24th > February > 2013 Archive

A still from Victory of the Daleks. Pic: BBC

Dalek designer Ray Cusick passes away aged 84

The designer of iconic Dr Who villain the Daleks has died.
Simon Sharwood, 24 Feb 2013
Richard Youd and other Davis Stationeers aboard an IRB. Photo: Graham Oakley

Meet Antarctic sysadmin Richard Youd

Live chatWhile some sysadmins bemoan the lack of training on offer in their workplaces, Richard Youd has just completed several courses, namely:
Simon Sharwood, 24 Feb 2013
HP Slate 7 tablet

Fondling again: HP slates new tablet for April

HP has used Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as the stage to launch into the Android tablet market, with the new Slate7, a 7-inch unit based on Android Jelly Bean 4.1.
Richard Chirgwin, 24 Feb 2013

France tries again, with EU20 billion broadband fund

French president Francois Hollande wants to take the cable-cutters to the country’s copper, announcing EU20 billion ($AU25 billion) worth of broadband funding to be spent over the next ten years. His aim is to bring universal fibre-based broadband to the country.
Richard Chirgwin, 24 Feb 2013
What Linus Torvalds thinks of NVIDIA

Linus Torvalds in NSFW Red Hat rant

Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has again vented his spleen online, taking on Red Hat employee David Howells with a series of expletive-laden posts on the topic of X.509 public key management standard.
Simon Sharwood, 24 Feb 2013

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