The uber-spying program that was killed off a few years back is back with a new name: "Basketball". Read all about it here.
Flemming Rose On Why Publish Cartoons Critical Of Islam: "Flemming Rose, the Danish newspaper editor who ran the Mohammed cartoons which have angered Muslims to the point of burning..."
Magnetic Processors - Computing's New Future?: "metalcoat writes 'For the first time researchers have created a working prototype of a radical new chip design based on magnetism instead of electrical transistors. As transistor-based microchips hit the limits of Moore's Law, a group of electrical engineers at the University of Notre Dame has fabricated a chip that uses nanoscale magnetic 'islands' to juggle the ones and zeroes of binary code. Wolfgang Perod and his colleagues turned to the process of magnetic patterning (.pdf) to produce a new chip that uses arrays of separate magnetic domains. Each island maintains its own magnetic field. Because the chip has no wires, its device density and processing power may eventually be much higher than transistor-based devices. And it won't be nearly as power-hungry, which will translate to less heat emission and a cooler future for portable hardware like laptops.'"
MythTV 0.19 Released!: "As most of you know, we at 2CPU.com are big fans of the Home Theatre PC. As such, we felt it necessary to let everyone know that MythTV 0.19 has been released! Changes include:"
Apple's OSx86 10.4.4 Security Broken: "Happy Valentine's Day... from Maxxuss. According to The OSx86 Project, the 'hacking guru' has broken Apple's security measures in OS X 10.4.4, which were stronger than all previous releases combined. The article has a great discussion on the implications of this event."
I guess they're not done yet:
Rootkits. Not just for CD's anymore...: "When will Sony-BMG learn? According to F-Secure, the German version of Mr. & Mrs. Smith has a tasty rootkit in it."
New washing machine washes, dries, and irons.: "This thing is being touted as a housewife's dream, but I think a lot of you single guys would appreciate it more."
Windows XP: Command-line reference A-Z: "All the comands you'll ever need in Windows XP, explained."
Chinese Communist Party Comes Out Against Chinese Censors: "So the Party Elders in China have written a scathing letter to the government's censors. Excerpt:
'History demonstrates that only a totalitarian system needs news censorship, out of the delusion that it can keep the public locked in ignorance.' - Ouch! Sorry that this is not technology related, but it is just TOO good!!!"
Great article on Townhall.com suggesting we experiment with the so-called "separation of Church and State". Check it out.