CIA Teams Up With Scientists To Monitor Climate
Actually... you're accusing CO2 of a crime. You need to prove it's guilty. It doesn't need to prove it's innocence; It just needs to discredit you.
Saying No To Promotions Away From Tech?
I mean... you're probably not going to do a good job since you're not going to like, or maybe even understand, the role.
If you're going from Technical to Managerial, it's not a promotion, it's a career change. Unfortunately, few people on either side of the fence realize this, and your boss was probably one of those people.
How Do You Evaluate a Data Center?
What does your company _NEED_? How much bandwidth do you need? What kind of servers do you need? Are you looking for Co-Lo or Dedicated? If you're doing Co-Lo, how much power and space do you need? If you're doing dedicated, do you need managed or unmanaged? PCI compliance? HIPAA compliance? Do you want to pay for certain redundancies? Do you need an Uptime Institute Tier certified facility?
I could go on and on. The one thing that you need consistently is good customer service. The rest depends on what you need.
Full Disclosure: I work for one of the biggest privately held dedicated hosting companies on the planet.
Computer Failure Causes Gridlock In MD County
Why not just switch the wires on the red light and the green light? Then they'll all be green or red at the same time.
Some Users Say Win7 Wants To Remove iTunes, Google Toolbar
I went from Vista to Win7 RC1 and didn't have any problems. Every time I see a comment like this, I think to myself "Why don't I ever have these problems?"
Affordably Aggregating ISP Connections?
Are you trying to bond all of your neighbor's WAPs together so you can aggregate their bandwidth?
This could make bit torrenting an interesting thing.
Student Designs Cardboard Computer Case
Working in a large Data Center, we explicitly prohibit staff and customers from bringing cardboard onto the DC floor because of dust. Not only does cardboard have a habit of carrying dust from the outside, it's a huge contributor of dust as the cardboard breaks down. Hopefully they plan on treating the cardboard to mitigate this decomposition.
Gene Therapy Cures Color-Blind Monkeys
You could eat some fungus for the same effect.
Network Adapter Keeps Talking While a PC Is Asleep
I only run an anti-virus once every six months or so... I still have never gotten a virus.
Also, it's bad practice to update 'just because'. Period. 80% of outages come from a Change and much of it is unnecessary.
Not saying you shouldn't apply important updates, but you shouldn't apply EVERYTHING just for the sake of it.
(As a side note, people who brag about high uptime is equally retarded for the opposite reason... they're usually the one missing the important updates)
Chevy Volt Rated At 230 mpg In the City
Awesome! Does your company know you're stealing high carbon-output electricity from them?
Preview the Office 2007 Ribbon-Like UI Floated For OpenOffice.Org
I concur with this statement. The Ribbon was an easy convert...
Anyways, no matter the operating system or application, menus and ribbons are for amateurs, not people who know the fast way to get things done: Keyboard shortcuts.
First Ever Criminal Arrest For Domain Name Theft
You should see how many people die in their homes without a weapon at 2am.
Rude Drivers Reduce Traffic Jams
Yeah, because being crushed between two cars is definitely safer than bouncing off of one in an angled impact.
I'm going to need some numbers to back your 'Lane Splitting is unsafe' opinion. The fact is that many states are considering making lane splitting explicitly legal because it helps reduce congestion, pollution, and stress.
Don't blame the inattentiveness of cagers on motorcyclists until you're more informed of the subject just because you're pissed off the motorcyclist will get home faster than you.
What Would You Want In a Large-Scale Monitoring System?
I definately agree with this. I work for a hosting provider that has about 67,000 servers. We use a highly modified version of Nagios to monitor them(at customer request, so only a majority of the servers are being monitored, not all).
Tennesee Man Charged In "Virtual Pornography" Case
when someone whines about it.
Ideal, and Actual, IT Performance Metrics?
Mean / Average Time to Response
Mean / Average Time to Close
Mean / Average Number of Updates to Ticket
Servers per Headcount
Ticket Responses per Headcount
Ticket Closes per Headcount
Cost per Server
All of these are meant to make you look for a problem and solve it whether it's a problem with a policy, process, procedure, or sometimes(but lastly considered) a staff member.
Keep a continous process improvement attitude and make sure you include the front line people on your CPI team.
"Colossal Magnetic Effect" Could Lead To Another Breakthrough In Storage Tech
Your mother's tongue ring wasn't made of ferrous materials.
How Google's High Speed Book Scanner De-Warps Pages
Now all my porn looks like a flat screen monitor...
Qt Opens Source Code Repositories
EU Rejects Law To Cut Pirates Off From Their ISP
What about people who don't want Internet access? When the government provides something, everyone pays.
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