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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

SinShiva cheap dualcore asus ac56u with asuswrt-merlin (238 comments)

as the subject line indicates, i use the rt-ac56r (~100usd at walmart) as my primary router and with the asuswrt-merlin fork i have dual simultaneous openvpn servers configurable from the webui. awesome router. and true to asus' reknown for keeping old devices updated, the 'adaptive qos' based on trendmicro's DPI based system is on it's way to this venerable device, which premiered in the latest model, the rt-ac87u

about a week ago

CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

SinShiva not taking sides here, but... (110 comments)

I switched to CenturyLink 10mbit DSL because I suffered a dramatically reduced income, after having been on the 50/10 Comcast tier. I even had to spend some time in a pretty poor town. I had my full 10mbit there. Most of my neighbors there we're on centurylink, many using their IPTV-based PRISM service because it was cheaper than comcast and more reliable than satelite. I even worked with CL Engineers in diagnosing a broken fiber run into town. The way I see it, CL is still mostly an ATM based DSL provider and they ultimately have a lot more work cut out for them and with not nearly the resources Comcast has, in upgrading their entire networks.

about three weeks ago

Comcast Gives 6 Months Free Internet To Poor and Unpaid Bill Amnesty

SinShiva Re:a bit of a copout (71 comments)

Yes, it would be far better they were on the streets rather than in their homes. many a childhood has been wrecked with less than 5mbit. comcast really should be diverting these funds toward boarding schools, eh? if comcast isn't parenting my kids for me, they must be doing it wrong.

about a month and a half ago

When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

SinShiva not android (305 comments)

android won't connect to an IPv6-only WiFi network.

about 3 months ago

The Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever

SinShiva Stunned (506 comments)

Words escape me reading this article. This must be the worst article i've ever seen on any tech site of any caliber. Wow!

1 year,23 days

Bill Gates Promotes Vaccine Projects, Swipes At Google

SinShiva Right and wrong (481 comments)

While Bill Gates isn't necessarily wrong, this is kind of awkward to see. I'm glad that Bill Gates cares enough to help countries in need of healthcare reform, however i would imagine those same countries would be glad for technologies that would enable them to figure out things like that for themselves. They are both covering relatively immediate needs.

So, I wonder if Bill Gates has considered asking Google's humanitarian projects if they might like to dedicate some resources to helping improving (and reducing cost of) the tech side of healthcare, which would be of the best ways to use a resource like Google, aside from throwing money at the problem.

Regardless, story feels incomplete or Bill needs to communicate.

about a year ago

The public sector in direst need of reform is ...

SinShiva +1 Environment (405 comments)

I am pretty certain that as long as the human population continues to grow and time marches on, the majority of these options will always be in a constant state of reform. However, I believe we have far more time to positively effect changes for all but our impact on the environment. We need better and cleaner energy, faster. We need Hydrogen. Its abundant. Forget improving solarpanel efficiency by a fraction of a percent; this is NOT progress. I don't care about stupid wind turbines. I do not WANT a hybrid car. Hybrid cars are a perfect example of a bandaid solution. They suck. You can't even use the electric motor to oscillate a higher speed after accelerating with gas. STUPID.

about a year ago

Is Microsoft's Price Model For the Surface Justifiable?

SinShiva Re:MS is not even in the game... yet (417 comments)

I personally like the idea of integration with my Windows boxes, but the iPad has existed for some years now. I can't believe that MS wants to price their new tablet comparably with the iPad when their customers are essentially going to be beta testing their new OS, on new hardware. MS should have kept hardware costs low for the first attempt, TRIED to price the unit between an android tablet and the iPad, while growing their brand new software garden.

Keep in mind, i'm of the type to think the iPad is still overpriced, despite their proven success.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Test Storage Media?

SinShiva Re:old timers look here (297 comments)

are you concerned about... i dunno, friction? ambient temperature? don't store your drives in snow or furnaces and stop overclocking your megabytes

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Test Storage Media?

