Was Trump bitten by Twitter time-stamp bug that stung Alec Baldwin’s wife?

Was Trump bitten by Twitter time-stamp bug that stung Alec Baldwin’s wife?

The answer is almost certainly no, although the Twitter time-stamp bug is (or maybe was) a real thing.

09/30/16

Federal court backs ballot selfies

Federal court backs ballot selfies

Just in time for the biggest election in the history of democracy, a three-judge federal appeals court has told the state of New Hampshire that it cannot prevent voters from taking a selfie with their completed ballot.

09/28/16

Mall takes no chances with Galaxy Note 7

Mall takes no chances with Galaxy Note 7

The picture was snapped in a mall by an eagle-eyed Reddit user who couldn’t help but notice that a kiosk set up to sell the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was being guarded.

09/28/16

Cisco: Yes, cosmic radiation could have caused router bug

Cisco: Yes, cosmic radiation could have caused router bug

Yesterday we reported on the reaction to a Cisco bug report that speculated “partial data traffic loss” its routers was possibly triggered by “cosmic radiation.” Today Cisco elaborates.

09/22/16

Cisco says router bug could be result of ‘cosmic radiation’ … Seriously?

Cisco says router bug could be result of ‘cosmic radiation’ … Seriously?

A Cisco bug report addressing “partial data traffic loss” on the company’s ASR 9000 Series routers contends that a “possible trigger is cosmic radiation causing SEU soft errors.”

09/21/16

No phone is worth drowning over … or dying of embarrassment

No phone is worth drowning over … or dying of embarrassment

Sometimes you’re better off accepting that the phone is a goner … lest you become one yourself.

09/20/16

Why do people still camp out for iPhones?

Why do people still camp out for iPhones?

The ritual of camping out for the latest iPhone has become one of life's great mysteries.

09/16/16

Autonomous cars? How about airliners?

Autonomous cars? How about airliners?

Pilotless airliners? Far-fetched, you say. Not so, according to Tim Robinson, editor-in-chief of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s magazine Aerospace.

09/13/16

A satisfying tale of sleuthing, justice

A satisfying tale of sleuthing, justice

Texas-born Christian Hascheck teaches computer science in Vienna, Austria when not working on his own projects, which include a novel grading system. He's the wrong guy to scam out of $500.

09/09/16

Steve Jobs resigned as Apple CEO 5 years ago tomorrow

Steve Jobs resigned as Apple CEO 5 years ago tomorrow

Apple’s post-Steve Jobs leadership era began officially on Aug. 24, 2011 – five years ago tomorrow -- with the announcement of his resignation and the appointment of Tim Cook as new CEO.

08/23/16

My two cents about my two cents

My two cents about my two cents

Here’s a tiny personal tale about pennies that has me puzzled.

08/22/16

EFF: Urge your alma mater to not feed the patent trolls

EFF: Urge your alma mater to not feed the patent trolls

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is calling on the public to urge their universities to pledge that they will not sell patents generated by campus researchers to patent trolls.

08/19/16

H-1B visas and IT workers: Watch this 5-minute video to understand the outrage

H-1B visas and IT workers: Watch this 5-minute video to understand the outrage

Life in a capitalist society means good people will lose their jobs, most often through no fault of their own. Rarely, however, is that outcome more unfair – unconscionably so – than when IT professionals are displaced by foreign...

08/18/16

‘I’m a doofus’

‘I’m a doofus’

Not me, at least not in this instance. The self-described doofus here is a contributor to Reddit’s section devoted to networking, who says he acquired his doofus bona fides while troubleshooting his company’s VoIP system.

08/17/16

Baguette vending machine is the greatest invention since sliced bread

Baguette vending machine is the greatest invention since sliced bread

I can’t believe this exists. I certainly can’t believe it works well. But, heck, I’d pay good money to find out that I’m wrong. And San Franciscans now have the opportunity.

07/28/16

Trump eggs on Russian email hackers. What must David Kernell think?

Trump eggs on Russian email hackers. What must David Kernell think?

Donald Trump this morning cheered Russian cybercriminals who are alleged to have hacked his Democratic opponent’s email and urged them to make public whatever they have stolen.

07/27/16

Why Belgium leads the world in IPv6 adoption

Why Belgium leads the world in IPv6 adoption

Every time you read a story about worldwide IPv6 adoption rates, sitting atop the list of highest achievers is Belgium, otherwise better known for chocolate and diamonds. Why Belgium?

07/27/16

A look at the new Verizon/Yahoo homepage

A look at the new Verizon/Yahoo homepage

With Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo being confirmed his morning, the new combined Verizon-festooned Yahoo homepage is already active.

07/25/16

Verizon unveils ‘virtual network services’

Verizon unveils ‘virtual network services’

Hard on the heels of a similar pitch from AT&T, Verizon this morning is taking the wraps off a lineup of Virtual Network Services (VNS) that it bills as a natural extension of data-center virtualization that promises enterprise WAN...

07/21/16

Plea to Cisco: ‘CCIE routing and switching written exam needs to be fixed’

Plea to Cisco: ‘CCIE routing and switching written exam needs to be fixed’

Tom Hollingsworth, author of a popular blog called “The Networking Nerd,” used that forum last week – smack in the middle of Cisco’s annual user conference -- to issue a blistering critique of the CCIE routing and switching written...

07/20/16

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