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- ASRock Sandy Bridge Motherboard notes – Rasmus’ Toys Page –
- Science Explains Why Your Memory Gets Worse As You Get Older – Lifehacker –
- The Really Simple Way to Get Work Done | zen habits –
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- Why we procrastinate about long-term health goals | Acupuncture in the news –
- Why We Don’t Take Care of Ourselves –
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- Dave’s Tech Blog » Blog Archive » The Importance of Dusting Your Computer Out – Did you know that dust can act as a weak conductor of electricity? This is something my dad taught me a long time ago while working under the hood of a car, taking care to clean the surface and leads of the battery off so that it was spotless. He said that if dust were allowed to build up on top of the battery it would eventually discharge the thing and you wouldn’t be able to start your car. Granted, it might have to sit for a few days for that kind of problem to occur but it does occur, and similar problems can happen with computers. In fact I’ve encountered a few computers that had dust built up inside of them for a long time which did result in the CMOS battery discharging
- OneSwarm Keeps Big Brother Out of Your BitTorrent Hair by Restricting Downloads to Just Your Friends – Lifehacker –
- Gabor hits Send: Organizing your Email into Folders is a Waste of Time –
- Ads Implant False Memories | Wired Science | Wired.com – The answer returns us to a troubling recent theory known as memory reconsolidation. In essence, reconsolidation is rooted in the fact that every time we recall a memory we also remake it, subtly tweaking the neuronal details. Although we like to think of our memories as being immutable impressions, somehow separate from the act of remembering them, they aren’t. A memory is only as real as the last time you remembered it. What’s disturbing, of course, is that we can’t help but borrow many of our memories from elsewhere, so that the ad we watched on television becomes our own, part of that personal narrative we repeat and retell.
- Barriers to Knowledge Sharing: The Biggest One Isn’t Systems – Michael Sampson on Collaboration –
- Version-controlled, automagical backup and file sharing system with Sparkleshare and Fedora « Máirín Duffy –
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There is quite a bit of commentary about Sun and Oracle. It think it is quite clear that Java is probably the number one reason why Oracle was interested in Sun. This Computerworld article makes an interesting point:
… And we just picked a number — $500 seemed like a magic threshold,” Ellison said. “And Scott McNealy got very sarcastic and said, ‘The heck with $500, how about $200?’ Shut up, Scott.”
But what McNealy understood was that it wasn’t in the DNA of enterprise IT vendors like Oracle and Sun to market low-cost computers for school kids. The Network Computer needed to be a thin client for corporate networks. Two years later, in September 1999, Sun introduced its Sun Ray thin client. And that’s what will fulfill Ellison’s hardware dream.
Sun’s server business does absolutely nothing for Oracle. Unix servers are a dying breed, and Intel/AMD-based servers are a commodity. Oracle will almost certainly ratchet that business down as quickly as possible, or sell it off outright, perhaps to Fujitsu. But the thin-client business is a different story. It’s not difficult to see that the future of corporate computing lies in the cloud, and that a thin-client architecture will seed it.
My main concern is zfs. But if Oracle decides to delivery application appliances with Solaris/x64 hardware, I suspect future Solaris development should be fine.