Encyclopedias Battling Liberal Bias

GeekSpeak for 2007-03-10

A conservative online encyclopedia, an OS on a BIOS, flash-augmented hard drives, and more discussed by Sean, Miles and Lyle. During the second half the geeks take your calls.


ME
2MB Computer

Some truly enterprising individuals have put a full stack — [BIOS|Basic Input Output System] ([LinuxBIOS|http://linuxbios.org/]), a kernel (Linux), a basic environment ([BusyBox|http://www.busybox.net/]), a X-based [GUI|Graphical User Interface] ([KDrive|http://tinyurl.com/7qzoa]), a window manager ([Matchbox|http://projects.o-hand.com/matchbox/]), and graphical terminal software ([rxvt|http://www.rxvt.org/]) — [all within 2MB|http://www.hermann-uwe.de/blog/linuxbios-with-x11-server-completely-in-flash-rom] in motherboard flash. Zero to bootup in less than six seconds!

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Hybrid Hard Drives Hit the Market

The [first hybrid flash/magnetic hard drive|http://www.dailytech.com/Samsung+Ships+Worlds+First+Hybrid+HDDs/article6391.htm] has been released.

ME
Conservative Online Encyclopedia

Think your encyclopedia has too much liberal bias (or is too accurate), try out [Conservapedia|http://www.conservapedia.com]: without all of those pesky entries that make extreme conservatives nervous.

ME
Competition to the iPhone

It looks like a there are going to be a few competitors to Apple’s upcoming [iPhone|http://www.apple.com/iphone/] including [Palm|http://news.com.com/Palm+responds+to+the+iPhone/2100-1041_3-6165842.html] and [Google|http://www.dailytech.com/Plot+Thickens+Around+Googles+Alleged+Mobile+Phone+Plans/article6396.htm]. Exciting times!

ME
Microsoft Trying to Replace JPEG

In a bid to replace [[JPEG|Joint Photographic Experts Group]|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG] on digital cameras, Microsoft has introduced their [HD Photo Initiative|http://www.dailytech.com/Microsoft+Announces+Its+HD+Photo+Initiative/article6419.htm].


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