Archive for Computers

Half an Operating System: The Triumph and Tragedy of OS/2

// December 19th, 2013 // No Comments » // Computers, Software

I never had any actual hands on use with OS/2, but remember being intrigued by it — IBM’s OS/2 operating system.

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The Trouble with iTunes on the Mac and Windows

// July 25th, 2013 // No Comments » // Apple, Computers, OS X, Software

While I don’t loathe iTunes as much as a lot of people do, it’s definitely become more and more bloated over the years and is in need of major reworking and rethinking.

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How Skynet Might Emerge From Simple Physics

// May 22nd, 2013 // No Comments » // Computers, Tech

Came across this the other day after discussing how there’s already a network called Skynet (since 1969). Then, the next day, I realized that the worldwide network, data storage and information storage that Google has amassed is way scarier than anything any of the Terminator movies depict.

Regardless, Skynet may emerge from simple physics — chaos theory and entropy.

How Skynet Might Emerge From Simple Physics

Solid State Drives (SSD) Upgrade – 5 Things You Should Know

// April 19th, 2013 // No Comments » // Computers

It used to be the big way to upgrade your machines was just to upgrade the heck out of your memory.

Now though, by far, the best bang for your buck is the addition of a solid state drives — obviously the speed, but also sometimes better battery performance for laptops, along with quieting and cooling down the computer to an extent.

Solid State Drives (SSD) Upgrade – 5 Things You Should Know

Ian Hickson on Digital Rights Management (DRM)

// March 23rd, 2013 // No Comments » // Computers, Music, Tech, Video

Love this Google Plus post that Google employee Ian Hickson did on DRM — very in-depth and brings up a lot of good points, and simultaneously shoots down a lot of DRM proponents’ arguments and points.

Ian Hickson on Digital Rights Management (DRM)