Friday, December 25, 2009

Windows XP on Linux Ubuntu with Virtualbox

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Folding @ Home on Ubuntu: Cancer Research Made Easy

"Instead of a single computer taking a million days to calculate a problem, distributing the research load can allow for the same problem to be solved in ten days by a fraction of the machines.

"Contributing to Folding @ Home on Ubuntu is very simple, and can be done in just a few short steps. There are packages in the main Ubuntu repositories that support installation, management and removal of the Folding @ Home clients. Before I get into these, I'd like to outline what Folding @ Home actually does.

"To understand how the system works we first need to understand a few key underlying principles. Perhaps the most important is to answer the question: What are proteins?"

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Protect yourself from COFEE with some DECAF

Two developers have created "Detect and Eliminate Computer Assisted Forensics" (DECAF). The tool tries to stop Microsoft's Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor (COFEE), which helps law enforcement officials grab data from password protected or encrypted sources.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Company Trains the Autistic To Test Software...

Aspiritech, a Chicago based non-profit company, has launched a program to train high-functioning autistic people as testers for software development companies. The company says autistics have a talent for spotting imperfections, and thrive on predictable, monotonous work. Aspiritech is not the first company to explore the idea of treating this handicap as a resource. Specialisterne, a Danish company founded in 2004, also trains autistics. They hire their workforce out as hourly consultants to do data entry, assembly line jobs and work that many would find tedious and repetitive.

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