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Scientists Extract RSA Key From GnuPG Using Sound of CPU

bofkentucky Re:Remember TEMPEST? (264 comments)

In the article they talk about how engineer the target to select the chosen ciphertext via a crafted email that thunderbird auto-decrypts to display the message preview popup.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: On the Job Certification Training?

bofkentucky Re:There are no rules. (117 comments)

The last two shops I've been at have tuition reimbursement programs, but they only apply to 2 or 4 year accredited colleges and universities. This leads to a weird situation where they could pay $10500 over 3 years to help pay for a diploma mill MBA but can't approve $3500 to pay for industry coursework from vmware/emc/redhat/etc that actually interests me.

about 2 years ago

Oracle should stop sneaking Ask.com adware into Java updates

bofkentucky Oracle should... (2 comments)

quit being a bunch of dumbasses, but good luck with that. --One Rich Asshole Called Larry Ellison

about 2 years ago

Microsoft Tried To Buy Netscape: Suppose They Had?

bofkentucky Re:Sun would have taken up the cause (246 comments)

Hotjava It was slow but I used it as a parity check when NS4.x and IE4/IE5 had differences on how they were rendering the pages I was writing back then.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Could We Deal With the End of Time Zones?

bofkentucky Re:Agreed. (990 comments)

Planck Time is the most rational base unit for time in my mind. Set the epoch at some arbitrary value further back than any experimental theorized time for the big bang (more than 15 billion years ago should do the trick) and count planck seconds since this epoch.

more than 3 years ago

Broadcom Releases Source Code For Drivers

bofkentucky How about bnx2 gig-e blob firmware (350 comments)

I hate having to jump through hoops to install debian on dell hardware.

more than 4 years ago

Five Billionth Device About To Plug Into Internet

bofkentucky Re:devices... (162 comments)

Theoretical, for a single piece of HW Solaris 10 on a Sun Sparc Enterprise T5440, 4 Processors 512GB Ram 256 LDOM's per server 8191 Zones per LDOM 1048448 Total machines in a 4RU enclosure the machines would be severely IO and disk space bound (Only 4x300GB disks in the box), but it could be done Anyone know the theoretical numbers for Linux on Z or a fully configured vmware cluster?

more than 4 years ago

[geek] Default security settings in Linux

bofkentucky Re:Securing Linux (5 comments)

If you ever do decide to open up ssh, fail2ban's on debian boxes is nice for autoblocking knuckleheads who try ssh pings. The are other profiles you can turn on so it behaves like an IDS/IPS for your machine.

more than 4 years ago

Owning a Hummer just got more "SUX 2 B U"

bofkentucky Re:I'd actually like one (12 comments)

I was actually going to mention it being the only portal-geared light duty truck for sale in the US, but I forgot about the Unimog.

Registering/operating a Unimog in the US these days might be tricky, will they run on our new low-sulfur diesel?

more than 4 years ago

Champerty and Other Common Law We Could Use Today

bofkentucky Re:Trial By Combat! (158 comments)

Elected officials in Kentucky have to swear as part of their oath of office that they have never participated in a duel.

more than 4 years ago

Oracle To Increase Investment In SPARC and Solaris

bofkentucky Re:CoolThreads Desktop (146 comments)

On sun's website you can get a stripped down T1000 for $4000 retail, not a desktop/workstation but they aren't super loud either.

more than 5 years ago

Small, High-Resolution LCD Monitors?

bofkentucky Re:Syncmaster (370 comments)

This, I love my HP A1295A (rebadged Sony GDM-900) 24" Widescreen tube. I got mine for less than $200 three years ago due to it having a dent in the plastic. I don't know what I'm going to replace it with when the time comes.

more than 5 years ago

Two blogs on my economics

bofkentucky Re:Notionally (36 comments)

You may be hitting on something here, the right to work states in the south that have seen a manufacturing boom at the expense of the rust belt are served in large part by the Tennessee Valley Authority which has a mix of coal, hydro and fission power generation. Most of the rust belt is coal generation with some fission. It's probably offset by long non-urban commuters with no/limited mass transit in those southern markets.

more than 5 years ago

Just sad what some people run ...

bofkentucky Re:Not to say though... (27 comments)

Combination of liking intel this generation and having really good luck with dell over the last 3 years. The base 7% discount I get because of my employer helps as well.

more than 6 years ago

Just sad what some people run ...

bofkentucky Re:Not to say though... (27 comments)

