Monthly Archives: October 2012

Michael Moore is a Twit!

I was just watching Michael Moore, who lives in New York City and who makes documentaries, interviewed on CNN by Piers. Moore criticized the reporters in the field for holding fixed positions while they missed some parts of stories like … Continue reading

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Making Do in Disaster

“A quarter of cell towers, broadband Internet and television services in Superstorm Sandy’s path were still dark Wednesday.” see Sandy knocks out 25% of cell towers in its path – Oct. 31, 2012. One of the things I have noticed … Continue reading

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AMD ARMed

Years ago I advocated AMD CPUs as a less-expensive alternative to Intel monopolistic pricing. When they completely ignored the netbook I began to ignore them. Perhaps they noticed because now they have an ARMed CPU on the horizion: “Advanced Micro … Continue reading

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Consumers Switching to Small Cheap Computers for Their Default Gateway to the Internet

According to IDC, “Consumers are migrating away from PC-based Internet usage and are increasingly using mobile devices as their default gateway to the Internet, according to the latest release of the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide New Media Market Model. … Continue reading

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Portuguese Government Wasting Money on non-Free Software

“Ansol specifically condemns the Banc of Portugal, two municipalities and two universities, of "macroscopic illegal procurement procedures". These public administrations recently published requests for specific brands and products, Ansol points out. "This is explicitly forbidden and prevents competition. These contests … Continue reading

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Debian’s Here, There and Everywhere (almost)

The locations of mirrors of repositories of Debian GNU/Linux on the web are plotted in this map by Raphael Geissert This shows the densely populated regions of Earth are accepting Debian GNU/Linux quite well but there are still challenges. Sparsely … Continue reading

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OS-bloat Through the Ages

iSuppli has a cute article tracking the effect of each new release of M$’s OS on DRAM volume. They reveal that “8” has had the least impact of any release all the way back to Lose 3.1. They suggest it’s … Continue reading

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What The Heck?

I have long watched the huge share that GNU/Linux has at Sunnyvale, CA, according to NetApplications but today I spotted this at Redmond, WA, home of M$… What the Heck? Is M$ reverting a bunch of machines to XP? Why? … Continue reading

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Battening the Hatches for a Hurricane

I am somewhat alarmed by the preparations of USA to the imminent hurricane. there have been few announcements about flooding and local governments have advised residents to evacuate the coast, “ordered” them to evacuate certain low-lying areas and provided evacuation … Continue reading

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Android/Linux: 41% Share of Q3 2012 Tablets

“For the quarter, iPad’s slipped to 57 percent of the global market share. That’s still a commanding majority, but Android made some headway at Apple’s expense, capturing a record 41 percent share.” see Android Claims Impressive 41% Share of Q3 … Continue reading

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Trick-or-treat for “8”

“Theres been plenty of talk in the media about whether Windows 8 will be annoying because it has no Start button or because its Internet desktop will make it slow and glitchy. The deeper problem is that it is restrictive … Continue reading

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Share Will Shrink to ~30% for That Other OS in a Few Years

It’s not often you see information from several opposing forces quoted in one article but the release of “8” has triggered that. Forrester tells us the share of personal computing devices running that other OS is in rapid decline. M$ … Continue reading

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