This Computerworld blog reports The Linux Foundation's report (portable document format/PDF) on who writes Linux -- "... Linux isn't written by lonely nerds hiding out in their parents' basements. It's written by people working for major companies -- many of them businesses that you probably don't associate with Linux.
Digg shares a Wired article on old/outdated/nostalgia stuff -- "There are some things in this world that will never be forgotten, this week's 40th anniversary of the moon landing for one. But Moore's Law and our ever-increasing quest for simpler, smaller, faster and better widgets and thingamabobs will always ensure that some of the technology we grew up with will not be passed down the line to the next generation of geeks.
Like teenagers, computers are built to hook up. Abstinence doesn't work for Information Technology (IT) or for teens.Submitted by ant on Sat, 06/27/2009 - 10:26am. Communication | Education/School | General Computing | Hacking/Modification/Cracking | Hardware | History | Internet/Network | Personal | Reading Materials | Religion/Culture | Security/Privacy | Software | Technology | Windows
Guardian reports "Like teenagers, computers are built to hook up. Demanding that users abstain from net will never work when they need it for their jobs. Better to practise safe hex. While Information Technology (IT) departments may wish to restrict users' connections, they are less eager to obey such limits themselves..."
Computers Can Send You to the Emergency Room (ER), Study Shows. Serious Computer Injuries Outpaced the # of New Computer Owners.Submitted by ant on Wed, 06/10/2009 - 5:29am. General Computing | Hardware | Health | History | New Version/Update/Upgrade | Personal | Reading Materials | Technology
This two pages ABC News article says the "first report to count computer-related emergency room (ER) injuries shows that each year more and more Americans are tripping over cords, dropping monitors, banging heads and snagging limbs.
An eight minutes and 27 seconds YouTube video shows a huge "circa 1964 Livermore Data Systems 'Model A' Acoustic Coupler Modem, live demonstration.
Maximum PC article (one print page) shares the past and current 3D video cards -- "Try to imagine where 3D gaming would be today if not for the graphics processing unit, or GPU. Without it, you wouldn't be tredging through the jungles of Crysis in all its visual splendor, nor would you be fending off endless hordes of fast-moving zombies at high resolutions. For that to happen, it takes a highly specialized chip designed for parallel processing to pull off the kinds of games you see today, the same ones that wouldn't be possible on a CPU alone. Going forward, GPU makers will try to extend the reliance on videocards to also include physics processing, video encoding/decoding, and other tasks that where once handled by the CPU.
Gabrieltessin's Overclockers Club Forum thread shows a review on things you can and can't use as thermal interface material (TIM) in a pinch on your central processing unit (CPU)