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Why Waste Servers' Heat?

MSDos-486 May have already been done (204 comments)

I remember reading somewhere (may have been Slashdot) a while back that there where buildings designed in the mainframe days to draw heat from the "computer room" to heat the buildings. Unfortunatly when computers got smaller and cooler they had to install extra heating systems in these buildings.

I may be remembering this wrong though.

about 3 years ago

Watch Out Linux, GNU Hurd Coming

MSDos-486 Interesting (463 comments)

An organization that is out of the limelight, but has made many historic contributions is pushing something from an even older organization that has been out of the limelight for a longer time, and made many more historic contributions.

Did anyone else notice this?

more than 3 years ago

Kilogram Gets Controversial; Why Not Split the Difference?

MSDos-486 Yeah (520 comments)

Because that worked out so well for ATM.

more than 3 years ago

Bill Calls For Wi-Fi Base Stations In All Federal Buildings

MSDos-486 Re:Our experience (196 comments)

Is this some sort of Muni-WiFi setup?

more than 3 years ago

Bill Calls For Wi-Fi Base Stations In All Federal Buildings

MSDos-486 I'm Confused (196 comments)

Does anyone have a link to the text of the bill?

I did a quick search and couldn't find it. Why are they calling for installation of WiFi hotspots to lessen load on cell networks? Did anyone tell them that just because a phone has a WiFi radio doesn't mean it can make calls over WiFi.

Are you telling me everyone who wants wireless internet in federal buildings has to use a Cell phone data network. If that is the case, then they absoulty need to install WiFi (you know like everyone did 10 years ago), though $15 Million does seem to much).

Does anyone hear work in IT for the GSA? Might be able to clear this up.

more than 3 years ago

Bill Calls For Wi-Fi Base Stations In All Federal Buildings

MSDos-486 Re:What's worse, they never needed to buy anything (196 comments)

Yeah, cause that is going to be so easy to manage and support, you clearly haven't worked with any thing more then home networks.

more than 3 years ago

Take This GUI and Shove It

MSDos-486 Re:/etc/resolv.conf (617 comments)

I F'n hate NetworkManager.

Why is it such a hard thing to grasp that a machine can have multiple interfaces on different networks (I work in a networking testing lab were this is very common) simultaneously. I refuse to help anyone with network problems if their using NetworkManager on Linux.

more than 3 years ago

Linux May Need a Rewrite Beyond 48 Cores

MSDos-486 Who uses that (462 comments)

more than 3 years ago

Vodafone Backs Down In Row With Android Users

MSDos-486 No suprise (106 comments)

Just another instance of mobile phone companies (mostly service providers) thinking they know what their customers want.

about 4 years ago

Diskless Booting For the Modern Age

MSDos-486 Boot over the Interwebs (99 comments)

I thought these were pretty interesting ideas:

Although they are pretty slow at times, and I have had them freeze a few times (this may have been due to bad hardware though). It a pretty cool way to install a Linux distro.

more than 4 years ago

Scientists Need Volunteers To Look At the Sun

MSDos-486 The Solar System is the Star (110 comments)

What happens when the Oracle System's Star goes Supernova ? Is it going to SPARC?...Is Coffee going to be supplied?...I haven't read much of the comments, but am I the only one to notice the subject icon on this story is the wrong Sun.

more than 4 years ago

Apple's iPhone Developer License Agreement Revealed

MSDos-486 Microsoft Shared Source (483 comments)

I think the FIA thing was a clever move...I wonder if any Goverment Agencies have Microsoft Shared Source agreements, maybe we can finally get Window's Source Code.

more than 4 years ago

2010 Will Be the Year of Sandboxing Apps

MSDos-486 Wait (203 comments)

Can someone explain how "sandboxing" is different then what chroot does?

more than 4 years ago

Element 114 Verified

MSDos-486 Re:Odd (142 comments)

Correction from Lawrence Berkley

more than 4 years ago

Element 114 Verified

MSDos-486 Odd (142 comments)

Didn't the team that falsified the info about 114 and 116 come from Lawrence Livermoore

more than 4 years ago

Running Old Desktops Headless?

MSDos-486 Serial Ports are still on Motherboards (347 comments)

Even though a machine may not have Serial ports on the mother board it could still have them. Most motherboards will have a connector to plug in a serial port interface. You just need to get a interface for it, they are pretty easy to find. No PCI card needed.

more than 4 years ago

Apple Says iPhone Jailbreaking Could Hurt Cell Towers

MSDos-486 Were have we seen this before (495 comments)

AT&T did the same thing back in the day. They were all paranoid about people plugging anything into the PSTN that they didn't own (including home phones). The Hushaphone and Carterphone cases were prime examples of this.

about 5 years ago

Licensing Issues Shut Down Pandora Outside US

MSDos-486 Now the question remains (248 comments)

If you get it though a tunnel/proxy server will it work.

IMHO the effectiveness of location based filtering/blocking is inversely proportional to the l33tness of you users.

It sounds like you are over their for some school/work related thing. Both of those institutions commonly provide VPN service.

more than 5 years ago



Vermont blocks FairPoint deal

MSDos-486 MSDos-486 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

MSDos-486 writes "The Verizon FairPoint deal was went to shit after the Vermont Public Utilities Commission block the sale. The reasoning given was that FairPoint didn't have the financial power/experience/resources to be effective in the region."
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FBI Cracking down on University students

MSDos-486 MSDos-486 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

MSDos-486 (779223) writes "According the Inquirer the FBI is cracking down on those who are "working late at the campus, travelling abroad, showing an interest in their colleagues' work, or have friends outside the United States, engaging in independent research, or making extra money without the prior consent of the authorities." Basically everything most Engineering/Science students do when they have a Engineering/Science related research venture or job."
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