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  • Hillary Health Horrors

    01/08/2016 4:43:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 74 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 8, 2016 | Matthew Vadum
    Hillary Health Horrors Medical experts raise red flags, question her claimed recovery from brain trauma. January 8, 2016 Matthew Vadum A traumatic brain injury Hillary Clinton suffered that she apparently never recovered from could render her unfit for the intense daily rigors of the presidency, a new report suggests. After the former secretary of state returned late to the stage following a commercial break in a Democratic presidential candidates' debate in New Hampshire last month, many observers picked up on an excuse that there was a long lineup for the bathroom that forced Clinton to return to the stage...
  • Cryptolocker ransomware has ´infected about 250,000 PCs´

    12/25/2013 6:51:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 133 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/25/13 | Leo Kelion
    A virulent form of ransomware has now infected about quarter of a million Windows computers, according to a report by security researchers. Cryptolocker scrambles users´ data and then demands a fee to unencrypt it alongside a countdown clock. Dell Secureworks said that the US and UK had been worst affected. It added that the cyber-criminals responsible were now targeting home internet users after initially focusing on professionals. The firm has provided a list of net domains that it suspects have been used to spread the code, but warned that more are being generated every day. Ransomware has existed since at...
  • Bloomberg Pledge $80,000 to Ubuntu Edge Campaign

    08/08/2013 5:46:49 PM PDT · by sitetest · 17 replies
    Techweek Europe ^ | August 8, 2013 | Steve McCaskill
    Bloomberg has become the first major corporate backer of the Ubuntu Edge, pledging $80,000 towards the project to build a crowdfunded smartphone, but this is unlikely to be enough to help Canonical reach its ambitious funding goal of $32 million (Ł20.8m). Canonical says the pledge is a huge boost for the company and other backers who want to get their hands on the world’s first “truly converged computing device”, but at the time of writing, the Ubuntu Edge has achieved just $8,544,097 of its target with just 14 days of fund raising left. Bloomberg has signed up for the ‘Enterprise...
  • When Windows XP Goes Away, HP Thinks Businesses Will Start Buying PCs Again

    06/15/2013 10:29:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 179 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/15/2013 | Kevin McLaughlin
    Microsoft was hoping Windows 8 would be such a hit with enterprises that they'd stop using Windows XP, an aging operating system that debuted in 2001. That hasn't happened, but HP thinks enterprises will have no choice but to upgrade to new PCs when Microsoft stops releasing security fixes for XP next April. "We think this will bring a big opportunity for HP," Enrique Lore, SVP and GM of HP's business PC unit, said in a press conference Monday on the eve of HP's Discover customer conference, as reported by Computerworld's Patrick Thibodeau. Lore said 40% to 50% of businesses...
  • July 9th, FBI Pulls Plug on Infected PC's (link to self-check)

    07/06/2012 8:49:36 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 31 replies
    PRWeb ^ | July 6, 2012 | Unknown
    On Monday, July 9th, the FBI will pull the plug on internet access to hundreds of thousands of computers infected with a malware Trojan known as DNSChanger. Even if your computer is clean, companies that have compromised systems in their network will be taken offline, hindering their ability to do business and possibly breaking their websites, in what many are referring to as “Internet Doomsday.”
  • Sick PCs should be banned from the net says Microsoft

    10/06/2010 12:08:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/6/10 | Staff
    Virus-infected computers that pose a risk to other PCs should be blocked from the net, a senior researcher at software giant Microsoft suggests. The proposal is based on lessons from public health, said Scott Charney of the firm's Trustworthy Computing team. It is designed to tackle botnets - networks of infected computers under the control of cybercriminals. Putting machines in temporary quarantine would stop the spread of a virus and allow it to be cleaned.
  • Weird iMac Problem, Any Ideas?

