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Google Disk Failure Data

I’ve often wondered about what conditions lead to disk failure. Warm room? Cool room? Left outside in the rain? Back when I was a techy looking after refrigerated server farms, I assumed it was cold for a good reason. Google, who have rather a lot of disk drives, and burn through quite a few, have issued a report on the …

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Can Wikipedia Run Without Advertising?

I’m sure many SEOs would respond “I certainly hope not!”. The case-for-and-against Wikipedia advertising: “Though Wikimedia has less than ten full-time employees, it has real expenses. Bandwidth in 2007 is expected to cost up to $100,000 a month, and the group now runs more than 350 servers. Will the necessary money continue to flow in from donations when so many …

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Jason Vs SEO (Cond…)

Jason Calacanis had a few words to say about SEO a while back: “90% of the SEO market is made up of snake oil salesman…SEO is bull…” Heh heh. Danny Sullivan came up with some facts to counter the vitriol. Now Jason wants to carry on the conversation, and wonders “who with”? Greg Boser would have been good. Not one …

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Page: Google AI Isn’t That Far Off

News.com: “We have some people at Google (who) are really trying to build artificial intelligence and to do it on a large scale, Page said to a packed Hilton ballroom of scientists. “It’s not as far off as people think.“ I’m not sure how far off we think AI is…

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Bug In Google’s Quality Score

Has your quality score been affected in Adwords? Google has recently updated their system, but there appears to be a bug which affects quality scores. This may send your bid prices rocketing. Changes to the system include: New Quality Score Column – to show advertisers how the keyword is performing (Great, OK, Poor) and the minimum bid required to have …

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