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Expensive Servers

Can you believe they sell these things online? $1.2 million Sun Enterprise 10000 server or a Sun StorEdge T3 Array, which has a mere 168TB capacity. (yeah that should hold my mp3z)
posted by grank on Jan 24, 2001 - 5 comments

John Gilmore (via Wes Felter) lets the dogs out

John Gilmore (via Wes Felter) lets the dogs out on the new Mac DVD-R drive. Seems it's a DVD-General drive, rather than a DVD-Authoring drive, and, therefore, there are lots of things you might want to do with it that you can't.

This is how Apple can fit a $4500 drive into a $3500 machine.
posted by baylink on Jan 22, 2001 - 23 comments

Charging for software as a service.

Charging for software as a service. As soon as the software vendors get this ironed out the hardware vendors are going to want in too. Soon you'll be paying monthly service fees based on how much you use your computer. (More ranting inside) ->
posted by monkeyboy on Jan 10, 2001 - 19 comments

Myth III: The Wolf Age

Myth III: The Wolf Age Gathering of Developers announced today that Myth III is not only in production but will be sold in November 2001! Anyone else counting the days?
posted by Brilliantcrank on Jan 9, 2001 - 7 comments

Maybe I spoke too soon.

Maybe I spoke too soon. A lot of semipro tech-zines, sort of like blogs except with specific subject matters to cover, are financed by ad networks. In the recent past a bunch of them have lost their funding when their ad networks went out of business. Now one of the biggest networks which remains is changing their terms to the detriment of the web sites. I gather that a lot of the ad networks were running at a loss, and of course new funding has dried up. [more inside]
posted by Steven Den Beste on Jan 5, 2001 - 6 comments

Make your mouse glow...

Make your mouse glow... With a lil' help from Radio Shack you too can create a glowing blue mouse.
posted by ellis on Dec 23, 2000 - 1 comment

Waah! I want my Barbie PC!

Waah! I want my Barbie PC! (I don't quite understand this; can't someone just put their own decals on their computer? What, exactly was the market here? This one seems to go into the "unbelievably stupid product concept" file.)
posted by Steven Den Beste on Dec 23, 2000 - 3 comments

98lite IV

98lite IV is a cool tool that lets you strip most of bloat from Windows 9x (Me) installations. While trying to find the correct website, 98lite.net, I stumbled into 98lite.com, which is trying to sell pirated software for $25.00. The fine people at 98lite.net also offers a freeware IEradicator, which will cleanly uninstall any versions of IE from your Windows machine.
posted by tamim on Dec 17, 2000 - 2 comments

In the latest Cryptogram newsletter,

In the latest Cryptogram newsletter, security expert Bruce Schneier makes some interesting points about voting, voting machines and computers. The web version of this article won't be up for a few weeks so I have reproduced it here. Read more...
posted by lagado on Dec 16, 2000 - 2 comments

ConceptPC @ Intel

ConceptPC @ Intel - pretty much interesting...response from PCs to iMac-mania?....gimme a MagicBean!! (flash required)
posted by candida on Dec 16, 2000 - 7 comments

NVidia

NVidia just bought all the intellectual properties of 3DFX. [more]
posted by Steven Den Beste on Dec 15, 2000 - 8 comments

Codeweavers, Windows software on Linux.

Codeweavers, Windows software on Linux. I think the average consumer might be very interested in Linux, if they could run their current Windows programs on it. Another step closer to the end of Bill Gates' evil rule.
posted by Zool on Dec 14, 2000 - 19 comments

Spammimic

Spammimic : The novelty wears off quickly, but it's an amusing diversion for a minute or two.
posted by champignon on Dec 12, 2000 - 0 comments

Blast from the past

Blast from the past
Oh, those halcyon days of text-based real-time chat, before there was a Web. (I'm catching up on my link quotient....)
posted by rschram on Dec 10, 2000 - 11 comments

Lynn Conway

Lynn Conway is one of the major talents in the history of the development of computers, responsible for major advances without which computers we buy now would be much different. She's also a transsexual, born physically male. While working for IBM she had her sex-change operation, and IBM immediately fired her for it.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Dec 10, 2000 - 7 comments

The six million pound man?

