By way of a posting on Bruce Schneier's security blog (one of my favorites) which came by way of News.com (I know a circuitous route): The Federal Communications Commission thinks you have the right to use software on your computer only if the FBI approves....
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As my colleague David Berlind wrote in his post this morning, Intel has lost the high ground (performance benchmarks) to AMD in the expanding x64 processor world and is involved in a potentially explosive antitrust litigation with AMD. While AMD has picked up some significant market share, Intel is still cruising in terms of the volume lead.
Spam has always been a real hot button for me. First because of the way unwanted email innundates my various inboxes (the most obvious problem).
The news keeps getting worse for Intel when it comes to arch nemesis AMD. The last time I checked in on AMD's rising star, the company's Turion mobile processor was holding its own against Intel's Pentium M.
Sometimes people ask me what wiki software to use. The short answer is "I don't know.
In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show, David gives Microsoft kudos for issuing a special covenant not to sue developers , including open source developers, who develop software that supports its XML-based Office file formats and speculates on how the Commonwealth of Massachusetts might respond to this move, in the context of the Open Document Format controversy.
On Tuesday, I'll be at Esther Dyson's When 2.0 conference, which will explore the meaning and use of time in the digital universe of software and services.
At last night's Churchill Club 20th anniversary event, Otellini was the featured guest and sat down for an interview with NPR's Moira Gunn. The softball interview touched on his 31 years at Intel, the company reorg around markets, WiMax as a step toward a global Internet and the social duties (hanging out with Prince Charles and Camilla in San Francisco) that come with being the CEO of a Silicon Valley icon.
Sun's stock has been trading at below $4 a share for a long time based on the assumption that these Sun visions are experiments and not sure bets.
At ZDNet we came up with a new kind of videocast we call whiteboardcasts. They are three- to five-minute vignettes--some tutorial in nature and others probing the recent news.