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How Silk Road Bounced Back From Its Multimillion-Dollar Hack

deadweight Re:better than FDIC (48 comments)

I had a bank robber come in line behind me. I deposited my paycheck and left. He robbed the teller and made off with my check. ME: Where is my paycheck? BANK: We got robbed and the robber took it. ME" Who is "we"? YOU got robbed, you have insurance. I saw the FDIC sticker on the door. BANK: The funds will be in your account tomorrow. ME: Thanks

yesterday
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Expert Warns: Civilian World Not Ready For Massive EMP-Caused Blackout

deadweight Country not ready for huge asteroid or Godzilla (270 comments)

I just happen to sell asteroid repellent and giant lizard repellent. If you order before midnight, you can get some ginsu knives too.

3 days ago
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SpaceX Successfully Delivers Supplies To ISS

deadweight Re:I just can't get excited about SpaceX (87 comments)

AFAIK in 1972 we could launch a Saturn 5 to the moon. I think we regressed back to maybe the 1950s watching Soviet cosmonauts and wishing we could be up there.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

deadweight Re:How's your Russian? (389 comments)

Well they got us into TWO world wars, so we can do WW III and WW IV and just be EVEN.

4 days ago
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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

deadweight Re:Yeah? (359 comments)

Actually back in the 80s some Fords were considered pretty hot cars in the UK. I had UK friends move here, buy a Ford Escort, and be puzzled as to why the car sucked and no one was impressed by it LOL. Ford is now very much doing the "world car" thing. Even the "gasp" Mustang is being EU-ified.

5 days ago
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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

deadweight Re:Yeah? (359 comments)

It sounded like you said Americans are unfamiliar with European cars, which is not the case. BTW, driving a Mazda now because I got tired of BMW "quality". All 4 window regulators let loose, the sunroof shade broke, had to replace the ignition coils, 2 water pumps, a radiator, and an expansion tank. ALL of them very well known and never fixed flaws. So far at 140,00o miles the Mazda is tires/brakes/and a battery ;)

5 days ago
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

deadweight Re:Just one more reason (258 comments)

California prison-guard unions are/were well known for lobbying for stricter drug laws to increase their client base ;)

about a week ago
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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

deadweight Re:Yeah? (359 comments)

WTF? I have owned 2 VWs, 2 Mercedes, 1 Porsche, 1 Volvo, and 1 BMW. I live in the USA and these cars were not unusual. No one came up to me and said "Wow - WHAT is that car with the blue and white thing on it?" European cars and their "quality" are hardly an unknown in most of the USA. I am sure some beat coal mining town has only old pickup trucks, but outside of that........ BTW, "quality" is in quotes because exactly NONE of those cars was anything close to a Lexus in build quality.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

deadweight my monthly nightmare (293 comments)

We are a 100,000+ user operation. Our patch tracking and approval process is a giant paperwork nightmare that does nothing useful. I would get Microsoft Security Baseline Analyzer, run the report after Patch Tuesday, and send it to the management types. Say look at this nice list of required patches. If there are no objections, we will roll them out :D

about a week ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

deadweight Re:Rewarding the bullies... (797 comments)

Not all at once. You have heard of workplace violence and "going postal", right? These workers also go to malls and bowling alleys. The shooters want to take their revenge at the site of their humiliation, not at some random place.

about a week ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

deadweight Re:Rewarding the bullies... (797 comments)

In my experience a significant number of bullies think being a school administrator is a *perfect* way to extend their bullying lifestyle for decades.

about a week ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

deadweight Re:Rewarding the bullies... (797 comments)

No - because the kids he hates are there because he GOES THERE. The *one* nutcase that attacked the elementary school was an outlier.

about a week ago
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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

deadweight Re:NSA boogeyman (171 comments)

WTF??? I can only say so much on here, but NO WAY are NSA employees running around being "agents". If some guy knocked on my door and said he was an NSA agent I would be falling over laughing.

about a week ago
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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

deadweight Re:NSA boogeyman (171 comments)

Ah.........NO. Let us just say I live in an area where you can meet these people and they are NOT agents. ROFLMAO

about a week ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

deadweight Re: instant access to computers around the world (275 comments)

Fun thing was knowing the local BBS Sysops.I could use "mysterious phreaking power" to "break into" someone's session. They never did figure out how I did it LOL ( I was at the BBS console - that's how!)

about a week ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

deadweight Re: instant access to computers around the world (275 comments)

In the early-mid 80s it was no sure thing your email and your friend's email addresses could find their way to each other. I do remember gopher and archie being very cool. The "web" was annoyingly slow to me when I first started playing with it. Also remember USENET! It still exists I guess - haven't looked - but rec.xxx had awsome "forums" and who can forget their first furtive foray into alt.binaries....

about two weeks ago
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New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas

deadweight Re:When the FAA chimes in (269 comments)

As a commercial pilot for many years I can tell you day 1 of "how to be a commercial pilot" class was why this scheme is totally illegal and that is before you hurt someone. Do so much as shut the door on someone's hand and lawyers will rip you so many new assholes you will be farting in 5 part harmony!

about two weeks ago
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New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas

deadweight 134-and-a-half FAIL (269 comments)

I am a commercial pilot. This scheme will fail because the FAA really really does not want anything like this going on. Flying people as paying passengers falls under part 135 or part 121 of the regulations. People have been trying there "134.5" scams for decades now and getting busted for decades as well.

about two weeks ago
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TCP/IP Might Have Been Secure From the Start If Not For the NSA

deadweight Re:Whenever I hear anti-NSA rhetoric... (149 comments)

Bletchley Park is in the UK. No doubt he would have hung, just wondering if he would have had a public trial. My guess is not. And yes - non-state actors are a bitch because they don't have anything you can threaten. The USA attacking their "home" country is often a GOAL of theirs, not a fear.

about three weeks ago

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Should I roll out Softgrid or something else

deadweight deadweight writes  |  about 6 years ago

deadweight (681827) writes "I am tasked right now with rolling out Softgrid to a large enterprise. 4.5 is still in Beta, so I have a little time to plan for once :) That said, is Softgrid my best solution? Does anyone else have suggestions for a competing product? Integration with SMS is a plus in our Windows shop."

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