Archive for 2011/10/19
The Scherer plant is the single largest point-source of CO2 in the U.S and the 20th largest worldwide. It produces 27 million tons of carbon dioxide annuallyPosted: 2011/10/19 in Education / Awareness
America’s Largest Coal Power Plant Burns 11 Million Tons of Bituminous a Year
Utilizing a quarter-petabyte of flash memory, Gordon will power through data-heavy applications way faster than vanilla parallel-processing supercomputers.
With 200 teraflops of total computing power, 64 terabytes of DRAM, 256 terabytes of flash memory, and four petabytes of storage space, Gordon will rank among the world’s 30 most powerful supercomputers when it’s completed. It could potentially achieve up to 35 million Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and return queries 100 times faster than other spinning-disk systems.
A British company thinks the “ultra wealthy” will be prepared to splash out a cool $500,000 (£317k) to get their own top-level family domain namePosted: 2011/10/19 in Education / Awareness
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE) are among software companies that lost $13.5 billion to program pirates and counterfeiters in Europe last year. Their message to lawmakers: Learn from the U.S. and punish the thieves.
People sit down, turn on their computers, set their mobile phones on their desks and begin to work. What if a hacker could use that phone to track what the person was typing on the keyboard just inches away?Posted: 2011/10/19 in Education / Awareness
A research team at Georgia Tech has discovered how to do exactly that, using a smartphone accelerometer—the internal device that detects when and how the phone is tilted—to sense keyboard vibrations and decipher complete sentences with up to 80 percent accuracy. The procedure is not easy, they say, but is definitely possible with the latest generations of smartphones.
A little more than one year after the infrastructure-destroying Stuxnet worm was discovered on computer systems in Iran, a new piece of malware using some of the same techniques has been found infecting systems in Europe, according to researchers at security firm Symantec.
Free Ride author Robert Levine: Techdirt misstates facts, misuses statistics, and misunderstands laws. Cory Doctorow makes a lot of mistakes.Posted: 2011/10/19 in Education / Awareness
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges shuts down CBC commentator Kevin O’Leary as they discuss Wall Street protestsPosted: 2011/10/19 in Education / Awareness
CBC issues apology on 2011-10-18
CBC ombudsman says O’Leary’s ‘nutbar’ remark violated journalistic standards