All Geek to Me

October 29, 2009

The Droids

Filed under: Geek Stuff — britinla @ 9:03 pm




October 28, 2009

Net Neutrality

Filed under: Geek Stuff — britinla @ 6:46 am

Net Neutrality is the principle that an ISP should not restrict access to any legal content. For instance an ISP throttling bandwidth for connections to Google, but allowing full bandwidth access to Bing would be a violation of Net Neutrality  It is discussed at length in this Wikipedia article.

The arguments for and against can seem somewhat arcane. Here is a graphic that shows what it might look like if the Telcos win their fight against Net Neutrality and impose a Cable TV like pricing structure.



October 27, 2009

Windows 7

Filed under: Geek Stuff — britinla @ 6:19 pm

So long Vista, you were not the nightmare of legend, at least not on my new high end desktop, but you shall not be missed. Windows 7 brings with it several UI improvements, most particularly with the task bar which now is almost on a par with the OS X dock. The Aero Peek facilities are a useful way to see the contents of other windows.

The upgrade from Vista was painless and took less than two hours. It left my default browser alone, but did reactivate UAC. It also warned me that one application was not compatible and that I should uninstall. The application was iTunes. The warning is incorrect and iTunes works just fine, apart from an odd duplication of taskbar icons. A cheetah cannot change its spots, especially when confronted by a Snow Leopard

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