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How to configure a static IP address on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

I am a new sysadmin and CentOS user. My system is configured to use DHCP. How can I switch from DHCP to static IP address configuration in a CentOS 7 …

Linux

Microsoft software update breaks Windows 7 on some PCs

A certain patch prevents Windows 7 PCs with specific types of motherboards from booting.<p>A software patch from Microsoft isn't playing ball with certain computers running Windows 7.<p>The details are technical, but herein lies the tale.<p>Once upon a time (well, in March), Microsoft rolled out a patch for …

Microsoft Windows
Wall Street

Windows Server 2016 moving to per core, not per socket, licensing | Ars Technica

This change aligns with the licensing scheme now used for SQL Server, among others.<p>Windows Server 2016, not likely to arrive until the second half of …

Virtualization

MSI's Radeon R9 390X Graphics Card Is Everything You Need For Sub-4K PC Gaming

I've been using Nvidia graphics in my gaming PCs for quite a while -- at least a couple of generations. Short dalliances with water-cooled monsters …

Computer Hardware

James Bond Movie Theme Songs, Ranked Worst to Best

From A-Ha to Adele, breaking down the franchise's legendary (and legendarily bad) opening numbers<p>James Bond movie theme songs are the cinematic …

Microsoft lab predicts we'll have a working 'hybrid' quantum computer in 10 years

Or at least that's the promise of the technology, which always seems to be right around the corner. Now, however, a team led by researchers at Microsoft have said a working, useful quantum computing system finally seems to be within reach.<p>The team just published a paper about their scheme on the …

Quantum Computing

How Cocktail Culture Survived Prohibition and World War II

And a drink to help you contemplate it all.<p>When Esquire made its debut in late 1933, repeal was imminent and Americans didn't know a damn thing about polite drinking. Fourteen years of adulterate alcohol and literally criminal bartenders had turned us into a nation of indiscriminate liquor …

Cocktails

Charles Koch Urges Conservatives to Skip 'Corporate Welfare'

Ralph Crane—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>Lynn Pelham—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>Lynn Pelham—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>Bill Ray—Time …

Republican National Convention

Rush Limbaugh’s anti-Pope freakout proves that he needs a crash course in reading comprehension

In the span of a few words, Limbaugh smears atheists, ignores science and appears to struggle with simple metaphors<p>Shortly before beginning to write this, I read a transcript of a recent Rush Limbaugh show titled “The Pope's ‘Science Advisor’ Is an Atheist Who Worships the Earth,” which begins:<p>“My …

Women in Science

This Man Is Building a 10-Metre-Wide Computer Processor Because Dreams Are Real

James Newman says he's spent about £20,000 on his "megaprocessor".<p>Software and digital electronics engineer James Newman wanted to demystify computer processors. So he decided to make a gigantic 16-bit "mega-processor" to make visible the hardware that's hidden inside dinky microprocessors. The …

Cosmology

This week’s PC gaming deals

The hottest PC hardware and game deals going on right now.<p>We like cheap PC components and accessories. But you know what we like even more? Expensive …

How to optimise your wireless network for streaming HDTV

Set up your wireless network to stream HD video smoothly<p>In this modern world of streaming, the dreaded 'buffering' symbol is something we are all too …

Wi-Fi

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Tea

Is Layer-3 Switch More than a Router?

Very short answer: no.<p>You might think that layer-3 switches perform bridging and routing, while routers do only routing. That hasn’t been the case at …