Monday, May 30, 2005
How about not even to install them with Windows ?
nLite is a GUI for permanent Windows component removal by your choice. After removal there is an option to make bootable image ready for burning on cd or testing in virtual machines. With nLite you will be able to have Windows installation which on install doesn't include, or even contain on cd, unwanted components."
Friday, May 27, 2005
Thursday, May 26, 2005
TestDisk was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally erasing your Partition Table)."
It seems not. Today, the MPAA, FBI and U.S. Customs announced the siezure and criminal prosecution of EliteTorrents.org. While today's news appeared grim for BitTorrent fans, there appears to be a silver lining.
The much anticipated BitTorrent search engine is now functioning on BitTorrent.com. Although earlier reports indicated it would not be ready for two weeks, it appears to be fully operational.
Unlike traditional search features associated with BitTorrent trackers, the search engine crawls the web for torrent files. Whether a torrent file is indexed by a tracker or not is irrelevant. The search engine is designed to efficiently crawl the web and find torrent files regardless of their location.
It appears the search engine is working reasonably well, considering the amount of traffic is must be receiving at the moment. The search engine is no doubt still in testing phases, so search queries may perform slowly."
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
A node that would like to join the net must first go through a bootstrap process. In this phase, the node needs to know the IP address of another node (obtained from the user, or from a stored list) that is already participating in the Kademlia network. If the bootstrapping node has not yet participated in the network, it computes a random ID number that is not already assigned to any other node. It uses this ID until leaving the network.
The Kademlia algorithm is based on the calculation of the 'distance' between two nodes. This distance is computed as the exclusive or of the two node IDs, taking the result as an integer number.
This 'distance' does not have anything to do with geographical conditions, but designates the distance within the ID range. Thus it can and does happen that, for example, a node from Germany and one from Australia are 'neighbours'.
Information within Kademlia is stored in so called 'values', every value being attached to a 'key'.
When searching for some key, the algorithm explores the network in several steps, each step approaching closer to the searched-for key, until the contacted node returns the value, or no more closer nodes are found. The number of nodes contacted during the search is only marginally dependent on the size of the network: If the number of participants in the net doubles in number, then a user's node must query only one more node per search, not twice as many.
Further advantages are found particularly in the decentralized structure, which clearly increases the resistance against a denial of service attack. Even if a whole set of nodes are flooded, this will have limited effect on network availability, which will recover itself by knitting the network around these 'holes'."
These solid-state disk (SSD) Flash-based drives will also provide faster access to data, at about two-and-a-half times the speed of current notebook hard drives. In tests, Samsung was able to read data at 57 megabytes per second (MBps) and write at 32MBps."
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Locating the torrents, however, requires finding host sites. And while Cohen himself has not been a target of government or the film and music industries' piracy watchdogs, some operators of Web sites hosting tracker files have been forced to shut down.
Users of the BitTorrent search engine should have an easier time finding the torrent files, wherever they are.
'The goal is to get every single torrent on the Internet indexed,' Cohen said."
Monday, May 23, 2005
Trac uses a minimalistic approach to web-based software project management. Our mission; to help developers write great software while staying out of the way. Trac should impose as little as possible on a team’s established development process and policies.
All aspects of Trac have been designed with one single goal, to simplify tracking and communication of software issues, enhancements and monitoring overall progress."
Friday, May 20, 2005
Thursday, May 19, 2005
In the first place, it is outlined the need to develop much more efficient tools to search information to accompany the increase of devices used by the user to save information. Considering the universal trend of migration to the digital information, its organizing in a structure which is easy to consult and to administer becomes a priority for software producers.
According to this concept developed by Ballmer, the online search engines represent the key points of the future technology, and the leader in this domain, none other than Google, is destined to perish in less than five years. These predictions belong exclusively to Microsoft’s CEO who sounds a little like Bill Gates making announcing iPod’s death."
Suppose you bought a television station, you could broadcast your progamming to everyone in a 50 mile radius. Now suppose the population of your town tripled. How much more does it cost you to broadcast to 3 times as many people? Nothing. The same is not true of the Web. If you own a website and you publish your latest video on it, as popularity increases, so does your bandwidth bill! Sometimes by a lot! However, thanks to BitTorrent the website owner gets almost near-broadcast economics on the web by harnessing the unused upstream bandwidth of his/her users.
In prior versions of BitTorrent, publishing was a 3 step process. You would:
- Create a '.torrent' file -- a summary of your file which you can put on your blog or website
- Create a 'tracker' for that file on your webserver so that your downloaders can find each other
- Create a 'seed' copy of your download so that your first downloader has a place to download from
Many of you have blogs and websites, but dont have the resources to set up a tracker. In the new version, we've created an optional 'trackerless' method of publication. Anyone with a website and an Internet connection can host a BitTorrent download!
While it is called trackerless, in practice it makes every client a lightweight tracker. A clever protocol, based on a Kademlia distributed hash table or 'DHT', allows clients to efficiently store and retrieve contact information for peers in a torrent.
When generating a torrent, you can choose to utilize the trackerless system or a traditional dedicated tracker. A dedicated tracker allows you to collect statistics about downloads and gives you a measure of control over the reliability of downloads. The trackerless system makes no guarantees to reliability but requires no resources of the publisher. The trackerless system is not consulted when downloading a traditionally tracked torrent.
Although still in Beta release, the trackerless version of BitTorrent, and the latest production version are available at http://www.bittorrent.com/"
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
The first machine on the market with a Cell processor will steal the performance crown from the PC, probably permanently, but PCs have seen much bigger and better competition in the past and have pushed it aside every time. In part 4 I explain why the PC has always won and why the Cell may have the capacity to finally defeat it.
In part 5 I wrap it up with a conclusion and list of references. If you don't want to read all the details in parts 1 and 2 I give a short overview of the Cell architecture."
Monday, May 16, 2005
Multiple Servers can access a common disk storage system eliminating wasted captive storage and greatly simplifying system backup and restoration.
With EtherDrive the storage pool can be expanded easily with simple Ethernet connections. Storage array performance is limited only by the number of disks configured for striping or RAID and the speed of the Ethernet connection at the Server."
Saturday, May 14, 2005
Friday, May 13, 2005
Thursday, May 12, 2005
ABC News is running a story that self-replicating robots are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Scientists at Cornell University have created small robots that can build copies of themselves. Here is a movie demonstrating the self-replication process. And the paper that will be published in Thursdays issue of Nature
and installation instructions, known
issues and frequently asked questions for the Firefox
1.0.4 release. Please read these notes and the
bug filing instructions before reporting any bugs to Bugzilla."
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
The development is slowly moving on but not freeze!
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Monday, May 09, 2005
It’s still definitely open source. We may make some proprietary applications in the future, but in terms of the core, useful BitTorrent functionality, it will remain open source."