Daily Archives: June 29, 2011

http://openoffice.org Down for the Count

“Oracle This site is experiencing technical difficulty. We are aware of the issue and are working as quick as possible to correct the issue. Please try again in a few moments. “ Yeah, right. Apache is working on having the … Continue reading

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FCC: USA Wireless Internet Access Doubling Annually

The FCC’s 15th Annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report is out and it has this gem: Look at that. Mobile Internet Access subscriptions doubled in 2009.

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Tidying Up The Desktop

I love messy desktops. I can find anything if I have a search widget and all the current stuff on the top of the piles. The many variations of the GNU/Linux desktop are no problem at all until they become … Continue reading

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Oh My! Databases are Wonderful, but you Have to Keep Them Secure, Fellows!

A security vulnerability at Groupon was discovered by a fellow using Google to search for database stuff. People are leaving SQL database dumps where the web servers can share them with the world … Talk about leaving the door open. … Continue reading

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Hadoop: Making Money From FLOSS

“The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using a simple programming model. It is designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of machines, … Continue reading

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Tilera Gives 5 Times the CoreMarks per Watt Compared to Xeon

Tilera – 6200 CoreMarks per watt ARM – Tegra2 – 2933 Atom – 1131 Xeon – 988 The message is clear, Tilera is more energy efficient than those other processors. This should matter when electrical power comes from fossil fuels, … Continue reading

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