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Comment: Re:Based on infrastructure experience... (Score 1) 279

Yep, no argument there Based on the fact that the OP mentioned he wanted to use PL networking (seriously!???!?) and not wire things up, I surmised that he wasn't a full time networking ninja (or even part time for that matter). Thus, i suggested a good balance of functionality and price. I'm aware that new Cisco's have WebUIs but the Meraki's take it a step beyond for the SOHO market. I've deployed them flawlessly in some of the small shops I support on the side and I love being able to login from home and resolve issues that in the past would have required a rollout to the site. My vendor of choice is Juniper Networks but im not gonna recommend that type of advanced functionality (and price) for a use case such as this ;-)

Comment: Re:Based on infrastructure experience... (Score 2) 279

I agree on EVERYTHING you said, except your choice of infrastructure devices. Go w/ a Cisco Meraki switch. Can get the POE versions for cheap, cloud managed, no need to learn a lot of CLI (i'm a network engineer by trade so i wouldn't choose this but for a layman its great). Expand to a Meraki MX60 for a security gateway and a few MR16 or MR24 APs and you can have the whole place done up right for about $1500.00 If you don't want Meraki, you can use Aerohive, Ubuquiti (shudder), or Cradlepoint AER2100s for awesome route and AP functionality. Bottom line is, lots of choices.
Chrome

+ - Microsoft Security Products Flag Google Chrome as ->

Submitted by maeltor
maeltor (679257) writes "Reports are pouring in this morning that Microsoft's security products, namely Microsoft Security Essentials and Forefront Client Security, are flagging Google Chrome as a virus (PWS:Win32/Zbot) and removing the browser if users choose to clean and reboot their machines. Users are reporting that the only way to mitigate this problem are to set MSE and Forefront to "always allow" Zbot, which is generally considered to be a bad idea."
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+ - The 25 Greatest Internet Memes of 2010->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Hi,

2010 was a huge year for memes. From Sad Keanu, to endless auto-tune remixes, to people making fun of the real-life events of human beings in peril (or people going insane) or even just harmless image memes that made all of us smile, here are the 25 greatest internet memes of 2010, how they started, what they mean (what does it mean?) and why they're so funny.

The 25 Greatest Internet Memes of 2010
http://www.ranker.com/list/the-25-greatest-internet-memes-of-2010/williammtx

This is an awesome, culminating list for the year, so I think your audience would really dig it. Please post a link to this if you like it and thanks so much, as always, for your time.

Cheers,

Joanne Chu
Community Moderator | Ranker.com
626-315-0829
joanne@ranker.com"

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Technology

+ - Verizon 4G Network Speed Tests and Results->

Submitted by tekgoblin
tekgoblin (1675894) writes "Today we met with Verizon and ran some tests on their new 4G network in our area and the results were staggering. We ran the tests on laptops with an LG VL600 4G usb dongle on Speedtest.net and here are the results. We were in West Lafayette, Indiana home of Purdue University and tested to Merriville, Indiana over 4G and got 35Mb downstream and 16Mb upstream and we were astonished. We tested another location which was Indianapolis, Indiana and got 21Mb downstream and 8Mb upstream and our tests to Chicago were about the same. Now these speeds are with little to no people on the 4G network at this time. With load on the network you can expect speeds from 5-12Mb downstream and around 2-5Mb upstream during peak times. Compared to 3G at peak times in this area we got around .6MB downstream and .4MB upstream that is a huge difference."
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Space

Fastest (and Most Compact) Stellar Spinner Confirmed 47

Posted by Soulskill
from the getting-dizzy-now dept.
gregg writes "HM Cancri has been confirmed as a binary system of two white dwarfs orbiting each other so closely that they complete one orbit every 5.4 minutes; they are separated by a mere 8 Earth diameters. 'These are the burnt-out cinders of stars such as our Sun, and contain a highly condensed form of helium, carbon and oxygen. The two white dwarfs in HM Cancri are so close together that mass is flowing from one star to the other. HM Cancri was first noticed as an X-ray source in 1999, showing a 5.4 minutes periodicity, but for a long time it has remained unclear whether this period also indicated the actual orbital period of the system. It was so short that astronomers were reluctant to accept the possibility without solid proof. '"
Image

Funeral Being Held Today For IE6 194

Posted by samzenpus
from the good-riddance dept.
An anonymous reader writes "More than 100 people, many of them dressed in black, are expected to gather around a coffin Thursday to say goodbye to an old friend. The deceased? Internet Explorer 6. The aging Web browser, survived by its descendants Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8, is being eulogized at a tongue-in-cheek 'funeral' hosted by Aten Design Group, a design firm in Denver, Colorado."
Censorship

Modern Warfare 2 Not Recalled In Russia After All 94

Posted by Soulskill
from the it's-the-thought-that-counts dept.
thief21 writes "After claims that console versions Modern Warfare 2 had been recalled in Russia due to complaints from politicians and the gaming public over the infamous airport slaughter scene, it turns out the stories were completely untrue. Activision never released a console version of the game in Russia." Instead, they simply edited the notorious scene out of the PC version. They did this of their own volition, since Russia doesn't have a formal ratings committee.
Businesses

EA Shuts Down Pandemic Studios, Cuts 200 Jobs 161

Posted by Soulskill
from the say-goodnight-folks dept.
lbalbalba writes "Electronic Arts is shutting down its Westwood-based game developer Pandemic Studios just two years after acquiring it, putting nearly 200 people out of work. 'The struggling video game publisher informed employees Tuesday morning that it was closing the studio as part of a recently announced plan to eliminate 1,500 jobs, or 16% of its global workforce. Pandemic has about 220 employees, but an EA spokesman said that a core team, estimated by two people close to the studio to be about 25, will be integrated into the publisher's other Los Angeles studio, in Playa Vista.' An ex-developer for Pandemic attributed the studio's struggles to poor decisions from the management."
Microsoft

Windows 7 RCs Shut Down To Force Updates 414

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the please-resume-download dept.
nk497 writes "The release candidate for Microsoft Windows 7 will expire June 2010, and the software giant will let users know they need to pay to upgrade by shutting down the system every two hours for three months. According to Microsoft: "The RC will expire on June 1, 2010. Starting on March 1, 2010, your PC will begin shutting down every two hours. Windows will notify you two weeks before the bi-hourly shutdowns start. To avoid interruption, you'll need to install a non-expired version of Windows before March 1, 2010. You'll also need to install the programs and data that you want to use.""
The Military

+ - The real Mother Of All Bombs - 46 years ago today->

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vaporland
vaporland writes "Tsar Bomba is the Western name for the RDS-220, the largest, most powerful weapon ever detonated.

The bomb was tested on October 30, 1961, in an archipelago in the Arctic Sea. Developed by the Soviet Union, the bomb had a yield of about 50 megatons. Its detonation released energy equivalent to approximately 1% of the power output of the Sun. The device was scaled down from its original design of 100 megatons to reduce the resulting nuclear fallout.

The detonation of Tsar Bomba qualifies as being the single most powerful device ever utilized throughout the history of humanity."

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