Tag Archives: GNU/Linux

Oops! The Monopoly Is Shaken

“Subscriber additions peaked in the first quarter of 2015, at 3.2 million, followed by 3 million in the third quarter, providing a foundation for a record 11.4 million new subscribers during the year. After Q4 2015, however, the trailing 12-month numbers … Continue reading

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Been There. Done That. Again.

“Maybe you’re delivering a presentation to a huge audience. Maybe you’re taking an online test. Maybe you just need to get some work done on a tight deadline. Windows doesn’t care. Windows will take control of your computer, force-feed it updates, and … Continue reading

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Backup?

“This virus affected all Microsoft Office Suite documents, such as Word documents and Excel files. In addition, all body camera video, some in-car video, some in-house surveillance video, and some photographs that were stored on the server were corrupted and … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO CANADA!

“We’re concerned about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that could create barriers to bringing great talent to the US. We’ll continue to make our views on these … Continue reading

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Me And My ISP

For a while, Beast III has been my personal computer, firewall, database, file/web server, and router. That gives me the possibility to monitor my throughput from the ISP. The ISP promises 150mbits/s and speed tests have shown values up to … Continue reading

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Target Is On Target

“Open source is a core building block for Target’s technology – it’s hugely important. More and more, the technology we use to build software and operate technology is open source. We’re always looking to the open source community more than … Continue reading

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A Night On The Town

I’m not much of a party-goer but tonight I had one of the few parties I will attend in 2017. As luck would have it the guy I was sitting near on the sofa was an IT-guy who specialized in … Continue reading

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Debian Creeps Closer To The Next Release

“The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 9 “Stretch”.” See Debian Installer Stretch RC 1 releaseI’ve been alarmed by the slow progress of Debian towards the next release. They’ve had several … Continue reading

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ARMADA 8040 Community Board To Ship In February

“Estimated shipping : February” See ARMADA 8040 Networking Community BoardOriginally promised this month, their website now shows 2017-February. At least that’s a sign of life. The Lemaker Cello is still promising 2016-Q2… It’s all good. My pension is all allocated for … Continue reading

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That Other Operating System Continues Its Decline

“The Federal Digital Analytics Program (DAP) reports that while Windows is the most popular end-user operating system, it’s dropped below 50 percent to 49.2 percent. This is based on 2.17 billion visits over the past 90 days to more than … Continue reading

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The Big Game

Chuckle. I just opened some spam in my “inbox”. It was an ad from Wal-mart, entitled, “Prepare for the Big Game”. I use a lot of zoom so my instinct was to extrapolate that as Big Game Hunt, feast, whatever, … Continue reading

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Traditional PCs Continue To Decline

“Worldwide PC shipments totaled 72.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, a 3.7 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2015, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. For the year, 2016 PC shipments totaled 269.7 million units, … Continue reading

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