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Intel and SGI Test Full-Immersion Cooling For Servers

armanox Re:Not your father's SGI (101 comments)

I wouldn't have opposed seeing a new release of IRIX. I still love my Octane.

yesterday
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

armanox Re:Rewarding the bullies... (779 comments)

I wouldn't promise that at the high school I attended.

2 days ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

armanox Re:It's a start (294 comments)

I've also used this with great success.

about a week ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

armanox Re:Wait... what? (641 comments)

No - it's saying since you did your project wrong, we aren't changing how ours works so that you don't have to correct yours.

about two weeks ago
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KDE and Canonical Developers Disagree Over Display Server

armanox Re:How are these things related? (202 comments)

Well, there is also SurfaceFlinger and Quartz...

about three weeks ago
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Crowdsourcing Confirms: Websites Inaccessible on Comcast

armanox Re:When did DNS errors become "website down"? (349 comments)

Sure it was - and yes, he could get there.

The website is for a second-hand furniture store in Shanghai; I have no idea what the domain "021yy.org" has to do with the business. (Perhaps the IP address that the domain name resolves to used to be occupied by a different website, and that IP address was inherited by the furniture store but the old hostname still points to it.) The hostname www.021yy.org resolves to the IP address 116.251.210.33 (for *ahem* non-Comcast users, that is), which according to the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre is part of a block of IP addresses assigned to a hosting company in Singapore. I'm not blocked from accessing the IP address of the website over Comcast; I can ping and send web requests to the IP address 116.251.210.33 with no problem. Only the hostname fails to resolve. (I can still access the site by using a VPN or a proxy server.)

about a month ago
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$2,400 'Introduction To Linux' Course Will Be Free and Online This Summer

armanox Re:Repeat after me (84 comments)

In the IRIX camp I have two Octanes sitting here. I used to have an O2, but it had an unfortunate accident.

In the Solaris camp I've got a Sun Blade 1500 and a Netra T1 sitting here.

Can't quite share all of what I have at work - but due to the products that my company releases we have it seems like as many different things we can get our hands on (like I said, all kinds of UNIX-y systems, all supported versions of OS X and Windows, iSeries (AS/400), etc). My job lets me play with all of the equipment that I would have loved to be able to in college.

about a month ago
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$2,400 'Introduction To Linux' Course Will Be Free and Online This Summer

armanox Re:Repeat after me (84 comments)

IRIX, as of December 2013, is no longer receiving patches/bug fixes (so, IRIX 6.5 was supported from 1998 - almost 2014. Eat that Windows XP). I actually find myself under IRIX quite often these days (more so then any other UNIX I deal with (I deal with Solaris, OS X, AIX, and HP-UX at work), and I must say I really like how it's put together. I wish Linux was as easy to manage as IRIX is.

about a month ago
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$2,400 'Introduction To Linux' Course Will Be Free and Online This Summer

armanox Re:Curious (84 comments)

All the schools you mentioned are state funded (public, not private). The college I went to I certainly wasn't paying for the name, you've probably never head of Capitol College. There are a lot of reasons I picked them over a lot of larger, state schools (including University of Maryland, which I was also accepted into).

about a month ago
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$2,400 'Introduction To Linux' Course Will Be Free and Online This Summer

armanox Re:Curious (84 comments)

But even if I was not familiar with Linux; I wouldn't buy this because $2400 is 75% of
a full semester college tuition, and this is just one class
which might or might not turn out to be a good or useful class.

A price of $2400 for a couple weeks worth of coursework is obviously intended to provide profits for the institution putting the class on moreso than to provide an education at an economically reasonable price.

You obviously don't live in the United States. I went to a cheaper (private) college, and tuition when I was there (2006) was ~$9000 for a full time semester.

about a month ago
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$2,400 'Introduction To Linux' Course Will Be Free and Online This Summer

armanox Re:linux (84 comments)

Actually, to do a lot of things in the Microsoft world (*Exchange*) you have to use Powershell.

about a month ago
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$2,400 'Introduction To Linux' Course Will Be Free and Online This Summer

armanox Re:Repeat after me (84 comments)

And what operating system would that be? Windows has me at Powershell and Command Prompt all the time. ESX has me there often too, for fixing things. IRIX and Solaris I'm there frequently too. Thinking about it, Android and iOS are probably the only two that I'm not at the CLI in.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux For Grandma?

armanox Slackare (287 comments)

My grandmother's on a laptop with Slackware + KDE. No issues since I gave it to her, told her click firefox for internet, and showed her where KDE games are located.

(My mother, on the other hand, is quite happy with Windows 7. My step father stays somewhat current on technology, and handles most of her troubles).

about a month ago
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One In Ten Americans Thinks HTML Is a Type of Sexually Transmitted Infection

armanox Re:Could it be (255 comments)

I always thought Garak was awesome. Never did find out exactly why he was exiled though.

about a month and a half ago
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Ford Dumping Windows For QNX In New Vehicles

armanox Re:F/OSS Platform Needed (314 comments)

And it would never sell. Really what we need is something like iOS/OS X running on it - everyone knows the interface, you don't have to play with it, it doesn't randomly fall over, and the applications are locked down. Android's mistake is being too fragmented - different features by different carriers. I don't see how Ubuntu is defective by design either. Consumers want something that works, and does what they want it to do. They don't care about ideological arguments over licenses.

about 2 months ago
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Red Hat Hires CentOS Developers

armanox Re:Stop back porting to 2.6 (91 comments)

And it's lost on you why they can't update the kernel mid-release. For long term stability they have to keep the same kernel version. Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, SGI, IBM, and plenty others have realized that too. When RHEL 7 comes out it will have a 3.x kernel. But RHEL 6 MUST keep the same kernel to avoid breakage.

about 2 months ago
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Red Hat Hires CentOS Developers

armanox Re:Desktop Linux (91 comments)

Doesn't run well for a lot of people. Need 64-bit features? You're out of luck (and Windows XP x64 was horrible). Need to run new versions of Microsoft Office? You're out of luck. Windows Update? Hope you have hours for it to finish. Windows XP is old, and is showing its age. Similar argument can be applied to my G5 Power Mac running OS X 10.5 (Quad G5, 12GB RAM), my SGI Octane running IRIX 6.5, and my SunBlade 1500 running Solaris 10. For the PPC and Sparc, install Firefox (or Aurora on Mac, since PPC isn't officially supported still), update Flash, and BAM! Just as useful as Windows XP to most people.

about 2 months ago
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What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

armanox TV Shows (322 comments)

I remember someone saying they saw a laptop on Power Rangers (fairly recent season, like in the past 5 years, can't find reference now) running Ubuntu.

about 2 months ago
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What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

armanox Re:In a Casino (322 comments)

A friend of mine set up the slots here in MD (in one of the casinos anyway) and called me in surprise to tell me they were all running Linux.

about 2 months ago

Submissions

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Slackware 12.2 Released

armanox armanox writes  |  more than 5 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 6 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!"

Journals

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The state of Modern Graphics

armanox armanox writes  |  more than 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 8 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 8 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 8 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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armanox armanox writes  |  more than 9 years ago En taro Adun... I am Armanox, sent by the Conclave to serve and to concoule

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