top Exponential Algorithm In Windows Update Slowing XP Machines
They actually just fixed the SxS bloat with a patch a month or two ago. Link :
top The Man Who Convinced Us We Needed Vitamin Supplements
Time Magazine and a few other places have picked up on one researcher's results.
top FTC Gets 744 New Ideas On How To Hang Up On Robocallers
Used to work great back in the day. Modern robo-callers are mainly using SIP with some PRI thrown in, and they ignore the audible tones in favor of either protocol's response codes instead.
about a year and a half ago
top Newly Spotted Comet May Shine Among Brightest In History
Mod parent up, Hot Fudge Sundae (that falls on a Tuesdae).
top US Doctors Back Circumcision
"...but when you rub it, it becomes a suitcase."
top Commodore 64 turns 30
If you're nostalgic, check out
I think they did a pretty good job, but my reflexes aren't what they used to be...
top Existing Solar Tech Could Power Entire US, Says NREL
The calculations at
http://www.ez2c.de/ml/solar_land_area/ with optimal array placement came up with slightly different numbers, fwiw.
Though granted, the overnight storage would definitely be a challenge if solar scaled that high, and a lot more long-distance transmission lines would be needed.
top Taxes Lead
Angry Birds Maker Rovio To Consider Move To Ireland
There are a few dozen pages of case studies on it in
top Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot
Running a site like this is often a thankless job. Thanks for sticking in there so long, and for setting up and maintaining what has become one of the most well-known sites on the internet.
top The Decline and Fall of System Administration
You don't have time to dig around and find the root cause. You need it to work. Now.
On reflection, this is a good analogy for modern society in general.
top Rootkit In a Network Card Demonstrated
Ah, there's your problem. You needed one of these Killer NICs
http://www.bigfootnetworks.com/killer-xeno-pro/ to offset the lag of the rootkit.
top Spray-On Liquid Glass
top Mozilla Rolls Out Firefox 3.6 RC, Nears Final
It's the fact that they use SQLite to store so much data. Putting the firefox profile on anything but a local hard drive causes it to become completely unresponsive on a regular basis. I haven't seen any plans by Mozilla to fix this yet, but this completely kills Firefox in any work environment with roaming profiles.
top US Youth Have Serious Mental Health Issues
As a professor I had once said, "depression existed before 1950 - they called it alcoholism."
top Cool-Tether Links Phones' Bandwidth To Make High-Speed Hotspots
So given the disruptive effect on the cell data network this would have, would it be more apt to call it a Grendel cluster?
top Element 114 Verified
"...and there's many many others, but they haven't been discoooooovered" summarizes that nicely.
top Microsoft Tax Dodge At Issue In Washington State
Texas is another haven, with no personal income tax.
And some of the highest property taxes in the nation. The government always gets theirs, somehow.
top Chevy Volt Rated At 230 mpg In the City
should be available by 2010 according to this morning news.
From Bloomberg's article on this ( here):
GM has offered its own caution about the risk associated with the Volt. The model "has not yet proven to be commercially viable," according to a regulatory filing last week. The technology required to power the car may not be developed in time for its planned 2010 debut, the automaker said.
Might be available next year - might not be commercially viable - not done developing the technology yet... Ah, good old GM.
top Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1 Released
Regarding pause issue : many reports show it linked to the places.sqlite file - see
this thread on page 3 and look for the compactor tool they mention. Seems as though the "Awesomebar" is not without its issues.
top Microsoft Denies Windows 7 "Showstopper Bug"
OEM PCs with a recovery partition spring to mind here...
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