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User Plea Means EISA Support Not Removed From Linux

cyberspittle Re:Crusty Hardware (189 comments)

I have a NICE Super EISA with plenty of EISA cards in it. 2MB ATI Mach32 EISA. 3COM 10/100 EISA, Adaptec EISA, additional Mach64 on the 1 VLB slot. RAM maxed out to 256MBs (16 16MB SIMMS) with interleave enabled. It was meant to run Netware 3.12, but I used it for IBM OS/2 Warp (version 3), until I downloaded original Slackware floppy images via the ISA 33.6 MODEM (in EISA lost). Have a Crystal Semi sound card (ISA in EISA slot). CPU been upgraded to a Trinity Stacker 133Mhz from the original 486DX2/66, which was upgraded from a 486SX25. I keep this old beast in a full AT tower (has the large L-shaped power supply).

about a week ago
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Belgian Raid Kills 2, Said To Avert "Major Terrorist Attacks"

cyberspittle This is news for geeks? (257 comments)

I prefer technology

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Options For Cheap Home Automation?

cyberspittle Leviton VPT24-1PZ (189 comments)

I use the above for external lights to come on automatically at sunset and turn off at specified time. It requires your location as the sunset and sunrise change everyday, which makes it a great product. It works with CFL and LED bulbs. Internally, I have lights with switch to turn them off after 15, 30, 45, or 60 mins (bathroom fans, etc.) and others with motion detection. The above is a great intro to electrical wiring. I prefer anything that is not connected to TCP/IP, as WIFI and internet are both dangerous attack vectors. Internet of Devices are dangerous!

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?

cyberspittle Get Readers (464 comments)

I have separate readers I bough online from eyebobs. They work great for reading and in front of computer.

about a month ago
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The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

cyberspittle Nose picking bathroom break (420 comments)

I've found that those disgusting personal habits, such as picking boogers, requires a proper bathroom break. I am a bit disgusted by those that do not use a bathroom break to clean their nose (among other things).

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Paying For Linux Support vs. Rolling Your Own?

cyberspittle Re:inherit risk? (118 comments)

It was likely voted in or some other means. Not all submissions go straight to front page. It is a slow day, so why not have group discussion to kill the time until we really have something to talk about.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Paying For Linux Support vs. Rolling Your Own?

cyberspittle Liability (118 comments)

The only issue is that certain employees have the knowledge and should something happen to them, the business may be in trouble. By paying for support, you place the burden on an entity, which is responsible. It all comes down to question for CIO/etc if they should lose an employee, how will that impact the business.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Convincing My Company To Stop Using Passwords?

cyberspittle Smart cards (247 comments)

with smart cards, they can be used for building, room access, log into system, and digitally sign emails. Seems stupid not use them. Wonder if it would have helped Sony?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?

cyberspittle NON-Coders contribute the most! (488 comments)

Non-Coders are the drug user equivalent. Non-Coders create demand. IF no one used Open Source, where would it be now?

about 2 months ago
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Co-Founder of PayPal Peter Thiel: Society Is Hostile To Science and Technology

cyberspittle Its not the technology - it is the tech company (238 comments)

When high tech companies offshore cash to avoid taxes, it is no wonder people don't trust the technology. They don't trust the technology companies.

about 4 months ago
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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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

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2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past

cyberspittle cyberspittle writes  |  about 1 month ago

cyberspittle (519754) writes "Tentative new work from Julian Barbour of the University of Oxford, Tim Koslowski of the University of New Brunswick and Flavio Mercati of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics suggests that perhaps the arrow of time doesn’t really require a fine-tuned, low-entropy initial state at all but is instead the inevitable product of the fundamental laws of physics. Barbour and his colleagues argue that it is gravity, rather than thermodynamics, that draws the bowstring to let time’s arrow fly. Their findings were published in October in Physical Review Letters."
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China about to face 1929

cyberspittle cyberspittle writes  |  about a year and a half 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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