Linus Torvalds wins 2012 Millennium Technology Prize

Congratulations to Linus Torvalds the creator of Linux on winning the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize this award is equivalent to winning a Nobel Prize. The Millennium Technology Prize is rewarded every two years for a technological innovation that significantly improves the quality of human life...
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Technology Companies Could Hurt Nasdaq Index

One thing that has made every business news conglomerate is that Facebook has chosen the NASDAQ (NDAQ) for the IPO.  This is great for the NASDAQ group they lost LinkedIn (LNKD), Pandora (P) and Yelp (YELP) recently.  The latest IPO boom every market has been trying to sweeten the deal for technology and internet companies when Zynga (ZNGA) made...
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Change The Instance Name On Microsoft SQL Server

1. Login on to the server you want to change the name of  2. Run this in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 3. Click on Create New Query 4. Enter this code to get the existing name. select @@servername 5. After code is entered click the red exclamation point...
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President Obama Gas Prices And Energy Efficiency

I’m not a President Obama supporter he has openly admitted that he is very upset about gas prices being UP going into an election year.  He has done a good job of trying to answer the question with out saying he can do nothing as...
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HP ASR Keeps Rebooting Server Fix

Most Servers have HP ASR Enabled by default. 1.Hit F9 during the server POST to enter the BIOS 2. Select Server Availability and hit Enter 3. Select ASR Status and hit Enter 4. Select Disabled and hit Enter 5.Hit Esc twice 6. Press F10 to confirm exit
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HP Client Autotmation Review

I have had the privilege of implementing over the last few weeks a tool that HP makes called the HP Client Automation Tool.   The HP Client Automation tool is similar to SCCM the tools is used for desktop management.  I first was surprised to find...
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Two Companies Investors are Shorting on Stock Market

Guess Best Buy & Barnes and Nobels not doing so great when investors are saying to SHORT IT on Stock Market http://www.smartmoney.com/invest/stocks/3-stocks-shortsellers-are-targeting-1333514330830/ Best Buy (BBY) stock been going down for a while and has lost half or more of its value.  Best Buys announcement of closing 50 stores did not help...
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Determining Service Pack Level Microsoft SQL Server

Log onto server Open SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Click About then Help To the right of SQL Server Management Studio match the Versions with the list below to determine your service pack level. SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 10.00.5500.00 SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 10.00.4000.00 SQL Server 2008 Service Pack...
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Fix SCOM Data Warehouse Error 31552

To start fixing this SCOM error go to Administration> Run As Configuration > Accounts In the Accounts pane there are 2 accounts you need to reset the username and password for Data Warehouse SQL Server Authentication Account and Reporting SDK SQL Server Authentication Account.By default these accounts...
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Reinstall Windows Update Service

There is a few ways this can be done on Windows 7 and Vista using this great tool Windows 7 & Windows Vista I found this great tool works great http://www.thewindowsclub.com/downloads/Fix%20WU.zip In windows xp I found the Microsoft way worked the best of reinstalling the...
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