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  • Stupid Data Center Tricks
    By on August 15, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    jcatcw writes “A university network is brought down when two network cables are plugged into the wrong hub. An employee is injured after an ill-timed entry into a data center. Overheated systems are shut down by a thermostat setting changed from Fahrenheit to Celsius. And, of course, Big Red Buttons. These are just a few of the data center disasters caused by human folly.”

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  • Kinect Won’t Read Sign Language
    By on August 15, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    We are excited about the potential of Kinect and its potential to impact gaming and entertainment. Microsoft files lots of patent applications to protect our intellectual property, not all of which are brought to market right away. Kinect that is shipping this holiday will not support sign language.

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  • Obama takes plunge, swims in Gulf
    By on August 15, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The one really big question hanging over President Obama’s weekend vacation to Panama City, Florida, now has an answer.

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