2007/05/08

NEW NET Issues List for 08 May 2007

The combination of planets aligning, numerous work and personal activities, and the approaching summer solstice resulted in a week passing since the last entry on this blog. Situations like this highlight the value of having contingency plans to allow daily or nearly-daily blog entries in spite of personal issues, web access problems or other situations where the normal approach.

All that aside, below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 08 May 02007, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 6:57 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering upstairs at Tom's Drive In, 501 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. There are more items I'd like to add to this list, and may update this post by adding a couple more later today.

The ‘net

  1. Yahoo Photos going dark as Flickr shines on http://www.usatoday.com/tech/webguide/2007-05-03-yahoo-photos-flickr_N.htm
  2. Yahoo releases browser-based instant messaging client http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070504-yahoo-releases-browser-based-instant-messaging-client.html
  3. Unrest in Cyberspace; Europe in SL; Misleading SL stats? http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/18667/ http://news.com.com/Europeans+latch+on+to+Second+Life/2100-1043_3-6181431.html http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2007/05/why_is_linden_l.html
  4. Kicking The Tires On Shopping Search, Part Two: The Independents http://searchengineland.com/070504-105037.php
  5. The Awesome Power of Spare Cycles http://www.longtail.com/the_long_tail/2007/05/the_awesome_pow.html
  6. America: The Growing Digital Divide http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/05/06/america-the-growing-digital-divide/

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Trojan impersonates Windows activation http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=390
  2. Bush administration proposes retroactive immunity for phone companies http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070504-bush-administration-proposes-retroactive-immunity-for-phone-companies.html
  3. Three CNET reporters plan to sue HP http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070507/media_nm/hp_suit_reporters_dc

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. RIM, Nokia unveil high- and low-end phones http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070503/tc_infoworld/88272
  2. Samsung's Q1 Ultra Second-Gen UMPC http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/004332.html

Open Source

  1. Don't be afraid, Linux isn't just for geeks http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/andrewkantor/2007-05-04-linux_N.htm
  2. Turn your Linux box into a PDF-making machine http://applications.linux.com/applications/07/05/03/1421232.shtml?tid=47
  3. A keyhole for your system's back door http://security.linux.com/security/07/05/01/1852208.shtml?tid=47&tid=35

SkyNet

  1. Google nets role in '08 presidential campaign http://www.columbusdispatch.com/dispatch/content/business/stories/2007/05/07/candidates_google.ART_ART_05-07-07_C8_6Q6JQE1.html
  2. NBC Universal sides against YouTube in piracy suit http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070507/wr_nm/youtube_nbcuniversal_dc
  3. Fear of Google http://scobleizer.com/2007/05/06/fear-of-google/

General Technology

  1. Cats, not windmills, bigger threat to birds http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/05/04/MNG9SPKPT31.DTL
  2. IBM's catches air, touts Top Ten list http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070503-ibms-catches-air-touts-top-ten-list.html
  3. Silicon Valley engineers peek at the Tesla Roadster http://news.com.com/Silicon+Valley+engineers+peek+at+the+Tesla/2100-11389_3-6181574.html?tag=st.txt.caro
  4. Switching Back (to Windows) http://www.nik.com.au/archives/2007/05/06/switching-back/

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Creative Launches $40 MP3 Player http://www.newsfactor.com/news/Creative-Launches--40-MP3-Player/story.xhtml?story_id=003000C99JN9
  2. Game combats campus culture shock http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6598943.stm

Economy and Technology

  1. Microsoft weighs $50bn tilt at Yahoo http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/technology/article1747293.ece http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/05/technology/05soft.html?em&ex=1178510400&en=9a190510be91352b&ei=5087%0A http://news.com.com/Commentary+A+Microsoft-Yahoo+mashup+Pros+and+cons/2030-1069_3-6181510.html http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2126219,00.asp
  2. All Wired Up in the Shenandoah Valley http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/may2007/tc20070502_775059.htm
  3. Photobucket: A Steal v. Google/YouTube http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/05/07/photobucket-was-a-steal-v-googleyoutube/

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Junkyard on the Moon http://www.popsci.com/popsci/aviationspace/783e4963dfe42110vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd.html
  2. Homemade Space Glove Wins NASA Contest http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/070504_astronaut_glove_win.html

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. The Uncommodity Solution http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1548685.html
  2. RapidMind 2.0 looks for GPGPU gold in parallel workloads http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070507-rapidmind-2-0-looks-for-gpgpu-gold-in-parallel-workloads.html

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