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April 18, 2008  9:46 AM

Wireshark helps you to determine if your ISP is throttling traffic



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, blog, commentary, controversy, downloads, event, forum, freeware, Internet, Networking, open source, tracking, traffic

Download Squad to the rescue! The popular and useful downloads blog from Weblogs Inc. posted about a utility that can help you monitor your own network.

April 18, 2008  9:16 AM

Video: Sir Tim Berners-Lee on Net neutrality



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, commentary, controversy, free, Internet, IPTV, Networking, politics, streaming, traffic, video, YouTube

You might remember this fellow -- he invented the Web, after all. Sir Tim Berners-Lee offers some thoughts on the issue of Net neutrality in this video. [kml_flashembed...


January 28, 2008  3:47 PM

What is virtual networking? Readers respond to “virtually everything.”



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzzword, command line, commentary, controversy, feedback, Networking, virtual, Virtualization, word meanings

Virtualization was top of the mind for IT administrators and media alike last year. 2008 is no different. Just review the much-discussed recent survey,


August 20, 2007  6:06 PM

WikiScanner: How Googlebombing Virgil led to radical transparency for Wikipedia editing everywhere



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, applications, collaboration, community, controversy, cool, free, hacks, humor, innovation, interesting, Internet, programming, search engine, Silicon Valley, tool, tracking, useful, Web applications, wiki

Sometime this past summer, future CalTech grad student (and self-styled"disruptive technologist") Virgil Griffith decided that he wanted to see if he could elevate his personal home page to the top of search results for "


July 9, 2007  6:17 PM

Code to Joy’s 7 Wonders of Programming Languages



Posted by: GuyPardon
code, command line, controversy, conversation, Development, fun, interesting, programming, Ruby on Rails, Technology

It's been quite a week for wonders of the world. First, the online world got together and voted for seven modern wonders of the world, provoked by the lonely status of the Pyramids as the last...


July 5, 2007  5:56 PM

Hacker or cracker?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commentary, controversy, conversation, hacking, hacks, word meanings

Throughout the years I've been writing and editing on WhatIs, I don't think there's been another issue that's cropped up as often or been as gnarly to try to settle as the question of whether a person who attacks computers and networks is a hacker or a cracker. Just about everyone but the serious...


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