News Links: 4/13/08

 

Computing:
NVIDIA CEO: “We’re Going to Open a Can of Whoop Ass” [DailyTech]
Linux Is No Longer The Cool New Kid On The Block [InformationWeek]
IBM creates ‘racetrack memory’ for faster and cheaper storage [Beta News]
Wooden Laptop From Fujitsu! [Akihabara News]

Science:
CSI: The Experience [forensics.rice.edu]
Undersea quake swarm puzzles experts [MSNBC]
Robot anesthetist developed in France [Physorg]

Just Geeky:
Steampunk Dalek [Neatorama]
Math = Fun Kit [Random Good Stuff]
New Mobile Phones Will Emit Fragrances [TokyoMango]

 

 

 

 

 

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Super Mario in 14kB Javascript

Mario

For the few of you remaining that hadn’t already seen this, it’s Super Mario in just 14k. That includes the sprites.

Launch directly into the game, use the arrow keys.

Games

Pie Chart Humor

Pie Chart Pac Man

Michael Ott’s post is chock full of pie chart humor over at ‘rust lime’. The Death Star pie chart is just too much.

And I also particularly agree with this one:

 

Myspace user

Just geeky

In The Digital Age, Your Kids Can Embarrass You In More Ways Than One

Portfolio.com’s Caroline Waxler has posted “C.E.O. Survival Guide: Your Kid’s Internet Postings Are Landing You in Hot Water“.

First of all, if you’re a CEO of a moderately sized company, you’re not reading Geeknews. But if you’re reading Geeknews then you’ll probably enjoy the little story in the first paragraph about the CEO’s punk kid that almost blew a multi-billion dollar merger between telcos by blogging about how abusive mergers can be.

Doh!

Misc.

News Links: 4/10/08

 

MIT Researcher Turns Cyber Threats into Art
Associated Press
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researcher who is also an artist has found subtle beauty deep within the dangerous computer code that can attack computer networks.

ISP Dilemma: Is Faster Web Access Needed?
Wall Street Journal
In deciding whether to spend billions to upgrade networks to offer super high-speed connections, U.S. Internet service providers (ISPs) are asking: how fast does the Web need to be?

Maryland Repeals Tax on Computer Services
eWeek
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has signed into law a bill that repeals a controversial 6 percent tax on computer services.

U.S. Pushes Energy Star Efficiency for Data Centers
Computerworld
The U.S. government wants IT managers to pay attention to the new Energy Star efficiency ratings when they are shopping for data center equipment.

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