Daily Archives: September 26, 2012

Middle East Mess

I have been paying attention to what happens in the Middle East for 50 years, like many people my age. The problems and the players gradually change but there’s always a mess. Today’s hot issues: the Syrian civil war attacks … Continue reading

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France: Free Software Adoption

It seems every week we read of yet another government somewhere setting course for FLOSS. This week it’s France: “ Ayrault wants different branches of the French administration to use the same free software as one another when possible, so … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Involved in Something Puzzling

A break-in occurred at an office for a candidate in an election-campaign – boring GNU/Linux was installed on a PC in the office as vandalism – Hmmmm… Rocks were thrown through the window “to hide the break-in” – Hmmmm… The … Continue reading

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Nice Try, but The Bad Guys Lose

For a few days, two files on a Sourceforge mirror were modified to ship malware with phpMyAdmin. 400 downloads went out before Sourceforge shut down the mirror. Instead of taking over the world, the bad guys were stopped cold. Globally, … Continue reading

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DRAM Marches On

While much has been written here about CPUs and software, fast memory is a key element of computing both personal and on servers. 2012 marks an important evolution of DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory). Gone are the days when a … Continue reading

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New Tech From Walmart.com

In the spam from Walmart, I found some “New Tech”. Interestingly of the 88 items, 15 are reported to have an operating system: “Operating System Google Android (14) Windows OS (1) “ What’s on your shopping list today? Refining the … Continue reading

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