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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

armanox Re:Fire all the officers? (514 comments)

You clearly have never lived in Baltimore. DwB isn't an offense here, and you're more likely to be pulled over and searched and/or beat down being a white person in the wrong neighborhood.

about a week ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

armanox Re:Fire all the officers? (514 comments)

You've clearly never lived in Baltimore.

about a week ago
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Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

armanox Re:I don't care what the user has at home (238 comments)

We cycle users systems on a 3-4 year basis. Do most of our users have home systems that are far more impressive? Yes, and some of our users have a server rack of their own equipment at home too. That i5 Dell laptop with 8GB RAM, encrypted HDD/SSD, AV, log monitoring and reporting, etc; isn't likely going to perform as fast as the six core w/HT i7 you're running at home with a RAID 0 of new SSDs and a GTX 770, but it works well enough to get the job done. If your users are still using 8 year old hardware, there are probably other issues at play too.

about a week ago
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Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

armanox Re:bring back the green IBM 3270 (238 comments)

Nah man. If he's a hipster, we'll just tell him we're using stuff that's obscure and the potential employees have probably never heard of them. I don't think that z/OS or IBM i are going mainstream anytime soon (well, not to the consumer world...)

about a week ago
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Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

armanox Re:"cloud" = "someone else's computer" (238 comments)

If you're smart, you don't assume the cloud is secure, and you don't store anything that's sensitive there. But that assumes the people making decisions are smart. I'm not saying the cloud providers shouldn't care about security, on the contrary, since users should be watching for breaches they should be trying that much harder.

about a week ago
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Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

armanox Re:Well duh (238 comments)

Actually, I am more interested in their network security. All of their data leaks seem to be inside people more so then the network itself was compromised.

about a week ago
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Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

armanox Re:bring back the green IBM 3270 (238 comments)

You poor thing. I just spent two weeks working with an IBM 5250 on our AS/400..so I may feel some of your pain....

about a week ago
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Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

armanox Re:Cloud (238 comments)

Well, for some companies anyway...working for a network security company I have confidence in our network.

about a week ago
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Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987

armanox Re:from TFA (170 comments)

I commonly use XDMCP because it's simply easier and faster for a handful of the systems I work with (given, the SGI's are quite slow by today's standards...). Also trying to explain that to some Windows people when they insisted they needed to install Oracle DB on Solaris systems (they wanted me to tell them how to get a remote GUI on Solaris 9 and 10) it was far easier to point them to XDMCP.

about two weeks ago
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Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987

armanox Re:So what does it affect? (170 comments)

Mind if I ask which porting project you were a part of? There used to be quite a bit of X11 implementations.

about two weeks ago
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Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987

armanox So what does it affect? (170 comments)

So, what exactly is impacted here? Are all X11 implementations affected, or just XFree86 and X.org? I'm seeing SGI sources listed as impacted, which would point to any X11 implentation that uses GLX being impacted (including Xsgi on my IRIX systems), and seeing the age of the bug, I would imagine it would be more proper to point to things based on XFree86 rather then X.org. People forget that X11 is bigger then X.org, and the X.org team wasn't always the only game in town (if they didn't have a monopoly we wouldn't be arguing about Wayland....).

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's Age-Old Image Library 'Clip Art' Is No More

armanox Re:Good riddance (110 comments)

As someone with a very public anti-MS stance, I'll admit that I've had good results come back with Bing. If a GIS doesn't bring back what I'm looking for, Bing will. It's just their general web search that I can't get used to.

Also, Bing's video search is far ahead of Google's

about two weeks ago
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Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile

armanox Re:Snowden vs Durov (130 comments)

And what has Durov done that was traitorous or cowardly?

And for that matter, Snowden was a patriot, and far from a coward. A coward would have kept his mouth shut.

about two weeks ago
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Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile

armanox Re:Hackers = Criminals (130 comments)

Hackers are not criminals. Hacking is not illegal (not in the US nor Russian Federation).

about two weeks ago
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Breath Test For Pot Being Developed At WSU

armanox Re:Evidence? (342 comments)

In many states you can be charged with DUI for being under a lot of different meds. Just because it is prescribed does not make it legal to drive while taking.

