Nov 16
A Molecule With Potential

One of the new emerging technologies, with the potential to be a game changer, that is a hot topic in computer laboratories today is carbon nanotubes.

A carbon nanotube is:

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are allotropes of carbon with a cylindrical nanostructure. Nanotubes have been constructed with length-to-diameter ratio of up to 28,000,000:1,[1] which is significantly larger than any other material.
via Wikipedia

Of course this complicated description means that carbon nanotubes are special molocules with the potential to be very useful in design and manufacturing, including information technology. The idea of a nanocomputer goes back several decades, and in various forms, has been featured as a gimmick in several feature films, including the new GI Joe action film, in which nanocomputers are used to create Cobra supermen, whom the Joes were forced to defeat. Such is the world of fantasy and art. Continue reading »

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Nov 12

Some 42 per cent of senior executives in large UK companies see investment in new technologies as one of their key priorities to achieve business growth and cut costs over the next year, according to new research released today by BT Global Services.

via UK businesses prioritise technology to overcome the downturn, says BT survey.

Innovation

The truth is, sometimes we can get stuck in ruts and a recession can have the beneficial side effect of spurring innovation. While no one is recommending deliberate recession to foster it, innovation is turning out to be a major boost to economic recovery. Continue reading »

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Nov 10

SourceForge Inc. has announced that it has officially changed its name to Geeknet. According to Scott L. Kauffman, President and CEO “Renaming the company Geeknet is the latest step in our rapid transformation.” The company believes that the new name will be a more accurate articulation of its business.

via SourceForge Inc changes its name to Geeknet – The H Open Source: News and Features.

The SourceForge I Knew Continue reading »

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Nov 10

I manage databases for two societies, each with about 200 records (members, ex-members, friends) at the moment. Having inherited a mixture of Access databases and Excel spreadsheets I researched custom packages to handle things for both.

via Ask Jack | 05 November 2009 | Technology | The Guardian.

The Database Under The Table Continue reading »

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Nov 10

…only has virtualization advanced the state of the art in maximizing server efficiency, it has also opened the door to new technologies that were not possible before. One of these technologies is the virtual appliance, which fundamentally changes the way software is delivered, configured, and managed.

via FSDaily.com

Virtualization isn’t a false hope. Continue reading »

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