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#1 User is offline   aotsukisho 

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 08:21 PM

I guess this is like the 'nuckin futs' thread for technology-related news, both good and bad. To get the ball rolling, I'll start off the thread with this news article:

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080...lay-server.html

I hope it'll get fixed soon, and be wary of stuff in your inbox...
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:03 AM

that just shows you, nobody is perfect including google. I HATE GOOOGLE!@!@!!@!@#!#!!#
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:53 PM

lol yeah, my interest in them has dropped over the years...just like Sony, albiet for different reasons.

Anyway, here's more astonishing news...relating to Google, as well

http://www.computerworld.com/action/articl...ticleId=9084918

This is 'intelligent' searching, indexing pages not by keywords but by meaning of content. I particularly like this idea, because I am irritated by sites putting all sorts of shit in the <meta> or <title> (or even on the bottom of their page) to say as many keywords as possible so search engines are more likely to refer them. I hope it works out : >
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:06 AM

yea that sounds like an awesome search engine. the "meaning" of the website and not just the words.
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:01 AM

I was gonna put this in nukin futs but I thought it would be better here. :D I was on newegg again looking up things that I will never be able to afford...and found this!!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822116081
I didn't know they made them that fast for laptop drives! that'll be one kickass laptop! :lol:
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:31 AM

http://loader.gadgetzone.com.au/Movies/Jul...ude.aspx?Page=5

See how much you agree with this list of what Windows 7 'has' to have in order for it to stay competitive. I agree with pretty much all of the items, especially when it comes to swapping out components/services you don't need.
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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:34 AM

I sure hope windows 7 is less blotted and is as fast or faster then XP. Also, I don't think I should have to pay to upgrade from Vista to 7. because Vista users were thrown in the crap hole on this. I don't see a problem with XP users to pay for 7, because XP users still have it good. I just hope 7 is better.

People have been asking me if they should upgrade to vista, and tell them, " You wanna Downgrade to Vista?" or "Don't install a known virus!" Cause Vista is one of the worst OS's ever known to man. I think Ubunto and gOS is 100% better then Vista. better functionality.

Anyway, that's my rant on that subject.
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:26 AM

I've done pretty much the same thing here, most of my friends know its drawbacks. HERO recently asked me to upgrade his new pc to XP, but was sad when he couldn't find XP drivers for the hardware. :\

On another note: holy shit.

http://www.theregist...bm_power7_ncsa/

edit: not really nuckin futs, but a new Zen is here!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16855102052

Edit again: this is interesting, a new theory on computer programming. I think it's worth a shot, although the development will take a lot of time.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/...80716154355.htm

Edit yet again: check this out!

http://www.mikeonads.com/2008/07/13/using-...stimate-gender/

It guesses your sex based on your browsing history. kinda neat, but keep in mind that every web site has access to your history...

Also, Google has indexed over 1 trillion urls! That's 1x10^12! gheez
http://www.cio.com/a...le/print/439495

Edit another time: Interesting article on 'enabling' dual core processors if you have one. Apparently XP doesn't recognize both by default.

http://forum.noteboo...ead.php?t=60416
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 11:27 AM

rararaararrararar nvm editing, this is pretty nuckin futs

http://news.cnet.com..._3-6245093.html

They're trying to push for a movement towards a digital 'smart key' like they have for cars...it's probably never going to happen. People who aren't computer literate already dislike inputting passwords for everything, especially if they have to contain letters and numbers. People who are skeptic about things like doing commerce online will probably not like the idea of having a resident 'key' that others can possibly compromise. Also, the article mentions stupidity for liability reasons, which will hinder a universal key...isn't that what this is supposed to be for?

Instead of spending money on this, they should just spend money on educating internet users about phishing and what security precautions they should take. There's three kinds of people who get phished...users who let their guard down, computer illiterate people, and stupid people. All we need to do is educate the illiterate people, and all will be well...

Edit: wow, internet serious business

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblo...ut-we-said-lol/

edit again: some IT-based ideas if you want to start up your own business :3

http://ycombinator.com/ideas.html
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 12:11 PM

Bumpalumpalump, found an interesting article on a new laptop:

http://www.informationweek.com/shared/prin...cleID=210600653

Apparently it has a 24 hour battery life. I wonder how volatile/high-maintenance that battery will be? Also, I wonder how slow as hell the computer is gonna be when it's in full-power-conservation mode...
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 12:21 AM

another interesting update to Gmail: 'email goggles'.

http://news.cnet.com...10059735-2.html

I think it's awesome! That said though, I don't think I'm going to use it. lol
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 04:02 PM

haha wow! mail googgles, what an interesting idea. :lol:
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 09:58 PM

Awwww, we need to throw a farewell party....Windows for Workgroups 3.11 is being retired!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/05/mi..._1_1/print.html

Interesting how it lasted so long, and how it's better at certain things than newer, specially-developed specialist OS's.
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 01:35 PM

WTFFFFFFF

http://us.acer.com/public/wr-resource/1545...toneblue_3D.swf

I [email protected][email protected]!#$!%^ RARARARARARARARAR
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 04:02 PM

lol this is an interesting article I found, how to make your Windows look like 7!

