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Bruce Schneier: A Cyber Cold War Could Destabilize the Internet

carnalforge Re:Free-market innovation (124 comments)

Sorry i dont have mod points, please mod parent up

about a year ago
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0install Reaches 2.0

carnalforge Re:What a name (61 comments)

Seems you weren't using your distro's packages. If so, you could have installed the new version of MySQL client and server to another path, /opt perhaps. Or did i miss something?

about a year ago
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Former Leader of Film Piracy Group Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

carnalforge Re:No sympathy here (183 comments)

So do you truly believe that 5 years prison are fair for what that poor peon did?

about a year and a half ago
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Former Leader of Film Piracy Group Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

carnalforge Re:now we can be safe (183 comments)

At least is the keyword.

Who's lost what in all of this?

about a year and a half ago
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Former Leader of Film Piracy Group Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

carnalforge Re:Outrageous (183 comments)

Amen. No mod points unfortunately.

-- Carnalforge

about a year and a half ago
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What Would a Post-Email World Look Like?

carnalforge Re: What Would a Post-Email World Look Like? (314 comments)

It will resemble a world without UUCP, BBS, IRC or (heh) ICQ.

It's the norm now, except for people who knows what SMTP(S) / POP3(S) / IMAP(S) or a MUA etc is.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Find a Job In China For Non-native Speaker?

carnalforge Re:OH my... (402 comments)

Wish I had mod points!

about 2 years ago
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Mono Abandons Open Source Silverlight

carnalforge Re:Refrain (336 comments)

I'm curious on this one. From when .NET first came till now, I've yet* to see something based in that server side in any place I've been professionally working.
And BTW I'm interested in other people's experience on this, i keep an eye in technology that i don't particularly like. Just in case.

* Yes, being working only on UNIX probably my view is distorted. But no, being working in data centers with mixed UNIX/MS systems in my experience the only MS stuff you see in those places is Exchange, some solitary ISA / IIS / ASP / .NET servers for the intranet and that's it. Note that i'm not counting the client side part.

about 2 years ago
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Mono Abandons Open Source Silverlight

carnalforge Re:Netflix (336 comments)

Netflix moves a huge amount of video on the web, so I doubt it's that unpopular. Most people seem to be accessing it on their TVs, XBoxes and Roku style set top boxes though.

Netflix FWIK is limited to the US market. /me checking... :

Sorry, Netflix is not available in your country... yet

(I'm in EU)

On top of that, who wants to rip Netflix streams when you can get way better quality on the Bittorrent version?

And when it's not even impossible to do it even now

about 2 years ago
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UK In Danger From Electromagnetic Bomb, Says Defense Secretary

carnalforge Re:US and UK, best friends forever (268 comments)

Hi neighbor.

I cant agree more on what you say about the western "masters of puppets", expecialy in our region. Some of us more "blessed" than others in a point in time and all the opposite some other point in time.

I'm curious as what will happen next looking at the present, free market and finance mixed with greed and ignorance changed the world more than once, like this. What is different now is the new possibilities technology, especially instant communications and the big knowledge base that Internet brings in the table this time.

I'm albanian (from Albania, not Kosovo) BTW.

more than 2 years ago
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MS Removes HTTPS From Hotmail For Troubled Nations

carnalforge Re:Banned in China (147 comments)

Why to forward X? ssh -D is your friend

more than 3 years ago
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Debian Is the Most Important Linux

carnalforge Re:Totally off base (354 comments)

Must of what you said is true and fair, but i call bullshit on this:

Debian was one of the reasons that AMD64 support is as good as it is under Linux. The Redhat, gentoo, and slackware users that use the 64bit versions are benefiting from Debian getting their distribution to run on 64 bit platforms for years.

FWIK it was Andi Kleen from SuSE to port linux's kernel on AMD64. Quick googling:

http://www.x86-64.org/pipermail/announce/2001-June/000020.html

more than 3 years ago
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Debian Is the Most Important Linux

carnalforge Re:CentOS anyone? (354 comments)

That is not my experience. At all the places i've worked as a consultant in IT the only linux distro i've seen is RH. That is 10 years working on unix servers. Another thing that i've noticed is that non commercial distros are automatically banned, there should be some commercial entity with whom to share the blame when something goes wrong.
Maybe it's just Italy? I'm really curious on this.

more than 3 years ago
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IT Turf Wars: the Most Common Feuds In Tech

carnalforge Re:DBA vs. SysAdmin (217 comments)

While we are at this, once it happened to me to give some disk space to a DBA. That space was in a big storage, all baked by solid state disks. The day after i did it i got called from the DBA who started whining that it was slow. Went to his office and he showed me the "proof". It was this:

$ dd if=/dev/zero of=file_on_ssd count=8196000

more than 3 years ago
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IT Turf Wars: the Most Common Feuds In Tech

carnalforge Re:DBA vs. SysAdmin (217 comments)

Seems you've know only lame sysadmins. Like i've seen bad dba's. And judging on the RAID part of your comment (wich is something new for me and no, i'm not being sarcastic) seems you're talking about small servers. In my sysad experience, oracle or such had always been assigned some LUN from a big storage, on which i have no control and neither the expertise to configure. RAID is done in there, in hardware for the part involving HA as minimum. All i can do is volume management, chown that LUN (if raw partitions in use, or FS if not) to oraadmin and build the stripes based on the indications i get from the storage guy.
Trivial things like shared memory limits and such i know ... Im used to get some info for each product i have to install on the machines where i am root and i'm not shy to ask to the DBA or simply the person that needs my support for how to do my job easer and the result better for both of us.

more than 3 years ago
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IT Turf Wars: the Most Common Feuds In Tech

carnalforge Re:Retarded Senior Developers VS Good Developers (217 comments)

Amen to that.
And even when you are right, it's you who have to proof it as you're the last arriving one in the place, possibly in a way that does not hurt the other guy.

more than 3 years ago
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IT Turf Wars: the Most Common Feuds In Tech

carnalforge Re:Network vs. Servers (217 comments)

Never been working on network (well, professionally i mean) but nearly always when there is some network problem NOC and NOC people get called, first thing they say is that there is no malfunction on our part. And strange enough problems get resolved after 5/30 minutes after the call.
Now, reading the post of a net guy and knowing the reaction of normal loosers that first thing to blame is the network i can understand why it is so. But when someone from operations calls means (i hope at least) that i've gone at least the burden of checking iptables/pf/ routes, ping, ndd, ethtool kstat, arp and all before bothering another soul like me.
Though people act different, i cant speak just for me.

more than 3 years ago

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