The Technical Exorcist

December 14th, 2008

Silence the Fans

Posted by exorcist in Cool Toys, Hardware

Finally, someone has come up with an improvement in the often-overlooked flaws in computer equipment—noise. La Cie has found a way to make quieter computer fans. They are only selling them on their server hardware it seems, but I hope the technology is adopted for home and office PC’s as well. Fan noise can be terribly irritating, especially when it’s high pitched.


December 14th, 2008

McCain Campaign sells Info for $20

Posted by exorcist in Interesting

The McCain campaign really fouled up the selling off of their surplus IT equipment.

When we charged them up in the newsroom, we found one of the $20 Blackberry phones contained more than 50 phone numbers for people connected with the McCain-Palin campaign, as well as hundreds of emails from early September until a few days after election night.

Besides Blackberries, they had un-wiped laptops out for people to look at and purchase. The staff claimed the laptops would be wiped before they were sold, but it doesn’t matter. Everyone knows laptops on display are just begging to be stolen. There is no excuse for having them pawed over by the public when the data hasn’t been destroyed yet.

Full article on Fox: McCain Campaign Sells Info-Loaded Blackberry to FOX 5 Reporter