24th February 2007 Archive
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Comment When is a U-turn not a U-turn?
Dick Cheney has torpedoed his own administration's attempts to flip its rhetoric on climate change. In a TV interview in Australia, the Vice President parroted a stance against the scientific consensus on global warming which is well past its use by date, even among his colleagues. INTERVIEWER: But what's your sense, where is …
Science 24 Feb 2007, 00:06
Medieval 'quasicrystalline geometry'
A US scientist has discovered that medieval Islamic ceramic designs demonstrate their makers' understanding of "quasicrystalline geometry" - something modern mathematicians only "figured out" in the last 20 or 30 years. That's according to Harvard's Peter Lu, who normally designs physics experiments for the International Space …
Science 24 Feb 2007, 06:02
What! No RM?
Primary schools in Glasgow are to receive new computer equipment and support services under an ICT managed service contract The city council's education services department has signed a £15.5m deal with Dell to provide the services to all of the city's 170 primary schools and 122 nurseries, it was announced on 21 February …
Channel Register 24 Feb 2007, 07:33
Rip-off merchant has to sell house
The man behind an UK-based online employment agency has been found guilty of ripping off workers and ordered to pay £20,000. Adrian Farmer's lawyers say he may have to sell his house to pay the penalties. Farmer was found guilty of charging workers £124 each for falsely claiming that he was able to find them work abroad. He did …
Small Biz 24 Feb 2007, 07:52
Real web development tools unearthed among hype
Carson Systems' Future of Web Applications (FOWA) conference returned to London this week with an impressive lineup of speakers – and a very Web 2.0 look at the world. Sessions covered everything from finding venture capital to Amazon's developer platform, via building effective online communities. Once you got past the …
Developer 24 Feb 2007, 08:02
Buy new servers more often - it'll make you greener....
Intel has kicked off a campaign to make data centres more efficient and less environmentally damaging. Paradoxically, one of its key messages seems to be that companies need to refresh their servers - ie. buy new ones - more often. On the plus side, the company is also promoting the use of server virtualisation to make systems …
Servers 24 Feb 2007, 08:02
Flight from quality
The newspaper industry has brought its financial troubles on itself, according to the chief executive of Craigslist, the company that has been accused of decimating the newspaper industry's advertising business. Jim Buckmaster told weekly technology law podcast OUT-LAW Radio that his business was not responsible for publishers …
Music and Media 24 Feb 2007, 13:02
Safe Harbor - safe from storm?
The Belgian firm stuck in the middle of a transatlantic spat over the US infringement of civil liberties by the agents of its war on terror is throwing its lot in with the Americans. In open defiance of European privacy officials, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift), has declared that it has …
ID 24 Feb 2007, 23:06
- Geek's Guide to Britain INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry
- 'Catastrophic failure' of 3D-printed gun in Oz Police test
- Game Theory Is the next-gen console war already One?
- Analysis Spam and the Byzantine Empire: How Bitcoin tech REALLY works
- Apple cored: Samsung sells 10 million Galaxy S4 in a month