Keep you eyes out for this one…… <$200 Computer on a USB stick

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FXI Cotton Candy is an ARM PC in a USB stick

Nov. 18, 2011 (11:31 am) By: Matthew Humphries

Next month we see the first release of the Raspberry Pi $25 PC in kit form. The final units will follow in 2012. They aren’t the only ones developing a tiny PC though, and competition is starting to appear that could equal it on size and outperform it in the performance stakes.

One such competitor is called Cotton Candy and is set to be offered by Norwegian company FXI Technologies. Inside a USB stick that measures 8 x 2.5cm and weighs just 21 grams, FXI have managed to cram a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, 1GB RAM, an ARM Mali-400MP GPU, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI, USB 2.0, and a Micro SD card reader supporting up to 64GB cards. The operating system can be either Android or a Linux distribution. There’s also a virtualization client for running Windows, Linux, and Mac instances.

Now before you say “Raspberry Pi beater,” the Cotton Candy does have one major disadvantage in the form of its price, which is currently only set as below $200. That suggests it’s going to be significantly more expensive than the $25 PC arriving next month.

The FXI Cotton Candy may be the more desirable pocket PC due to its better spec, but also because it has been setup as a cloud connected machine. Once plugged in you can control it wirelessly with a keyboard or mouse, or even your mobile phone. It has Wi-Fi on board meaning an Internet connection requires no other kit. And it has a link to cloud storage meaning you can work and store your files securely either on a Micro SD card or directly online. The other major benefit is you can plug it into any PC or display and turn it into a computer running the operating system you want.

We can expect the Cotton Candy to become available by the middle of 2012, and hopefully for much less than the sub-$200 price point being suggested. At $99 I think it would fly off the shelves, don’t you?

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You have got to be kidding….

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(a) Hope she’s not one of the laid off UC Davis campus security staff members…..

(b) don’t know what the big deal is all about — it’s just a food product……

Finally, threat removed in time for the holidays.

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Amish Beard Cutting Arrests: FBI Detains Sam Mullet And Six Others Following Attacks

Sam Mullet

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The leader of a breakaway Amish group allowed the beatings of those who disobeyed him, made some members sleep in a chicken coop and had sexual relations with married women to “cleanse them,” federal authorities said as they charged him and six others with hate crimes in hair-cutting attacks against other Amish.

Authorities raided the group’s compound in eastern Ohio on Wednesday morning and arrested seven men, including group leader Sam Mullet and three of his sons.

Several members of the group carried out the attacks in September, October and November by forcefully cutting the beards and hair of Amish men and women and then taking photos of them, authorities said.


Geez life must be rough…

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Laurene PowellJobs owned 5.55 million Apple shares worth $2.05 billion and 138 million Disney shares valued at around $4.74 billion.

For the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the saying about death and taxes being life’s only certainty probably rings true — particularly taxes. Laurene Powell Jobs learned she must pay $867 million in capital gains taxes and is being advised to unload millions of Disney and Apple shares worth nearly $7 billion.

single node cluster for maintenance

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October 22, 2011

How to Remove a Node from an HACMP Cluster


  1. Introduction
  2. STEP 1: Stop the Cluster Services on the Second Node
  3. STEP 2: Remove the Node from all Resource Groups
  4. STEP 3: Remove the Node from the Cluster
  5. STEP 4: Verify and Synchronize Cluster
  1. Related Information


This article describes how to remove a node from an HACMP cluster. We find the following situation:

node01# clRGinfo

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say WHAT?? where’s my backup???

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say WHAT?? where’s my backup???
I hope to heck you destroyed whatever had my stuff on it before you set it out on the curb or in the liquidation sale.

See that’s what happens when you gamble on a startup.

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