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Apple, Android Devices Swamp NYC Schools' ActiveSync Server

arhhook Re:Virtualization, Anyone? (205 comments)

And deploy it on what? The assumption here is the hardware can't handle the load. Deploying a new VM on the same hardware isn't going to make it faster.. quite the opposite. Virtualization doesn't solve all problems, especially when it's probably running on underpowered hardware.

Remember above when I said "Deploy another host?" That hardware.

about 3 years ago
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Adobe Warns of Critical Zero Day Vulnerability

arhhook We call this... (236 comments)

Adobe has another zero-day for their document reader? We call this, "Tuesday."

about 3 years ago
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Adobe Warns of Critical Zero Day Vulnerability

arhhook We call this... (236 comments)

Adobe has another zero-day? We call this "Tuesday."

about 3 years ago
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Apple, Android Devices Swamp NYC Schools' ActiveSync Server

arhhook Virtualization, Anyone? (205 comments)

Deploy another host, deploy another template VM to distribute load? Surely it's a plug-in, click/drag fix once they add a new host, right? +1 Scalability.

about 3 years ago
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London Stock Exchange Was 'Under Major Cyberattack' During Linux Switch

arhhook Vague site, no details. (98 comments)

The website is extremely vague as to timelines of what system was in place when there were issues. Was .NET still in place, or was it indeed the Linux system when it got hacked. I'd like to see more details.

more than 3 years ago
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Researchers Claim 1,000 Core Chip Created

arhhook Yes...but (118 comments)

Does it run Linux?

more than 3 years ago
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German Kindergartens Ordered To Pay Copyright For Songs

arhhook Don't give the RIAA any more ideas (291 comments)

Next thing you know, I'll have to pay royalties next time my damn blinker in my car matches the beat of a song on the radio.

more than 3 years ago
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Stunts, Idiocy, and Hero Hacks

arhhook Re:Harddrive in the freezer (208 comments)

One of the coolest [no pun intended] I did

I accidentally my own comment.

One of the coolest [no pun intended] *HACKS* I did

about 4 years ago
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Stunts, Idiocy, and Hero Hacks

arhhook Harddrive in the freezer (208 comments)

One of the coolest [no pun intended] I did was to place a hard-drive in the freezer overnight so that I could recover data from it the next morning. It took about 3 or 4 days to completely recover the data I needed to, but it definitely worked wonders.

about 4 years ago
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Interpol Issues Wanted Notice For Julian Assange

arhhook INFORMATION RAPE (1020 comments)

Probably because he's promoting the recent raping of SKRIT information recently released by Wikileaks.

COINCIDENTALLY, these two incidents happen around the same time?

IT MUST BE TRUE GUISE.

about 4 years ago
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Fedora Project Drops SQLNinja 'Hacker' Tool

arhhook Apache2, Wireshark (159 comments)

They should be careful about apache2, it could be used to distribute malicious code over these-here-internets. Or maybe Wireshark will be dropped, I hear it could be used for bad things.

more than 4 years ago
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Geocities To Be Made Available As a 900GB Torrent

arhhook Sent it into space (215 comments)

I think we should showcase our brilliant designs to aliens!

Also, interestingly enough, blinking text, marquees, and spinning logos still reflect business advertisements today, just look at your $mainstreet or Times Square.

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu Moves Away From GNOME

arhhook Ubuntu is *NOT* ditching gnome (514 comments)

There is going to be some questions about this decision in relation to GNOME. I want to make something crystal clear: Ubuntu is GNOME distribution, we ship the GNOME stack, we will continue to ship GNOME apps, and we optimize Ubuntu for GNOME. The only difference is that Unity is a different shell for GNOME, but we continue to support the latest GNOME Shell development work in the Ubuntu archives.

