Ace writes: What are the best programs to keep track of all the IP addresses of incoming and outgoing connections that are connecting to your computer? I've been using firewall software but lately I've discovered strange anomolous connections to.ru sites that I can't explan (and I've run virus scan, have firewall, etc). I'd really like to find a package that logs a list of all sites, their IP's, etc (incoming and outgoing) and which program is doing it. I'd like not to have to reformat but it's looking likely.
blahplusplus writes: "I've had a lot of ideas kicking around for developing new input devices for the last few years that I'm now thinking about making real. Now the problem is I'm not sure exactly how to go about prototyping it and what I should use to prototype them, for now I've drawn sketches and used special model-paste that is similar to papermache just to work out any kinks. For anyone that has experience in designing input devices or peripherals, what exactly would I need or where should I look to get going? Also what books do for USB interfacing and USB and/or interface progamming? Is this something I can do myself or not?"
blahplusplus writes: You know how
NVIDIA and AMD got slapped with those federal subpoenas a week ago? At the
time, no one was sure what the DoJ was getting at, but apparently it wasn't just
to look at the pretty graphics these firms churn out. Turns out NVIDIA, AMD and
ATI have been accused of
shenanigans, with the DoJ alleging the firms "have engaged in a contract
combination, trust or conspiracy, the effect of which was to raise the prices at
which they sold graphics processing units and cards to artificially inflated
levels." We're not so sure that the main argument — that graphics card prices
are almost always the same, reaching around $500 in the high end — will hold a
lot of water, given the specs pumping nature of the graphics card biz, but
allegations of secret meetings between graphics card execs to discuss pricing
could be a bit more damning. The DoJ is requesting documents as far back as
1990, so this could get messy