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SanDisk Announces 4TB SSD, Plans For 8TB Next Year

Nagilum23 dwarfing? Not quite yet! (264 comments)

Seagate already announced 8-10TB disks for next year: .
Now if SanDisk can deliver 16TB SSDs in 2016 then they might be indeed ahead of the hard-disks but not in 2015.

about 5 months ago

Linus Torvalds Will Answer Your Questions

Nagilum23 Next thing to be implemented in hardware (460 comments)

We recently saw the implementation of crypto (via AVX) in x86 CPUs. If you could whisper into Intels & AMDs ears what would be your next thing for offloading to dedicated hardware? (/new features?/removal of old features?)

about 2 years ago

Linus Torvalds Will Answer Your Questions

Nagilum23 IT Nobel price (460 comments)

If you could give a Nobel price in information technology, who would you give it to and for what? (multiple nominations are possible)

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Personal Data?

Nagilum23 eBay (414 comments)

Buy a new 2TB drive, copy your data from your smallest drives to that one, then sell them at eBay.
until you have all your data on new 2TB drives
At the end you should have money for an extra drive.
If you like (and use Linux) you can start a RAID5 with one drive (+1 missing), copy your data onto it, then add another drive, do a reshape, migrate your data...
And at the end add the last drive to regain redundancy..

more than 2 years ago

Warp Drives May Come With a Killer Downside

Nagilum23 Anyother mystery solved! (458 comments)

Thanks guys! Finally a plausible explanation for all those small GBRs we have been registering!
PS: To those out there: Thanks for not stopping by!

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What OS For a Donated Computer?

Nagilum23 Edubuntu (360 comments)

Thats what it was made for!

more than 3 years ago

SSL/TLS Vulnerability Widely Unpatched

Nagilum23 Re:Maybe they just don't need the fix! (103 comments)

Ah, yes, you're right about that! In that case it does indeed make sense to push for servers to be updated even if they are not directly impacted.
Thanks for laying it out again!

more than 3 years ago

SSL/TLS Vulnerability Widely Unpatched

Nagilum23 Re:Maybe they just don't need the fix! (103 comments)

It's not maybe, it either you need it or you dont! And for the vast majority it's the latter.

it's disabled by default, so it's not a matter of re-enabling it. Besides there is no patch for stupidity.

I could turn that around and say those who blindly always install the latest stuff probably don't know what they really need or do.
New code often means new bugs.

But in this case it only makes sense to warn if the server asks for renegotiation and only accepts an unsecure renegotiation. Browsers can/should warn about that right now.(and maybe they already do)
Of course most SSL connections/servers don't require a renegotiation so for most unpatched servers this will be no problem (as it is security wise).

more than 3 years ago

SSL/TLS Vulnerability Widely Unpatched

Nagilum23 Maybe they just don't need the fix! (103 comments)

You are only vulnerable if you combine (for example) client certificate authentication and unprotected but SSL secured stuff on the same webserver process. Only then the server needs to do a renegotiation otherwise you don't need to enable renegotiations (it's disabled by default in Apache). So I'm pretty sure very few sites actually need that and are perfectly fine/secure with what they have.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Small-Footprint Modern Browser?

Nagilum23 Midori (475 comments)

Try midori, it's webkit based and aims to be small and compatible.

more than 3 years ago

Memory Management Technique Speeds Apps By 20%

Nagilum23 Not exactly news (at least 15years old) (252 comments)

If I may quote: "Phkmalloc was written by Poul-Henning Kamp for FreeBSD in 1995-1996 and subsequently adapted by a number of operating systems, including NetBSD, OpenBSD, and several Linux distributions." Phkmalloc is the example implementation they used for the benchmarks..

more than 4 years ago

Venezuela's Last Opposition TV Owner Arrested

Nagilum23 Yeah..right (433 comments)

Since last week's story titled "Venezuela's Chavez To Limit Internet Freedom." was really only about taking down a single webpage that demanded Chavez to be killed for years I can only guess this guy was promoting the same or similar things on TV. I would assume the same takedown is possible in most number countries using hate speech, promotion of criminal acts or libel laws.

more than 4 years ago

Document Management For Research With Annotation?

Nagilum23 Re:Agorum - for those whose German is rusty... (122 comments)

I'm afraid no, but the program should be multilingual and "downloads" should not be to hard on English readers.

more than 4 years ago

Document Management For Research With Annotation?

Nagilum23 Agorum (122 comments)

From what I've heard is what you're looking for.

more than 4 years ago

SoHo NAS With Good Network Throughput?

Nagilum23 PolyServe Matrix Server (517 comments)

It sounds like a perfect case for this except I'm not sure if there is a MacOS version. But you could still run it on the remaining Linux & Windows boxes and share it out from there.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft IM Blocking YouTube Links

Nagilum23 Re:First (364 comments)

Ah, ok, then they must have realized it was a bit too broad..anyway I hardly ever use MSN without OTR so I don't really care anymore.

more than 6 years ago



Lenovo Thinkcentre M92p only like Winows and RHEL

Nagilum23 Nagilum23 writes  |  about 2 years ago

Nagilum23 writes "It looks like Lenovo only knows of Windows8 and RHEL when it comes to Secure Boot. While investigating UEFI boot issues Matthew Garrett found that the Thinkcentre M92p BIOS actually checks the descriptive string:
"there is a function that compares the descriptive string against "Windows Boot Manager" and appears to return an error if it doesn't match. What's stranger is that it also checks for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux" and lets that one work as well."
Phoronix is also running the story: ."

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