2007/07/24

NEW NET Issues List for 24 July 2007

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 24 July 2007, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 7:00 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering upstairs at Tom's Drive In, 501 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.

The ‘net

  1. Transfer big files http://www.transferbigfiles.com/
  2. Ooma Puts Peer-to-peer Spin on VoIP http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/004946.html
  3. Joel Spolsky: Learning from Dave Winer http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2007/07/20.html
  4. Facebook Buys Small Startup Parakey http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/07/19/ap3934036.html
  5. Parakey: The Firefox Kid http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/nov06/4696
  6. Is Facebook Worth the Hype? http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/is_facebook_worth_the_hype.php
  7. Orange and Carphone offer free PCs to new broadband subscribers http://www.ovum.com/news/euronews.asp?id=5949
  8. University of Kansas adopts one-strike policy for copyright infringement http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070720-university-of-kansas-adopts-one-strike-policy-for-copyright-infringement.html
  9. Startup Epicenter — rumbles with the latest start-ups http://venturebeat.com/2007/07/20/startup-epicenter-rumbles-with-the-latest-start-ups/
  10. NBC: Peer-to-peer costs corn farmers money http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070723-nbc-peer-to-peer-costs-corn-farmers-money.html
  11. Respectance, a social network for people who have passed away http://venturebeat.com/2007/07/24/repsectance-a-social-network-for-people-who-have-passed-away/

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. FBI planted spyware on teen's PC to trace bomb threats http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9027418&pageNumber=2
  2. FBI Spyware: How Does the CIPAV Work? http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/07/fbi-spyware-how.html
  3. The tricky issue of spyware with a badge: meet 'policeware' http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070719-will-security-firms-avoid-detecting-government-spyware.html
  4. Newsmaker: DCT, MPack developer http://www.securityfocus.com/news/11476
  5. Spammers dump images, switch to PDF files http://www.securityfocus.com/news/11475
  6. Thunderbird 'IE' Fix http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/004957.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Cisco, not iPhone, caused Duke wifi problems http://news.yahoo.com/s/macworld/20070720/tc_macworld/dukecisco20070720
  2. Buh-Bye, Moto http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20070720/tc_zd/212015

Open Source

  1. Open source software on the Nintendo DS (Lite) http://www.linux.com/feature/118061
  2. Wal-Mart to sell $300 PC with OpenOffice http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070718/tc_infoworld/90292
  3. Ready, steady... Sprint! Creating open-source ECM http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070720/tc_infoworld/90360
  4. FireFTP: FTP client extension for Firefox http://www.linux.com/feature/114363
  5. Legal summit will convene top FOSS attorneys, educate the public http://www.linux.com/feature/118098
  6. Do we still need LUGs? http://www.linux.com/feature/118046
  7. Intel open sources multicore programming tool http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070724-intel-open-sources-multicore-programming-tool.html

SkyNet

  1. Google pledges minimum of $4.6 billion for open rules on 700 MHz wireless auction http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/20/AR2007072001869.html
  2. Google's $4.6 billion plan for an open wireless Internet http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2007/07/20/google_fcc/
  3. Google invests in femtocell vendor Ubiquisys http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9027536
  4. Google buys high resolution camera company for aerial photography http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2007/07/imaging-america.html
  5. Google's Top Legal Officer to Pay $700,000 in Fines http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,134891-c,companynews/article.html
  6. Google hiring binge hurts bottom line http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/3/story.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10452848

General Technology

  1. Next version of Windows: Call it 7 http://news.com.com/2100-1016_3-6197943.html
  2. Saturn's 60th moon is discovered http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6908190.stm
  3. New Toshiba Battery Recall http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/004948.html
  4. Laptops with wireless USB http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,134989-c,notebooks/article.html
  5. Scratch makes programming like playing with LEGO bricks http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070722-new-educational-tool-makes-programming-like-playing-with-lego-bricks.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. 500 billion moves later, computer solves checkers http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/65108.html
  2. Microsoft Xbox 360 Sales Plunge 60% As Problems Mount http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070721/tc_cmp/201200157
  3. Dirt-Cheap TiVo HD DVR http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,134950-c,tivo/article.html

Economy and Technology

  1. Office, Vista save Microsoft profits from Xbox ravaging: Exceeds $50 billion revenue for first time http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070720-office-vista-save-microsoft-profits-from-xbox-ravaging.html
  2. From tiny devices, mighty profits grow http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/07/20/business/wbspot21.php
  3. The NanoDynamics IPO: green tech and major world problems http://www.nanotech-now.com/columns/?article=084

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Northrop Grumman Buys Builder of SpaceShipOne http://www.space.com/news/070720_scaled_bought.html
  2. SpaceShipTwo Development Benefits By New Equity Deal http://www.livescience.com/blogs/author/leonarddavid
  3. Space race continues: spaceport meeting at Tays/Alamogordo http://www.alamogordonews.com/news/ci_6363439
  4. The Overview Effect - First Annual Conference http://www.hobbyspace.com/nucleus/index.php?itemid=4169
  5. Armadillo: Quad tests, module flights http://www.armadilloaerospace.com/n.x/Armadillo/Home/News?news_id=347
  6. What innovation looks like at Armadillo http://media.armadilloaerospace.com/2007_07_14/controlBoard2.jpg http://media.armadilloaerospace.com/2007_07_14/engine2.jpg http://media.armadilloaerospace.com/2007_07_14/footPad1.jpg http://media.armadilloaerospace.com/2007_07_14/moduleShop2.jpg
  7. Orion Propulsion: Responder Contract http://michaelbelfiore.com/blog/2007/07/responder.html
  8. Thinking About Gravity http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-rosenbaum/thinking-about-gravity_b_56731.html
  9. Space tourism tickets to skyrocket http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19834995/

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. LSU Hosts HPC Boot Camp for High Schoolers http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1673024.html
  2. Windows CCS and the End of *nix in HPC http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1673371.html
  3. HP Looks to Bring HPC Applications Up To Speed http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1673152.html

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