July 31st, 2001
nForce In Trouble?
I have tried to obtain official word on wildfire rumors of nForce delays and denuded functionality, but the best I could get was, "NVIDIA has denied Webbie type rumors over the weekend that its Nforce chipset/platform will need re-engineering and are suffering delays." The reason this leaves me a little unsatisfied is that I asked specific questions that were not answered. Chris Tom also reports the nForce will not be delayed. Bert McComas of InQuest (my former employer) told me, "This thing looks a little bit overblown to say the least."
Mad Mike Thinks Intel May Abandon Rambus
So do I.
Turning poop into food... Sounds like some PR people I know.
July 30th, 2001
C3 Is Not Capable of Dual Processing
Despite the somewhat confusing wording of of the press release below, VIA has reassured us that the C3 does not possess the necessary APIC to facilitate DP. However, VIA-Centaur's much more powerful Nehemiah (C4), set to sample later this year, will sport the APIC and might be capable of dual processing though its target market remains the single processing desktop.
July 29th, 2001
New Site Look: Frames Removed From VHJ
Due to several requests we have removed frames from the site. Please let us know if you like this new look better or prefer the old layout. If you prefer frames we still have a frames version up, although returning home will take you back to the no frames page.
Did Viking Discover Martian Life in 1975 and No One Noticed?
Gas released from Viking soil experiment may have been the result of microbial activity.
New SUV's Debut
My weak attempt at humor.
FBI Taps Computers
And then, of course, there's Echelon.
Largest Dinosaur Skull Airlifted
Belonging to Torosaurus, close kin to Triceratops.
July 28th, 2001
Vast Amounts of Water Possibly Found On Mars
Could be enough to cover entire Red Planet with a nearly foot deep blanket.
Propaganda Against File Sharing Intensifies
"Makes porn available to kids" is latest ruse to curtail Internet file sharing.
Money That Can Track You
Acquiescence of Internet rights can open doors to invasive measures like the "Mew Chip."
$2,000 Hitachi WinCE device is expensive, underpowered, and even I think it's geeky, but the Wearable Internet Appliance may presage a new genre of consumer devices.
July 27th, 2001
Test Post 4
Thanks to those who have sent in emails to help us debug the problem!
Test Post 3
Test Post 2
We apologize for the continuing site problems.
IBM Develops Cheap 2cm Thick CRTs
World's biggest brain trust produces tech as cheap as conventional CRTs, just as LCDs are getting reasonable.
Borland Kylix Open Edition Available for Free Download
Kylix is crucial to COSBI, our Open Source benchmark project. Details of COSBI are forthcoming. I have been away from home all of this week, so it has been hard keeping the site updated.
Continued Site Problems
We apologize for the continued site problems. We have not been able to view our own pages for the last day. If you have been having trouble today, please let us know.
July 26th, 2001
ISPs Cutting Off Users for File Sharing
arstechnica has insightful take.
Privacy Group To File FTC Complaint Against Microsoft for XP and Passport
Report is from MSNBC, so take it carefully. Also, don't forget about the anti-WPA petition.
Yikes! America West Loses Another Child
Airline lost child traveling alone across country.
Shirt Rolls Up Own Sleeves
Never needs ironing! The wonders of technology never crease -- I mean, cease.
Alien Hunting With Light
I asked my two-year-old daughter what lives in the desert and she said, "space aliens," so maybe the SETI researchers should talk to her first.
Device can restore hearing to profoundly deaf.
Iceman Killed by Arrow
5,300 year old frozen man found in Alps has flint arrowhead in chest.
Dinosaurs Grew Fast
Up to 100 pounds per day.
July 25th, 2001
VHJ Reader Mark points out that Rambus's market cap of $784 million has fallen to less than half that of Krispy Kreme Donuts. Only about a year ago, Rambus towered above AMD's current market capitalization value. Intel's pullback of subsidies spur latest Rambus decline.
Server Problems Fixed?
We apologize for the problems we have been experiencing with server responsiveness. We have been working with our hosting service, Tera-Byte, and think we have this fixed. If you are interested in their hosting services, please click on their link in our footer -- we might be able to get enough credit to offset our expenses.
July 24th, 2001
Tech-Report: Review of Shuttle AK31 VIA KT266 Motherboard
Another excellent TR write-up, although I'm not sure I'd give the AK31 a "10."
Computer Scientists Boycott US Over Digital Copyright Law
Bully for them! Protecting the masses from tyranny: programmers / freedom fighters.
Piranha Found in Lake Near San Francisco?
Editor better watch his toes.
Young Shark Attack Victim Continues to Slowly Recover
Rescuer an inspiring story of heroism.
Fusion Power One Step Closer
San Diego team doubles plasma pressure.
July 23rd, 2001
Intel's Q2 Conference Call Transcript
Mad Mike's Take on Intel-AMD
A deadly embrace?
July 22nd, 2001
SocketA.com: Epox 8KHA Review
Chris likes this VIA KT266 motherboard.
July 21st, 2001
LostCircuits: IWill KD266 Review
Looks to be a decent overclocker.
July 20th, 2001
I have been able to look at site statistics for the first time this week and it appears that the counter at the bottom of the page is off far more than I had expected. In fact, just the number of unique visitors to VHJ is over 25% greater than the total hits that the counter is registering. The success is humbling and unexpected. Thank you, and we'll do our best to continually improve the site.
Anti-Windows Product Activation Petition
Jerry just sent in the link to this worthwhile cause. I hope to write more about WPA's invasiveness next week.
Mike Magee smacks around Intel/Rambus document.
Blue Men Dead?
A tearless funeral.
nForce Prices Pop Up
Xbit says 420 parts to cost $90-$95.
July 19th, 2001
VIA's Matthew Near
So says the inquirer.
High Perfomance DDR DIMMS
LostCircuits posts meaty article on DDR technology.
July 18th, 2001
AMDZone Has Isonics News
Isotopically pure silicon-28 AMD chips a go. Will allow cooler computing.
July 17th, 2001
BIOS Guide Update
LostCircuits has updated their famous BIOS guide to include ALi MAGiK 1 and VIA KT266 info.
July 16th, 2001
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