Tag Archives: FLOSS

Thin Clients, The Walking Dead Of Computing

“In those early days, even as we swapped the serial cables for network ones, shrunk the cases, and doubled the performance, it didn’t take long before thin clients were banished to niche use cases, becoming the territory of call centers, … Continue reading

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Global Warming On Trial

“Lawyers for Chevron say they will not contest that climate change is real. Instead, they say they will accept the findings set forth in the Fifth Assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “Chevron’s neither going to overstate … Continue reading

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Crime And Self-Inflicted Punishment

“To create the false 2016 P&L, on or about October 21, 2016, Manafort emailed Gates a .pdf version of the real 2016 DMI P&L, which showed a loss of more than $600,000. Gates converted that .pdf into a “Word” document … Continue reading

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Linux And Not-Xeon Take The Cake

See Linux Now Runs on All of the Top 500 SupercomputersIn an article about supercomputers and Linux now running rampant over them, I found this nugget: Of the top two fastest machines. One’s a Xeon and the other’s a Sunway. … Continue reading

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HALLELUJAH! Firefox 57.0 Is Upon Us!

See Firefox — Notes (57.0) — MozillaI’ve used FireFox for ages. It was decent but had several annoyances, like huge memory usage and camouflaged tabs. I’m not kidding. If you are on the trail of some information on the web … Continue reading

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Europe Gets FLOSS

“By signing the Ministerial Declaration on eGovernment, the ministers agree that using open source solutions and open standards helps to avoid IT vendor lock-in. They call on public services to make their ICT solutions publicly available, and to encourage the … Continue reading

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Another Million Learn About GNU/Linux

“Linux is a free open-source operating system, which means the code is available for anyone to explore. Technically speaking, the term “Linux” refers to just the kernel, or the core, of the code. However, people often use the name to … Continue reading

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Rome Moves On

“In 2018, Rome will run a pilot to test the use of workstations running Linux. Some of the IT support staff already have much experience with Linux servers and workstations, which should help resolve possible issues with network drives, shared … Continue reading

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Marvell MACCHIATObin Delayed

“Estimated shipping : end of October (Based on availability from Marvell)” See Marvell MACCHIATObinOne of the candidates to replace my AMD64 hair-drying Beast was promised for September but now it’s October… Shucks! Socketed RAM, SATA connectors, lots of Ethernet… Why can’t … Continue reading

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Plug For PASCAL

“Is it worth the extra effort to add static type annotations to a JavaScript project? Should I use Facebook’s Flow or Microsoft’s TypeScript if so? Will they really catch bugs that would otherwise have made it to master? both Flow and … Continue reading

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Thin Edge Of The Wedge

“According to French press reports, by switching from a proprietary tool to Zimbra, the city avoids having to pay EUR 700,000 for renewal of proprietary licence fees. The city has earmarked EUR 200,000 to cover the exit costs and to … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Code Strikes Again

“During research into the Windows kernel, we came across an interesting issue with PsSetLoadImageNotifyRoutine which as its name implies, notifies of module loading. The thing is, after registering a notification routine for loaded PE images with the kernel the callback may … Continue reading

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