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Interesting Insights from Video Game Archeology

October 13, 2019 - It’s amazing how much computer scientists of today are learning from the stored data in old video games. As you may recall, a couple of years ago some British researchers went to all sorts of efforts – including baking old tapes in an oven – to read the data from a series of text-based adventure...... READ MORE

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  • Turbocharging Full Fibre/5G Broadband

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    Turbocharging is the new post-Boris buzzword. It is apt for the £5 billion pound boost to broadband roll out announced at the Conservative party conference. It does not really matter how much is new money and what the details are. That is likely to emerge during this year’s INCA  conference on the…READ MORE

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  • UiPath Forward III: keynote notes, quotes & anecdotes

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    Software automation specialist organisation UiPath staged it’s annual FORWARD user conference this week in Las Vegas and the Computer Weekly Developer Network team was there to soak up the tech know-how.

    The company’s core technology proposition revolves around its development of Robotic Process …READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater18,495 pointsBadges:
  • Parsing the Iaas and PaaS divide for microservices

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    By Alan Earls

    Infrastructure as a services (IaaS) and platform as a services (PaaS) are both potential deployment paths for microservices. But there are big differences, and picking the right path for your project or organization involves a range of tradeoffs.

    The problem with PaaS is that it …READ MORE

    Jan Stafford4,460 pointsBadges:
  • The future of work and enterprise IoT

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    IoT is exploding. According to Gartner, there will be 20.4 billion IoT devices by 2020. No longer just a pipe dream, IoT is shaping up to be the backbone of our technological future. Not only will it drive some really cool improvements in the way we live and work, but it will also generate between $…READ MORE

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  • RDP Cannot Do Everything

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    Interacting with devices (and drivers) via RDP session uses redirection so  what shows on one PC appears on another’s display. A quick look at the Display control in Settings shows what I mean:

    Notice the text in red that reads “The display settings can’t be changed from a remote session.”
    In…READ MORE

    Ed Tittel13,570 pointsBadges:
  • What is Page Life Expectancy?

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    If you’ve been a DBA for a while, you’ve heard people talking about PLE.  PLE stands for Page Life Expectancy; most DBAs (and really anyone that works with SQL Server for more than 5 seconds) called it PLE. I think this is for two reasons; 1 Expectancy is hard for a lot of people to say; 2 we…READ MORE

    Denny Cherry69,005 pointsBadges:
  • Software development spires and foundations

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    CCS Insight has predicted that by 2023, psychometric testing of software developers will become commonplace.

    The analyst firm believes that ethical psychometric testing will appear more regularly as part of the interview process, particularly in areas where software developers are being hired for…READ MORE

    Cliff Saran11,720 pointsBadges:
  • 5 questions to ask about open data centers

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    Editor’s note: In this opinion piece, industry analyst Zeus Kerravala shares his thoughts on open data centers and Extreme Networks’ approach. Extreme Networks is a client of Kerravala’s ZK Research, a consulting firm based in Westminster, Mass.

    Open is an overused word in the networking industr…READ MORE

    Zeus Kerravala130 pointsBadges:
  • Interesting Insights from Video Game Archeology

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    It’s amazing how much computer scientists of today are learning from the stored data in old video games.

    As you may recall, a couple of years ago some British researchers went to all sorts of efforts – including baking old tapes in an oven – to read the data from a series of text-based adve…READ MORE

    Sharon Fisher9,680 pointsBadges:
  • Hidden files

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    If you suspect there are hidden files in a folder you can use the Attributes parameter to discover them:

    PS> Get-ChildItem -Path c:\test -Attributes H

    OR

    PS> Get-ChildItem -Path c:\test -Attributes h

    OR

    PS> Get-ChildItem -Path c:\test -Hidden

    If you want to see all files i…READ MORE

    Richard Siddaway9,620 pointsBadges:
  • What to expect from Scylla Summit 2019

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    The Computer Weekly Developer Network and Open Source Insider team are big fans of Greek classics, San Francisco clam chowder shared-nothing architectures and open source-centric real-time big data databases.

    Luckily then, we’re off to Scylla Summit 2019, staged in San Francisco on November 5 a…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater18,495 pointsBadges:
  • Six Tips to Save Time on Marketing

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    As a marketer, you need to stay focused because you are usually faced with many distractions. For example, social media is an effective marketing tool but can also take up all your time.

    By optimizing your workflow, focusing on tasks that have the most impact and using the right tools, you will b…READ MORE

    SAS70ExPERT355 pointsBadges:
  • MSPWorld 2019: Five things I learned at the conference

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    Here are several observations from MSPAlliance’s MSPWorld 2019 conference, which wraps up today in Las Vegas.
    1. The industry wants to reframe the MSPs-as-target discussion
    MSPAlliance leadership is aiming to turn the negative publicity surrounding managed service provider security incidents into …READ MORE

    John Moore4,230 pointsBadges:
  • Calling all data storage products for the 2019 Products of the Year

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    Do you have a great data storage product that first shipped or was significantly enhanced this year? If yes, we want to hear about it. There’s just one week left to enter your outstanding product in Storage magazine and SearchStorage’s 2019 Storage Products of the Year competition.

    We’ve just ext…READ MORE

    Stacey Peterson10 pointsBadges:
  • Why businesses should be concerned by the notion of ‘data lock-in’

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    This is a guest blogpost by James Fisher, SVP of data firm Qlik

    A little over a year ago we, at Qlik, started to outline our vision for the “third generation” of BI and analytics, which we predicted would be based around three key pillars: the democratisation of data, augmented intelligence a…READ MORE

    Brian McKenna4,565 pointsBadges:
  • IT leaders must recognise and acknowledge the growing mental health issues from working in tech

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    As Computer Weekly readers will know, there are many great reasons for working in tech – it’s fast-moving and creative, it’s changing the way we live and work, and mostly it’s well remunerated. Feel free to add your own.

    But IT can also be a highly pressured environment – running critic…READ MORE

    Bryan Glick6,400 pointsBadges:
  • When does the state of quantum computing become relevant for CIOs?

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    Is there a reason normal CIOs should be thinking about the state of quantum computing? It depends on how one defines normal, was Brian Hopkins’ answer. Hopkins is a Forrester Research analyst who focuses on emerging tech.

    “It’s very much dependent on the industry you’re in. We think the first bre…READ MORE

    Linda Tucci8,270 pointsBadges:
  • SAP squashes any idea of a Salesforce bid

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    Regardless of whether the reports of Salesforce possibly seeking a bidder represent only rumors, SAP stated something as a fact:

    It won’t buy Salesforce.

    “We have zero interest in Salesforce.com,” said Bill McDermott, SAP’s CEO. McDermott spoke to reporters and other attendees during a Q&…READ MORE

    Scott Wallask685 pointsBadges:
  • Rebekah Vardy’s out of the party

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    Coleen Rooney has detailed the detective work that went into unmasking Rebekah Vardy as the alleged mole of her private Instagram account.
    Adopting the standard celebrity statement release protocol of sharing a screenshot of some text bashed out on the Notes app, she explained how she devised her p…READ MORE

    Ryan Priest965 pointsBadges:
  • The Samsung Digital Discovery Centre has been relaunched at the British Museum

    editorial Blog

    Ten years after it was first introduced, the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre has been relaunched at the British Museum after an update to install new technology and create new digital experiences for visitors.

    Alongside the updated room, the British Museum and Samsung have launched a new learnin…READ MORE

    Clare McDonald7,120 pointsBadges:

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