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Trusted Computing

on Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

TCPA: Trusted Computing Platform Alliance is defining what is trusted computing.

Here is another point of view Trusted Computing in this video.

Watch the video and decide if you like to take control of your computer in terms of trusting…

also : What is tcpa?

Update: Official page for the video

Trusted Computing

on Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

TCPA: Trusted Computing Platform Alliance is defining what is trusted computing.

Here is another point of view Trusted Computing in this video.

Watch the video and decide if you like to take control of your computer in terms of trusting…

also : What is tcpa?

New HCIs and SymphonyOS

on Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

I was reading this article about “Top 8 Reasons HCI is in its Stone Age” and one of the arguments was about the screen corners:

The irony is that we argue about whether systems should be application-centered or document-centered, probably the two most important entities in a computer. Have you ever seen a system which lets you, out-of-the-box, hit a corner in order to do anything at all even remotely related to anything having anything at all to do with a document or application? So maybe documents aren’t the most important entity in a computer. Browse the internet by hitting the screen corner? Check mail in the screen corner? Get Info in the screen corner? System preferences in the screen corner? Switching applications in the screen corner?

And this argument makes more sense after seeing SymphonyOS: a Desktop computer operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and Knoppix GNU/Linux.

I seems some people out there is really working on human computer interfaces…
Great job. I’m impressed.

This is why I love The Netherlands

on Thursday, September 1st, 2005

It’s really not so much that the authorities (the Dutch police in this case) sent out 17,000 text messages to the cellphones of fans who rioted at a Rotterdam footie game as it is the fact that the cell providers operating the airwaves on premises both tracked and divulged the numbers and names of the accounts of all fans present with an active mobile phone. Believe it or not, though, four suspects contacted the popo after getting the texts, and a fifth just turned himself in. Suppose if you’re dense enough to riot over a sports match you’re probably dense enough to turn yourself in over a text message.

from Engadget

To DRM or not to DRM

on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

An interesting talk on DRM

http://www.dashes.com/anil/stuff/doctorow-drm-ms.html

Windows and Linux on the Sony PSP

on Monday, August 15th, 2005

Windows and Linux on the Sony PSP? hmm

State of the Blogosphere

on Monday, August 15th, 2005

Blogs blogging and more…

Technorati’s article about all. Worths reading.

link

Ruby on rails

on Friday, August 5th, 2005

Here is a video of Ruby on Rails in use.

54MB

SVG and Flash

on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

SVG is the opensource alternative to Macromedia flash.
After Adobe and Macromedia joined, maybe they would go for an SVG support in flash players.
However it is anticipated an SVG support in the next Firefox.
I’m sure IE7 will follow it up too…

Time will show if the MM Flash will stand solid.

By the way Macromedia has a new showcase for flash platform.
Suprisingly Slashdot has an article on SVG too :) . It has a good list of SVG supporting software

Majority Of Customers Prefer Blu-Ray

on Friday, July 15th, 2005

From Slashdot:

A poll shows Blu-ray as the preferred choice, as conducted by Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates. Customers were given a side-by-side comparison of HD-DVD and Blu-ray. The results were that 58 percent of the 1,200 polled chose Blu-ray, and 26 percent were undecided. Generally speaking, HD-DVD is preferred by those seeking to reduce manufacturing costs while Blu-ray is preferred by those more interested in features and data storage.” Sony’s PS3 is to use the Blu-Ray format.

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