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Slowly taking form again. OK, form is there, now waiting for content.

New Year, and a slight change.
 


 


 

2009-02-27  ^:

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Grey and drizly. starting to sound familiar. (5°C ^_^ 10°C)
 

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Some are dropping the small disks letting flash take it's place. But some don't. 120GB doesn't sound much but on a 1.8inch disk that is a lot. And is more than your average flash key.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/26/review_storage_external_hdd_samsung_s1_mini/ )
 

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A nokia netbook running Symbian. Say hello to the comeback of the Psion 3a and 5.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/26/nokia_laptops/ )
 

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Nokia netbook running Linux on ARM. Could be another take on the same theme.
( http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2009/02/still-room-on-the-netbook-bandwagon-for-nokia-linux-arm.ars )
 

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Intel doesn't like to share it's cake. So it switches to dirty tactics.
( http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2009/02/naked-corporate-fud-wrestling-intel-nvidia-hit-the-pit.ars )
 

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Intel doesn't like to share it's cake. So it switches to dirty tactics.
And with the ION II on the board they are even less amused.
( http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2009/02/naked-corporate-fud-wrestling-intel-nvidia-hit-the-pit.ars )
 

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IBM is strangely doing well in a down economy.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/26/ibm_affirms_2009_numbers/ )
 

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In the same economy Novel is trimming and cutting. trying to stop the bleeding.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/27/novell_q1_f2009_numbers/ )
 

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At the same time MS is cutting where it can.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/27/microsoft_temps/ )
 

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MS is also sharpening it's patent-knives.
Linux doesn't use or need FAT for running so this will not touch the core of Linux. But enough tools and peripherals use it to be dangerous. And if the case goes well for MS it is likely to try a next step.
( http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/02/microsoft-sues-tomtom-over-fat-patents-in-linux-based-device.ars )
Microsoft is driving innovation.
Yeah. Doing so by making sure everybody else looks for alternatives. (And then picking the best and patenting it.)
 

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Virtual servers. Virtual desktops. And virtual phones.
The main advantage for users is, I guess, that they can buy the phone they like best and use the phone-OS they are used to. Ex you prefer Symbian but you like the latest LG phone, now you have to choose, with a VM you can pick.
( http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2009/02/vmware-mvp-windows-and-android-on-the-same-phone.ars )
 

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When did you start to run?
Well almost 2 million years ago.
( http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2009/02/these-feet-were-made-for-walking-upright-and-long-distances.ars )
 

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2009-02-26  ^:

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Grey and drizly. (5°C ^_^ 9°C)
 

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OK, the Psion brand is getting to the front, time to rethink the strategy. Graciously allowing others to use the name would be a good marketing move now. Holding on to the name and trademark is bound to fail. Fail costly.
But a good hard court case might put the trademark commission in the spotlight and they surely don't want to be there.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/25/intel_sues_psion/ )
 

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Data centers going atomic. Took a fairly long time to come about. Time and Intel's muscles. Cause why didn't anyone build a fully passive cooled set-up like this out of ARMs or the based on the low power embedded PPC chips or MIPS silicon. Yep, no Intel funds behind it.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/25/microsoft_sleepy_servers/ )
 

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Green computing is a waste of time? Well not entirely. Sure the effect on the environment is dubious. But if the result is longer battery times it aint't wasted
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/25/green_it_waste_of_time/ )
 

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2009-02-25  ^:

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grey and drizly. (3°C ^_^ 8°C)
 

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Great small stuff, coming close to my old beloved Psion 3a. About half the size of a netbook in all dimensions. Though the high resolution on such a small screen would be to hard form my ageing eyes it is still very desirable. And it packs a serious amount of power for such a small device.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/24/umid_mbook/ )
 

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The netbook history. Part 2.
( http://arstechnica.com/hardware/news/2009/02/state-of-the-netbook-part-ii-once-more-unto-the-breeech.ars )
(And part 1 :
( http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2009/02/state-of-the-netbook-1.ars ) )
 

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Clouds aren't free. But the prices Google puts on it seem reasonable. Though they could add up so serious money soon.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/25/google_app_engine_pricing/ )
 