The six million pound man? Is he visionary or just stupid? More important, is this really something we want, even if he can make it work?
posted by Steven Den Beste on Dec 8, 2000 - 6 comments

Apple Cubebook?!

Apple Cubebook?! Sounds like Apple is working their ass off to get new products out to show in January. The Cubebook sounds cool and I am sure there would be pictures if MacOS Rumors wasn't in Apple's back pocket.
posted by Brilliantcrank on Dec 8, 2000 - 9 comments

Screen Wars,

Screen Wars, a decent stab by Stephen Levy from Newsweek/MSNBC at summarizing the changes afoot in desktop OS GUIs. Credit where credit is due for some notable Apple alums; more faith than is justified in .NET.
posted by m.polo on Dec 5, 2000 - 14 comments

fight aids @ home

fight aids @ home is a program similar to seti@home, it uses your computer's idle resources to accelerate anti-HIV drug design research.
posted by tiaka on Dec 1, 2000 - 4 comments

Misguided Brazilian script kiddies defaces Netherlands AIDS Fonds (Foundation).

Misguided Brazilian script kiddies defaces Netherlands AIDS Fonds (Foundation). And what's even more bizzare is that it appears their "message" roughly translates as "Let us not forget World AIDS Day." Duh... go deface a denialist, idiots.
posted by bkdelong on Dec 1, 2000 - 1 comment

180GB HD

180GB HD anyone? It's a bargain at only $2195.
posted by grank on Nov 14, 2000 - 12 comments

Multics, Requiescat in Pace.

Multics, Requiescat in Pace. Wow. What does one say.
posted by baylink on Nov 12, 2000 - 3 comments

just another perl poet.

just another perl poet. program your refrigerator. from /usr/bin/girl
posted by lescour on Oct 25, 2000 - 3 comments

The US Government should buy it and make it a national monument.

The US Government should buy it and make it a national monument. PARC up for sale? I didn't realize that Xerox was hurting so badly.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Oct 19, 2000 - 4 comments

Excellent, in-depth analysis

Excellent, in-depth analysis of "spyware" used by insidious and horrible software entities such as RealPlayer. Written by my hero and yours, Steve Gibson.
posted by Succa on Oct 16, 2000 - 14 comments

Damien Barrett

Damien Barrett launches a new column on Macworld with a novel Holmesian (not Oliver Wendell, but Sherlock) approach. Give the man some feedback in the comments section at the bottom of the column. He also redesigned his web site. Damien's cool.
posted by Mo Nickels on Oct 4, 2000 - 0 comments

Ouch.

Ouch.
posted by highindustrial on Sep 28, 2000 - 7 comments

Lord, thank you for this.

Lord, thank you for this. Mac users our prayers are being answered. No longer will the plagues of type 11 errors and system freezes rule over the people. The writings is on the wall and it is time for us to reign.
posted by Brilliantcrank on Sep 18, 2000 - 12 comments

I never understood folks who were into this until I equated them with antique car collectors.
posted by Avogadro on Sep 14, 2000 - 11 comments

Has MacOSRumors lost it's edge?

Has MacOSRumors lost it's edge? I know the announcements in Paris were none-too-shocking but MOR has really sucked recently. MacCentral scooped them on many of the announcements. Two years ago this would not have been the case. Is it me or have they just lost heart?
posted by Brilliantcrank on Sep 14, 2000 - 6 comments

These guys built a case

These guys built a case for their computer out of a refrigerator they got at WalMart, and they're cooling the CPU using alcohol at -18 degrees. The lengths to which some people will go to overclock are beyond belief. No word on how fast the mother is, though.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Sep 5, 2000 - 7 comments

AT LAST!

AT LAST! Someone found a practical use for the new Apple Cube.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Sep 4, 2000 - 8 comments

Clicking for consciousness

Clicking for consciousness Depressingly reductionist. It is wrong to think that if we can't tell the difference between a binary machine in a box and a person in a box we should behave as if there were no difference.
posted by scum on Sep 1, 2000 - 3 comments

Microsoft Reader

Microsoft Reader is out. Did MS finally make a decent product, to really spark ebooks. Or is it more of the same?
posted by owillis on Aug 14, 2000 - 17 comments

Adobe sues Macromedia over infringement of their patented tabbed palettes.

