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My Pension Fund Gained More Than M$’s Last Quarter

“Dividends and interest income $ 230 Interest expense (340 ) Net recognized gains on investments 85 Net losses on derivatives (155 ) Net gains (losses) on foreign currency remeasurements (18 ) Other (49 ) Total $ (247 ) See M$’s 10-Q“Really, if my pension fund had had … Continue reading

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France Chooses Freedom

“”The choice of free in the administration is not an ideological commitment is the result of a reasoned choice, which ensures the sustainability of the documents created, and thus ensures the state to ensure future of its heritage. The documents … Continue reading

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Free The Schools!

“deputy mayor Guillard published his recommendations for others that want to ‘free their schools from the commercial agenda of proprietary software vendors’. Free software is unhindered by the constraint of financial profitability, he argues: there is no planned obsolescence and … Continue reading

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Linux Keeps On Getting Better

It may take a while sometimes but many eyes do improve Free/Libre Open Source Software. Linux has just had an important set of bugs trampled. The CPU scheduler which has evolved in stages for decades was discovered by a group … Continue reading

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Munich, Revisited

“The consultants report no problems or criticism with the use of open source on servers, for development and for enterprise solutions. Here, the situation is very comparable to what is common in many other public administrations and in the private … Continue reading

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South Tyrol Takes The Bait

“Our decision was not a choice between open source or not – we took a strategic decision to transfer basic services to cloud, with the aim of fostering a more efficient and up-to-date way of working. We are not about … Continue reading

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TSMC, The Spider

“Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company – it continues to ramp up production of 16nm chips with further improvements in yield rates. The foundry reiterated 16nm will account for more than 20% of its total wafer revenues in 2016.” See TSMC reiterates revenue … Continue reading

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Wearing ’em Down

“I actually am very happy with the Linux desktop, and I started the project for my own needs, and my needs are very much fulfilled. That’s why, to me, it’s not a failure. I would obviously love for Linux to … Continue reading

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Yet Another ARMed Processor Emerges In 2016

“LS1046A and LS1026A processors integrate quad 64-bit ARM® Cortex A72 cores with packet processing acceleration and high speed peripherals.” See QorIQ LS1046A and LS1026A Multicore Communications ProcessorsThese are somewhat specialized for communications but they are quite capable of doing duty as … Continue reading

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My IT-plan For 2016

I’ve a lot of IT in my home, almost all of it bought before 2006… So, it’s time for renewal. We have cabling that can do gigabit/s Ethernet but we’ve only been using two lines that way. This is the … Continue reading

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TOOS Plummets. GNU/Linux Thrives.

“Last year, Mac edged ahead of the Linuxes as the number 2 operating system among developers. This year it became clear that trend is real. If OS adoption rates hold steady, by next year’s survey fewer than 50% of developers … Continue reading

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Wintel Cannibalises Self

“global notebooks and desktops shipments into channels are now on course to decline 5.4 per cent to 260.9 million.That’ll equate to 156.2 million portable PCs and 104.7 million desk-based units for the year if the beanies are right, but these … Continue reading

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