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What happens if you build a new browser.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/24/microsoft_gazelle_browser/ )
 

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The server market is being hit. With blade-servers slowing down less.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/25/idc_q4_server_numbers/ )
 

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It's not a trendy Blade server box, just a two-units standard server box. But it has about all the advantages of a four-blade server.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/24/super_micro_twin2/ )
 

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To bad really cause it looks like a usable electric car. Most of the electric jobs out now or on the production lines are eclusive ans sporty cars, not the type of get-the-kids-to-school-and work car.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/24/pininfarina_woes_/ )
 

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2009-02-24  ^:

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Cloudy but dry and warm. OK, not Hawaii warm, but for winter it's not cold enough. (3°C ^_^ 7°C)
 

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The way Citrix partners up with MS and goes free is strange. It looks like either a good move to beat VM Ware, or a desperate move (before being assimilated by MS).
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/23/citrix_microsoft_server_virt/ )
 

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RedHat is playing virtual to. And with a pretty good product to.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/23/redhat_revs_kvm_up/ )
 

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Money-back
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/23/microsoft_overpays_laid_off_workers_oops/ )
 

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Some strange things with the Dell netbook. What with the different screen-resolution, like cutting off the task bar. The remark that it is closer to movie format is stupid cause the screen size is not really the best for movie viewing. The promised 720p option screen size is weird, again who is interested in HD on a 10 inch screen?
More weirdness is the 120GB disk while everybody else is either giving a 160GB disk (or smaller SSD option), yes 160GB and a 250GB one are an option but that means they have to set for an inventory with three disk sizes (and no SSD). Not very Dell typical. And then there is the 1.33GHz Atom. Probably cheaper then the 1.66 that every one else is using and maby it pust more battery time on the scale -though going for a 3-cell battery cuts that short again- but it's again cluttering up the inventory.
Basically it looks like a down-grade on the Mini 9.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/23/dell_uk_announces_mini_10/ )
 

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Unsafe security?
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/24/buggy_secure_hash_submissions/ )
 

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Clouds get misty.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/24/the_meta_cloud/ )
 

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2009-02-23  ^:

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. (99°C ^_^ 99°C)
 

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MacMini or not? Probably not a "new" mini but I can see Apple coming up with a new revision. Like a SATA superdrive. Not to please the users but because SATA has, by now dropped below PATA prices. Maybe a cheaper CPU and simplified mobo can be dropped in as well. And probably a bigger but still cheaper disk.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/20/mac_mini_photo/ )
 

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Drool. A 12.820mAh battery is just what I want. I think you could run a netbook for a week on one of those.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/20/macbook_monster_battery/ )
 

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Ubuntu goes for the clouds.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/22/ubuntu_karmic_koala/ )
 

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Intel goes for the clouds.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/19/intel_willowbrook_mobo/ )
 

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It's gone rain soon with all those clouds around.
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Storage is going for the clo... oops.
Dropping lithographic techniques for storage and maybe circuits.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/20/insane_storage/ )
 

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Fighting internet crime is not a beautiful and cosy endeavour. You need criminals to fight criminals. Just like the realworld crime handling.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/20/rise_and_fall_of_digerati/ )
 

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Nice AMD chip. With a lot of potential. Perfect for regaining some lost ground and putting AMD back on a competitive footing. But not enough to push AMD back to the top. They need some new stuff if they want to overtake Intel again.
( http://arstechnica.com/hardware/reviews/2009/02/phenom-ii-scaling.ars )
 

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2009-02-20  ^:

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Tick mist. Thick enough that you need to turn on the windscreen-wipers (2°C ^_^ 4°C)
 

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Just overheard.
"The building of the cross-reference takes to long. I put my object live when the compilation is ready in stead of waiting for the job-completed message. "
Heu
No wonder support gets harder when people move freshly compiled programs live without testing.
 

