From Around the Web
Apple’s 11 Most Intriguing Computer Designs – From the first Apple to the MacBook Air, Macs have been regarded as technologically innovative, beautiful in product design and, over time, become just plain cool.
Computer memory to last a billion years – In an attempt to address the problem of a digital dark age engineers at Berkeley have developed a technique called Nanoscale Reversible Mass Transport for Archival Memory that is intended to combine high bit-density and deep-time survival.
How Cyberbullying Prevention Act Could Land You In Prison – The next time you let loose on some asshole online, you’d better make sure that asshole isn’t a kid…
How Silicon Chips Are Made – It may seem an impossible transformation, but these fiendishly complex components are made from nothing more glamorous than sand. Such a transformative feat isn’t simple. The production process requires more than 300 individual steps. However, they can be neatly summed up in just ten…
Lawyer: RIAA must pay back all $100M it has collected – Harvard Law professor Charles Nesson has now gotten involved in two more file-sharing lawsuits, including the Jammie Thomas retrial in Minnesota. But it’s in the other, lesser-known case, that Nesson and a former student demand the RIAA pay back all $100 million it has collected in settlement money over the years.
Plugging In $40 Computers – What would you do with a $40 Linux computer the size of a three-prong plug adapter? It’s a tiny plastic box that you plug into an electric outlet. There’s no display. But there is an Ethernet jack to connect to a home network and a U.S.B. socket for attaching a hard drive, camera or other device.
The TED Commandments – Rules every speaker needs to know – One of the reasons the speeches are so good is that TED’s organizers send upcoming speakers a stone tablet, engraved with the “TED Commandments”. Amy Tan in her TED Talk described the arrival of the TED Commandments as “something that creates a near-death experience; but near-death is good for creativity…”
What 13,500 pages micro-etched into nickel looks like – The good folks over at the Jet Propulsion Labs in Pasadena who organized the Data and Art show that the Rosetta Disk was in, were kind enough to get some really nice photos taken of the micro-etched data side of the disk. What you are looking at is over 13,000 tiny pages describing over 1,500 languages. To see each page you would need a 500x microscope.
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