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What is Modding?

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Modding. Technically, it means modification plain and simple, and is done to improve performance in some way, aesthetics or both. I could talk about modding in general, as it applies to everything from tools to cars to everyday household items,…

Has CES lost its steam for the computer industry?

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During the days leading up to CES 2014 there has been a lot of talk about how much the show has changed. Although tagged with the Consumer Electronics Show label the show is becoming dominated by items that, while loosely…
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Steve Ballmer’s resignation was no shock to anyone that has been following Microsoft for the last few years. After far too many slips and mistakes the board and many investors felt it was time for Steve to go. Now the…

There’s gold in them thar exploits

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In a career that has spanned over 20 years in IT I have met a lot of people from different industries. Many of these people I have not kept in contact with and some I have. Occasionally when talking to…

Games Are Growing in Popularity, Use, Profits

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“Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous. Spark is fine, as long as it's contained.” – President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Lionsgate, 2012 If it weren’t for…

Bigger, Faster, Cheaper Flash in Demand But Cold?

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“By the time you get this message, I'll be in the dead zone.” – Capa, “Sunshine,” DNA Films, 2007You have to wonder if this year’s Flash Memory Summit (FMS) didn’t have Al Shugart, a hard drive pioneer, spinning in his…
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The impact of Edward Snowden is still being felt on a daily basis and is even growing due to the continued release of information in the form of classified slides from the NSA. In recent months the information coming out…
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Microsoft’s investors are signaling that they are ready for change and they want someone who can facilitate that change to be the next CEO. You can see this desire in the suggestions that they have put forward to the Board;…
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US District Court Judge Denise Cotes has finally come back with her recommendations for Apple’s consequences in the eBook Price Fixing case. Her recommendations have met with mixed feelings from both sides (even those that feel that Apple was guilty).…
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Verizon and a few other broadband companies are out to alter the way you view content on the internet. Ever since the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) put regulations in place to prevent broadband providers from block, throttling or altering content…
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Although Steve Ballmer is leaving Microsoft they have made statements that the company will continue to follow the plans he laid out for it; at least for the near future. Remember that Ballmer decided to cut the company back to…
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The business world in the US is a funny thing especially when it comes to legal matters. There is an unwritten rule that seems to be in use when companies break the law. This rule is all about making sure…

In the Cloud, Software Goes Back to its Beginning

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“I will speak slow so that those of you with PhDs in the room can understand.” – Doug Carlin, “Deja Vu,” Touchstone Pictures, 2006 Having been around the software industry from the earliest PC days (and before) it is interesting…
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Every now and then someone makes statements that are so extreme that we really have to wonder what they were thinking and if they really believe the things they are saying. The latest statement of this type comes from former…

Fun with numbers part 2.789428+10E

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My statistical analysis instructor once told me that numbers have their own magic and rules as soon as they enter the world of statistics. A 5 is no longer a 5 there as it becomes defined, qualified and categorized. His…
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Apple has been granted leniency for infringing on Samsung’s standards essential patents (SEP). It seems that the White House decided that they just could not allow a ban even though the International Trade Commission ruled that Apple did in fact…

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