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Different Clocks

Anybody reading this knows all about Internet time. Internet time is fast, things happen much quicker than in “regular” time. Perhaps not as many are really aware of “government” or “legal” time (let’s call it “GL” time. GL time is Read More

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Leap Ahead?

Intel will shortly push aside its “Intel Inside” logo in favor of (at least for the V//V line) “Leap Ahead.” While we shouldn’t analyze logos like they were make-or-break decisions, after all, any logo slogan more positive than “This sucks” Read More

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Their Glory, Your Wallet

Fortunately, Western Digital appears ready to come out with a version of its 10K rpm Raptor series which doubles the capacity of the drive up to 150Gb. Unfortunately, initial indications are they plan on doubling the price on one, too. Read More

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Yeahs and Nays For 2005

Computing Event of the Year The Year of Cant and Can’t: If geeks had a Chinese-like calendar, 2005 would be called the Year of the Delay. Almost nothing came out on time and/or as expected. From Intel essentially taking the Read More

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KingWin SK-523 PC Case

SUMMARY: Good looking, solid construction, completely tool-less, front port access, large window, two 120 mm fans and a front cold cathode light – overall a very nice case. All lit up – terrific night light! The good guys at KingWin Read More

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Holographic Data Storage

The optical limits of semiconductor fabrication I discussed in my previous article (HERE) apply equally to optical media. Unlike semiconductors, there are some workarounds – namely, holography. Standard optical media stores information as pits in the disc’s data layer. A Read More

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P4 CPU Simulator

SUMMARY: New P4 CPU Simulator using Intel IHS. I’ve been thinking a while about developing a new CPU simulator for CPUs with IHSs and finally made one up. I started with a copper block that weighs about ten pounds and Read More

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From Rich To Poor

Time Magazine has named three people as Persons of the Year. Two of them are Bill and Melinda Gates. Not surprisingly, this has not gone over well in some circles. Many have described his charitable actions as “giving away my Read More