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Spam Stats

On almost a daily basis we get reports of users who’ve found an email detailing a vast inheritance from distant wealthy uncle in Nigeria or a parcel which they didn’t order but is waiting for them; readily accessible with just … Continue reading

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SunRay Update 8

Following some of my previous calculations on power efficiency, carbon footprints and comments about heat/noise differences between Sunrays and PC’s; I mused we could factor in a ‘system’ we all know well – ourselves. Heating in has become redundant in … Continue reading

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Sunray Education Desktop Community Forum 2009

Perihelion – The point in its orbit where a planet is closest to the Sun – occurs for Earth in January. By coincidence, January also saw the gathering of Sun Microsystems and the education community to discuss the present and … Continue reading

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SunRay Update 7

Although the Java menu seemed like a good option, when we ran the figures, it seemed the overhead really was a little excessive when one considers that no extra functionality was provided; only some smoother edges. These figures were taken … Continue reading

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SunRay Update 6

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The core of the new sunray release was to ensure the sunray server software were setup in an optimal manner. Moving onto new and powerful servers, with a fresh … Continue reading

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SunRay Update 5

With the new release of the menu, the requirement specification needed functionality in place which would allow administration of the sunray users from the web management interface. We have several types of user each requiring a custom Windows kiosk session. … Continue reading

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SunRay Update 4

The inevitable question is how. Essentially creating two text fields is no huge task, however when one considers all the minor trends and habits users acquire, several considerations needed to be made – these will be considered later. I will … Continue reading

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Sunray Update 3

Each PC (including TFT monitor) consumes 105 W. Each sunray (including TFT monitor) consumes 41 W. Each sunray server consumes 242 W. Thus on a bases of 500 sunray DTU’s = 20500 W. Compared to 500 individual PC’s using a … Continue reading

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Sunray Update 2

What is new? • A new streamlined menu; users can now input username and password on initial screen. • Improved performance of system, meaning everything should run smoother. • Sessions will now be managed more efficiently. If there is ever … Continue reading

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SunRay Update 1

We are pleased to announce the deployment of our new and improved sunray service. As the first anniversary of our original sunray installation approaches, I have recently been investigating, developing, improving and fixing our current setup. With 360 sunray devices … Continue reading

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InfoSecurity Europe 2008

After leaving Edge Hill in a Grab and Go Clio in the early hours on the 22nd of April, our trip began to London Olympia’s InfoSecurity Europe 2008. Surrounded by some of the most prominent researchers, developers and consultants in … Continue reading

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VMWare 2008

“In a world of dreams, we are but Gods limited by imagination”. As technology evolves, concepts change and users adapt. We find ourselves challenging our systems to do more and more with less and less. In an effort to minimise … Continue reading

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