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* Posts by CanadianMacFan

10 posts • joined 21 Oct 2010

Microsoft diverts research funds to data centre efficiency studies

CanadianMacFan

Not use Microsoft?

When I was doing admin work I could put multiple clients on a Linux server and know that they wouldn't impact one another. But when it came to the Windows group it was a strict one function per server rule so that a misbehaving application wouldn't impact others.

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Plastic iPhone 5Cs? Nah, we'll flog India our OLD iPhone 4 models - report

CanadianMacFan

5c was never a budget model

It was only a business analyst guessing before it was launched that said the 5c would be a budget model and everyone jumped on the bandwagon.

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Top Microsoft bod: ARM servers right now smell like Intel's (doomed) Itanic

CanadianMacFan

Bloat

Of course they aren't going to run Windows on ARM in the data centre. They need all the horsepower in the CPU just to run the OS, GUI, anti-virus, etc before even putting on the application.

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Target's database raided, 70 MILLION US shoppers at risk of ID theft

CanadianMacFan

70 million people

It'll soon be easier to contact the people who weren't in the database. Or Target should just buy a one year blanket fraud insurance coverage for everyone in the US. Probably be cheaper.

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Mandela memorial. Yup, let's SNAP A SELFIE, say grinning Obama, Cameron

CanadianMacFan

Was he afraid that all of the press photographers there might somehow miss him and he might not get a photo of himself at the ceremony?

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Borland's heir Embarcadero says one dev tool can rule them all

CanadianMacFan

That will work so well

Creating applications to the lowest common denominator of four operating systems is going to work so well. It worked out great for Java didn't it? (And yes I know this is a different approach to the problem but Java apps never looked truly native because you were always working with a subset of the OS's features.)

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NSA gets burned by a sysadmin, decides to burn 90% of its sysadmins

CanadianMacFan

Re: 1000 System Admins?

You have system admins based on the number of machines, not on the number of employees. I'm pretty sure that the NSA has a large number of servers in the back end to look after.

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USB accelerates to 10 Gbps

CanadianMacFan

Obvious marketing name

Plaid speed

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Files aren’t property, says US government

CanadianMacFan

Files are not the property of the owner unless it suits the US government to believe the opposite.

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Apple threatens Java with death on the Mac

CanadianMacFan

Not thrilled about this move Steve

One of my favourite applications, FreeMind, requires Java. I won't be upgrading to Lion if you aren't going to let me run it. I hate having to run a VM just for a particular application. Leaving it open takes up a bunch of resources. Starting up a VM wastes time.

I'm not going to complain about how iOS is so closed. It's always been that way. But I will look somewhere else for my hardware and software if OS X moves towards iOS. And I'm sure that many others will do the same.

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