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Is Montana the Next Big Data Hub?

SB9876 Re:An educated workforce (164 comments)

Modern cattle ranching actually requires a ton of education if you want to be at all successful at it.

about 7 months ago

Harvard Bomb Hoax Perpetrator Caught Despite Tor Use

SB9876 Re:So he was clever enough ... (547 comments)

He called in a bomb threat to delay taking a final. This is a dude that has already shown that he has poor decision making skills.

about a year ago

North Korea Erases Executed Official From the Internet

SB9876 Re:Word unlocked. (276 comments)

Hell, there's YouTube videos showing this. They had to have a bell ring to let people know it was safe to stop clapping.

1 year,4 days

NuScale Power Awarded $226 Million To Deploy Small Nuclear Reactor Design

SB9876 Re:This gets funding (210 comments)

citation needed

1 year,4 days

Open Source Beehives Designed To Help Save Honeybee Colonies

SB9876 Re:Attention Citizen (172 comments)

Yes, because light, temperature and humidity values are highly valued by the intelligence community.

1 year,5 days

Moore's Law Blowout Sale Is Ending, Says Broadcom CTO

SB9876 Re:What a Luddite (267 comments)

Let me guess, you're a huge Ray Kurzweil fan.

1 year,11 days

Indian Mars Probe Successfully Enters Sun-Centric Orbit

SB9876 3.. 2.. 1.. (132 comments)

Countdown to a flood of unfunny, racist Indian call center jokes...

1 year,16 days

Glut In Stolen Identities Forces Price Cut

SB9876 Get rid of spam? (152 comments)

So, if I'm to follow the reasoning of this article, if we all use weak passwords , the market gets flooded and they all go out of buisness?
password:password, here I come!

1 year,26 days

Ask Slashdot: What's On Your Hardware Lab Bench?

SB9876 Re:Brother PT65 label maker (215 comments)

Personally, I go with a roll of masking tape and a sharpie.
No typing, no wrangling with menus to get special characters or to switch fonts. No vendor consumables lock-in.

1 year,27 days

2-D MMOG Glitch Released Completely Into the Public Domain

SB9876 Re:Coming soon: (70 comments)

Pr0n edition....Glitchen were rather sexless, so I fail to see the allure of that.

You must be new to the Internet. Do you need the services of a guide?

1 year,28 days

An Anonymous US Law Enforcement Officer Claims US Wouldn't Arrest Julian Assange

SB9876 Also (399 comments)

The official went on to say that he totally heard that the Justice department has a big basket of puppies waiting in the office to give to Julian [Assange] if he just drops by by next week.

1 year,29 days

Google Chrome 31 Is Out: Web Payments, Portable Native Client

SB9876 Re:Why? (123 comments)

Browsers have been slowly becoming self-contained OSs for a decade now.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor?

SB9876 Re:Btsync (285 comments)

That's an overly narrow view. Yeah, if you're dealing with sensitive data then btsync probably isn't for you. But for making sure that you've got backups of your music, photos, etc it's by far and away the simplest and most headache-free backup system I've ever used. But frankly, if your data is that sensitive, you shouldn't be storing it on a 3rd party server anyway.

As for losing access to your data, there is no centralized server - it's all P2P. BtSync could get hit by an asteroid tomorrow and I'll still be able to get to my data just fine. Sync is purely a synchronization protocol. All your data is in the native directories on the respective machines. Encryption is something you have to handle seperately. (BT is planing integrated encrpytion in future Sync releases but I'm not sure I would trust a closed source security system for any data)

Also, there is an OSS effort to reverse engineer the Sync protocol and to release an open source client. When that comes out, I'll probably switch over but in the meantime, Sync is a great way to keep files backed up.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor?

SB9876 Btsync (285 comments)

Bitorrent sync is a very simple way to go if you don't want to be too worried about backup administration. Just set up a read-only share for directories on the remote machine and put password protected encryption on the remote share.

That will give you at least some measure of protection from the remote server owner reading your files and they won't be able to nuke your local copies. Btsync is the most no-fuss, transparent backup solution I've used so far. I've got 4 personal machines that it's syncing right now and aside from a couple minor issues in earlier releases, it's been reliable, fast and has a minimal amount of administration you have to deal with.

about a year ago

Kepler-78b: The Earth-Like Planet That Shouldn't Exist

SB9876 Sweet... (110 comments)

...That's one rainbow world down, we'll be swimming in sweet, sweet Melnorme trade credits in no time now.

about a year ago

The Chip That Changed the World: AMD's 64-bit FX-51, Ten Years Later

SB9876 Re:The old days (259 comments)

I'll second that. You haven't known pain until you try to get Ultima 7 to run on a system with a Proaudio Spectrum 16 sound card.

about a year ago

Trans-Pacific Cable Plans Mired In US-China Geopolitical Rivalry

SB9876 Re:Don't mess with America (162 comments)

I'm pretty sure the parent was being sarcastic, man.

about a year ago

CubeSats Spurring Satellite Revolution

SB9876 Re:Next year's news... (59 comments)

There are currently almost 20,000 pieces of space debris at least 5 cm in diameter that we are tracking. The addition of a few hundred CubeSats which generally have a short lifetime in orbit is not a significant increase in the orbital space debris load.

about a year and a half ago


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