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Blowing up generators remotely

Researchers at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory have shown that it's possible to remotely hack into a control system for an electrical generator and cause it to fail--not just stop, but actually fly apart. The details of this experiment, called the Aurora Generator Test, were inadvertently disclosed by Dept.

September 28, 2007 by Phil Windley


Doc Searls' digital nirvana scenario

Doc Searls posted his thoughts questioning the role of advertising in the 21st century Web. He asks, "Why do we continue to take advertising for granted as the primary source of the the Bux DeLuxe required to fund technical, social and personal progress?

September 28, 2007 by Dan Farber

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3Tera powers the grid for Web apps

I have been reading a pre-release copy of Nick Carr's forthcoming (January 2008) book, "The Big Switch: Our New Digital Destiny." He makes a clear case that computing resources distributed via vast grids will transform economics, business and culture in the 21st century just as electric utilities did in the last century.

September 27, 2007 by Dan Farber


The Web meets the desktop with Tubes

At DEMOfall 07 the usual assortment of applications with a twist on social networking, media sharing and shared workspaces were introduced. Between ZDNet and CNET Webware we covered the majority of the products demoed.

September 27, 2007 by Dan Farber