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Social Fixer Falls Victim To Facebook Legal Threats

Laebshade I troubleshooted his website (194 comments)

Nice guy.

I worked at Hostgator a couple of years ago, and he had performance issues with his server with us. The problem he had with his website is he was sending all communication, even non-critical stuff, over SSL. The software was evening making SSL checks for updates. Once I explained to him that he shouldn't have it check for updates via SSL (could still do the actual update via SSL), he intended to disable that. Looks like it worked out for him.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do With New Free Time?

Laebshade buy a sport bike (299 comments)

Take a rider's course (I recommend Harley Davidson Rider's Edge) buy a sport bike and tour.

about a year and a half ago
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One Week With GNOME 3 Classic

Laebshade tl;dr (169 comments)

tl;dr: With a few adjustments, he likes Gnome Classic.

about a year and a half ago
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Demonoid Resurrection Dismissed As Malware Was Legitimate

Laebshade If you're concerned... (Re:It's a trap?) (83 comments)

Request a password reset. The password reset form requires only a valid username to be entered, and the email address associated with it will receive an option to reset the password.

about a year and a half ago
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Iranians, Russians, and Chinese Hackers Are After You, Says Lawmaker

Laebshade Let the Fear Mongering Begin (211 comments)

What's wrong, Republican Rogers? Has the physical terrorism boogeyman waned to so little that you must now bring out a new candidate?

about a year and a half ago
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Thousands of Publicly Accessible Printers Searchable On Google

Laebshade Re:Insert Cheese (192 comments)


% cd projects/pevil
% cat pevil
#!/usr/bin/perl

use warnings;
use strict;
use 5.014;
use Printer::HP::Display;

my $printer_ip = "172.30.20.129";
my $printer = Printer::HP::Display->new($printer_ip);

my ($text) = @ARGV;
my $message = "I'm sorry Dave, I can't print that.";
$message = $text if defined $text;

$printer->set_display($message);
say $printer->get_display;

about 2 years ago
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U.S. Election Day In Progress: What's Been Your Experience?

Laebshade GA - Voted! (821 comments)

I spent more time (7 minutes) driving than voting, and I was in and out in less than 5 minutes. There was no one waiting to use the voting machines (Diebold), and only one voter was there (lunch time).

more than 2 years ago
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CodeWeavers Announces Flock the Vote Software Giveaway

Laebshade Re:uses? (97 comments)

CrossOver does more than be Wine with "paid-for support and easier installation". It installs additional libraries, fonts, etc., required for the app/game to work -- winetricks also does this, but on a much less polished and broad scale. It can create separate 'bottles' (self-contained wine installations); you can install just the one app, or multiple apps per bottle, and the shortcuts that launch the game/app are configured to use the appropriate bottle automatically without manual changing to that bottle required.

That said, I use wine to run WoW, but may give CrossOver a shot, especially if I can get the Curse client working under it.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Approach To Reenergize an Old Programmer?

Laebshade I use Perl everyday, too (Re:Listen up newbie...) (360 comments)

I'm 29, and I use Perl everyday as a sysadmin. With sysadmin work slow (I guess I'm too good at my job?), to expand my skills/experience in Perl, I volunteered to work with the developers on some Perl-applicable work (working on it right now). I love Perl, and I don't think I'd have it any other way.

Perl isn't old, it's established, stable, and useful.

more than 2 years ago
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One Company's Week-Long Interview Process

Laebshade Rackspace: Four Hours with 11 different people (362 comments)

I interviewed with Rackspace in San Antonio, meeting with 8 different people over the course of 3 hours. I then had to interview in Austin for over an hour with three other people, just to be told they were 'pursuing other applicants'.

It was not a pleasant experience.

more than 2 years ago
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GNOME 3.6 To Include Major Revisions

Laebshade Cues from Android? (327 comments)

Being able to control your music player and volume from the lock screen (Android ICS features, or was it even in Gingerbread?), notifications being accessible at lock screen (Jelly Bean, or was it it ICS, too?).

As a current Gnome 3 user at work and home (home since Gnome 3 beta days), and a holder of an Android Jelly Bean phone (Galaxy Nexus), I welcome these changes with open arms.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Simple Way To Backup 24TB of Data Onto USB HDDs ?

Laebshade Re:USB and disk Speed (405 comments)

I had to re-read this several times before getting it. Bravo.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Downshifting Development of Thunderbird E-Mail Client

Laebshade Re:Tunderbirds are NO! (378 comments)

Exactly. The browser was perfectly adequate back in the 3.0 days.

In fact, server auto-discovery has made it difficult to configure Tbird on my systems, since I do my own imapd but rely on my ISP's smtp.

It's definitely a pain in the ass, I tell you, but you can work around server auto-discovery. Set Thunderbird in offline mode, and auto-discovery no longer works. You can then go to advanced setup and set up normally.

more than 2 years ago
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Online Loneliness At Google+

Laebshade Re:Duh. (456 comments)

You missed the part where he inplied that _all_ social media sites are boring.

more than 2 years ago
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Botched Repair Likely Cause of Combusting iPhone After Flight

Laebshade Re:How do they know it's 'unauthorized'? (181 comments)

I worked for a small PC repair shop that became authorized by Apple to perform repairs. The person repairing the Macs had to take a lengthy test to ensure they were competent in Apple product repair. We then became an Apple authorized repair center and would receive pre-paid shipping boxes with the replacement parts to send the old parts free of charge. We also got a significant reimbursement for time spent performing the repairs.

That is what they mean by 'authorized', either an official Apple store or a 3rd-party authorized repair company. Anyone can repair them if they right tools, but it may void the warranty since it's made by an unauthorized third-party.

more than 2 years ago

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