Symantec is reporting that due to Windows XP SP2 there are fewer bot net port scans in the second half of 2004, with the biggest drop off occurring on the day of release of SP2. On the one hand I think it unfair to compare Windows XP pre-SP2 (released in 2001) to the security of recent builds… Continue reading Drop In Bots Due To Windows XP SP2
According to this AP story, in 2004 PG movies out sold R rated movies for the first time in 20 years. This is wonderful news for me. Hopefully Hollywood will understand what this means and respond.
And you thought a caterpillar tractor was cool – check out this Giant spiderbot John Deere offering. Very cool! Imagine using that in an orchard – fewer fruit crushed on the ground perhaps?
Sony claims PlayStation 3 will be easy for developers, which seems like a comment directed at Microsoft’s Xenon and XNA development platform. But then they seem to contradict themselves and describe how difficult it’ll be to split tasks up on the Cell processors. We discussed the Cell in my Parallel computations class on Monday and… Continue reading Programming the PlayStation 3 easy?
Looks like the Mac mini doesn’t work with exactly any VGA monitor – Mac mini: VGA trauma? – Engadget – www.engadget.com.
Addicted to Digital Media reports on uses of Dual Core CPUs. Now this is cool: "Demo’d an Intel-based LRPC with Pentium-D dual core processor and Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 playing back WMV HD video while also processing a 3D game (eg. Doom3), recompressing the video into MPEG-2 and distributing it to another device &… Continue reading Media Center-related uses of a Dual Core CPU