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What Disk Imaging software works best?

JohnVanVliet disk images (1 comments)

the "dd" command

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft takes down No-IP.com domains

JohnVanVliet re (4 comments)

I used to use No-Ip.com
and ALWAYS recommended it
it was a great service

about a month ago
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Even In Digital Photography Age, High Schoolers Still Flock To the Darkroom

JohnVanVliet darkrooms (240 comments)

i worked in custom color and B&W darkrooms for over 10 years

finally by the late 90's there were 3 jobs for over 200 techs in the SE Michigan area

The oldest piece of hardware was a Kodak K10 that still had vacuum tubes

about a month and a half ago
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Congressman Asks NSA To Provide Metadata For "Lost" IRS Emails

JohnVanVliet lost mail (347 comments)

did not "Bush" already loose a ton of mails when the "white house" moved from the
Huge giant sized corporate Lotus based mail to the " small business/HOME" mail system from MS

this is NOTHING new

about a month and a half ago
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Question: Can I leave DRMd content I've bought from Amazon to anyone in my will?

JohnVanVliet drm (1 comments)

make drm FREE copies

about a month and a half ago
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Target Moves To Chip and Pin Cards To Boost Security

JohnVanVliet target (210 comments)

i can almost GUARANTY that target will "frack up " this too
a 2015 prediction
target will use the password " 1234" to secure the servers

about 2 months ago
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DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

JohnVanVliet ceo's (347 comments)

--- "i think what we have here is a failure to communicate" ---

as in the CEO has NO idea about the technology being used

px resolution is a easy one to do , and would make some sense .

the SIZE of the screen is just a phallic reference .

     

about 2 months ago
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Firefox 29: Redesign

JohnVanVliet Re:tabs (688 comments)

I forgot to add ---

I knew there was a reason i use SEAMONKEY as my default browser
at least for now there is Firefox 24 LTS

about 3 months ago
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Firefox 29: Redesign

JohnVanVliet tabs (688 comments)

the "about : config " setting for "tabs on bottom"
was removed !!!!!!!!!!!!

if you upgrade and not a new install the setting is there
BUT USELESS
and the "page reload" is NOT MOVABLE

about 3 months ago
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Why Don't People Understand The Chevy Volt?

JohnVanVliet RE: "are consumers just really that dense?" (1 comments)

Yes they ARE that dense
the "average" person in the usa now is basically a moron
and you can put most of the blame on our failing public education ( a even private is failing )
 

about 3 months ago
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Do backups on Linux no longer matter?

JohnVanVliet ext2,3 (5 comments)

this is the old ext2 and 3

even RHEL6 is using ext4 or LVM
and if one is using RHEL5.10 and ext3
rhel5 legacy is using the older tools

about 4 months ago
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Favorite unexpected comment/slang/denigration phrase?

JohnVanVliet re (2 comments)

The acronym " TANSTAAFL "

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

JohnVanVliet Re:User friendliest: (187 comments)

I would suggest installing WINE and then running Windows Firewall.

WTF !!! are you "fracked in the head " ?
iptables is way better

anyway you could not even do that

about 4 months ago
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ask slashdot: tight firewall for brand-new linux user

JohnVanVliet firewall (2 comments)

As a Linux user for 10+ years .
The Default settings for the firewall in almost any linux OS are good

and set up to be secure
Ubuntu dose NOT use "yum" .That is a Redhat tool
about the only thing the user might need to do is if they are using a P2P program and there isp blocks port 6881
is open ports for it

"set up a default deny rule"
unused ports on linux systems are already BLOCKED in "stealth" mode
as in there will be no "deny" answer going back

about 4 months ago
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The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

JohnVanVliet Re:Don't bother. (509 comments)

"All you can do with somebody like that is"
is to do EVERYTHING possible to have them removed from office ASAP!!!!

about 4 months ago
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Some bad ideas for anyone still running XP

JohnVanVliet moving to linux (1 comments)

it is rather SIMPLE to move
All one has to do IS BE WILLING TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW !!
or
be willing to LEARN ANYTHING at all .
 

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

JohnVanVliet Re:Must keep running XP (423 comments)

That is some "bleeped up "software

about 4 months ago
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Office 365 "On Demand" gone?

JohnVanVliet microsoft (2 comments)

and you belied everything MS told you and drank their "kool-aid"
there is a saying
" there's one born ever minute "

 

about 5 months ago
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$2,400 'Introduction To Linux' Course Will Be Free and Online This Summer

JohnVanVliet linux (84 comments)

well for those of us that have been using one version or another for the last ten years
it might be a good review
-- quote --
" As long as I never see or need to use the command line, it doesn't matter what operating system I use."
--- end quote--
Most of the programs i use DO NOT !!!! use a GUI
or do not need the one that it might have

the terminal is GREAT !!!!
learn to use it !!!!!

about 5 months ago
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RSA security attack demo deep-fries Apple Mac components

JohnVanVliet money (2 comments)

Spam,Spam,Spam
reported as a SPAMMER

about 5 months ago

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