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Comment Woohoo GOOGLE! (Score 4, Insightful) 218

All the power to you!

You're working on fiber to the home.

Now you're working on Power.
Perhaps someday soon your name will appear on my utility bills as well.

So-far everything is good. But I'm afraid.
You control my email, you control my web searches, you pay me for ads on my site.
You say don't be evil. And I believe you.

But I'm still afraid.
I'm afraid that if I will ever wrong you,
if you're ever displeased with what I say about you,
I will dissapp#~s8 -`15ht@#&fge LOST CARRIER ...

Comment More choices? wtf? (Score 4, Insightful) 113


"I believe that together, Microsoft and Yahoo will promote more choice, better value and greater innovation to our customers, as well as to advertisers and publishers."

Wait, Two companies combining forces, eliminating the better search engine(IMHO) and then we're told this will result in "more choice"?

I really don't understand how this could be, but I won't use Yahoo (a mediocre SE. at best) anymore. For me it means less choice.


Submission + - Free Netbook From Microsoft, Then Things Got Weird ( 2

paiute writes: Matt Karolian, a Marketing Communications major at Emerson College in Boston "won" a netbook in a Microsoft re-tweet competition (whatever that is). Then the prize arrived, and it was not exactly the high-quality major award he had expected from a Microsoft:

"A few months back I entered a re-tweet contest that Microsoft was holding. I know, I know, as a marketer I should cringe at the thought of a re-tweet contest but one of the prizes for this re-tweet contest was an xbox 360, so I caved and took part. Time passed and I heard nothing about anyone winning, and I eventually forgot about it..."

Submission + - Server room conventions?

lundstrj writes: I work for a small stealth startup in Silicon Valley. Things are going will and we are moving to a bigger office. So far so good. It just so happens that the task of setting up the server room/lab fell in my lap. I'm curious if the good people here at Slashdot have any good conventions regarding: Cabling and labeling and other good things to know when planning a brand spanking new server room? I'm thinking mainly of the network cabling here.

I was going to go with:
Different colors to distinguish networks (Yellow for Development, Red for Testing and so on)
Unique label in both ends of every ethernet cable to help tracing cables.
Server name and interface label on the switch side to provide a quick overview without the need to trace cables.
Interface label on the server side to allow quick rollback to a good wiring setup.

I was also going to have a separate color for temporary wiring for those time when resources has to be combined from different networks for a while.
Thus, leaving original cables in place but unplugged so that it'll be easy to roll back to a good setup.

Any and all help appreciated.

Submission + - Top climate scientist admits no warming since 1995 ( 4

Mindl writes: Phil Jones, who is at the center of the Climategate scandal, has admitted that there has been no statistical warming in 15 years. He is also claiming to have lost the data that supports his "hockey stick" warming graph. In addition, Mr. Jones is also claiming that warming periods have occurred in the past and were not due to humanity.

Submission + - Astronauts having trouble with Tranquility module (

Coldeagle writes: Astronauts ran into trouble while trying to connect up the new Tranquility module onto the ISS. A critical insulating cover didn't fit quit right:

"The fabric, multilayered cover is supposed to go between Tranquility and its observation deck, but the metal bars are not locking down properly because of interference from a hand rail or some other structure at the hatch."

One has to wonder if this is another imperial metric snafu.

Comment Re:But what did Apple want? (Score 1) 401

Source please? Last figures I saw were about a mere 40 million.

Anyhow, you do realise that the market for mobile phones is about a billion every year? Of course, you probably don't, since you're an Apple fan. Yes, I'm sure Apple can make some money in their niche market, but it's nothing particularly notable.

The 75 million figure is for "iPhone" OS devices from a slide that Jobs showed at the iPad event. This figure includes iPod touch devices, not just phones(I had to double-check).

I'm not a Apple fan, but I do think OS X is much better than Windows. One of the reasons I tell people to get a Mac is cause then I end up helping them with their computer once a year at most, not every month.

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