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Percentage of TimeWarner-related celebrities featured on AOL's starter page in a 30-day period: 78
Number of children who jumped up and down on one day in the UK hoping to cause an earthquake: 1,000,000
Tons of energy released by a million children jumping up and down: 75,000
Number of zSeries mainframe computers sold by IBM as of September 24, 2001: 1,000
Percentage of those mainframes on which Linux was installed: 10
Typical cost of a zSeries mainframe in millions of dollars: 1
Sum in millions of dollars pledged to Stanford University by Jim Clark: 150
Sum in millions of dollars suspended from the pledge by Jim Clark “pending the outcome of ongoing political deliberations” over stem-cell research restrictions by Congress: 60
According to a Cisco poster, number of cold beverages consumed per day by Cisco employees: 5
According to the same poster, annual savings in millions of dollars to Cisco from consumption of one less beverage per day per employee: 2
According to a web site responding to the poster, sum in millions of dollars Cisco spends daily venting carbon dioxide out of its buildings: 7
According to the same web site, sum in dollars saved monthly if every Cisco employee breathed four percent less: 140,000
Wireless manufacturing spending in millions of dollars by 2002: 884
Millions of Wi-Fi (802.11b) products installed by the end of 2001: 10
Percentage of companies that plan to allocate less than $250,000 to support wireless access: 60
Percentage of companies that expect to spend less than one million dollars by 2004: 61
Distance in feet traveled by the scramjet in 30 milliseconds: 5,325
Speed in miles per hour reached in the same flight: 260
Length in feet of the cannon from which the scramjet was fired: 130
Peak G-force acceleration of the scramjet in flight: 10,000
DARPA expenditures in dollars for the scramjet project: 800,000
1: Drudge Report
2-3: Yahoo News
4-6: Bloomberg News
7-8: Jim Clark, in an open letter published in The New York Times
11-12: The New York Times
13-14: William Gurley, CNET, quoting Frost & Sullivan and Cahners In-Stat, respectively
15-16: Dow Jones Newswire
Gee, everyone said that there'd be consolidation in the Linux space, but this is a bit bigger than I expected!
—Dave Sifry, on the HP-Compaq merger
Open Source and Complexity theory hold the strategic keys to managing risk in the age of terrorism.
Tragedy purges the mind of trivia.
Computers pose no threat to humans beyond Microsoft's blue screen of death and fatal-error messages.
The problem [with the Internet] is that it was devised by a bunch of hippie anarchists who didn't have a strong profit motive. But this is a business, not a government-sponsored network.
The Internet did not replace TV, newspapers, magazines, Sears, the US Postal Service, Barnes & Noble or grocery stores in people's daily lives. It augmented them.
Proprietary software developers are all doing something wrong, but this doesn't mean they are all incompetent.
—Richard M. Stallman
Networking is simply the cultivating of mutually beneficial, give and take, win-win relationships. It works best, however, when emphasizing the “give” part.
Advertising is, and always will be, inherently ludicrous, and is generally deserving of satire.
“Linux is not portable (uses 386 task switching etc.), and it probably never will support any thing other than AT-hard disk, as that's all I have.” --Linus Torvalds, August 25, 1991 The Current Ports of Linux web site reminds us how far Linux has come by providing information and links on on architectures to which Linux is ported thus far. Visit www.cyut.edu.tw/~ckhung/resource/linux_ports.html.
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Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
July 20, 2016 12:00 pm CDT
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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With all the industry talk about the benefits of Linux on Power and all the performance advantages offered by its open architecture, you may be considering a move in that direction. If you are thinking about analytics, big data and cloud computing, you would be right to evaluate Power. The idea of using commodity x86 hardware and replacing it every three years is an outdated cost model. It doesn’t consider the total cost of ownership, and it doesn’t consider the advantage of real processing power, high-availability and multithreading like a demon.
This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide