Hardware

ant's picture

Verizon Continues to Deploy Fiber Optics...

| |

From Yahoo! Finance's Press Release News post: Fast as light, Verizon is moving to roll out advanced fiber-based broadband technology to customers in six more states.

ant's picture

Funny Cartoon: Fun with wi-fi cards!

|

Dr. Fun says Wi-Fi cards are fun! Click on the image to view a larger one:
Click here to view a larger image.

ant's picture

Apple Advertising and Brochure Gallery

| | |

The Mothership has a gallery of Apple's advertisements and brochures.

Seen on Blue's News.

ant's picture

Cops thought a wireless access point device was a bomb...

| |

The Register's story says an Australian man's opened Dlink 2100AP wireless access point (WAP) triggered a bomb scare has spoken of his shock at been treated like a potential terrorist.

Seen on Broadband/DSL Reports.

ant's picture

PEZ Dispensers With USB Memory Sticks and Star Wars

|

UsbPez is a HOWTO guide by taking the USB flash drive and putting it where the Star Wars PEZ dispensers' candy goes.

Seen on Blue's News.

ant's picture

User Education Is Not the Answer to Security Problems

| | | | | | | | | |

Jakob Nielsen's useit.com has a new Alertbox/column. He says, the Internet scams cannot be thwarted by placing the burden on users to defend themselves at all times. Beleaguered users need protection, and the technology must change to provide this... User education should not be the main approach to countering security problems for three reasons.

First, and most importantly, it doesn't work. Computer security is too complicated and the bad guys are too devious and inventive. It’s simply unrealistic to assume that average users can keep up with them. Yes, you can tell people not to click on attachments in email from strangers, but then attackers start sending email that apparently comes from your boss, your wife, or your best friends. In a modern office, you can't do your work without clicking on attachments.

ant's picture

The real reason the Internet is safe...

| | | | | | | | |

A Broadband Reports user (BeeTeas) found Peter Packet. Peter can dodge viruses, evade hackers, the whole nine yards. That is the real reason why the Internet is safe!

There is a cool introduction, music, games, informative stuff (educational), etc. Quite amusing. You need Flash to view it. I never knew network security could be so fun! Thanks Cisco for the humor!

ant's picture

Scary Photograph of the Day: Did you say check the "router"? or "rattler"?

| |

From NONAGS, there is a scary photograph of what is buried behind those computer cables.

ant's picture

DOOM 3 Linux Performance Analyzed

| | | | | |

LinuxHardware.org has an article in comparing Linux and Windows binaries' performances for DOOM 3. Linux performance is slower than Windows' after the benchmarks with various NVIDIA cards.

I wonder how ATI video cards are even though their drivers aren't good.

ant's picture

Demonstration of Windows Media Connect (you saw it in Windows Updates in XP)

| | | |

If you were wondering what Windows Media Connect was in today's Windows Updates (XP only), then go to this Web page. Jason Flaks, program manager on the Media Connects team, shows how CD and DVD players and other devices use this technology to do media transfers between Windows XP based PCs and consumer electronics devices. There is a 8:52 minutes video clip (WMV) of the demonstration.

ant's picture

A funny technical support cartoon of the day

| | | |

The Tech Zone's article, titled "My Hard Drive Crashed! What Do I Do?", has a funny cartoon.

ant's picture

Remember 3dfx?

| | | |

I saw this link on Blue's News today. The Dodge Garage 3dfx Collection has everything you need to know and see about 3dfx.

I had two 3dfx chipset video cards: Diamond Monster 3D and a Creative 3D Blaster (Voodoo2 12 MB; SLI support -- only had one card; had to buy a squirrel blower fan due to the video card overheating!) during 3dfx days.

ant's picture

A history of global hacking

| | | | | | | | | | | |

This MicroScope's article shows a list history of global hacking and says hacking is not a new problem nor is it isolated to one country. Here's the first item on the list:

1971: Vietnam vet John Draper uses the giveaway whistle in a Cap'n Crunch cereal box and a homebuilt "blue box" to make free phone calls. When Esquire publishes a how-to guide for making blue boxes, incidents of wire fraud in the US skyrocket.

.

.

.

ant's picture

Apple bans unofficial hardware testing in stores.

| | |

This Wired News' article says Apple draws the line when it comes to running an unofficial hardware test lab.

Last week, Apple barred webmaster Robert Morgan from using the Macs at his local Apple Store as a performance test lab -- right after Morgan published tests results for the iMac G5 that contradict Apple's claims for the machine.

Since 1995, Morgan's Bare Feats site has often been the first -- and sometimes only -- source of performance data on Apple's newest machines. But on September 21, Morgan published tests examining the 3-D games performance of the new iMac G5...

ant's picture

Joke: 4.2 BSD UNIX #57: Sun Jun 1 23:02:07 EDT 1986...

| | | | |

I just finished posting another reply in a BroadbandReports.com/DSLReports.com forum thread and saw this funny random quote of the day:

4.2 BSD UNIX #57: Sun Jun 1 23:02:07 EDT 1986

You swing at the Sun. You miss. The Sun swings. He hits you with a 575MB disk! You read the 575MB disk. It is written in an alien tongue and cannot be read by your tired Sun-2 eyes. You throw the 575MB disk at the Sun. You hit! The Sun must repair your eyes. The Sun reads a scroll. He hits your 130MB disk! He has defeated the 130MB disk! The Sun reads a scroll. He hits your Ethernet board! He has defeated your Ethernet board! You read a scroll of "postpone until Monday at 9 AM". Everything goes dark...

-- /etc/motd, cbosgd

ant's picture

The Great Pigeon Debacle of 2004

| |

A penguin stuck behind a server rack and how the administrator removed it. See this thread. Was it a happy or sad ending? Click the link! :)

Syndicate content