Thursday, July 14, 2005

Why men are being men ?

The first things I learnt from my father was Darwin's theory ..He was very much concerned that i learn right things in a right way..At a time When most parents would teach how god created men , he used to tell me how men evolved from other animals(that is wen i was juz 3)..And probably that explains why i see things with a little twist and never accept things(sometimes very much irritating to others) without questioning.And I found the following very much amusing..(well i have included some of my own ideas)
Few weeks back i saw this article It goes like this , A team of researchers had conducted an experiment on a group of people who participated in the National spelling bee contests(USA). Spelling Bee contest is for youngsters mostly in their teens(and in another version older men and women are involved) where they are given difficult words and they have to spell them correctly.This is one competition where Indians have been dominating for nearly a decade.
But now to the interesting part ... they have found more guys are winning than girls(most winners are guys even when no. of girls participating in the competition are more r less equivalent of boys) . Every time they chose a random sample of equal number of boys and girls they had similar results ..boys overtook the girls with huge margins. It may come as a surprise considering the fact in most places girls score more than boys in exams. Similar research in other such competitions(maths olympiads,quiz etc) had similar results.

And now my favorite part : The explanation , Darwin way.

They have said though both men and women are equally empowered in their mental ability..the difference comes not from our skills but from Darwin's theory . Humans as a species have evolved into a female dominated(wow i see ppl shouting nooo ..but go on reading) society like most other animals. In our society atleast in theory when left independantly, women get to choose their men rather than other way round.
And moreover perception of better partner also differs .. men prefer physically attractive women and women prefer rich(powerful in terms of skills) men .Right from our early days of evolution had to impress women, women had nothing to do but juz look good. The powerful and rich men got more wives and their genes kept spreading. And their weaker(other men) counterparts eventually were the losers of this biological race. As per Darwin most of our life is all about sustained existance of our genes ,ie genes passing on to the next generation.
As we civilized the difference between weaker and stronger has eventually reduced ,mostly by legislation and by concepts of society.(ie polygamy by rich men is not encouraged anymore). But still a guy who is popular or rich is always the natural choice for most women rather than a ordinary guy.This gives them more opportunities in the gene race. As a result as they have found out most boys spent extra time, extra care and bigger risks in learning more words ..compared to girls. For girls they prefer to watch rather than participate in this ordeal, afterall they are the real judges.This behaviour is prominent as our we grow older ,gals who fare in school quiz lose interest when it comes to college r out in society and so on. And this concept is also extended to men's general behaviour.
Men fight for leadership more often than women, they invent things ,they risk life for fame and popularity, they are made to be aggressive...earlier men would fight to death to regain supremacy, as we have civilized the battlefields have changed and mode of victory nowadays more psychological than physical.

So guys if u want to win so badly, u r heart is fiery and would fight for control...u r in the right path..

And gals if u feel guys are too much aggressive and quarrelsome....well its all bcos of u...

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Microsoft SBS 2003 vs Microsoft Windows Server 2003 ent edn

Yesterday a gentleman queried me on the difference btwn SBS 2003 and MS Server 2003 ent edition..he levied a constraint ie i need to be quick.And i obliged here it is my 50 minute research....

Small Business Server 2003

The SBS is available typically for a smaller organisation upto the size of 75 computers connected in a single network.The main purpose for this edition is lower cost compared to complete Windows 2003 server edns.

The SBS(2003) supports a maximum of 2 hardware CPUs and 4 virtual CPUs compared to the 8 CPUs supported in Win server 2003 ent edn.The SBS comes along with a package of sw beside the windows 2003 server technologies.It is built on windows server 2003 but with additional packages which in case of Windows server 2003 ent(std also)need to be purchased separately.This brings down the costs by a huge amount.

There are two variants of SBS 2003 itself std(cheaper) and premium(std +sql server etc and costs little more)

The standard edition of Windows Small Business Server 2003 includes Windows Server 2003 technologies, including fax service, firewall service, and remote-access service. Additionally, it includes Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, enhanced tools for server monitoring and administration, and an out-of-the-box solution for internal Web sites. The standard edition is ideal for customers who do not require the higher-level functionality included in the premium edition.

The premium edition includes everything in the standard edition, plus Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004, and Microsoft FrontPage 2003. The premium edition is ideal for small businesses with more demanding IT needs, such as data-intensive line-of-business applications, or advanced firewall and Web-caching capabilities.

Disadvantages :

* Only single SBS is possible in ur nw.

* Domain trust keys r not available so its not possible to connect multiple domains of SBS.

* When u r starting a new branch way u can connect the two servers in the branches(as no domain trust).Eachserver must be connected individually to internet.

Windows Server 2003 Enterprise :

(I have included features exclusive for enterprise edition leaving common features of windows server 2003 std edition)

Well as the name suggests this OS is built for enterprise scenario.A huge company having several branches can be seamlessly connected using Win server 2003 ent edn.This OS is built for mission critical operations.Even most failures or catastrophe would leave this reliable system running.It has the ability to withstand failures.

* Biggest memory support : The ent edn supports upto to 32GB of working memory ..More memory and virtually unlimited support for processes

* Ent edition supports cluster service,Server clusters provide high availability and disaster tolerance for mission-critical database management, file sharing, intranet data sharing, messaging, and general business applications. With Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition cluster service supports up to eight-node clusters for increased flexibility in adding and removing hardware in a widely distributed geographical envrnmnt.

* Windows Server 2003 Ent Edn, supports servers with up to 8 processors.

* The Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM) in ent edn enables an administrator to allocate CPU and memory utilization on a per-application basis.

* XML webservices and .Net(supported in both std and ent edns