Anubis350 writes "Intel just announced the official release of their new CPUs, codenamed Sandy Bridge, touting a new internal architecture, on-silicon graphics, etc. Tom's Hardware has already gotten their first review of the desktop procs and PC Mag has the full lineup listing, both mobile and desktop. Tom's Hardware's review, though overall favorable, had qualms with the limits on over clocking intel has imposed and on the choice of which GPUs are allocated to which processor in the lineup: [quote]The graphics situation, at least on the desktop, is also pretty whacky. Of the 14 models introduced at launch, the two best suited to enthusiast-oriented gaming machines with discrete GPUs are the ones armed with Intel’s HD Graphics 3000 engine.[/quote]. Looks to me like Intel still hasn't caught up far enough on the integrated graphics front to justify their licensing problems with NVIDIA, but that's just my 2c.. Still, can't wait to get my hands on a Core 2011 machine to play with!" Link to Original Source top
Anubis350 writes "Apparently Wikileaks subscribes to the Linus Torvald school of backups: "Only wimps use tape backup, *real* men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror". From the article: "Online whistle-blower WikiLeaks has posted a huge encrypted file named "Insurance" to its website, sparking speculation that those behind the organization may be prepared to release more classified information if authorities interfere with them."
I've got to wonder if this is going to make the Pentagon more willing to talk calmly, or are DoD officials going to blow a gasket? Any/.ers want to take a, er, crack at this file?" Link to Original Source top
Net Neutrality Assaulted Take that filthy Neutrals
Anubis350 writes "Looks like the FCC's policies promoting/enforcing net neutrality (that'd be equal treatment of traffic for all the non-regulars) just got dealt a major blow. FTA: "A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a Federal Communications Commission ruling that forced cable giant Comcast Corp. to offer equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing through its network." Worse, it seems like this may damage the FCC's ability to regulate ISPs at all... Welcome to the walled garden internet?" Link to Original Source