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Upgrading the Acer One. Something I think I want to do.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/19/aa1_memory_upgrade/ )
 

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Nice toy.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/20/ibm_louisville_slugger/ )
 

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nothing to gain and yet going to court. Golden days for lawyers.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/20/dell_psion_netbook/ )
 

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Well some layers are not digging gold after all. Well, not from the Seagate goldmine that is.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/20/stec_defeats_seagate/ )
 

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The Itanium future is not bright. Intel just cannot keep the performance difference with the Xeons big enough. Well, it can but only by slowing down the Xeon chips and that would push sales toward AMD
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/19/unisys_xeon_unisys/ )
 

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Not yet Star Wars laser-gun type stugg but we're getting there.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/19/abl_ground_tests_full_power/ )
 

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Internet explorer mass.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/18/internet_explorer_8_list_challenge/ )
 

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A European electric car. Well, just an American with new clothes
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/20/ampera_design_revealed/ )
 

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2009-02-19  ^:

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Frosty. With some clouds but they are few and far between. Ideal biking weather, cold but almost wind still and dry. (-3°C ^_^ 3°C)
 

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When you change a librarylist (AS400 speak for path) you should change it everywhere where it is used. And J. did so. He checked all the jobs that actually use it and changed those. Good.
Yeah, but not good enough. He check all the active and scheduled job. But not the jobs that are put on hold. Most of those are not used anyway but some are occasionally (or accidentally) started.
Guess who's job it is to clean-up?
Yeah.
 

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Well, I bike to work every Thursday, so that's the best time to bring in my car for maintenance and repairs. So I bring it in to repair the flat tyre I had on Sunday. I also ask them to have a look at the brakes. Those are still working OK but when rolling out after some hard breaking there was some strange noise in the front left wheel.
So I just got a phone call. the front brakes are very worn, can we replace them.
Yes, please, that's why I asked to look.
 

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Web safety and infrastructure problems. Check out some.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/17/critical_infrastructure_security/ )
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/17/ip_security_review/ )
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/19/ssl_busting_demo/ )
 

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I like pasive cooling (I like silent systems) but a graphics cars of this level needs just a little bit more.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/18/review_graphics_gigabyte_/ )
 

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Intel pushing for more clouds. I think they should look for Atomic clouds.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/18/the_intel_cloud/ )
 

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IBM doesn't go cloud-crazy but power crazy. They want you to swap your x86 server for a Power server.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/18/ibm_chases_x64_with_power/ )
 

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Disk space is getting cheaper or you're getting more features for your price.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/18/review_storage_network_wd_my_book_world_edition/ )
 

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No economic downturn for lawyers.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/19/intel_nvidia_cross_licensing_qpi_court_feb_09/ )
 

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Adding an ARM to the graphics chips. Sounds good for Apple. And another stab at Intel.
( http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2009/02/nvidia-locks-arms-with-the-gpu-at-mobile-world-congress.ars )
 

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2009-02-18  ^:

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It's raining till well in the afternoon. Then we get some blinding sun. With frost in th evening. (0°C ^_^ 5°C)
 

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Every notebook needs a docking-station port-replicator. And every vendor makes one. If you are lucky (as business) the vendor makes one that fits all it's notebooks though that is far from usual. But these Kensington unit may change things. One docking station to dock them all. The only thing it doesn't do is recharge the notebook (but very few brand-custom replicators do so).
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/17/review_accessory_kensington_universal_dock/ )
OK, that's all good but it's just a useless junk of plastic when the notebook is unplugged. Wouldn't it be a better idea to add a few extra bits to make it truly universal? Say, add a wireless-network link, and a CPU (ARM? VIA? ...)
 

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Performance-testing virtual servers is a cloudy thing. And then they go test two different boxes loaded with different Linuxes
(ps I am drooling for those boxes they ran the tests on ...)
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/17/vmware_specweb_test/ )
 

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the big trial-of-the-century against Pirate Bay begins to fizzle before it really starts.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/17/pirate_bay_half_charges_dropped_report/ )
 

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Navigating the internet hits problems.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/17/net_instability/ )
 