Jono Bacon from http://www.jonobacon.org/2010/10/25/ubuntu-11-04-to-ship-unity/

more than 4 years ago
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Stupid Data Center Tricks

arhhook Our University... (305 comments)

Our University was brought to it's knees when a student in the residents halls was putzing around and accidentally installed a DHCP server on his box. Because the effects were unknown to the student that installed the DHCP server, it took about a day before they knew what was going on and disabled his switchport on the network.

more than 4 years ago
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Girl Seeks Help On Facebook During Assault

arhhook Screw 911 - Update Status! (417 comments)

Yes, her first instinct, after being sexually assaulted, was to grab her music player and go on Facebook. Telephones exist. They also make calls. Fuck, we're retarded.

more than 4 years ago
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The Unstoppable 'Tech Support' Scam

arhhook Unfortunately, it works. (312 comments)

You can only do so much to save the end-user from themselves.

more than 4 years ago
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Gizmodo Blows Whistle On 4G iPhone Loser

arhhook What the hell is with that link? (853 comments)

What the hell does that last link have to do with a collegehumor video?

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft To Distribute Third-Party Patches

arhhook orly? (135 comments)

What could possibly go wrong!

more than 4 years ago
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Photoshop CS5's Showpiece — Content-Aware Fill

arhhook Re:Enhance (378 comments)

"CSI Enhance" tool

I can see the fingerprint in the reflection on his eyeball, it must be the killer!

more than 4 years ago

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Where to point a friend to learn HTML/CSS/JS

arhhook arhhook writes  |  more than 3 years ago

arhhook writes "A friend is asking a friend (true story) about private 'lessons' for learning HTML/CSS/JavaScript (jQuery in specific). The knowledgeable friend doesn't have the specific time to sit down in blocks to help teach, and isn't within physical proximity to make things easier. Phone/Internet work for these things, but again require dedicated blocks of time. Does anyone know of any tutorials, or methods that have worked nicely? I am aware w3schools exist, are there any other decent resources to point out as well?"
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Skype 2.1 Beta 2 for Linux is Now Available

arhhook arhhook writes  |  more than 4 years ago

arhhook (995275) writes "We're excited to announce a new beta version for Linux, with extra features and better sound and video quality. This release comes with High Quality Video and super wideband audio that have been exciting features of our Windows and Mac versions; so now the special people in your world will feel much closer and clearer on your Skype calls. Some new features include screen sharing, quote a message in chat, localized time formats, support for UI styles, and report abuse."
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Virtualization Leader Citrix Joins The Linux Found

arhhook arhhook writes  |  more than 5 years ago

arhhook (995275) writes "The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Citrix Systems has become its newest member.

Citrix is a leading provider of virtualization; cloud computing, and software as a service (SaaS) offerings for companies worldwide, including 99 percent of Fortune 500 enterprises. Citrix leads the open source Xen® hypervisor project which is based on Linux.

Citrix plans to take advantage of Linux Foundation workgroups and events, including the first-ever LinuxCon, which kicks off next week (September 21 â" 23) in Portland, Oregon (http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon)."

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Microsoft responds to FixOutlook.org

arhhook arhhook writes  |  more than 5 years ago

arhhook writes "FixOutlook.org is an effort consisting of over 20,999 people using Twitter to steer Microsoft away from using Mircosoft Word as the default email editor.

From FixOutlook.org:
Microsoft has confirmed they plan on using the Word rendering engine to display HTML emails in Outlook 2010. This means for the next 5 years your email designs will need tables for layout, have no support for CSS like float and position, no background images and lots more. Want proof? Here's the same email in Outlook 2000 & 2010.

