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The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

desertfool Re:Over what time interval? (528 comments)

Exactly my thought. You may be completely freaking clueless, but seeing 100TB leaving will leave a mark. Hell, I noticed a very minor routing (inbound) issue between ISP's in netflow data a few years ago just by looking at graphs.

Wow. Just wow.

about two weeks ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

desertfool Re: In other news (358 comments)

He said he called his wife. He wasn't paying attention.

about 6 months ago
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North Korea: Male University Students Required To Get Kim Jong-un Haircuts

desertfool Re:Debunked. (110 comments)

Kind of sad what Slashdot has become. When CNN is already reporting this as a fake, for it to appear here is a joke.

about 9 months ago
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Krugman: Say No To Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner

desertfool Re:Ok (187 comments)

Time to kill my Karma....

I was living in Arizona at the time of the rolling blackouts in California. I remember newspaper stories about how APS and TEP (Arizona power companies) were planning to build power lines to northern Mexico to sell their excess power. Now, I don't know what power lines existed between Arizona and California at the time, but I would assume 2 big power companies with excess power (to the point they wanted to build lines across the border!) would have been able to add power to southern California.

about 10 months ago
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Target's Internal Security Team Warned Management

desertfool Re:Blown Out of Proportion (236 comments)

I wish I had mod points.... +1 Funny

about 10 months ago
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The Physics Behind Waterslides

desertfool Re:Just curious (79 comments)

I was at a water park/resort in the Wisconsin Dells for the better part of last week. Not only does my kid enjoy it, but I enjoy it as well. It gets tiring continually climbing 3 or 4 flights of stairs, but it is well worth it.

And bikinis. Lots of bikinis. I think I got whiplash.

about a year and a half ago
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Immigration Bill Passes the Senate, Includes More H-1B Visas

desertfool Re:ban some stuff like (274 comments)

And my 19 years in IT I owe to my BA in Portuguese.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?

desertfool Re:Probably too many. (363 comments)

You know, about 2 years ago I got rid of all the old copies I had. I didn't go back and 'reference' them. I just kept them. I figure they guys that pick up the recyclables thought they got a jackpot. Only have 1 or 2 on hand at a time. Anyway, this isn't Usenet in '95. You can get much more in 5 minutes of searching if you try.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?

desertfool Re:Probably too many. (363 comments)

It's easy. Put it down. Then do some else. /He says when replying to comments on /.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?

desertfool Re:The Economist (363 comments)

Short commute (I live in a small city/metro area) so I listen to WPR/NPR when I drive to and from work.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?

desertfool Re:The Economist (363 comments)

Down thread I list The Economist as well. I discovered early on that I can't get through it cover to cover in a week. I wish I had the time to read all of it every week. But, damn, it is the best of all the ones I read. It may be expensive but it is worth every cent. It is one that I and Mrs. Fool will not give up.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?

desertfool Probably too many. (363 comments)

1) The Economist. Gotta read that each week because the news in the US is too US focused.
2) Playboy. Had a subscription since '89. Don't judge me.
3) Wired. It's a good read.
4) Fast Company. It was insanely cheap. Now I know why.

Mrs. Fool gets "Good Housekeeping" and "Midwest Living".
The little Fool gets "American Girl" and "National Geographic Kids".

Sure, lots of dead trees, but you can't spend 100% in front of a screen.

about a year and a half ago
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U.S. Senate's Big Immigration Bill Seeks Centralized Database For H-1B Jobs

desertfool THANK GOODNESS! (251 comments)

This is a HUGE blessing. I have been working for a company that uses an offshore outsourcer for quite a few years. They suck the brains of the "re-badged" US employees, then let them go, then bring in kids from offshore to perform their jobs. This needs to stop. /sorry, but bitter. //seen too many good people lose their jobs then be replaced by people with no experience. ///this isn't enough.

about a year and a half ago
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Eric Schmidt: Regulate Civilian Drones Now

desertfool Re: How would you feel about it? (420 comments)

I was going to say something similar. This comment from the CEO of the company that drove down my street snapping pictures of my house.

Good God, I hate Google.

about a year and a half ago
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NetWare 3.12 Server Taken Down After 16 Years of Continuous Duty

desertfool Re:IPX & IPv6 (187 comments)

I guess I should be clear: IPX was layer 3.... SPX was layer 4. The use of the mac address in the IPX address reminded me of the use of the mac address in IPv6. The network address in the first part of the IPX address was the network. But you could assign any network address you wanted. So it had that shortfall.

about a year and a half ago
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NetWare 3.12 Server Taken Down After 16 Years of Continuous Duty

desertfool Re:IPX & IPv6 (187 comments)

Kind of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internetwork_Packet_Exchange

about a year and a half ago
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NetWare 3.12 Server Taken Down After 16 Years of Continuous Duty

desertfool Re:Is this supposed to be a good thing? (187 comments)

I have very fond memories of 3.12, running a few site servers in the US, Mexico and Honduras. Although installing or patching was a pain with boxes of floppies to feed in to the server. It did what I asked it to do.

When I first looked at IPv6 addresses I had an IPX flashback. When we transitioned to IP from IPX (and to NT 4) I thought "these numbers seem finite compared to what is possible in IPX."

Whatever happened to the "Old Novell Guys" website from the late '90's? I am one. /Sorry if I am rambling.

about a year and a half ago
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White House Petition To Make Cell Phone Unlocking Legal Needs 11,000 Signatures

desertfool Why can't I vote in private (193 comments)

I can vote in private for just about everything, but to sign this I need to sign in? No thank you.

about 2 years ago
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Typing These 8 Characters Will Crash Almost Any App On Your Mountain Lion Mac

desertfool Cool! (425 comments)

It not only crashed Safari, but also crashed the bug report when I typed what I did to cause the crash!

This is fun!

about 2 years ago

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