Overheard: Word of the Day:

February, 2008


February 6, 2008  1:14 PM

Overheard: How atomic clocks work

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first_atomic_clock.jpg Without atomic clocks, GPS navigation would be impossible, the...

February 6, 2008  12:34 PM

Overheard: Overclocking your toothbrush

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February 6, 2008  12:16 PM

Overheard: Laptop Li-ON battery pack overheating

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We intentionally created conditions in which the Li-ON battery pack would explode inside a generic portable. The results are dramatic.


February 6, 2008  12:01 PM

Overheard: HP bullet-proof server

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February 6, 2008  11:55 AM

Overheard: The exploding Web server

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

[kml_flashembed movie="http://youtube.com/v/bfQabSJGsak" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] We decided to give a web server early retirement in a manner that allowed us to "feel good" because it had kept support staff up for many nights trying to sort it...


February 6, 2008  11:50 AM

Overheard: Top 10 ways to kill your server

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Scalent Systems builds software that can take 1 or 1000 machines "From Dead Bare Metal to Live, Connected Servers in 5 Minutes or Less". But we were sitting...


February 6, 2008  1:04 AM

Quiz: Ten areas of technology you can’t afford to ignore

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Gartner issued predictions highlighting ten areas of technology that could cause a company to lose its competitive edge if ignored. Does your crystal ball measure up? Take the quiz and find out. 1) Gartner predicts that by 2011, this company will double its U.S. and Western Europe unit market...


February 5, 2008  11:33 PM

Overheard: Nature boy succumbs to Videophilia

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videophilia.gif The replacement of vigorous outdoor activities by sedentary, indoor videophilia has far-reaching consequences...


February 5, 2008  11:12 PM

Overheard: Intel’s Skulltrail is more than just a pretty name

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intel-v8-skull-trail.gif Skulltrail. We're not sure who thinks up these names. It brings to mind visions of worlds...


February 5, 2008  2:18 PM

Overheard: LINQ is like object-oriented programming

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patrick_hynds.jpg LINQ is an object-oriented revolution for data, because it, like object-oriented programming, allows...


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