Behold the Mighty Roboson!

, posted: 16-May-2007 19:14

This is geeky in the extreme I suppose, but one of the features in Intel Santa Rosa notebook platform that I was looking forward to check out was the "Robson" FLASH memory cache. At the last Intel Developer Forum that I attended, Robson was one of th (read the entire post)...

Microsoft's Bill Hilf says Linux doesn't exist any more

, posted: 15-May-2007 16:49

Microsoft has fired new shots in its war of attrition against the Open Source Movement, the latest being Bill Hilf declaring that Linux is dead:
"They are full-time employees, with 401K stock options. Some work for IBM or Oracle. What doe (read the entire post)...

Ice hockey world championships final: Finland versus Canada

, posted: 13-May-2007 14:07

In about fourteen hours' time, at two 4.15 in the morning here in New Zealand (if I've got the time difference worked out right), Finland will play Canada for the gold in the 2007 ice hockey world championships.

Ice hockey is the national (read the entire post)...

Pandora Internet Radio tunes out rest of the world

, posted: 10-May-2007 11:06

Simon in Welliewood told me that he can't access Pandora anymore, so I tried it too and... sure enough, Pandora has gone US only. The rest of the world can no longer listen to music on Pandora:

Well, that sucks. Read FAQ number 7 (read the entire post)...

ReelTime downloadable movies coming to NZ - but will it work here?

, posted: 7-May-2007 20:37

M-Net says Australia's ReelTime downloadable movies and games service will be available for New Zealanders from next week, which should make things interesting for the likes of TVNZ. The NZ version of the Reeltime site is already up, and there (read the entire post)...

Start protests now! Auckland pollies at risk of actually doing something

, posted: 5-May-2007 10:30

Auckland's mayor, The Cupboard, is finding traction for his hare-brained idea to build a new harbour crossing, something that could set a dangerous precedent for the entire region. The city is world-famous in the whole of New Zealand for its Extr (read the entire post)...

The Internet is for terrorism

, posted: 4-May-2007 22:26

Draft emails, hidden subdirectories, using Google and hiding out in Internet cafés rather than mosques; if The Age's reprint of an Associated Press report is to be believed, that's what the wily Islamist terrorists are up to.

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Sometimes you have to say 'no'

, posted: 3-May-2007 14:53

Kim Zetter at Wired News writes that PC World US editor in chief, Harry McCracken has quit abruptly, because of editorial interference:
... the company's new CEO, Colin Crawford, tried to kill a story about Apple and Steve Jobs. The (read the entire post)...

Digg users rebel against account cancellations

, posted: 2-May-2007 16:15

Matt at Idealog told me to look at Digg's front page, so I did:

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That's the Diggers rebelling against account cancellations brought on by people posting the HD-DVD decryption key (09 (read the entire post)...

Mallard blinks on New Zealand termination rates regulation

, posted: 1-May-2007 07:37

Termination rates for calls made from landlines to mobile phones will not be regulated, the Minister of Economic Development Trevor Mallard announced yesterday. Mallard was seconded by Communications Minister Cunliffe, accused by opposition MPs of bi (read the entire post)...


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