    08/03/2010 11:46:18 PM PDT · by Ronin · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Ronin | August 4, 2010 | Ronin
    I am at wits end here because of a problem when I run Windows XP on my iMac via bootcamp, so I am hoping some brainy FReeper can help me out. The problem is that the display dims immediately after I log in, and I can't find the controls to brighten it back up to normal. It's almost as if it is going into some sort of screen-saver mode. Note that there is absolutely no problem when I launch my spouse's profile or guest. It only happens when I log into my profile. And, it only happens when I am...
  • Funny Video of Little Girl Helping Mommy With Housework

    05/06/2010 10:02:19 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 9 replies · 745+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 5/1/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Every parent looks forward to the day when their young children will begin cleaning up after themselves. So keep that in mind as you watch this short video clip of a little girl helping her Mom in the Kitchen. Take a short break from the news and follow the link below for a cute video clip of the, Little Girl Helping Her Mom With Dishes.
  • Bill stops tax penalty for homebuying soldiers, other feds moving on orders

    11/27/2009 4:41:06 PM PST · by darrellmaurina · 1 replies · 438+ views
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 9/17/2009 | U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton, House Armed Services Committee Chairman
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 17, 2009) — Today, Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) joined Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. (R-N.C.), and 26 other members of the House of Representatives in introducing H.R. 3590, the “Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009.” This deficit-neutral legislation would amend the federal tax code to ensure military personnel can take full advantage of the first-time homebuyer tax credit. Current law requires first-time homebuyers who utilize the $8,000 tax credit created by the Recovery Act to repay the credit if they move from...
  • (Personal, Vanity) Looking for A Good Penguin

    05/23/2009 5:33:45 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 30 replies · 944+ views
    self ^ | 5-23-2009 | grey_whiskers
    This is a personal request, not an article. I'm looking for thoughts by FReepers who know what the hell they're talking about, not flamewars. I have a Mac (love it) and a Windows (XP, whatever the latest service pack is). Have the following questions. 1) I want to do backups of the Mac. What is a good website or source (explicit page reference!) to the Time Machine utility? 1a) Where can I find the logfile to see who is attempting to access my Mac? (The PC has several anti-virus products and firewalls on it already.) 2) I want to do...
  • Two monitors, twice the fun - Feature

    02/27/2009 10:33:26 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies · 1,914+ views
    earthtimes ^ | 28 Feb 2009 | DPA
    Think about how much time you spend switching from one application to another, searching for windows that are hidden behind other windows, or opening and re-opening applications. It adds up. And depending upon the type of work you do, it can add up to a lot - a lot of frustration and a lot of lost productivity. The solution may be to add a second monitor. With today's PCs, adding another monitor to your setup is fairly easy, and the advantages are manifold. Not only will you be able to give an entire application - such as your e-mail program...
  • Iraqi Girls' School Gets Computers, Internet Service

    03/14/2008 4:13:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 251+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Stacy Niles, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq, March 14, 2008 – Their school’s infrastructure may be behind the times, but education has been thrust into the modern era at an Iraqi school for girls. Army Sgt. Amanda Timmer of the Wasit Provincial Reconstruction Team in Iraq, talks with students at the Kut Girls Secondary School after the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Internet center March 10, 2008. The center features 10 new computers and furniture. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stacy Niles, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Thanks to the Wasit Provincial Reconstruction Team, the Kut Girls Secondary School...
  • Leopard Hacked to Run on PCs

    10/30/2007 11:02:18 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies · 70+ views
    PCWorld ^ | Monday, October 29, 2007 9:00 AM PDT | Jonny Evans, Macworld
    The OSx86 Scene forum is offering full instructions on how to install the newest Mac OS on Windows PCs.The cat and mouse game between hackers and Apple takes another move, with news that Apple's new Leopard operating system has already been successfully installed on Windows PCs. The OSx86 Scene forum has released details of how Windows users can migrate to Apple's new OS, without investing in new hardware -- even though installing Leopard on an PC may be counter to Apple's terms and conditions.
  • New Computer Help

    09/02/2007 12:44:29 PM PDT · by hc87 · 60 replies · 577+ views
    I need some help with a new computer purchase. I'm going to be replacing my almost seven year old computer (1 gz Athlon processor) and would like some advice from Freepers who know PCs. My general philosophy on PC purchases over the years has been to invest in a higher-end processor in a new computer and then plan to do mid-life upgrades on other components over the years. I've had great luck with my HP Pavilion and probably will look first at an HP mail order custom build, starting with one of their media center PCs. That being said, I...
  • Laptops make up two thirds of PC sales

