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Aliens No More This month it was announced that SETI@home, perhaps the most famous volunteer mass computing project, is going into hibernation on the 31st of March. SETI@home was one of those rare projects that brought massively distributed computing into the public view. It launched BOINC (pronounced “boink”) at UC Berkeley, and contributed enormously towards our ability to bring citizen-scientists, amateur technicians, and other members of the public into an easy-to-understand scenario where they could use their home computers to help with computational jobs that would simply be intractable for the organizations doing the research. What was SETI@home? The Search
We are often asked what exactly do we do? Most people are far removed from the creation of their website and are not sure how the different parts interact. The fact is that the creation of a website is far removed from the daily operation of one. This article provides a fast over view of the website business.
The Logic of Laptops If you’ve read my colleague’s “In Defense of Desktops,” John goes to great lengths to point out the advantages of provisioning your employees with good, old-fashioned towers. And while I agree that laptops aren’t right for every person’s needs, I respectfully disagree with his determination that the desktop should be king. I can’t argue with the cost; A desktop will nearly always cost less than a laptop with similar specs. However, after looking at a few big-name business model desktops, I see that many laptops will run, on average, only about $100-$200 more than comparable
How much should small and medium businesses be spending per user on IT? Less than you're spending on their Social Security tax.
The commute to work can include sitting in traffic, taking a train, or jumping between buses. Bike sharing is the low-tech solution to a high-tech problem.