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In Daring Plan, Tomorrow SpaceX To Land a Rocket On Floating Platform

Bruha Re usability (151 comments)

Even if they can recover the engine intact how many times can it be reused. Saving a few million on a higher chance of blowing up multi billion payloads is not exactly wise economically.

about a month ago

Open Source Self-Healing Software For Virtual Machines

Bruha Not for Consumers uh huh (50 comments)

"There are no plans to adapt A3 for home computers or laptops, but Eide says this could be possible in the future."

Exactly, the CIA, NSA, FBI, and everyone else has a vested interest in computers that CAN get infected.

about 2 months ago

Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices

Bruha Re: Thanks fracking (334 comments)

Our biology demands certain himidity levels for our sweat to cool our bodies. The higher temperatures in high humidity locations will eventually become's early. So we can spend millions on adapting or spend much less on adapting our economy to work to help the environment. It's not rocket science we fix the problem and move along out we fail to adapt and die.

about 3 months ago

Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices

Bruha Prices are because OPEC (334 comments)

What the article fails to address is that the Saudis have flooded the market with cheap oil that they can make money on at 30 dollars a barrel while tar sands require about 93 dollars a barrel and fraccing requires about 83 dollars a barrel to remain viable. These groups have already cut back and started layoffs.

about 3 months ago

Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

Bruha Congress is the issue (425 comments)

Congress or the Republican Teapublicans specifically have made our entire government look weak. Our enemies see that we can not get anything accomplished and that this congress will oppose anything the president wants to do as proof that they can act with impunity in other areas of the world. It's not just bad policy decisions by the executive branch. Also for the record Iraq would not agree to a SOF agreement which means our troops would be subject to Iraqi justice not the UCMJ and I doubt there's any president that would agree to leave our troops there with that kind of agreement hanging over their heads.

about 4 months ago

Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines

Bruha This is Ethernet (149 comments)

Could swear 4 wires can carry Ethernet

about 7 months ago

Autonomous Trucking

Bruha Where will this truckers work? (142 comments)

That would replace millions of drivers where are they going to find employment?

about 7 months ago

Are Glowing, Solar Smart Roads the Future?

Bruha Re:Pipe Dream I suspect (193 comments)

We'll the idea is that these roads are part of the power grid so in theory they get their energy from areas that's still sunny to help melt the road where it's icy.

about 9 months ago

ISP Fights Causing Netflix Packet Drops

Bruha Peer to Peer and end the problem (289 comments)

If Netflix leveraged all the devices out there to store pieces of all the movies then they could get content inside the networks. Sadly because there's no unlimited anymore it would be difficult to deploy this model anymore.

about a year ago

Oops: Security Holes In Belkin Home Automation Gear

Bruha Already Patched (77 comments)

Latest firmware contained security fixes.

about a year ago

California Regulator Seeks To Shut Down 'Learn To Code' Bootcamps

Bruha Re: California (374 comments)

Government already secures the prosperity of the ultra wealthy. The problem is that a majority of the wealth is concentrated in a thousand or so individuals that it's very easy for them to influence or be influenced by many things.

Rich people had those laws written for a reason.

about a year ago

Surge In Online Orders Overwhelms UPS Christmas Deliveries

Bruha Ordered dec 23 got it dec 24 (378 comments)

Just ordered some small toy we thought our son would like and it arrived just fine. But it was no big deal if it was late either. Some areas of the country had weather issues and shit happens.

about a year ago

The US Now Faces the Same Dilemma Over Drones As It Did Over Nuclear Weapons

Bruha Dangerous road (211 comments)

Drones and robotic soldiers are very dangerous. A government could order human soldiers to shoot their fellow countrymen and they would likely rebel. Robot soldiers have no conscious and will carry out those orders.

about a year ago

Can the US Be Weaned Off Ethanol?

Bruha Re: Ethanol is a crock nobody wants (330 comments)

WTH do you call the dept of homeland security. The largest employer in the government and when they were created the largest expansion of government ever.

about a year ago

Construction Firm Balfour Beatty Considers Drone Workers

Bruha Google manna ch 1 (129 comments)

Which way do you think the us would go on that situation?

about a year ago

Healthcare.gov Official Resigns, Website Still a Disaster

Bruha Re: As an outsider. (559 comments)

Neither is a 79 billion broken fighter program. No outrage there though.

about a year ago

Feinstein and Rogers: No Clemency For Snowden

Bruha Re: At which point (504 comments)

And you lost me the second you started ripping Obama over this. This shit has Cheney's fingerprints all over it. Bush was just the tool.

What's most disturbing is the economic spying. I want to know who it's being given to. That there would be proof that corporations have subverted the government for their own profits.

about a year ago

Kepler-78b: The Earth-Like Planet That Shouldn't Exist

Bruha Interesting Mining Target (110 comments)

What's interesting is that all the metals on the planet if entirely molten could be found and siphoned off from orbit if we had the technology to do so. It would be like guessing the layers of an onion more or less. Gold and other metals would be at certain depths based on their weights compared to others.

about a year ago



iPhone Unavailable on Apple Online Store US/UK

Bruha Bruha writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Bruha (412869) writes "Apple appears to have pulled the iPhone availability on both US and UK online stores. Users are instead shown "Unavailable" as the ship date. No comment from Apple about this, but it does look like iPhone 2.0 is imminent. Possibly as soon as Tuesday?"
Link to Original Source



Secure SSH + Http Proxy for Iran Freedom Writers

Bruha Bruha writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Regular http proxies are not enough here. They can be scanned and the users tracked down or shut down or worse.

