Can you hear me now? Tales from a Cisco voice instructor:

September, 2012

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September 30, 2012  10:16 AM

Mind Reader or Hacker?



Posted by: Dave Bateman

There is a pretty cool video over on youtube right now. It is of a mind reader that sets up tent in the middle of a public square and offers mind reading sessions to random strangers. The facts that he reveals about these people is truly amazing. If you don't want the ending spoiled, skip...

September 29, 2012  6:10 PM

Cisco Releases Nine IOS Patches



Posted by: Dave Bateman

If you haven't used the Cisco IOS Software Checker lately, you may want to soon. Cisco has recently release nine security patches. Most are for IOS software, however, one is for Cisco Unified Communications...


September 29, 2012  9:07 AM

Juniper to Cut 5% of its Staff



Posted by: Dave Bateman

The networking vendor Juniper has confirmed that it will be reducing its staff by approximately 500 people. While they confirm the cuts, they aren't saying what areas of the company are most likely to be hit. Some are speculating that Juniper's QFabric data center networking technology will be the...


September 28, 2012  7:42 PM

A $99 Super Computer



Posted by: Dave Bateman

There was a time when if you wanted a super computer you would really only need two things, space and money. However, you needed a lot of each of those. While you don't need as much space as you use to, you still need a fair amount of money. That may all change if a company by the name of...


September 27, 2012  7:25 PM

Easily Run Android Apps on a PC



Posted by: Dave Bateman

A few posts ago I told you how to install Android on your PC by creating a virtual machine. If that seemed too difficult for you but you still want to play around with Android apps, then I have some good news for you. It's called

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September 26, 2012  8:09 PM

That Rental PC May Cost More Than You Think



Posted by: Dave Bateman

When I was 18, I walked into a rent-to-own store and signed up to "rent" a TV. I thought it was going to be a great deal, only 39 bucks a month, or was that a week? I was so excited about the TV I may have missed some of the details. However, when I got home and told my dad, he did not have quite...


September 26, 2012  8:48 AM

Is Cisco Getting a New CEO?



Posted by: Dave Bateman

The short answer to that question is, not yet. However, John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, has recently identified a few possible successors. This won't happen this year, but his retirement is expected in the next two to fours years. Chambers has been the CEO of Cisco since 1995  and lead the company...


September 23, 2012  7:25 PM

Million Year Storage Device



Posted by: Dave Bateman

Hitachi  announced that they have a storage device that can retain data for hundreds of millions of years. This comes as a great relief to me as I was trying to figure out how to preserve pictures of my frog collection for the people of the future. But seriously, that is pretty amazing. So what is...


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