Hot take alert: Facebook Protect isn’t the most insidious plot to steal your information.
This is post 15 of 15 in the series “IT Origins” Tom Lyon is a Founder and Chief Scientist at DriveScale. In his time in IT, he’s been an intern at Bell Labs, an early employee at Sun Microsystems, and a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco. At Sun, Tom contributed to the UNIX kernel, created the […]
Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss the IT news of the week. This week they talk about how cloud CapEx has doubled since 2014, how bad the Cisco ASA flaw is, and a survey that shows CIOs like buzzwords.
It’s become common now for IT companies to list deep learning algorithms as a major platform feature, from analytics to automation. But home does deep learning compare to actual human intelligence? Ray Lucchesi looked at some of its issues in the context of the MIT Intelligence Quest.
Containers aren’t just the hot new thing in the enterprise, they’re also a great way to build a home automation system! This piece covers how to upgrade a home automation setup with Ubuntu Server and lots of Docker containers.
As a thought exercise, we spec’d out the cheapest modern PC you could build last year. Following up on this, we found that not only had the cheapest PC gotten a little more expensive, it also seems like it would perform worse. What’s going on in the PC component market?
There will almost certainly be doctoral economic theses written over the next decade about the exact impact of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. In the present, the most glaring impact is on the raw performance of systems after receiving patches to mitigate the architectural flaws.
But simply saying Meltdown mitigation impact performance by a certain percent abstracts the lived in reality of a post-Meltdown reality. In this response to our Tech Talk series with Liqid, CEO Jay Breakstone gives some context into how Meltdown is effecting business operations across virtually all verticals.
We dug back in the On-Premise IT Roundtable archives to bring you an episode originally recorded in 2016, but incredibly prescient today. The roundtable discusses how IT companies can differentiate in an age of increasing commoditization. They look at examples like DSSD, Kaminario, and SimpliVity as ways to differentiate hardware, albeit at a considerable expense of time and resources. They then turn to software, and discuss the wave of SDS products that turned out to be features. The discussion is fascinating because many of the trends identified in this discussion have now played out in one form or another.
In this edition of Gestalt News:
– We talk to Jack Daniel for our IT Origins interview series
– A review of the Cherry MX Board Silent Keyboard
– Tom Hollingsworth shares his initial thoughts from Cisco Live Europe in the Gestalt IT Rundown
Mechanical keyboards can be great to use, but tend to make a lot of noise. We reviewed the Cherry MX Board Silent, equipped with new MX Silent switches, to see if this mechanical keyboard would be good to use if a group setting. Does a mechanical keyboard lose some of its advantages when trying to keep the noise down? Read the full review to find out.