25th > February > 2002 Archive
Cutting edge P2P, crypto comes to your PC
CodeConThe wonderful CodeCon conference that took place in San Francisco last weekend is now available as an audio stream. And in keeping with the true hackish nature of the event, the audio stream is a cross-platform DIY project in its own right.
Grateful Dead lyricist lambasts DMCA
Grateful Dead lyricist and Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder John Perry Barlow has denounced the Digital Millenium Copyright Act as likely to turn the Internet into an information desert. Speaking at the RSA Security Conference 2002, in a session entitled "Copyright or Copy Wrong: Digital Millennium Copyright Act Examined," Barlow used the example of the Dead's approach to copyright to illustrate how the free flow of content did not necessarily choke off content availability.
No prisoners: Intel unwraps SMT Xeon
IDFEven by its standards, Intel has prepped an aggressive roll-out of its SMT multi-threaded processors across its server line, beginning right about now.
Big Brother award nominees pile in
UpdatedThe great and the good, when it comes to privacy invasion, have been "honoured" for their efforts to mess up life for the rest on us online.
Steve Gibson invents broken SYNcookies
He dares to call it "GENESIS" (Gibson's ENcryption-Enhanced Spoofing Immunity System). He dares to call it "Beautiful and Perfect." It's the product of "Three Key Innovations" for which he takes credit and which culminate in an "Encrypted Token," which is another way of saying a "SYNcookie", a quite useful thing developed by Dan Bernstein and Eric Schenk back in 1996.
IBM unveils ‘fastest’ IC at 110GHz
IBM says it has created the world's fastest semiconductor circuit, one that operates at speeds of more than 110GHz.
HP touts advances in self-healing to trump IBM
Hewlett-Packard fortified its mid-range server offering with the introduction today of an 8-way server, the rp7410.
HP puts clear blue water between McKinley, Itanic Mk1
IDFWhen we spoke to Jim Carlson, HP's IA-64 chief on Friday, we also got treated to an all-star line up of engineers from its chipset division. Andrew Wheeler, who heads up the R&D at the chipset division, and Jim Brokish talked us through the new chipset design.
HP tackles Yamhill questions
IDFYamhill is one of many projects intended to give life to x86, HP's Jim Carlson tells us, but it leaves breathing room for Itanium.
Sun to charge for StarOffice (Linux and Windows)
Sun Microsystems is to charge for Linux and Windows versions of the StarOffice suite with the launch of the next version of the office productivity suite in May.