    12/19/2006 8:18:44 PM PST · by jdm · 21 replies · 456+ views
    Tech Spot ^ | Dec 19, 2006 | Justin Mann
    We all know that notebooks are quickly overtaking PCs in terms of deployed numbers, but just how fast are people adopting them? With a significant rise in notebook sales this year, some are putting the notebook to PC ratio figure at over two thirds when it comes to sales: About 65 percent of all PCs sold at the stores surveyed by Current Analysis--Best Buy, Radio Shack, Circuit City, CompUSA and Staples--were notebooks, said Sam Bhavnani, an analyst with the firm. Last year, the mix was about half and half between notebooks and desktops. What does this mean for the future...
  • The 25 Greatest PCs of All Time (long)

    08/11/2006 3:09:45 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 26 replies · 571+ views
    Yahoo News/PC World ^ | Fri Aug 11, 4:00 AM ET | The Editors of PC World
    The 25 Greatest PCs of All Time The Editors of PC World Fri Aug 11, 4:00 AM ET IBM's first PC, announced on August 12, 1981, was far from the first personal computer--but when it arrived, there was near-universal agreement that it was likely to be a landmark machine. It was. And 25 years later, it still ranks among the most significant computers ever. Like the IBM Personal Computer, Model 5150, the greatest systems have always had ambitions to boldly go where no computer has gone before. Without these innovative machines, the PC revolution would have been a lot less...well,...
  • New Washers, Dryers Send Messages to PCs

    07/23/2006 8:18:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies · 233+ views
    AP ^ | Saturday July 22, 11:52 pm ET | Greg Bluestein
    ATLANTA (AP) -- The technology behind cleaning clothes has spun through more than a few cycles over the last century, from clunky hand-cranked machines to today's gleaming appliances that can detect a load's size and even how much grime is ground into the fabric. Soon, those who delight in living the clean life could be awash in an even newer twist. Washers and dryers that link wirelessly to Internet-connected home networks are being tested by consumers who are receiving updates on their dirty laundry via cell phones, computers and TV sets. Messages not only indicate when a wash is complete...
  • To Jog Your Memory: You Overpaid For PCs

    04/26/2006 9:11:01 PM PDT · by CAWats · 57 replies · 1,668+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/26/2006 | James Detar
    The curtain has yet to fall on one of the most flagrant price fixing conspiracies in U.S. history — one that likely caused you to pay more for PCs and other products. The U.S. Department of Justice over the last two-plus years charged four memory chip companies, and 12 high-level managers with these companies, with conspiring to fix prices. All the companies and individuals indicted have pleaded guilty. While it won't say whether it will file more charges, the DOJ does confirm that its investigation remains ongoing. The biggest issues outstanding might well be how the case will affect the...
  • Book by Army spouse helps families enjoy moving

    04/25/2006 4:31:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 306+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Apr 24, 2006 | Fonda R. Bock
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 24, 2006) – It can leave a person overwhelmed with stress and anxiety, but military families must endure it over and over – moving. One Army spouse claims she’s developed techniques that relieve some of the stress and make moving enjoyable. “It’s time to take a different look at PCSing,” said Sandee Payne, a freelance organizer and decorator who has relocated seven times in 10 years to follow her husband’s military career. “From now on, think of it as your ‘positive change of surroundings.’” Payne has compiled her hard-earned knowledge into “That Military House: Move...
  • Dell's Google software test may hurt Microsoft

    02/08/2006 4:31:36 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 445+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 8, 2006 | Bloomberg
    Dell is testing software from Google and may distribute the programs on its PCs, a move that would be a blow to Microsoft. The test includes a Google-powered Dell home page, Google desktop search and Google Toolbar, Dell spokesman Jess Blackburn said Tuesday. He declined to discuss a possible deal. An agreement would underpin efforts by Google, the top Internet search engine, to expand beyond search and may threaten Microsoft's biggest businesses. Microsoft is building search into the next version of its Windows operating system and creating links to online versions of popular programs to woo users of rival services...
  • Vanity : Bud & Lou on Computers

