· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · February
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Fair Disclosure · There’s a con­ver­sa­tion go­ing on about Reg­u­la­tion Fair Dis­clo­sure. Our own Jonathan Schwartz kicked it off last Oc­to­ber, call­ing for Reg FD to be re­vised to al­low the use of the Web to pub­lish ma­te­ri­al fi­nan­cial in­for­ma­tion. SEC Chair­man Chris Cox sur­prised a lot of peo­ple by re­spond­ing in a com­ment on Jonathan’s blog (I have a lot of time for Chair­man Cox, but I was sur­prised too). It turns out that there are those who don’t like the idea. This is a com­pli­cat­ed is­sue that blends Web tech­nol­o­gy with big-money busi­ness is­sues, and I’m in­ter­est­ed in what the peo­ple who read on­go­ing think; I sus­pect you in­clude some of the peo­ple in the world most qual­i­fied to have an opin­ion. [I sug­gest us­ing the tag “WebFD” if you’re go­ing to con­tribute in your own space.] ...
Neptune · To­day we an­nounced some­thing, and let’s stick with the code-name “Neptune” be­cause of­fi­cial­ly it’s called the Sun x8 Ex­press Dual 10 Gi­ga­bit Eth­er­net Fiber XFP Low Pro­file Adapter, which just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it. I have to say it’s about the butchiest-looking NIC I’ve ev­er seen. Now, nor­mal­ly I would have by­passed the op­por­tu­ni­ty to blog, be­cause I’ve nev­er ac­tu­al­ly even seen a 10G wire or plug, and have no idea what the trade-offs are and what makes a good one. But our Ariel Hen­del wrote Rus­sian Dolls, the first para­graph of which dis­cuss­es love, soc­cer, and beer, and which in­cludes a re­mark­able pho­tograph; it is ac­tu­al­ly about Nep­tune. Speak­ing as a geek who likes fast net­works and good writ­ing, I think it’s won­der­ful.
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