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Speeding Object Makes Small Hole In the ISS Solar Array

G33kDragon Why don't they just ... (119 comments)

... polarize the hull?

about a year ago
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LivingSocial Hacked: 50 Million Users Exposed

G33kDragon Re:Facebook Connect (80 comments)

I also didn't have a password to reset due to using Facebook Connect, so I believe we don't have (much) to worry about.

However, I decided it wasn't worth the off chance the could use it, so I decided to revoke LivingSocial permissions from my Facebook App Settings.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Protection Plan For Your Phone?

G33kDragon LifeProof (225 comments)

Get a LifeProof case and stop worrying about being too careful.

I've taken my 4S swimming, surfing, and given it to my 9 mo old to chew on without worry. I've also dropped it on occasion, but so far it's been completely fine.

If you have a case like that and you *still* manage to break it, just pay the replacement cost.

about 2 years ago
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WHMCS Data Compromised By Good Old Social Engineering

G33kDragon WHMCS Customer Here (87 comments)

My company uses WHMCS and, after downloading all the released data, I was happy to find that accounting had used a PayPal subscription to purchase the license, as all the "card number" fields in the SQL dump were blank.

That being said... they also store all emails sent to customers. Including the Welcome Email that includes the original password used for master accounts.

So, could be worse on our end, but still major suckage overall.

more than 2 years ago
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Do Developers Really Need a Second Monitor?

G33kDragon Re:No. (1002 comments)

I think there is something to be said for a single monitor.

I switched to a MacBook Pro a few months back as the first Apple laptop or desktop I have ever used for work. I started out using an external display plus the MBP display as I thought I would be more productive (as that's how I always did it with my Windows systems), however, I started using "Spaces" as an experiment, and now I am completely set on using one monitor.

The issue is that with multiple monitors you have a lot to deal with... lots of distractions. While there *are* times when I would like to have windows side-by-side, I feel like I now have my own "personal attention queue" w/ Spaces. All terminals in one space, all chat/music in one space, IDE in one space, RDPs in one space, VMs, etc. It allows me to concentrate on the most important thing at that given moment by minimizing distractions.

I'm up to 9 spaces at the moment, but I am still only about 3 months in to my MBP, so I can't be sure if this is still the honeymoon phase.

more than 3 years ago
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Losing Google Would Hit Chinese Science Hard

G33kDragon Re:"I hope you have the time of your life"- Green (161 comments)

How about we also commission Google to shutdown services wherever we feel science and technology growth threatens our national security?

No more Iranian Google results for "How to build a nuclear bomb"

more than 4 years ago
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IPhone 3.1 Update Disables Tethering

G33kDragon Re:I think that (684 comments)

I often hesitate before busting out my iPhone to record video or check email because I feel like "the rest of the world" instantly applies that "Apple snob" stereotype to anyone who uses it... and I don't want to be "that guy." Am I alone in occasionally feeling this way?

more than 4 years ago
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Maker Faire Storms Newcastle

G33kDragon Sweet (43 comments)

Fire-breathing Horse + Newcastle (the 6-pack variety) = Epic

more than 5 years ago
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Australian Gov't May Employ a Homegrown Quantum Key System

G33kDragon All I want to know is... (141 comments)

...can I encrypt messages with freakin' laser beams attached to the freakin' heads of the freakin' sharks? >

more than 5 years ago
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Best Solution For HA and Network Load Balancing?

G33kDragon Re:1000+ a day is trivial have you thought of amaz (298 comments)

If I were you, I'd consider looking into the new hosting platforms built on cloud environments.

You should be able to find some online web hosts who charge per-use in a clustered environment so you don't have to bother about setting up your own EC2 servers (or whatever) yourself. Leave it to the experts as it were.

Some places to check out:
RightScale
ScaleMySite
GoGrid

My company uses a cloud hosting provider and it's been great not even thinking about architecture as our website hosting needs have grown.

more than 5 years ago

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Scrum Points vs. Billable Hours

G33kDragon G33kDragon writes  |  more than 4 years ago

matt writes "We have been having a heated discussion at my company regarding a recent push by management to implement a time tracking system completely separate from Scrum. Management's intention is to be able to more accurately track billable hours, but some team members feel that by doing so, it will go against all things holy (Scrum-wise) and only hurt the development/creative process. Do any Scrum teams also use a time tracking system to track billable hours separately from Scrum points? If so, how well has it worked for you?"
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Recovery.gov Blocks Search Engines - Conspiracy?

G33kDragon G33kDragon writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Matt Beckman writes "The government website Recovery.gov had been using a special file to prevent search engines from indexing web page content. Hailed by our new president as a step towards government transparency, the robots.txt file would prevent any content from appearing in search results. Is this simply a mistake by the developers or is it a carefully considered move to avoid accountability?"
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TicketMaster files suit against RMG Technologies

G33kDragon G33kDragon writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Matt Beckman writes "Following up the story from last week. Ticketmaster has filed suit against the small software company RMG Technologies because, they say, RMG's software allows users to acquire tickets quickly and easily, providing a method for dealers to scalp tickets for popular venues. In their latest press release, Ticketmaster says a Federal Court has granted their request for an injunction against RMG Technologies, saying they are "committed to ensuring that consumers have fair and equitable access to tickets." Ticketmaster employed similar techniques against Cleveland Cavaliers after the Cavaliers launched a web site allowing season-ticket holders to resell or give-away unused tickets."
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