Daily Archives: December 10, 2012

Linus Torvalds: Linux 3.7

“From Linus Torvalds Date Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:59:50 -0800 Subject Linux 3.7 Whee. After an extra rc release, 3.7 is now out. After a few more trials at fixing things, in the end we ended up reverting the kswapd … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , | 8 Comments

Welders and Computer Wizards Make a Not-so-light Armoured Vehicle In a Month in Syria

Necessity is the mother of invention and small arms fire is the mother of the light armoured vehicle developed by rebels near Aleppo, Syria. The steel skin should deflect most rounds from an AK-47 or heavier machine-gun, the mobility should … Continue reading

Posted in technology | 17 Comments

Some Retailers Just Don’t Want to Know

I saw an ad for a new (for me) retailer in Canada, TheSource.ca. I browsed their site and sent them an e-mail to their online contact address… ” The mail system online@thesource.ca:host 207.236.93.217 [207.236.93.217] said: 550 5.7.1 Message rejected as … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Jefferies Predicts Decline In Wintel for Years to Come

“He now forecasts branded PCs to decline 3% next year, from a previous estimate of up 1%, with 2014 looking even gloomier, with a decline of 5%. He notes that in the next half decade he expects to see he … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , | 9 Comments