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New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

ebvwfbw Re:Attack Vector (164 comments)

Market share?.

Hahaha, sorry, i couldn't resist.

Also not true. Most web servers today are STILL Linux/Unix. Microsoft never did take that even with their fake azure stuff.

3 days ago
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Microsoft's Missed Opportunities: Memo From 1997

ebvwfbw What they should have done? (161 comments)

This memo isn't in context. Back at this time they were in the midst of an anti-trust action. Microsoft missed the perfect opportunity. Here's what they should have done:

1) Sell the windows/dos OS to IBM. Lock, stock and barrel, they keep their apps/office. No brainer, probably could have bagged 20 Billion for that.
2) About 3-4 months later, move all the office and apps to Linux. Again, a no brainer. They also get to screw IBM again like they did with OS2. I know they had an effort to migrate their apps in 1998 in a middle eastern country that is in the news.
3) Dismiss the action against them since IBM has the crappy OS now. They get a real OS that they don't have to worry about. Linux gets a unified GUI and apps. By now Windows would be just another bad joke, like Exec 8 and MVS.

Without that OS still around, the whole world would be different today. Probably for the better.

5 days ago
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Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

ebvwfbw Sounds good (106 comments)

The easiest person in the world to fool is yourself.

about a week ago
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Researchers Develop New Way To Steal Passwords Using Google Glass

ebvwfbw Re:Cover your input (116 comments)

For the last couple of years I have been completely covering any input I give to a phone unlock or ATM PIN given. With cameras everywhere, this was only a matter of time.

Should have picked a better pin than 0000.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Often Should You Change Jobs?

ebvwfbw Every year, for a while (282 comments)

Cycle every year if you're a stud. That's about as long as it takes to get a gig, do a good job and set up for the next one while doubling your rate. Eventually you'll flame out. If the gig is good and you can continue, do that. Keep your skills up. You can be fired tomorrow.

about two weeks ago
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CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking

ebvwfbw Are you a heavy drinker? (454 comments)

Used to be if a man drank over 21 drinks a week, he's a heavy drinker. About 14 for women. Now it's 8 a week for women, 15 for men.

http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/faq...

Some say - don't drink at all.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

ebvwfbw What's worse than Win 8? (516 comments)

Win 7 running under Citrix. Everyone gets a VDI! All 5000-9000+ of us and they wonder why it's a POS. Even though it's running on a perfectly good PC to begin with. Nope, gotta centralize and use 2X (at least) the licenses. Slow I/O? Well, buy more servers to slow it down even more!

Funny... but I know where this is the case and it's far from funny.

about 1 month ago
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Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy

ebvwfbw Premise was wrong (772 comments)

Creationalism, Evolution in its various (heh evolved/revised) forms are just theories.

Stick to science. Scientific method. By that evolution was disproved years ago and replaced with a new theory called the same thing. Seems to me at least three times in just my lifetime. To measure scientific ability by a belief in evolution is just a political test. It's good they admit this now, something I told them 40 years ago to the look of deer in headlights.

Scientific method, wonderful stuff. Disproves all kinds of political BS if they would just apply it.

about 2 months ago
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HP Makes More Money, Cuts 16,000 Jobs

ebvwfbw Re:Printer Ink (288 comments)

Asked a long time employee about that. What happend to HP equipment on the bench, hospital, etc. He said the Compaq managers came in, some accounts that made it in from digital and did the same thing all over again. Outsource everything, that'll solve it! Yes, solve it into insolvency. Now hospitals have Phillips/Seimans equipment. Frequency counters - who knows. Industries they used to own, given away.

Don't know HP anymore. That company died for me years ago I think. Maybe Meg can fix it. She's on the right track.

about 2 months ago
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Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet

ebvwfbw Re:It doesn't matter (453 comments)

Tell you what. Come up with 10 billion (USD) (used to be 3, adjusted for inflation) and I'll get you to the moon and back within 10 years.

about 2 months ago
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Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet

ebvwfbw Re:next 50 to 100 years? (453 comments)

Well, I'd argue it like this: The only means of interstellar communication we know of so far is Electromagnetic waves. ...

And I'd argue that you're not up to date. Gravitation waves were discovered in the 1990s. Theory is that with gravitation you can traverse the entire universe in a matter of seconds, like touching a spider web in any place effects the entire web. Of course, you're mileage may vary since T&S is relative.

about 2 months ago
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Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

ebvwfbw Re:frosty piss (664 comments)

As a devil's advocate, US police are woefully underfunded. They might get a bunch of SWAT stuff from the government, but actual basic policing, substations, and other items needed to process all but murders and attempted murders are not funded. ...

Man do they have you snowed. They have plenty of money. Read the budget sometime. Probably get you really, really pissed. Doesn't matter which one, city/county/state budgets.

about 3 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

ebvwfbw Re:Many innoncet people on death row (1198 comments)

The people yelling the loudest for death penalty are white males.

Care to site any study on that? I didn't think so.

It is very important that anyone that is on a jury understand it's a trial. The defendant may be innocent. Just because you are there doesn't mean he's guilty. Just becase the defendant is an asshole like Mike Tyson was on the stand, that doesn't mean he was guilty. I don't think Mike was guilty.

about 3 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

ebvwfbw Re:Sick bastards (1198 comments)

They'll think we were the only sane ones. All the crazy sick bastards that insist on keeping very dangerous people locked in a cage their entire life like an animal. That's sick. Have a rabid dog, put it down. Have a rabid guy, put him down too.

about 3 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

ebvwfbw Re:Why not just use sedatives? (1198 comments)

Why are they experimenting with 3-drug combinations when they could just use sedatives? They work just fine for putting pets "to sleep".

I know... I don't understand why this is so hard. Little chloroform to go old school or so many other ways to do it. Give him a fatal dose of heroin for example. Fly him to the moon.

about 3 months ago
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Amazon Embodies the Gender Gap in Tech

ebvwfbw Pay gap myth? (302 comments)

I disagree, it isn't a myth, it's an outright lie and they know it. http://www.humanevents.com/201...

Gender baiting along with race baiting from this administration.

about 3 months ago
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New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas

ebvwfbw Re:Having a private pilots license (269 comments)

It's not for everyone. If you aren't comfortable doing it, don't do it. Just like flying into IMC. There's this site - https://www.sharemysky.com/ . Been around for years. It's generally none of the FAA's business what you're doing as long as you're not doing commercial stuff and they stay out of it. It's only when there's an accident or someone complains. Then you've got some explaining to do. Did you keep records? How much did you pay, they pay, etc.. I always pay about $5 more so even an idiot can't take issue with it. Not that this matters of course. If they want to screw you good, they'll do it.

I just like the idea that if I'm going to be up there anyway and I can help someone, I'd like to do that. Hope that the good deed doesn't go punished.

about 3 months ago
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New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas

ebvwfbw Re:um... (269 comments)

As a pilot, I'm not sure how to take your remark. I'm pretty sure the rigorous training and medical certifications I've completed will have you in much safer hands than the trip you take to the grocery store from your house. What are the requirements for driving a 3 ton vehicle these days, heartbeat and visit to the local DL office?

I've looked into this over the years, you're safer in the car. Turns out GA as a group is almost identical to a motorcycle. If you fly a lot, maintain the plane well, actually check the gas before you leave and have enough gas to get to where you're going you are probably slightly better than the car ride.

about 3 months ago

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