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April 2, 2009

LOTD for April 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 6:47 pm

The Conflicker worm seems to have infected more computers than previously thought, and a new variation of the worm it actively looking for instructions from its creator:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/09/04/02/Conficker_may_be_more_widespread_than_previously_thought_1.html?source=NLC-DAILY&cgd=2009-04-02

DARPA-funded program tries to reduce the military’s reliance of imported oil by using biodiesel (french fry grease) for military aircraft fuel:
Article link

This article analyzes the possible ways that Israel might strike against Iran’s nuclear reactors:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2009/04/how-would-israe.html

Tata motors has filed for patent protection for 37 inventions regarding the Tata Nano car:
Article link

3D CAD software allows for printing with clay to make ceramic objects:
http://www.ceramicartsdaily.org/magazines/Ceramics%20Monthly/2009febprintedpotfeature.aspx

Cybersecurity law being drafted right now would give the Federal Government unprecedented authority over the critical infrastructure in the US in times of emergency:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/01/federal_cybersecurity_legislation/

Full-body imaging systems have been deployed to airports. These allow airport security to see through clothing, which concerns some people:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=7703

Radio manufacturers are trying to solve the problem of communications by firefighters in very noisy environments:
http://urgentcomm.com/mobile_voice/news/digital-radio-noise-problems-fixes-20090402/

Wireless carriers worry that if they subsidize netbooks to their customers then their customers can drop the data plan and still have a fully functioning netbook. Ericsson came up with a “kill pill” for AT&T netbooks…if a customer doesn’t pay his/her 3G bill for the netbook’s internet access (maybe using the WiFi that comes with the netbook instead of 3G), then AT&T can make the netbook stop working:
http://www.courant.com/technology/sns-ap-tec-techbit-laptop-modems,0,7485379.story

AT&T is offering netbooks for as little as $50!
http://www.pcworld.com/article/162425/atandt_to_offer_4999_netbookis_it_a_good_deal.html

G1 users on T-Mobile use 50x the data than regular T-Mobile customers. The average G1 users has downloaded 40 applications from the Android marketplace, and 4 out of 5 G1 users download an application at least once per week:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/latest-t-mobile-g1-stats

Clearwire is opening a development lab in Silicon Valley:
http://newsroom.clearwire.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=214419&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1272875&highlight=

Nokia dismissed WiMAX, comparing it to Betamax:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4303ffb4-1f1f-11de-a748-00144feabdc0.html?nclick_check=1

Sprint is offering integrated services to cable companies–they can bundle TV, internet, phone, and wireless services:
Article link

Baby bunny was delivered to a pet store with two noses:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29992387/

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