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March 31, 2009

LOTD for March 31

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 7:33 pm

Hopefully the Conflicker worm will not cause too much damage tomorrow…if anyone is worried, they can try to boot their computer in safe mode. If the computer is allowed to boot in safe mode, you are okay…if your computer is infected, it prevents the safe mode from being used:
http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/132464

Honda has developed a robot that is controlled by human thoughts:
http://www.physorg.com/news157703000.html

The West Virginia chemical plant that had an explosion which killed two employees is trying to limit how much information the public can get about how hazardous their chemicals are:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/us/29chemical.html?_r=2&scp=4&sq=hamill&st=cse

This airplane engine washing system saves water, makes airplanes more fuel efficient, increases the life of the engines, saves time, and reduces carbon emissions as compared to current systems:
Article link

Cyber crime was up about 30% last year, 2/3 of the world’s cyber criminals located in the US and 93% of cyber victims located in the US. Men are victimized more often than women (55% of the time) and men lose more money when victimized:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/mar/30/internet-cyber-crime

Google is starting its own VC fund and has committed $100 million to it in its first year:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123847964976273011.html

China may be able to use their ICBMs to destroy aircraft carriers almost anywhere in the Pacific Ocean:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2009/03/china-turning-m.html

M/A-COM claims in its lawsuit that the system it built for New York worked as contracted:
http://urgentcomm.com/policy_and_law/news/tyco-ma-com-new-york-lawsuit-20090331/

Ericsson is using multi-carrier MIMO technology and 16 QAM to push HSPA speeds to 56 Mbps:
Press release

ZTE claims the world’s first SDR-based HSPA+ Commercial network:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=44728&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10&view=news

Despite the tough economy last year and all the publicized layoffs, the high tech industry actually added 77,000 jobs in 2008. I am very surprised by the numbers:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/09/03/31/US_tech_industry_gained_jobs_in_2008_1.html?source=NLC-GOV&cgd=2009-03-31

CBS is doing very well in the ratings, but their stock is tanking…one of their problems is that 65% of their revenue is tied to the auto industry!
http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/les-is-less-cbs-falls-17-on-downgrade/

Woman who is 8-months pregnant was arrested for drunk driving, her second drunk driving arrest since January and third in a year!
http://www.indystar.com/article/20090330/LOCAL/90330042

A collection of the strangest sights found in Google Street Views:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/161392/strangest_sights_in_google_street_views.html

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