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Back-to-school time means ...

GarethSwan Less bloody kids on my lawn !! FTW !!! (447 comments)

Well, in the morning, anyway
The bastards make up for that in the evening with flaming bags of crap on the doorstep ...

more than 5 years ago

IPv6 Over Social Networks

GarethSwan Admins not adopting IPv6 (102 comments)

I don't care how much "publicity" they throw at IPv6, if the actual network admins don't adopt it, it will not go anywhere fast.

I know, for my company at least, we don't want it because it not as intuitive as IPv4. AND the users already know how to use the "192.168. ... " terminology. To try to teach a user IPv6 is the same as trying to get them to take their heads out of their arses !!!

more than 5 years ago

I typically stick with the same desktop environment

GarethSwan Switching from one computer to another. (432 comments)

I have 2 totally different computers on my desk and I switch between them constantly using a KVM switch.
I have an Ubuntu desktop that I use for my "administrative" tasks - rdp, ssh, telnet, ftp, bittorrent, etc. And I have a MacBook Pro that I use for the rest of the stuff I have to do - IM, VMWare Fusion, etc. I browse from both & from my Windows VM depending what site I want to hit.

OSes & desktops are just tools to get the job done. You need to decide which one is best for you.

more than 5 years ago

Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes

GarethSwan Re:Just Like When He Led Microsoft (841 comments)

Yup. I've always said that MicroStuffed never started as a software company, just a marketing company. Anyway, kudos to Gil Bates on that show. He He.

more than 5 years ago

Students Learn To Write Viruses

GarethSwan Re:Old News (276 comments)

I agree. My CS class c. 1992 in South Africa was the same.
They've been teaching this for YEARS.

more than 6 years ago



Samoa and Tokelau skip Friday, 30th Dec as Date Li

GarethSwan GarethSwan writes  |  about 3 years ago

GarethSwan writes "The tiny Pacific islands of Samoa and Tokelau have skipped over Friday, 30th December 2011 as they realign the International Date Line to the east in a bid to improve trade ties with neighbouring countries such as Australia and New Zealand, The islands have decided to make the change as conducting business across the IDL was becoming increasingly difficult, especially for the tourist industry. They will now be the first to ring in the New Year instead of the last."
Link to Original Source



Amazon.com down

GarethSwan GarethSwan writes  |  more than 6 years ago Earlier, I posted that Amazon.com was down. Well, never mind. Cnn Money posted about it, too.

Update (14:40) : Well, now it's down again. LOL.

Update (15:05) : Well, it's been up and down like a yo-yo for the last 30 mins. WTF !??!



GarethSwan GarethSwan writes  |  more than 10 years ago On 26 October, I posted the story about SGI & NASA building the new fastest supercomputer in the world.


GarethSwan GarethSwan writes  |  more than 10 years ago On 18 June, at approx 10:29 am EST, I posted a story on the Wi-Fi surfboard being showcased in Devon, England.

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