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Netbook history. Basically starting with the Psion 7 / Psion Netbook. It was a wonderful netbook in it's day and very useful and user friendly. Great stuff.
And trademarked. But the problem here is that no other company thought up the name netbook for the new breed if ultra portable notebooks. It rolled out from the press with journalists throwing up all sorts of names and that was the one that stuck. probably coined by some journo that didn't even know Psion ever existed, let alone that it made netbooks ... sorry Netbooks ...
Actually the best thing Psion could do is start building Netbooks again, or just picking one and rebrand it. Make a bit of a fuss about the name without actually doing much against "offenders". I bet they can make tons more profit by riding the wave iso trying to break it.
( http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2009/02/save-the-netbooks-fighting-a-trademark-on-extinct-hardware.ars )
 

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No, the world is not alone. Neither are we (I assume).
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/17/earthlike_worlds_nearby/ )
 

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electric cars are good stuff. Nicely green and all that. Hydrogen cars are all green as well. But a little bit less efficient. BTW, the comparison is a good one by taking into account the production of electricity versus hydrogen. I wonder how the equation works out if you take production and distribution costs into account for petrol cars as well
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/17/la_times_hydrogen_too_heavy/ )
 

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2009-02-17  ^:

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Raining. (2°C ^_^ 5°C)
 

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Just a mail = "Is the following pop-up message important, or can it be ignored? Thank you."
With a (full size screen print with a task bar message indicating "printing is not possible at this time"
Is anyone surprised we get a phone later because the printer doesn't work?
*sigh*

 

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It is a bit tall for just pack-and-forget carrying and there is no Linux version. But at least it has a battery that will do the job long enough for some decent work time. The price is a bit upscale but probably worth it.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/16/review_netbook_samsung_nc10/ )
 

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Interesting. Tegra powered products aren't out there yet but they may be worth waiting for. And with the economy down I guess the waiting won't be long, finding new markets niches can make a difference for some companies.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/16/nvidia_touts_tegra/ )
 

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The speed of light just got faster. OK, not really but but you can squize that big download trough the optical cable faster.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/16/terabit_ethernet_optics/ )
 

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New Debian version is out and running. And, oh dear, it is even easy!!!
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/16/debian_lenny_review/ )
 

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iLife or real? OK, not playing with real life, more farming on a molecular scale really
( http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2009/02/scientists-learning-to-program-synthetic-life-with-dna.ars )
 

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Yes, you do (commission) research before proposing laws but hey there is no need to take the results into account. Just mentioning, in a boot note, that you did research is strong enough an argument.
( http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/02/eu-not-content-to-double-music-copyrights-now-looks-to-video.ars )

 

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2009-02-16  ^:

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It's raining. No, it's snowing. No, stupid it's hailing! OK, one in three is a (wet) snow flake, one in three is half frozen rain and one in three is rain. Yep the cloud committee couldn't decide; (-1°C ^_^ 4°C)
 

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Fast just realised they didn't lobby hard enough.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/12/fast_on_carter/ )
 

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Nice box but if Cisco wants to get part of the home storage market it will have to change a few things. Price first of all. You can ask a premium for added media support but they ask to much of a premium.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/13/review_storage_nas_cisco_linksys_media_hub/ )
 

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Virtualised connections in stead of fixed links.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/13/pcie_clouds/ )
 

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Moving forward for Intel is opening interesting posibilities. It's also bringing a few important decisions up. One thing not mentioned is mixing the Itanium in with the x86stuff.
Early in the Itanium life people were disappointed by the slow x86 emulation on it. The proposed solution was adding an x86 chip in the package or -if possible- on the die. Problem was die space was hugely expensive and multi-chip packages were very expensive and delicate. So the idea was dropped. But then to be able to compete with AMD's true quad-core chips Intel had to bring out a quad core of it's own. They didn't have the silicon or design to do it (in time) so they did go with dual-chip package.
Now they have good quad-core silicon but they won't throw away the expertise they gained in multi-chip packaging. They have an x86 chip coupled with a graphics chip on the design board (Probably because AMD showed it's plans to put a graph core on-die with some Opteron cores). But if you blink a couple of times and check what Intel has in the drawers it could pick any two chips and link them in a single package. So an Itanium-Xeon couple would be possible. Maybe role-reversed to the original ideas, with the Itanium being co-processor to the main Xeon part.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/13/intel_westmere_servers/ )
 
