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An Instructo-Geek Reviews The 4-Hour Chef

CPNABEND Really?, (204 comments)

Has the poster never heard of the food network?

about a year and a half ago

CCTV Hack Takes Casino For $33 Million

CPNABEND Can someone say FIREWALL? (308 comments)

Assuming the casino had a basic firewall for outside of the hotel access, I am thinking the accomplice may have been in a room in the hotel. If that were the case... How could they not have a separate firewall to protect the CCTV feeds? It would seem to me the CCTV should have stand-alone servers and a stand-alone firewall. That being said, I would like to meet the intruder. I have a business proposition for him :-)

about a year and a half ago

A New Version of MS Office Every 90 Days

CPNABEND Re:Chrome's agile development? (292 comments)

No, it's marketing... Microsoft has re-named "Patch Tuesday"

about a year and a half ago

Bill Gates Says Windows Phone Strategy Was Inadequate

CPNABEND The phone????? (268 comments)

Has anybody looked at Office 2013? I got a copy for $9.95 through the Micro$soft home user program. They are re-making all of their APPS look like the phone. The package was about $11.00 more than it was worth. The company is putting all of their eggs in the "Metro" basket, and it will not end up well for them, unless Ballmer walks through computer stores with a baseball bat to "convince" people to buy their products.

about a year and a half ago

Why Do Entrepreneurs Innovate Better Than Managers?

CPNABEND HUH? (134 comments)

This is a trick question, right?

about a year and a half ago

After Weeks of Trying, UK Cryptographers Fail To Crack WWII Code

CPNABEND Re:Weeks (263 comments)

Wouldn't the key be XYZZY?

about a year ago

Is Windows 8 Microsoft's Riskiest Bet?

CPNABEND Re:It's Not A Bet... (362 comments)

I actually put up an RC of Win8. For a short period of time. All I could think of was Microsoft Bob...

more than 2 years ago

The Patent Mafia and What You Can Do To Break It Up

CPNABEND Bravo!! (205 comments)

This is all not only out of control, but INSANE! This needs to be fixed somehow, but I have little faith in the American government to even understand the problem.

more than 2 years ago

Smearing Toddler Reputations Via Internet: Free Speech Or Extortion?

CPNABEND Re:That's Dumb (213 comments)

Nope. This is "Nice place you have here... It would be a shame if something happened to it".

more than 2 years ago

Baumgartner Completes 13.5-Mile Free-Fall Jump, Aims For Record

CPNABEND Re:Wow (155 comments)

I swear that I saw a Discovery documentary where a guy did this same thing (From the record altitude), and broke at least MACH 1.

more than 2 years ago

Scientists Build Graphene From Scratch, Atom By Atom

CPNABEND Re:Alchemy? (185 comments)

I think the bigger question is, "how would you move this process to a FAB"? I don't think it will happen soon, but it seems to me we would need robotic STMs? Research is continuing... I assume.

more than 2 years ago

Swiss Researchers Try to Make it Rain With Lasers

CPNABEND Rain? (139 comments)

I think the research should continue... In Texas!

about 3 years ago

Environmental Enforcement Agents Targeting Guitars

CPNABEND Seriously... (379 comments)

With everything that's screwed up in this country, how did this bubble up to the top of the list?

about 3 years ago

Russian Resupply Crash Could Mean Leaving ISS Empty

CPNABEND Re:Well that was neat. (291 comments)

Hey, on Star Trek they always found places to walk around without space suits...

about 3 years ago

Hurricane Irene Prompts Unprecedented Evacuation of NYC

CPNABEND Re:It's a CAT-2 storm, for god's sake... (395 comments)

Yup, the eye is collapsing, and the wind speed is dropping,,,, But it is still 951MB

about 3 years ago

Scientists Map Spiraling Light For Faster Net

CPNABEND Re:Multiplexing (62 comments)

Isn't that called DWDM?

about 3 years ago

A Congressman and an Astronaut Propose a New Plan

CPNABEND We need to do something... (2 comments)

I am still stunned that our president and congress put us into a position where we have to pay for rides to the ISS for a zillion dollars a seat, with no other alternative. We've had 30 years to design the next big thing. What happened?

more than 2 years ago

Computer Science Tools Flood Astronomy with Data

CPNABEND As a storage vendor, (1 comments)

I subscribe to "you can never be too thin, too rich, or have too much disk space". Wow! think of how much PR0N that is!!!

more than 3 years ago



Li-ion battery design that's 2,000X more powerful, recharges 1,000X Faster

CPNABEND CPNABEND writes  |  about a year and a half ago

CPNABEND (742114) writes "Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new lithium-ion battery technology that is 2,000 times more powerful than comparable batteries. According to the researchers, this is not simply an evolutionary step in battery tech, “It’s a new enabling technology it breaks the normal paradigms of energy sources. It’s allowing us to do different, new things.”"
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Nanodot memory smashes RAM, sets new speed record

CPNABEND CPNABEND writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CPNABEND (742114) writes "Boffins in Taiwan and the University of California predict that nanoscale CMOS memory could soon be on its way after research showed nanodot memory operating 10 to 100 times faster than current RAM. The electro-optics researchers also emphasised that they had used materials that are compatible with mainstream integrated circuit technologies..."
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More on Stuxnet

CPNABEND CPNABEND writes  |  more than 3 years ago

CPNABEND (742114) writes "This is a very entertaining description of what really happened in the Iran Nuke facilities:

"In the 20th century, this would have been a job for James Bond.

The mission: Infiltrate the highly advanced, securely guarded enemy headquarters where scientists in the clutches of an evil master are secretly building a weapon that can destroy the world. Then render that weapon harmless and escape undetected.

But in the 21st century, Bond doesn't get the call. Instead, the job is handled by a suave and very sophisticated secret computer worm, a jumble of code called Stuxnet, which in the last year has not only crippled Iran's nuclear program but has caused a major rethinking of computer security around the globe.""

Ad-Aware Rerplacement?

CPNABEND CPNABEND writes  |  about 4 years ago

CPNABEND (742114) writes "I am trying to fix the Wife's machine — And Ad-Aware has gone to some really stupid "Subscribe to our sponsor offer, and we will let you have it" model. Is there something as well or better?

I am used to SPYBOT, Ad-Aware, rinse and repeat strategy. I need another strategy, apparently."

CPNABEND CPNABEND writes  |  more than 7 years ago

CPNABEND (742114) writes "Retired microbiologist Diana Westmoreland is no stranger to technology — except when it comes to computers. "The programs are intimidating. The language that's used is a foreign one to me," said Westmoreland, who lives near Cardiff, Wales. "I'm the sort of person who, when something crashes, apologizes to the screen." The problem, says consultant David Platt, lies not with the user but with the programmers, who just don't think like the people who use their products. Read The Article Here"


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