Dell Indicates Windows 7 Pricing Will Be Higher
microsoft is a company sitting on 25 billion dollars. they apparently sold $3-4 billion in bonds? they are *raising* prices during some of the worst economic times that a lot of people of have seen.
it's like they have a pressing need for more than $30 billion?
for a company that needs to sell operating systems to maintain their future, it doesn't make sense.
Looking To Spammers To Solve Hard AI Problems
several years ago 'neural nets' were the big thing and they were thinking that they could make them 'learn' and do useful things.
i always thought that traffic control would be an interesting application. if a computer could look at video of an intersection (and streets leading to the intersection) and figure out where cars were and weren't, you could make traffic lights a lot less annoying.
so our CAPTCHA might be a picture/video of cars and a request to count them?
Nine Words From Science Which Originated In Science Fiction
if you want fantasy to become science fiction (or science?), read "there will be dragons" by john ringo.
this is an amazing book (start of a series) if you have ever played d&d.
Researchers Create Graphite Memory 10 Atoms Thick
you should watch some mythbusters!
i think they managed 12 or 13 folds.
of course they started with a sheet of paper the size of a house and made the last fold with the help of heavy machinery!
Sys Admin Magazine Ceases Publication
does anyone remember Creative Computing?