Thursday, 30 September 2010

"Just what the world needs, another URL shortener, right? Google seems to think to, and it's making its own widely available to anyone — complete with tracking and statistics — for free. As noted on its blog: "There are many shorteners out there with great features, so some people may wonder whether the world really needs yet another. As we said late last year, we built with a focus on quality. With, every time you shorten a URL, you know it will work, it will work fast, and it will keep working. You also know that when you click a shortened URL, you're protected against malware, phishing and spam using the same industry-leading technology we use in search and other products." Is shaking in its boots?"

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Another Day, Another dollar

Finished work today and decided to hit the Gym, pumped myself 170kg on Squats but only 75kg on bicep curls, man I need to work my arms some more! Also I need to work on my chest, shit looks flabby!

Anyway, todays technology news:

"Last we heard about The Hobbit, Guillermo Del Toro dropped out, Peter Jackson was unofficially directing and secretly auditioning actors, the movie had yet to be green-lit, and Ian McKellen was getting super-antsy about the whole thing and threatening not to play Gandalf. This shouldn't help the long-gestating movie happen any quicker: Actors guilds including SAG issued actual alerts yesterday against working on any of the Hobbit films, advising their members not to take parts in the non-union production, should they be offered them."

Yeah I know it's technically fantasy and not technology, however Fantasy always trumps SCIENCE!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Don't be a dick

"Going to court? Seeking damages for injuries? Be careful what you post on Facebook (and, presumably, elsewhere). In the first case of its kind (analyzed in the Courtroom Strategy blog), a Suffolk County, NY Judge allowed a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit to obtain access to the Facebook profile of the plaintiff suing them, saying 'Plaintiff has no legitimate reasonable expectation of privacy.' You have been warned. I am not a lawyer, and this is not legal advice, but I would expect this to become common."
Be careful what you say, it will always come back to bite you on the ass!
Facebook For Dummies

Student Living

I also just wanted to say, student living Rocks!

Man i'm writing not enough stuff and in short sentences, don't worry I will be getting better at posting. Just for now, it's not great. PROTIP: Don't blog when drunk!
"The Washington Post explains why the military prefers to have combat veterans rather than geeks running network security. '"It was supposed to be a war fighter unit, not a geek unit," said task force veteran Jason Healey, who had served as an Air Force signals intelligence officer. A fighter would understand, for instance, if an enemy had penetrated the networks and changed coordinates or target times, said Dusty Rhoads, a retired Air Force colonel and former F-117 pilot who recruited the original task force members. "A techie wouldn't have a clue," he said.'"
Well why would you let people that develop and maintain the software to not have a firm hand in the application of the software? Surely they should be working side by side in case of a system breach.
I will never understand the army. I don't think I want to actually!

Disregard this

Looking into Reading this as I have been recommended it.

Why do I sound like a total retard on the internet?

Nobody will ever know why.

Disregard this

Friday, 24 September 2010

The first Post

"A single-atom DRAM which was demonstrated with a slo-mo movie of the atomic process of setting and erasing a bit on a single atom, getting IBM on the next Science. Videos of atomic processes inside chips was not possible until now, leading to IBM's claim that its pulsed-STM (that makes the moview) will lead to a new atomic-scale semiconductor industry, and not just for memory chips, according to this EETimes story: 'The ultimate memory chips of the future will encode bits on individual atoms, a capability recently demonstrated for iron atoms by IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, Calif., which unveiled a new pulsed technique for scanning tunneling microscopes (STMs). Pulsed-STMs yield nanosecond time-resolution, a requirement for designing the atomic-scale memory chips, solar panels and quantum computers of the future, but also for making super efficient organic solar cells by controlling photovoltaic reactions on the atomic level.'"

Man, this shit is ridiculous! What does the internet do to people?
More on this later!