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Neal Stephenson Decodes Cryptonomicon

June 3rd, 2004

Neal Stephenson Decodes Cryptonomicon:

 "Neal Stephenson has been called 'the Quentin Tarantino of postcyberpunk science fiction' by the Village Voice. He took the SF world by storm with his novels Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and Zodiac. He's been compared to Thomas Pynchon and William Gibson, but Stephenson has a style all his own.

Applied Abstractions | How to start a business (Neal Stephenson Theory)

June 3rd, 2004

Applied Abstractions | How to start a business (the Stephenson version):

"The actual contents of the business plan hews to a logical structure straight out of the Principia Mathematica. Lesser entrepreneurs purchase business-plan-writing software: packages of boilerplate text and spreadsheets, craftily linked together so that you need only go through and fill in a few blanks.

Sybase Inc | Data Center | “liquid data states”

June 2nd, 2004

Sybase Inc | Data CenterThe world of people, devices, and data is going through a transformation–from a static, fixed, “solid” state to a dynamic, mobile, “liquid” state.

Learn how Sybase and Intel are leading the industry into the Unwired Decade: re-envisioning the enterprise for mobility.

Microsoft releases Media Player beta | CNET News

June 2nd, 2004

Microsoft releases Media Player beta | CNET News.com: "As previously reported, the revamped Windows Media Player 10, which will be released in final form to the consumer market later this year, contains substantial changes to the way music, videos and other media can be organized and retrieved.

The Spinning Cube of Potential Doom

June 1st, 2004

The Spinning Cube of Potential Doom: "Besides the primary educational aspect of the Cube, the secondary goal of the Cube was to investigate new techniques in visually analyzing network traffic and also to develop a tool that would potentially assist those involved with computer security to visually 'see' new forms of attacks.

Gates: ‘Free hardware all round’ | silicon.com: “‘…

June 1st, 2004

Gates: 'Free hardware all round' | silicon.com: "'Ten years out, in terms of actual hardware costs, you can almost think of hardware as being free,' he said, speaking at the Gartner Symposium in San Diego. 'I'm not saying it will be absolutely free - but in terms of the power of the servers, the power of the network will not be a limiting factor,'' he added, referring to networked computers and advances in the internet's speed.

NTT DoCoMo’s 4G Test Results in 300Mbps Data Rate

June 1st, 2004

NTT DoCoMo's 4G Test Results in 300Mbps Data Rate in Moving Car: "The company said that the test achieved a maximum downstream data rate of 300Mbps with an average rate of 135Mbps in a car running at the speed of 30 kilometers per hour in areas 800m to 1km away from the 4G wireless base stations.

Location services for cell phones set to take off | CNET News

May 27th, 2004

Location services for cell phones set to take off | CNET News.com: "'People had terrible experiences three or four years ago,' said Rick Smith of M-Spatial, a company that makes mapping and route-finding software for wireless devices, at the annual Mobile Location Services conference this week.

Company looks to capitalize on free XML tool | CNE…

May 25th, 2004

Company looks to capitalize on free XML tool | CNET News.com: "Vienna-based Altova makes an array of developer tools for working with XML, the fast-spreading standard for exchanging data between disparate computing systems.

But the company also gives away a full-fledged authoring application that enables nondevelopers to create XML documents.

Microsoft to Deliver Visual Studio Team Tools

May 24th, 2004

Microsoft to Deliver Visual Studio Team Tools: "At its Tech Ed conference in San Diego, Microsoft plans to unveil Burton, the code name for its Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, sources said. The system will feature improved support for distributed, team-oriented enterprise application development, they said.