Danny DeVito knows how to handle the Intertubes

September 10, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Media & Multimedia · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too That Italian-American actor Danny DeVito have decided to open his own official fanpage on Facebook is something I couldn’t mind less. The funny, or vaguely interesting thing, is how he decided to do so, with a video clip shot in his lounge (or whatever) ending up with the Italian phrase “Non più scuro della mezzanotte“. Namely a regional expression (translated in “Not darker than midnight”, meaning “It can’t possibly be worse than the worst”) that not even all the Italians are able to decode on the fly. Fascinating, anyway, even though I still have to understand why…

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Rule number one: never trust the cloud computing

February 18, 2009 · Filed Under In Depth, Networking · 5 Comments 

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances It was August 27 of 2007 (my birthday) when columnist John C. Dvorak warned against the dangers of things such as “cloud computing”, “software as service”, “Web 3.0″ and the many abbreviations that in these years are trying to catch the attention of the public and sell as new what is the most old fashioned computing architecture ever existed.

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