Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sleep recalibrates homeostatic and associative synaptic plasticity in the human cortex : Nature Communications : Nature Research

Sleep recalibrates homeostatic and associative synaptic plasticity in the human cortex : Nature Communications : Nature Research:

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zeptimius comments on Why do people want President Obama to visit the flooded areas in Louisiana so badly? What difference does it make?

There's an old joke about media spin.

President... whoever, let's say Obama, visits some country, let's say Spokania. As he gets out of Air Force One, a journalist calls out, "Mr President, will you be visiting any brothels during your stay?"

Obama thinks to himself, "This is a gotcha question, if I say no, tomorrow's headline will be, 'OBAMA: I WON'T BE VISITING ANY BROTHELS IN SPOKANIA'. I better play dumb." So he says to the journalist, "What do you mean, are there brothels here?"



How to create custom Gmail alerts on any Android device | Computerworld

FYI: I had to go to settings through composing a new message, then tap on Settings.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Windows Containers and Docker - Simple Talk

And here is the Summary: (full article here)

Windows Server 2016 features support for containers.
The Docker revolution has become so significant that even Microsoft has plowed forward into the container territories, first through Docker/Linux support in Azure and now through integration in Windows Server 2016, now at Technical Preview 5.
Microsoft is so serious about containers, in fact, that it now actively participates in the Open Container Initiative (OCI) and has embraced the collaborative mindset as if it came up with it on its own, promising seamless integration with the Docker ecosystem, despite its open-source, community-minded, Linux-based heritage.
Microsoft plans to offer two types of containers in Windows Server 2016: the Windows Server container and the Hyper-V container.
Microsoft is also introducing the Windows Server 2016 Nano edition, a minimal headless version of the OS that includes no local GUI or console.
Microsoft has also added nested virtualization to Windows Server 2016 so you can run Hyper-V containers if the host is a VM. Microsoft is also adding container support to Windows 10, though only for Hyper-V containers.
As you can see, Hyper-V containers currently support only the Nano Server image, but your choice for Windows Server containers depends on which edition of Windows Server you're running.
It also means you won't be able to run a Linux-based container on a Windows-based machine, or vice versa, but that's also true for Hyper-V containers.
You do not need to choose the container type ( Windows Server or Hyper-V) until you're ready to implement the actual container.
To help automate container management for both Windows Server and Hyper-V containers, Microsoft has been providing a PowerShell module in the Windows Server 2016 technical previews. However, Microsoft recently announced that it would be deprecating this module and replacing it with a new one that builds directly on top of the Docker engine's REST interface, not a surprising move given the pivotal role Docker plays in the unfolding container drama.
Windows containers are now part of that project, with Docker working to fully integrate Windows containers into the Docker ecosystem.
The Docker engine provides the functionality necessary to manage your Docker environment.
However, the Docker engine is not part of the Windows installation.
The Docker engine essentially does all the container-management grunt work for you, while exposing the API necessary for the Docker client to interface with the engine. Although you cannot run a Windows container on Linux or a Linux container on Windows, you can use the same client to manage both Linux and Windows containers, whether Windows Server or Hyper-V containers.
As with the Docker engine, you must download and install the Docker client yourself. The client can run on either Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016. That should be coming soon, just like the new PowerShell container module, which will also allow you to manage your Windows containers.
Microsoft and Docker still have plenty of work left to do before Windows containers are fully functional, but what we've seen so far represents a significant step forward. Given the extent in which Docker has taken hold in recent years, the Windows-Docker integration makes the picture even brighter, especially for those who want to be able to work with both Linux and Windows containers.
The degree to which Docker will rock the Windows world is yet to be seen, and there's no telling whether Windows containers will bring die-hard Linux fans over to the dark side, but for those already invested in the Windows ecosystem, containers could prove a big boon-and play a significant role in convincing organizations to upgrade to Windows Server 2016, a factor that Microsoft has no doubt been considering since the first Docker sonic boom.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

About conditional comments (Internet Explorer)

"As of Internet Explorer 10, conditional comments are no longer supported by standards mode. Use feature detection to provide effective fallback strategies for website features that aren't supported by the browser."


Researchers crack open unusually advanced malware that hid for 5 years | Ars Technica

Kinda scary.. and a bit cool. I hope no damage is done.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

The Bitfinex Bitcoin Hack: What We Know (And Don't Know) - CoinDesk

"More than $60m worth of bitcoin was stolen from one of the world's largest digital currency exchanges yesterday, and nearly 24 hours later, the event is still shrouded in mystery."

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Western Digital Adds Helium-Filled WD Gold 10 TB HDD to Lineup



The WD Gold 10 TB drive (WD101KRYZ) shares the hermetically-sealed 3.5'' platform with the WD Gold 8 TB, which was introduced earlier this year. Just like the other WD Gold HDDs, the new 10 TB model was designed for a variety of server applications, including small to medium-scale machines, as well as rack-mount data center servers and storage enclosures. The drive is promoted as being optimized for RAID environments and supports enhanced RAFF technology that protects against vibration (by monitoring linear and rotational vibration in real time) as well as head positioning system with two actuators, which increases positional accuracy. In addition, the WD Gold 10 TB also supports time-limited error recovery technology (TLER), which prevents drive fallout caused by extended HDD error recovery processes.
The WD Gold 8 TB model released earlier this year already featured a number of performance and energy efficiency optimizations and the WD Gold 10 TB hard drive is designed to improve even further.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Search for drivers ACPI\VEN_INT&DEV_0800

This driver worked for the "Legacy Device" under Windows 10 on a Dell machine.