdot. Its even made it to a paper.
- The Windows XP retail cut off date is currently 30-June-2008, beyond that point in time the only way a consumer can get a new license would be to buy a new PC with Vista from a major vendor (probably Dell) who offers a downgrade option. 
- AppLogic the next level beyond a VPS? 
- WiMax has been called a disaster, an Australian implementation had trouble getting beyond 2km range. 
- Will Microsoft wake up smarter and extend the retail lifetime of Windows XP beyond 30-June-2008? Dell has announced they will provide copies of XP Pro past the cut off date, this is being done under the Windows Vista for Business downgrade license program, so you need to buy a Dell machine with a Vista for Business license and they will supply an install image CD for XP Pro (in case you want to downgrade to XP) or on some models Dell will even pre-install the downgrade at the factory. Microsoft says that XP will still stop selling in June. There are some on-line petitions to save XP and there has been an attempt to demonstrate that people still want XP by calling in to Microsoft's support lines en-masse. More on Dell's XP Pro downgrade offering, looks like it will only be available on a few of their machines, and it may cost you $50. Microsoft said in late June that there would be no reprieve for XP, but that local OEMs may still continue to buy XP through to 31-Jan-2009, they also say that support for XP will last until 2014. This article claims that Microsoft's software license allows customers who purchase a copy of Windows to install and run a previous version of the OS at no additional cost, I wonder what really happens when you enter a Vista license key into an XP install... 
- SciMath provides scientific and mathematical calculations beyond those offered by SciPy.  
- Could the Python import mechanism be broken beyond repair? I can't say I have really had to struggle with it to the extent this article describes, so I'm probably in the large group who find it does the right thing most of the time and in the rare cases it causes problems some thought (and perhaps recoding) is enough to avoid the issue. Still, I would not argue against a better design where even the edge cases work easily. 
- ATT is going live with the TerreStar sat phone service after July'09, this will cover the whole of North America and Mexico with satellite coverage and the phone will switch to an available GSM network to save costs. Might be just the ticket for an emergency phone for those who wander beyond standard GSM coverage. This satellite was successfully launched on July 1st (talk about Canada Day fireworks!) and will be activating soon, it appears that coverage will be limited because of line-of-sight from the ground to the satellite, so it might not work if you are on the wrong side of a mountain (or shielded by a nearby building). 
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