Dell refurb,,, 250-300 for a serviceable desktop for anyone but a gamer (no PCI-e x16 slots). My only true beef with them is there isn't a spot for a second HDD inside the cases.

more than 6 years ago

Republicans publicly splitting with theocons ...

bofkentucky Re:Theocons... (9 comments)

The Constitution Party was the U. S. Taxpayers party many moons ago (92) but got over-run by the unholy trinity of theocrats, white supremacists and tax dodgers before 96. A true theocratic party would resemble them fairly closely.

more than 6 years ago


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No moderation for over a decade, now twice in a month

bofkentucky bofkentucky writes  |  about 9 months ago

/. beta must have cleared the old $RTBL set by Michael back in 2002.


Sun Certified Network Administrator

bofkentucky bofkentucky writes  |  more than 7 years ago I finally passed the bastard, has anyone ever actually used Sun's DHCP daemon as opposed to ISC? Now to schedule my Sun Certified Security Administrator course, and hopefully pass the cert before review time in July.



bofkentucky bofkentucky writes  |  more than 8 years ago Ok, I think I have enough evidence to prove that the universe is not predetermined, this has been the strangest 2 weeks of my life, but dammit I'm loving it.



bofkentucky bofkentucky writes  |  more than 8 years ago Got an IM yesterday from one of my ex-coworkers.

One of the sysadmins that was at bluegrass when I started, got demoted, then eventualy found work elsewhere, died from pancreatic cancer Tuesday. Kerry, while not a perfect sysadmin, was most helpful to me when I was a PFY who shouldn't have been trusted with root anywhere, much less production machines. Our senior was (and still is to some degree) gruff and not particularly helpful regarding knowledge transfer. Kerry bridged that gap for me, filled in pieces as best he could. I hadn't talked to him since I started this new job, I wouldn't have said what I'm saying here but I feel there is something I should have.

Oh well, to all you artists stuck in a sysadmins job, here's a shot of beam and a thank you from this bastard operator.


Happy New Year /.

bofkentucky bofkentucky writes  |  about 9 years ago 2005 was weird, hopefully 2006 will be weirder. Just remeber, when life gets you down, live by this country song.

Faster Horses, Older Whiskey, Younger Women, and More Money



bofkentucky bofkentucky writes  |  more than 9 years ago First trick-o-treater of the night was an older kid, cocksucker grabbed the whole fucking bag out of my hand and ran. I hope that little cocksucker gets run over.


As seen while metamoderating....

bofkentucky bofkentucky writes  |  more than 9 years ago "Marxism is the opiate of dumbasses"
If you see the original poster of this gem, point him out, he just gave me a new email sig.


London explosions fishy

bofkentucky bofkentucky writes  |  more than 9 years ago Lets take a look at known AQ/islamist attacks.
WTC '93, only killed six, but the bomb was a pissant compared to OKC, would have leveled North tower with a OKC sized bomb.
Kobar Towers, 19 dead, blew up a fuel tanker outside a US barracks
Embasy bombings, 2 US facilities hit simultaneously killing 200.
USS Cole, got a bomb close enough to a US warship to blow a 30x10 hole in the side of destroyer, bigger hole than the Stark explosion which was hit by an anti-ship missle.
9/11, 4 airliners, 3000 dead, you know the details
Bali, 200 tourists dead in a nightclub
Madrid, transportation hit, but more casualties
London today 2 dead, 90 causalties???

Something isn't adding up.


New Job

bofkentucky bofkentucky writes  |  more than 9 years ago Got hired by Insight Communications as a Systems Administrator today. I'm doing some celebrating tonight with some Evan Williams Master Distiller Select bourbon, but I've got to buckle down and get an apartment and moved in the next 3 weeks.


Night from hell

bofkentucky bofkentucky writes  |  more than 9 years ago I want to reboot today, make that yesterday

Someone shot one of the cats with a .22 (I've got my theories as to who, but I'm going to let the sheriff scare him first, fucking crank lab owner).

Right front leg at the "ankle" joint, emergency trip to vet, tibia and fibula are in at least 6 pieces, he's kitty morophined and out now, the ortho guy at my vet is taking a peek at the xrays tomorrow morning to see if they are going to be able to pin/rod/screw the bones back together, but I get the impression I'm going to have a tripod cat tomorrow afternoon.

Now my new work cellphone is missing, hopefully it is at the vets, it wasn't in the parking lot, I drove back after I realized it wasn't on my belt when I got home.

