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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

MetaRAM's MetaSDRAM™ Allows 8GB DDR2 DIMM!


MetaRAM has announced it's production of DDR2 DIMMs that can hold 4GB or 8GB that are still a drop-in replacement for normal DIMMs. They demonstrated working samples back in July 2007 and released it's first chipset into production in November 2007. These DIMMs don't just allow for quadrupled memory size in the same slot, but also sport some fancy features such as WakeOnUse™.

One of MetaRAM's channel partners will soon announce a server with 256GB of main memory for under $50,000, with 500GB boxes on tap for a higher price points.

It seems for now that compatibility is limited to Dual and Quad core platforms based on AMD Opteron™ and Intel® Xeon® (with the 5100 MCH) processors.



<MetaRAM DDR2 Product Page>

<Ars Technica Coverage>

<Fox Business News Coverage>

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Microsoft Developer Tools Free To Students

Microsoft Corp. is giving students free access to download Visual Studio Professional Edition, Expression Studio, XNA Game Studio 2.0, SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition, and Windows Server Standard Edition. The program is called Dream Spark.

"We give up some revenue, but we gain the fact that we'll get the feedback of these students, get more courses to incorporate our tools into the programs and get more startups where kids are familiar with [ Microsoft development software]" said Bill Gates.

<Associated Press Article>

<Announcement (Channel 8-MSDN)>

<Sign up info and Download>

The Next Ubuntu Announced

Planning for the 9th Ubuntu release is announced:

"And so I'd like to introduce you to the Intrepid Ibex, the release which is planned for October 2008, and which is likely to have the version number 8.10."

(It seems an ibex is a wild mountain goat with large recurved horns.)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The US Air Force is looking for Hackers

  <Wired News is reporting> that the US Air Force's new <Cyber Command> is looking to recruit hacker-types.

  'We have to change the way we think about warriors of the future,' General William Lord says. 'So if they can't run three miles with a pack on their backs but they can shut down SCADA system, we need to have a culture where they fit in.'

Prono QVC Prank Call In

<YouTube - porno prank call>

Thanks to Zarabyte for finding this hilarious clip.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

1337 Eye Chart

Found at 2flashgames

Haiku resurects BeOS as open source

   The Haiku Operating System project is a BeOS clone that started as “OpenBeOS” in 2001 as BeOS was discontinued. Haiku, like BeOS is focused on being a the ideal desktop operating system. This differs from Linux and other open source operating systems which are are intended for use in diverse environments including servers and embedded devices.
   Haiku is still in an unstable development stage. The team does not have a firm target for a R1 release yet. They don't seem to have any ISO's, but they do have raw HDD and VMWare images available for download. Again they are a very early development stage.

<Haiku Home Site>

<An Ars Technica review by Ryan Paul>

<Wikipedia article>(always good for a quick summary)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Linux vmsplice Local Root Exploit

A working local root exploit for Linux has been released on milw0rm recently. It's supposed to affect vmsplice in Linux Kernels 2.6.17 to

<Milw0rm working code>

Bug reports:

[video] Zarabyte's Rain effect in Photoshop

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Drunk Shammings

You can always catch a good laugh from a page with a list of pictures and videos of people who have passed out at a party and have been written on or otherwise messed with. CO-ED Magazine put together a top 25 list of these videos and pictures, dubbed drunk shammings.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Goodbye Nero - Free burner apps

  Say goodbye to expensive Nero CD/DVD burning applications, expiring Nero licenses bundled with your burner, Nero offer spam, as well as unexplained startup entries and drivers.

  Most of these appear to be Windows only, although ImgBurn, the most full featured of them all seems to have a Linux version also. The article seems to think CDBurnerXP is the most popular.




DeepBurner (Free Edition)

Ultimate CD/DVD Burner

Burn At Once

Burn Aware (Free Edition)

The <original list> contains a screen shot and short description of each.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

One Million PS3 Folding@Home

Sony Computer Entertainment announced that since Playstation®3 took part in Stanford University's Folding@home™ project on March 22, 2007, the team has reached over one million users. This equates to roughly 3,000 PS3 users registering per day.

<PRNewswire: One Million PLAYSTATION(R)3 Users Participate in Folding@home Research Project>

<Folding@Home - Standford University>

YahELite team
<YahELite Folding@Home>

Yahoo Music Subscription users to be pawned off on Rhapsody


Yahoo will end its online music subscription service and switch its customers to RealNetworks' Rhapsody music service as part of a new deal between the companies. Current users will be pawned off on Rhapsody. Rhapsody has substantially high rates leaving new customers without the cheaper Yahoo service.

The article assumes for some reason, that Yahoo will continue it's free, ad-supported media offerings.

<Feb 4, 2008 - Google Associated Press: Yahoo Music Users Going to RealNetworks>

Monday, February 4, 2008

there was this one time I was wanking to porn...


Sunday, February 3, 2008

[rumor] Vista SP1 to be released Monday

<This site> is claiming that they 'received word' (without mentioning from where) that Windows Vista Service Pack 1 will be released on Monday, February 4, 2008. This report is being echoed by many other Vista fan-boy sites as being accurate.

It's been let on by Microsoft for a couple years now, and later confirmed, that they planned to ship SP1 alongside Windows Server 2008, which is now due in February 2008.

<For quick info check out this knowledgeable SP1 FAQ>

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Smiley found on Mars

Smiley face crater found by
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
(on January 28, 2008).

<Planetary Society article>


Avast Antivirus Error

(look at the 'License is valid until' part)

While updating Avast! 4.7 Home Edition (the free one),
logged in as a restricted Windows user (not Administrator)...

Friday, February 1, 2008

[video] Zarabyte's Basic Layout in Dreamweaver

[captcha]Visual Basic Fags

Visual Basic kiddies are Fags!

[BBC News] Microsoft offer to buy Yahoo

BBC News Logo

Microsoft has offered to buy the search engine
company Yahoo for $44.6bn (£22.4bn) in cash and shares.
...62% above Yahoo's closing share price...
There has not yet been any comment from Yahoo.