- Google’s no-opt-out privacy changes and the end of the anonymous Internet - ComPost - The Washington Post - Miss the anonymous Internet? Seems hyperbolic. And for most of Internet's history was really no anonymity.
- The new MPL | opensource.com - "The final reason is suggested by that last observation of the ascendancy of the Apache License. Though it is speculation based only on my personal impressions, I believe that the concept of weak copyleft has been losing relevance, with community projects increasingly choosing between either strong copyleft or a standard noncopyleft license. Developers who favor copyleft will tend to favor strong copyleft, while those who prioritize technology adoption over commons preservation will naturally favor permissive licenses. "
- Corporations Are Required By Law To Maximize Profits | eBay v. Newmark | Senator Al Franken - Sort of.
- e-books: You Can't Take It With You - Simon Says... - "If the e-book stores had framed their business as a super digital lending library (with prices to match) I might be an avid customer by now. Instead, by saying I am buying the book, and charging prices that are a delta on the cover price rather than a delta on the cost of a lending library, they draw my attention increasingly to all the things I can't do - lend, share, resell, bequeath. Perhaps it's time for some reframing?"
- Winter Vegetable Recipes - Saveur.com
- Alistair Croll: Thoughts on Hybrid Cloud Computing - Viewpoints - Site Home - MSDN Blogs - Agree some. Disagree some.
- Average Is Over - NYTimes.com - "In the past, workers with average skills, doing an average job, could earn an average lifestyle. But, today, average is officially over. Being average just won’t earn you what it used to. It can’t when so many more employers have so much more access to so much more above average cheap foreign labor, cheap robotics, cheap software, cheap automation and cheap genius. Therefore, everyone needs to find their extra — their unique value contribution that makes them stand out in whatever is their field of employment. Average is over."
- Target Sends Letter Vendors Asking for Help to Combat 'Showrooming' Comparison Shopping - WSJ.com - "Showrooming is an increasing problem for chains ranging from Best Buy Co. to Barnes & Noble Inc., at the same time that it's a boon for Amazon.com Inc. and other online retailers. This year store sales overall edged up 4.1% during the holiday shopping season, while online sales jumped 15%. And while online sales represent only 8% of total sales, that is up from just 2% in 2000."
- Intel and InfiniBand: Pure HPC Play, or Is There a Fabric in the Works? | Blogs | ITBusinessEdge.com - RT @utollwi: Intel and InfiniBand: Pure HPC Play, or Is There a Fabric in the Works? -
- t.co / Twitter - RT @TestKitchen: The Dark 'n' Stormy is gaining popularity. Throw a party and make your own Ginger Beer with this spicy DIY: ...
- MIT Genius Stuffs 100 Processors Into Single Chip | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com - Good piece on Tilera backstory and "wimpy" cores vs. "brawny" cores.
- InfiniBand eight years later | The Pervasive Data Center - CNET News - From the vaults. I wrote this update on InfiniBand in 2008.
- IBM's Open Virtualization Alliance, oVirt and KVM Update | ZDNet - RT @dkusnetzky: My ZDnet post> IBM's Open Virtualization Alliance, oVirt and KVM Update
- Intel Newsroom: News Stories: Intel Takes Key Step in Accelerating High-Performance Computing with InfiniBand Acquisition - RT @Chris_Gaun: Intel buys InfiniBand << Talk about coming full circle. Intel played big role in IB early then got out.
- Intel shuffles management team - Intel, business issues - CIO - Intel management shuffle:
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Posted by Gordon Haff at 10:50 AM