Daily Archives: March 14, 2011

M$ v World

M$ has a right to persue violations of copyright/EULA against any of its customers/users. Like any wounded beast lashing out in its death-throes, M$, instead of pursuing violators wants to pursue the customers of violators. The fallout could mean that … Continue reading

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Failure to Boot

Some commenters here have complained that that other OS is smooth as silk and I should not criticize M$. An example of why I criticize M$ is here. They have made their updates so complex that WSUS+”7″ SP1 make machines … Continue reading

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GCC Occupies Bahrain

Not willing to deal fairly with its citizens, the ruling family of Bahrain has invited the GCC to send in troops to kill people in the streets more effectively. Saudi Arabia is particularly concerned that the contagion of freedom should … Continue reading

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Waves in IT

The waves emanating from the recent earthquake in Japan travelled the Pacific almost unnoticed until they hit coasts. The wavelength is so long and the speed of travel is so great that they appear out of nowhere on the shallows … Continue reading

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Margins

In business, margins are the differences between revenue and costs. A monopoly maximizes margins because they have little or no competition and can charge what the market will bear. iSuppli has dissected an iPad2 and estimates that on a sale … Continue reading

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Libya: Defence in Depth and Manoeuvre

Finally the revolutionaries are getting some semblance of command and control and putting thought into engaging the enemy on more advantageous terms by manoeuvring at night and creating defensive positions… From Al Jazeera: 11:03am Major General, Omar Al Hariri, the … Continue reading

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More ARMs and Ammunition for Servers

The idea that servers need more MIPS/watt just will not go away. There is now a chip specialized for creating 480 cores of ARM in a 2U enclosure for a 5-10X improvement in performance/watt over x86. The new chip comes … Continue reading

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