Archive for August, 2008

  • Quoted

    “Rather than look back, we’re going to look forward 40 years. It’s in that future where many people think that machine intelligence will surpass human intelligence. It might be only […]

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  • Off Topic

    Mozilla’s picks for the best new Firefox extensions; a history of Atari’s golden years, 1978-1981; and what it takes to get a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence (apparently $250 and […]

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  • Ex-CFO at VeriFone arranges for minimal referral info on his behalf

    Ex-CFO at VeriFone arranges for minimal referral info on his behalf

    Tuesday was Barry Zwarenstein’s last day as chief financial officer at VeriFone Holdings, the same day the company officially wiped out $70 million in past profits when it filed amended […]

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  • A replicator for the masses

    If physicist and MIT professor Neil Gershenfeld has his way, future do-it-yourselfers around the world will be able to take their latest brainstorm down to a neighborhood fabrication lab and […]

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  • Photosynth — e pluribus unum

    If Microsoft really wants to buff up its image, all it has to do is keep cranking out things as neat as Photosynth. After impressing audiences with a few snazzy […]

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  • Microsoft talks Seinfeld into wearing the puffy OS

    So Microsoft, tired of being genially but effectively pummeled by Apple’s “Get A Mac” commercials, ponies up $300 million and hires a hot Miami ad shop to develop a counterattack, […]

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  • Quoted

    “Though Congress did not expressly mention the fair use doctrine in the DMCA, the Copyright Act provides explicitly that ‘the fair use of a copyrighted work … is not an […]

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  • Off Topic

    C-SPAN’s Convention Hub pages for the Democrats and Republicans; turbulence visualized; and Plan59.com, a museum of 1950’s illustrations.

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  • McCain’s technology policy surfaces at last

    Still catching up from my week in the wilderness. But apparently last week, John McCain released an extended statement on what his technology policy would be. The release comes as […]

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  • Cypress sells chunk of SunPower shares

    Cypress sells chunk of SunPower shares

    On Monday, Cypress Semiconductor sold 2.5 million shares of SunPower, the company it spun-off into a separate public entity in November 2005, reducing its ownership stake by 5.6 percent. Cypress […]

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