March 16, 2010
More corners of the country would have high-speed Internet access and existing connections would become much faster under a sweeping proposal to overhaul U.S. broadband policy that is being unveiled today. The plan from the Federal Communications Commission is meant to guide the government's strategy on broadband for the next decade and beyond. It reflects the Obama administration's concern that the nation that invented the Internet is in danger of falling behind in the development of online applications to other countries that have faster broadband at lower prices.
June 27, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO -- Intel Corp., the world's largest computer-chip maker, has released a new processor for servers that runs faster and consumes less power as the company seeks to win back sales lost to chief rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Intel Vice President Tom Kilroy showed a system based on Intel's new chip working in competition against an Advance Micro chip-based machine at a presentation yesterday. "We're back in the position we're used to being in, that's undeniable leadership," he told an audience of analysts.
March 31, 1995
I'm told that audiences at the Charles break into hysterical laughter when treated to the two minutes of previews for Russ Meyer's 1965 "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!"Well, the movie's now here and the laughter's about to die. Why? Eighty-one more minutes of "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" -- that's why!Generically, the film belongs in that subchamber of the dank and scummy dungeon of the male pornographic imagination know as the Strong Woman Fantasy Room. Abandon hope all ye who enter. It's about three strong gals -- go-go dancers, that font of guy imagination circa 1965 -- who, helling around with their sports cars in the desert, come across a crippled male family, and set about destroying it to get at secret money.
September 10, 1991
World records in running are getting faster, and studies conducted at the University of Missouri at Columbia show why.Thirty years ago, a top marathon runner would train with a workout of 40 quarter-mile runs, averaging 67 seconds each. Today, no knowledgeable marathoner would run that many quarter-mile repeats that slowly. They know that to run fast in competition, you need to run fast in practice. A more respectable workout would include only 12 quarters, run much faster and averaging fewer than 60 seconds each.
November 23, 1996
Owners of business computers will get a break beginning Jan. 1, when Maryland adopts faster depreciation schedules for computers that will cut their owners' personal property taxes.All but four Maryland counties tax business personal property, as does Baltimore City, said Ronald W. Weinholt, director of the state Department of Assessments and Taxation.But state officials believed the former policy of assuming that computers lose 20 percent of their value each year, until their owners pay taxes on only 25 percent of their cost, was not keeping up with how fast new technology is making old computers obsolete.
August 13, 2006
LOS ANGELES -- An experimental AIDS drug, part of a new class of medicines known as integrase inhibitors, worked faster in controlling HIV than one of the most widely used drugs on the market, according to a preliminary study released yesterday. The integrase inhibitor, used in a drug cocktail with two others, cut the amount of HIV in 90 percent of patients to undetectable levels in 24 weeks. Much of the reduction occurred in the first four to eight weeks, said Dr. Robin Isaacs, who led the research.