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Submission + - Why CNBC chose Apple for its primary storage (computerworld.com) 1

Ian Lamont writes: "Computerworld has written about CNBC and its storage infrastructure. Instead of relying on bigger vendors like NetApp or EMC for its primary storage, the cable news channel turned to an Apple Xsan. It's one of the few Apple SANs that the writer has seen in a data center of this size: 'Most corporations simply don't trust Apple — primarily because their infrastructure is Windows and Unix — to put it in their data center, much less to use it for their primary network storage,' he writes. Part of the reason why CNBC chose Apple is the CNBC graphics team uses Macs for a lot of their work, but cost and scalability figured into their choice, as well. There's a brief video interview accompanying the story, featuring CNBC's graphics engineer explaining the Xsan setup."
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Submission + - Man buys Harrier jet on eBay for $20,000

An anonymous reader writes: A UK man landed a $70 million aircraft for under $20,000, thanks to eBay. The Sea Harrier jump jet was posted on the UK version of eBay, and winner Neil Banwell ended up the top bidder with only £10,000 (roughly $19,975).

The retired craft was built in the 1980s, and was used in the Falklands War. The two 30mm cannons are still equipped on the 45-foot-long jet.

Neil, a 39-year-old Somerset resident, paid for it to be delivered to a nearby hangar. "It was my daughter Jess's 14th birthday and she put the bid on for me. We then went out to a barbecue and the next morning we found out we owned a Sea Harrier," Neil was quoted as saying in an Ananova story.

http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/31811/113/

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