Social Fixer Falls Victim To Facebook Legal Threats
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.
Ask Slashdot: What To Do With New Free Time?
Take a rider's course (I recommend Harley Davidson Rider's Edge) buy a sport bike and tour.
One Week With GNOME 3 Classic
tl;dr: With a few adjustments, he likes Gnome Classic.
Demonoid Resurrection Dismissed As Malware Was Legitimate
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.
Iranians, Russians, and Chinese Hackers Are After You, Says Lawmaker
What's wrong, Republican Rogers? Has the physical terrorism boogeyman waned to so little that you must now bring out a new candidate?
Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Advanced Wi-Fi Leech?
Disable SSID broadcast.
Thousands of Publicly Accessible Printers Searchable On Google
% cd projects/pevil
% cat pevil
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;
U.S. Election Day In Progress: What's Been Your Experience?
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).
Ask Slashdot: Little Boxes Around the Edge of the Data Center?
Why not use a Raspberry Pi as an NTP server?
CodeWeavers Announces Flock the Vote Software Giveaway
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.
Ask Slashdot: Best Approach To Reenergize an Old Programmer?
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.
Linus Torvalds Will Answer Your Questions
Except that the Android fork changes have been merged back into the linux kernel.
Astronomers Search For Dyson Spheres of Alien Civilizations
First thing I thought of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECLvFLkvY7Y
One Company's Week-Long Interview Process
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.
GNOME 3.6 To Include Major Revisions
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.
Ask Slashdot: Simple Way To Backup 24TB of Data Onto USB HDDs ?
I had to re-read this several times before getting it. Bravo.
Mozilla Downshifting Development of Thunderbird E-Mail Client
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.
Online Loneliness At Google+
You missed the part where he inplied that _all_ social media sites are boring.
Botched Repair Likely Cause of Combusting iPhone After Flight
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.
Mozilla Ponders Major Firefox UI Refresh
So long as they don't called it "Mozzarella Foxfire", I'm good.
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