Appreciate a Dragon Day Shortbread

The Starting Five

  1. Mac Rumors: iPad 2 likely to have 2048×1536 resolution
  2. SmartMoney: Why Apple’s best days may be over
  3. Bloomberg: hp could have fired ex-chief Mark Hurd, investor says in lawsuit
  4. ZDNet: 1 second Linux boot
  5. NGOHQ hosts Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Final

Appreciate a Dragon Day

  1. Wired: Homeland Security junks billion dollar ‘virtual fence’
  2. BBC News: Should employees buy their own computers?
  3. ITProPortal: French ISP throttles direct download website MegaUpload
  4. Maintaining high availibity for
  5. Windows Weekly 191: Angry Ballmer
  6. Gizmodo: 12 technologies on the verge of extinction

Hardware news

  1. Fudzilla: HIS working on HD 6950 1GB card
  2. TC Magazine: GeForce GTX 580 getting WindForce cooling too, courtesy of Gigabyte
  3. VR-Zone: Antec launches Sonata IV chassis


  1. The Huffington Post: Will tablets make us less creative?
  2. SnapTax from Intuit lets some file by phone
  3. SuperSite’s Windows Phone 7 app of the week: Amazon Kindle


  1. Ubuntu Guide: Manage iPhone / iPod touch SpringBoard icons on Ubuntu

    via Sbmanager and how to install Unity 2D (Qt) in Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04

  2. Scientific Linux 6 Alpha 5
  3. infoTECH reports Oracle issues 66 new fixes
  4. CIO: Microsoft re-issues Outlook 2007 update after Dec. blunder
  5. Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5 Express
  6. System Center Service Manager – Exchange Connector
  7. Microsoft Web Deploy v2.0
  8. CPUCool 8.0.11
  9. FastStone Image Viewer 4.3


  1. DailyTech: Biotic video games created with living microorganisms
  2. Seriously! on Serious Sam HD: Second Encounter Fusion DLC
  3. THQ EVP believes Homefront will sell more than WWE
  4. Siliconera: Capcom USA on Super Street Fighter IV for PC
  5. GamersHell: NBA 2KA11 gets free stereoscopic 3D update tomorrow
  6. Neatorama: World of Warcraft bathroom


  1. X-bit labs post Core i5-2500, Core i5-2400, and Core i5-2300 CPUs review
  2. Clunk’s P67 Sandy Bridge overclocking guide for beginners
  3. StorageReview’s LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i and 8888ELP review part 1
  4. X-bit labs test contemporary graphics cards in Call of Duty: Black Ops
  5. AMDZone’s Cooler Master CM Inferno review
  6. PureOC reviews Deepcool N8 notebook cooler
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    • blastdoor
    • 9 years ago

    ” iPad 2 likely to have 2048×1536 resolution”

    Is that really necessary? I’m sure it will look great, but I wonder if it’s worth the extra cost.

    • YeuEmMaiMai
    • 9 years ago

    *patiently waits for lawsuits regarding the wiping of BYOC devices when the user is no longer with the company……lol

    • NeelyCam
    • 9 years ago

    [quote<]BBC News: Should employees buy their own computers?[/quote<] I'd love to buy a laptop for work. The one I have runs XP, is slow as hell, freezes regularly to do excessive virus scanning, and has an HDD. Oh, and bluescreens thanks to NVidia graphics. Buying my own work laptop would be a worthy investment towards my mental health.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 9 years ago

      I think you’d change your mind if your company enforced this idea:

      “One of the prerequisites is to have a standard McAfee anti-virus installed on the device.”


        • NeelyCam
        • 9 years ago

        My current work laptop already has that crippling virus of a software. The difference would be that I’d have an SSD and a much faster CPU to deal with that crap.

