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2007/09/02 Will the Pope Declare Google Evil?

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Here is an interesting story from slashdot:

Will the Pope Declare Google Evil?

Posted by kdawson on Sunday September 02, @01:52PM
from the and-all-you-others-too dept.


theodp writes “In the next few days, Pope Benedict XVI plans to issue his second encyclical, in which he is expected to denounce the use of tax havens as socially unjust and immoral in that they cheat the greater well-being of society. He is also expected to argue that the globalized economic world needs to be regulated. Prime technology companies playing the offshore ‘profit laundering’ game include Dell, Google, Microsoft, and Sun, who set up subsidiaries in Ireland, where the corporate tax rate is a low 12.5% and no taxes are charged on royalties (e.g. from patents).”

2007/08/03 Sun To Release 8-Core Niagara 2 Processor

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Here is a good story from Slashdot:

  An anonymous reader writes “Sun Microsystems is set to announce its eight-core Niagara 2 processor next week. Each core supports eight threads, so the chip handles 64 simultaneous threads, making it the centerpiece of Sun’s “Throughput Computing” effort. Along with having more cores than the quads from Intel and AMD, the Niagara 2 have dual, on-chip 10G Ethernet ports with cryptographic capability. Sun doesn’t get much processor press, because the chips are used only in its own CoolThreads servers, but Niagara 2 will probably be the fastest processor out there when it’s released, other than perhaps the also little-known 4-GHz IBM Power 6.”

that is all for today.