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Old School Sci-fi Short Starring Keir Dullea Utilizes Classic Effects

Idimmu Xul Intelligent Decision (91 comments)

USA, population : 318,463,000

*Rest* of world, population : 6,727,537,000

That's a rather large population who could be donating to get this made that they've just alienated.

about two weeks ago

What Do You Do When Your Mind-Numbing IT Job Should Be Automated?

Idimmu Xul Automation Resistance (228 comments)

One of the tasks here is the daily generation and collation of statistics across our various platforms to present to the clients. It contains things like the state of the tickets, number of tickets raised/closed, peak data across the platforms, systems metrics for utilisation and other similar things.

Currently these metrics are gathered manually be people eyeing up graphs and manually reading the data from them or running scripts that pull out metrics they need, it went from a half hour task to a 120 minute task, daily, as we've been growing.

I created a scaleable system that polled all the required statistics, from all of the various different systems in place, directly accessing the RRD files that generate graphs, polling our ticketing systems API to access the data, etc etc and then pushed them in to a database which could be polled easily for historic data as well as interrogated via a front end to generate the reports. It even allowed you to alter text in the report and export it to PDF to email to the clients.

After 2 years it's still sat, waiting to be rolled out, because of politics. The guys that run the reports just work from a process document and aren't really good enough to do much else. With the additional free time they have it would be too transparent that they can't do anything other than follow process but we do need them for various other tasks that can't be automated. At least by doing the reports manually they look really useful and the clients are happy..

about two weeks ago

PHK: HTTP 2.0 Should Be Scrapped

Idimmu Xul Re:Encryption (220 comments)

No, you really don't. Encryption is good for Facebook, but enforcing it for your Internet-of-Everything lightbulb or temperature probe in the basement gains nothing other than more complex bugs and lower battery life.

arent these the exact situations where encryption is necessary? i dont want someone sniffing the plain text credentials of my fridge as they fly through the air and then turning the temperature up to 40 ...

about 3 months ago

China Cracks Down On Bitcoin, Cuts Off Exchanges' Bank Access

Idimmu Xul Re:Idiots: (100 comments)

Anyone keeping coins in an exchange for any longer than necessary to exchange them is an idiot.

Or a day trader

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Handle Unfixed Linux Accessibility Bugs?

Idimmu Xul Pay me to fix it (266 comments)

i'll maintain it for £40kpa sustained across 1 single distro of your choice across its life time.

the choice is yours

about 5 months ago

Ars Technica Reviews Leaked Windows 8.1 Update

Idimmu Xul Re:Nobody cares (194 comments)

my very non technical mate got a sony vaio flip thing 10 days or so ago with windows 8 installed. he LOVES it, despite complaining non stop, it also auto updated itself this week, i think to 8.1, he certainly didnt do any registry hacks but had a text rendering issue with chrome that is apparently an issue caused by 8.1?

ive had a play and i dont really see the problem, sure its a bit different but its not a world ending calamity, i do prefer my mac tho

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?

Idimmu Xul Re:Apply to jobs (451 comments)

I'm 31 and seriously looking into getting out of software development.

It was cool when I was 14. It was still doable when I was 23. Now it's soul-crushing.

I wish I was a farmer or a carpenter.

oh god this is me so much, 34 and need to get out before i kill myself or actually have a heart attack

about 6 months ago

Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Outed By Newsweek

Idimmu Xul Re:Protection from what? (390 comments)

Dude there are Mclaren MP4s for sale for Bitcoins, people are buying land and mansions with them, you can get takeaways delivered, bars and restaurants accept them, other than gas/water/electric youre basically set. Converting $500M bitcoin to cash is MASSIVELY short sighted.

You could just take them and probably live off them in an extremely luxurious lifestyle, or at the same time you could sell 1 or 2 a day which wouldnt move the market at all giving you both an awesome life style and cold hard cash.

about 6 months ago

Diet Drugs Work: Why Won't Doctors Prescribe Them?

Idimmu Xul mechanisms that are not yet fully understood (670 comments)

Qsymia and Belviq work by suppressing appetite and by increasing metabolism, and by other mechanisms that are not yet fully understood

shucks, ive no idea, either that or because someone is paying someone else more for something else

about 8 months ago

Disabled Woman Denied Entrance To US Due To Private Medical Records

Idimmu Xul Re:Umm, what? (784 comments)

This is exactly why it's the only government in the world I'd trust to obey the law.

best troll ever?

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Easy, Open Source Desktop-Sharing Software?

Idimmu Xul webrtc desktop sharing (116 comments)

bleeding edge, but is cross platform and can be interfaced with your site seamlessly

about 10 months ago

The Cybersecurity Industry Is Hiring, But Young People Aren't Interested

Idimmu Xul millenials (289 comments)

such a retarded word

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Best To Synchronize Projects Between Shared Drive and PCs?

Idimmu Xul Re:OwnCloud is pretty good (238 comments)

ive been playing with owncloud for the last week, it's awful, it loves just deleting all my files or corrupting them :(

about a year ago

Man Killed By His Own Radio-Controlled Helicopter In Brooklyn

Idimmu Xul Re:OUCH (479 comments)

quick, lets ban them! think of the children :D

about a year ago

353,436 Exposed ZTE Devices Found In Net Census

Idimmu Xul Re:heh (29 comments)

The default root password for every DRAC (Dell Remote Access Card) in existance is



fucking american spies

about a year ago

100% Failure Rate On University of Liberia's Admission Exam

Idimmu Xul Re:What is the real problem here? (308 comments)

If nobody passes the test, then it seems to me that the problem is with the test, not the people. What are they going to do? Close the university? The test isn't the goal, selecting students for admission is the goal.

We need to drop our standards and make everything in life easier so more people can pass through with out trying?

If you actually read the article, you'd know what they're going to do.

about a year ago



Online pornography and search terms to be blocked by default in the UK

Idimmu Xul Idimmu Xul writes  |  about a year ago

Idimmu Xul (204345) writes "The BBC is reporting that "Every household in the UK is to have pornography blocked by their internet provider unless they choose to receive it, David Cameron has announced". The new measures will apply to both existing and new customers.
Mr Cameron also called for some "horrific" internet search terms to be "blacklisted", meaning they would automatically bring up no results on websites such as Google or Bing."

Twitter anger over bomb tweeter

Idimmu Xul Idimmu Xul writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Idimmu Xul (204345) writes "The BBC and NY Times are reporting that Tweeters have joined forces to support Paul Chambers, the man convicted and fined for a Twitter message threatening to blow up an airport. Thousands of Twitter users are retweeting his original joke message with the #iamspartacus tag in protest of the conviction. So far there have been no subsequent arrests for people doing exactly the same thing as Paul."

Pirate Bay founders found guilty

Idimmu Xul Idimmu Xul writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Idimmu Xul writes "The BBC are reporting that a court in Sweden has jailed four men behind The Pirate Bay (TPB), the world's most high-profile file-sharing website.

Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde were found guilty of breaking copyright law and were sentenced to a year in jail. They were also ordered to pay 30m kronor (£2.4m) in damages. In a Twitter posting, Mr Sunde said: "Nothing will happen to TPB, this is just theatre for the media.""


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