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Managing Servers In the Frigid Cold

Neil Blender Re:Heh (122 comments)

It was twice as far uphill on the way, and three times as far on the way back.

Seriously though, it wasn't so much the temperature, it was getting blasted constantly the by the air conditioners. Wind chill, I guess.

more than 2 years ago
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Managing Servers In the Frigid Cold

Neil Blender Heh (122 comments)

Back in the day, I had to go to my data center when it was around 100 degrees out side so I was of course in shorts, t-shirt and sandals. I was there for 18 hours. Temperature inside was like 50 degrees. Yeah, that doesn't seem cold, but after 18 hours I felt like I had hypothermia.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Apologizes For Inserting Naughty Phrase Into Linux Kernel

Neil Blender 100 posts and no mention of (897 comments)

Netscape engineers are weenies!

more than 2 years ago
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What Today's Coders Don't Know and Why It Matters

Neil Blender Re:tl;dr (368 comments)

Where can I get the headers for tl:dr? yum and apt can't find them. I'm lost.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Take a Pay Cut To Telecommute?

Neil Blender Re:Yes (615 comments)

Well, for people smart enough not to have kids, and live close to work, it adds up to less than 2%, at least in my case. And I live in a fairly large and not exactly cheap city. Also, if office politics has got you down, find a new job.

more than 3 years ago
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Comcast Migrating Customers To DNSSEC Resolvers

Neil Blender Re:What is this? (196 comments)

Are you guys running any tests in Seattle at night? DNS lookups regularly fail after midnight and are generally really spotty from midnight on. It's not a connectivity issue because I can always ssh using an ip address even when my web browser can't load pages due to lookup failures.

more than 3 years ago
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3 Drinks a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Neil Blender Re:"for reasons that aren't exactly clear" (470 comments)

Woah, you should submit your findings to Nature.

No, I don't want to be premature here, but I think I smell a Nobel in Medicine.

about 4 years ago
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Perl 6, Early, With Rakudo Star

Neil Blender Re:Heh (220 comments)

Heh, I was worried about its utter absurdity in 2001.

more than 4 years ago
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"Supertaskers" Can Safely Use Mobile Phones While Driving

Neil Blender Re:I haven't gotten into an accident yet (388 comments)

The keyword is "yet".

I didn't get pulled over a single time until I was 38, yet I probably broke every traffic rule in the book.

more than 4 years ago
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10% Tax On Custom Software, $100M Tax Cut For Microsoft

Neil Blender Re:FOSS Contributions (305 comments)

It's a sales tax, sizzle chest.

more than 4 years ago
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Google's New Approach For China Is To Serve From Hong Kong

Neil Blender So.... (295 comments)

They moved their servers from China to... China.

more than 4 years ago
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Killer Convicted, Using Dog DNA Database

Neil Blender Re:In Dutch (97 comments)

That is now of pine dog nevertheless real is play ball scraped?

Yeah, I guess that works.

more than 4 years ago
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GoDaddy Wants Your Root Password

Neil Blender Re:Feature, not a bug. (236 comments)

Give them sudo and they can grab root whenever they want:/i>

First, why would support change the root password? They can sudo su and get root if you let them.

Second, one nice thing about giving them sudo instead of root is that you can disable/delete the user or change the password. This is preferable to changing the root password after they access it, especially if you have the same root password on dozens of machines.

more than 4 years ago
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GoDaddy Wants Your Root Password

Neil Blender Re:Feature, not a bug. (236 comments)

If you give them a non-root user with all of the privileges of root, there's no way for them to know if you've really given them root.

sudo su

more than 4 years ago
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GoDaddy Wants Your Root Password

Neil Blender Re:Feature, not a bug. (236 comments)

Why not just create an alternate account with sudo for them? Why give them root?

more than 4 years ago
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What You Get When You Buy a $40 iPhone In a Bar

Neil Blender Re:Ya, but (211 comments)

Even if it doesn't, that's almost as good as the phone in an iPhone.

more than 4 years ago
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Best PC DVR Software, For Any Platform?

Neil Blender MythTV 0.22 has problems? (536 comments)

You should probably wait for 0.3. Everyone knows sub 0.3 versions are not ready for prime time.

more than 4 years ago

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