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Recently on Slashdot, a new banner designed to get the attention of nerds everywhere features famed Linux kernel hacker Alan Cox (or an intended look-alike) displayed prominently shirtless.
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Twitter is shooting itself in the foot: key bits of evidence, such as a blog post on the Twitter dev blog (linked below), the now-tarnished LinkedIn deal, the latest app/web updates and more all point to the same disturbing news. Twitter is making the same mistake that MySpace and Digg made before their services took [...]
Games on iOS take many shapes and forms, departing from the realistic in many absurd ways. Have you ever actually sat down and thought about what you’re doing in these games? Let me enlighten you a little, with a gracious helping of humor fully intended along the way.
Many have noted Google’s data processing issues they’ve been having as of late, affecting such services as AdSense, YouTube, and Analytics. What is causing these issues? Evidence suggests it’s BigTable (also known by its newer version’s name Colossus), Google’s distributed filesystem, and MapReduce, Google’s renown bulk-processing algorithm, causing these issues at the I/O level.
Wikipedia for iOS has been out for a while, and through many design iterations and redesigns. However, one simply must blow the proverbial whistle on the most updated version of the app released just yesterday: guys, it still sucks and crashes all the time.
The Xbox 720 is nearing, along with the coincidental(?) release dates of Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface. With all three exhibiting the Metro interface and integrating cloud computing within their operation, it’s no surprise that Dave Cutler (of DEC VMS and Windows Azure fame) has joined the Xbox team to work on the 720 – [...]
This is not a childish slam against Windows – this is a reference to a “Microspeak” (Microsoft internal slang) term for something we all have seen, in an acknowledgement of Microsoft Windows sucking by the same team who designs it. Chances are, you’ve seen what they’re referring to by turds (source below) – but is [...]
So, have a product review you’d eagerly like to see? Something to say (anonymously) about your former employer that’s relevant to the tech community at large? A whistle to blow? An opinion piece? Well we now have a submission page for that!
Back on our old blog, we posted the pictures from a hack from 4chan targeting the Facebook profiles of numerous users. The users’ emails and passwords were retrieved from a database dump from a hacked Christian dating website, where the users clearly recycled passwords between Facebook and the dating site. The hacked pictures are hilarious [...]
Think water cooling is just for gaming rigs due to all that heat put off by overclocking CPUs and memory? Think again: Google, Facebook and other big names are using state-of-the-art water cooling inside their datacenters to keep all that heat put off from user data and ad revenue at a manageable level, and at [...]