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The Cost of Networking Hardware (and Disaggregation)

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Eyvonne Sharp wrote an interesting blog post describing the challenges Cisco might have integrating Viptela acquisition, particularly the fact that Viptela has a software solution running on low-cost hardware.

Guess what… Cisco IOS also runs on low-cost hardware, it’s just that Cisco routers are sold as a software+hardware bundle masquerading as expensive hardware.

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JayM
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:) yeap.
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Intel unveils 8th Gen Intel Core processors based on an updated "Kaby Lake refresh" architecture, claims 40% performance boost over earlier gen (Peter Bright/Ars Technica)

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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Intel unveils 8th Gen Intel Core processors based on an updated “Kaby Lake refresh” architecture, claims 40% performance boost over earlier gen  —  No Coffee Lake or Cannonlake here; these are doubled up Kaby Lake parts.  —  The first “8th generation” Intel Core processors roll out today …

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JayM
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Interesting. Wonder when the MacBook will get the new 4-core chip. That be worthy of a look.
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How iMessage came to dominate messaging among US teens, with studies showing ~70% on it, and where Apple may go with it to disrupt apps like Snapchat, Messenger (Giuseppe Stuto)

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Giuseppe Stuto:
How iMessage came to dominate messaging among US teens, with studies showing ~70% on it, and where Apple may go with it to disrupt apps like Snapchat, Messenger  —  No one really seems to talk about it or acknowledge it, but iMessage is where a lot of mobile usage is trending towards …

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duerig
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Wait. If this is true, then they have really buried the lead here. Do 70% of teens really use iPhones? If so then this is incredible news for Apple and it has much better future market share potential. Or is it just the case that all teens text message each other from time to time and somehow texting somebody with iMessage counts as being an iMessage user in this methodology.

Wireshark’s new tool – Transum (by Tony Fortunato)

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I’ve been playing around with TRASUM for a year or so and got excited when it was announced that it is now included with the current Wireshark build. No more downloading, putting the files in the correct folder, etc..

Transum is a pretty helpful addon since it provides protocol various statistics in your trace file.

In the video below I provide a quick rundown of how to enable it, configure and use it. Once you get playing with it, you will see its immediate benefit.

Here’s the two links I reference in the video to make life a bit easier for you.

Transum Tribelab link:

https://community.tribelab.com/course/view.php?id=9

Sharkfest presentation:

https://sharkfest.wireshark.org/assets/presentations15/33.pdf

 

 

Continue reading other LoveMyTool posts by Tony Fortunato »

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DROOL!
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What Nutritionists Pack Their Kids for Lunch

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Registered dietitians have picky kids too! When my son was younger, he would never eat fruit when he was younger, but he would go for green vegetables. Go figure!? For his lunch, I would pack broccoli because I knew he would eat it. I asked other RDs from around the country pack in their kids’ lunchboxes, and some of their answers may surprise you.

 

Fruit

It’s no surprise that fruit tops the list of RD-approved lunch fare.

 

​“My 2 year-old son Lucca loves fresh raspberries, so I pack him a container of organic raspberries every day he attends daycare. If the berries don’t look good at our local grocer, I’ll slice up organic strawberries, which he also loves. He puts the raspberries on his finger tips and eat them off one by one.”  ​

–Jenny Shea Rawn MS, MPH, RD is a Cape-Cod, MA, based Registered Dietitian, nutrition communications consultant and healthy food blogger at MyCape Cod Kitchen.  

 

“I always include a fresh fruit that’s easy to eat, like watermelon chunks, grapes, or fresh or frozen mango, depending on the season. Adding fruit helps curb sweet indulgences and boosts water intake.”

–Melissa Halas-Liang, MA RD CDE of SuperKidsNutrition

 

 

Smoked Salmon

This RD got creative with the protein in their twin’s lunch box:

 

“Smoked salmon cucumber tortilla pinwheels are a favorite lunch of my girls. I spread whipped cream cheese on a corn tortilla or a whole-wheat wrap, top it with thinly sliced smoked salmon, and a few cucumber sticks. Roll it up and slice into pinwheels. They come home with an empty lunch box every time! I usually add some more cucumbers and/or tomatoes in the box, along with a serving of fruit to round out the meal.”

 

–Culinary nutrition expert and mom of twins Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN founder of Small Bites by Jessica 

 

 

Dip

Dips are another kid-favorite that RDs take full advantage of:

 

“My girls are dippers, so the number one way to ensure they eat most everything in their lunchbox from celery sticks to grilled chicken strips is to include some sort of dip. Ranch, hummus, and guacamole are favorites in our household and regular suspects in the lunchbox. I always feel like I’m getting a two-for-one when they eat hummus or guacamole with vegetables since they’re packed with good-for-you ingredients like chickpeas and avocado, respectively.”

Holley Grainger, MS, RD

 

“I try to pack carrots or bell pepper strips packed with a small container of ranch dressing for my older son. It’s tempting to skip the veggies because you think your kid won’t eat them–but even if they eat a couple of bites, that’s a win, because they’re learning that veggies show up at other meals besides dinner and they’re eating them because they want to (not because someone is sitting next to them at the kitchen table coercing them).”

–Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, Real Mom Nutrition

 

Pasta Salad

Most kids love pasta salad, but this RD takes it to the next level:

 

“I love making my kids whole wheat pasta salad.  I mix in garbanzo beans, chopped black olives and any veggies that I have on hand.  For dressing I use red wine vinegar, EVOO and Italian herbs.  I use kid-friendly shaped pasta like fusilli or penne.  Including the beans in the pasta salad makes it a complete protein with all the essential amino acids.”

–LeeAnn Weintraub, MPH, RD of Half A Cup

 

Nut Butter-Banana Wraps

Some RDs got right down to kid-friendly basics with a twist.

 

“A favorite in our house is a nut butter banana wrap: spread nut or seed butter on a whole grain tortilla or piece of flatbread, set a banana across the center, roll it up, and cut it in half. The wrap provides whole grains, protein, healthy fats, and a fruit. I round out the lunch by including a side of crunchy vegetables and either a milk or yogurt to add calcium and a bit more protein.”

 

Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD, author of the book Best Lunch Box Ever and the blog Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

 

 

Think MyPlate

RDs also practice what they preach and pack their kid’s a well-balanced lunch, as presented by USDA’s MyPlate.

 

“I try to mimic MyPlate, and aim for half of their lunch to be fruits and vegetables, even though more often than not those same fruits and vegetables come home again at the end of the day. The vegetables in particular are the hardest part — we’re in a rut of choosing either carrots or tomatoes, and even then they get eaten maybe 50% of the time.”

–Elana Natker, a dietitian in the Washington, DC area and owner of Connect with Sage

 

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. She is the author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day.

*This article was written and/or reviewed by an independent registered dietitian nutritionist.

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The Salmon roll ups sound good.
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In Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall

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Suat Keceli, left, a retired stockroom worker, and his barber Yasar Ayhan pose in Ayhan

When Turkish children head back to school, something will be missing from their textbooks: any mention of evolution. The government is phasing in what it calls a values-based curriculum.

(Image credit: Gokce Saracoglu/NPR)

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*sigh*
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