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Subject: General Tech | September 14, 2007 - 02:34 PM |
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If you were to design a house to live in, chances are that every room would have at least one ethernet jack, just in case the WiFi went down, but what kind of cable should you use, so that you don't end up having to redo all your runs in a few years?  The Networking forum can help you, and you can also get a great explanation of what IP address that end in a "/" are all about. 

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Sounds like High Defintition Linux

Subject: General Tech | September 14, 2007 - 10:36 AM |
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Razer's Barracuda AC-1 sound card is aimed mostly at gamers, and has had difficulty making inroads against other, more famous, sound card manufacturers.  They may take a new turn in their strategy, the C-Media chip that they used has just become Linux compatible.  Over at Phoronix, they take a brief look at the interface, and tell you how to get this card working on your

Source: Phoronix

AMD opens up it's silicon

Subject: General Tech | September 13, 2007 - 08:40 AM |
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As they have been talking about, AMD has released the specs of it's GPUs ... or at least some of them.  The Inquirer has links to where you can find the huge document (over 900 pages in a pdf), so you can get going on figuring out how to get the register to listen to Linux and other open source OSes.  It will probably also cure insomnia in all but the most dedicated creators of Open Source drivers.

Source: The Inquirer

The re-rebirth of the iPod

Subject: General Tech | September 12, 2007 - 01:46 PM |
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The next generation of iPods is here, including the phoneless iPhone called the iPod Touch.  The UI is also new, undergoing some serious changes and adding a few new features as well as removing a popular feature allowing you to output to a TV.  Read on at Ars Technica ... if you can stand the excitement.

Source: Ars Technica

Strap on your parachute

Subject: General Tech | September 12, 2007 - 09:28 AM |
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The newest Medal of Honor is called Airborne, and Legion Hardware got a pre-release copy.  It departs from the previous games by starting each mission with you jumping out of a plane and picking your own landing spot.  This gives you tremendous flexibility in how you want to approach each mission, instead of placing you on rails.  It shares a lot with Operation Flashpoint and Armed Assault in that regard.

One DDoS to go, and a side order of fries

Subject: General Tech | September 12, 2007 - 09:05 AM |
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It looks like one of the purposes that the ever growing zombie hoards that follow the bidding of the creator of the Storm worm is becoming clear.  Ready to order DDoS attacks.  According to this story on Ars Technica, the current target is SpamNation, but they are not the only ones suffering from attacks.

Source: Ars Technica

A mouse that thinks it's a joystick

Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2007 - 01:56 PM |
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The Sandio 3D Game O' Mouse has an interesting addition to it, as far as mice go.  It has three four-way HAT switches that allow you to bind a lot more functions to it than you would expect from a mouse.  There is a trade off, there is a lot of weight to the mouse, and lefties won't be able to enjoy using it.  You can find out how had it was for The Tech Lounge to get used to the extra buttons in their full review.

The new face of Commodore

Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2007 - 08:52 AM |
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The Commodore 64 offered many people a way to play games, back when the PC was still a pipe dream, and only the Amiga fan-boys didn't desperately want one.  Commodore is coming back as a computer builder, and plan to compete with Dell, HP and the other manufacturers.  They make some very interesting claims, and when [H]ard|OCP tried to contact them about those claims ...

Read the email exchange, and their thoughts about what was revealed.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Quad-Core AMD OpteronT Processors To Play a Lead Role In Lucasfilm's Datacenter

Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2007 - 08:15 AM |
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San Francisco, Calif. - September 10, 2007 - At the launch of the
new Quad Core AMD Opteron(tm) processor at Lucasfilm Ltd.'s Letterman
Digital Arts Center (LDAC) today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Lucasfilm announced an
expansion of the companies' relationship focused on building the world's
most advanced and energy-efficient datacenters for producing digital arts
and entertainment.

Source: AMD

RadiSys Enters into Agreement to Acquire Intel's Modular Communications Platforms ATCA, cPCI, &

Subject: General Tech | September 10, 2007 - 11:42 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 10, 2007 - RadiSys Corporation and Intel Corporation today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Intel to sell certain assets of its modular communications platforms business to RadiSys. The acquisition will further RadiSys' global leadership position in ATCA platforms and solutions for telecommunication equipment manufacturers worldwide and is expected to close in September, subject to normal closing conditions.