Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 4 Nov 10:
- The future of notebooks: Ars reviews the 11" MacBook Air –
Having Flash installed can cut battery runtime considerably—as much as 33 percent in our testing. With a handful of websites loaded in Safari, Flash-based ads kept the CPU running far more than seemed necessary, and the best time I recorded with Flash installed was just 4 hours. After deleting Flash, however, the MacBook Air ran for 6:02—with the exact same set of websites reloaded in Safari, and with static ads replacing the CPU-sucking Flash versions.
More proof (if you need it) that Flash isn't a quality product.
- Cisco rolls out social network monitoring software –
Cisco is monitoring (stalking?) what you say on the Internets and pimping that software to other companies. You should consider what you say if you ever want a job with Cisco because I'm betting their HR would be checking your public profile before hiring.
In a way, it's kind of a creepy censorship technique knowing that you can't say anything because someone is listening.
- Management Entrance Exam | eigenmagic –
I’d like to set a minimum set of standards for my managers, and then ensure the training was available to get them to that minimum standard. And minimum standards require testing against that standard.
Some really excellent points on management as a skill instead of a dumping place for incompetent engineers. (said with tongue in cheek).
- WebHome < OpenFlow/Deployment < Foswiki – Build your own switching software and develop your own implementation of TRILL, SPB or something better ?
- Clean Slate: Rate Control Protocol –
Typical Internet flows will see 10 times faster download times than TCP and 30 times faster than XCP. Winners are the greater than 90% of sessions that never leave slow-start today.
Efficiently uses high bandwidth-delay product networks such as the long haul optical links
Provably stable network independent of link-capacities, round-trip times and number of flows
Flows are easy to police, to ensure they adhere to congestion control (not generally possible with other schemes)
Network operators can give preference (or weighted preference) to some flows/aggregates.
Fascinating research into next generation protocols. I think Storage companies should be looking at this protocol for iSCSI.