Scientists have simulated a part of the brain, molecule by molecule, and may possibly be able to simulate an entire brain soon. This has Natali excited, because she anticipates being able to download martial arts into her brain. Jason just doesn't want to meet another one of himself. We also discuss the real cost of bandwidth for ISPs, and Immanuel Kant.
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Bluetooth 3.0 has arrived
Amazon Video-on-demand goes HD
Google profiles in people search
The Road To Terabit Ethernet
A Layman’s Guide To Bandwidth Pricing
Hotmail chat in mail client…yay. About 2 years too late
iPhone may have voice command and faster speeds
Facebook for BlackBerry
Leaked AT&T doc slams the Palm Pre
Botnet expert wants ‘Special Ops’ security teams
Simulated brain closer to thought
World’s first X-Ray laser goes live
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Mark from Florida
Leave Ashton alone!
Drew from Phoenix
Take on MYSQL and Oracle
What you guys were saying about giving away MP3s, and selling the music in
other forms, is actually happening a lot in the Indie/Hardcore music scene.
Record labels are selling vinyl with download codes so you can get the MP3s
off the internet. It’s getting pretty big now.
Did you get that Android chaser jingle done? According to The Inquirer (which I hope is reliable as I’ve never heard of it) a Chinese company called SkyTone has released the first netbook powered by Android. It has a 7 inch swivelling touchscreen with gamepad controls on the sides, wifi, 3G(!), SD card reader, a webcam and 2 USB ports as well as 128mb of RAM and a 533MHZ ARM processor. And what’s especially good in these troubled times (drink) is it’s price: $100. To me that speaks volumes for the quality of the components but its low enough to be in the impulse-buy realm so I’d certainly fork out for one!
Love the show, hate twitter,
Alex from the UK
Hi Buzzers or buzzcrew or the slightly forgotten Jatona
Tomorrow it is the time for a new OS to hit the “shelves” - Ubuntu 9.04. Probably you got more than me reminding you of this - but since there is certainly strength in numbers, I will not hesitate to point you towards this, rather important, news.
A story from my world. I am CEO of a global company with offices in Denmark, Vietnam and Egypt. I have quite a number of staff doing production of elearning for us - and I am now moving them all to Ubuntu. No more licences, old copies and so on. Simply Open Source through and through (with the only possible exception being video-editing, since that is truly the world of proprietary formats). In my view we are ready now. With the combination of using Google Apps for Business for our email, systems like Dropbox and Google Docs for sharing and Ubuntu as OS we can actually run global corporations on open platforms and free services. Yes - we have to be aware of the dangers. Google could go chapter 11(!?!) - Google could turn evil(?) - Dropbox could close (ok that is possible). But as long as you are prepared for this - and take precautions for the risks, I do not really see why there is a need for corporate infrastructures when talking sub-100 people companies.
So - Go Ubuntu! I have been running 9.04 since beta - and has produces several projects for clients on the platform. It crashes a lot less than my Vista, which it dual-boots with. My main reasons for still having Windows is videoediting - and iTunes, so I can sync my iPhone and listen to Buzz Out Loud on my daily 1 hour commute.
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Adam the CEO, Denmark
Luv the show and keep up the work. I'm a Systems Engineer and I work at Lockheed Martin. I worked on the JSF program many years ago when the program was in its infancy.
As you all may know... there are different tiers of security classification with respective networks. My speculation is that data siphoned off were DRs (Design Reviews) Presentations, SRR (System Requirement Reviews) and other set of data used to present & discuss planning and design with the stakeholders (i.e. Pentagon). These presentations talk about design, but at a high level, which in my opinion, any smart person can figure out just by using the internet. For example, you can find a high level design of the aircraft on wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F35#Design )
I'm guessing that NIPRNet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NIPRNet) was compromised over the durations of the attacks, while the more sensitive network, SIPRNet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIPRNET ) remained secure.
It's not impossible, but I can't even imagine detailed drawings and assembly instructions to reside on any Pentagon server or pc. That design detailed is so low level, that it would probably annoy anyone who doesn't directly work on the aircraft. Usually that stuff is stored on the contractors (The Lockheeds & Boeings) secured network on some obscure and super secured server.
I would like to also add the F35 will be sold to other nations, which tells me that there are design specs that are traded with minimal sensitivity, i.e. if the data is compromised, there would be little or no repercussions. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F35#International_participation )
In summary, I'm not too concerned with data that was compromised at the Pentagon, because a lot of design is already available on the internet