Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Trying to do a little housekeeping on some of my older Blogger posts. I have spent the interim creating and managing my main site which now resides at thetimchannel.com.

I'm going to try and reintegrate some of the older stuff in my main blog and perhaps use some of the Blogger sites I still have as subcategories. I'm still working out the kinks.


Monday, January 28, 2002

Salon.com Technology | Tech downturn doesn't slow H-1B visas Tech downturn doesn't slow H-1B visas

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Jan. 27, 2002 | SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) --
U.S. demand for visas to hire skilled foreign workers rose last year despite an economic downturn that prompted companies in various industries to lay off more than 1 million workers.
Why you can't find a decent job even with your specialized skillset.
U.S. companies and other groups applied for 342,035 H-1B work visas in 2001, up 14 percent from 2000, before the economy tumbled. The H-1B visa is a six-year visa used for bringing skilled foreign workers in sectors that have shortages of qualified U.S. workers. About half the H-1B visas the U.S. government grants each year are for computer related jobs. About half go to people from India. China is a far second.

Monday, January 07, 2002

Apple lays on the hype / Macworld to open after big build up Since Apple won't talk, everybody else will.
Rumors of the new product the Cupertino computer-maker plans to unveil when Macworld Expo 2002 kicks off today at San Francisco's Moscone Center have been flying all over gossip sites. Guesses range from a flat-panel iMac to a personal digital assistant to a G5 microchip.
The only hint that Apple Computer Inc. will give is that "This one is big, even by our standards," adding, "Count on being blown away."
Whatever that means.

Friday, January 04, 2002

Salon.com Books | The emotional machine So what would an intelligent car be like, for example?
Well, there may never be such a thing. But we used to have intelligent cars; they were called horses. And they used to know stuff that our cars don't know. They used to know where they lived and how to get home and how not to knock over people. Even how to refuel themselves. The amazing thing was that they could even make new cars. The intelligent car would be like a horse. Something that really enjoyed a good drive and prided itself on not knocking people down.

Thursday, December 20, 2001

Latest Windows versions vulnerable to unusually serious hacker attacks Latest Windows versions vulnerable to unusually serious hacker attacks

TED BRIDIS, Associated Press Writer Thursday, December 20, 2001

(12-20) 10:44 PST WASHINGTON (AP) --
Microsoft's newest version of Windows, billed as the most secure ever, contains several serious flaws that allow hackers to steal or destroy a victim's data files across the Internet or implant rogue computer software. The company released a free fix Thursday.
A Microsoft official acknowledged that the risk to consumers was unprecedented because the glitches allow hackers to seize control of all Windows XP operating system software without requiring a computer user to do anything except connect to the Internet.
This is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE coming from a company with the size, experience and resources of Microsoft, but why am I NOT SURPRISED!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2001

This Year Was the 2nd Hottest, Confirming a Trend, U.N. Says This Year Was the 2nd Hottest, Confirming a Trend, U.N. Says

GENEVA, Dec. 18 (AP) — The Earth's temperature in 2001 is expected to be the second highest in the 140 years that meteorologists have been keeping records, the United Nations weather agency said today.
"Temperatures are getting hotter, and they are getting hotter faster now than at any time in the past," said Michel Jarraud, deputy secretary general of the World Meteorological Organization.
Nine of the 10 warmest years since 1860 have occurred since 1990, the agency said, and temperatures are rising three times as fast as in the early 1900's.
Hmmmm. Maybe the sky really is falling? I'm sure my right wing friends and their RapeEarth First policy will be quick to point out that these facts are somehow an aberration of reality.

Thursday, December 06, 2001

Salon.com Technology | I am the broadband Bermuda Triangle I am the broadband Bermuda Triangle
Internet service providers beware: I have powers to invoke bankruptcy beyond the ken of mortal man.
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By Mike Masnick
Dec. 6, 2001 | I am the broadband Bermuda Triangle. Offer me a broadband connection, and your company is doomed to fail. If I even ask about your broadband service, start reading up on how to file for bankruptcy protection. Originally, I did not believe it was my fault, but after getting kicked off five different systems in the past 10 months, there is only one obvious factor in common: me.