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Friday night topic: Vacation time!
— 6:47 PM on June 10, 2011

So... it's that time of year. Everybody goes on vacation, and we can feel it in TR's traffic, even. The question is: where are you...

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Friday night topic: Handicapping 2012
— 5:15 PM on June 3, 2011

Like it or not, the next U.S. presidential race is upon us. That means the candidates in the party out of power—the GOP, in...

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RevoDrive Hybrid combines SSD, HDD on a single PCIe card
— 4:23 AM on May 31, 2011

Computex — With OCZ now out of the memory business, we weren't surprised to see the company's Computex showcase dominated by solid-state drives. However,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Our slow migration into the cloud
— 12:44 PM on May 27, 2011

There's been a lot of talk about the cloud lately. I'm not sure exactly when clouds came to represent noisy server farms thousands of miles...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Hacking the planet
— 1:26 PM on May 20, 2011

I've got a confession to make. Books and I aren't as close as we used to be. Online articles catering to a slightly...

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Clash of the Sumo Titan bean bag chair
— 10:55 PM on May 18, 2011

Here at TR, we generally can't be bothered with things that don't raise the electricity bill or contain copious amounts of caffeine. However, over...

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Friday night topic: Fantasy fiction
— 5:27 PM on May 13, 2011

Maybe I'm not a proper geek, but beyond a few big names like The Lord of the Rings, C.S. Lewis's Narnia series, and the Harry...

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Friday night topic: The rise of conspiracy theories
— 5:00 PM on May 6, 2011

We've seen incidents related to several prominent conspiracy theories dominate the news in the past few weeks, from the release of Obama's (purported?) long-form birth...

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OCZ adds VeloDrive to PCIe SSD lineup
— 11:46 AM on April 29, 2011

Solid-state drives seem destined to shed their Serial ATA interfaces. The tide is already beginning to turn in enterprise, where PCI Express provides considerably...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Etc.
— 9:53 AM on April 22, 2011

The portrayal of technology in TV shows and movies has long annoyed me, especially when a really good film does something daft that completely shatters...

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Friday night topic: The problem of rising gasoline prices
— 5:58 PM on April 1, 2011

Gasoline prices are on their way up again. While folks in North America still pay a lot less than others do at the...

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Friday night topic: What now for power?
— 5:30 PM on March 25, 2011

The crisis in Japan has raised new doubts about nuclear power. At the same time, it seems our current alternative forms of energy, beyond...

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AT&T to buy out T-Mobile USA
— 6:00 AM on March 21, 2011

This is another one of those "AMD buys ATI" moments. Except this time, the buyer is AT&T and the buy-ee is none other than Deutsche...

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Friday night topic: Disasters
— 9:31 PM on March 11, 2011

The news from Japan has us thinking somber thoughts this evening.  Have you ever been present during a disaster, natural or otherwise, or there right...

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Friday night topic: Commodity or worth the fuss?
— 6:19 PM on March 4, 2011

We've been hearing an awful lot in the past few years about the personal computer becoming a commodity. CPUs like Intel's Atom and AMD's,...

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Friday night topic: Public-sector unions?
— 4:39 PM on February 25, 2011

As you may know, the Friday night topic is our weekly off-topic discussion about whatever seems interesting. In years past, we used to have...

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SandForce intros next-gen SF-2000 series SSD controllers
— 8:30 AM on February 24, 2011

SandForce has quickly become one of the premiere controller providers in the solid-state storage market. Today, the company takes the wraps off of its...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Friday night topic: Your snack concoctions
— 5:49 PM on February 18, 2011

I'm a pretty typical guy, I think, in that I don't exactly like to cook elaborate meals (not that there's anything wrong with that), but...

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