    07/30/2005 4:49:54 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 22 replies · 2,279+ views
    received on grey_whiskers' email | 7-30-2005 | grey_whiskers
    If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, "Who's on first?" might have turned out something like this: COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTT ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you? COSTELLO: Thanks. I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer. ABBOTT: Mac? COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou. ABBOTT: Your computer? COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one. ABBOTT: Mac? COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou. ABBOTT: What about Windows? COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here? ABBOTT: Do...
  • Firefox downloaded 75 million times

    07/26/2005 8:27:57 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 11 replies · 520+ views
    CNet ^ | 7/26/2005 | Paul Festa
    As it marked the 75 millionth download of its Firefox Web browser, the Mozilla Foundation said it was expanding in several directions. The foundation's open-source e-mail reader, Thunderbird, is approaching its 10 millionth download. Mozilla's browser for small devices, Minimo, reached a milestone, as a prerelease version appeared with tabs, a bookmark manager and RSS feeds. The Mozilla staff itself has quadrupled during the past six months, to 40 employees. "We're beefing up the management on the project," said Chris Hofmann, whose title at Mozilla is in flux since the foundation hired another director of engineering. "The project is still...
  • Qualcomm co-founder: No tax dollars for Wi-Fi

    07/26/2005 4:04:49 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 49 replies · 746+ views
    CNet ^ | 7/26/2005 | Anne Broache
    Municipalities should leave the task of building Wi-Fi networks in the private sector's hands, the co-founder of Qualcomm said Tuesday. "I don't think there's a ban required," Irwin Mark Jacobs, who recently retired as the company's CEO and now serves as its chairman, said during a luncheon speech here at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "But if I were voting in a municipality, I think I would not vote in favor of using tax funds to go ahead and compete with commercial services that are available and that are rapidly improving." Many municipalities are getting into the business "without realizing...
  • Security holes add up in second quarter

    07/25/2005 9:12:04 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 1 replies · 226+ views
    CNet ^ | 7/25/2005 | Dinesh C. Sharma
    More than 422 new Internet security holes were found during the second quarter, according to data released Monday by the SANS Institute. This represents an increase of 10.8 percent compared with the number found in the first quarter, and a jump of 20 percent compared with the second quarter of last year, the institute said in its quarterly report. If companies and individuals don't take corrective action, the agency warned, their systems could be used by remote hackers for identity theft, industrial espionage, and distribution of spam and pornography. In order to be included on the quarterly list, the vulnerabilities...
  • Major Firefox release delayed

    07/21/2005 12:07:12 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 3 replies · 212+ views
    CNet ^ | 7/21/2005 | Ingrid Marson
    The next version of Firefox has been delayed for a few months, the Mozilla Foundation confirmed Thursday. Earlier Mozilla stated on its Web site that the next major release of Firefox, called version 1.1, would be released in July. But on Wednesday, lead Firefox engineer Ben Goodger updated the group's roadmap to indicate that the next major release would now not be until after August. Adding new features to the open-source browser has taken "a bit longer than initially expected", according to Tristan Nitot, the president of Mozilla Europe. The next release will now be called Firefox 1.5 as it...
  • Mozilla: IE 7 to boost Firefox growth

    07/19/2005 11:13:35 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 60 replies · 1,334+ views
    CNet ^ | 7/19/2005 | Ingrid Marson
    The Mozilla Foundation is expecting to see a surge in interest in the Firefox browser from enterprise users once Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 7 next year. IE 7, which will be available in beta this summer, will not be available to users of Windows 2000. Asa Dotzler, the community coordinator at the Mozilla Foundation, said Tuesday that he hopes to attract many corporate Windows 2000 users to the Firefox browser, since they will be unable to take advantage of the improvements in IE 7. "We have high hopes that we'll do better and better in (the enterprise) space with Windows...
  • HP to slash approximately 15,000 jobs

