Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Digital Divide alive and well

What do you know I thought it wasn't long ago that the Digital Divide was something like global warming i.e. either it's a major problem and we need to fix it or it doesn't exist at all and just a figment of a pessimist mind.
Anyways, here's the latest study showing that the Digital Divide does seem to be alive and growing!

New data: 40 percent in US lack home broadband
Looks like the gap between the haves and have-nots continues to grow.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Quote of the day

"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn." -- Seagate CEO Bill Watkins

Friday, February 12, 2010

ATI Radeon HD 5770 vs 4850 vs HD 5750 vs GTX 275

Looks like I need to get a ATI 5850 at least to replace my current Nvidia 275.
Think I'll just wait for the Nvidia DX11 parts coming out in a couple of months.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

TPM chip worthless for security

I guess that's why you rarely find any motherboards that even used it in the first place.

Security chip that does encryption in PCs hacked

In Defense of Microsoft

I know, I know. You hate Microsoft for its bloated, buggy software, its slowness to innovate, and its government-certified, monopolistic bullying. I won't argue with any of those points, or those made last week in the NY Times by former Microsoft VP Dick Brass, who called his former employer "a clumsy, uncompetitive innovator."

Talk about FAIL!
Only reason Microsoft is ubiquitous is that it is in fact a convicted Monopoly! And like all monopolies, it kept prices artificially high for it's software.
Instead of costing less year after year a new version of Windows will cost you the same if not more!

Author also forgets that for years Microsoft made it difficult if not impossible to install alternate operating systems on a PC.
"And all of those businesses can exchange content because their hardware and software is compatible." Sure tell that to a person trying to open a office 2007 document in an older version of office LOL!
Wonder how much Microsoft paid him for this article?
Ironic that Microsoft killed 2 of the thing on the top 10 list of things they liked about Microsoft linked in that article namely:
Flight Simulator

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

In their words: Experts weigh in on Mac vs. PC security

Current state of PC and Mac security according to the experts.
They asked 32 of them the following question:
Which is more secure for consumers--Mac or PC, and why?
Personally, I roll with Mac because like Lamothe's game programming law #1:
virus writers write viruses for the most popular platform which is Windows

Another look at the hardware behind the iPad

What's Inside the iPad's Chip?

Monday, February 1, 2010


Hmm just came across this Drobo thing.
Seems promising will have to check it out some more:
Drobo Best Practices: Crafting a Digital Asset Management Strategy

Steve Jobs Presentation Secrets

It's all about the adjectives apparently LOL:
Steve Jobs’s stage presence and speech delivery are second to none. So what’s his secret? Adjectives!

Capitalism in a nutshell

Tell me it ain't so joe.
Sounds no different than a pyramid scheme to me!
Paulson says he was scared and clueless during Lehman collapse
So basically these people that get astronomical compensation have no clue what the hell they are doing!
Every taxpayer should be outraged since you all paid for the bailout!

Steve Jobs Is Not Happy With Google, Adobe

I agree with him on the Flash thing. It will eventually go the way of the Java applets or Microsoft ActiveX. Anyone even use those or remember them anymore?
Only problem is it will take some time for that to happen but it's gonna happen and Adobe has already accepted defeat as they will include the ability to convert your Flash stuff to a format that will run on an iPhone in CS5.
"Adobe® Flash® Professional CS5 will include a Packager for iPhone that will let you publish ActionScript 3 projects to run as native applications for iPhone. These applications can be delivered to iPhone users through the Apple App Store.*"
So might as well start learning about HTML5 since the world is moving to HTML5.
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