Links for 2011-08-25
But in many situations, an IP address isn’t personally identifying at all. When it traces back to a router that connects to many computers at a library, cafe, university, or to an open wireless network, VPN or Tor exit relay used by any number of people, an IP address alone doesn’t identify the sender of a specific message. And because of pervasive problems like botnets and malware, suspect IP addresses increasingly turn out to be mere stepping stones for the person actually „using” the computer—a person who is nowhere nearby.
IT departments are littered with SEPs because they make the whole tangled mess the average beleaguered IT manager has to deal with more workable. The politically astute sometimes call them “knowledge domains”, or “fields of expertise”, otherwise known as silos.
Aber woher kommt dieser Trend zum Maskulinum? Nun, die semantisch motivierte Genuswahl, bei der einem Lehnwort das Genus der deutschen Entsprechung (oder des am nächsten verwandten deutschen Wortes) verpasst wird, ist nur eine von zwei Strategien. Die andere ist phonologisch: Das Lehnwort erhält das Genus eines lautlich verwandten Wortes. Das Wort Blog ist nun lautlich identisch mit dem Wort Block, beide werden [blɔk] ausgesprochen. Und Block ist ein Maskulinum. Je stärker die ursprüngliche semantische Verwandschaft zwischen Blog und Logbuch also in Vergessenheit gerät, desto mehr setzt sich die phonologisch motivierte Genuszuweisung durch.
Atom heart motherboard - As physical limits bite, electronic engineers must build ever cleverer transistorsEvery time transistors shrink, they get closer to the point where they can shrink no further—for if the law continues on its merry way, transistors will be the size of individual silicon atoms within two decades.
More to the point, they have already shrunk to a size where every atom counts. Too few atoms can cause their insulation to break down, or allow current to leak to places it is not supposed to be because of a phenomenon called quantum tunnelling, in which electrons vanish spontaneously and reappear elsewhere. Too many atoms of the wrong sort, though, can be equally bad, interfering with a transistor’s conductivity. Engineers are therefore endeavouring to redesign transistors yet again, so that Dr Moore’s prediction can remain true a little longer.
Chinese accidentally show off cyberwar capability - We thought they didn’t do that sort of thing | TechEyeThe Chinese government may have accidentally revealed how it secretly engages in cyber warfare.
Despite the fact that it denies that it does launch cyber attacks, a somewhat dull piece of military propaganda was screened on television which showed a Chinese military university engaged in cyberwarfare against the United States.
According to a new filing, Samsung has opposed the preliminary injunction Apple filed for in early July. It claims that Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 flick „2001: A Space Odyssey” and episodes of the British kids show „The Tomorrow People” both have designs similar to the iPad. The 2001 clip looks like it is running Android.
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