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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

Revek CENTOS until systemd (302 comments)

it sucks beta it and fix it and then foist it on the rest of the world.

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

Revek expects=wants (425 comments)

These guys want a forever war.

about two weeks ago
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Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

Revek I always read these stories as (488 comments)

Blacksmiths try to stop the horseless carriage. See how that turned out for them.

about three weeks ago
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

Revek Re:Soon to be patched (329 comments)

Shill much? I had three machines. One running Ubuntu, one Centos and the last one FreeBSD. The FreeBSD box was scripted to update ports regularly. The Ubuntu machine also runs updates from cron. The Centos wasn't set to update automatically but updated without issue. I went ahead and made it update on a weekly schedule while I was at it. In short free does not mean maintenance free. Microsoft has had its share of bugs some of which remain unpatched to this day.

about three weeks ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

Revek Re:I'm gonna go with (200 comments)

Ill just leave this here. Feel free to ignore it if it doesn't match your version of reality.
NASA can't hire enough engineers. Why?
NASA faces looming engineer shortage.
The ones they have are leaving. Why?
The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA
Bureaucracy is great when they are getting the job done. Not so much when they slow and often halt progress. They are inefficient with the current management style they use. Bureaucracy run amok is my take on it. Poor decision making and bureaucratic overhead preventing things from being done cheaper. Wasteful money pits where they pour cash and get nothing in return.
NASA Has Spent $20 Billion On Canceled Projects

about a month ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

Revek I'm gonna go with (200 comments)

It didn't have a overbearing paralyzing bureaucracy driving the price up.

about a month ago
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Apple Allegedly Knew of iCloud Brute-Force Vulnerability Since March

Revek Re:celebgate (93 comments)

I know not of this celebgate. Perhaps I know it by a different name?

about a month ago
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Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

Revek Re:Its a pity (286 comments)

Were they caught with child porn? If so its a pity they will get off on a technicality rather than facing a long prison due to the fact that the person who discovered it was exceeding his authority. I do see something wrong with that.

about a month ago
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Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

Revek Its a pity (286 comments)

That some jerk without sufficient authority will allow these assholes to walk.

about a month ago
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US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners

Revek step one (124 comments)

Make them come to work instead of working at home.

about a month ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

Revek Re:Map of a box of chocolates (275 comments)

Now they have the guide printed on the box but I can remember when i was a kid they didn't. It was a crap shoot what you got. I always, no matter what shape they were got the nasty cherry filled coconut crap.

about a month ago
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Interview: Ask Christopher "moot" Poole About 4chan and Social Media

Revek As you have gotten older (220 comments)

Do you see some of the things that happened on 4chan in a different light?

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Revek Re:What trolls (382 comments)

When I was 14 my internet was a tymnet node in grenada, ms.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Datacenter HDD Wipe Policy?

Revek Re:Physical destruction (116 comments)

foolish and wasteful. You don't believe that FBI fairy tale about getting data off a drive even if its been wiped do you?
http://how-to.wikia.com/wiki/How_to_wipe_a_hard_drive_clean_in_Linux

about 2 months ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

Revek Re:not likely (200 comments)

Your so wrong i don't know where to begin. We have exactly one solution for bandwidth. We are not multihomed since there is one single pipe in this area. The local cache solution uses as much bandwidth as our users. Your ignorance of circumstance is obvious and rather pathetic. There is no money from the fed for last mile internet down here. We have to match our capabilities with resources. Its the crap streaming model thats at fault not our bandwidth. We are planning to buy more as soon as we can but it won't be enough. You know nothing about how oversold we are. I don't want a local cache at our headend I want it at the customer level, where it belongs. You don't hear us gripping about youtube its caches to devices not Netflix its crap on crap with them ad infintum.

about 3 months ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

Revek Re:not likely (200 comments)

Other customers are demanding other bits and they don't wan't to pay more to feed others hunger for back to back streams of game of thrones. Its a poorly designed system and its not the isp's at fault its the netflix don't understand how to do things efficiently. And that box that locally caches netflix, it uses almost as much bandwidth as our customers use. Thats straight from netflix. Its crap on top of crap with them.

about 3 months ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

Revek not likely (200 comments)

They are dreaming. We are thinking about throttling them here right now. Why should we let all those other sites suffer due to one service using nearly 75% of our bandwidth. Let them fix their busted streaming model to include some caching ability. I mean really how hard would it be to include some kind of encrypted cache that would store media for a time. They could even sell a DVR service and make more money. The whole premise is a joke considering how its went for them so far with other cable companies.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

Revek h1b going first? (383 comments)

I can't even type that without laughing.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

Revek AOL (401 comments)

They used to make it impossible to disconnect from their service.

about 3 months ago
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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

Revek The problem with the state of streaming (349 comments)

They always seem to focus on the wrong things. Content providers are so worried that someone might watch something they payed for once, more than once. Must you buy a DVD to do this. People accept that they can watch a dvd more than once but don't require the same for streaming services. Here is a unit that is supposed to cache content and it gets it wrong. Netflix and others account for 2/3 of our bandwidth at times. They(netflix) do offer some type of appliance that will locally cache things at our headend but it still uses a major amount of bandwidth itself. Streaming is inefficient. This is obvious and correctable but no one seems to be looking in that direction. I hate the cloud concept since it doesn't accurately represent the topology of the internet. However to continue its reign on the masses imagination I give you this addtion. Steaming companies don't utilize the reservoirs owned by the people they are raining on to mitigate their impact on the environment. In the old days that would trigger government regulation. Today?

about 4 months ago

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Cheap online DDOS sites let anyone kick you off xboxlive

Revek Revek writes  |  about 8 months ago

Revek (133289) writes "I am the sysadmin for a small ISP. We have limited resources to fight ddos attacks. Now on a weekly basis we get hit with huge ddos attacks that never last more than a few minutes. The traffic sometimes knocks our provider off up the line. What we have discovered is that people, mostly kids are using sniffers to get the ip address of their fellow xbox party members ip address and using a stresser/booster site to knock the other party off. There are numerous videos on youtube that explains how to do it, including this jewel from a youtube user with a prophetic handle. The domains and websites are all based outside the US. Panama seems to be the prefered country to register them. My contact with these sites has resulted threats and extortion attempts. The FBI contact I have sent me to ic3.gov to fill out a complaint form that was really more for reporting consumer fraud. Microsoft tried to send me to their website to sign in to my account(I dont have one) and report it. These sites have no legitimate use as far as I can see and result in disruption of more than just someones gaming experience. My question to slashdot is; what other options do I have to eliminate/mitigate this problem other than canceling our customers accounts?"
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Liability in computer repair for filesharing

Revek Revek writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Revek writes "I run a small one man computer repair buisness. I mainly clean and reload machines that have been infected with malware. Most machines have some form of p2p filesharing sofware installed on them. Although I shut them down sometimes they run for a while when I am otherwise occupied. I recently received a letter from my isp concerning distribution of copyrighted material. The mac address provided by them was not one of my machines. Am I responsible for p2p filesharing taking place on my customers machines?"

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