NEW NET Issues List for 19 Aug 2008

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 19 August 2008, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 7:00 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering. This week we're upstairs at Tom's Drive In, 501 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.

Discussion topic for this week's meeting -- making (or buying at a low cost) cool physical 'stuff' that we can take to BarCampMilwaukee in October 2008, either to lead a session on or just to demo and play with. Ideas to discuss at NEW NET:

Idea # 1: Trebuchet

Idea # 2: Electronic event badge (one possibility is something like the one at the recent DefCon)

Idea # 3: Remote control helicopter or UAV

Idea # 4: William Gurstelle toys from "Whoosh, Boom, Splat" or one of his other books

Ideas # 5 to 296: Submitted by recipients of this email and other potential partipants of BarCampMilwaukee, plus random strangers at Tom's Drive In on Tuesday night...

The ‘net

  1. Wordcamp 2008 (long, but worthwhile, read) http://blogs.zdnet.com/weblife/?p=143
  2. The battle for local: The players http://www.lostremote.com/2008/08/17/the-battle-for-local-the-players/
  3. Prof tweets about course, ends up moving whole class online http://tinyurl.com/5qouqn (Ars technica)
  4. Storms in the clouds leave users up creek without a paddle http://tinyurl.com/5fgwx2 (Ars technica)
  5. If you thought web was cool, wait until it goes space age http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/aug/17/internet.google
  6. What Will Happen When the Presses Go Silent? http://tinyurl.com/5oznpn (Recovering Journalist)
  7. Yahoo! launches Buzz http://mashable.com/2008/08/19/yahoo-buzz-public/

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Before the Georgia Gunfire, Cyberattacks http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/13/technology/13cyber.html?ref=europe
  2. Misunderstanding cyberwar http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/08/16/misunderstanding-cyberwar/
  3. An Army of Ones and Zeroes http://www.slate.com/id/2197514/pagenum/all/
  4. Perhaps Pandora Must Be Our Sacrificial Lamb http://www.jkontherun.com/2008/08/pandora-readyin.html
  5. Judge keeps MIT fare-hackers under cone of silence http://tinyurl.com/628csu (Ars technica) http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10017438-83.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. T-Mobile to offer first Android smartphone http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080815/tc_nm/tmobile_android_dc
  2. A first look at the Google Android SDK http://venturebeat.com/2008/08/18/a-first-look-at-the-google-android-sdk/
  3. Infineon chip causing problems on iPhone http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080814/wr_nm/apple_infineon_dc
  4. Blackberry Fund: Deals Are Coming Soon http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20080813/tc_zd/230847
  5. Coming Soon to an iPhone Near You: VoIP http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20080811/bs_nf/61273

Open Source

  1. Legal milestone for open source http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7561943.stm
  2. Spend your vacation getting started with OpenStreetMap http://www.linux.com/feature/145136
  3. QGIS earns a spot on GIS software map http://www.linux.com/feature/144178


  1. Google Android And The Internet Of Things http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/08/16/android-and-the-internet-of-things/
  2. Google YouTube Not Getting Into Live Streaming, After All http://tinyurl.com/58vou4 (Silicon Alley Insider)
  3. Google Privacy Worse Than ISP Snooping, AT&T Charges http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/08/google-privacy.html
  4. Google.org makes its geothermal play with investments in Altarock, Potter Drilling http://tinyurl.com/6lkxlz (VentureBeat)
  5. Google Plans Big Presence at Summer Political Conventions http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/08/google-plans-bi.html

General Technology

  1. Digital Designers Rediscover Their Hands http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/17/technology/17ping.html
  2. Hot Wire Your Car http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Hot_Wire_Your_Car
  3. Dell revamps Latitude line with new E laptop series http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10014386-1.html
  4. Shapeways lets Internet users manufacture goods http://tinyurl.com/6ad9lr (AFP)
  5. 10 Futuristic User Interfaces http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/17/10-futuristic-user-interfaces/
  6. Intel unveils new chip design to challenge AMD http://tinyurl.com/5zqagb (AP)

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Shutterfly Share Sites: photos, social networking http://www.appscout.com/2008/08/shutterfly_share_sites_adds_ph_1.php
  2. Want to learn astrobiology? Pick up the console http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080814/tc_nm/videogames_spore_life_tech_dc
  3. Stix takes a stab at motion-controlled PC games http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080813/ap_on_hi_te/techbit_game_remote
  4. Parents Fear Video Games More than Porn, Alcohol http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20080812/bs_nf/61301
  5. Game sharers face legal crackdown http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7568642.stm
  6. Lifelike animation: new era for computer games http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article4557935.ece

Economy and Technology

  1. Apple Worth More Than Google http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20080813/boom-apple-worth-more-than-google/
  2. GraphOn claims Google infringed patents http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/patents_graphon_sues_google_fo.php
  3. YouTube co-founder looks for his next success http://www.startribune.com/business/27025694.html
  4. Intel Launches $100K Innovation Awards http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2328357,00.asp

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Saving America’s space program http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1188/1
  2. Russian invasion imperils space station http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/space/orl-nasa1308aug13,0,7648120.story
  3. Space Plane Prototype Suffers Anomaly in Launch Test http://tinyurl.com/5puum6 (Space.com)

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. The Rising Star of Multi-Processing http://www.hpcwire.com/blogs/26936564.html
  2. NVIDIA's GeForce GPUs Used for More Than Graphics http://tinyurl.com/56lf7x (HPCwire)
  3. CUDA U Is Now in Session http://www.hpcwire.com/offthewire/CUDA_U_Is_Now_in_Session.html
  4. GPU Trumps CPU http://www.advancedimagingpro.com/print/Advanced-Imaging-Magazine/GPU-Trumps-CPU/1$5355
  5. Purdue University Opens HPC Lab http://www.hpcwire.com/offthewire/Purdue_University_Opens_HPC_Lab.html
  6. Can Nvidia Play with the Big Boys? http://gigaom.com/2008/08/13/can-nvidia-play-with-the-big-boys/
  7. 270 watts for the performance crown: AMD’s Radeon HD 4870 X2 http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38840/135/
  8. Manifold Is Using NVIDIA CUDA To Transform GIS Technology http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=72512
  9. Sony Unveils Cell-Based Image Processing Appliance http://tinyurl.com/5t9fee (HPCwire)
  10. NVIDIA Is First to Ship OPENGL 3.0 http://www.hpcwire.com/offthewire/NVIDIA_Is_First_to_Ship_OPENGL_30.html



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