Amigan (25469) writes "After a series of blogs written over the past few years, Robert X Cringley has now written a book on IBM, — and its future. From this excerpt, one has to wonder if the firms days are truly numbered." top
Amigan (25469) writes "Adapteva went the kickstarter route for funding of it's Home HPC machine. It was successfully funded 10/27/2012 w/4965 backers. Shipment was originally thought to be August 2013 — which came and passed. They have now successfully shipped to over 2000 of the kickstart funders (16 core), and are working their way through the 64 core implementation delivery." top
Amigan (25469) writes "Many may remember that DEC's founder and CEO was quite dismissive of the original IBM PC, so much so that when DEC finally introduced their Intel based system it was incompatible with the 'industry standard.' Steve Ballmer has had just as much a dismissive attitude towards smartphones, at first. Here are three of Steve's quotes that sum it all up." top
Amigan (25469) writes "Is it possible that CO2 is overvalued in the existing climate models? Is it possible that we are now entering a global cooling? Interesting questions presented by Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten article on climate change " top
Amigan writes "A fund raising effort for a direct to DVD movie about the Amiga computer history. How it was conceived, the Commodore years, and the fact that the machine will not die." Link to Original Source top
Amigan (25469) writes "While electric cars are the choice of many, there is a fatal flaw vs the gasoline engine — chemical reactions within an electric battery are affected by cold weather." Link to Original Source top
Amigan (25469) writes "After several months of investigation, the European Commission has approved the Oracle acquisition of Sun. MySQL, which had been seen as a sticking point, is a moot point — no divestiture, much to the chagrin of one of the co-founders, Michael Widenius" Link to Original Source top
Amigan writes "While it is argued that climate change is settled science and that the IPCC model proves it, there is now evidence that the model did not take into account the ozone hole repair. In this article, based on a new study out of Columbia University, the elimination of CFCs has in fact added to the climate change. So, yes, climate change may be caused by man, but more because of what we do when we do not understand the situation completely and insist on implementing a solution." top
Amigan writes "This article from Network World Magazine asks the question:
"Is Microsoft a friend or foe of open source? Going by the company's actions, Microsoft can't seem to decide whether to make love or war. But if it's war, Microsoft appears to lack the legal weaponry to defeat or even disturb its adversaries."" top
Amigan writes "Entitled Quants gone Wild , the financial meltdown of Wall Street was caused by a single math formula (Gaussian copula function).
From the article: "For five years, Li's formula, known as a Gaussian copula function, looked like an unambiguously positive breakthrough, a piece of financial technology that allowed hugely complex risks to be modeled with more ease and accuracy than ever before. With his brilliant spark of mathematical legerdemain, Li made it possible for traders to sell vast quantities of new securities, expanding financial markets to unimaginable levels."" top
Amigan writes "On June 12th, Opera software released the latest
The newest feature provided by Opera 9.50 is called Opera Link which keeps you synchronized between any Opera 9.50 desktop browser and Opera Mini — the free browser for your mobile phone." top
Amigan writes "In this report from Wired Magazine blogs, the results of a state representative primary were altered by an e-voting machine. To make matters worse, the primary in question wasn't even one that wasn't even on the electronic ballot!"