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May 22, 2008  11:55 AM

What is the missing link of integrated circuitry? The memristor!



Posted by: GuyPardon
conversation, education, fundamentals, hardware, history, innovation, invention, learning, memory, Storage, Technology

The discovery of Thursday's Word of the Day, memristor, has been theorized about since 1971, when the possibility...

May 21, 2008  11:26 AM

What is the origin of Linux?



Posted by: GuyPardon
commentary, Development, fundamentals, history, invention, learning, Linux, open source, operating systems, programming, Technology, video, YouTube

In the embed below, Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, "tells the story of how he went from writing code as a graduate student in Helsinki in the early 1990s to becoming an icon for open...


May 19, 2008  10:29 AM

What is the future of the Internet?



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Do you think much about the future of the Internet? Last week, the academics and technologists...


May 16, 2008  9:21 AM

Screencast: Learn how to watch video on Ubuntu



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, demonstration, freeware, howto, interactive media, IPTV, learning, Linux, multimedia, open source, operating systems, screencast, video

This screencast from Ubuntu.com shows how to play media, like online movies and DVDs, in Hardy Heron and other versions of the Linux operating...


April 30, 2008  6:03 PM

May 1st is RSS Awareness Day. Have you checked your feeds today?



Posted by: GuyPardon
blog, blogging, communications, cool, creativity, demonstration, event, feeds, free, fundamentals, howto, Internet, learning, new media, podcasting, RSS, screencast, tool, tracking, video, Web 2.0, YouTube

Are you hip to Really Simple Syndication? If you're still behind on the adoption curve, May 1st is RSS Awareness Day. Daniel Socco of


April 24, 2008  8:33 AM

Video: Sergey Brin speaks about search, Google, and life at UC Berkeley



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, advertising, business, entrepeneurship, forum, Google, information, Internet, learning, search, search engine, SEM, video, YouTube

Google's distributed search model is at the foundation of the Internet giant's current dominance in search. In the video below, one of Google's founders, Sergey Brin, speaks at length about his company. You'll need to...


April 23, 2008  9:27 AM

Better Education Through Open Source Robots



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, artificial intelligence, blogging, collaboration, conference, cool, courses, creativity, design, downloads, education, fun, fundamentals, howto, invention, learning, open source, robotics, tutorial

Heather Johnson is guest blogging at WhatIs.com this week. Heather is a freelance writer, as well as a monthly contributor for OEDb, a site that helps students...


April 23, 2008  8:46 AM

Video: Exploring presence technology with tele-immersive dance in cyberspace



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, applications, collaboration, college, cool, creativity, culture, demonstration, event, fun, geek, innovation, interactive media, interesting, Internet, invention, learning, mashup, media, music, new media, participation, science, Technology, video, virtual, virtual reality, YouTube

Often the title of a video alone raises an eyebrow. Today's video selection certainly does -- it's a presentation from two tele-immersion labs, one at UC Berkeley's Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the...


April 17, 2008  10:00 AM

Video: Van Jacobsen describes a new way to look at networking that focuses on a data-centric perspective



Posted by: GuyPardon
Google, history, innovation, Internet, invention, learning, Networking, video, YouTube

Van Jacobsen knows networking. After all, he is is one of the primary contributors to TCP/IP, the protocol that...


April 10, 2008  10:23 AM

Video: Install and configure SNORT on an XP PC



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, downloads, free, howto, learning, open source, screencast, Security, tool, tutorial, useful, video, YouTube

In this video, the instructor goes through the process of downloading, installing and configuring Snort as a sniffer and an intrusion detection system on a Windows XP machine....


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