Are you sure you don't want to hear about how I went to the store to buy a card for my grandmother?
A helathy does of competition in this market is going to drive the efficiency and performance up and at the same time keep the prices down to a reasonable degree. Now if only AMD would man up and make a core i7 killer then the pain will have been brought.
If nothing else, the RIAA has proven that the end of online anonymity is coming. Why is anyone surprised that this is happening? It's sketchy, and from what I understand barely legal, but it's gaining momentum.
BearGrylls writes "I have recently taken on the task of administrating a wifi access point for a small coffee shop that I frequent. I have set them up with an access point that can handle the wifi demand but despite my best efforts I am not able to adequately block p2p traffic. Torrenting has become such a problem that at times the internet is almost unusable. I've tried dd-wrt's p2p catching, which is laughable. I have also gone as far as trying products like SmoothWall and IPCop. Neither of which offered sufficient deep packet inspection to catch any amount of p2p traffic. Keeping in mind that a white list of ports and / or services is almost completely out of the question. I don't want to be getting phone calls simply to allow a port or service. I want to be able to provide a decent quality of service to patrons who wish to surf the web and play the occasional video game so less access rules the better. I would like to know if there are any products out there that will do the level of d.p.i. that I require on a tight budget? I just want to force the people that abuse the service to do so in their own homes."
Unlike fingerprints your DNA can also be used to partially identify relatives as well. Law enforcement could use this to make partial dna matches to a person that would otherwise not be in the system if a relative already was.
If you use Firefox along with NoScript you are protected from this kind of attack and many others. I highly recommend Firefox users look into this.
If you are developing a desktop based application having multiple computers with a variety of different hardware and software configurations can be a huge help. You can virtualize servers on a beefy machine but mixing different hardware and software is critical for ensuring you're product works in the real world.
I'm going to go ahead and assume they are running unix. (On the back end) Think of the Id10t errors you'd get trying to switch an entire operation over to a new platform. We'd accidentally nuke something before we knew what happened.
BearGrylls writes "As a young lad and aspiring technologist I have found shows like Revision3's 'The Broken' and 'Systm' to be entertaining, informative, and, most importantly, thorough. As time has gone on revision3 has kept some of the tech-related shows, but dumbed them down to appeal to a larger audience. This annoyed me, but I've continued to be a loyal viewer of their tech shows anyway. However, I suspect this trend to continue and my disappointment to grow. Where can I find tech shows that dive deep into projects and discussions instead of simply skimming the surface?"
BearGrylls writes "As a young lad and aspiring technologist I found shows like Revision3's "The Broken" and "Systm" to be entertaing, informative, and most importantly thorough. As time went on revision3 had kept their some of the tech related shows but dummied them down to appeal to a larger audience. This annoyed me but never stopped my regular viewing of their tech shows. However, I suspect this trend will continue and my disappointment to grow. Where can a person like myself find a tech show that will dive much deeper into projects and discussions rather than simply skimming the surface?"