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QuoteIn a July 25 letter released late Thursday, 19 lawmakers from both sides of the aisle asked Ashcroft to prosecute "peer-to-peer" networks like Kazaa and Morpheus and the users who swap digital songs, video clips and other files without permission from artists or their record labels.
The Justice Department should also devote more resources to policing online copyrights, the lawmakers said in their letter.
"Such an effort is increasingly important as online theft of our nation's creative works is a growing threat to our culture and economy," the letter said.
QuoteNamed the "Digital Software Security Act," the proposal essentially would make California the "Live Free or Die" state when it comes to software. If enacted as written, state agencies would be able to buy software only from companies that do not place restrictions on use or access to source code. The agencies would also be given the freedom to "make and distribute copies of the software."
"The legislative intent is that for software to be acceptable to the state, it is not enough that it is technically capable of fulfilling a task, but that the contractual condition for purchase and/or licensing must satisfy a series of requirements regarding the license," the proposal states.
QuoteLike Advanced Micro Devices' Athlon and other competing chips, Banias' performance will actually be better than its numbers might indicate because it will complete more work per clock cycle than the Pentium 4, according to Intel and other sources.
While word of Banias' speeds has leaked out, much of the technology behind the chip, which was designed in Israel, remains under wraps. The chip will include a cache--an internal reservoir of memory for rapid data access--but the size is unknown. Krewell predicts it will be at least 512KB but could be as high as 1MB of some versions of Banias.
QuoteThe performance of the A7V333 was on par if not better than the other 333DDR boards we tested against here today as well as the other boards in its class. Couple that with awesome stability and the A7V333 a very nice board to use and do work on. People looking for out of the box performance and stability or a very good gaming box, as long as they are not planning on tinkering with the system often, will enjoy the A7V333.
QuoteThe quest for higher performance can cost companies dearly. IBM, citing numbers compiled from third parties, said that about 25 percent of a company's data-center budget goes to providing electricity to run and cool computers. Overall, about 10 percent of the electricity consumed in North America goes to support information technology systems, according to a U.S. Energy Department study cited by Big Blue.
Without consumption curbs, the amount of energy used to power and then cool computing equipment will increase exponentially, IBM executives said.
QuoteThe report thinks big when it comes to peering beyond the next two decades to the rest of the 21st century. Taking visionaries such as Ray Kurzweil seriously, it imagines robots so advanced they may deserve political rights, building surfaces that automatically change shape and color to adjust to the weather, and the prospect of personality uploads that make death itself ambiguous.
Merging human consciousness with machines is tied to another mind-boggling concept: brain-to-brain connections. The report discusses the possibility of "local groups of linked enhanced individuals" as well as "a global collective intelligence."
QuoteUnder the joint venture deal, AtomTelevision will create on-demand programming for digital cable provider Comcast to air this fall. The initiative, called Atom On Demand, will broadcast a package of five one-hour programs to home subscribers of Comcast in Philadelphia as part of the U.S. No. 3 cable provider's video-on-demand trial in that city.
QuoteAfter not doing to swell with their BA250 series Mp3 player, Bantam decided to go back to the drawing board and re-develop their thoughts, and have came up with what they call the BA350 series Mp3 player, which at a glace looks simply amazing! I've tested and used this thing non-stop since I received the product from Bantam, now lets see if Bantam is going to take control of the industry or if they they are going to sink like so many of the other companies out there..
QuoteMotherboard makers noted that VIA and SiS are expected to enjoy more stable product ASPs (average selling prices) this quarter, with slightly rising demand from Europe and China and shipments of new products. At the end of July, SiS started shipping its Pentium 4-supporting SiS648 and SiS650GL chipsets and Xabre400 graphics chips in small scale, while it has also begun volume deliveries of its Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)-based KT400.