NEW NET Issues List for 11 Mar 2008

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 11 March 2008, 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. Search within a site: A tale of teleportation http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/03/search-within-site-tale-of.html
  2. Ask.com search site to realign strategy http://www.reuters.com/article/PBLSHG/idUSWEN431520080304
  3. AOL Gets It Right With Open AIM 2.0 http://tinyurl.com/2z7l6y (TechCrunch)
  4. Craigslist Traffic Nearly Doubles http://weblogs.hitwise.com/us-heather-hopkins/2008/03/craigslist_traffic_nearly_doub.html
  5. Microsoft's IE architect: IE8 is what we've been building up to http://tinyurl.com/2mvn36 (BetaNews)
  6. The future of social networks: Social networks will be like air http://blogs.forrester.com/charleneli/2008/03/the-future-of-s.html
  7. Social Networking is Just Another CB Radio http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2008/pulpit_20080307_004467.html
  8. Student faces Facebook consequences http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/309855
  9. SearchMe Launches New Visual Search Engine http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/03/11/searchme-launches-new-search-engine-with-heavy-backing-from-sequoia/

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. CAPTCHA is Dead, Long Live CAPTCHA! http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001067.html
  2. National Dragnet Is a Click Away http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/05/AR2008030503656.html
  3. Feds Have a High-Speed Backdoor Into Wireless Carrier http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/03/whistleblower-f.html
  4. Six botnets churning out 85 percent of all spam http://tinyurl.com/yowmw8 (Ars technica)
  5. Washington Prepares for Cyber War Games http://tinyurl.com/2y2nrx (Washington Post)
  6. A Question of Programming Ethics http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001072.html
  7. Counterfeit Chips Raise Big Hacking, Terror Threats http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/industry/4253628.html
  8. 'Mebroot' proves to be a tough rootkit to crack http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20080304/tc_infoworld/95750

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Steve Jobs pans Flash on the iPhone http://tinyurl.com/3ahcyc (AppleInsider)
  2. Steve Jobs lying about Flash? http://scobleizer.com/2008/03/06/is-steve-jobs-lying-about-flash-not-working-on-iphone/
  3. iPhone is a mobile computer & is challenging Blackberries http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2274041,00.asp
  4. Why Apple's SDK finally justifies iPhone hype http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2008/03/06/iphone_sdk/
  5. Location Aware: Smart Rollout for Yahoo! Fire Eagle http://tinyurl.com/3czodh (ReadWriteWeb)
  6. Yahoo unveils web content mobile organizer http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=206901675
  7. Making the phone-PC connection http://tinyurl.com/23hb6g (Computerworld)
  8. Why Apple Will Dominate Next Gen Computing http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/why_apple_will_dominate_next_gen_computing.php
  9. Wi-Fi is not dead http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9890337-7.html?tag=nefd.top
  10. Wi-Fi Hotspots Are Doomed http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/03/wifi_hotspots_a.html

Open Source

  1. OpenMoko Offers 3-D Printing For Cell Phones http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20080305/tc_cmp/206901738
  2. High-Gain, Target Of GPL Suit, Settles With Developers http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20080307/tc_cmp/206902164
  3. Wal-Mart ends test of Linux in stores http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080310/ap_on_hi_te/wal_mart_linux_computer


  1. Google Calendar Sync http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/03/google-calendar-sync.html
  2. Google mappers banned from U.S. bases http://www.latimes.com/technology/la-fi-google7mar07,1,6259319.story
  3. Gmail and Google Docs security precautions http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/03/09/gmail-scam-signal-of-a-much-bigger-security-issue/
  4. European regulators approve Google-DoubleClick merger http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9890858-7.html

General Technology

  1. More assistance for your brain with ReQall, a memory aid http://tinyurl.com/37vr2h (VentureBeat)
  2. Ballmer on the hot seat at Mix http://www.news.com/8301-13860_3-9887954-56.html?tag=nefd.top
  3. Nothing Between You and Your Machine http://tinyurl.com/2bwz2m (NY Times)
  4. Turning Glare Into Watts http://tinyurl.com/27g6tr (NY Times)
  5. Bigger Computer Monitors = More Productivity http://blogs.wsj.com/biztech/2008/03/10/bigger-computer-monitors-more-productivity/
  6. Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect, Microsoft Corp http://gigaom.com/2008/03/10/the-gigaom-interview-ray-ozzie-microsoft-corp/
  7. Microsoft tries to stop more ‘Vista-capable’ e-mails from going public http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1254
  8. Solar Energy Firms Leave Waste Behind in China http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/08/AR2008030802595.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Controller Provides a Realistic Touching Experience http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20080305/bs_nf/58665
  2. What piracy crisis? MPAA touts record box office for 2007 http://tinyurl.com/yum4bj (Ars technica)
  3. We ‘Smashed,’ We ‘Melee’d,’ Now We ‘Brawl’ http://www.newuniversity.org/checkDB.php?id=6692
  4. PCs are good for anything, just not games http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/36390/118/

Economy and Technology

Most American households are still not earning as much annually as they did in 1999, once inflation is taken into account.

  1. Workplace Experiments http://www.37signals.com/svn/posts/893-workplace-experiments
  2. 1,000 True Fans http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2008/03/1000_true_fans.php
  3. The demise of business method patents? http://tinyurl.com/2gxy7t (NY Times)
  4. In Silicon Valley, a Flight to Safety http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120485185824018261.html?mod=hps_us_inside_today
  5. The "No Laptop" (and no Blackberry/smartphone?) Meeting Rule http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/010076.html

Civilian Aerospace

  1. RETURN TO LUNA: A Short Story Science Fiction Contest http://www.nss.org/news/releases/pr20080229.html
  2. Rocket launch is one giant leap for Walsall http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,,2261839,00.html
  3. The Big Picture: Astrobiology http://www.space.com/searchforlife/080306-astrobiology-picture.html
  4. The big twang theory http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/03/09/the_big_twang_theory/
  5. Billionaires In Space http://www.forbes.com/2008/03/05/space-tourists-billionaires-tech-billionaires08-cx_ew_0305space.html
  6. UA's shooting for the moon in $30M contest http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/daily/local/78677.php
  7. Blast off! http://www.timescall.com/tcBusiness/business-story.asp?ID=7103
  8. Starship traders http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/node/8348
  9. Shooting for N.C.'s space potential http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/columns/story/982548.html
  10. Huge space truck races into orbit http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7285796.stm
  11. 310th Space Wing activates, kicking off with an Air Force first http://www.afspc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123089405
  12. Doritos to Broadcast the First Ever Advert Into Space http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=221626

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Mechdyne Installs New Immersive Display System http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2186833.html
  2. NVIDIA Comments on Ray Tracing and Rasterization Debate http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=530
  3. NextComputing Adds New NVIDIA Quadro to Desktop Super http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2199397.html
  4. Self-service, prorated supercomputing fun http://open.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/11/01/self-service-prorated-super-computing-fun/



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