13th January 2008

I don’t necessarily disagree with his message on datacenter security but…

The owner of C I Host, a datacenter/server co-location company, is currently talking up the fact that most datacenters don’t have a good plan for armed robbery. While I don’t necessarily disagree with his message, if you read this article here it makes it sound like this hit C I Host out of the blue and they had no idea something like this could happen… Well it’s happened 4 times in 2 years TO THEM AT THE SAME LOCATION! … Read the full entry »

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23rd December 2007

hardware accelerated audio?

I was checking out the press release for this Asus Xonar sound cards and was reminded just how odd I found the term hardware accelerated audio. It’s been what 10+ years since Aureal (RIP) introduced their first card and started touting it as being hardware accelerated but it still sounds odd. What’s that supposed to mean? Video cards being called video … Read the full entry »

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17th December 2007

How are G92-based 8800 GTS 512MB cards are still all in stock but the 8800 GT is hard to get?

I mean seriously, not one card is listed as out of stock and some cards that were out of stock the day of the release are now in stock! How can all manufacturers and all stores sell out of the 8800 GT within days of its release and only sporatic cards showing up here and there are available now, yet the 8800 GTS which is based on the same G92 core shows no sign at all of … Read the full entry »

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13th December 2007

and they put it in the Dictionary….

The geniuses at Merriam-Webster have added “w00t” to their dictionary…  yes, they even went with zeros… closer to downfall of the English language +1.

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8th December 2007

Dell’s to be sold at Best Buy

You had to expect Dell to be selling systems at Best Buy at some point, they’re a retail giant. What is surprising is that they’re only now announcing selling systems in Best Buy, is it me or are they likely to take too long and miss Christmas sales? If you want more info check out ComputerWorld and DailyTech.

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6th December 2007

Responses to Microsoft’s “assault” on Linux/Open Source

A few months ago this topic blew up, and I typed this up but I’m not sure what happened since I somehow managed to not post it on my blog. Anyway, I found it today and decided to go ahead and post it.

As you probably know, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith recently said in a Fortune article, that the Linux kernel violates 42 Microsoft patents, Linux GUI infringes 65 patents, that Open Office violates 45 and various open source e-mail clients infringe on 15. With 68 more patents supposedly infringed by … Read the full entry »

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