All posts for the month April, 2013

Digital River is Microsoft’s service provider for e-commerce. Basically every product that Microsoft sells in their online stores worldwide can be found on the Digital River servers. The links to the Windows 7 RTM DVD images are well known on the internet already. The latest links for images with integrated Service Pack 1 (SP1) however haven’t leaked before. Here you’ll find the official links for Windows 7 SP1 in Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.


Following its spectacular plunge from grace in 2008 when its banking system crashed, inflicting huge damage on foreign creditors as well as on local residents, Iceland caught attention for trying to come to grips with what happened by bringing court cases against bankers and others allegedly responsible for the crash as well as for inviting the people of Iceland and its directly elected representatives to draft a new post-crash constitution designed inter alia to reduce the likelihood of another crash.


But a new analysis by J-D. Bancal, S. Pironio, A. Acín, Y-C. Liang, V. Scarani, and N. Gisin shows that any such explanation would inevitably open the door to faster-than-light communication. In other words, quantum entanglement cannot involve the passage of information—even hidden, internal information, inaccessible to experiment—at any velocity, without also allowing for other types of interactions that violate relativity.