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Absence of Tech from the 2012 Presidential Election

Today ZDnet ran an interesting piece on five technology themes that have been virtually absent from the 2012 Presidential Election. The five themes are: Net neutrality Cyber-security Privacy Future of the Patriot Act IT infrastructure The author goes into detail with...

Microsoft responds to government raids in Russia

An article in Computer Reseller News by Kevin McLaughlin describes how Microsoft has been forced to change its software licensing policy because the Russian government has been overzealously prosecuting small organizations for violating piracy laws. In reality, these...

Five nines reliability standard

Uptime. It’s all about uptime; ask any sysadmin. Components fail and networks go down. Power goes out. Users download viruses on to systems. Apophis could go to eleven on the Torino impact hazard scale, smack right into Euro Disney, and the call from marketing...

Einstein@Home Volunteers Discover Rare Star

When I was a freshman in college, I helped the professor of my introductory astronomy class to conduct some of his research. The job wasn’t hard: I had to look at digital maps of the sky and try to find a particular type of rare star. Open map segment, click on...

Cooling Servers Under Oil

Micheal Feldman of HPCwire has written an interesting article about a startup company called Green Revolution Cooling (GRC) that has a competitive and innovative product in the server cooling market. GRC has developed a server rack that lies horizontally on the floor...