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articles from May 2002

Monday, May 20, 2002

Nano breakthrough charges science world

IBM researchers publish amazing results: transistors made of carbon nanotubes that arefaster than silicon and carry more current.

These guys are looking at the Moore's law horizon, still 15 to 20 years away, and finding ways to beat it. Amazing stuff.

[linear] @ [09:03 AM] [Link]

Tuesday, May 7, 2002

APOD: 2002 May 1

Some pretty pictures from that expensive new camera on the Hubble Space Telescope. Here's another one from APOD and a gallery of them from the proud folks at Ball Aerospace.

[linear] @ [11:55 AM] [Link]

Monday, May 6, 2002

The Register prints one of the most insightful and well-reasoned pieces of anti-FUD I've ever seen: a letter from Peruvian Congressman David Villanueva Nuņez to Microsoft Peru.

[linear] @ [02:23 PM] [Link]


IE allows universal Cross Site Scripting

This bulletin from Thor Larholm ought to scare you, especially if you have a MS passport.

The patch that supposedly fixed this type of thing wasn't complete enough to really close the hole it seems.

There is a lot of worthwhile information in the links on Thor's page. I especially found value in the list of unpatched vulnerabilities.

[linear] @ [11:50 AM] [Link]


The Sna Jose Mercury news has this amazing Kafkaesque article in which they describe how it might possibly become a cirme to watch a program and skip watching the commercials.

Media spokesdroids are already using the verb "steal" to describe watching a recorded show without viewing the commercials. They're trying to make Congress pass ill-considered legislation to make it an actual crime. Time to contact your congresscritter.

[linear] @ [11:35 AM] [Link]

Friday, May 3, 2002

WildMag 256b.htm Compo

Here's some really great coding. Some of the effects are just awesome.

[linear] @ [12:56 PM] [Link]


The Bill Clinton Talk Show?

I guess you've been living under a rock if you haven't already heard about this. But it shouldn't really surprise anybody. You can easily imagine him sitting around with his hollywood pals, the Thomasons, and cooking up the idea.

If it airs, it will be American culture at its finest.

[linear] @ [08:40 AM] [Link]


A lot of readers get here by way of my FreeBSD screenshots page. If you are interested in FreeBSD (or *BSD), it's important to know that you can support the project by buying your install media, books, etc. from BSD mall. BSD Mall has taken over the project ownership from Wind River, which acquired it from Walnut Creek CD-ROM sometime ago.

[linear] @ [08:30 AM] [Link]


The other thing I use this site for is as a persistent bookmark file that I can access from any browser. I build it for myself, but maybe you'd find it useful/interesting as well. The new linkage section has my portable bookmark file. I update it almost daily, even if I don't make updates to the main site.

[linear] @ [08:27 AM] [Read more...]


Well it seems I have a readership that demands fresh content. I'd hate to disappoint you.

[linear] @ [08:10 AM] [Read more...]

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