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Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

blop debian (867 comments)

slackware -> redhat -> debian -> ubuntu -> back to debian

IMO debian is the benchmark, especially to build servers from scratch quickly.

more than 2 years ago
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Scientists Find Gene That Predicts Happiness In Women

blop Re:Spoilers (323 comments)

Actually, I'd like to see the study that says woman are happier than men, because that flies in the face of my experience. Most of the women I know are either depressed or angry all the time.

You should stop playing angry birds...

more than 2 years ago
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Zappos Hacked: Internal Systems Breached

blop Re:How many comments to go through to find out... (122 comments)

I was wondering exactly the same thing... Slashdot forgets that a lot of readers aren't from the US and don't know anything about US-centric brand names...

more than 2 years ago
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Finnish ISP Forced To Block the Pirate Bay

blop Re:And so it begins... (168 comments)

Thank you for the link and the parent for the reference.

It's the full text and was well worth a read !

more than 2 years ago
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Iran Blocks VPN Ports

blop Re:Use OpenVPN (134 comments)

You can actually run a proper VPN with ssh and not just tunnel individual ports:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSH_VPN

This creates a point-to-point layer 2 or 3 tunnel between 2 hosts. This is great for proxying TCP, UDP, ethernet frames...

more than 3 years ago
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Tens of Thousands Flee From BT and Virgin

blop Re:People seem confused about Virgin, let me clari (258 comments)

The Superhub is SLIGHTLY better, but still nothing on a dedicated router. But can you still plug in your own router? Nope, VM deliberately disabled the DHCP options within the HUB, meaning you have to rely on it (although a patch is coming that will enable "gateway" mode).

I have a SuperHub with VirginMedia and I use my own router: you need to set "DMZ Host" in the "SuperHub" advanced settings to the IP of your own router's WAN port. That means that your router's external IP looks like a private IP (in a different subnet from the LAN obviously) but that's not a problem in practice.

more than 3 years ago
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Nokia Introduces MeeGo-Powered N9 Phone

blop Re:No hw keyboard (252 comments)

I use the N900 keyboard quite often, sysadmin tasks via ssh are surprisingly easy once you remap a few symbol keys!

more than 2 years ago
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LastPass Password Service Hacked

blop Re:KeePass (268 comments)

Thanks, that looks promising!

more than 3 years ago
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LastPass Password Service Hacked

blop Re:KeePass (268 comments)

PasswordSafe has less functionality than KeePass except that there is a compatible command line client for it (pwsafe).

I often use pwsafe from a remote shell and I would switch to a KeePass database if I could find a CLI for it...

more than 3 years ago
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Keep SSH Sessions Active, Or Reconnect?

blop Re:screen (307 comments)

Shocking vulnerability, you could potentially get rooted just reading some dodgy email in mutt under screen!

It was fixed in October 2006 (couldn't find a POC though) but there must be a lot of people with older versions still...

more than 4 years ago
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Salon.com Editor Looks Back At Paywalls

blop Re:Makes me wonder... (246 comments)

www.stackoverflow.com is a much better free alternative to expertSexchange.com.

They also regularly provide a complete database dump of all the questions and answers (http://blog.stackoverflow.com/category/cc-wiki-dump/) so there is no risk they'll steal the community effort like expertsexchange did...

about 5 years ago
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National TV Turn Off Week

blop adbusters (873 comments)

If you like initiatives like the TV turnoff week, make sure to check out adbusters

more than 10 years ago

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