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Bluecell 2 pcs Micro USB to Apple iPhone 30 Pin Charger/Sync Date Converter/Adapter
Bluecell 2 pcs Micro USB to Apple iPhone 30 Pin Charger/Sync Date Converter/Adapter

1.0 out of 5 stars Both broke within a month, December 29, 2012
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Unfortunately both of them broke within a month. Pulled one apart to have a look and found that the very thin connections had separated from the circuit board ... junk.

Wormhole (The Rho Agenda, Book Three)
Wormhole (The Rho Agenda, Book Three)
Price: $4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Road, December 14, 2012
I was lucky enough to read a pre-publication version of this book, which was great because the wait between the second book and this book was growing longer and longer due to contract negotiations with a new publisher. What can I say but AT LAST it is available and it will be interesting to see what has changed from the manuscript and the final published version. Great read, enjoyed all three, but it is kind of a letdown to think that the three are done....where is the fourth!

Sling Media Slingbox SOLO (SB260-100) (Old Model)
Sling Media Slingbox SOLO (SB260-100) (Old Model)
Offered by PerfectDeal Outlet
Price: $72.99
56 used & new from $20.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Power supply problem after 1 year, January 31, 2011
The sling box solo was working nicely for 1 year, and 1 month, then it would no longer connect. After resetting to factory defaults it was impossible to reconfigure as it would not hold a connection long enough to go through the setup process. Do a search with the words "slingbox capacitor failure" or "slingbox freezes" or "slingbox power supply" and you will see hundreds of complaints about these failing just after the one year (end of warranty) period. Unfortunately customer support is lacking and they want you to pay before talking even if it is a well reported issue. You can either buy a replacement, or search the web for instructions on how to replace the capacitors when out of warranty.

The Greening of IT: How Companies Can Make a Difference for the Environment
The Greening of IT: How Companies Can Make a Difference for the Environment
by John P. Lamb
Edition: Paperback
Price: $36.92
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great overview of the benfits and challenges of greening IT, July 16, 2009
Great book with real world case studies to reinforce the importance of the "Greening of IT".

It was easy to compare the thinking of current IT infrastructure to where IT infrastructure needs to go as there were plenty of tables or web links to illustrate the efficiencies gained using a greener approach. The main drawback to using external links is that they may not be available by the time the book is published. A website with updates would be a good idea - the free online edition is only a 45 day trial.

Some of the newer technologies made it into the book, but I did not see some of the others - for example Flywheel UPS (although flywheels have been around a long time). Fuel Cell backup power did rate a mention as an emerging technology.

Some more discussion on Computer Room efficiencies and the maximum limits of under floor cooling to handle the newer high density racks based on air flow limits would have been a good addition. This is certainly not a negative because there is only so much that you can cover in a general book.

A few illustrations were a little too small or did not have enough contrast for easy viewing in a black and white publication (example Fig. 11.3, and 11.4 which is a thermal camera image and better suited to color), but did not detract from the material being presented. I am assuming the choice of black and white was driven by the desire for a Kindle version, as well as the extra printing costs needed for color.

As mentioned a lot of external links to extra information were provided, and overall a great snapshot of the current thinking related to the Greening of IT. Naturally with the author being an IBM person there was good coverage of IBM technologies - but there was more than enough coverage of non-IBM solutions so this was not a problem. I recommend this book for both the technical and non-technical reader as the material worked at both levels.

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