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Submission + - Does Microsoft Cause Kidney Stones?

roj3 writes: Is reverse-engineering Windows linked to kidney stones? This of course is not serious but it's pretty hilarious. Network World reports on an open source developer at CodeWeavers who claims Microsoft gave him kidney stones, causing him to 'descend into the 8th level of hell'....
Power

Submission + - Power Use in Data Centers To Exceed All US TVs

roj3 writes: eWeek is covering a recent report (PDF), showing data centers will soon be drawing more power than all the televisions in the United States. The report "Estimating Total Power Consumption By Servers In The U.S. And The World" was completed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at Stanford. Will widespread use of data center advancements like virtual servers and booting diskless servers from a SAN keep power use in check? Or, like Google and Yahoo, will we all need our own hydro dams to power our file servers?
Data Storage

Submission + - One General Admin to Manage 10 TB

roj3 writes: eWeek is reporting on a trend toward simplification in the datacenter. Test center analyst Victor Loh writes: "Now, vendors including Compellent, EMC and Hewlett-Packard are simplifying buying decisions for IT managers by packaging [NAS, SAN, iSCSI and data protection products] together or offering them as add-ons as part of a unified product line. ...Smaller organizations [less than 250 employees] moving from DAS (direct-attached storage) to networked storage can now often do so without any specialized storage expertise." How much storage should an organization have before hiring a full-time data storage admin?
Data Storage

Submission + - The end of the piecemeal datacenter

roj3 writes: "eWeek is reporting on a trend toward simplification in the datacenter. Test center analyst Victor Loh writes: "Now, vendors including Compellent, EMC and Hewlett-Packard are simplifying buying decisions for IT managers by packaging [NAS, SAN, iSCSI and data protection products] together or offering them as add-ons as part of a unified product line. ...Smaller organizations [less than 250 employees] moving from DAS (direct-attached storage) to networked storage can now often do so without any specialized storage expertise.""
Handhelds

Submission + - Aggregated product reviews: useful?

roj3 writes: "CNET's Rafe Needleman takes a look at two web sites that aggregate product reviews for tech gadgets and other consumer goods. One site parses each review's text to auto-magically give a summary rating of 1-100. The other site collects consumer-written reviews and expert reviews to come up with a single number and then rank the products. Is there any good replacement for just reading the text and doing the work yourself?"

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