In $3.6 Trillion Budget, Obama Signals Broad Shift in Priorities – washingtonpost.com

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/02/26/ST2009022601696.html

President Obama delivered to Congress yesterday a $3.6 trillion spending plan that would finance vast new investments in health care, energy independence and education by raising taxes on the oil and gas industry, hedge fund managers, multinational corporations and nearly 3 million of the nation’s top earners.

Piklab Homepage – Home

http://piklab.sourceforge.net/

Piklab is an integrated development environment (IDE) for applications based on Microchip PIC and dsPIC microcontrollers similar to the MPLAB environment. It integrates with several compiler and assembler toolchains (like gputils, sdcc, c18) and with the GPSim simulator. It supports the most common programmers (serial, parallel, ICD2, Pickit2, PicStart+), the ICD2 debugger, and several bootloaders (Tiny, Pickit2, and Picdem).

Volume Boot Sectors

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/structVolume-c.html

Volume Boot Sectors

Each partition (also sometimes called a “logical DOS volume” in the DOS/Windows world) has its own volume boot sector. This is distinct from the master boot sector (or record) that controls the entire disk, but is similar in concept. It is also sometimes called the volume boot record or partition boot sector. Each volume boot sector contains the following:

Boot-Manager Boot-US: Glossary: Part 11

http://www.boot-us.com/gloss11.htm

LBA and CHS format, LBA mapping
LBA format:
LBA is the abbreviation for Logical Block Address. This simply means the sectors of a disk are sequentially numbered starting with LBA number 0. Every sector is identified by its unambigious LBA number. The LBA format is supported only by a mainboard BIOS which is not too old.

City sneezes at WiFi allergy claims, goes ahead with hotspots

http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2008/06/santa-fe-presses-on-with-public-wifi-hotspots.ars

City sneezes at WiFi allergy claims, goes ahead with hotspots

Santa Fe’s city council rejects the complaints of so-called “wireless sensitives” and votes unanimously to provide free WiFi access at public buildings.