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Officers Lose 243 Homeland Security Guns

CerebusUS Re:Uh.. what? (125 comments)

Sure, it does _now_.

more than 4 years ago
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Officers Lose 243 Homeland Security Guns

CerebusUS Uh.. what? (125 comments)

by the government of a famous athlete

I'm sure you had a joke in there that you were dying to get out, but this makes less than no sense.

more than 4 years ago
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The Apple Paradox, Closed Culture & Free-Thinking Fans

CerebusUS Re:I'm off-duty (945 comments)

Spectacularly. Thanks!

more than 4 years ago
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The Apple Paradox, Closed Culture & Free-Thinking Fans

CerebusUS Re:Incorrect premise (945 comments)

+1 good post, would mod again.

more than 4 years ago
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The Apple Paradox, Closed Culture & Free-Thinking Fans

CerebusUS Re:Incorrect premise (945 comments)

if android really takes off (and it seems to be starting that roll around now, given the number of devices coming out), that may change, as the dev environment is java based and so can be run on top of just about anything that can handle a java VM.

Which still makes a Mac a better platform for a developer who wants to write code on multiple platforms. JavaVM? great. OS X / OS X mobile? done. Windows .NET? Virtualbox / Fusion to the rescue. Web/php/python/mysql/whatever? It's all available.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Solution For HA and Network Load Balancing?

CerebusUS Re:Simple method to provide HA to static websites (298 comments)

How do browsers behave when 1 of the server goes down?

Half the DNS lookups will still point at the failed server. Since most browsers cache the dns lookup, they will not re-request the IP address, and will just assume the site is down.

If you rely on DNS round-robin records, you need to either ensure that they are always up (i.e. each one is an HA cluster) or that you can remove them quickly enough to cause your users as little pain as possible. (TTL should probably be 1 minute, and you'll want an automated method of removing the bad entry from the zone file)

more than 5 years ago
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Run Mac OS X On Non-Apple Hardware, With a Dongle

CerebusUS Re:I just ordered one!! (536 comments)

The dongle is installed inside the computer. It plugs into one of the USB headers on the system board, not a USB port. You shouldn't be removing it.

more than 5 years ago
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Run Mac OS X On Non-Apple Hardware, With a Dongle

CerebusUS Their website is STILL not using SSL (536 comments)

They want me to put credit card information into a standard HTTP page? I'm absolutely SURE I trust them not to do something stupid like store that information unencrypted in a database.

FAIL.

more than 5 years ago

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Help troubleshooting a DNS issue

CerebusUS CerebusUS writes  |  more than 5 years ago

CerebusUS (21051) writes "I believe I'm seeing a problem with a specific top-level DNS server, and I'm not sure how to fix it.

Specifically, if I do this dig:
dig @a0.org.afilias-nst.info isc.org

it's supposed to return the authoritative name servers for isc.org, but it frequently doesn't for the machines on my network. I've tried it from an Amazon EC2 instance and don't see any problems from there, but I can't figure out why there would be a difference based on where I perform the query from.

What should I be looking at next? If it is indeed an issue with that particular server, how would I report it?"

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