Wanted – a new performance metric

In the bad old days, the two major performance concerns in CPU selection were whether a CPU had enough processing power and memory to get the job done. Although these are still issues, it’s a rare problem that requires more bandwidth and memory than can be provided by the CPU vendors. By contrast, today, well […]

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Wanted – .TEC password

I recently bought a new computer, complete with a gorgeous 24″ flat panel display. The flat panel supports a speaker bar – which I also bought. The installation instructions for the speaker bar are quite straightforward – align the tabs on the bar with the holes in the display, and push until the bar clicks […]

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RIP VOIP

As someone that has worked in telecomms, I was excited by the arrival of VOIP. However, after two years of variable quality, extended outages and just plain weird behaviour I’ve had it. It’s clear to me that VOIP just isn’t ready for prime time and so I have decided to pull the plug. The latest […]

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