Broadband speedtest

Oct. 29, 2009, 9:14 a.m. broadband

The other day, an idiot from SLT, tried to convince me that their 512kb/s ADSL line is as fast as a 2048kb/s WiMax link. You can expect people at SLT to make statements like that. Many of them probably hadn't seen a computer till they joined the company. There is a huge shortage of geeks at Telecom ...

Cloud Hosting or an Apples and Oranges Comparision

Oct. 23, 2009, 4:20 a.m.

Comparing the offering of different cloud computing service providers is pretty much like comparing Apples and Oranges. However on the websites of many cloud hosting providers you do find a feature comparison table (usually against amazon EC2). Not surprisingly EC2 always comes off second best. In s ...

Cloud hosting

Oct. 21, 2009, 11:33 a.m. virtualization

If you believe everything that cloud hosting companies tell you, thanks to them, small businesses, startups or someone trying out an online venture no longer needs to invest a fortune on servers. In actual fact, the credit for that should go to the thousands of small web hosting companies that made ...

Chess Databases.

Oct. 13, 2009, 3:31 p.m.

Once upon a long ago, pre match preparation meant spending¬† a great deal of time pouring over their ECO or a BCO or an MCO (perhaps even all three) and a bunch of ҆ahovski Informator plus half a dozen monograms to end up being thoroughly confused. The next day, after the game is over, they inevitabl ...

Chess On Linux

Oct. 5, 2009, 11:11 a.m.

It is widely believed that the gnuchess and xboard is all that you need to play a game of chess on a linux computer. While it's certainly enough to get you started, it's certainly not the last word. Besides, playing against the computer is just a waste of time, computers should be used only for post ...

Chess Engines and Databases

Oct. 4, 2009, 11:16 a.m.

Only an utter moron would choose to play chess against the computer. It's dead boring and if you had not already acquired a taste for it through over the board play, you might even erroneously conclude that it is the game that is boring. There is second reason too; it's well nigh impossible to beat ...