SinShiva testing for speed or failure? (297 comments)

I see that many comments include utilities that may or may not indicate ACTUAL problems. Some of these test for speed, but how? Personally, i find the most accurate way to test storage media (and network media) is by copying data to and from the storage media in question, to a RAMDISK. For network throughput, i like to copy ramdisk to ramdisk via differing protocols, ie ftp/http/samba, etc. (i run a small ramdisk as a virtual folder in IIS (win7) for hosting small files to give to friends.) Also, installing (cpu/mem/gpu) benchmark utilities to a ramdisk yields interesting results. i don't believe most or all benchmark utilities are ACTUALLY unhindered by storage media when testing other components, like the cpu.

more than 2 years ago

Biologists Debunk the "Rotting Y Chromosome" Theory

SinShiva shrinking genome (248 comments)

rotting,.. you mean perfecting?

more than 2 years ago

Google Extends SSL To Developer-Facing APIs

SinShiva Re:Good. (34 comments)

encryption is like eggs because we always only seem to have one fully functional option, concurrently

more than 3 years ago

Nintendo Warns 3D Games Can Ruin Children's Eyes

SinShiva Re:What I have been telling people. (229 comments)

dear nvidia,
this is how to make this article irrelevant. that dial for depth control? that needs to be a 3 way switch for min, middle and max. the dial itself? convergence. our webcams don't interface with your software to detect pupil position/distance, yet. please fix this as well as plaster the importance of adjusting convergence (preferably at max depth, imo) by adjusting til the gun in their hand is crystal, then adjust slightly for range. using the webcam idea as a calibration springboard, if you could then adjust convergence from outside of the game automatically at a comfortable rate based on what the ingame 'camera' is looking at and fixing this treacherous laser sight bs, i'd be ecstatic.


more than 3 years ago

Nintendo Warns 3D Games Can Ruin Children's Eyes

SinShiva Re:What I have been telling people. (229 comments)

to expand on this; CONVERGENCE! the controls for these setting are disabled by default when nvidia SERIOUSLY needs to be putting more emphasis on the use of these. as much as i'd love convergence calibration via pupil distance/position measured via webcam in conjunction with a game engine that comfortably adjusts convergence automatically based on what you are looking at... these tucked away settings with crappy ctrl combos are what we got when this seriously needed to be built into the same device that allows depth control. come on, DEPTH CONTROL? that could be a 3 way freaking switch. the dial is supposed to be for convergence. Honestly! Nvidia, fix this before somebody takes this from you. love, adrian :)

more than 3 years ago

Blurring Lines — Dual Core Atom To Lift Netbooks

SinShiva dear intel (204 comments)

please bring forth a dual core + htt atom, for logical quad :D and an nvidia gpu + hdmi out. cuda could be especially handy in a netbook, even at the low end

more than 4 years ago

Activision Hit With $500m Suit From Modern Warfare 2 Devs

SinShiva this is way bigger... (77 comments)

activision loses the game, customers lose the game. this means infinitywards is plotting for the subsequent class action suit filed by purchasers of the game (thanks to the lack of dedicated servers) or they plan to use this for leverage, no?

more than 4 years ago

The Movie Studios' Big 3D Scam

SinShiva another dumb article. (532 comments)

Technology doesn't progress unless you can show an audience why they like it. 3D tech has to start somewhere. Looking at history, a lot of new technology started off appearing as a scam to some moderately intelligent douchebag, sold to an even less informed person.

Is slashdot about quantity or quality, i wonder.

more than 4 years ago

The Dark Side of the Web

SinShiva this article is a bad idea. (156 comments)

there is no mystery to this 'deep web'. massive data reserves? quite likely. personal, but unsecured servers hosting copyrighted content? even more likely.

This kind of article will only make things worse for a future defendant trying to explain he wasn't coordinating with 'the deep' in the distribution of his movies from his computer to his Mythbuntu box.

more than 4 years ago



Sys Admins: What separates the best from the rest?

SinShiva SinShiva writes  |  more than 4 years ago

SinShiva (1429617) writes "After months of job hunting, I constantly find myself asking if I'd be good enough for a selected posting. Are the only things required to be considered an 'Expert' as a Linux Systems Administrator proficiency with shell script/awk/sed? Personally, I've never had problems solving my own problems as well as any issues any of my recently converted friends came across. I've installed and played with what seems like a hundred and more different types of server applications and my CLI-fu is quite strong. As an employer, what discrepancies would immediately disqualify an applicant who may otherwise have a high aptitude for the real IT stage? Should Systems Administrators have the skill set of a developer as well as networking technology? Cheers."


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