Day: September 13, 2013

Microsoft reissues September patches after user complaints

A fix to fix the fixes that didn’t……

Server hack heads up the stack for a new challenge

Booting up TPM 3.0……

Up close with one of the solar system’s biggest asteroids

NASA debuts stunning high-resolution pictures of the gargantuan 330-mile-diameter Vesta asteroid…….

Majority of Enterprise Customers Finally ‘Migrating Away From Windows XP’

New submitter TinTops writes “Speaking in a keynote at Intel’s Developer Forum, Microsoft’s vice president of marketing, Tami Reller, said the firm has ‘now seen about three quarters of Windows enterprises moving to modern desktops’ from Windows XP, with the last leg of Windows XP migrations being spurred by the imminent availability of Windows 8.1….

Billionaire engineer Ray Dolby, 80, dies at home in San Francisco

The day the music died……

The future of PCIe: Get small, speed up, think outside the box

Plans range from smartphone storage to InfiniBand competitor in HPC……

FISA court orders feds to declassify more opinions

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders the White House to release more of its reports, directly citing document leaks from Edward Snowden…….

Teen buys Wikileaks server for $33,000 – with dad’s eBay account

‘A serious conversation’ to be had, dad says……

It Takes 2.99 Gigajoules To Vaporize a Human Body

Have you ever wondered how much energy is needed to power a phaser set to kill? A trio of researchers at the University of Leicester did, so they ran some tests and found out it would take roughly 2.99 GJ to vaporize an average-sized adult human body. Quoting: “First, consider the true vaporization – the…

Prepare to cringe: Microsoft’s video ads across the decades

Microsoft’s latest video mocking Apple and its new iPhones is part of a long tradition of corny commercials…….