Intel fans may not like to hear it. Intel has always been leading in processor technology. But not in processor design. AMD plans and works on a mixed CPU-GPU chip, Intel notices, initially ridicules the idea, and then slaps two chips together to get the same (outwardly) result. AMD comes up with a quad-core chips. Intel reacts quickly by throwing some dual cores together. AMD integrates a memory management unit in and replaces the old bus with a good point-to-point connection. Intel laughs it's ass off ... and comes around doing the same thing years later. AMD expands into 64 bits on x86. Intel says x86 doesn't need that ... and adds 64bit extension a bit later. ... do I continue? VIA goes low-power. Intel can't so it buys ARM licences. And goes low-power ten years later. ... I'll stop. ^_^
 

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2009-02-13  ^:

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Friday the 13th starts with ice. (-1°C ^_^ 99°C)
 

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It may be the first reported satellite collision but I expect more to come. It is crowded out there.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/12/satellite_collision/ )
 

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One (key) ring to rule them all.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/12/kmip_oasis_group_formed/ )
 

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Streaming media has advantages. But most of the time it doesn't work as smooth as it should. With storage prices what they are today the saving on local storage is a bogus argument. The argument that it is available anywhere is valid, but if you download it to a local disk and share that on your network with a link out to the internet it is just about as available.
The best argument against streaming remains. If Apple (or any other streaming service) decides it doesn't like you you can get cut off from the media you purchased. If you download it they can't cut you off or limit you as easily.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/12/itunes_replay/ )
 

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VIA getting into storage? Well, they're not making the disks but their mini motherboards are ideal for storage solutions like that. Lots of DIY guys have been using them just for that, instead of buying a standard storage box.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/13/via_mini_itx_disk_array/ )
 

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Check.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/12/secret_intel_geekfest/ )
 

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Speeding up the already fastest browser. Though it's doubtful you will ever notice on the desktop it sounds like good news for on-th-move browsing on smart phone and other small devices. The question is how many providers will buy into it.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/12/opera_turbo/ )
 

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2009-02-12  ^:

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Light frost at home but once I cross the canal the temp seems to drop a couple of degrees. Lots of ice as well though, this being bike-day, I don't clear my wind screen ^_^.
Ice rain. It is clear an bright most of the day but while riding to HQ this afternoon I got hammered by a bout of ice rain. It lasts less than ten minutes -the time I need to bike- but it does leave a nice (=slippery) layer. (-2°C ^_^ 4°C)
 

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every afternoon I drive to the head-office, just two or three miles away, to switch tapes for the backup. Of course on Thursday I do that with my bicycle, takes just a good ten fifteen minutes longer (depending on the wind).
 

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Robots indeed. Does anybody still knows how to program into a 10KB space?
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/12/iswarm/ )
 

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Microsoft on to invade Linux land? Not really, it just wants to cover the market. Embrace and extend you know.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/12/moonlight_first_release/ )
 

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The ION Atom combination is what Microsoft needs to get Vista en win7 running on netbooks. So it is investing there.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/11/nvidia_windows_vista_netbook/ )
 

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nVidia is in a difficult position. It needs Intel but it's competing with Intel at the same time. Nothing new of course, but with a shrinking economy that situation is even less comfortable than usual.
( http://arstechnica.com/hardware/news/2009/02/amid-tanking-revenues-nvidia-looks-to-intel-for-help.ars )
 

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Everyone makes mistakes at exams.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/11/rcs_science_examiners/ )
 

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2009-02-11  ^:

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Everything is wet and there is a light frost. (-1°C ^_^ 5°C)
 

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BlueGeneP. Nice box. But it's got a bits of a short battery time ... LOL
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/10/gauss_petaflops_super/ )
 

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No price cuts from Intel just right now. But then why should it cut?
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/10/intel_no_price_cuts/ )
 

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Ruggedised computers are not new. But checking the specs here I hope they have a ruggedised battery as well.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/10/navy_seals_dual_screen_laptops/ )
 

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Intel goes investing big in the US. Good for America etcetc. Yep, kicking AMD who had to stop and disinvest/sell off fabs.
More importantly is seeing that Intel moves things around, closing fabs, moving fabs, building new ones. Investing here cutting there.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/10/intel_capital_investments/ )
 

