NEW NET Issues List for 25 Mar 2008

New Meeting Location Tonight For NEW NET

Copper Rock Coffee Shop -- Appleton

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 25 March 2008, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 7:00 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering. This week's meeting is taking place at the Copper Rock Coffee Shop in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin. They now have free wifi, and it's a nice atmosphere in there, so we'll give it a try.

The ‘net

  1. Lessig Bets 'Wikipedia' Approach Will Transform Congress http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/03/stanford-law-pr.html http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9899828-7.html
  2. Bridging Desktop And Web Applications - A Look At Mozilla Prism http://tinyurl.com/37yl4b (TechCrunch)
  3. Apple Using iTunes Windows Updater to Push Safari http://tinyurl.com/34l586 (AppleInsider)
  4. Mozilla says Firefox 3 ready for prime-time [June 2008] http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080320/wr_nm/mozilla_firefox_dc
  5. The Conversation Has Left the Blogosphere http://tinyurl.com/2l22vl (Read/WriteWeb)
  6. Proposed Md. bill would make intentional theft of wireless Internet access a crime http://tinyurl.com/yqobc5 (Herald-Mail)
  7. China's Sina gets in shape for online Olympics http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080320/wr_nm/sina_olympic_dc
  8. Follow-up: University faces off with digital generation http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080320/wr_nm/facebook_tech_life_dc
  9. TimeBridge Web Scheduling Service http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,140992-c,groupware/article.html
  10. Next generation spending 20 hrs/wk online http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=542968
  11. CoverFlow meets search: hands-on with Searchme visual engine http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080323-coverflow-meets-search-hands-on-with-searchme-visual-engine.html
  12. Amazon's cloud computing service fuels startup's launch http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/03/25/Amazons-cloud-computing-service-fuels-startups-launch_1.html

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. State Department workers fired for unauthorized passport access http://tinyurl.com/2zf2wa (Associated Press)
  2. White House Taps Tech Entrepreneur For Cyber Defense Post http://tinyurl.com/2yh2qv (Washington Post)
  3. The State of WiFi security http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/the-state-of-wifi-security/
  4. Bill criminalizing WiFi leeching shot down http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080323-bill-criminalizing-wifi-leeching-shot-down-and-rightly-so.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Behind the Flash delay for iPhone: Pandora? http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9898644-7.html?tag=newsmap
  2. Google Gets What It Wanted From 700MHz Auction http://searchengineland.com/080321-082742.php
  3. Mobile Navigation Gets A Double GPS Boost http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20080321/tc_cmp/206904944
  4. The inevitability of the iPhone http://www.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9901543-16.html

Open Source

  1. Wine 1.0: Coming soon to a computer near you http://tinyurl.com/2eslyd (WebWorkerDaily)
  2. Drupal 6 keeps getting better http://www.linux.com/feature/129444
  3. Ubuntu 8.04 Beta Refines The Linux Desktop http://blog.wired.com/monkeybites/2008/03/ubuntu-804-beta.html
  4. From GNOME to KDE and back again http://www.linux.com/feature/129757
  5. KolourPaint: More than a Microsoft Paint clone http://www.linux.com/feature/129222
  6. After a year of open source, Second Life looks ahead http://www.linux.com/feature/128941
  7. FOSS Made Developers Cool. Now It Can Make Them Rich http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/magazine/16-04/bz_opensource


  1. Third Party Gadgets Arrive for Google Docs http://tinyurl.com/39pu57 (WebWorkerDaily)
  2. Patriot Act haunts Google svc http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080324.RGOOGLE24/TPStory/Business
  3. A New Tool From Google Alarms Sites http://tinyurl.com/2k824b (NY Times)

General Technology

  1. Vista SP1 Chokes On Widely Used Intel Chipset Drivers http://tinyurl.com/2kbhaj (InformationWeek)
  2. Microsoft offers free support for Vista SP1 installs http://tinyurl.com/yv94ld (ComputerWorld)
  3. War of the Worlds: The Human Side of Moore's Law http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2008/pulpit_20080321_004574.html
  4. Five Methodologies to Deal with Email Overload http://tinyurl.com/2vtql2 (Read/WriteWeb)
  5. X Prize Rolls Out $10M Prize for 100MPG Car http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/03/x-prize-rolls-o.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Guitar Hero DS http://ds.ign.com/articles/860/860511p1.html
  2. Core PC gamers moving to console experiences – id http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=34367
  3. Piracy & PC Gaming http://draginol.joeuser.com/article/303512/Piracy_PC_Gaming

Economy and Technology

  1. Start a Web business in an extra few minutes http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080320/wr_nm/column_pluggedin_dc
  2. Alibaba seeks buyers for Yahoo-owned stake http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080319/wr_nm/alibaba_yahoo_microsoft_dc
  3. Investors warm to water as shortages mount http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080319/bs_nm/water_technology_dc
  4. Microsoft acquires security company Komoku http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20080320/tc_infoworld/96154
  5. LinkedIn's business directory goes live http://www.news.com/8301-13577_3-9900383-36.html
  6. Sony retracts $50 fee to remove trial programs from new computers http://tinyurl.com/yut6zr (Ars technica)
  7. Taiwan wants to focus on building its own high-tech brands http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9584_22-6235253.html

Civilian Aerospace

  1. SpaceX wins USAF contract for third launch http://spacex.com/press.php?page=39
  2. Space planes 'to meet big demand' http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7298511.stm
  3. Ion-propulsion craft heads to asteroids http://venturacountystar.com/news/2008/mar/18/star-wars-tech-now-headed-to-asteroids/
  4. Space Adventures Acquires Zero Gravity Corporation http://tinyurl.com/ypbesw (Space Adventures)
  5. SpaceX completes testing of new rocket engine http://tinyurl.com/ypuc83 (AerospaceOnline)

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. The Impact of Multi-core Processors on Application Performance http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2245986.html
  2. Multicore Boom Needs New Developer Skills http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,143669/article.html
  3. Making 'Parallel Programming' Synonymous with 'Programming' http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2246656.htmlc
  4. Paying for secrets: national security versus tech innovation http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080325-paying-for-secrets-national-security-vs-tech-innovation.html
  5. Procter & Gamble's Adventures in High-End Computing http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2246624.html
  6. CS gets with parallel program http://www.eetimes.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=206905134



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