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Linux Needs Resource Management For Complex Workloads

blackjackshellac Re:mainframe is old crap for geezers (161 comments)

Are you being intentionally obtuse? It would seem so, but sometimes it's hard to tell on /.

about 2 months ago

Amazon's Fire TV: Is It Worth Game Developers' Time?

blackjackshellac repeat after me (88 comments)

Not a threat to Apple(tm). Apple fans are the least likely to leave their chosen brand. We android users are a fickle lot though, and I'll jump ship in a millisecond to Ubuntu if Shuttleworth can get his shit together on the mobile platform. Until the next thing comes along that tweaks my interest.

about 6 months ago

Amazon's Fire TV: Is It Worth Game Developers' Time?

blackjackshellac Re:Useless outside of the USA (88 comments)

Free Trade! Unless the media content holders disagree or have some bizarre unwarranted suspicion that you come from a country of copyright infringers, as they obviously believe all Canadians (and all the rest of you) to be.

about 6 months ago

XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Has Already Become a Best-Seller

blackjackshellac Re:I'm sure that's good news for Randall (129 comments)

I'm more gobsmacked that people would spend money on any kind of vile utterance by that revolting pile of shit Rush Limbaugh. At least Rob Ford isn't published and his nation is limited to a bunch of suburban rubes.

about 6 months ago

1GB of Google Drive Storage Now Costs Only $0.02 Per Month

blackjackshellac Re:You can get a 1TB external for like, 80 bucks (335 comments)

I'm currently doing this with 2 3TB usb3 backups, and I have a copy of the data that I rsync at the offsite end. But still, it's a bit of a hassle, and there is still a small window of potential data loss that is closed significantly when using the cloud to backup. My biggest problem in Canada (with an absolute maximum upload rate of about 200KB/s max, is the time and cost to sync my data, basically impossible for anything more than about 10GB/day. Fucking ISPs in Canada all suck equally when it comes to upload.

about 6 months ago

1GB of Google Drive Storage Now Costs Only $0.02 Per Month

blackjackshellac Re:Th real cost (335 comments)

Yeah, not really an issue, assuming we can trust gpg et al :)

about 6 months ago

1GB of Google Drive Storage Now Costs Only $0.02 Per Month

blackjackshellac Re:Now we have an answer to the 20TB backup questi (335 comments)

You need two of those 1200 NAS boxes, and you have to replace failed drives, and you have to move storage off site in case of fire, theft, foo, bar. $1200 for 10TB of storage is so incredibly cheap. It was only 15 years ago that we used to sell 100GB NAS boxes for $100,000.

about 6 months ago

Interview: Ask Eric Raymond What You Will

blackjackshellac Re:vi or emacs? (126 comments)

Please don't let his answer be vi, I really have no need to agree with ESR on anything. One thing I do find is that /. sucks for this kind of reddit style AMA

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

blackjackshellac SSH/GPG encrypted text file (445 comments)

I use a vim plugin that allows me to read a gpg encrypted file to get to my passwords, which lately are random 12 character strings of letters, numbers and symbols generated with pwgen. The system ssh account and the gpg keys should have different passwords. I avoid entering passwords remotely from secured systems using ssh keys (with ssh-add, or in more recent years this is handled by gnome). I do not want to put my trust in other password safes, especially those on smart phones. I do use firefox with a master password to store less sensitive passwords and feel relatively secure doing so but would never store anything like banking passwords there.

about 6 months ago

Tesla's Having Issues Charging In the Cold

blackjackshellac Re:Who Cares? (476 comments)

Because you're boring and anonymous.

about 8 months ago

Grand Canyon Is "Frankenstein" of Geologic Formations

blackjackshellac Re:Erosion is a myth (132 comments)

Obviously. Jesus dug the canyon with help from His dinosaur friends. In a weekend. Without a shovel. Obviously. Praise.

about 8 months ago

Desktop Browser of Choice in 2013?

blackjackshellac Re:Firechrome (381 comments)

After a few years of increased use of chrome, I have found myself going back to firefox over the course of the last year. The chrome startup time (with lots of tabs) is what drives my preference for firefox. I used to use chrome for debugging javascript, but even that is not so important with recent updates to the firefox debugger.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

blackjackshellac Trumpet (497 comments)

Get a trumpet, learn to play a very loud note.

about 10 months ago

Why Organic Chemistry Is So Difficult For Pre-Med Students

blackjackshellac Re:I agree... (279 comments)

1) organic chemistry is part logic, part memory work
2) this is something that med students should be able to handle
3) I am not particularly good at memory related courses, but because I could hack away at it using the logic of reactions mechanisms I did suprisingly well
4) disclosure: phys chem was my major

If you want to be a farkin doctor, you should be able to handle organic chemistry. This article strikes me as whinging.

about a year ago

Leaked Manual Reveals Details On Google's Nexus 5

blackjackshellac Re:We need more memory (177 comments)

And that's why, as much as I like the nexus phones otherwise, I won't be buying a nexus phone. I want 64GB min, or 32GB and an external storage slot. I'm waiting for fairphone to arrive in North America right now.

about a year ago

John McAfee's Latest Project: Shielding Against Surveillance

blackjackshellac Re:John McAfee Media Whoring again (100 comments)

Insanely you have to send your email address to JohnMcAfee(tm) in clear text to register for further updates. I'm sure no one will be listening to that end point.

about a year ago


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