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Sunday wrapup: 10K visitors and two interviews

Have to admit, when I launched blog on October 13th, I had no idea that it will take less than a month to reach more than 10,000 visits to the site. Without any ads or talking around, the site is holding steady between 400 and 600 visitors daily, and the number is continuously growing. This is quite a promising information, and I am glad that more and more of you are coming to this blog – I had some issues with updating this past week, mostly due to relocation of stuff from Mountain House to San Francisco, and later trip to Croatia (flew on Wednesday

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A big thank you: 6K visitors, Top 1000 F@H Team

The last hour of Friday, October 31st brought two milestones for this blog and myself personally: blog passed 6000 visitor mark, almost 800 came to visit the site today. I started this blog with a goal of reaching 5000 page impressions by the end of the month, and that goal has been surpassed by a cool thousand. My goal for November is to attract 10,000 visitors in a single month, so I hope the content will be good enough and that the goal will be reached. There are already several big stories in the pipeline for next week, so I hope I will be able

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COMMENT ON ZAGREB KILLINGS: If I could only write good news…

… as you can see by the title of my blog, I wanted to focus on the bright side of this industry. This does not mean to blindly follow what marketing writes, but exactly the opposite – and sadly, I had to be interrupted. At 6:25PM, car bomb killed mr. Ivo Pukanic and mr. Niko Franic. Ivo was founder and owner of Nacional Media Group (NCL), while Niko was director of marketing and a sad collateral in this act of terrorism. As of tonight, several good friends of mine have been put under police protection as a consequence of yesterday’s car bombing which took lifes

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Apple, Companies, Hardware, Memory & Storage Space, VR World

YES – Somebody finally made a decent Blu-ray burner!

I’ve just received word from Woodstock, IL – and this press release is something that I’ve just had to share, because the words that came out of my mouth were “Finally, darn it!” Karen Thomas sent me an e-mail with press release containing the title “OWC ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY’S FIRST BLU-RAY EXTERNAL DRIVES WITH “QUAD INTERFACE”. Now, naturally, my comment for this spinning paper (press release) would be the bin, but this device actually has some true muscle. OWC Mercury Pro is external Blu-ray burner, but it features e-SATA port. Yep, you’ve read it correctly – it does come with FireWire 400 and 800, USB 2.0,

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Business, VR World

AirLive introduces high-range USB adapter (finally!)

If you’re pissed (politically correct statement: disappointed) with the pathetic Wi-Fi range your notebook provides, there are two things that you are going to do: a)    Throw your old notebook out and ask for MacBook Pro or Lenovo StinkPad b)    Get an USB adapter with an antenna If you’re outta finances to buy a new notebook that has dual-antennas and is able to enhance the reception on its own (for instance, I own HP’s tabletPC – tx1000 – and it has a single sucky antenna), option B is most likely. The number of Wi-Fi USB adapters on the market is huge, but there are only

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3D, Hardware, Software Programs, VR World

Folding@Home team update, new stats page ;)

I’ve been a fan of distributed computing since late 1990s, with SETI@Home running on every computer that I ever had. However, the real attractive proposition to me was running distributed computing applications on graphics cards. GPUs are much more efficient in stream computing than any CPU you could find, and I’ve tried DC apps on computers with DEC Alpha, Intel Pentium onwards, AMD K6-II onwards etc etc., but biggest jump in performance was Folding@Home on ATI Radeon X1800XTX graphics card. With the launch of this blog and the new website, I’ve decided to launch a new group, number 69864. Current name is the name of

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Business, Internet, VR World

The fastest growing FTTH market: US of A

Recently, I received a report from TXP Corporation about the growth of FTTH (Fiber To The Home) market in the North America. According to their report, US now has 3.3 million households that have access to the fastest Internet connection (25, 50 Mbps) in the North America. In the report, it states that the number of installed FTTH households grew by 33% between Q4’07 and Q1’08, with continuous growth between Q1’08 and Q2’08, and same pattern even increasing in Q3. Well, it was about time. I’ve checked these claims with my friends over at Verizon and who’d knew, US is actually moving to become a

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Business, VR World

VP of networking company sees no future for WiMAX as we know it

In a presentation given by Dr. Albert Yeh, VP of OvisLink Corporation, some harsh words were spoken on the upcoming network standards. OvisLink Corporation is mostly known as the umbrella company for the AirLive brand, progressive networking brand that is gaining a lot of ground on emerging markets, thanks to innovative products such as WMU-6500FS, device more know as the pr0n box, “smart” hard drive enclosure that includes integrated BitTorrent, iTunes, e-Donkey and similar clients. Getting back on the subject, main aspect of the presentation was put on manufacturing ecologically sustainable devices. This should be achieved by using environmentally friendly and recycled materials. Talking about

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OCZ’s brain thingie is going 64-bit… finally

When OCZ Technology launched somewhat revolutionary gaming peripheral dubbed NIA (Neural Impulse Actuator), I could only find one flaw: lack of 64-bit drivers. From personal experience, running 32-bit Vista is nothing short of pain in that specific part of human body – I’ve been using 32-bit XP and 64-bit Vista dual boot since November 30, 2006. Yes, through all the horrid moments of not having Vista drivers for 8800GTX until late Q1’07. Starting today, NIA finally has 64-bit driver support. According to Dr. Michael Schuette, “The migration to the Vista 64 environment with the unified ver. 2.0 software suite required a complete recoding of the

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Time for earning season madness is here!

In the light of world economy going bonkers, we have entered two really interesting weeks. Intel will submit its Q3 results after the market closes on Tuesday, while AMD will follow suit on Thursday. I’ve received a preview for both companies from Wedbush Morgan Securities, and in this post you can read estimates researched by Patrick Wang and his assistant Michael Lucarelli. According to Wedbush Morgan, we can expect “weak 3Q results towards the lower end of guidance as the majority of semi companies have not pre-announced but were most likely impacted by the well-documented macro environment.” With global economy being in chaos, it is

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Welcome…

Introducing myself to the blogosphere…

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