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Moving the Linux Kernel Console To User-Space

SuperQ Re:Unneeded (311 comments)

And with this, we don't need to emulate a stupid serial console. We can just have it bring up a virtio variant.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Open Source Remote Application Access?

SuperQ Re:X forwarding (113 comments)

X has never forwarded well over anything but LAN. Back in the '90s I did remote X forwarding to sun/sgi machines to be able to run some stuff on my linux while in school. Of course the only non-lan back then was modems.

about a year and a half ago
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A Firecracker-Launching Slingshot: Start the New Year With a Bang

SuperQ German New Years (65 comments)

I was in Berlin for new years. These things are pretty loud. There were some people a few doors down tossing them out their apartment window on to the street every few seconds for several hours. Every block down the street was like this too. Crazy awesome way to celebrate the new years. It also makes the 4th of July look kinda weak. The only things you can get now in many US states are considered "kids" fireworks here.

about a year ago
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Cree Introduces 200 Lumen/Watt Production Power LEDs

SuperQ Re:Cree and me (421 comments)

The problem is we have 8 foot fixtures which can easily be converted from 2x 8 foot to 2x 4 foot T8. The conversions for T5 are possible, but I need to make sure the conversion parts will work with our fixtures. We don't really want to replace the fixtures since it requires a bunch of permits we don't want to deal with. Retrofits are easier for us to do.

about 2 years ago
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Cree Introduces 200 Lumen/Watt Production Power LEDs

SuperQ Re:Cree and me (421 comments)

When i was looking into replacing a whole bunch of T12 fixtures, I liked the idea of doing LED. But just upgrading the balasts from magnetic to electronic and switching to good quality T8 tubes works out to be a way better deal. T8 bulbs already do about 90 lumens/watt for a lot less money. I also talked to a good lighting contractor who does efficiency upgrades. He said the tube retrofits don't work so well. It's better to just replace the fixtures and get LED specific fixtures. What we will hopefully get around to doing is a mixture of T12->T8 retrofits for a base lighting level, and then standard LED (PAR-20) spots to light up work areas.

about 2 years ago
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Bloomberg: Steve Jobs Behind NYC Crime Wave

SuperQ Re:The real issue (311 comments)

Yup. the same thing happens in many markets. I had the bike seat stolen off my bike because it said "Brooks" on it. Nevermind that it was the cheapest low-end ($60) model. My girlfriend's bike was locked on the same rack and her saddle was't stolen. She has a nice $150 selle italia saddle, but it looks like every other black bike saddle out there.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Anti-Spam Service Extortion?

SuperQ Re:Internal Spam is the new problem (279 comments)

Wonderful, keep up the good work. Would you mind naming your ISP? They deserve props for keeping the internet safe from spam.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Anti-Spam Service Extortion?

SuperQ Re:UCEProtect is a spammer. (279 comments)

So, you allow relay without authentication, this is their fault how? You're bad at your job.

about 2 years ago
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How Do You Give a Ticket To a Driverless Car?

SuperQ Re:Not as silly as it sounds (337 comments)

I really wish this law would come to the US. There are so many hit-and-run cases where people get away with murder (literally) because they can just ditch the car somewhere, maybe break a window, get picked up, and claim it was stolen.

Unless you can ID the driver in the US, you have almost no case against hit-and-runs.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Test Your New Hard Drives?

SuperQ Re:Reallocated Sector Count = lost data? (348 comments)

Yea, I was happy to see Ubuntu doing something with basic SMART output by default. The main problem is the more advanced health detection values are basically noise unless you're the manufacturer or a big enough disk customer that they will let you in on the secrets. But like you implied, lots of drives don't output sane values.

Yes, more bubble up health reporting would go a long way toward making computer support easier.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Test Your New Hard Drives?

SuperQ Re:Reallocated Sector Count = lost data? (348 comments)

Yea, I would like to see a better communication method for these error to be communicated up from the kernel through userspace. Most of the time when a "normal" user gets errors for EIO, they see some kind of crash or debug message. If the filesystem could simply put the filename with the error into a list for some userspace service, the GUI file manager(s) or some health monitoring service could notify the end user with something a little more descriptive.

This could also let the user activate the relocation write scrub for that file.

I guess this is all stuff that can be solved in the more advanced filesystems like ZFS/btrfs where they can simply read the replicated copy or recover with the RS code blocks. Then the end user doesn't even know they had a platter defect outside the relocation count.

about 2 years ago
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The State of In-Flight Wi-Fi

SuperQ Re:How do they do it? (80 comments)

It's not a satellite. It's mostly a set of EVDO towers pointed/tuned for aircraft not ground-based cell phone users. Although it looks like they might use satellite in the future to cover ocean travel.

The latency has been pretty good for the most part, on par with EVDO on the ground.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gogo_Inflight_Internet

about 2 years ago
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Scientists Develop Sixty Day Bread

SuperQ Re:60 days! Thats nothing. (440 comments)

Thankfully many american grocery stores carry HTST milk products. Many of are non-homogenized. It's limited to the smaller organic/co-op type places, but thankfully they're more common than they used to be.

about 2 years ago
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Scientists Develop Sixty Day Bread

SuperQ Re:this is great news (440 comments)

Why would you make bread with honey OR sugar in it? Bread shouldn't have that stuff in it. I want a loaf of bread, not cake.

Take a look at this example: http://acmebread.com/bread

Pain au Levain
* Organic unbleached wheat flour, organic whole wheat flour, whole wheat starter, sea salt, and malted barley flour

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best File System For Web Hosting?

SuperQ Re:ext3 (210 comments)

Why not zoidberg?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best File System For Web Hosting?

SuperQ Re:ext3 (210 comments)

+1 to this.

Unless you have a business case where you know you need something different, stick to what's simple and what works.

ext4 is also a nice option over ext3. It uses extent instead of bitmap block allocaiton which improves metadata efficiency with no downside.

about 2 years ago
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Facebook Switching To HTTPS By Default

SuperQ Re:SSL hardware acceleration? (92 comments)

With modern machines you only spend about 2% of your CPU handling the HTTPS part of the transaction, especially with HTTPS connection re-use handling. Back when they first started enabling HTTPS I calculated that it might take one more rack of machines to handle all the HTTPS needs for facebook in a worst-case situation. One rack is a drop in the bucket for the http front ends these days for service as big as facebook.

about 2 years ago
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Why Google Went Offline Today

SuperQ Re:More than just broken. (110 comments)

I suspect you don't know what the fuck you're talking about. Also, that has nothing to do with PCCW not filtering BGP announcements.

about 2 years ago
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How Hair Can be Used To Track Where You've Been

SuperQ Re:Where I've been? (133 comments)

The fact that the guess was within 500 miles is kinda amazing.

about 2 years ago

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