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Linux 3.15 Will Suspend & Resume Much Faster

BestNicksRTaken Re:so how fast is fast..? (117 comments)

sounds more like you need a better disk or distro, my 5400rpm hdd resumes debian sid (3.13.7-1 but also 3.11 when it ran wheezy) in 1-2secs and i can type the password and get on with work instantly.

about 5 months ago

Linux 3.15 Will Suspend & Resume Much Faster

BestNicksRTaken My Linux laptop boots faster than Win7 resumes (117 comments)

My Clevo laptop is a Pentium-D and it boots Debian with encrypted root faster than Win7 can resume on my $$$ Core-i5 Lenovo.

So not sure we even need a faster suspend/resume, which is almost instant.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Management Interface On an IT Appliance?

BestNicksRTaken junos cli (114 comments)

better than ios, easily parsed by scripts, regex support etc.

about 6 months ago

Microsoft's IE Is the Most Targeted Application By Security Researchers

BestNicksRTaken Other shock revalations..... (96 comments)

...from the feckingobvious department, that yellow disc in the sky is the sun. Slow news day or something guys?

about 7 months ago

Bletchley Park's Bitter Dispute Over Its Future

BestNicksRTaken Not another Stonehenge (99 comments)

Please don't make it like Stonehenge where you can't even get to it without going through the giftshop, and then you can't actually get anywhere near it.

I expect they'll Disney-fy it and rename it Bletchley Theme Park, jees do the Nation Trust just play Angry Birds all day?

about 8 months ago

Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?

BestNicksRTaken Re:The Seagate Squeak (444 comments)

in my experience smart ain't worth a wank. had tens of drives fail, only ever had any headsup from smart on one.

heard from a data recovery service that the main probelm with the baraccuda's is the power supply board, they stock loads of them as most of their business is solved by replacing it.

about 8 months ago

Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?

BestNicksRTaken sounds about right to me (444 comments)

mirrors my experience too. i'm very impressed with hitachi drives, western digital/samsung are pretty poor and seagate are just plain shite.

about 8 months ago

FreeBSD 10.0 Released

BestNicksRTaken Re:FreeBSD... (136 comments)

no that's solaris 11

about 8 months ago

Oppo's CyanogenMod Phone Gets Blessed To Run Google Apps

BestNicksRTaken But 479 euros?! (47 comments)

Given that the Oppo N1 works out around 75e more than a Nexus5, is there any point buying the N1?

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?

BestNicksRTaken Absolutely (308 comments)

I think most of us have various setups at home for learning/experimenting, partly because its fun, partly because its a good way to get a better job and partly because our employer doesn't give us proper development environments!

Its been a long time since I've worked at a place that has a proper dev->staging->production setup.

I'm glad the op didn't use the term "lab" which always seems to be clueless people trying to get a CCNA, rather than people actually interested in their trade.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor?

BestNicksRTaken Re:How close? Within WiFi range? (285 comments)

ok, when someone invents fast wifi we'll look at this again. personally i'll stick with 300mbps esata and walk across the street.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor?

BestNicksRTaken Re:How close? Within WiFi range? (285 comments)

if its within wifi range should his house burns down, so will his backup box, and multi-terrabyte backup over wifi won't be fun.

realistically an esata enclosure stored a bit further away than a neighbour is the best way to go (maybe at work?) kept up to date with rsync (locally not over t'internet).

this question has been asked countless times before. search box is top left.

about 10 months ago

Raspberry Pi As an Ad Blocking Access Point

BestNicksRTaken Slowwwwwww (82 comments)

Silly DNS scripts seems like a bad way to achieve this, Privoxy would be better, and the Pi's ethernet-over-USB setup (and a USB wifi donlge) is going to make this pretty slow.

Why does this have to be a Pi-specific tutorial, you could do this better on pretty much any Linux box.

1 year,3 days

SF Airport Officials Make Citizen Arrests of Internet Rideshare Drivers

BestNicksRTaken SFO hostility (510 comments)

I've got to say SFO is consistently the most hostile airport I've ever been to, and I've been to a lot of them.

But this just beggars belief and basically boils down to taxi drivers wanting a monopoly and "somehow" convincing the airport officials to back them.

You can't do anything for free in the good old US-of-A, its bound to upset some corporation or other, and they're the ones with all the power, not the voters.

about a year ago

Oracle To Stop Developing Sun Virtualization Technologies

BestNicksRTaken Re:Clairification- VirtualBox is being continued (145 comments)

you got any hints how to do this? i tried migrating a debian wheezy image across (sid host) today and never managed to get bridged networking working, also it was slow as mollasses.

i assume you don't have to make stupid scripts up to add a tap interface for each vm like its still 1990 do you? i converted my eth0 to br0 and all i could do was ping the host from the guest and vice versa, no LAN/WAN access. that was using the virtio driver and the vhost_net module.

about a year ago

Oracle To Stop Developing Sun Virtualization Technologies

BestNicksRTaken Re:Crap (145 comments)

Maybe Larry is a vampire, as he seems to want to block out the Sun....

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Explaining Version Control To Non-Technical People?

BestNicksRTaken Re:How Much Would What Cost? (383 comments)

don't mention Word/MS or some moron will end up making you use Sharepoint instead of Git!

about 2 years ago

Code Name, Theming Update Announced For Ubuntu 12.10

BestNicksRTaken Re:What's up with the writing style, Mark? (285 comments)

i share your pain - these days if you ever google for a linux issue all that comes back are ubuntu forums where in the majority of cases there are questions without answers, or there are just plain incorrect answers.

and there's too much of this "don't fix it upstream, just install it from this unofficial ppa instead" going on. in the fedora/debian communities things get fixed.

ubuntu has dumbed down linux to the level of macosx/windows, and linux has suffered for it.

more than 2 years ago


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