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  • Oh, that big 1982 Siberian explosion?

    02/03/2004 9:13:42 PM PST · by Valin · 77 replies · 9,333+ views
    WASHINGTON - Intelligence shortcomings, as we see, have a thousand fathers; secret intelligence triumphs are orphans. Here is the unremarked story of "the Farewell dossier": how a CIA campaign of computer sabotage resulting in a huge explosion in Siberia -- all engineered by a mild-mannered economist named Gus Weiss -- helped us win the Cold War. Weiss worked down the hall from me in the Nixon administration. In early 1974, he wrote a report on Soviet advances in technology through purchasing and copying that led the beleaguered president -- detente notwithstanding -- to place restrictions on the export of computers...
  • FPF 2005: P.A. Semi's PA6T-1682M System on a Chip

    10/24/2005 1:25:17 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies · 181+ views
    Real World Technologies ^ | 10-24-2005 | David Kanter
    Introduction Recently, the computer industry has struggled with power consumption and heat dissipation. Part of this was because architects had assumed that system builders and consumers would be willing to deal with 100W chips, in order to have the highest performance. While the general purpose computation market has been heating up, the embedded market has always been far more conscious of cost, heat, power and space. At the 2005 Fall Processor Forum, P.A. Semi, a three year old start up has come out of the shadows to present a brand new system on a chip (SOC) architecture for high...