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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

cyberspittle Damn cars (303 comments)

All the ozone from the exhaust of cars is the culprit. We just can't make enough ozone. Time to rev the engines.

about two weeks ago
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Heartbleed To Blame For Community Health Systems Breach

cyberspittle Re:Operating Systems (89 comments)

It is rare for Windows Server to run on bare metal. Most are run as a virtual machine. Hypervisors are the last thing customers update.

about two weeks ago
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Heartbleed To Blame For Community Health Systems Breach

cyberspittle Medical systems least likely to be updated (89 comments)

With always on and 0 downtime, they are the ultimate target to hack. No need for zero-day exploits. Now, one can get all the personal information they need from the most vulnerable of people. Really makes me sick.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

cyberspittle Easy technique ... (401 comments)

Just stop paying the damn bill. Eventually, it will be terminated and then you get a bill. Pay the bill and do not look back.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

cyberspittle Do it in C (536 comments)

Time to put on the DeVo and Whip It. Whip it good.

about 2 months ago
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If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

cyberspittle Re:H1-B out of date and no longer needed (341 comments)

I am not suggesting it, as it is already happening now (itt was already someone else's suggestion). More than half of my team is overseas. I am only needed now when certain customers require US-only person.

about 2 months ago
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If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

cyberspittle H1-B out of date and no longer needed (341 comments)

There really is no need to import foreign work anymore as most of it can be done in their own country. India is a good example, where employees abroad are able to work remotely. Most companies know and do this due to VPN to sponsor company in US. That is why Virtual Desktops is a growth industry! As an added bonus, they can be paid in native wages for their local country. Why would companies bring employees to the US, except if a physical presence is needed, i.e. farm work., etc.?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

cyberspittle No plans to wear a watch (427 comments)

I stopped wearing a watch when my last one broke over 10 years ago. I am surrounded by time - on my computer, the TV guide, cell phone, clock on microwave, clock on stove, clock on standard phone, time is everywhere. Why would I want to strap it on my wrist?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

cyberspittle Pick up a book and turn off the internet (254 comments)

Once you don't hear the noise, you can think. With no internet, you won't be able to cry for help and then have to work through your own problem. Don't worry about reinventing the wheel.

about 2 months ago
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Supermicro Fails At IPMI, Leaks Admin Passwords

cyberspittle Did anyone read the article before posting (102 comments)

In the article, SuperMicro has fix in update. However, the key takeaway is that thousands of people decided to not patch their SH1T. "This means at the point of this writing, there are 31,964 systems that have their passwords available on the open market. It gets a bit scarier when you review some of the password statistics. Out of those passwords, 3296 are the default combination." "Besides flashing, there is another (albeit unsupported) temporary fix. Most of the systems affected by this particular issue also have their “sh” shell accessible from the SMASH command line. If you login to the SMASH via ssh and run the command “shell sh”, you can drop into a functional SH shell. From there you can actually kill all “upnp” processes and their related children, which provides a functional fix. That is of course until the system is completely disconnected from power and reconnected, during which the IPMI module will reboot. This is what I have done for our own systems that were unable to be permanently fixed at this time. After continual monitoring, I am satisfied with the results and there has not been any noticeable impact on functionality."

about 2 months ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

cyberspittle Re:I just dont get it (646 comments)

Hey ganjadude, Where is team called NY Onodaga? Sorry, don't be offended, but ganjadude sounds like name of white man trying to be cool (when he is not). Like dad wearing sons clothes.

about 2 months ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

cyberspittle Re:No more worry about being counterfieted (646 comments)

That would be a good name. The double double-you. Whoa. WW. Looks hot. My other thought was the Washington Rednecks. If there was a jersey, I would buy it. That would be my team. Ha ha ha.

about 2 months ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

cyberspittle No more worry about being counterfieted (646 comments)

Counterfeited is now an option. Personally, I think a name change like Virginia Moonshiners would be cool.

about 2 months ago
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Code Spaces Hosting Shutting Down After Attacker Deletes All Data

cyberspittle I have no pity (387 comments)

So, after getting blackmail email, first course of action was to take matters into your own hands? The Cloud is just a tool to allow us to be tracked online. I'm going back to dial up and UUCP to select individuals in similar configuration. He he he

about 2 months ago
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Driver Study: People Want Fewer Embedded Apps, Just Essentials That Work Easily

cyberspittle Need MS Office embeded (148 comments)

I need Microsoft Office embedded app so I can work on business-critical documents.

about 3 months ago

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China about to face 1929

cyberspittle cyberspittle writes  |  about a year ago

cyberspittle (519754) writes "If you thought 1929 was a bummer, wait until you see waht is going on today in China's financial market. Let's hope there is no money run.
"n a worst-case scenario, absent intervention by policy makers, defaults at lenders with the most exposure and shakiest balance sheets could lead those institutions to fail. The damage could spread to other banks, setting off runs on deposits by ordinary Chinese. In the near term, markets will probably continue to be rattled, especially shares in financial institutions. ""

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Microsoft posts first ever quarterly loss

cyberspittle cyberspittle writes  |  more than 2 years ago

cyberspittle (519754) writes "Is nothing scared anymore? "The loss resulted from a $6.2B writedown of a soured online-advertising acquisition. The rest of its business appears healthy, though, buoyed by enterprise software while Windows 8 awaits its debut.""
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