Wired Ethernet is not going to be replaced by 802.11n or any other wireless technology on the horizon anytime soon, if ever. How do I make such a bold statement? Well, the facts really speak for themselves. The figure below is taken from the Wireless Performance Charts and show downlink throughput vs. path loss curves [...]
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Microsoft is currently working on the hilarious bug. Yesterday evening we were alerted to an issue in Excel 2007 (and Excel Services 2007) involving calculation of numbers around 65,535. Further testing showed a similar phenomenon with 65,536 as well. This issue only exists in Excel 2007, not previous versions.
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While ISPs start limiting BitTorrent Traffic, there are still some way to get around it. While there are valid arguments for and against these limitations, we’re not here to debate. We just want the fastest BitTorrent transfers possible. Even though many of them deny it, most ISPs actively engage in traffic shaping, bandwidth throttling, connection [...]
Researcher David Maynor has published details of the controversial Apple Wi-Fi hack he disclosed at last year’s Black Hat conference. Maynor had been under a nondisclosure agreement, which had previously prevented him from publishing details of the hack, but the NDA is over now and by going public with the information, Maynor hopes to help [...]
The Zend Optimizer can accelerate php execution speed greatly. However, in some shared web hosting service, its not pre-installed and self installation is only available to accounts with shell access. It’s more of a marketing gimmick than technology limitation. The Zend Optimizer is a freeware tool for parsing pre-compiled PHP files. These PHP files must [...]
The ICS is buggy in Vista and might lead to random connection drops. When ICS service is Enabled, after a few hours (no specified time frame, might happen anytime) the connections on Vista PC running ICS would down and no more new connection can be made, while the client PC is still working.