May 28, 2013 |
My last post , which attempted to rebut claims that Obamacare would have the Internal Revenue Service reviewing personal medical records, wasn't as reassuring to some readers as I'd hoped. In fact, several said the proof of the agency's interest in medical records was already out there, in the form of a class-action lawsuit filed this year that claims the IRS seized "at least 6 million identifiable medical records" belonging to about 10 million Americans. Reader "GIJay" asked, "Healy[sic]
April 25, 2012 |
With the advent of Google Drive, we talk about cloud computing as if the bits and bytes of our lives are stored somewhere up in the air, but, really, the "clouds" are very terrestrial. What's more up in the air are the laws that govern who can access your stuff and how. Originally a way for geeks to explain to the rest of us the notion of remote servers storing and serving up content, cloud computing can be defined several different ways, depending on whom you ask. In some ways, even email is a form of cloud computing.
November 9, 2012 |
Federico Fellini and Toulouse-Lautrec meet Garrison Keillor and Wolfgang Puck by way of Bricktop and Bob Fosse in Teatro ZinZanni's "Love, Chaos & Dinner,” now catapulting its way around the collective id of Costa Mesa. This latest high-concept spectacle from the iconoclastic company serves up an immersive, uniquely enchanting theatrical repast. This is only suspiciously evident on arrival at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where the plaza has been overtaken by an antique spiegeltent (mirror tent)
February 10, 1999
Compaq Computer Corp. slashed prices on its ProLiant 800 work-group servers by up to 23%, with new prices starting at $1,529. The computer maker has a 32.3% share of the U.S. market in PC servers, which manage data on networks. Compaq also announced a promotion giving customers the opportunity to buy a second processor for 75% off when they buy a ProLiant 3000 333- or 400-megahertz model.
May 15, 2002 |
Stepping beyond the sluggish desktop market, Apple Computer Inc. introduced a server computer. Apple has little experience with servers, but the company hopes the effort will pay off. Called the Xserve, the rack-mountable server starts at $2,999. Apple shares were up $1.67 to close at $25.61 in Nasdaq trading.
October 31, 2007
Pascale Le Draoulec's article "Service That'll Play in L.A." (Oct. 24) makes it sound as if the poor restaurant owners just can't find any good help these days in La-La Land. Just not enough career waiters, they say. My experience says that baloney needs to be stricken from the menu. I recently moved to Santa Monica with my 30 years of experience working in some of the finest dining spots in Florida.
May 4, 2008 |
Restaurant DESIGN is as much a part of dining out in L.A. as the food. And the attention to detail doesn't stop with coordinating porcelain and flat wear, chairs and wall color, vases and design objects. Servers' uniforms have become an extension of a restaurant's identity, a way to heighten brand awareness and make the experience and environment as memorable as possible.
January 24, 2008
Jasmine Deatherage, 29, traded the perks of business ownership for the social benefits of serving dressed-up Latin fare at the swank Silver Lake taqueria Malo. Until a year and a half ago, Deatherage (yes, that's her real surname: "I wanted to be a football player when I was little so I could see my name on a jersey," she says) converted old books into handmade journals in Portland, Ore. Being her own boss proved lonely so she headed south looking for change.
February 6, 2001
Sales of powerful computers that are the backbone of the Web jumped to 1.1 million in the fourth quarter, up 21% from a year earlier, even as the tech sector slumped and many Internet companies collapsed, according to preliminary data from market research firm Dataquest. The growth pushed 2000 server shipments to 3.9 million units, an increase of 14% over 1999, said Dataquest, a unit of GartnerGroup.
April 24, 2003 |
Microsoft Corp. today will release its first new operating system for server computers in more than two years, a step that analysts said will help the software giant pick up market share at the expense of rivals with pricier offerings. Windows Server 2003 improves on the performance, ease of use and security of Windows 2000.