AT&T calls Google a hypocrite on Net neutrality | Signal Strength – CNET News

27 09 2009

AT&T is accusing Google of being a hypocrite when it comes to Net neutrality because it blocks certain phone calls on its Google Voice service.The carrier has written a letter to the Federal Communications Commission claiming that Google has violated the agency’s Net neutrality principles, which Google has long supported. Google defended its position in a blog post written by Richard Whitt, Google’s main lobbyist and telecommunications lawyer in Washington, that basically said AT&T is comparing apples and oranges.

via AT&T calls Google a hypocrite on Net neutrality | Signal Strength – CNET News.





Black holes may devour stars from the inside – Space.com- msnbc.com

23 09 2009

As if they weren’t considered beastly enough, black holes can dive into nearby stars and devour them from the inside out, scientists now suggest. Such invasions by such black holes could help explain the most powerful explosions in the universe, gamma-ray bursts, whose origins remain elusive.
via http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32969516/ns/technology_and_science-space/





How To: Rip Your Music Like a Pro – How To – Gizmodo

20 09 2009

For most people, dropping a CD into their disc drive and clicking “Import” in iTunes is good enough. For music freaks, though, it’s not—and with good reason. Here’s how to digitize your tunes, the right way.

via How To: Rip Your Music Like a Pro – How To – Gizmodo.





Man travels across 37 countries on $2 | The Daily Telegraph

12 09 2009

A TOURIST has spent eight years travelling across 37 countries with the equivalent of $2, relying on his bicycle for transport.

via Man travels across 37 countries on $2 | The Daily Telegraph.





IEEE stamps “approved” on 802.11n Wi-Fi standard – Network World

12 09 2009

The IEEE has finally approved the 802.11n high-throughput wireless LAN standard.

There’s been no public announcement yet by IEEE. But Bruce Kraemer, the long-time chairman of the 802.11n Task Group (part of the 802.11 Working Group, which oversees the WLAN standards), has sent out a notification to a listserv for task group members, which includes a wide range of Wi-Fi chip makers, software developers, and equipment vendors.

IEEE stamps “approved” on 802.11n Wi-Fi standard – Network World.





Cell phones and radiation: 10 best and 10 worst | Yahoo! Green

10 09 2009

How much radiation does your cell phone emit? It’s easy to find out the answer thanks to the Environmental Working Group’s new online guide to cell phone emissions.

via Cell phones and radiation: 10 best and 10 worst | Yahoo! Green.





Opinion: The unspoken truth about managing geeks

10 09 2009

Computerworld – I can sum up every article, book and column written by notable management experts about managing IT in two sentences: “Geeks are smart and creative, but they are also egocentric, antisocial, managerially and business-challenged, victim-prone, bullheaded and credit-whoring. To overcome these intractable behavioral deficits you must do X, Y and Z.”

via Opinion: The unspoken truth about managing geeks.








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