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Ask Slashdot: easy alternative to MS Access for an easy-to-use DB for a charity?

Ice Station Zebra Drupal (5 comments) is a good choice.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Which VHS Player To Buy?

Ice Station Zebra Sony (201 comments)

Have a 17 year old Sony player and it works great.

about 4 months ago

OpenSSH No Longer Has To Depend On OpenSSL

Ice Station Zebra Re:Nooooooooo (144 comments)

Really, I've run it for at least the last 15 years and have not once been blacklisted. I follow the words of a great American, Ronald RayGun: Trust but verify.

about 5 months ago

OpenSSH No Longer Has To Depend On OpenSSL

Ice Station Zebra Re:Nooooooooo (144 comments)


about 5 months ago

GNU Mailman 3 Enters Beta

Ice Station Zebra Golly gee wizz (57 comments)

I'll take the fast c code of ezmlm anyday Batman.

about 5 months ago

How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

Ice Station Zebra Re:whine (226 comments)

You forget about the ops part of devops. A lot of ops people need to be made to care about what is running on the boxes they are supporting. By knowing more about what is going on it can help then priortize the work which they are most experienced at, along with helping the "brightest pure programmers" understand why the cool solution they developed is a POS in production.

about 5 months ago

Inventor Has Waited 43 Years For Patent Approval

Ice Station Zebra This article reads like (258 comments)

he might a writer told them his story and the writer agreed to write about it, hoping to make some quick cash. This guy is obviously an ass, based on the story, and since his claims are unverifiable probably not very honest either.

about 7 months ago
top Stats: 507MM LOC, 6.8MM Kids, 2K YouTube Views

Ice Station Zebra I can beat that (123 comments)

With a perl one-liner.

about 9 months ago

US Treasury Completes Bailout of General Motors

Ice Station Zebra Rented and Impala (425 comments)

Nice car, good job GM.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

Ice Station Zebra Social engineer them: Ask for a job (497 comments)

Tell them you can't pay because you have no job, but if they hired you you could pay.

about 10 months ago

Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

Ice Station Zebra Re:2003 Word Press... (1191 comments)

I think the designer probably does wordpress themes as their primary income.

about a year ago

Everything You Needed To Know About the Internet In May, 1994

Ice Station Zebra AOL and Compuslave (168 comments)

Imagine if they were in charge of the internet. The horror the horror.

about a year ago

Apple Starts Blocking Unauthorized Lightning Cables With iOS 7

Ice Station Zebra When did Monster Cable buy Apple? (663 comments)

Apple and innovation certainly don't seem to be friends anymore.

about a year ago

New Operating System Seeks To Replace Linux In the Cloud

Ice Station Zebra VMs or BS (335 comments)

What we need is better application isolation on bare metal and not emulation layers.

1 year,1 day

How Car Dealership Lobbyists Successfully Banned Tesla Motors From Texas

Ice Station Zebra Texas? (688 comments)

Don't you mean TexASS. Not Austin, that is a better place.

1 year,8 days


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Ice Station Zebra Ice Station Zebra writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Now some of my journal entries are missing. The ones about troll moderation. Either censorship reigns on /. or what the mysql neighsayers is true, mysql sucks or the /. crew doesn't know what the word backup means.


Ice Station Zebra Ice Station Zebra writes  |  about 9 years ago

People just don't get it. Microsoft is not a good company. Here you have a Microsoft high muckidy-muck make a death threat and I point out that he should be reported to the FBI and a /. moderator (probably from the NW of the US) troll rates it. FUCK YOU MICROSOFT. I'll yell and scream at you, but I won't make death threats like ...cough... Ballmer.



Ice Station Zebra Ice Station Zebra writes  |  more than 9 years ago

My last comment about BPL was troll rated. That moderator doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground. I've had close contact with a particular BPL sales team. I've heard them talk to their prospects on the phone. I've heard them lie about the interference potential of BPL.

BPL is a technological solution to a problem that has already been solved by wi-fi and various other means of providing internet access to the home. BPL is also bad physics. Using a single wire to send a signal and then saying that it won't cause interference to existing services is a failure to understand what Mr. Maxwell wrote in his equations oh so long ago.

Furthermore, letting the power company provide internet access is just bad policy. They are already a monolopy in one service, why let them try for another?


Ice Station Zebra Ice Station Zebra writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Tried posting from another computer, forgot I wasn't logged in but got a "ip/subnet banned" message. I thought moderation was suppose to solve all the bad posting issues. Is it so bad that specific IP's have to be banned?

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