Immigration Opinion of the Masses?

The following expression of how one Australian feels about immigration is well articulated and I believe is the opinion of most Canadians and Americans who have lived in these great countries for even a few years. It makes specific reference to Muslims because that is the ‘topic of the day’ but it applies equally to any immigrant group. Note that I am first generation Canadian and have several Muslim friends, all of whom embrace and…

Commodore Launches New Site, Logo, Image, Blog and Products

by Ian Matthews www.commodore.ca Commodore is revamping their site with new graphics and content and an overall reduced colour set ‘look’. Commodore scrapped the “new” italicized chicken head logo in favour of the original. You can see the new corporate site at www.commodore-int.com; an URL which promotes the “Commodore International” heritage. www.commodoreworld.net seems to be dead (although for now it redirects to the new URL). The new blog site is http://www.channel64.net/ which should be up…

Intels New Benchmarks: The Devil is in the Details

Intel released comprehensive set of comparison benchmarks for new Xeon and Core 2 processors. Like most, if not all, companies that produce benchmarks they are skewed to favour the new product. For instance on: http://www.intel.com/performance/server/xeon/database.htm you can see the the old single core Xeon is tested with 16GB of RAM, the 5000 series test server has 32GB RAM but the 5100 series test server has 64GB RAM. The Operteron is tested with only 32GB. That…

WOW!!! AMD, ATI Merge in $5.4 Billion Deal

BetaNews.com http://www.betanews.com/article/AMD_ATI_Merge_in_54_Billion_Deal/1153751660 AMD confirmed rumors Monday and said it was merging with graphics chipmaker ATI in a transaction worth $5.4 billion. The first computer systems that would take advantage of the strengths of the combined company will begin appearing in 2007, the company said. The merger will allow AMD to offer integrated processor and graphics solutions to its customers. By 2008, AMD plans to introduce new processor configurations that would integrate the CPU and graphics…

Yahoo! Sells, Advocates DRM-Free Music

“Jessica Simpson’s ‘A Public Affair’ will be sold on Yahoo! Music in MP3 format with no DRM attached. According to Yahoo! Music blog, this is a big deal for the major online music store: ‘As you know, we’ve been publicly trying to convince record labels that they should be selling MP3s for a while now. Our position is simple: DRM doesn’t add any value for the artist, label (who are selling DRM-free music every day…

4.1 GHz Dual Core at $130 – Can it be True?

TomsHardware.com http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/05/10/dual_41_ghz_cores/ ED: The following is a summary of a 45 page document with excellent detail and graphics …The basic stats for this insignificant-seeming budget processor read as follows: Pentium D 805 clocked at 2.66 GHz, equipped with two processor cores both with 64 bit support. At your friendly neighborhood retailer you can pick up this secret weapon for pocket change – right now, for example, it’s available at newegg.com for just under US$130. We…

Simple 2 Minute Instructional Video on How to Change Your Laptop LCD

MobilityGuru.com http://www.mobilityguru.com/2006/02/24/how_to_replace_a_broken_laptop_or_notebook_display/page2.html …I’d more or less stumbled across the Web site of a company named ScreenTek Limited a few weeks later. Their offerings certainly sounded tempting. For only $100, they would swap my old, damaged display for a gleaming new one. Other options included a new standard display for $362 or a high gloss display for only $50 more… …Armed only with a flathead and a Phillips-head screwdriver, I went to work. I unplugged the…

AMD’s quad-core CPU to consume dual-core power

TomsHardware http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/06/23/amd_quad_core_power/ Chicago (IL) – If AMD has its way, then Intel’s performance-per-watt leadership claim may be short lived: The first quad-core Opterons, due in 2007 will consume the same power as today’s dual-core processors, while AMD expects Intel to increase the power envelope when adding more cores. Intel will be dominating the headlines in tech publications early next week with the debut of a new architecture (“Core”) that is believed to not only increase…

Toshiba Sells HD-DVD Player at Half Price

TomsHardware.com http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/06/23/toshiba_hddvd/ El Segundo (CA) – The first generation of HD DVD players are priced 50% below their Blu-ray rivals. While it is no secret that the HD DVD camp is using a lower price to make up for feature disadvantages, a market research firm today reported that Toshiba in fact is taking a loss: The actual cost of the device may be 40% higher than the retail price… According to Isuppli, the bill of…

AMD To Build Worlds Largest CPU Fab in 2007

TomsHardware.com http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/06/25/amd_to_build_32nm_fab_in_ny/ Sunnyvale (CA) – AMD has still room to expand its current manufacturing capabilities in Dresden, Germany and through its contracted manufacturing partners, but a recent surge in demand for its microprocessors apparently has prompted the company to build another high-capacity factory – New York State has won the race and will get a new fab between 2012 and 2014. The new factory will not only be one of the largest private sector industrial…

Commodore Acquires Support Plus

Commodore just bought its distribution channel, Support Plus. It brings about 150 new employees and a solid distribution model for about 20 countries. Support Plus is moving into the North and South American markets this year and they will be distributing C= product. Click HERE to read the press release. Share This With Your Friends Now:

XP Won’t Run on Intel MacBook, iMac

By Nate Mook, BetaNews January 11, 2006, 1:15 PM With the announcement of the first Intel based Macs yesterday, many users have rejoiced in being able to dual-boot both Mac OS X and Windows. Unfortunately, this is not the case; due to Apple’s use of the extensible firmware interface (EFI) rather than BIOS, current Windows releases will not run on the systems. On Tuesday at Macworld, Apple senior vice president of worldwide product marketing Phil…

Slow PC? Virus Problems?

Microsoft Windows Live Safety Center is a new, free web based service designed to help ensure the health of your PC. Check for and remove viruses Learn about threats Improve your PC’s performance Get rid of junk on your hard disk I have tested this service and found it to be very simple to use and highly effective. Simply go to http://safety.live.com/ and click FULL SCAN Share This With Your Friends Now:

Windows Vista Release Dates

Pro-Networks.org With the release of Beta 1 this past July 27th, this would have placed the Beta 2 release date towards late January – early February 2006. This has been reported numerous times in various media outlets. In my last conversations with Microsoft staffers, I was told that we could actually expect the release to be pushed back a bit, which would have placed it closer to the end of February or even early March.…