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Comment: Re:Bottlenecks? (Score 1) 400

by codergeek42 (#24206715) Attached to: World's First 2GB Graphics Card Is Here

Yes, it could, unless you're running a 64-bit OS and processor. Most computers, which are 32-bit, have a total or 4 GB of addressable memory space, which includes video memory, sound card memory (if you actually still use one) and system RAM. Therefore, if you put in a 2GB video card, you can't make use more than 2 GB of system RAM.

That's not entirely accurate. PAE makes it possible to address 4+ GB of addresses on a 32-bit system, so long as your operating system supports it fully. AFAIK both Linux and BSD happily do, and certain Windows versions also support it.

Media (Apple)

+ - The largest underground Mac community faces coup->

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Anonymous Coward writes "In a palace coup only imaginable in one of Shakespeare's tragedies, a moderator faction of one of the largest underground Mac communities was shut out this weekend after it was discovered many staff members were staging a coup, including an attempt to surreptitiously acquire the domain. (http://www.macserialjunkie.com/) In an Steve Jobs-like "Open Letter to the Community", the founders of MSJ explain how a number of people at the highest levels of the underground planned their takeover activities for almost two years, only to be foiled at the last minute. In an age of terrorism, are Western societies now taking cues from hostile countries instead of the other way around?"
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Editorial

+ - Copyright or License Your Resume?

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An anonymous reader writes "Have you ever submitted a resume to a recruiter, and the recruiter significantly modified your resume for submission to a prospective employer? In fact, they munged it to the point that you feel that not only the format was changed, but substantial content was modified? Over the years, I have modified my resume many times, working to make it as readable and informative as I can. I will admit it is long, but I have a lot of experience, and I feel it is well laid out and pretty easy to read. I feel that some of the modifications that recruiters make actually detract from the format, and sometimes make the meaning different from the original intent. I can understand removing my contact information when submitting, as they don't want employers doing an end-run around them to contact prospects. Would it be a good idea to attach some kind of copyright, or require that recruiters submit resumes as I submitted to them?"
Wireless Networking

+ - Bluetooth teams with Wibree. What about Zigbee?->

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coondoggie writes "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Today the group that develops Bluetooth technology said it would join with rival short-range wireless technology from Nokia known as Wibree to develop all manner of small devices for business and consumers. With this announcement, the Wibree specification will become part of the Bluetooth specification as an ultra low power Bluetooth technology. Because Wibree addresses devices with very low battery capacity and can be easily integrated with Bluetooth technology, it will round out Bluetooth technology's wireless Personal Area Networking (PAN) offering and strengthen the technology's ability to provide wireless connectivity for smaller devices, the companies said in a statement. At first blush however, devices with Wibree chips cannot communicate with existing Bluetooth-equipped devices, the companies said. Future Bluetooth devices could be upgraded to include the ability to talk to Wibree devices, since the technologies use the same frequencie.... http://www.networkworld.com/community/?q=node/1613 7"
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Security

+ - How to Crack Microsoft Windows Vista in 1 Minute

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HuckleCom (690630) writes "An article on F-Secure offers insight to a new vital issue with Vista security. It seems as though physical security doesn't matter anymore.

From TFA:
"Did you know that the Command Prompt tool found in Vista's System Recovery Options doesn't require a User Name or Password? And that the Command Prompt provides Administrator level access to the hard drive? For multiple versions of Windows? All you need is a Vista Install DVD and you're all set to go.",

F-Secure provides a link to detailed instructions that demonstrates how vital of an issue this really is."
Networking

+ - Twice the speed of 10GigE using 1/10th the power->

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AirDat writes ""Voltaire — introduced the Grid Director ISR 2012, a new director-class switching platform for high-performance grid computing in the data center. With a powerful next generation 20 Gbps design, it is ideal for large, scale-out architectures and addresses many of the critical pain points of today's data centers including inefficiencies from increasing server I/O bottlenecks, added complexity created by the use of multiple networks for servers, storage and LANs, and rising energy and data center real-estate costs.""
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Technology (Apple)