Adobe sues Macromedia over infringement of their patented tabbed palettes.
"Adobe filed a lawsuit against Macromedia® alleging infringement of our intellectual property, specifically our patented tabbed palette, which is a key user interface element and method invented by Adobe and incorporated into our products."
posted by captaincursor on Aug 10, 2000 - 15 comments

The Background image is a little off, but....

The Background image is a little off, but.... here's a page created entirely on a Commodore 64. Nice to know that everyone's in the web design loop.
posted by Cavatica on Aug 7, 2000 - 8 comments

Check out this "mirror",

Check out this "mirror", its computer controlled and made out of wood. I really want one of these, watch the non-streaming video to view it in action.
posted by skallas on Aug 5, 2000 - 4 comments

When did Claudia Schiffer become an expert in computers?

When did Claudia Schiffer become an expert in computers? And why would I care what she thinks should be installed on one? (Light and casual: jokes. That's the way, now.)
posted by Steven Den Beste on Aug 1, 2000 - 3 comments

Intel's Sin: Vanity

Intel's Sin: Vanity The truth about Intels new Pentium III 1.13 GHz.
posted by physics on Jul 31, 2000 - 1 comment

What not to do to a Celeron.

What not to do to a Celeron. (Overclocked just slightly too much.)
posted by Steven Den Beste on Jul 30, 2000 - 0 comments

What kind of company sells a dual-CPU machine when the second CPU can't be used?

What kind of company sells a dual-CPU machine when the second CPU can't be used? See attached quote.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Jul 25, 2000 - 11 comments

Now admit it.

Now admit it. You've always wanted to do this.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Jul 25, 2000 - 5 comments

Apple to release the vMac and dMac

Apple to release the vMac and dMac [from Fark], of course we all knew that the iBrator has been around for some time. Be sure to check out the movies if you haven't seen them before.
posted by plinth on Jul 24, 2000 - 0 comments

Roger Black on Design.

Roger Black on Design. MacAddict put up an interview with Roger Black from their August 2000 issue. There are a couple of interesting points as in his take on transitioning from print to web:
"I think that the main thing is pretty much to work as you would in print design. A good designer always focuses on the reader or the customer, the viewer, whatever the end-user is. You just have to do that on the Net the same way you do in print.... I do not believe that the technological hurdles are that big. It doesn't seem to me that big of a deal.... Most of the stuff we do on the Web is not particularly difficult. Almost anybody, particularly anybody under thirty growing up in our society has enough technological culture to work with it. Don't get scared. It’s not that big of a deal."
posted by leo on Jul 20, 2000 - 7 comments

The Borg have sent a gift to Earth

The Borg have sent a gift to Earth The much rumored Apple cube seems to be real. Apple Insiders has just posted what looks to be a promotional photo of the new computer. Looks pretty cool. Not sure why there are vents on top but still, I wouldn't mind having one.
posted by Brilliantcrank on Jul 18, 2000 - 22 comments

How (not) to improve the ventilation in your computer case.

How (not) to improve the ventilation in your computer case.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Jul 17, 2000 - 1 comment

"Dear Senator, As a user of the Internet and a fan of music, I am extremely concerned with the issues currently facing the digital music community, particularly those affecting my rights as a consumer to listen to the music that I have purchased. Your hearing has helped the public to understand my concerns."
posted by ericost on Jul 14, 2000 - 1 comment

Smoking tobacco is bad for computers and other living things.

Smoking tobacco is bad for computers and other living things.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Jul 7, 2000 - 3 comments

I hear dead components.

I hear dead components. How nice that your computer can sing to you when it's breaking down. I wonder if there's any significance to "It's a small world."
posted by jdiaz on Jul 5, 2000 - 8 comments

The original programmer of the Broderbund/Mattel "spyware" explains that it's actually NOT spyware.

The original programmer of the Broderbund/Mattel "spyware" explains that it's actually NOT spyware. This topic was originally discussed on MeFi in this thread.
posted by grumblebee on Jun 17, 2000 - 1 comment

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