Monthly Archives: March 2013

Escaping the Horror

Today was a great day. There was an all-day family-affair with feasting, Easter egg hunting and a unique competitive quest where the younger generation travelled on foot around the community doing really strange things like eating “balut” and buying coffee … Continue reading

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FLOSS Pays

FUD: You can’t make money with FLOSS. Truth: FLOSS pays. It’s the least expensive way to provide any service in IT and users and customers love it.“The mobile search market is experiencing out-of-control growth. Mobile searches have increased 200% year … Continue reading

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The Asian Hitler

What are we to make of a tyrant who threatens the neighbours and the world and has the weapons to cause destruction anywhere in the world? Don’t take comfort in the news that N. Korean missiles can’t reach you. They … Continue reading

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Chromebooks Are Number 1

This is a major part of the decline of Wintel in 2012/2013. The notebook category is stagnant yet Chromebooks are taking a huge share. “Over the past few months, Chromebooks have become a part of everyday life for many people … Continue reading

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Confused USA Charges Soldier For Fighting Assad’s Regime in Syria

“According to a criminal complaint, Mr Harroun is accused of crossing into Syria in January 2013 and fighting alongside members of Jabhat al-Nusra (the Nusra Front) against Mr Assad’s forces.” see BBC News – US ex-soldier 'fought in Syria with … Continue reading

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The Future of Debian

Interesting insights into the future of Debian can be seen in interviews with candidates for Debian Project Leader in Debian’s new official blog. The candidates are distinguishing themselves with new ideas to expose the glory of Debian GNU/Linux to the … Continue reading

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New in Linux 3.9

H-Online has a neat preview of Linux 3.9, now in the works. My favourite item, additional caching ability for Linux: “Device mapper, which is used by the logical volume manager (LVM) but can also be used independently, now includes a … Continue reading

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US Congress Shoots Self In Foot, Again

“The funding law signed this week by President Barack Obama is part of growing US paranoia over Chinese cyber attacks. It stops NASA, and the Justice and Commerce Departments from buying information technology systems unless the FBI give the thumbs … Continue reading

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Small Cheap Computers Never Looked So Good

“as we had the Octa-Core (GT-I9500) variant of the Galaxy S4, we decided to do some benchmarks. We are just BLOWN away from the results we got. The Galaxy S4 crushed every other device, even the HTC One and the … Continue reading

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Open Standards

It should be obvious to anyone that the opportunity to use open standards on the web and in all of IT is the way to go forward but M$ and “partners”, behemoths of IT, have saddled us with closed standards … Continue reading

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DreamWorks Uses GNU/Linux For Workstations And Servers

“The Croods took more than 9,100 computing render-years to generate images from 3-D models. DreamWorks Animation uses Linux and HP for its animation workstations and servers.” see DreamWorks Animation The Croods Tops 9,100 Linux Render-Years You would think this would … Continue reading

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Early April Fools Joke By Infoworld: M$ and Lenovo in Love

According to Infoworld, “Microsoft has signed an agreement with Lenovo to ensure that its PCs ship with licensed versions of Windows software on its computers” see Microsoft, Lenovo to promote genuine Windows on PCs I have not been able to … Continue reading

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