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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Destroy Hard Drives?

Matey-O Re:oven (1016 comments)

You're kidding, right? With areal densities as high as they are, the odds of a person getting any useful information out of a device are becoming vanishingly small. The devices that have THAT kind of information on them...where the expense of the cleanroom and the million monkeys transcribing the bits are useful, should be encrypted in the first place. At which point nuking the keys will turn them into noise.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Destroy Hard Drives?

Matey-O Re:oven (1016 comments)

Harbor Freight Hydraulic Press. The data's hard to retrieve if things aren't flat and spinny anymore. $59 ($48 with 20% off coupon). I dare you to get data off this:

(And at 2 minutes vs. Several Hours, it's faster, too!)

more than 2 years ago

Newb-Friendly Linux Flavor For LAMP Server?

Matey-O HIDS that server! (382 comments)

Whatever you used, install AND CONFIGURE OSSEC.

That way you have some kind of indication when the box gets hacked.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Monitor Your Own Bandwidth Usage?

Matey-O Re:again? (319 comments)

Problem being, my bandwidth is three times higher than the 54Gl's WAN port.

But I'm liking Untangle on a spare P4.

more than 3 years ago

Samsung's Happy Galaxy Tab Users Are Actors

Matey-O You people are all bigots. (190 comments)

Don't be so harsh...Actors are people too!

more than 3 years ago

IPad 2 Teardown Shows Tablet's Guts

Matey-O Lame (368 comments)

Boy. THAT was a lame article. It was, word for word (except where they doubled up on the same sentence twice) everything stated in the iFixit video. This guy must a spent a LOT of time copying off other people's tests.

more than 3 years ago

How Sun Bought Apple Computer (Almost)

Matey-O Total Perspective Vortex (307 comments)

I love the trolls' complete and total lack of objectivity. Hundreds of millions of iDevices sold, arguably the first economically successful tablet, a company that could turn on a dime and recreate their hardware jumping from PPC to Intel, and OS 9 to OS X in a seamless fashion, and gain enough financial success to ecplipse Microsoft...and yet 'nothing of value is lost'.

Here's a hint for the younguns: There's room for more than one successful company in the world, and one being successful doesn't mean no others will be. If you don't like 'em, don't buy 'em...but to ignore their success is foolhardy. It's what makes people like Nokia lose their position in the economy.

more than 3 years ago

MacBook Pro Specs Leaked, iPad Event March 2

Matey-O Re:hmm (368 comments)

Who you kiddin? Anybody making that kinda comment wasn't going to buy Apple anyway and you know it.

more than 3 years ago

HP Unveils WebOS Tablet, Plans WebOS Computer

Matey-O Stale by release date (148 comments)

They announced all this happy goodness for a SUMMER release.

By the time it's available, it'll look old and stale, we'll all be familiar with the NEXT version of Android, and Apple will have sold another 10 million units.

Tablets have been the 'next big thing' for a good 18 months, when will they actually be DELIVERING these things?

more than 3 years ago

What’s the Internet? (on 1994's Today Show)

Matey-O The extruded dingus! (262 comments)

Board Member 1: What if you tire before it's done?
Board Member 2: Does it have rules?
Board Member 3: Can more than one play?
Board Member 4: What makes you think it's a game?
Board Member 3: Is it a game?
Board Member 5: Will it break?
Board Member 6: It better break eventually!
Board Member 2: Is there an object?
Board Member 1: What if you tire before it's done?
Board Member 5: Does it come with batteries?
Board Member 4: We could charge extra for them.
Board Member 7: Is it safe for toddlers?
Board Member 3: How can you tell when you're finished?
Board Member 2: How do you make it stop?
Board Member 6: Is that a boy's model?
Board Member 3: Can a parent assemble it?
Board Member 5: Is there a larger model for the obese?
Board Member 1: What if you tire before it's done?
Board Member 8: What the hell is it?

more than 3 years ago

Apple's $1 Billion Data Center Mystery

Matey-O You guys and your delusions of grandeur (244 comments)

Do you guys think iTunes downloads, Genius calculations, MobileMe, AppStores, GameCenter and whatnot all just exist for free? I wouldn't be half surprised if the datacenter wasn't, at least partially, to consolidate existing stuff.

more than 3 years ago

Drop Out and Innovate, Urges VC Peter Thiel

Matey-O Re:Perhaps I'm a bit naive, but... (239 comments)

Where, perchance, does a person get access to the concepts and math associated with Optical Physics, if not at College?

more than 3 years ago

The Clock Is Ticking On Encryption

Matey-O It's a wetware issue (228 comments)

It's not your complex 27 character password that's the problem, it's the 8 bit, John the Ripper-rapeable password of the person you email that's the problem.

more than 3 years ago

Swedes Show Intel Sandy Bridge Running BIOS-Successor UEFI

Matey-O Re:UEFI has been around for years. (216 comments)

No. No. The GP is quite right. The same person that wants to tweak their BIOS because they think it's best is the same kinda person that would think changing the fuel injectors would be the Right Thing To Do.

Your Sarcasm meter is off. I suggest you swap it out for a wide-band one. Perhaps in metric.

more than 3 years ago

Early Review of 11" Macbook Air

Matey-O Re:But, but (348 comments)

They don't. They don't have to. And based on their stock price, I don't thing it's anything they care to try.

more than 3 years ago

Antenna Arrays Could Replace Satellite TV Dishes

Matey-O Re:No (183 comments)

The change in size was due to a move to Digital, NOT just an improvement in reception technology.

more than 3 years ago

Startups a Safer Bet Than Behemoths

Matey-O Re:Street view (378 comments)

They bought a local Colorado company, Looking Glass I think their name was.

more than 4 years ago

Web-Based Private File Storage?

Matey-O Re:Freenet (467 comments)

You make it sound like that movie was a Historical Narrative.

more than 4 years ago

Wi-Fi WPA2 Vulnerability Found

Matey-O Re:so, not a hole (213 comments)

He already're not USING WPA2-enterprise at Starbucks.

more than 4 years ago

White House Unveils Plans For "Trusted Identities In Cyberspace"

Matey-O Re:OpenID? (202 comments)

As opposed to your SSN and Driver's license?

more than 4 years ago



Lots of little Atoms or one big box?

Matey-O Matey-O writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Matey-O writes "My DMZ hobby box is getting a little winded. Evidently ntop, bittorrent, apache, mysql, wordpress, phpbb3, ruby, snort and snorby are more than a P4 with 512 mb of RAM can reasonably be expected to handle. I have three older P4 systems doing things like file services, Security auditing, IDS, and hosting a dozen or so websites (some with Wordpress and forum stuff). At any point in time, most of the machines are idle, but when I need them, they get pounded on pretty hard.

So, would you build 3 $150 Atom boxes, that consume less power at idle, or would you build a single $400 C2Quad box that could juggle all of the requirements on one box. (Assume, for the sake of arguement, that we're just talking about the DMZ security context, I'm not comfortable mixing home file services on the same box.)"

Pssst, Xbox360 new GUI is live

Matey-O Matey-O writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Matey-O writes "Come on n' get it. Netflix streaming works well, needs Live Gold membership."


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