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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

The Last Gunslinger Should be obvious... (566 comments)

Because iTards can't conceive of using non-Apple-provided "solutions" for anything, nor can they imagine others doing it.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Any Certifications Worth Going For?

The Last Gunslinger It depends on your field. (317 comments)

For example, I'm in the IT security field, and a CISSP does carry a good bit of weight.

I've also worked in virtualization, and have a VCP5 certification...I can tell you it might or might not mean something to a prospective employer, but I can damned sure tell when I'm talking about the workings of a particular client's virtual infrastructure whether their people are VCPs.

about two weeks ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

The Last Gunslinger BWAHAHHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH! (433 comments)

OMFG, BWHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

about three weeks ago
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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

The Last Gunslinger Re:innovation thwarted (137 comments)

I'm just waiting.

The idiotic opiates are only going to keep the horde distracted for so long. We'll eventually reach some titration point and the simmering pot will boil over violently.

about a month ago
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US Gov't Seeks To Keep Megaupload Assets Because Kim Dotcom Is a Fugitive

The Last Gunslinger And again... (173 comments)

The "whoosh" remark was onomatopoeia.

It was the sound of the previous author's sarcasm, to which you had replied, sailing above your understanding.

about a month ago
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US Gov't Seeks To Keep Megaupload Assets Because Kim Dotcom Is a Fugitive

The Last Gunslinger UNPRECEDENTED! (173 comments)

Our government blatantly abusing and/or misconstruing legislative intent for vendettas or other malicious purposes? No way!!!

about a month ago
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Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

The Last Gunslinger Re: How about the other way around? (231 comments)

You're missing his point entirely, as well as displaying a fundamental lack of understanding as to what constitutes a right.

Rights are inherent to people, irrespective of what geographic location they may be born or reside in. They exist innately within the person. It's a simple concept, yet one that many statists have a difficult time comprehending.

Perhaps what you meant to say is that "those are not rights respected or protected by the government of Canada." Nevertheless, they are rights.

about a month ago
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Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

The Last Gunslinger Statists gonna State. (231 comments)

Who else is shocked? Anyone? Bueller?

about a month ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

The Last Gunslinger Go back farther (706 comments)

You're dead-on, in principle.

The time for Obama to have voiced this firm position was back during Genachowski's charimanship when Verizon sued the FCC for his attempt to implement NN rules, and the courts essentially said that absent Title II CC classification, NN would not be possible.

Today's weaksauce announcement is four years too late and a Congressional majority short to be anything other than political theatrics.

about a month ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

The Last Gunslinger Exactly. (706 comments)

Anyone who buys into Obama's sudden lame-duck, no Congressional majority in either chamber announcement of a decisive position in favor of Net Neutrality as genuine is a blind fool.

about a month ago
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US Midterm Elections Discussion

The Last Gunslinger I skimmed the decade-old thread and... (401 comments)

...I can hardly believe how much has changed since then!

It's almost as though we're part of some political theater that's designed to give the impression of distinct choices while actually maintaining the status quo nearly entirely.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

The Last Gunslinger Is water wet? (504 comments)

Yes, I'm aware the pedantically technical answer is "no," so save it, nerds.

about 3 months ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

The Last Gunslinger Re:Must be an alternate earth. (441 comments)

That wasn't the point being expressed in the quote.

about 4 months ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

The Last Gunslinger Re:Must be an alternate earth. (441 comments)

Sure thing, AC...we'll get right on doing that needful for you.

about 4 months ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

The Last Gunslinger Re:Must be an alternate earth. (441 comments)

HAH!

LMAO @ "Do The Needful"

The first time I saw that in an email, I was just like, "WTF am I reading?!?"

about 4 months ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

The Last Gunslinger Re:Must be an alternate earth. (441 comments)

It's not karma to burn. You're just talking about a completely different aspect (and I agree there are plenty of good foreign engineering resources to be found).

