New Computer Chips Have it All

February 19, 2007

Intel has designed a computer chip that promises to perform calculations as quickly as an entire data center — while consuming as much energy as a light bulb.

The world’s biggest chipmaker said last week that it has developed a programmable processor that can perform about a trillion calculations per second, or deliver a performance of 1.01 teraflops. It accomplishes this feat while consuming 62 watts of power when the chip is running at a frequency of 3.16 gigahertz.

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Hot, Hotter, Hottest: NMSU Sets Guinness Chili Record

February 19, 2007

Bhut Jolokia comes in at 1,001,304 Scoville heat units, a measure of hotness for a chili. It’s nearly twice as hot as Red Savina, the variety it replaces as the hottest.

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Freeware And Open Source Software

February 19, 2007

This is an impressive source to find a ton of free software goodies. Definitely a resource to keep bookmarked.

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Self Improvement Tip: Getting Rid of Negative Thoughts

February 19, 2007

These are some good thoughts on keeping your head clear and from being overwhelmed by too much negativity.

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When Pregnant Mom Eats Fish, Kids do Better

February 19, 2007

Children of mothers who ate more fish and other seafood while pregnant are smarter and have better developmental skills than kids of women who ate less or none

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Computing Energy Bill Goes Through The Roof

February 19, 2007

Servers in the U.S. burned up around five million kilowatts of energy in 2005, the equivalent to that generated by five 1,000 Megawatt power stations, a study sponsored by AMD suggests.

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Maths Puzzles ‘could Help Fend Off Alzheimer’s’

February 19, 2007

Could completing a Sudoku puzzle in your lunch-break help fend off Alzheimer’s disease? According to the Japanese neuroscientist, Professor Ryuta Kawashima, doing simple maths puzzles, really can prevent the slowing of the mental faculties with age.

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State to Decriminalise Brothels

February 19, 2007

The West Australian government plans to decriminalise prostitution as part of a bid to regulate the industry.

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10 Million Motherboards Sold Last Month

February 19, 2007

According to financial statistics, between the four Taiwanese giants in motherboard manufacturing, 10 million motherboards have been supplied in stores all over the world in January 2007. We’re slaves to computing!

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Study: P2P Effect on Legal Music Sales “Not Statistically Distinguishable From Zero”

February 19, 2007

A new study in the Journal of Political Economy by Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Koleman Strumpf has found that illegal music downloads have had no noticeable effects on the sale of music, contrary to the claims of the recording industry.

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Hitachi One-Terabyte HDD Scores Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice Award

February 19, 2007

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies ( Hitachi ) announced today that Popular Mechanics chose the Deskstar 7K1000 1TB hard drive to be among the best new products displayed at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Judged by the magazine’s editorial staff and presented on the opening day of the show, the Editor’s Choice award recognizes the best of CES in new product design and innovation.

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City May Ask Restaurants to List Calories

October 31, 2006

Without a doubt not all diners who order a Burger King Whopper or a Domino’s pepperoni pizza or a Taco Bell chalupa really want to know exactly how many calories they are consuming. Whatever the amount, it is probably more than they should be eating.

But the New York City Board of Health, the city’s powerful arbiter of public health rules, is considering a plan to make it much harder to avoid the cold, hard numbers by requiring some of New York’s 20,000 restaurants, including outlets of the nation’s fast-food chains, to list calories on menus and on clearly displayed menu boards.

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Profilactic Aggregates Your Online Profiles

October 31, 2006

With so many social networking services on the Internet, keeping track of them can become tedious. Profilactic hopes to solve that problem by aggregating all the information you need from any social network that provides you with a URL or RSS feed.

The idea of having every contribution you make to various websites (YouTube, Del.icio.us, Flickr, Facebook, etc…) come together on a single page sounds like a great idea. People could definitely use the organization, and it would be similar to way people automatically mirror their Del.icio.us bookmarks onto their personal blogs.

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City of Chicago Begins Migration to Linux

October 31, 2006

The city of Chicago is switching to Red Hat to help reduce costs

Red Hat has announced that the city of Chicago has started migrating to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system. The city has already saved $250,000 from switching to Linux, according to Red Hat. Systems required for vehicle registration, restaurant inspections, online job applications, ethics training and other systems will have Red Hat installed.

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How Many Beers Would it Take

October 28, 2006

A website which rates how many beers it would take for you to have relations with the person in the picture.

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