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Potpourri


Keep You and Your Stuff A Little Less Available to "Them"

“Folks that throw dirt on you aren't always trying to hurt you, and folks that pull you out of a jam aren't always trying to help you.” – Jack Beauregard, “My Name is Nobody,” Refran Cinematographica, 1973By Andy Marken

If you think it's all about you ... you're right!

Samsung, Apple, Ford, M&Ms, Johnson & Murphy, Dos Equis, Gucci, etc. want you to buy something.

Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. want to know more about you so they can sell you to someone that wants you buy something.

Google, Amazon, Dropbox, Facebook, Microsoft, etc. want you to put your stuff in their cloud so they can look it over and figure out if it has any resale value.

There Will Be a Lot of Give, Take Needed Before IoE Really Arrives

By Andy Marken

I'm not real scared of IoT (Internet of Things). You know, boxes talking to boxes talking to trucks talking to who knows what.
IoE (Internet of Everything) bothers me because that means my car will talk to the environmental control system at home to the Smart TV to the refrigerator to my pajamas.

The Pros, Cons of Software vs. Hardware RAID

By Larry O'Connor, founder/CEO, Other World Computing

The other day I watched my son go to iTunes, stream a video to his computer and thought how much more powerful our systems are today than 10 or so years ago.
Back then I recalled going to a computer store where a friend made a major upgrade to his system. He bought a large, expensive MPEG-2 card that would allow him to play DVDs smoothly, flawlessly.