    07/17/2005 7:25:23 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 33 replies · 837+ views
    CNet ^ | 7/16/2005 | Dawn Kawamoto and Michael Singer
    Hewlett-Packard officials worked over the weekend to finalize the size of the layoffs, which will come within 5 percent of the previously targeted 15,000 positions, according to a source close to the company. IT, sales and services will be among the areas particularly hit, although the sweeping cuts will be felt throughout the company, according to the source. The move to cut more than $1 billion a year in costs during the next two years marks one of the most significant initiatives Mark Hurd, HP's chief executive, has launched since his arrival less than four months ago from NCR. "Almost...
  • Public Broadband Hits Speed Bumps

    07/15/2005 6:47:12 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 24 replies · 674+ views
    Yahoo News/PCWorld ^ | 7/15/2005 | Tom Spring,
    Imagine if your town decided to provide low-cost, high-speed Internet access much as it does other public services. Now picture your regional cable and DSL providers suing to stop your town from doing so. That's what happened to North Kansas City, Missouri, when it announced plans to build a fiber-optic network that would compete with local DSL provider SBC. Before North Kansas City could break ground on the project, cable giant Time Warner Cable asked a Missouri federal court to block the city's efforts. That came as bad news to local business owners like attorney Brian Hall, who was disappointed...
  • Dell without a 'Care' in the world

    07/13/2005 5:11:44 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 49 replies · 1,306+ views
    CNet ^ | 7/13/2005 | Michael Singer
    Dell's customers are lamenting about the company shutting down the Customer Care message boards that have long been part of its Dell Community Forum, with some wondering about Dell's service commitment. The moderated message boards, which allowed Dell customers to post and reply to questions about general order support, rebate status, warranty information or invoice questions, were shut down July 8. The company notified customers of the change on Monday with a posted message that referred customers to Dell's Order Status Web site or its online chat feature that promises to link consumers with a Dell Customer Care representative. Longtime...
  • E-Mail Users Losing Money to Online Scams

    07/13/2005 6:32:49 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 51 replies · 880+ views
    Yahoo/IDG News Service ^ | 7/13/2005 | Johan Bostrom
    Nine percent of U.S. Internet users have lost money on e-mail scams, according to a survey of 791 users conducted by market research firm The Radicati Group. The study was conducted online in April and commissioned by Mirapoint, a vendor of e-mail appliances that block spam and viruses. "We didn't expect it to be nine percent, we expected it to be a lot lower than that," says Marcel Nienhuis, a senior analyst with Radicati. Nienhuis defines an e-mail scam as "any e-mail whose intent is to trick somebody out of money." The survey, however, left it up to respondents to...
  • Migrating files from PCs getting easier

    06/14/2005 3:25:00 PM PDT · by kerrywearsbotox · 25 replies · 1,112+ views
    United Press International ^ | June 14, 2005 | Gene Koprowski
    Chicago, IL, Jun. 14 (UPI) -- Transferring software applications and files from old PCs to new ones is getting easier, because developers both in the United States and Europe are debuting new software and services to move content from one hard drive to another, experts told United Press International. Up to now, most of the transfer of data and content has been done manually, at a cost that has been increasing by 30 percent per year, and at a time when companies are attempting to rein in IT costs, said Simon Yates, senior analyst at Forrester Research in Boston, a...
  • Britney Spears Ranked Top Virus Celebrity

    06/14/2005 7:05:39 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 8 replies · 541+ views
    Yahoo/IDG News Service ^ | 6/13/2005 | Robert McMillan
    Pop singer Britney Spears has edged out Bill Gates as the celebrity most commonly associated with malicious software distributed via e-mail, according to data released today from security software company Panda Software. Researchers combed through the seven years of virus-laden messages stored in Panda's malware database to determine which celebrities most often had their names involuntarily used in association with malicious spam. Rounding out the top five in Panda's "celebrity virus ranking," were Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, and Osama Bin Laden.SNIPThe top ten list of celebrity virus rankings (in descending order) is: Britney Spears, Bill Gates, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Osama Bin...
  • Online Gamer Sentenced to Death for Murder

