Article on The Reg about how 80's band Marillion are managing to get on the UK charts with no help from the labels. Some of frontman Steve Hogarth's views on the current situation, advice for young bands.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 14:38
A little more cotton wool to wrap the whole national ID issue.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 14:03
Apparently it is 435 Gb/s. But that is also per head. And frankly, with 4 heads writing to 2 double sided platters each wrting at 50 GB/s I'm not worried. Remember that HD DVDs are ~25GB/layer, so if I can read/write 4 HD DVDs to disk in one second I think I'll be doing OK. Of course, Doom 8 will be a bit choppy ...
Posted by Pacanukeha at 13:16
A report that says that 80% of people polled in the UK back a national ID card scheme irritates me. Since I haven't seen any empirical evidence that ID cards can prevent terrorism, and since security professionals whose opinion I trust say otherwise, I have to question the context of the poll. What were the questions that were asked? How much information do the people who were polled have on security in general and identity in particular?
This is merely symptomatic of the inability of most current news distribution systems to educate.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 13:09
An article in the Reg (Biting the hand that feeds IT) talks about a European commisioner who wants to trade a pan-european licensing scheme for media, but only if the DRM schemes that access the licensing scheme are interoperable. Nice. He also talked about balance between authors/copyright holders and commercial users. Balance is a good thing.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 18:49
The organization that makes an important aspect of Linux netowrking security has been granted preliminary injunction against a wireless access router manufacturer. This happened last week. Sorry about the dealy.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 13:15
Hmmm. Amazon have wrapped google with some extra stuff. I might actually use this.
Update [20.APR.2004 - 18:30 EDT]
I've just remembered that I trust Google a lot more than I trust Amazon. Some people talk about it here. The long and the short of it is that Amazon links all of your websearches to your Amazon account. The one with mailing address and credit card info. On the other hand, it does have 'people who visited this site also visit...' which is pretty amazingly cool. Curse them!
Argue about that misplaced trust with me using my brand spanking new email address:
Posted by Pacanukeha at 16:09
Internet was unavailable to me on Friday. Life is hard.
Anyway, an article in Science as reported by the BBC says it's not my fault.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 13:00