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7 Minutes of Terror! [Video] [Mars Update]

7 Minutes of Terror! [Video] [Mars Update]

Jun. 27 | Tweet Enjoy the 7 minutes of terror! via Discovery

Wow! Facebook Reading Your Text Messages

Wow! Facebook Reading Your Text Messages

Mar. 15 | Tweet Okay so get this, Facebook may be reading your text messages from your mobile devices. Looks like everytime I update their app, I am allowing more ways for Facebook to spy on me!┬áIt was revealed that Facebook can access a user’s text messages...

How to read vmkdumps?

How to read vmkdumps?

Mar. 15 | Tweet So the other day a hypervisor PSOD’d on my. The infamous pink screen of death! A reboot made me believe that it was fixed but it really wasn’t, the PSOD happened again! So I rebooted the hyp for the third time and did the following...

No HA over two separate ip subnets?

No HA over two separate ip subnets?

Mar. 9 | Tweet So as I was working, my colleague who was fairly new called me and wondered why he can’t add two hypervisors into the same cluster and get HA to work right. Hypervisor 1 had HA ok but hypervisor 2 had a HA error. Now on further looking...

Don’t forget that Snapshot!

Don’t forget that Snapshot!

Mar. 6 | Tweet So I was working on a config and suddenly noticed that the disk was full and the vm halted! Now I was stunned to notice this. Usually I like to keep my disks at the 20% buffer that vmware recommends. On examining the log, I see that a clone that...

How to really understand %Ready time

How to really understand %Ready time

Mar. 5 | Tweet So today I had a customer complain of some slow performance on his vms. His cluster was not over subscribed on its resources but I saw his database vms having ready times of about 80ms. I quickly concluded that it was high CPU Ready time. Oh and...

Google To Sell Heads Up Display Glasses by Year End!

Google To Sell Heads Up Display Glasses by Year End!

Feb. 22 | Tweet Google's rumored heads-up display glasses should become real this year, insiders maintained Tuesday. Multiple staffers told the New York Times that the Android-based glasses would go on sale in 2012 and cost as much as typical smartphones, which...

Proposed type of solar neutrino spotted

Proposed type of solar neutrino spotted

Feb. 10 | Tweet In a technical tour de force, physicists have spotted long-sought low-energy neutrinos zipping from the sun. The discovery confirms one of the first possible steps in the fusion cycle that helps power the star, says Cristiano Galbiati, a physicist...

Xbox 720 has ‘Wii U touchscreen controller’

Xbox 720 has ‘Wii U touchscreen controller’

Feb. 10 | Tweet Writing in its latest issue, XBW’s sources report the next Xbox “will be a matt-black media hub with a mission to bring games to life in your living room with augmented reality, directional sound, and a four-player, finger-tracking Kinect.” The...

Apple Earns 80% of All Mobile Phone Profits

Apple Earns 80% of All Mobile Phone Profits

Feb. 10 | Tweet Android may be the most widely adopted mobile platform, but iOS is where the real money is at. According to CNet, Samsung and Apple together accounted for 95% of mobile phone profits earned during the fourth quarter of last year, with the iPhone...