Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
The full article is available at this address : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/24/apple_number_two/
Apple now world's second-largest company
Only $47bn short of oily #1
In after-hours trading on the US's tech-heavy NASDAQ market, Apple's share value hovered around $293 per share. At that level, Cupertino's market value comes in at over $267bn, surpassing the former number two, PetroChina, which is valued at a paltry $265.5bn.
Almost exactly 13 years ago, when asked what he would do to fix the then-ailing Apple Computer, Michael Dell famously told a crowd of IT execs: "What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."
Dell's market capitalization is currently $24.6bn.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Teresa Lewis, (IQ=72), execution scheduled today, Sept. 23 2010..
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
developed in his 1963 thesis at MIT's Lincoln Labs, "Sketchpad, A
Man-Machine Graphical Communication System", described as one of the
most influential computer programs ever written. This work was seminal
in Human-Computer Interaction, Graphics and Graphical User Interfaces
(GUIs), Computer Aided Design (CAD), and contraint/object-oriented
programming. While watching this video, remember that the TX-2
computer (built circa 1958) on which the software ran was built from
discrete transistors (not integrated circuits -it was room-sized) and
contained just 64K of 36-bit words (~272k bytes). [ To learn more about the TX-2 check out the Resource Page on Early
HCI Research by the Lincoln Lab TX-2 Group :
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Stolen from a mail from Eric Smith on the ClassicCmp mailing list,
here is the link to the 6502 hardware emulator. It's not fast, a few
dozen of Hertz, but you can see what's happening at the die level by
watching the color changes.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
"[...] I showed this to my friend Robert Swiecki who had written an exploit for the original bug in 2007, and he immediately said something along the lines of "well this is interesting". We pulled up his old exploit from 2007, and with a few minor modifications to the privilege escalation code, we had a root shell. [...]