I was taking issue with the surreal falsity of the quote...the guy specifically asserted that the "vast, vast majority of tech *engineers* supported..." blahblahblah.

To me, that's a bald-faced lie. The decision to hire offshore "talent" is driven by MBAs, not MSes or PhDs. Now if he'd said "tech execs" or "CTOs," I would have believed him implicitly.

Anyhow, I just wanted to be clear that my issue with the statement isn't a reflection of any belief that good talent doesn't exist offshore. It was with the preposterous characterization of his "belief" in the apparent superiority of foreign talent being shared by nearly all domestic tech engineers.

about 4 months ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

The Last Gunslinger Must be an alternate earth. (441 comments)

"The vast, vast majority of tech engineers that I talked to who are from the United States are very supportive of bringing in people from other countries because they want to work with the very best."

I've worked in tech (SE) for 15+ years now, and I don't know of a single colleague that would agree with the sentiment expressed in that quote.

about 4 months ago
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UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

The Last Gunslinger Well, this will be an easy week for Limbaugh & (987 comments)

Not to mention all his wanna-be ripoffs on various talk radio outlets. I can practically hear the frothy apoplexy dripping from my speakers.

about 9 months ago
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Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

The Last Gunslinger Re:Sour grapes (381 comments)

You illustrate my point. The suits at Disney responsible for lobbying and litigating IP rules are not the people creating characters and animating stories. And the fact that the company takes creative content (e.g. new stories) and uses their copyrighted character to act them out does not make them creators of content. It makes them thieves.

Show me the independent artist who is being serviced by today's 120-year copyright protections, and I'll show you a BitTorrent user who isn't pirating stuff.

about 9 months ago

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Design directives for big home RAID?

The Last Gunslinger The Last Gunslinger writes  |  more than 5 years ago

The Last Gunslinger (827632) writes "I'll preface my question by saying that I have a lot of data that I'd like to keep online...in the storage sense of the word, not the interweb sense. By a lot, I mean terabytes.

My current RAID setup is hardware based, and is on its second iteration. The controller is an old MegaRAID PCI32 4xATA/100 device from LSI. The first build used 4x250GB ATA drives, configured as a single logical RAID5 volume. The current build uses 4x500GB ATA drives, setup as two logical volumes: one 16GB RAID0 for the OS (Ubuntu Intrepid), and one 1.5TB RAID5.

I'm down to the last 50GB of that volume, and that's even after I've been shuffling data to various offline drives lying around my office...probably close to another TB or so.

As I prepare to rebuild my storage array, I'm looking to change several aspects. First off, the write performance on the RAID5 volume is bollocks...fast writes for the first 64MB, but sustained writes show the rate drops to ~4MB/sec. Most files I handle are CD ISO sized or larger, so this is a big issue. As I'm intending to use SATA-II drives this next go-round, I'm ditching the LSI controller and going to software RAID.

My questions to the community are around building and partitioning an array of this size. Assuming I use 5 or 6 drives of 1TB capacity...
  • Should I look for a mobo that supports RAID in the BIOS, or stick with the more portable OS-based approach?
  • How should I slice up the total array into logical volumes?
  • Is there any logical volume size limit I need to observe?
  • I currently use EXT3...should I be looking at another FS?

Thanks!"

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THG pubishes detailed lab review of AMD Spider

The Last Gunslinger The Last Gunslinger writes  |  more than 7 years ago

The Last Gunslinger (827632) writes "Tom's Hardware Guide has published detailed results of their laboratory analyses of AMD's recently released Spider platform, including the Phenom 9500 and 9600 running on 790FX chipsets. Amongst other interesting details, the 2.4GHz Phenom 9700 has been pushed back to Q1 2008. The 2.3GHz Phenom 9600 benchmarks on average 13.5% lower than Intel's Q6600 quad-core CPU...and the MSRP for the Phenom is about 13.6% less as well. Much is made of the AMD OverDrive utility, by which the THG labs were able to OC the Spider platform by 25% (3.0GHz) using air cooling alone."
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