          • MadManOriginal
          • 9 years ago

          Don’t get me wrong, I fully agree, I just wanted to take a dig at CrapAfee. My ‘enterprise’ only recently started rolling out some updated desktops, which most at my work use literally all day and speed matters. We were on ancient HT P4s with maybe 1GB RAM and of course ancient HDs and they upgraded us to E7500s with 4GB and fairly fast HDs…yes it was a massive upgrade but Core 2s, seriously? It would have completely been worth it to me to buy a Core i3 system for a few hundred months ago.

      • yogibbear
      • 9 years ago

      God no. Even though i would love to pick my own lappy and care for, the way i see co-workers treat their PCs/laptops there is NO WAY i would be letting them buy one, let alone take care of it. The amount of setup required for a 40k+ employee company to rollout laptops and desktops is ridiculous. So i can understand when i get a new laptop and it’s already a year old and has a 3 yr old OS. That’s actually pretty damn good. So…. plus i don’t get admin rights to my own lappy so i have to call IT to install programs…. :).

      Me: “Hi, can you double click this installation file on my desktop?”
      Them:”Okay… what is it?”
      Me: “Just an application i need… nothing malicious… i wouldn’t install a bomb into the network!”
      Them: “err… are you joking or being serious?”
      Me: “What do YOU think?”
      Them: “*sigh… um… well i hope you have read the IT policy”
      Me: “Of course it’s nothing malicious… it’s just called VLC player”
      Them: “What’s VLC?”
      Me: “Do you really work in IT?”
      Them: “Okay i’ll install it for you”
      Me: “Thanks very much”
      Them: “Now i’ve double clicked on it, what do i do next?”
      Me: “*sigh* /facepalm *hits them with a large sea bass*”

      • Corrado
      • 9 years ago

      I think if they made people PAY for their work computers, they would get treated a lot better. If you just hand people something, they have no respect for it, especially if they know if they break it in 6 months to a year, they’ll get a newer/faster one for free as well.

      Do something like a technology fee of $1000 a year. You get that $1000 back at the end of the year if you don’t break your laptop. Regular wear and tear don’t count, a hard drive spontaneously dying doesn’t count. But if people started getting docked/in trouble for loading their work laptops up with spyware, I be you’d see things change quick. A company I used to work for had a policy that after the first incident with a user, that department started getting charged for the IT worker’s time spent repairing and fixing issues outside of routine things. We had one guy that said he let his kids install games on his work laptop and couldn’t understand why we were upset removed them and took away admin rights. Generally they shouldn’t have admin rights in the first place, but when people take their laptops home and need to install printers and scanners and hook their PDA’s up, it just wasn’t realistic to keep them in user mode.

    • anotherengineer
    • 9 years ago

    How can I appreciate a dragon if they don’t exsist?? ;(

    So win7 sp1 out soon?? hmmm

      • Ethyriel
      • 9 years ago

      Bioware is happy to help.

        • ssidbroadcast
        • 9 years ago

        Yeah, they seem to appreciate dragons a lot. An entire [i<]age[/i<] of them, even.

          • BobbinThreadbare
          • 9 years ago

          I preferred their games that balanced dragons with dungeons

      • Mithent
      • 9 years ago

      I recommend How To Train Your Dragon. Better than Toy Story 3 in my (admittedly minority) opinion.

        • Voldenuit
        • 9 years ago

        +1. TS3 was essentially TS1 & 2 regurgitated (Toys get separated from Andy, toys angst over whether Andy loves them, toys get mistreated by bad guys, toys return to Andy).

      • Grigory
      • 9 years ago

      Actually this is just a training exercise to get you ready for Appreciate a God Dayยด. ๐Ÿ™‚

      (Pick a god! Any god!)

        • Ronald
        • 9 years ago

        How about Appreciate a Gerbil Day?

        • Voldenuit
        • 9 years ago

        I pick Mighty Atheismo, of whom no god is mightier!

    • JustAnEngineer
    • 9 years ago

    Is Mobile item # IV a violation of Rule #1 ?

      • 2cans
      • 9 years ago

      somthin about ‘ rules meant to be broken ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ronald
      • 9 years ago

      The link has been removed.

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