    06/09/2005 9:00:48 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 7 replies · 559+ views
    Yahoo/IDG News Service ^ | 6/9/2005 | Peter Sayer
    A Shanghai man was sentenced to death this week after a dispute over ownership of a virtual sword in an online game led to a real-life slaying. Shanghai Number 2 Intermediate People's Court gave online gamer Qiu Chengwei the death sentence with a two-year reprieve after he slew another player, Zhu Caoyuan, last October, according to a report published this week in the official newspaper China Daily. As long as Qiu behaves well in prison and is not found to have committed other crimes, his sentence will be commuted to life imprisonment, and he may only serve 15 years, the...
  • AMD Unveils Dual-Core Chips for Desktops

    05/31/2005 11:15:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 100 replies · 1,732+ views
    My Way News ^ | May 31 | MATTHEW FORDAHL
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) is launching its first PC microprocessors with two computing engines on a single chip Tuesday, further expanding its product line with a technology that's expected to be a major driver of PC performance for years to come. The four chips to be announced Tuesday at the Computex trade show in Taiwan are targeted at high-end personal computers used for advanced tasks such as creating or editing digital media. In April, AMD introduced dual-core chips for servers and workstations. AMD's announcement of the Athlon 64 X2 comes less than a week...
  • Do we owe it all to the hippies?

    05/13/2005 7:35:08 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 90 replies · 2,668+ views
    C-Net ^ | 5/13/2005 | Charles Cooper
    The '60s represent many things to many people, but did that same era of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll also inspire the revolution in personal computing? That remains an unconventional reading of contemporary history. You could just as easily argue that heavy investment in military research was the moving force. Same goes for pro-market tax policies. But a generation of pot smokers and draft dodgers? Needless to say, it has the makings of a feisty barroom debate. Still, don't dismiss the argument out of hand. In fact, Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand made a convincing try a decade...
  • Hackers Use Web Sites, Ads to Infect PCs

    11/24/2004 8:07:41 PM PST · by crushelits · 26 replies · 1,281+ views ^ | Tuesday, November 23, 2004 | Brian Krebs
    Hackers co-opted several popular Web sites including over the weekend, using them to infect thousands of computers with a virus that can be used to steal passwords, bank accounts and other personal information. Displaying an increasingly sophisticated approach to online theft, the hackers gained control of a German online advertising services firm and served up thousands of Internet ads designed to send visitors to one of several Web sites where the hackers had installed the virus. Hackers also can use the virus to plant programs on victims' computers that send out spam, flood monitors with pop-up advertising or...
  • PC sales surge beats expectations

    10/15/2003 3:27:35 PM PDT · by ArcLight · 5 replies · 123+ views
    IDC | 10/15/2003
    Worldwide PC shipments of 38.4 million were up 15.7% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2003, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker, as notebooks continued to drive demand. The United States and Europe were particularly hot, with growth of 16.1% and 17.5% respectively. While demand in Asia was in line with forecasts of roughly 10% growth, the strong showing in the U.S. and Europe boosted worldwide growth ahead of forecasts by roughly 5% from projections of 10.4%. "We continue to see phenomenal growth in portables," said Loren Loverde, director of IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. "Consumers in particular have...
  • Ads Ape Apple's Air Guitarists

    08/09/2003 3:38:15 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 298+ views
    wired news ^ | Aug. 09, 2003 | Danit Lidor
    <p>A potbellied, middle-aged man stands against a white background. He's listening to a portable music device and singing The Who's classic "My Generation" out loud. Change the channel. A stout, middle-aged woman stands against a white background. She's listening to a portable music device and singing the Sugarhill Gang classic "Rapper's Delight."</p>
  • ‘Stop movement’ orders halt PCS moves

    01/10/2003 4:11:04 PM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies · 240+ views
    Army Times ^ | January 10, 2003 | By Jim Tice and Jane McHugh
    <p>The Army is issuing stop-movement orders that suspend personal change of station moves, temporary duty assignments and normal rotations for tens of thousands of soldiers.</p> <p>Details of the stop-movement — who it affects, the exact number and who might be exempted— were to be outlined in a MILPER message that had not been released at press time Jan. 10.</p>