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Graphics

Submission + - The GeForce 9800 GTX: What Was nVidia Thinking (gpureview.com)

TheSpengo writes: nVidia's card naming scheme has been relatively consistent over the past several years. New architectures get a x000 name change, and refreshes get 0x00. This was true for the GeForce 4 (Ti4600 -> Ti4800), the GeForce FX (FX5800 -> FX5900), GeForce 6 (GeForce 6800 -> no refresh), and GeForce 7 (7800 -> 7900). But with the 8800 series, nVidia decided that the refresh, for some bizarre reason, would get a name change usually reserved for major architectural changes. If nVidia were to be consistent, the 9800 GTX would be an 8900 GT. That's right, not even a GTX since it has less memory and a smaller memory bus!
Security

Submission + - The Ethics of Hacking

An anonymous reader writes: I have to write a 10-page paper on the ethics of hacking. It is a confusing subject and there is much disagreement. The best admins have done a lot of grey and maybe even black hat hacking themselves, which is why they know how to secure a network. How far can you go when messing around in other peoples' networks? Is it ethical to put exploits you find up for bid? Even in regular white-hat IT ethics often collide with work. Any examples from personal experience or links to good articles are appreciated.

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