NEW NET Issues List for 15 Jul 2008

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 15 Jul 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.

This week's meeting will include discussion of building a community website with Drupal or another open source CMS such as Joomla. We'll also talk a little about the free voice-to-text web service, Jott and other free or very low cost services that NEW NET participants use or would like to use.

The ‘net

  1. Missing Code Challenge: Web Identity http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/missing-code-challenge
  2. Bit.ly: Please Use This TinyURL of the Future http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/bitly_alternative_to_tinyurl.php
  3. Buy.com / EBay deal angers sellers http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/14/technology/14ebay.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
  4. TokBox Releases Downloadable App for Video Chat http://webworkerdaily.com/2008/07/14/tokbox-releases-downloadable-app-for-video-chat/
  5. Make a Workstation out of a Treadmill http://webworkerdaily.com/2007/07/31/web-workout-make-a-workstation-out-of-a-treadmill/

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Limiting Twitter and other Web 2.0 tool use in Congress? http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/13/washington/13cong.html
  2. One-third of US residents rip DVDs http://tinyurl.com/6pro5b (Ars technica)
  3. Microsoft update kills ZoneAlarm http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/07/09/microsoft-update-kills
  4. Viacom, YouTube agree to mask user data http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-9985394-93.html
  5. San Francisco Admin Charged With Hijacking City's Network http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/07/sf-city-charged.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. New iPhone Will Jumpstart Demand for Wireless Broadband http://tinyurl.com/644cuq (GigaOm)
  2. iPhone: The New Personal Computer http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/iphone_personal_computer.php
  3. Inside the iPhone launch failure http://venturebeat.com/2008/07/11/the-great-iphone-3g-ifail-a-retrospective-with-videos/
  4. iPhone 3G: Pandora vs. AOL Radio http://www.tuaw.com/2008/07/14/tuaw-faceoff-pandora-vs-aol-radio/
  5. 11 cool new apps for the iPhone http://tinyurl.com/6hyenl (ComputerWorld)
  6. 20 Cool IPhone Apps http://www.pcworld.com/article/148296/20_cool_iphone_apps.html
  7. Send SMS for Free via AIM on iPhone http://db.tidbits.com/article/9690
  8. A sad day…Steve Wozniak out of line at iPhone store? http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-9989823-93.html?hhTest=1

Open Source

  1. Fedora, Slackware, Debian and Philosophy http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,1000000567,10008682o-2000498448b,00.htm
  2. Avoid latency while editing remote files using bcvi http://www.linux.com/feature/140736
  3. UMPCs and Linux: made for each other, and coming soon http://www.linux.com/feature/141380
  4. For those "oops" moments: ext3undel http://www.linux.com/feature/141074
  5. Monitoring network performance with GNetWatch http://www.linux.com/feature/140735


  1. Google's Lively social 3D world is 20 percent done http://tinyurl.com/568ovo (Ars technica)
  2. Google Keyword Tool updated http://adwords.blogspot.com/2008/07/keyword-tool-updated-with-search-volume.html
  3. Google’s iPhone app is really good http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=1090
  4. Political videos meet Google speech-to-text technology http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/in-their-own-words-political-videos.html

General Technology

  1. NVIDIA slashes price of GTX 260 and 280 GPUs http://www.tgdaily.com/html_tmp/content-view-38373-113.html
  2. NVIDIA newest patent beatdown target for Rambus http://tinyurl.com/5l4z5t (Ars technica)
  3. Sun, Fujitsu unveil quad-core SPARC64 chip, servers http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-9989951-64.html?hhTest=1
  4. MIT researchers turn windows into solar panels http://cleantechnica.com/2008/07/14/dying-to-boost-solar-efficiency-by-50/
  5. Flash SSDs vs. mechanical hard drives http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-hard-drive,1968.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. DreamWorks executive on why it switched from AMD to Intel http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-9985989-64.html
  2. Getty Images Begins Licensing Flickr Photos http://tinyurl.com/6npof5 (Seeking Alpha)
  3. Game characters get smarter _ and less predictable http://tinyurl.com/5qt6xg (Salon)
  4. EA, id Join Forces for Rage http://www.gamespot.com/news/6193876.html
  5. Nintendo Gives A Peek At Upcoming Wii MotionPlus http://tinyurl.com/5awgb8 (InformationWeek)
  6. Joss Whedon Waxes Dr. Horrible http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2008/07/joss-whedon-tal.html
  7. Netflix To Stream Movies Over Xbox Live http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-games15-2008jul15,0,1005884.story
  8. Wii Speak brings voice chat to the Wii, at long last http://dvice.com/archives/2008/07/wii_speak_bring.php

Economy and Technology

  1. Gaia Gets More Cash as Money Pours Into Virtual Worlds http://tinyurl.com/6cw9rs (GigaOm)
  2. Lenovo announces new small-biz laptops, updates ThinkPads http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9991161-1.html

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Univ. of Wisconsin Zero-gravity team finds spray cooling works in space http://www.news.wisc.edu/15374
  2. Fun with Paper http://thelaunchpad.xprize.org/2008/07/fun-with-paper.html
  3. Students launch real rockets to spark passion in math, science http://tinyurl.com/6znoya (9News.com)

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Acceleware Offers GPU-Flavored HPC http://www.hpcwire.com/topic/systems/Acceleware_Offers_GPU-Flavored_HPC.html
  2. IBM's eight-core Power7 chip to clock in at 4.0GHz http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/11/ibm_power7_ncsa/
  3. CUDA.NET http://www.gpgpu.org/cgi-bin/blosxom.cgi/2008/07/10
  4. Part 2: Double Precision GPUs http://www.gpgpu.org/cgi-bin/blosxom.cgi/2008/07/14



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