http://lifehacker.com/5077690/get-windows-...tures-right-now


and edit: Big Brother is watching

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn1616...&print=true
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 12:47 PM

lol omg fukken russianz

http://www.theage.com.au/cgi-bin/common/po...8585088693.html

edit: check out this program if you have more computers than monitors, it may save your life

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-synergy-t...stems-together/
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:15 PM

http://www.computerworld.com/action/articl...p;taxonomyId=19

gheez these guys took the hdd specifications and threw them away...using PCI Express ports instead of the SATA/EIDE controllers, they got a throughput (ie. raw benchmark speed) of 800 megabytes a second. Imagine that sort of speed on a normal hdd...even on a 15krpm Raptor, transferring a CD image in less than a second to another drive is unattainable. SATA has a max of 3.0Gb/s, but those are bits... 3.0Gb/s = 375MB/s. It would take over two seconds at the theoretical maximum (ie. unattainable irl) of the spec to transfer the same amount of data.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:12 PM

lol multiple posts by me... heads up for XP users, there's a virus going around that uses an exploit in the autorun feature. Read about it here:

http://www.labnol.org/software/tutorials/s...e-autorun/6698/
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:06 PM

http://www.popsci.com/node/31716

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It focuses entirely on raw functions—thrusters on, thrusters off—which, though mathematically complex, don’t require the juice that a user interface like Windows calls for. The GPC has flown so many missions with hardly a hiccup that there’s no reason to replace it, even if it is just 0.005 percent as powerful as an Xbox 360.


Believe it or not, the general purpose computer on the space shuttle only has 1MB of RAM!
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 07:40 PM

another interesting thing, Microsoft is offering free webspace and domain names!

http://news.cnet.com...0160295-58.html

Before Vejida gets upset, it's only free for a year. Then you gotta pay, and I'm willing to bet that their customer service won't even be close to that of Hightek-Designs.
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 06:59 AM

that's a pretty good deal though. I would recommend doing that first though cause it's free!!! lol but yea i bet their support is bad.
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 11:22 PM

^ haha yeah, I was thinking of giving it a try just cause it's free. idk if I'm actually gonna get around to it tho.

http://www.computerworld.com/action/articl...p;taxonomyId=16

Someone finally wrote an article about why I'm no longer a huge supporter of Google, and actually have come to distrust them a bit. Everything other than their search is 'beta', and stays that way forever...even though they're making a huge profit from it.

http://www.infoworld.com/archives/emailPri...e_charge_1.html

On another note, this lady is suing Microsoft because of the charge for downgrading from Vista to XP. Agree/disagree?
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:27 PM

moar microsoft rofflery:

http://news.cnet.com...0169119-75.html

They apparently gave too much severence/final pay to some workers, and demanded a refund! Everyone bitched so much that they decided to not go through with it after all.
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 10:54 PM

lol Veji and I dominate this topic :lol: but I found another thing that's probably pertinent to only us two (and Eno, who hasn't been around for awhile).

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/05/ev..._php/print.html

Apparently, PHP is very popular with programmers/developers, scored high in almost all of the 12 categories that different languages were rated on. It won overall best programming language in the poll that included ~500 professionals.

Yay for PHP!
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:02 AM

well, i switched from CGI to PHP. PHP has sooooooooooo many features, when i make a program, i feel like making it with just php. cross platform - fast - works with MySQL - AWESOME - what more do you want?

I still have not learned all the functions PHP has.
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 05:33 PM

yep yep, always good to have either W3schools or php.net open to search for functions. Some of them are downright rediculous (strangely specific).

Also, it's nice that it 'looks' a lot like the C languages (it runs off of cpp, if I'm not mistaken), which made it easy for me to learn and pick up. Anyone with experience in C/C++/C#/etc. that wants to get into web development with server-side scripting should learn it. No question about that.

In fact, I've written things for the web that could be written in C/++ for local use but I just enjoy programming in PHP so much more. I think it's with the fact you can declare variables whatever you want, and they 'learn' their type (int, float, char, string, etc.) when you assign them a value.
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Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:37 PM

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009...ome-firefox.ars

lololol IE8 is fastest at overall loading times...in a test done by Microsoft. roffle
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 08:33 AM

it's like a mother saying her new baby is the most beautiful thing in the world.

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IE loads mozilla.com faster than Firefox, and Firefox loads microsoft.com faster than IE


LOL
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 11:18 PM

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/micro...r_encarta_1.php

Microsoft Encarta will be retired this year :( Halloween 2009 will be the last day it's going to be supported, although technical support will extend through 2012.

This is quite sad for me actually, Encarta on Windows 95 was one of my favorite apps.
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:44 PM

man I love these guys. The PirateBay founders are getting back at the law firm that sided against them. Their idea is that internet users who support TPB donate a very small amount of money (13 cents, to be exact) to the law firm. Their overhead costs will be equal to the donation amount, which will effectively waste the firm's time and resources without doing anything illegal. Sweden ftw

http://www.blogpirate.org/2009/05/10/pirat...dollars-attack/
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