NEW NET Issues List for 30 October 2007

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 30 October 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. ProQuo aims to stop junk snail mail http://venturebeat.com/2007/10/22/proquo-aims-to-benefit-from-stopping-junk-mail/
  2. Insider Domain Name Snatching Probed http://tinyurl.com/247q3v (Washington Post)
  3. Google Maps And Twitter Essential Resources For California Fires http://tinyurl.com/2smate (InformationWeek)
  4. Viral videos online start an epidemic http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2007-10-24-viral-videos-main_N.htm
  5. 5 things to tell journalism students http://mindymcadams.com/tojou/2007/5-things-to-tell-the-students/
  6. Attention to Intention to VRM http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/attention_to_intention_to_vrm.php
  7. Verizon Launches '20/20' FiOS Plan for $65/Month http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2205370,00.asp
  8. Stars of the New Web http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20071030/tc_pcworld/138895
  9. Prof replaces term papers with Wikipedia contributions, suffering ensues http://tinyurl.com/2hjnmm (Ars technica)
  10. Prism http://labs.mozilla.com/2007/10/prism/
  11. 1-Man Company May Be Worth $1Billion http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/plentyoffish_one_billion.php
  12. Whois May Be Scrapped to Break Deadlock http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8SJ3TC80&show_article=1
  13. Yahoo adds media playing, languages to Messenger 9.0 http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071030/wr_nm/yahoo_messenger_dc

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. UBC tracked 'theft of time' http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=a7dc308c-65ca-42e2-b3ef-c0a7c67869a4
  2. Microsoft rebuts rogue WSUS reports http://tinyurl.com/33grny (Computerworld)
  3. Comcast to employees: talking about blocking P2P can get you fired http://tinyurl.com/2xwge9 (Ars technica)

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Apples Estimates 250K IPhones Sold to Unlockers http://blog.wired.com/business/2007/10/apples-estimate.html
  2. Credit Card Only For Apple iPhones, Max Two Per Customer http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071027/ap_on_hi_te/apple_iphone
  3. Asus Eee PC 701 Review http://laptopmag.com/Review/Exclusive-First-Review-Asus-Eee-PC-701.htm
  4. T-Mobile's Shadow Stands Out as Ray of Light http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,139001-c,cellphones/article.html
  5. Skypephone Set To Disrupt Wireless Market http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20071029/tc_nf/56339

Open Source

  1. Asian Governments Promote Open Source Development http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,139003-c,opensource/article.html
  2. San Diego's ToorCon keeps hackers current http://www.linux.com/feature/120046
  3. Ubuntu 7.10 is outstanding http://www.linux.com/feature/120112


  1. Sync Gmail inbox across devices with IMAP http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2007/10/sync-your-inbox-across-devices-with.html
  2. Google & Vint Cerf: Internet Trends http://tinyurl.com/2z8nz4 (Barrons)
  3. 'Gray Googlers' strike gold http://www.usatoday.com/tech/webguide/internetlife/2007-10-25-retirees-google-adsense_N.htm
  4. Code changes to prepare Gmail for the future http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2007/10/code-changes-to-prepare-gmail-for.html
  5. Can a Google Phone Connect With Carriers? http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119369951717475558.html

General Technology

  1. Apple Offers New Goodies in Leopard System http://tinyurl.com/3xpwcy (NY Times)
  2. Giant factory to make super-tiny chips http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/biz-topheadlines/208272.php
  3. Terabyte Thumb Drives http://www.wired.com/gadgets/miscellaneous/news/2007/10/ion_memory
  4. Evidence Based Scheduling for Programming Projects http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2007/10/26.html
  5. Seagate's whopper of a drive -- the 1TB Barracuda http://tinyurl.com/yqhxsy (Computerworld)

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Will Wright: Interview and Spore on the Wii http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/oct/26/willwright
  2. 'Consumer VPN' Allows Content Sharing Among Friends http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20071026/tc_zd/218211
  3. "Mass Effect" space epic to evoke emotion http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071025/wr_nm/videogames_masseffect_life_tech_dc
  4. No clown, Hulu looks great http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9806950-7.html
  5. Making Games Physical with 3rd Space Vest http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/19637/?a=f

Economy and Technology

  1. Apple's Profit Jumps 67% On New Products http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119282260914965121.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
  2. Apple Now Worth more than IBM http://www.9to5mac.com/apple-passes-ibm-in-market-cap-24353434
  3. More to Mac sales than a halo http://www.news.com/8301-13579_3-9802156-37.html
  4. Microsoft Bets $240M On Facebook Stake And Web Ad Boom http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119323518308669856.html
  5. Facebook Takes the Money And Runs http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/10/24/facebook-takes-the-microsoft-money-and-runs/
  6. It's not as hard to build a startup in NYC as you've heard http://www.thisisgoingtobebig.com/2007/10/poking-the-bear.html

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Lunar rover flies, then falls http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9805888-7.html
  2. Lunar Lander Challenge Ends in Fire, Disappoinment http://www.space.com/news/071028-armadillo-aerospace-failure.html
  3. X Prize Cup rocket challenge flames out http://www.news.com/X-Prize-Cup-rocket-competition-flames-out/2100-11397_3-6215706.html
  4. Crews Wanted for Mock Missions to Mars http://www.space.com/adastra/071018-adastra-marsvolunteers.html
  5. First Commercial Spacesuit Debuts at X Prize Cup http://www.space.com/news/071028-orbital-outfitters.html
  6. X Prize Cup Exec Summit Connects Adventurers & VCs http://www.space.com/news/071027_x-prize-executive-summit.html
  7. Space Angels Network http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,207452.shtml

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Hardware Assisted Brute Force Attacks: Still For Dummies http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000986.html
  2. GPU Computing Gets Ready for Act II http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1856011.html
  3. High Performance 3D Image Reconstruction Platforms http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1848768.html
  4. ClearSpeed Announces Resources for HPC Software Developers http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1851020.html



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