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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

eneville Re:Economic Threat (258 comments)

That's an interesting thought, but survival of the fittest just means for the current environment. Once the environment in which the criminals thrive changes you end up with a set of criminals who are unfit for the current set of conditions. Or, say the farmers they poach off find ways to evade their drones. Criminals are clever people, don't ever underestimate them, yet they are also greedy and that ends up being their downfall. The pool of criminals genes to become "super" would need to know when to quit.

about 3 months ago
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Linux 3.15 Will Suspend & Resume Much Faster

eneville Re:Caution (117 comments)

When your cluster suddenly needs more power, you don't want to wait 10 minutes for POST, kernel booting, and copying quite a few GBytes from disk into RAM, when you can instead get up and running in a few seconds.

You may know ahead of time when your systems are most at work, say 0800-1800, so WOL at 0730, for exmple.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

eneville Observe the users (452 comments)

Observe the desktop users, see what they're doing, investigate FOSS alternatives that run on Linux. Find a distro that has all that working out the box. Customise the distro so that the default user setup has all that ready and waiting in the desktop menus. Congratulations! You're now a sysadmin on top of whatever you were before. If you like the sound of this, make it happen. If not tell your boss to employ a sysadmin to make the above happen, maybe you can get yourself in on the interview, maybe you can be his manager.

about 4 months ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

eneville Re:Real men run rash mode (641 comments)

c:\attrib +r +a +s +h *.* /s

Enabling "rash mode" makes dos 3.3 much faster. (I hope you keep a boot disk.)

I think what you meant was

C:\>attrib +r +a +s +h *.* /s

Running c:\attrib would look for attrib in the root. Where it won't be. You should try c:\dos\attrib which is down the stairs, second door on the right.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft's Security Products Will Block Adware By Default Starting On July 1

eneville Dealing with the problem at the wrong end (177 comments)

Why disable software once it's installed? Shouldn't you at least attempt to stop the program getting installed first? Rather than open the front door and let the crap in, keep the door locked and screen your visitors.

about 4 months ago
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Daylight Saving Time Linked To Heart Attacks

eneville Re:Sleep -1? (240 comments)

The kids age the parents, it kills us off young, leaving valuable resources for the next generation, else the world would be over populated.

about 4 months ago
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Daylight Saving Time Linked To Heart Attacks

eneville Re:Sleep -1? (240 comments)

You're sticking to UTC by doing so. It's the human made clock that disrupts the biological, just ease into the new pattern.

about 4 months ago
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Daylight Saving Time Linked To Heart Attacks

eneville Sleep -1? (240 comments)

Go to bed an hour earlier then?

about 4 months ago
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The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

eneville Re:Laughable (260 comments)

So did the telephone, everyone /is/ within the same dialing space, that is pretty manageable.

about 4 months ago
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Yes, You Too Can Be an Evil Network Overlord With OpenBSD

eneville Good (49 comments)

Despite the other comments in this thread I'm going to stick my neck out and say "Excellent". OpenBSD pf/carp was an excellent piece of work, it's great to see the obvious being implemented in a nice way that makes sense. Why all the hate?

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

eneville Re:Text File with GPG (445 comments)

/tmp is disk on most distros. If you want to destroy the traces of it then you might want to use something like shred. If you have a specialist SSD for your /tmp then you may find that shred isn't good enough due to the internal RAID of the block device (see FusioIO), if you're paranoid. /tmp on Solaris is in RAM.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

eneville Re:Text File with GPG (445 comments)

I have a series of gpg'd text files, usually, for things like godaddy, storing username=password. More notes really. The only way I can think of to store my personal data.

about 5 months ago
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How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

eneville Re:Now and then.. (270 comments)

Reverse chronological I'm guessing?

about 5 months ago
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Will Microsoft IIS Overtake Apache?

eneville Re:Thank GoDaddy (303 comments)

Didn't MS help with the funding for that in some way, or offer support?

about 6 months ago
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Will Microsoft IIS Overtake Apache?

eneville Re:Very different when ... (303 comments)

Bytes, or even hits is a much better metric than "just up and serving a site". Just buying a bunch of domains, or even IP addresses is pathetic. IIS would not be my first choice for holding sites anyway, but that's my preference.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Command Line Interfaces -- What Is Out There?

eneville Re:Mod parent up (383 comments)

Yea...I wish Slashdot were an ANSI BBS too.

Then instead of some of the more inane comments, we could instead have gripping games of Legend of the Red Dragon, or Usurper.

Oh those were the days. LORD is still playable at places like http://www.3dham.com/telnet/index.html

about 6 months ago
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Enlightenment DR 0.18: Improved Compositing, Wayland Support

eneville Re:Good news (62 comments)

If on the other hand you want to take a look at a productive minimalist desktop, I suggest you try evilwm [6809.org.uk], which I think is the best [usenix.org.uk]. If you like GNU Screen you may also like Ratpoison.

about 7 months ago
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Boston Cops Outraged Over Plans to Watch Their Movements Using GPS

eneville Re:Funny that. (409 comments)

Despite all the dodging of traffic jams, lack of pay+display parking, MOT, insurance and road tax, I've never felt more liberated by being a cyclist.

about 8 months ago
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Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review

eneville Re:in sue happy america (519 comments)

anybody can sue anybody for anything. it doesn't mean you'll win, and even if you do your winnings may pale in comparison to your legal costs.

Once I sued my neighbor because her cat kept defecating in my potted plants. Judge said that I couldn't show any actual monetary damages, so that was the end of that.

You can always solve this problem with technology: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIbkLjjlMV8

about 8 months ago

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BBC Corrupted

eneville eneville writes  |  about 7 years ago

eneville writes "
Today the BBC made it official — they have been corrupted by Microsoft. With today's launch of the iPlayer, the BBC Trust has failed in its most basic of duties and handed over to Microsoft sole control of the on-line distribution of BBC programming. From today, you will need to own a Microsoft operating system to view BBC programming on the web.
— Matt Lee."

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eneville eneville writes  |  more than 7 years ago

eneville writes "It seems that all the advances in home computer hardware incur expensive use of power, the more MHz the more power it drains for top of the range equipment. Do any of the slashdot readers have any advice for purchasing a replacement computer that is reasonably fast, reasonably quiet and does not hurt the environment? The key point here is for lower power use whilst maintaining reasonable performance. Scaled up a little, this should also be good practice for business to implement, when I take a walk around a server room, or a data center I wonder just how much waste electricity is spent."

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