9th February 2008 Archive
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'Unlimited' bandwidth. Heavy on the ''
Yahoo! web site hosting operations are getting a whole lot looser when it comes to counting gigabytes. The well-established small business web hosting arm of the second-banana search firm is moving to a flat-rate model. Subscribers to the new service will pay $11.95 per month, and are welcome to take up as much disk space and …
Storage 9 Feb 2008, 00:10
Tap our big box
Can a supercomputer save a state? Former Presidential candidate Bill Richardson sure seems to think so. Richardson has been championing a massive Xeon-based system dubbed Encanto. The supercomputer currently holds the third slot on the Top500 list, which tracks the performance of large computers, and sits at the center of the …
Servers 9 Feb 2008, 00:40
Take him down the cells. But I just closed Excel, sarge
The Flanagan Review of Policing calls for an end to the piecemeal approach to new technology adopted by the British police. The report looks likely to be accepted in broad terms by the Home Office. A Green Paper later this spring is likely to introduce many of his proposals. Although Chief Inspector of Constabulary Ronnie …
Public Sector 9 Feb 2008, 00:51
FCC probe? What FCC probe?
Just weeks after the US Federal Communications Commission said it would investigate claims that Comcast was surreptitiously throttling P2P file-sharing traffic, the mega American ISP has issued new terms of service, telling customers it likes to practice "reasonable network management". These terms of service seem to mirror a …
Telecoms 9 Feb 2008, 00:54
Military disks: Get in da choppa!
Flash storage specialist BitMicro has already jumped past the one terabyte marker with 1.6TB solid-state drives in a Fibre Channel flavor. This week, it's moving that capacity to its line of SCSI flash drives too. The Ultra320 solid state SCSI flash drive is expected to ship in volume by the third quarter this year. BitMicro …
Storage 9 Feb 2008, 07:28
Keep the Woodpeckers at bay
Anyone that thinks the market for radios has gone a bit wooden these days is right, literally. Online retailer Areaware has begun branching out into working wood-clad trannies. Areaware's Magno Wooden Radio The designer behind the Magno Wooden Radio said he chose the material not just because it makes the system look nice, …
Reg Hardware 9 Feb 2008, 09:02
Comments Paying by the word
Swedish police are investigating a case of an open can of surströmming which was hurled through the bedroom window of a 52-year-old Motala man. The strong-smelling local delicacy has a deserved reputation as a potent biological terror agent, so the offence is a very serious one. Just as serious as the comments: Had a swedish …
Letters 9 Feb 2008, 18:04
- Analysis BlackBerry Messenger unleashed: Look out Twitter and Facebook
- Comment Mobile tech destroys the case for the HS2 £multi-beellion train set
- Nine-year-old Opportunity Mars rover sets NASA distance record
- IT bloke publishes comprehensive maps of CALL CENTRE menu HELL
- Things that cost the same as coffee with Tim Cook - and are WAY more fun