+ - Why Apple's Steve Jobs released Safari for Windows->

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An anonymous reader writes "SteveJack writes for MacDailyNews, 'Steve Jobs, by releasing Safari to Windows, has laid the foundation for the next major computing platform which will be Web-based, built for Safari, mobile, and Apple's. The big question is what, if anything (apart from the usual FUD campaign), can Microsoft do to effectively respond to this massive threat?'"
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Programming

+ - Adobe Integrated Runtime cross-OS released->

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beckerist
beckerist writes "California-based computer software company Adobe Systems Incorporated has this week announced the beta launch of its Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) cross-operating system — which was, at one time, being developed under the codename of Apollo. Newly released AIR will allow developers to utilise such tools as HTML/CSS, Ajax, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Flex (also in beta) to "extend rich Internet applications (RIAs)" through to the desktop, further blurring the line between dedicated online and offline functionality."
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Music

+ - EMI, McCartney ink with 7digital, Last.fm for MP3s->

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johnsson_tate (666) writes "7digital has become the world's first online music store to offer EMI's catalogue as DRM-free MP3s — instead of iPod-ready AAC files — and has inked an exclusive partnership with Last.fm to utilize the music-suggestion service as a sales portal. Their new site offers 320kbps MP3 files from the likes of Paul McCartney and Iron Maiden, along with every other release from EMI, with albums for just £5 (about $9).

The Last.fm partnership means widgets embedded on sites like Facebook and MySpace, will act as "micro portals" for people to buy music from the new site. It's claimed the new 7digital service is blending iTunes, iTunes Plus and eMusic, all with unprotected MP3's that work on any player and that don't contain any personal identification information."

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Space

+ - Private Funds For Time Travel->

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WED Fan writes "A University of Washington researcher who couldn't find funds the old fashioned way, from the Government, has raised funds from private parties to continue with his back in time studies.

He is studying the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox. Basically, using spooky action, he wants to be able to use entangled pairs to send messages, not only through space, but also in time.

As the evidence for this has accumulated, several fairly contorted and unsatisfying efforts have been aimed at solving the puzzle. Cramer has proposed an explanation that doesn't violate the speed of light but does kind of mess with the traditional concept of time.


Question: How do you know where to find and "listen" to the right entangled particle to receive a message from the future? Or, in that vast amount of noise, if you don't know someone is sending a message, how do you know its there?"

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Software

+ - Is Commercial Open Source Taking Over?

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Reel Big Fish (666) writes "Zenoss 2.0 was released yesterday and I am finally dumping Nagios. Zenoss is backed by a VC-backed company and Nagios is backed by one small company. I sort of feel bad for these open source projects with a few guys are losing out to these new companies. Is it still worth it to work on an open source project or are these new commercial open source companies taking over?"
Upgrades

+ - Toshiba develops new NAND Flash technology

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morpheus83 (708114) writes "Toshiba has developed a new three dimensional memory cell array structure that enhances cell density and data capacity without relying on advances in process technology, and with minimal increase in the chip die size. In the new structure, pillars of stacked memory elements pass vertically through multi-stacked layers of electrode material and utilize shared peripheral circuits. The design is a potential candidate technology for meeting future demand for higher density NAND flash memory."
Privacy

+ - Court Makes Sweden a Piracy Haven?->

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eebra82
eebra82 writes "According to Swedish news paper Aftonbladet, a Swedish citizen has been convicted for downloading copyrighted material. He has been ordered to pay $2,900 for his misdoings. Ironically, the verdict may have an opposing effect as to what the prosecutor expected to accomplish. According to Swedish law, Police is allowed to do house searches and request IP address information only if the suspected crime is so high on the crime scale that the suspect may face jail time. Since piracy apparently only results in fines, Swedish police can theoretically only arrest those who turn themselves in. In other words, Sweden may have become a piracy haven now that the police can do virtually nothing to prove that a person is breaking the law. It also seems that the Swedish people are strongly against anti-piracy raids. According to a poll with over 26,000 votes, more than 91% voted against the police' and law enforcers' attempts to stop piracy. Information is available in Swedish here and here."
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