Showing posts from February, 2008

Severe Acronym Shortage Cripples Computer Industry

by James BaughnSILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (SVC) -- According to a recent study by the Blartner Group, 99.5% of all possible five letter combinations have already been appropriated for computer industry acronyms. The impending shortage of 5LC's is casting a dark shadow over the industry, which relies heavily on short, easy-to-remember acronyms for everything from product names to inside jokes. "Acronym namespace collisions (ANCs) are increasing at a fantastic rate and threaten the very fabric of the computing world," explained one ZD pundit. "For example, when somebody talks about XP, I don't know whether they mean eXtreme Programming or Microsoft's eXceptionally Pathetic operating system. We need to find a solution to this problem fast or chaos could be the result." Leaders of several SVC companies have floated the idea of an "industry-wide acronym conservation protocol" (IWACP -- one of the few 5LCs not already appropriated). Explained Bob Sm…

This is Laugh Out Loud Funny

Technology Spoof clipped from The
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How to Extend Your Wireless Network's Range : Christopher Null : Yahoo! Tech

Insider Chatter by Donna Bogatin » EverNote Beats Google: AIR Search Inside Images, NOW!

Virtulization Gone Mainstream

How virtualization saves big bucks:
Qualcomm CIO explains how his company saved about $15 million

Short Video about saving big bucks via virtualization.

Technology Rocks!

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Robots could reduce animal tests

By Helen Briggs

Science reporter, BBC News, Boston
US scientists are taking the first step towards testing potentially hazardous chemicals on cells grown in a laboratory, without using live animals. Robots would allow a much higher frequency of tests

Compassionate Government?

Should we be hopefull? clipped from Three U.S. agencies aim to end animal testing An ambitious program announced today by a coalition of government agencies could lead to the end of animal testing to evaluate the safety of new chemicals and drugs. By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY

OpenID Gets Giants as New Board Members

Impressive and encouraging for open source advocates that VeriSign is committed to open standards. clipped from VeriSign also has a long partnership with OpenID, said Nico Popp, the company's vice president of innovation. Popp told that in the future, a top priority will be to ensure that the standards and protocol of OpenID remain open.

Phase Change Memory (PCM) Doubles Its Capacity

Someday this news release will read like the one also released today by Polaroid, announcing that it will no longer produce film for its instant cameras... clipped from Intel, STMicroelectronics double the density of PCM Intel and STMicroelectronics have doubled the density of their new phase-change memory chips, which could replace flash memory in the future.

Solar Panels That Work in the Dark

Work of off infrared frequency. Future applications: a coat that charges your cell batteries? clipped from New Solar Panels That Work At Night

Microsoft Proposes To Buy Yahoo For $31 Share, In $44.6-Billion Deal -- InformationWeek

Microsoft Proposes To Buy Yahoo For $31 Share, In $44.6-Billion Deal -- InformationWeek: "Microsoft Proposes To Buy Yahoo For $31 Share, In $44.6-Billion Deal"

¶6 of Steve Balmer's letter to the Yahoo! Board:

"While online advertising growth continues, there are significant benefits of scale in

advertising platform economics, in capital costs for search index build-out, and in research

and development, making this a time of industry consolidation and convergence. Today, the

market is increasingly dominated by one player who is consolidating its dominance through

acquisition. Together, Microsoft and Yahoo! can offer a credible alternative for consumers,

advertisers, and publishers. Synergies of this combination fall into four areas:

Scale economics: This combination enables synergies related to scale economics of the

advertising platform where today there is only one competitor at scale. This includes

synergies across both search and non-search related advertising that…