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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Intel Outlines Strategy For Making The Internet Smarter, Safer, More Reliable And Useful

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2004 - Intel Corporation today described the significant changes that need to be made to the Internet's architecture to make it safer, more useful, reliable and accessible.

In a speech today at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Pat Gelsinger said that by adding an overlay network of computational services to the Internet - made up of computing and storage resources -- the industry could bring greater intelligence into and across the network core. This would transform the Internet from a data transmission pipe into a vast platform for hosting a wide array of services available to the world's six billion inhabitants. Gelsinger referred to this approach as the ability to provide planetary-scale services.

These new smart services could allow the Internet to detect and warn of worm attacks on its own, dynamically re-route network traffic to avoid delays and improve video web casting,
Gelsinger said.
They could also be used to make accessibility easier for users in regions of the world where power and connectivity are unreliable at best.

Free Standards Group Announces General Availability Of Linux Standard Base 2.0

San Francisco, Calif. - September 14, 2004 -- The Free Standards Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting open source software standards, today announced the availability of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) 2.0, an essential component for the long-term market success of Linux. Important new features delivered in this release include the long-awaited inclusion of a new application binary interface (ABI) for C++ and support for 32- and 64-bit hardware architectures. The Free Standards Group also announced today that the standard has earned support from the majority of Linux distribution vendors throughout the world, marking a significant stage in the deployment of a true global standard for Linux. (See here for endorsements from multiple Linux vendors.)

The LSB has garnered pledges of support from the majority of the Linux Community including AMD, Conectiva, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Mandrakesoft, Miracle Linux, Novell's SUSE LINUX, Progeny, Red Flag, Red Hat, Sun Wah Linux, Thizlinux, and Turbolinux. This groundswell of support is significant as it promises to keep Linux from forking and going the way of proprietary systems in the past. Because of the reduced costs for software vendors writing to the Linux, adoption of the LSB will also result in an increase in the number of applications written to the operating system.

Monday, September 06, 2004

Home Router Guide (Gentoo Linux)

Building your own router out of old spare parts has many advantages over buying a pre-made canned router by say Linksys. The biggest one by far is control over the connection. The other advantages are left up to your imagination; just about anything can be done in this scenario, it's just a matter of needing it.

This guide will show you how to setup Network Address Translation (NAT) on the router (kernel and iptables), add and configure common services (Domain Name System (DNS) via dnsmasq, dhcp via dhcpcd, ADSL via rp-pppoe), and conclude with more elaborate and fun things that can be done (port forwarding, traffic shaping, proxies/caching, etc...).

Before getting started, there's a few basic requirements you must meet. First, you'll need a computer that has at least 2 Network Interface Cards (NICs) in it. Next, you'll need the configuration settings for your internet connection (may include things like IP/DNS/Gateway/username/password). Finally, you'll need a bit of spare time and some Gentoo loving.

Netgear WGT634U 108 Mbps Wireless Media Router

Key features

USB disk drive or memory stick connectivity
10x speed & 4x range* of 802.11b
Smart Wizard install assistant for easy setup
Double firewall (SPI + NAT)
Supports both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0
Back up, share, and access your files wirelessly & remotely

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Vinton G. Cerf "Bapa Internet"

Vinton G. Cerf kebiasaannya dikaitkan dengan gelaran "Bapa Internet". Semasa memegang jawatan di United States Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) dari 1976-1982, Cerf memainkan peranan yang penting mengetuai pembangunan Internet dan paket data yang berhubungkait dengan Internet dan teknologi sekuriti, termasuk bersama-sama merekacipta protokol TCP/IP. Sebagai naib presiden kepada MCI Digital Information Services dari 1982-1986, beliau mengetuai rancangan penubuhan MCI Mail, perkhidmatan email komersial yang pertama dihubungkan kepada Internet. Pada Disember 1997, beliau dianugerahkan U.S. National Medal of Technology oleh Presiden Bill Clinton, bersama rakan kongsi beliau Robert E. Kahn, untuk pencapaian tersebut.

