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The bizarre world of Patrick Byrne's Overstock

Analysis The SCO Group and Senator Hatch aren't the only strange things you'll find in the beautiful state of Utah.

HP storage closes in on EMC

Disk was king in the third quarter with storage sales surging a record 13.3 per cent, according to market researcher IDC.
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Phishing with Google Desktop

It's nice to see Microsoft and Google's respective technologies working in tandem - but not so nice to see it used to expose data on your own hard disk to a malicious website operator.
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Cingular pushes the PTT button

Cheeky Cingular took the wraps off its Push To Talk service today, inviting subscribers to join the "largest Push To Talk network" in the US.

Hands on with Hosted Exchange

Running an email infrastructure has always been a thankless job. When it is all going well, you’re lucky to get an odd grunt of appreciation, but the bulk of the feedback generally comes in the form of complaints, threats and abuse when things go wrong.
Dale Vile, 03 2005
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EC opens investigation into dotcom contract

The European Commission has opened an investigation into the new dotcom contract following a formal complaint by a lobbying group calling itself the Coalition for ICANN Transparency (CFIT).

Cisco’s AON: Jeeves in a router or a box of evils?

At first glance, Cisco’s AON (Application Oriented Networking) looks like a brilliant idea. Essentially, it proposes to suck all manner of security, administrative, and even business policy functions into its routers and switches. That looks as if it should benefit everyone – especially existing and prospective Cisco customers – and might even grease the wheels for quicker and easier adoption of SOA.
Tom Welsh, 03 2005
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Hibernate Object Relational Mapping

How many Java applications have you built that store data in a database? For me, almost all the Java systems I have been involved with have, at some point, involved a database. In general, what has happened is that data held in objects, at some point has been stored into the database, so that it can be restored back into objects later. Thus, the database has acted as a persistent storage device for information required by the Java system. This can of course be achieved in a variety of ways, and the use of JDBC lies at the heart of this process.
John Hunt, 03 2005