Archive for June, 2008

Cloud Computing, The Commodity of The Future
June 30, 2008

SaaS or Software as a Service, is what is generally thought of when you consider services like Google Apps or Salesforce.com. Let’s face it, from the end user and SOHO crowd, to big businesses that are making use of services like Salesforce, you can see the huge value in outsource certain applications, not only from a cost standpoint but for ease

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10 Great Examples of Urban Acrobatics From Movies
June 30, 2008

Practically since the inception of parkour in 1997, it has been used in cinema to aid in great storytelling.

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Spain beat Germany in Euro final
June 29, 2008

Spain claimed their first major title in 44 years after beating Germany 1-0 in Sunday’s title showdown in Vienna. Fernando Torres scored the only goal of the game, sliding the ball past German keeper Jens Lehmann after 33 minutes as Spain took a grip on the first half after early German pressure. Germany started the second half strongly as they w

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The 10 Worst Top-Shelf CG Cartoon Movies Ever Made
June 27, 2008

Today, unanimously beloved animation powerhouse Pixar will release their latest work for nerds, movie critics and children around the world to fawn excessively over, Wall*E. It’s a reminder that we live in a golden age for animated movies, where the best of them have universal appeal to kids and adults alike and sometimes are considered among the best films of the year. Unfortunately, we also live in an age where most every major movie studio has realized that there’s a whole lot of money to be made with CG cartoons, so as a result, there’s seemingly some new candy-colored CG confection opening at the multiplex every week. The big ones have some incredibly talented artists behind them, production budgets in the hundreds of millions and global marketing campaigns that sell them as the next big animated masterpiece. And a lot of them really fucking suck. For every Ratatouille, there are three Madagascars, and a surprising number of them are released in such a bombastic, self-congratulatory fashion that you’d believe it might just be the next Finding Nemo.

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VelociRaptors In RAID 5, A Case Study In Speed
June 27, 2008

The team at HotHardware decided to RAID up not two but three WD VelociRaptor drives in a RAID 5 configuration with an Areca PCIe X8 hardware RAID card, to see what the numbers looked like. This is only a quick-take on read performance but it certainly gives you a sense of scale and what these drives are capable of in the right environment.

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Another Inventor Of The Internet Wants To Gag It
June 26, 2008

Lawrence Roberts is just another guy with the title:” Inventor of the Internet” in news articles. According to Wikipedia, he’s the father of networking through data packets. And he’s turned his attention to everyone’s favorite data packet topic: Peer-to-Peer filesharing. He’s established a company called Anagran, and says their devices can sort out

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10 Best Movie Car Chases: Does WANTED Make It Now? [w/VIDS]
June 26, 2008

A Dodge Viper spinning at 75 mpg, Angelina Jolie clutching to it as she fires large-caliber weapons, the supercar literally driving off the side of an out-of-control bus—is this the stuff of Steve McQueen territory?

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10 Classic Games That MUST Come to Wii Virtual Console
June 25, 2008

After a workout with the Wii Fit, you might want to kick back with a Wii game that doesn’t involve yoga poses or arm flailing. That’s where Nintendo’s Virtual Console comes in: cheap, instant Wi-Fi downloads of all the best nostalgic video games from yesteryear. Well, not exactly all. Here’s what should be on there–and whether they actually will be

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Google Sued For Stealing Outlook Migration Tools
June 25, 2008

Chicago-based company LimitNone is claiming Google’s partnership with them, as a third party developer brought on to enhance Google products, went awry when they decided to just steal the small software company’s technology. This technology was rolled into a Google Apps product that basically allows users to migrate their MS Outlook email and contacts into gMail products.

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13 Reasons Why Army Corps Is Accountable for Floods
June 25, 2008

Hardcore interview with the Army Corps of Engineer’s chief of dams and levees after the massive Midwest disaster about flood response lessons learned and ignored, and why his agency seems to wind up in the wrong place, at the wrong time, every single time.

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