I'm so pissed I can't sleep.


FSoF for United airlines

bofkentucky bofkentucky writes  |  more than 9 years ago What a horseshit settlement, they were down nearly 10 billion in pension contributions? How the hell do you forget to deposit 10 fucking billion in an account?

It is horseshit like this that makes me not trust anyone or anything but myself when it comes to my retirement. My 401(k) is mine, my IRA's are mine, and my bank accounts are mine. Social Security and pensions have always been and will continue to be someone else's money that can be ripped out from in under you no matter if you are 18 or 98. Not to mention both have serious problems with the trustee's dipping their grubby little paws in the accounts when they want a new toy.

Before anyone says, but enron's 401(s) are worthless, the laws have been changed on the precentage of your own company's stock that can make up a 401(k) to protect from those types of situations. I'd actually prefer it to be 0%, but with the employee having the option to select funds containing their own stock if they wish to.


Company awards dinner tonight....holy shit

bofkentucky bofkentucky writes  |  more than 9 years ago I go thinking I'll pick up my perfect attendence award ($100 + another year on the plaque), hear the president's state of the company address, and eat a free prime rib dinner on the company. Turns out they gave bonus checks ($100) and a nice lined jacket for staff that was involved with the CDMA rollout, a nice touch

Unexpectedly got employee of the year for the telecom/network division, the bonus check for that effectively doubled my raise for 2005, holy shit. Now to see if I can't get a real raise to go with my certification.

I'm celebrating with some Evan Williams master distiller select, damn it tastes good.


I'm Sun Certified bitches

bofkentucky bofkentucky writes  |  more than 9 years ago Passed exam number 2 on my first try Friday (after 3 tries on exam 1), back to Dallas the week of 3/14 for Network admin class, then the net admin test, and then a raise, or a new job.

BOFKentucky, Sun Certified Solaris 9 Systems Administrator, I like the ring of it.


Road Trip!

bofkentucky bofkentucky writes  |  about 10 years ago I'll be taking SA-299, Advanced Systems Administration for Solaris 9 1/17-1/21 in Dallas. Should be loads of fun, if anyone in the Dallas area wants a beer, or knows what to eat and see, let me know.


I hate meme's

bofkentucky bofkentucky writes  |  about 10 years ago Name: John Darin Holloway, AKA Big-D or BOFKentucky
Age: 25
Current Location: Cave City, KY, USA, Earth, Sol, Milky Way, AKA the world's largest hole in the ground
Status: Single
Number of Sibling Units: 1 each of younger brother and sister
Parental status: Mom & Dad, both still married to one another.
Handedness: Right
Pets: Two male cats, recently altered, they aren't pleased with me these days
Height/Weight: 6', ~300 Lbs, been awhile since I was on a scale
Hair/Eye Color: Dishwater blonde its graying a little sooner than I would like, Blue eyes
Hair Style: Buzz Cut, once a month, no facial hair these days, but I occasionally sport a red goatee.
Scars/Tattoos/Piercings: Yes (various)/No/No, considering Ink, Celtic Cross on Left Arm
Vision: Near Sighted and Astigmatic, wear contacts, but would love to blow the 3000 on LASIK/RK
Googleable?: Yes, both on real name and bofkentucky nickname.
Shoe size: 10.5 EEE
Average tv time per week: 40+. Its on, but I'm not watching most of the time. UK Basketball, College and Pro Football, South Park
Average COMPUTER time per week: 80+, both at home and at work.
number of alarm clocks: 3, counting cell phone, they still don't do any good
childhood nickname: Big-D
childhood pet/stuffed animal/imaginary friend: Chow/English Shep mix named Amber, sock monkey (never named), supposedly 3, but I don't remember them.


Headhunters, WTF???

bofkentucky bofkentucky writes  |  more than 10 years ago Got my first cold call from a headhunter in like 2 years today and they must be desperate. It was for a 3 month contract to hire deal at Seimens in Cinci, HPUX and Solaris Admin, except she wasted 15 minutes getting to the whole spiel about it being contract work. I'd have to be crazy to move to Cinci, find a place, and the get cut at the end of the 3 months. Had to decline, but they must have pegged everyone on their unix lists from Cleveland to Lexington and from Indy to Pittsburg for me to show up on their scans, maybe this whole economy thing is getting better.

Oh yeah, if you are unemployed and in Cinci, the headhunter was Trasys, it might be interesting work for someone who is already there.

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