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Mac Clones and Psystar

Mac Clones and Psystar

Given an adequate value proposition, which I don't believe Psystar offers, the legal basis for a MacOS X clone business would the 1984 Court of Appeals decision (and the Supreme Court's subsequent refusal to over-turn it) in DigiDyne Corp Vs. Data General.

April 19, 2008 by in Apple

Self-healing ceramics for nuclear safety

Self-healing ceramics for nuclear safety

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researchers have used supercomputers to simulate how common ceramics could repair themselves after radiation-induced damages. This is an important discovery because 'materials that can resist radiation damage are needed to expand the use of nuclear energy.' These ceramics, which are able to handle high-radiation doses, could improve the durability of nuclear power plants. They also might help to solve the problem of nuclear waste storage. But read more...

April 19, 2008 by in Storage

PayPal: "No intention" of blocking Safari

PayPal: "No intention" of blocking Safari

In response to my piece yesterday that PayPal may ban Safari for being unsafe, PayPal public relations firm sent me the following email stating in no unspecific terms that "We have absolutely no intention of blocking current versions of any browsers, including Apple’s Safari, from our website."Hi Jason,PayPal is developing features to block customers from logging into PayPal when using obsolete browsers on outdated or unsupported operating systems.

April 19, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

SightSpeed Light on MySpace

SightSpeed Light on MySpace

The people at SightSpeed continue to impress me with their originality and creativity. I received an announcement this morning in my email of a new (beta) version of SightSpeed Light for MySpace.

April 18, 2008 by in Linux

Skype User Forums Down the Drain

Skype User Forums Down the Drain

Skype has always treated their customers with utter contempt, by refusing to provide any Customer Support (other than a mindless auto-responder which appears to mail out random replies to support requests), by blocking user's paid accounts at random, and often repeatedly, and refusing to answer any queries about such blocked accounts for a minimum of four days, and by producing continually worse and more buggy software with each new release.

April 18, 2008 by in Linux

US VC investments drop 5.1% in dollar volume, up in deal volume

US VC investments drop 5.1% in dollar volume, up in deal volume

US VC investments dropped by 5% to $7.1 bln during Q1 2008. This was the first YTY decline in the venture capital industry’s quarterly investments since the end of 2005, National Venture Capital Association says. In Q1 2007 VCs invested $7.5 bln. More deals got done in in Q1 2008 than Q1 2007 - a [...]

April 18, 2008 by in Banking

Image Gallery: WorldMate mobile travel software

Image Gallery: WorldMate mobile travel software

MobiMate's WorldMate software is available for various mobile operating systems and as you can see in this image gallery the software is designed for the mobile road warrior. There are some differences in modules available for the different operating systems, but it gives every user information they need to hit the road.

April 18, 2008 by in BlackBerry

ISO may change its processes following OOXML debacle

ISO may change its processes following OOXML debacle

The normally august International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) has said that it may change its fast track processes following the controversy around Microsoft's Office Open XML.I've been involved in a long and very interesting round of emails between myself, a spokesperson for ISO, and Dr James D.

April 18, 2008 by in Security

Chinese attack on CNN predicted

Chinese attack on CNN predicted

A contributor to the 'Dark Visitor' blog has predicted an attack on news company CNN.The blog, which claims to track Chinese hack attacks, has said that the attack will occur on April 19 at 8.

April 18, 2008 by in Security

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