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Power

Submission + - World's Largest Reboot (theregister.co.uk)

jtillots writes: "Yesterday, exhibitors at the yearly SuperComputing Conference (SC|07) experienced two power outages during the open day of the exhibition floor. Happening within a few seconds of each other, the power outage didn't seem to be caused by the large amount of machinery in the convention center, but was a general power grid failure happening over a large section of the city. What is the sound of hundreds of admins collectively saying "crap" at the same time?"

Comment Re:How sexist of you (Score 1) 758

You know nothing about women. She not only wants a credit card and a car, but she also wants to be reminded at regular intervals that she's still hot enough to land a guy who has more money than you do. Women call that "commitment".
This is, sorry to say, very insightful, rather than funny. :\
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft and Yahoo (re)considering merging

thrillseeker writes: According to the WSJ, Microsoft and Yahoo "are taking a fresh look at a merger of the two companies or some kind of match-up that would pair their companies' respective strengths", in order to defend against the juggernaut of Google. Personally, I can ignore and not use either of them just as well combined as separate, but it probably makes sense to some executive somewhere.

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