Microsoft Demonstrates Practical Homomorphic Computing
According to the page that you have linked, "Below is a partial list of categories in which people have published after joining Google. There is also a list organized by year, and an atom feed is also available. "
These are not research projects specifically funded by Google, but rather published by people working at Google.
Linux 2.6.37 Released
Put simply, when you have many independent bits of code competing for finite shared resources/time within the kernel (this is different than code just running in user space), you have to put locks on them so that only 1 thread can access them at a time. Once a lock is released then the another thread gets a turn. With a big lock, only one lock exists for every resource. Although a thread may only need access to a single resource, all of the resources get locked.
The alternative is to implement more fine-grained locks on each resource or set of resources. This allows two threads that are using different kernel resources to potentially execute in parallel. The danger is it's more complex and requires careful coding to avoid deadlock or race conditions. That help?
White Knight Two Unveiled
Not that I'm aware of, but I used White Knight software back in the day to log onto BBSes.
Campaign to Open Source IBM's Notes/Domino
May God have mercy on his soul. The only reason Notes should go open source is so its users can download the code and have the pleasure of deleting one file at a time.
Audio CAPTCHAs Cracked; ReCAPTCHA Remains Strong
I listened with my speakers and I couldn't understand either. Headphones improved this slightly. Also, some of the phrases seemed to have multiple speakers and I wasn't sure if I needed to transcribe both speakers words.
Why Developers Are Switching To Macs
Holy crap! Not being able to un-minimize an app with cmd-tab has always driven me crazy! Every other mac user I've ever asked has said it's not do-able. Thank you for posting this!