- Researchers urge Google to let data fade away
Via Slashdot. The idea at its core is not entirely new, more of a slightly different tack than outright deleting, or “forgetting” data after a set time span. The attraction in this scheme, and hence increased possibility of Google and others exploring it, is that the data retains some value even as it degrades.
- A deeper look at the shift from clock performance to multiple cores
Via Hacker News. This is a pretty deep look into the end of performance gains driven by clock speed and the shift over to adding cores. Of course, the free lunch in the article’s title is the set of easy assumptions inherent in programming for essentially serial architectures. This resonates with the trend I’ve been following that demands that we crack the nut of how to effectively and safely programming concurrent systems.
- Build your own tablet for $400
- Filmmakers want a DMCA exemptions, which will be unlikely
- IBM’s question answering system
- Canadian bill proposes cell phone unlocking right