Show of 8-3-2002

  • Virtual Tour Going Up on Stratford Website
  • Experiences with a Low Cost Digital Camera
    • Olympus D-370 (1.3M Pixels, 128k SmartMedia, No Zoom)
    • Getting Prints (from Price Club and others)
      • Any media can be used (SmartMedia, CompactFlash, MemoryStick, CD, Floppy)
      • 4 X 6 prints are 20 cents each at Price Club with one-hour delivery
    • Night Shots and Color Correction were surprisingly good
    • 4 x 6 Prints look as good as film
  • Cellular Phone Technology
  • AOL Under Investigation
    • Stock swaps make to boost revenue
    • While Time-Warner merger was being negotiated
  • NIST Issues Wireless Security Draft Report
  • DefCon 2002
  • GPS Systems are starting and ending boundary wars
    • Remote areas may see boundary revisions
    • GPS has dramatically lowered the cost of accurate surveys
    • Starting points for surveys are frequently brought into question
    • Jurisdictions using this to get more tax revenue when a shift in in their advantage
    • GPS is a system 24 satellites designed for targeting weapons and tracking troops
    • May 2000 Clinton ordered Pentagon to stop scrambling the signals. This lead the way to low cost GPS equipment
  • Highway LAN
    • Using 802.11b on a Road Trip
    • Linksys AP used to connect other autos in caravan
    • 350W DC to AC converter used for power
    • Cell phone link to Internet (either 14.4k or 144k)
  • Asynchronous Computers Gaining Ground
    • Called by some ?Computers without clocks?
    • More accurately called ?computers without central clocks?
    • Let different components operate a optimum speed with asynchronous communication
    • Clock propagation delays are increasingly difficult to handle in high speed computers
    • Sun Microsystems are major supporter
    • Techniques can be applied to grid computers
  • Internet Registry Giants Want ICANN Controlled by Commerce
    • Verisign and DENIC have asked Commerce Undersecretary Nancy Victory to rein in ICANN
    • These companies that control dot-com, dot-net, dot-ort, dot-de, and dot-uk
    • They recommend a lightweight ICANN
    • The groups want to be free from ICANN regulatory requirements
    • ICANN is becoming involved in prices, services delivery, and business practices of domain name companies
    • In another developemt, Verisign agreed to give up dot-org in exchange for more control over dot-com. Dot-org control is now under active bidding.
  • Internet Con Artist Jailed
    • Phillip Chapman and Amanda Warren were sentenced to 12 years jail terms
    • The Missouri circuit court issued these sentences for Internet auction fraud
    • Five years for bad checks and seven years for theft charges
    • The pair offered laptops and baseball card for sale on auction sites, took the money, and never delivered
  • White House Issues Call for New Internet Standards
    • Richard Clarke believes that Internet standards need to be updated to accommodate the new wireless security problems
    • Vint Cerf welcomed the invitation to rethink the entire Internet security problems created by wireless
  • McCain seeks bill to end broadband statemate in Senate
    • The Consumer Broadband Deregulation Act of 2002 would slash regulations restricting the ability of local phone companies to offer long distance broadband services to residential clients, but would not deregulate the business market
    • The problem is in the residential marketplace, not the business marketplace however.
    • Tausin-Dingle is stalled in the Senate by Commerce Committee Chairman ?Fritz? Hollings
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