Archive for March, 2007

Some RIAA Humor

March 29, 2007

Or is it real????

“BBspot has obtained secret documents which RIAA lawyers use to determine whether to file a lawsuit against a copyright violator. These documents give insight into the RIAA’s decision-making process, and could help people avoid lawsuits in the future. We offer these documents as a public service.”

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More Google Downtime

March 29, 2007

“Google Inc. is having problems keeping its uptime pledge to some paying customers of its Google Apps suite of hosted services, throwing into question the company’s ability to offer guaranteed levels of application reliability.Little over a month after introducing Google Apps’ Premier version, which includes a 99.99 percent uptime commitment, Google is failing to meet that service level agreement (SLA) for an undetermined number of customers.”

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Circuit City Gives The Axe To “High Paid” Employees

March 29, 2007

Hot on the heels of the announcement that CompUSA and Tweeter are closing 126 and 53 stores respectively is word that Circuit City is firing 3,400 employees and bringing in lower-cost workers to fill their roles. The company says that the move is aimed to help realign its cost and expense structure.”

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Intel To Introduce Penryn Chips in 2007

March 29, 2007

Some of these features seem very good.

“The Penryn chip will also have better power management than previous Intel processors, with deeper sleep states than Core 2 Duo chips. Thanks to that efficiency, Intel plans to run its new chips faster than 3GHz for desktop and notebook versions, reversing an industry trend of scaling back the processor speed in order to add more cores without creating too much heat.”

“In other improvements, Intel will use 50 percent more on-chip memory in Penryn chips than Core 2 Duo, allowing them to hold more data on the chip instead of spending time and energy retrieving it from the PC’s main memory bank. Dual-core Penryn chips will have 6M bytes of L2 cache while quad-core versions have 12M bytes. Intel said it also will speed Penryn front side bus speeds to 1600MHz, instead of the 1066MHz or 1333MHz options now available, granting up to a 45 percent improvement for high-performance computing applications like computational fluid dynamics.”

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Just How Secure Is Your Password?

March 28, 2007

At over 14 characters, mine is fairly secure I think.  This chart shows how long it would take to crack your password given it’s length.

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Yahoo: Unlimited Email For Everybody!

March 28, 2007

Does anyone actually use Yahoo Mail anymore?

“Yahoo Mail will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary shortly, and they REALLY want to celebrate. Everyone that has a Yahoo mail account will be offered unlimited email storage starting May 2007, rolling out to all users over a couple of months.”

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TiVo Rolls Out Video and Photo Sharing Service

March 27, 2007

“TiVo has figured out a way for you to share your home videos and photos directly with other TiVo users, sending that content directly from the Web to someone’s TiVo. Teaming up with video and photo sharing site One True Media, the company is offering this service for free until the end of April.”

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Want To Get Paid To Surf?

March 27, 2007

Yeah, me too.  Unfortunately, it’s not quite that easy.

“Agloco is a pay to surf MLM scheme that exploded onto the interwebs late last year. It is backed by the same team as AllAdvantage which crashed and burned in the bubble years.”

“AllAdvantage had a simple proposition: pay people a fixed hourly rate for the hours they spent browsing the internet with their software and use an MLM structure to attract new users. As you’d expect, this lead to legions of bots that pretended to surf. In contrast, Agloco uses a tortuously roundabout path to go from surfing to actual payment of money.”

Check out the tortuously roundabout path for getting paid.

Google Servers From 1998

March 26, 2007

Yep, this is really them.

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Beryl And Compiz To Merge?

March 24, 2007

“Quinn Storm, leader of the Beryl project just mailed the development list announcing the willingness of re-merging both projects.Instead of competing both communities and developers can now work together to bring us a new desktop experience.”

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