Cerf memegang ijazah Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics dari Stanford University dan Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science dari UCLA. Beliau juga memegang ijazah kehormatan Doctorates dari the University of the Balearic Islands, ETH in Switzerland, Capitol College dan Gettysburg College.

Beliau adalah pengarang beberapa RFC (Request for Comments), dan pengasas kepada ISOC.

Vint Cerf juga sedang membangunkan Interplanetary Protocol, dimana ia akan dijadikan standard baru untuk komunikasi dari planet ke planet, dimana komunikasi radio/laser yang mempunyai toleran tinggi terhadap signal yang lemah. http://www.ipnsig.org/

Pada tahun 1995 (atau 1996?) beliau dianugerahkan Yuri Rubinsky Memorial Award.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

[ Library ] The Linux Learner's Guide

The Linux Learner's Guide, or TLLG for short, was designed to make the steep learning curve of GNU/Linux a little less frustrating to endure. This guide is a concise collection of commonly used tricks, tips, commands and programs and will serve to help you learn the basics of GNU/Linux without the sarcasm and derision of asking a frequently asked question on a community message forum or the tediousness of attempting to find the information you need in The Linux Documentation Project (www.tldp.org) and then translating it into understandable terms. GNU/Linux is not difficult to learn if you have the right tools and know where to look for assistance. Best of all, The Linux Learner's Guide is short and easy to understand.

You can download this document in .SXW (OpenOffice) format by clicking here, or in Adobe PDF format by clicking here.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2004

[ News ] eCycle Hybrid Motorcycle



Employing state-of-the-art mechanical and electrical design technology, eCycle is developing a 180mpg motorcycle. The motorcycle features a 219cc direct injected, multifuel engine (petrodiesel, biodiesel, kerosene) and an 8kW brushless motor drive. The weight is 230lbs, with a top speed of 80mph and acceleration of 0-60 mph in 6 seconds.

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[ News ] Skype is the New Must-Have Application


What is Skype?

Skype is the next phenomenon from the people who brought you KaZaA. Just like KaZaA, Skype uses P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to connect you to other users – not to share files this time, but to talk and chat with your friends.

The technology is extremely advanced – but super simple to use... You’ll be making free phone calls to your friends in no time!

Features
  • Free unlimited worldwide phone calls to other Skype users
  • Superior sound quality
  • Works with all firewall, NAT and routers – nothing to configure!
  • Friends list shows you when your Skype friends are online and ready to talk or chat
  • Super-simple and easy to use
  • Your calls are encrypted “end-to-end” in order to safeguard your privacy
  • Based on cutting edge peer-to-peer technology developed by the creators of Kazaa and Joltid
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[ News ] Epson Creates World's First Large Full-Color OLED Display



Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson") today announced that it has used its original inkjet printing technology to successfully develop the world's first large-screen (40-inch) full-color organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display prototype.

Self-luminescent OLED displays, which offer outstanding viewing characteristics, including high contrast, wide viewing angle, and fast response times, are widely seen as the leading candidate for the next generation of thin, lightweight displays. One of the major obstacles to their realization, however, has been the perceived difficulty of forming organic layers on large-sized TFT (thin film transistor) substrates. Thus the question of when fabrication processes for large-sized OLED flat panel displays would become technically feasible had been anyone's guess.

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[ News ] Solar-Cell Rollout


Breakthroughs in nanotech are making it possible to churn out cheap, flexible solar cells by the meter. Soon your cell phone may be powered by the sun.

On the test benches of Konarka Technologies in Lowell, MA, a new kind of solar cell is being put through its paces. Strips of flexible plastic all but indistinguishable from photographic film bask under high-intensity lights. These strips, about 10 centimeters long and five centimeters wide, are converting the light into electricity. Wire a few of them together, and they generate enough power to run a small fan.

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