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

armanox Re:I hope they also bring back floppy installs (647 comments)

Actually, floppies never were dependable nor durable. If you're not using PXE booting to install Linux, well, you're living in the past (and flash drives if you can't PXE boot for some reason).

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

armanox Re:Wow... (647 comments)

Except there is plenty coming out of the RHEL customer base - we're being told to shut up. Also notice how many RHEL shops are not moving to RHEL 7 (us among them).

about three weeks ago
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Chrome 39 Launches With 64-bit Version For Mac OS X and New Developer Features

armanox Re:So the only people that are hurt (67 comments)

I think you've got bigger issues....Very few things still support Mac OS. I don't think Firefox or Chrome ever ran on even on OS 9.

about a month ago

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Slackware 12.2 Released

armanox armanox writes  |  about 6 years ago

armanox writes "The Slackware Project gives us a release for the holiday season. From the announcement:
"Yes folks, 'tis the season to announce a new release of Slackware. With a shiny new kernel, many package updates, and the newly added ability to install from a Samba share, we bring to you the latest in the stable Slackware 12.x series. Slackware 12.2 ships with the 2.6.27.7 Linux kernel, the Xorg 1.4.2 X server (with many driver, library, and application updates), Xfce 4.4.3, KDE 3.5.10, simplified wired and wireless networking with wicd in /extra, package upgrade management with slackpkg moved into the main tree, support for non-usb-storage digital cameras through libgphoto2, pm-utils (tools to support suspend and hibernate through HAL), and much, much more. This release brings the system up-to-date without compromising stability or compatibility with the 12.x series. More details may be found in the official announcement."
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armanox armanox writes  |  more than 7 years ago

armanox writes "At long last StarCraft 2 has been announced. The website promises a single player campaign to pick up were BroodWar left off, more units, 3d gameplay, enhanced returning units, enhanced Battle.net, and a fitting motto: Hell, It's about time."
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armanox armanox writes  |  more than 7 years ago

armanox writes "I always said that I would install Microsoft Office when I could get it for free. Well, now everyone can, just by listening to Microsoft's new release (Vista and Office) features! From Microsoft's Launch Tour site:
"Receive a FREE copy of Microsoft Office 2007 Professional and Microsoft Office Grove 2007 when you attend a Windows Vista, 2007 Office System, and Microsoft Office Exchange Server launch event near you!"
Now, getting free software is certainly a powerful incentive!"

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The state of Modern Graphics

armanox armanox writes  |  more than 6 years ago I've been thinking recently about modern monitors and graphics cards. I just purchaced a desktop with an nVidia 7150 in it. An integrated GPU in a desktop in today's day and age. Sad. Forunatly that will change when I drop a 9800 in it. But, shared memory for the GPU and CPU? That's a terrible idea. Whoever came up with it should be banned from computer engineering.

Another issue I have these days. It's hard to find a laptop with a high resolution display. I have a Dell Inspiron 8000 with a Pentium III in it that has a display of 1600x1200. My two most recent laptops, a Celeron M and a Turion 64x2 (Toshiba A105-S2071 and HP DV6636nr) both had displays at 1280x800. At work we just purchaced two Thinkpads (Core 2 Duo) with a 1024x768 display. Why have displays gotten worse over time for laptops? I don't mean that they need to be 1900x1600 or something like that, but, for a widescreen laptop wouldn't 1600x1024 (or whatever fits the WS aspect ratio) be nice? Or have 1600x1200 standard for 4:3 screens?

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armanox armanox writes  |  more than 7 years ago I have a Toshiba Satellite A105-S2071. The HDD is failing, that battery is useless, and would cost me a bit to replace the two. Now, I'm wondering, is it worth buying the parts? Or, for a little bit more money, should I just replace the laptop? I just added 1GB of RAM (DDR2) to the system, so if I did get another laptop, I could skimp out on the RAM and add the 1GB stick to it. Thoughts? UPDATE: I've replaced the Toshiba with an HP Pavillion dv6000.

