Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

devman Re:more evil things to do elsewhere? (141 comments)

For those who don't get the joke. Larry owns most of the real estate on the the island of Lanai. Lanai also happens to be the name of a popular style of roofed patio that originates from Hawaii.

4 days ago
top

Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

devman Re:Only adds complexity (380 comments)

Some of this likely decision making by individual distros. If you do a base install with Arch Linux you'll get systemd and some other userland utils but not much else, and most of systemd-*d services will not be enabled by default which I discovered when my network didn't come up on first boot like I expected.

Personally I'm waiting to see if CentOS 7 will do a 'minimal' install spin like they did with 6.

5 days ago
top

A DC-10 Passenger Plane Is Perfect At Fighting Wildfires

devman Re:Hmmm .... (111 comments)

The guardian pod defends against shoulder launched rockets (MANPADS), they are usually guided by infrared targeting and pods defense mechanism jams this guidance system. The system is mainly designed to protect the plain during take-off and landing when the plane is most vulnerable to easily obtainable shoulder launched missiles. The missile that allegedly shot down MH17 was from a mobile SAM truck and would have been radar guided. A guardian pod would not have saved them.

5 days ago
top

AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

devman Re:You mean... (239 comments)

That is how all QoS works. You can only control what you send not what you receive. Often times, however, you can influence what people send you by controlling what you send them. An example would be stalling TCP ACK packets headed upstream for a particular connection will cause that connection to slow down.

about a week ago
top

The State of ZFS On Linux

devman Re:Still no SELinux support (366 comments)

The FAQ is outdated. SELinux support was added in the last release. I run a ZFS system on CentOS 6 with SELinux set to Enforcing and it works fine.

about two weeks ago
top

The State of ZFS On Linux

devman Re: Unfamiliar (366 comments)

1GB RAM per TB Storage is only needed if you require dedupe. Dedupe is honestly more trouble than its worth anyway and it isn't enabled by default. Without dedupe RAM requirements are closer to a standard fileserver.

about two weeks ago
top

The State of ZFS On Linux

devman Re:above, below, and at the same level. ZFS is eve (366 comments)

Anything that can be represented as a block device can added to a zpool. This also includes files which is handy when your trying to understand complicated interactions you can mock up a small zpool based on files instead of devices for testing.

On the otherside of the abstraction ZFS can also expose block devices called zvols that will be backed by the zpool. So if you wanted to run a dmcrypted EXT4 filesystem backed by a zpool you can certain do that using a zvol and still get all the benefits of ZFS integrity protection and snapshoting.

Plenty of layering can be done with ZFS.

about two weeks ago
top

Northwest Passage Exploration Ship Found

devman Re:Volcanoes (80 comments)

You've got it backwards. The mountain in Antarctica was named after the ship. The ship was named after the god. James Clark Ross discovered the mountains while sailing with the HMS Erebus and Terror.

about two weeks ago
top

The IPv4 Internet Hiccups

devman Re:IPv6 would make the problem worse (248 comments)

In addition to the other points brought up by other posters. Routing decisions occur only on the first 64 bits of an IPv6 address. There is no need to store the entire address.

about a month ago
top

The IPv4 Internet Hiccups

devman Re:Betteridge (248 comments)

Also routing only occurs on the first 64-bits of an IPv6 address, the router doesn't need to store the host last 64-bits of an IPv6 address.

about a month ago
top

Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

devman Re:Theft (368 comments)

There are legal remedies available if they send a bogus charge to collections. Several of them can be exercised without engaging a lawyer. It usually never gets that far, anytime I've had to call about a billing error it has been fixed over the phone.

The point of my original comment to say that one should not blindly pay bills with auto pay systems, the bill should be examined and errors corrected before sending payment. It doesn't take much effort to verify the bill is correct once a month.

about a month ago
top

Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

devman Re:Theft (368 comments)

This is exactly the reason I use electronic bill pay through my bank and don't use the service providers auto pay system. I like to see the bill before I authorize payment.

about a month ago
top

Idiot Leaves Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On the Highway

devman Re:Huh? (406 comments)

It is likely that if that is the case one of two things will happen. You'll be required to indemnify the manufacturer when you buy the car, individuals would then cover their risk with insurance policies, or you'll be required maintain an insurance policy on behalf of the manufacturer as a condition of using the vehicle, (or the cost of the policy for the life of the vehicle may be priced-in some how). Both of these have a nice feature that underwriting should provide a corrective market force (unsafe cars or autonomous driving systems cost more than safe ones to insure).

about a month and a half ago
top

Gmail Recognizes Addresses Containing Non-Latin Characters

devman Re:If only they recognized the difference... (149 comments)

In case you are asking this for real, this is a documented gmail feature.

https://support.google.com/mail/answer/10313?hl=en

You can actually log in with any variant of your username that includes 1 or more periods added in arbitrary locations.

about a month and a half ago
top

Old Apache Code At Root of Android FakeID Mess

devman Re:How can Java code be "native code"? (127 comments)

Native as in "comes with the OS", not as in "compiled to machine code". It is confusing, but that is what I make of it.

about 2 months ago
top

Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

devman Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

Yes and not long ago all US citizens had the right to be married to one person of the opposite gender of the same race. The Commonwealth of Virginia use the same argument that you are using now defending it, that the law was equally applied to all citizens. The supreme court said that that was incompatible with the 14th amendment.

No doubt eventually we will knock the gender caveat off of marriage too. While we are at it, lets just get the state out of marriage and just allow exclusive legal partnerships between any two consenting adults.

about 2 months ago

Submissions

devman hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

devman has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>