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Not all is well in the flash memory business.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/10/spansion_japan/ )
 

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If you run on Java you can smile now. (we are transitioning to a mixed Java environment at wurk.)
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/11/jboss_profiles/ )
 

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2009-02-10  ^:

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Strong winds yes, but the predicted storm got delayed. (2°C ^_^ 4°C)
 

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Yes, I admit I am an AMD fan. But the model numbers are now as confusing as those on the Intel side.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/09/review_cpu_amd_phenom_ii_am3/ )
 

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Yesterday's news : New Atom coming to market faster than planned.
Today's news : New Atom being delayed.
^_^
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/09/intel_pineview_mid_q4_release/ )
 

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There is nothing flashy about the Kindle. But the advances made seem promising.
( http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2009/02/hands-on-with-kindle2-what-a-difference-a-screen-makes.ars )
( http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2009/02/amazon-revamps-kindle-hints-at-bigger-things-to-come.ars )
 

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RED Hat gives another boost to the embedded Linux sphere.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/10/redhat_mrg_fedora11/ )
 

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Cloud management.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/10/redhat_mrg_fedora11/ )
 

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Analysing IBM balance data is one type of app where some cloud computing can he handy ^_^
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/10/ibm_2008_server_breakdown/ )
 

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Intel's eight-core chip is coming along well.
One disadvantage of multi core chips as we are seeing them go forward is that they are all touted at bringing great consolidation to to data centers. If yesterday you needed 20 servers to handle your company's load you probably still need 20 cores to do so. When they sit in just one or two servers that is indeed some consolidation. But when one server goes down in a rack of twenty you have time to get it up again. If one server goes down taking all or most of your cores with it you have no time to get it up again.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/10/nehalem_ex/ )
 

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Going green.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/09/leaner_and_greener/ )
 

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2009-02-09  ^:

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Rain and wind are both present. Both are light and just on the wrong side of bothersome. (3°C ^_^ 4°C)
 

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Fun.
We got a new system installed to log and handle workday/holiday/timing information. So we need to enter our holiday requests in yet anther system (5th system just for work time logging). So we log in ... and get a message that there aren't enough licences for the number of concurrent users.
LOL

 

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Doing censoring without much fuss.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/06/nz_web_filtering/ )
 

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Crapping out to MS. The UK consumers don't want Linux-based netbooks argument doesn't hold water. 90% of the consumers don't really care what OS is running the show, as long as they get to do what they want. The 10 remaining % buy the netbooks because there is Linux on.
I also don't see how HP can make more money off Windows based netbooks then Linux ones.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/06/hp_drops_mini_1000_uk/ )
 

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Don't pump billions into big corporations but pump billions into small companies.
When a bank get's into problems because 1000 people can't pay you get the option to "save" the bank by giving it money, or you can save the bank by giving the same money to those 1000 people. If you do the first, as politicians are wont to do -under media preassure-, you end up with 1000 people without money and a rich bank without customers. And a bank without customers has no future so it will come back for more money.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/06/insolvency_figures/ )
 

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Electric transport is great. But I wonder who actually wants an electric bike?
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/06/mission_one_olpc_designer/ )
 

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New atoms from Intel are early. Well, there is not much new on the Atom itself but the chip set gets a boost. Or rather gets a lift to where it should have been a year ago. I think it is sad that no one has been able to bring a competing chip set to the market.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/06/intel_ships_n280_chips_early/ )
 

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Apple moves on. I guess it won't be very long before the whole PowerPC era is closed and software will only run in Intel Macs.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/06/apple_ends_g4_support/ )
 

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More Apple stuff with the apple-TV box.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/06/apple_tv_hacking_part_1/ )
 

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2009-02-06  ^:

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It didn't feel cold out but there was a lot of frost on my car. And some seriously slippery roads. (-2°C ^_^ 2°C)
 

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Patch early. Patch often. And never forget the details.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/04/phpbb_breach/ )
 

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The MySQL saga is almost concluded.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/05/mysql_monty_leaves_sun/ )
 

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Going from XP to Win7 will hurt.
( http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2009/02/05/windows_xp_7_vista_upgrade/ )
 

