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Linus Chews Up Kernel Maintainer For Introducing Userspace Bug

el_tedward The guy just didn't seem to understand his mistake (1051 comments)

At first, anyways. If you check:

He basically goes on to agree with most of Linus' points after a few back-and-forths. He was apparently trying to make certain error messages more uniform, which certain higher level pieces of software didn't appreciate.

about a year and a half ago

Employees Admit They'd Walk Out With Stolen Data If Fired

el_tedward And how much data ACTUALLY walks out? (380 comments)

Everyone preaches about the insider threat, even though less than 4% of all incidents come from insiders.. If you count by the number of breached records, insiders make up less than 1% of all breached records (though, arguably, they may be breaching records that are more valuable)

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Tech Manufacturers With Better Labor Practices?

el_tedward Does assembly count? (375 comments)

I recently bought a laptop from System76. I know they at least assemble their stuff in Americuh. And they support teh linux too, so thats cool.

more than 2 years ago

EU Shipping Sector Cyber Security Awareness "Non-Existent"

el_tedward Re:Larger Issues (55 comments)

I'm willing to bet that there's a computer hooked up to a thingy hooked up to another thingy you don't want to go crash boom on a boat or port somewhere.

Is that computer hooked up to the internet? There's a good chance it is, but it's not like computer security ceases to be an issue when you disconnect from the internet.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Get Non-Developers To Send Meaningful Bug Reports?

el_tedward Re:Make the users fill in a form... (360 comments)

If you can, try meeting with your users face to face. The more you can facilitate communication, the better. Relaying through email or ticket posts can be a slow and arduous process. If you can instead spend a few minutes IM'ing them, or talking to them on the phone, you may be able to make more progress.

There are two sides to this communication process. There is your users educating you about their needs and requirements and the problems they are facing with your software, and there is you educating the users on how to make better recommendations and bug reports.

Also, most of the stuff in here is just a bunch of despair and people saying "fuck it" to communicating with those who are less technical. It's always going to be a problem, and it will always be an impossible challenge if you look at it with the same attitude.

more than 2 years ago

Lawmaker Proposes Cyberthreat Sharing Group

el_tedward Infragard? (41 comments)

Yeah, they don't do any of that.

more than 2 years ago

Half Life of a Tech Worker: 15 Years

el_tedward Re:Hookers vs Aldous Huxley (473 comments)

So, basically.. If one was to rewrite this in a way that isn't an intentional mind fuck:

Corporations hire young people, but don't know how to nurture someone to be useful to the corp when they get older.

A better way of doing things would be to try to keep your good talent around and murder your not so talented talent. Then mentor them so they can continue to develop and be useful when they're older.


more than 2 years ago

RSA Blames Nation State For Cyber Attack

el_tedward Re:Defective as designed. (145 comments)

Bit of a plug for some people I have met, but if you check out Duo Security, they have some neat stuff where you can avoid the whole adding a second password as two factor authentication. Instead, you're authenticating a login through your phone (can either be through their app, or a phone call from a nice robotic lady). They also offer methods similar to RSA's. I don't know off the top of my head if you can configure it to only allow certain types of two factor auth.

more than 2 years ago

Teach Your Router New Tricks With DD-WRT

el_tedward Re:Stale Firmware (257 comments)

But that would require them to like.. UPDATE IT. That's expecting way too much.

For other SOHO network devices with proprietary firmware, I imagine it's much worse.

more than 2 years ago

Who Makes Your Favorite Networking Gear?

el_tedward Re:Openbsd (322 comments)


about 3 years ago

Who Makes Your Favorite Networking Gear?

el_tedward Openbsd (322 comments)

I like openbsd, or just something unix based on a cheap old desktop.

Still working on finding a network card I can use to setup openbsd for wireless as well..

about 3 years ago

Ground-Based GPS Mimic Is Inch Perfect

el_tedward Re:Where's the First Post? (140 comments)

You'll need to unplug the router and plug it back in first.

more than 3 years ago

LulzSec Suspect Arrested By UK Police

el_tedward Lulzsec's Twitter feed: (361 comments)

"Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it's all over now... wait... we're all still here! Which poor bastard did they take down?"


more than 3 years ago

The last time I switched my usual GUI:

el_tedward Re:GNOME 2 (249 comments)

I'd really encourage you to give it a try; just load up a live cd/usb or something. At worst, you'll lose maybe 20 or 30 minutes of your life :p

more than 3 years ago

The last time I switched my usual GUI:

el_tedward Gnome 3 (249 comments)

There are some things I don't like about it, the lack of being able to choose themes and other options to customize it, but besides that, I gatta say it's pretty darn nice. Though, once the fun of making all the windows slide into the middle of the screen, I don't know if I will stay with it.

more than 3 years ago

WikiLeaks In New Legal Battle

el_tedward Re:EFF (86 comments)

I'll bite.

What about the new york times and bazillions of other news organizations? How does the type of organization you are determine the legality of ones actions?

more than 3 years ago

EC2 Outage Shows How Much the Net Relies On Amazon

el_tedward Re:Except they didn't work. (147 comments)

I guess what we should learn from this is to put your failover in separate regions, not separate availability zones?

more than 3 years ago

Russia Backs Down On Skype, Gmail Ban

el_tedward Re:ban at what scope? (52 comments)

They need pass no law to achieve that, an executive order would be enough.

I'm not sufficiently familiar with the current Russian legal system. Would no legislative action be needed to require all government employees and contractors to only communicate work details through government-approved systems?

The president has quite a lot of power in Russia, and can pass "directive" without any sort of legislative review, so long as it does not go against an existing law or the constitution.

more than 3 years ago

DHS Chief Wants Better Algorithms For Analyzing Intelligence Data

el_tedward Re:Yeah right (108 comments)


more than 3 years ago



Dancing Flash Mob Arrested at Jefferson Memorial

el_tedward el_tedward writes  |  more than 3 years ago

el_tedward (1612093) writes ""According to several reports across the internet, five protesters were arrested by U.S. Park Police at around 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the Jefferson Memorial for dancing in silence. Touted as "civil danceobedience," the dancers were there protesting a recent court decision earlier this month that upheld a ban on dancing within the memorial. Among those arrested were Adam Kokesh, the man forcefully arrested in the video, and Edward Dickey, the event organizer.""
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