Category Archives: Internet

Electronic Waste Recycling in California

California’s Recycling Fee As of January 1st, 2005, the State of California began imposing a new Electronic Waste Recycling Fee (EWRF) on “covered electronic devices (CED)” sold within the state. Much like the California Refund Value (CRV)associated with bottles and cans the funds generated from this fee are to support California’s recycling efforts through the…
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Beware of eBay. Don’t Sell or Why You Should Swear Off Sell on eBay.

I work for equipment liquidation and e-waste recycling company Excess Logic. You could hear about us from news about mysterious lady, who tossed Apple 1 computer in our recycling center in Milpitas and disappeared without leaving any contact information. This post is not about this lady. This post is about a situation with sales on eBay.…
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Excess Logic to Reward $10,000 to One Who Finds the Apple 1 Lady

After 2 weeks of unsuccessful searches of the mysterious lady who tossed Apple 1 computer in Excess Logic’s recycling center in Milpitas and didn't leave any contact information, Excess Logic asks for help celebrities and everyone who wants to help. Excess Logic to reward $10,000 to one who buys the T-Shirt, take a selfie, post…
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Student science experiment finds plants won’t grow near Wi-Fi router

Ninth-graders design science experiment to test the effect of cellphone radiation on plants. The results may surprise you. Five ninth-grade young women from Denmark recently created a science experiment that is causing a stir in the scientific community. It started with an observation and a question. The girls noticed that if they slept with their…
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What will the Internet be like in 2025?

Experts predict the World Wide Web will become seamlessly integrated into every aspect of our lives — but with a dark side to consider. In the future, the Internet will be like electricity coursing through our everyday lives — more ubiquitous but also more invisible. At least, that's the vision many experts gave to researchers…
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The Optical Fiber Ribbon Solution for the 10G to 40/100G Migration

The relentless movement and volume of data has today’s data centers of all sizes seeking how to best deploy their network infrastructure to support ever growing gigabit transmission speeds.  Ultimately Fiber optic cables have become the ubiquitous transport medium in the data center network. The number and type of fibers, their long term viability, and…
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Why Hybrid Cloud Continues to Grow: A Look at Real Use-Cases

Cloud computing isn’t going anywhere. In fact, there are more cloud platforms, services and environments being developed each and every day. The evolution of the cloud has seen many organizations evolve from private to public and now hybrid cloud platforms. In reality, almost every cloud environment within a pubic cloud has some sort of connection…
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New polymers use visible light to offer 35 times more wireless bandwidth

Over the past 15 years, WiFi has gone from a curiosity to a common feature — it’s not uncommon for desktop systems to ship with WiFi adapters these days. This explosion in capacity and performance has created a significant spectrum crunch that’s left multiple companies hunting for new spectrum or creative ways of re-using existing…
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Facebook Reveals Final Piece In Scalable Data Center Vision

Facebook revealed the final piece in its scalable data redesign today, one that completes its vision of redefining traditional hardware and software to make it more flexible to meet the needs of Facebook’s scale. To that end, they announced a new open-source modular switch platform called 6-pack. Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles about hi-tech, startups and…
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Facebook Outage Affects Sites That Used Social Network’s Log-In System

Facebook, Instagram and other high-profile sites using Facebook’s log-in system suffered outages lasting around 45 minutes to an hour Monday evening Pacific Time. Dynatrace analysis showed that over 7,500 websites were impacted by the Facebook outage because they were using Facebook as a third-party service. Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles about hi-tech, startups and new…
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Gartner, IDC: Hyperscale Data Centers Drive Server Sales

Both IDC and Gartner think growth in the server market is being driven primarily by investment in hyperscale data centers. The top four customers in the server market are cloud service providers, accounting for a fifth of all servers shipped, according to IDC. The two research firms released their third-quarter worldwide server revenue figures this…
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Big Data company proposes servers in space, we have no idea why

Space technology is cool. Whether you’re a fan of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, NASA’s Curiosity, or the ESA’s ongoing exploration of Comet 67P, ongoing space exploration is at the heart of some of humanity’s most impressive endeavors. This, however, doesn’t makeevery space-based idea a good idea. We’re honestly scratching our heads over how Big Data analytics…
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Web caching: Facebook’s Problem of a Thousand Servers

Distributed computing systems at extreme scale are governed by a different set of rules than small-scale systems. One of the differences Facebook has discovered is the role of web caching. Traditionally used to take some load off database servers and load websites quicker, web caching has become a necessity for the site rather than a…
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The top 10 countries for embracing IT

Which economies are best placed to benefit from new information and communication technologies (ICTs), bridge the digital divide and extract value from big data? Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles. We trying to pay your attention how important to recycle obsolete electronics and e-waste to protect the environment. We'd like you to recycle e waste instead of disposing it into dumpsters. [caption id="attachment_3081"…
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Alibaba Is Now Bigger Than P&G, GE and Wells Fargo

What do Facebook Inc., Chevron Corp., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Procter & Gamble Co. and General Electric Co. have in common? All are among the 25 largest companies in the S&P 500, and all are currently smaller than Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. When Alibaba went public less than two months ago,…
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Using SMART to accurately predict when a hard drive is about to die

SMART, which first started to appear in consumer hard drives about 10 years ago, is a brilliant concept — it’s meant to tell you if a hard drive is about to die — but in practice, I think we can all agree that SMART has always been rather underwhelming. Personally, SMART has never helped me…
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How to watch hacking, and cyberwarfare between the USA and China, in real time

You’ve no doubt heard countless stories about how the internet is rife with hackers and ruled by malware-peddling malcontents. You’ve probably read dozens of paragraphs on how the next great theater of war will be online rather than offline, and how China and the US are already battling each other for cyber supremacy. The truth is, though, unless you’ve…
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China continues cyberwar campaign, hacks the The New York Times

China has yet again been caught with its hand in the Western cookie jar. This time, it seems the Chinese military have hacked The New York Times, as an act of retaliation following a damning story published by The Times’ about China’s premier, Wen Jiabao. This follows on from Chinese hacks of Silicon Valley in…
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