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Stanford Getting Rid of $18 Billion Endowment of Coal Stock

Capt.DrumkenBum Re: Activist investors (208 comments)

Sense of humour fail.

about 3 months ago
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Why Hollywood's Best Robot Stories Are About Slavery

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Yawn. (150 comments)

Well, in the name of all that is holy, don't watch I Robot.
It was terrible.

about 3 months ago
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Stanford Getting Rid of $18 Billion Endowment of Coal Stock

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Activist investors (208 comments)

Money can't buy you lungs that convert CO2 to oxygen

No, but I bet I could buy a shitload of trees with $18B and trees are pretty good at converting CO2 in O2

about 3 months ago
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US Military Drones Migrating To Linux

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Finally (197 comments)

Killer app... Awesome, now we can all feel better about being spied on, and/or killed because the drone doing it is running open source software. I know I feel better already. :)
What a time we live in.

about 3 months ago
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Why Microsoft Shouldn't Patch the XP Internet Explorer Flaw

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Really? (345 comments)

Running IE is like kids playing with a loaded gun?

You are right. IE is far more dangerous, than mere children with a loaded gun. :)
I don't have any kids... That is probably for the best.

about 3 months ago
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FCC Proposes $48,000 Fine To Man Jamming Cellphones On Florida Interstate

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Probably saved more lives with jamming (427 comments)

you can "ignore" passengers in person more politely than someone over the phone.

To words, "Hold on."
That said. Put the Damn phone down and drive!

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Intelligently Moving From IT Into Management?

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Be there for him... (125 comments)

Good idea.
The last time I took a week off, 2 days in my phone started ringing off the hook. I was in a museum at the time.
I correctly diagnosed the problem over the phone and told them what to do to fix it, but when I got to work the following Monday. The problem still had not been fixed. I don't think anyone did any work that week.
Sadly, they learned nothing.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Intelligently Moving From IT Into Management?

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Be there for him... (125 comments)

When I took over my current position, I leaned heavily on my predecessor. It wasn't until he took a months vacation that I finally had to make the job my own.
So be there for the new SA, but make sure that after a certain point it all becomes his responsibility.
Something along the line of:
First month, training
Second month, I will help
Third month, I will answer questions. If I remember
Past third month, Moral support.

about 2 months ago
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Japanese and Swiss Watchmakers Scoff At Smartwatches

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Consumers will choose the best option (399 comments)

then you are cast iron evidence of what a non-digital watch is - jewellery.

I have about 30 watches and you are partly right. Watches are definitely jewellery.
I have worn a watch since my grandfather gave me my first watch almost 40 years ago. So habit is a strong influence for me.
They are also a brilliant piece of mechanical engineering. I have never been able to resist a brilliant piece of mechanical engineering.

I doubt very much that I will buy a smart watch.

about 3 months ago
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Group Wants To Recover 36-Year-Old Historic Spacecraft From Deep Space

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:I remember that show! (141 comments)

God I loved that show! I found a torrent of the movie a few years ago, but I have never been able to find the series.
Hell, at this point I would even pay for it.

about 3 months ago
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The Hackers Who Recovered NASA's Lost Lunar Photos

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Hackers? (89 comments)

I agree with you, but you and I don't get a vote. The next time someone convinces someones grandmother to give out their bank password there will be one more story in the media about evil hackers.
Perhaps it is time to surrender. I gave in when they started calling this "." a dot. It hurt, but I got over it... Mostly.

about 3 months ago
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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Nope, it's the homeless (320 comments)

The homeless I see often near my work.
Crying baglady. (Always on the same corner, amd always crying.)
Shirtless birthday guy. (It is always his birthday, and he moves corners.)
Homeless HIV+ guy. (He is so unflaggingly upbeat and positive, [pun intended], that I have given him a few bucks once in a while.)
I need to get to $PLACE to see my daughter. (I fell for it the first time I saw him. Now I loudly call him on his BS.)

about 3 months ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Are we so in thrall to our fossil fuel overlord (343 comments)

Just think about how it will be if you are drinking your starbucks that was heated by burning cow dung..

Well, it might taste better. :)
I love good coffee. Therefore I can't stand Starbucks.

about 3 months ago
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Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Why in the FUCK (41 comments)

It would be great if people could request an update on a specific location. Possible way to monetize that would be that a person could pay to climb the queue.

about 3 months ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Are you sure? (270 comments)

Sorry, but I was producing 'spaghetti code' long before windows 95 came out.
Perhaps I should sue. :)

about 4 months ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:A possum playing possum (270 comments)

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

about 4 months ago
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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Unix Admins

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:#7 Be Appriopriately Lazy (136 comments)

I have always said, "Anything you are going to do more than three times. Script it."
Also Cron is your best friend. :)

about 4 months ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

What do you have against the North American Marlon Brando Look Alikes?

about 4 months ago

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Solaris and encryption

Capt.DrumkenBum Capt.DrumkenBum writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Capt.DrumkenBum (1173011) writes "I have spend days searching for a solution to a problem, but I can't find one.

I have a MySql database with not for public consumption data in it, running on a Solaris 10 server using ZFS. I figured for safety I would encrypt the database files, but it seems that there is no way of doing this. ZFS filesystem encryption is pending, Truecrypt is not viable under Solaris. I can't believe this is impossible. Has anyone else found a solution?"

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