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There really ARE better ways to stay awake...

Another late night, a bank of network switches in cubeland, a coffee jug and one of those in-the-cup immersion heaters -- all the ingredients for no problem at all, right? Oh, wait...

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The working dead: IT jobs bound for extinction

For enterprise protection, antivirus software is no longer enough

Security experts see antivirus software as part of a security setup that includes behavior analytics and artificial intelligence. But it can't catch everything.

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The Windows firewall is the overlooked defense against WannaCry and Adylkuzz

For defending a Windows PC from LAN side attacks, the built-in firewall gets no respect. It can block TCP port 445 and prevent infection by both the WannaCry ransomware and the Adylkuzz cryptocurrency miner. An XP machine with all...

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53% off Linksys Cable Modem for Comcast, Eliminate Rental Fees - Deal Alert

If you have broadband internet from Comcast or similar providers, you're probably paying a monthly fee to rent the cable modem. This one is certified by Comcast and compatible with other providers. This may pay for itself in no time.

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

Safeguard yourself against snoops, and access blocked content with this no-log VPN service. NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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HPE shows off The Machine prototype without memristors

It's been an arduous journey, but HPE on Tuesday finally showed a prototype of The Machine at a lab in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Who's hogging the network? Bandwidth usage on a Linux system

How to get a clear view of network bandwidth usage on a Linux system.

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A third of virtual servers are zombies

New research finds that a quarter of all physical servers -- and 30% of all virtual servers -- are comatose. They aren't be used, but they still cost money.

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HPE offers an escape from the aging HP-UX OS -- with containers

Hewlett Packard Enterprises' HP-UX OS has been around for more than 30 years, and users may be looking to move on from the Unix-based OS.

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Nvidia's Volta-based DGX-1 supercomputer puts 400 servers in a box

You won't need to buy a rack of 400 servers if you have one high-powered Nvidia DGX-1 supercomputer with a Volta GPU, which can sit on a desktop.

So it must not be important, right?

Office manager pilot fish gets a call from an employee complaining that her internet connection is dead -- and fish has some idea what might be going on.

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7 mistakes Google made updating my Google Wifi router

Google Wifi mesh routers may be great on speed and range, but the automated software update process leaves something to be desired.

NOW we can help you!

Software developer's home DSL connection is having issues, so he checks it with a packet analyzer -- and it's a mess of problems. The obvious next step: Call the telco's tech support line with his findings, right?

Asus router warnings on privacy and security

Before buying an Asus router, it would be wise to read Daniel Aleksandersen's review of the stock Asus firmware, especially the privacy issues regarding the included Trend Micro software.

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CW@50: Sharky's greatest hits

A collection of some of the most outrageous 'true tales of IT life' that 'pilot fish' have ever shared with Sharky and fellow readers of Computerworld's Shark Tank over the years.

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Face it: Enterprise cyberattacks are going to happen

There are now so many cyberattacks that many enterprises simply accept that hackers will find ways to break into their systems. Companies are combining new and old methods to thwart the bad guys.

But all the plumbing works fine, right? RIGHT?!?

This company is having a branch office renovated, with walls added and eight new network lines installed. But there are early signs this wiring job isn't going according to plan.

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Bookmarking some IP addresses now provides easy DNS debugging later

DNS is a world-wide system that translates the name of computers on the Internet into their underlying IP address. A problem with DNS can make an otherwise functional Internet connection appear to be broken. It's easy to test an...

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If software eats everything, are network engineers on the menu?

Good programming practices - including interactive syntax checking, code review, component testing and eliminating redundancy by writing code once and using it many times -- may have much to teach network engineers as they pivot to an...

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