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Hostname Delema

armanox armanox writes  |  more than 7 years ago Computer system names
Hmm....I've run into a problem. I've exhausted the naming scheme that I've been using for the past several years for my computers. The scheme, based upon the game I half way wrote in BASIC years ago (abandoned due to me realizing that the gameplay really sucked, and that 16 bit DOS programs had no future), has been seen in my through my sn, Armanox, who was the main character, and through anyone whose visted any of my servers or other systems(Armanox, Anorock, ashere-laptop, Taloron (Still up at armanox.no-ip.org!), Anaton (my desktop for the past two or so years), apharian, Artarias, and Talarias). Since I never finished writing the game, I never finished all of the characters (many were designed, few were named), and thus had a short name list to use. With the laptop that I'm currentlly using, I need to find a new naming scheme to use.

Ideas: Norse mythology. Have the DHCP server be Yggdrasil, which would be the server that connects all of the others. And I could name an antiVirus server Thor, and have it send a message to the system it cleaned of a virus like "The hammer of Thor has come down upon your system." Might be a cool idea. But, who would trust a system called Loki (That can be a Windows Box.....)

Mental Afflictions. The Linux group has officially adopted this one, so I'm not going to use it at home.

STDs. Humourous, but probably not a good idea. Can you imagine people spreading something from the Herpes server?

Okinawan Martial Artists. Fun idea, but kinda obscure. After all, when I tell people that my laptop is called matsumura, they're really gonna think I'm nuts

Beowulf Characters. I love the epic of Beowulf. But I'm saving the names for Beowulf clusters.

Shakespearean characters. Another interesting idea. but, who would trust the MacBeth server? And poor Juliet will die after Romeo does....

So I ask you, reader of my journal, to comment and leave ideas for me to use. Thank you for your time.

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One OS is not for an entire location

armanox armanox writes  |  more than 7 years ago I intern at a location that is 99% Windows. The 1% that is not is the three Linux boxes that I run and one Solaris server (that really isn't my company's anyway). Several weeks ago a Worm (W32.Tenga.A) infultrated the network with Admin access, and quickly began infecting systems, including the servers. Now, the Worm only effects Windows 95-Me and Windows NT 4-XP, but the company does not have any systems running Vista at this time. While the rest of the IT department began trying to clean up the infection, which Semantic AntiVirus mis-identified, I started mounting the C:\ of the servers and the workstations via my two laptops and running ClamAV to start the clean up. Now, due to Semantic and ClamAV's scouring tactics, we lost a lot of exes, inlcuding the install exes on the servers, but, thanks to having two Linux systems, we were able to start the clean up using a system that was impervious to the worm. Now, I'm not saying that running an all Mac, Linux, BSD, or other *NIX shop is the way to keep everything running, just that diversity is important to keep everything running smooth.

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Computer Collection

armanox armanox writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Decided to make a list of my running systems.....

Type - Make - Processor - Mem - OS

Desktop Gateway P4 1.7GHz 384MB XP Pro, Slackware 10
Desktop Dell P3 1.0GHz 256MB Ubuntu 6.06
Desktop PackardBell i486SX 22HMz 1MB DOS 6.22
Laptop Toshiba Celeron 1.7GHz 512MB XP Home, Ubuntu 6.10
Laptop AST Pentium 90 MHz 8MB Windows 95
Uber SGI 2xIP30(64bit,446BogoMIPS) 1GB Gentoo

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Stupid Cetifications

armanox armanox writes  |  more than 9 years ago Once again the age old problem has arrisen - people lack faith in my skills with computer repair for the simple fact that I'm not certified, when I can present several person's who'd testify in court that I put many certified individuals to shame. Damn.

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A Gateway for A Gateway

armanox armanox writes  |  more than 9 years ago So.... over the summer, I did some computer repair work for the Church. They were working with a P4 gateway that I had cleaned up in Feburary. For some odd reason, it refused to work there. Noticing that it was to replace a x486, I offered to trade them another Gateway with a P2 and 32MB ram for it. They made the deal. I brought it home, and have had no problems since. Oh, and it runs Fedora Core 4 very well...

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Best $25 ever spent

armanox armanox writes  |  more than 9 years ago Flea market Saturday:

Compaq Deskpro:
Celoron @ 400 Mhz,
320 MB Ram
Matrox Productiva G100 Video Card

So, while the HD needed some, replacing, its most likly the best thing $25 ever spent

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