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More delays at Intel. But it looks like the delays are not caused by problems in designing the new Itaniums but by changing the specs and features after design is done. ... Yes Itanium that was going to replace the X86 chips is still alive. And it is slowly becoming an interchangeable part.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/05/intel_delays_tukwila/ )
 

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Opera and Java have always been on uneasy terms. Maybe things change.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/05/new_opera_java_script_engine/ )
 

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Apple will push iPhone stuff into the regular OS. So while MS makes one OS and tries to split it up, Apple brings all functions under one roof.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/05/snow_leopard_location_rumors/ )
 

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Limited download speed and capacity is here to stay. Not really a bad thing, the more you use the more you pay. Sound logical. But there is a huge difference in the limits and spread (and prices) different providers apply.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/06/charter_and_time_warner_bandwidth_caps/ )
 

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Basically Apple want to patent replaceable batteries. How incredibly original.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/06/apple_battery_patents/ )
 

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Linux break out of the market. Ubuntu being surprisingly popular
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/06/ubuntu_server_study/ )
 

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It isn't broken. That's why we are fixing it.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/05/windows_7_uac_devaan_response/ )
 
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/06/devaan_sinofsky_windows_7_uac_take_two/ )
 

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I wonder. How many aliens have seen the earth?
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/05/sauna_world_discovered/ )
 

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2009-02-05  ^:

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Headwind again, not hard but strong enough to make a difference. Also overcast. (-1°C ^_^ 2°C)
 

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Phone is hot from 07:00 till 10:40. Only then I can start on my mails. Bad day.
 

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2009-02-04  ^:

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So we got snow in the evening and frost overnight. The main roads are clear but side roads and parking lots are fun. (99°C ^_^ 99°C)
 

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Probably the worlds best laser printers come from Kyocera.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/03/review_colour_laser_printer_kyoceramita_fs_c5200dn/ )
 

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It's already crowded and will get worse up there.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/03/iran_satellite_launch/ )
 

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The ASUS 1000he is interesting. Very desirable if that battery score is anywhere close to reality with a standard battery. To bad it's getting on the big side and Windows only.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/03/asus_unveils_eee_1000he/ )
 

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2TB drives are rolling up to become standard. I bet the 300~500 GB drives will fall to be low capacity entry level drives. (ps I am still running a PC with 2GB drives)
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/03/seagate_2tb_constellation/ )
 

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Who said there was a limit to the number of cores you can pack in a box? How about a million and a half or more?
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/03/llnl_buys_ibm_supers/ )
 

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First they launch five versions of Vista then they make things simpler by rolling out six versions of win7. Someone please explain. Wasn't Microsoft on about the bewildering array of versions and brands in the Linux market?
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/04/windows_7_skus/ )
 

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2009-02-03  ^:

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Strange wind, one moment there is non next there is a cold blast. that stops a couple of minutes later just as suddenly as it started.
And we got snow late in the afternoon. Not much, just under an inch, and rather wet. (-2°C ^_^ 2°C)
 

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Great study with surprising conclusions. Not.
( http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2009/02/02/netbook_survey_report/ )
 

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Going smaller.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/02/nanohologram_small_script/ )
 

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AMD Phenom beating the i7? Not on pure performance an certainly not in the market. But it is a good chip anyway you look at it.
( http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/02/review_cpu_amd_phenom_ii/ )
 

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Showing and sharing it's secrets? Rather trying to attract partners.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/02/intel_owns_isscc/ )
 

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2009-02-02  ^:

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It isn't really cold. But the wind tries to bite off an unprotected body part1 (-2°C ^_^ 5°C)
 

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A real "won't work" here. If it becomes all machine-to-machine most users won't have a clue what's happening and their postings will get protected without them knowing it, and nobody can read/view it. Except the poster himself so he doesn't know there is a problem. Or untill he changes computer and suddenly his whole internet archive is forbidden to himself.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/30/ito_creative_commons_rdfa/ )
 

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Oh well lawyers need to make a living to.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/30/t3_prepares_for_trials/ )
 

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For once it's not an old hole in Windows but a brand new one.
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/30/win7_uac_security/ )
 

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