Activists should download Putty for windows, or if you use linux even easier.

Administrators who wish to help setup ssh accounts with the following credentials

username: iranelection
password: freedom

May also need to implement these settings in openssh

AllowTcpForwarding yes
GatewayPorts yes
TCPKeepAlive yes

Linux users just use the following to connect to the proxy

ssh -D 5214 username@ip-address-of-ssh-server

The 5214 can be any port number but remember this number for later.

Windows users using putty..

Open Putty

setup your hostname to connect to

under Connection > SSH > Tunels

Add new forward port

Source port = port you used above to connect to the SSH server.

Choose dynamic option under destination and click add.. you should see your port number listed as

D:port# ie D6314

I use Firefox, but this can be done with Internet Exploder. In Firefox click on the Tools Tab.

Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Network

Under Connection click on the Settings button

Choose Manual Proxy configuration, and SOCKS v5

Fill in localhost for the host, and 3000 for the port

Click OK and reload the page

Check http://www.whatismyip.com to see if your ip is now not your ip..

You also want to tunnel your DNS requests..

To change this, set network.proxy.socks_remote_dns = true in about:config.

Advanced users seek out foxyproxy so you can easily setup multiple proxies as you discover them.


AI2 by Lycoris to Help Linux 3rd Party Apps

Bruha Bruha writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Lycoris has produced a new product called AI2 which seems from their press release to be a killer way to allow 3rd party applications interact properly when installed in Linux.

The aim of this system is to allow ISV's and other 3rd party vendors to create a small file that AI2 could read and it would make the software function with the OS. This means that you could seperately install Mozilla Thunderbird and Opera Browser and both would interact with each other as if they were native to the distro.

Why is this a good thing? Consider the level of knowledge requried to make just those 2 apps work out of the box with each other. Also consider just installing and changing the required files to do the same thing. Joe Linux cant and will not do this. They're more likely to just stuck with whatever came with the machine. We all like choice and it should be extended to even the Linux user who has hardly any ability to change things in his system. It is my hope that Lycoris will license this to other distro's to help improve the abiliy of Linux to be desktop friendly to new users.


Linux Laptop Runaround

Bruha Bruha writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I've got this nifty laptop thingamjig :) only cost me 1250 greenbacks and it works quite nice. But it's running XP :(

I'm probably one of those rare people that are torn between OS's for 2 reasons. Compatibility and Gaming. I tend to have the latest and greatest to a extent and this laptop is no exception.

Unfortunately after installin SuSE on this HP ze430us you run into several problems.

ACPI = Partial support 2.4.22 Kernel probably a few more modules to load to get it working decently but I'd like to see Linux speedstem my Mobile Atahlon chip.

3d Accelleration. With a recent patch by SuSE I was able to use my graphics card (Main reason I shelled out 70 dollars for a pro version) which is a ATI Radeon IGP 320M U1 type card. I hand it to SuSE theyre no slacker when it comes to making things work with newer hardware. But still with the new drivers its 2d only. Cant play Tux Racer yet.

Also ran into issues installing Xig.com's X Server that would enable 3d accel on this machine. However some bug I'm just too tired to troubleshoot before leaving on a business trip prevents me from playing with it some more. Another sad thing is the prices they demand for their products. For businesses that's great but I'm not about to shell out 129 dollars to have 3d accel on my machine quite yet. ACPI comes first!

And finally the final king of injustice.

My WlAN adapter is made by Broadcom!

Anyone familiar with Broadcom knows they advertise support for Linux but guess what. Linux does not detect it nor is there any drivers. I've heard rumor it can work under the 2.6 kernel but ahem I dont know the slightest in how to compile a kernel nor instal a completely new one!

So with those problems the laptop is usable under Linux and I'm generally satisified but until I can resolve those problems the system is tethered to a power cord and a network cable.

A more detailed writeup of my experience can be found on my Linux site Linux Warcry which is part of the Warcry Gaming News Network. Fell free to come and visit and share your knowledge or news about Home Linux use and Linux Gaming!


Round and Round

Bruha Bruha writes  |  more than 11 years ago

So were sitting around discussing various Linux stuff the other day at work and the subject of gaming comes up. Were all sitting here asking why are games not ported to Linux but are ported to OS X. Considering the similar structure of the OS's you'd think it would happen but it's not.

OS X is ahead of Linux desktop installs only slightly and with the new deals coming out in the next few months Linux will finally catch up with Mac desktop use. So when are our favorite games going to start popping up? In my case it could be awhile since I'm the common MMORPG player and my current addiction is Star Wars Galaxies. However Transgaming fills that gap nicely and I hope to play on Linux soon.

But what about everything else? And why?

MicroSoft is one of the biggest answers. DirectX was a good idea when it came out but now MicroSoft knows that if they dont port DirectX to Linux or the Mac then they can keep ahold of their market share of people who'd rather use Linux but dont becuase they're not willing to sacrifice the time and energy to dual boot or the money to have seperate systems. Furthermore since MS knows this they lobby most game developers to use their DirectX saying they'll have the best market access which unfortunately is true.

However many games today are Coded for PS2/Nintendo/X-BOX and none of those systems are using the same operating system. Unless there's some collusion nobody knows about those games are ported to each system many times. So why not Linux?

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