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Comment: I've been using this since NCSA httpd 0.4 in 1993. (Score 1) 221

by IvyMike (#29533947) Attached to: Google SideWiki Brings Comments To Everyone

The NCSA httpd 0.4 release in 1993 announced support for Group Annotations, which was basically this. So all of you "I had this idea four years ago" people need to get in line behind Marc Andreesen, who had this idea, dear god, 16 years ago.

It never really took off--I think even though httpd supported annotations, I don't think Mosaic itself ever really did.

Comment: Re:The loss is all microsoft's (Score 1) 756

by IvyMike (#29193299) Attached to: Behind the 4GB Memory Limit In 32-Bit Windows
I too use the Cisco VPN software. It's not too bad to work around if you have a spare copy of XP.

Install VirtualPC on the 64-bit OS, and then install a spare copy of 32-bit XP into a virtual machine. Install the Cisco VPN software on that. Works like a charm, and I kind of like the fact that I've got another firewall between my home machine and the company network.
Supercomputing

New State of Matter Could Extend Moore's Law 329

Posted by samzenpus
from the I-miss-the-original-three dept.
rennerik writes "Scientists at McGill University in Montreal say they've discovered a new state of matter that could help extend Moore's Law and allow for the fabrication of more tightly packed transistors, or a new kind of transistor altogether. The researchers call the new state of matter 'a quasi-three-dimensional electron crystal.' It was discovered using a device cooled to a temperature about 100 times colder than intergalactic space, following the application of the most powerful continuous magnetic field on Earth."

Cubicles a Giant Mistake 374

Posted by Zonk
from the we-already-knew-that dept.
J to the D writes "Apparently even the designer of the cubicle believes now that they are a bad idea." From the article: "After years of prototyping and studying how people work, and vowing to improve on the open-bullpen office that dominated much of the 20th century, Propst designed a system he thought would increase productivity (hence the name Action Office). The young designer, who also worked on projects as varied as heart pumps and tree harvesters, theorized that productivity would rise if people could see more of their work spread out in front of them, not just stacked in an in-box."

U.S. Investigating Sale of Snort as Security Risk 327

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the homeland-security dept.
msmoriarty writes "The Associated Press is reporting today that the same U.S. committee that approved the Dubai ports deal is 'strongly objecting' to Israeli-based Check Point's acquisition of Snort's parent company, Sourcefire, because it doesn't want a foreign company to own Snort's underlying technology. According to the article, the broader 45-day review process rejected for the ports deal is already underway regarding this transaction, and 'secret' meetings between the FBI, DoD and Check Point have been held."

$9 Billion Loophole for Synthetic Fuel 328

Posted by Zonk
from the that's-a-dirty-pool dept.
Rondrin writes "CNN has an article detailing a $9 billion loophole in the tax code to spur synthetic fuel development. Unfortunately, spraying coal with pine tar qualifies. From the article: 'The wording is so bland and buried so deep within a 324-page budget document that almost no one would notice that a multibillion-dollar scam is going on. Not the members of Congress voting for it and certainly not the taxpayers who will get fleeced by it. And that is exactly the idea.'"

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