Monthly Archives: March 2016

Legacy PCs Continue Nose-diving In 2016

“global smartphone sales will for the first time exhibit single-digit growth in 2016. Global smartphone sales are estimated to reach 1.5 billion units in 2016, a 7 per cent growth from 2015. The total mobile phone market is forecast to … Continue reading

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Getting GNU/Linux To Work For You

“One day, we had a virus that simply would not go away. Little did we know what was happening to the data on the slave disk. When it finally failed, we plugged in the week-old slave backup and it failed … Continue reading

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All’s Well That Ends Well With The GPL

“BMW has sent Terence Eden a DVD containing GPL-licenced code used in its electric i3 model” See BMW complies with GPL by handing over i3 car codeYep, we wrote a bit about BMW not respecting the GPL but it turns out … Continue reading

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Crapple’s Rep Takes A Beating As Does FBI…

“The FBI has now successfully retrieved the data stored on the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone and therefore no longer requires the assistance from Apple required by this Court Order” See FBI says it has cracked terrorist’s iPhone without Apple’s helpThis is … 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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Trumping Maths

“To clinch the nomination, Trump needs to win just 55% of the remaining 899 delegates. Cruz needs 86% and Kasich needs 121% — in other words, hundreds of delegates that don’t actually exist. To show the improbable nature of Cruz’s … Continue reading

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Qualcomm Invests In Chinese ARMed Server Chips

“The deal, which also creates a joint venture named Guizhou Huaxintong Semiconductor Technology, is a major step in Guizhou’s effort to position itself as a leader in the big data field in China, IDC said. The province has been designated … Continue reading

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Free Software: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

“Nearly five years ago, my team at GeorgiaGov Interactive began a journey to migrate our enterprise web platform (hosting over 50 state agency websites at the time) away from a self-hosted model with a proprietary content management system to Drupal … 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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While North Korea Boasts of Mini-Nuke Trump Compares Wives

“Kim Jong-un says North Korean scientists have developed nuclear warheads small enough to fit on ballistic missiles. State media published images showing the North’s leader standing next to what it said was a miniaturised weapon.” See North Korea ‘has miniature nuclear warhead’, … Continue reading

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Murdering Bastards Make The World A Better Place

“Several explosions have struck Brussels airport and the metro system, causing at least 13 deaths, Belgian media say. Two blasts tore through the departures area of Zaventem airport shortly after 08:00 local time (07:00 GMT). An hour later, an explosion hit Maelbeek … Continue reading

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Regression In Ubuntu GNU/Linux

“It is probably the most requested feature ever for the Ubuntu Linux operating system, and Ubuntu Unity developer Marco Trevisan announced yesterday on his Google+ page that Canonical finally decided to merge the hard work done by the Ubuntu Kylin … Continue reading

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