2007/08/07

NEW NET Issues List for 07 August 2007

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 07 August 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 weekly email sent out a couple days ago said this week's meeting was canceled, but travel plans changed so we'll be at Tom's this week and probably not meet two weeks from today.

Linux or Mac: which is the better Windows alternative? http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=201002048

The ‘net

  1. My Favorite Traffic and Backlink Attraction Method http://www.seo-scoop.com/2007/07/31/my-favorite-traffic-and-backlink-attraction-method/
  2. Wikiversity Gains Momentum http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070804/tc_pcworld/135533
  3. Slap in the Facebook: It's Time for Social Networks to Open Up http://www.wired.com/software/webservices/news/2007/08/open_social_net
  4. Confessions of a LinkedIn Dropout http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/aug2007/tc2007085_238273.htm
  5. Microsoft Teams With NASA For 3-D Space Shuttle Images http://searchengineland.com/070806-061643.php
  6. Cool Digital Experience: Shuttle Launch http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/aug07/08-05EndeavourPR.mspx
  7. Fogeys Flock to Facebook http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/aug2007/tc2007085_051788.htm
  8. Top Sites for Easing Travel Woes http://webworkerdaily.com/2007/08/06/top-sites-for-easing-travel-woes/

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Report: "Sidejacking" session information over WiFi easy as pie http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070801-report-sidejacking-session-information-over-wifi-easy-as-pie.html
  2. Average PC is a smorgasboard for a new MP3-eating Trojan http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070803-average-pc-is-a-smorgasboard-for-a-new-mp3-eating-trojan.html
  3. New bill calls for all-knowing, all-seeing, cross-platform V-chip http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070803-new-v-chip-could-take-censorware-to-new-level.html
  4. Malignant Javascript Evades Detection http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070803/tc_pcworld/135483
  5. US House approves changes to surveillance program http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/08/05/america/spy.php
  6. Defcon 2007: The Wi-Fi honeypot from hell http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/33251/118/

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Apple iPhone Being Sized for Voice Interface http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070803/tc_cmp/201202665
  2. Wi-Fi Hotspots Continue To Pose E-Mail Security Risk http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20070803/tc_nf/54388
  3. Secret New iPhone Features http://mossblog.allthingsd.com/20070803/secret-new-iphone-features/ (read the comments)

Open Source

  1. Synergy http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/
  2. Azureus vs. KTorrent http://www.linux.com/feature/118243
  3. What I learned at OSCON http://www.linux.com/feature/118347
  4. Lenovo, Novell partner to offer Linux on the ThinkPad http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070806-lenovo-novell-partner-to-offer-linux-on-the-thinkpad.html

SkyNet

  1. Gphones coming? http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118602176520985718.html
  2. Linux to power Google GPhone? http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5441884477.html (lots of details, but are they right?)
  3. Google Checkout simple, PayPal versatile http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070802/ap_on_hi_te/tech_test_online_payments
  4. Google Maps Adds Traffic Updates http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/005058.html
  5. Google Talk now has group chat http://www.google.com/talk/whatsnew.html
  6. Google Business Referral Representative http://gspy.blogspot.com/2007/08/google-business-referral-representative.html

General Technology

  1. Undercover Reporter Outed, Flees DefCon Conference http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/005078.html
  2. Competitiveness Bill Advances in U.S. Congress http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,135435-c,techrelatedlegislation/article.html
  3. The new wave of Silicon Valley start-ups http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/6929569.stm
  4. The angst of Silicon Valley http://www.scripting.com/stories/2007/08/04/theAngstOfSiliconValley.html
  5. In Silicon Valley, Millionaires Who Don’t Feel Rich http://tinyurl.com/2fn92j (NY Times)
  6. White House High-Security Locks: Bumped/Picked at DefCon http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/08/jennalynn-a-12-.html
  7. Sun UltraSparc T2 Chip: 64 Threads http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=201203738
  8. Rethinking 'Crossing The Chasm' http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/rethinking_crossing_the_chasm.php

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Id's Rage revealed http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=169536
  2. Video game lets players be immigrants http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070802/ap_on_hi_te/immigration_video_game
  3. Chinese Gamers Hunt Corrupt Officials Online http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070803/tc_pcworld/135471
  4. Quake Zero Coming to a Web Browser Near You http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,135562-c,games/article.html
  5. AmieStreet.com Announces Series A Financing Led By Amazon.com http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/prnewswire/NYM01106082007-1.htm

Economy and Technology

  1. Forget Babysitting and Paper Routes, Teen Turns to SEO http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13530_1-9753204-28.html
  2. Amazon’s Flexible Payment System http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=5853
  3. Lenovo reports 12-fold jump in profits http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070802/ap_on_bi_ge/earns_china_lenovo

Civilian Aerospace

  1. NASA Shows Patience as Spaceflight Firm Hunts Financing http://www.space.com/news/070801_nasa_rocketplane.html
  2. Space Settlement and War http://www.space.com/adastra/070802_adastra_spacesettlement.html
  3. Where adults play spacemen http://www.nunatsiaq.com/news/nunavut/70803_382.html

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. 15-year-old parallel processing patent threatens Sony, PS3 http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070731-15-year-old-parallel-processing-patent-threatens-sony-ps3.html
  2. Sony To Exhibit High-Speed Cell Computing Board At Siggraph http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070803/tc_cmp/201202502 Parallel Processing is seeking damages and wants all PlayStation 3s not yet sold to consumers impounded and destroyed.
  3. Parallel Vision http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1703560.html
  4. NERSC Performance Analysis Software Tool to Be Used in NSF Centers http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1698042.html
  5. I.B.M. Near Supercomputer Contract http://tinyurl.com/2w7g85 (NY Times)

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