Microsoft has developed a response defending their plan, and FixOutlook.org has a has also shot back"

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No iPhones, iPods at Bill Gates's house

arhhook arhhook writes  |  more than 5 years ago

arhhook writes "Then again, what else did we expect from Microsoft founder Bill Gates? The man has his pride, not to mention scores of Windows Mobile and Zune team members who'd probably feel a tad bit hurt if Bill Jr. was running around with an iPhone. So, which phones and MP3 players are on the Gates's "good-to-go" list? Well, there's always the Zune for music and video--not the sexiest MP3 player out there, mind you, but at least it's got Wi-Fi and a snazzy interface. And of course, there are plenty of Windows Mobile handsets to choose from; personally, I'd go for the Palm Treo Pro (if I had to get a Windows Mobile phone, that is), although it's not exactly a barrel of fun for the teens. Or how about the HTC Touch Pro? That's a pretty cool phone ... I guess (as I pat the iPhone 3G in my jeans pocket)."
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Google Chrome released for Windows (Beta)

arhhook arhhook writes  |  more than 6 years ago

arhhook (995275) writes "Google's Chrome Google Chrome seems to be active and they offer a Beta download for Windows. Google Chrome for Linux is in development and a team of engineers is working hard to bring it to you as soon as possible. I've tried the installer but doesn't work with Wine."
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Skydivers escape crashing plane

arhhook arhhook writes  |  more than 6 years ago

arhhook writes "Fifteen people have escaped a skydiving plane that's engine failed. The pilot reportedly told the divers to jump after the pilot leveled off the plane at 5,000ft so that the jumpers could evacuate the plane safely. The pilot then crash-landed and was able to crawl out of the wreckage."
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arhhook arhhook writes  |  more than 7 years ago

arhhook writes "Microsoft's anti-piracy tool has marked more than one in every five copies of Windows as bogus, the Redmond, Wash., developer said Tuesday, while more than half a million users may have been mistakenly pegged as pirates. WGA has been criticized by users and some analysts for frequently getting the real versus counterfeit question wrong, mistakenly identifying valid copies as illegitimate. Lazar acknowledged that this "false positive" rate was a burden to users and Microsoft."
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arhhook arhhook writes  |  about 8 years ago

arhhook writes "An executive with South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. will plead guilty, serve 10 months in prison and pay a $250,000 fine for conspiring to fix prices of computer memory chips, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Young Hwan Park participated in the conspiracy while he was a vice president of sales at Samsung, the world's top memory chip maker, the department said. Park is currently president of Samsung Semiconductor Inc., the company's U.S.-based subsidiary. Park also has agreed to assist the Justice Department in its ongoing investigation, which focuses on dynamic random access memory, or DRAM chips, the kind found in all personal computers."
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arhhook arhhook writes  |  about 8 years ago

arhhook writes "So, I bought a Motorola L6 off E-Bay. This L6 worked great for about a month, and then refused to turn on completely. I called customer service for Motorola and asked about the warranty information. They said to send it in, and gave me the address. I sent the phone in, and got it back a few weeks later stating that the problem could not be fixed in the United States because the phone was manufactured overseas, and we did "not have the technology" to fix the phone here in the States. They told me to contact the Motorola in the country where it was manufactured in. According to Motorola's web site , the phone number for Singapore's customer service is a 1-800 number, and I figured this would be good to try to save my phone bill from calling overseas. I called the number and was greeted by an advertisement for a phone-sex hotline, and after the recording played, number hung up. I checked the number multiple times to try to figure out if I dialed wrong and that the number matched the Motorola Site, and it did. I'm not sure how often these things happen, but I wasn't too thrilled about that, I just want my phone fixed. To further anger me, a Motorola rep. tried to direct me where to go to get the real number, and it turns out to be the same site I got it from. According to them, my next task is to try to call the UK and see what they can do. Has anybody run into anything similar with Motorola or other companies?"
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arhhook arhhook writes  |  more than 8 years ago

arhhook writes "There is a 'new' virus going around on Windows Live Messenger. The old one worked pretty much the same way as this one. It will send a link saying "Hey! Is this you". The link will then prompt windows users to download an executible, and procedes to install itself and distrobute to your contacts. It is running rampant on my University Campus right now. Be careful what you click on."

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