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PHP 5.6.0 Released

eneville Re:Now almost as useful as python was 5 years ago! (118 comments)

Why didn't you resolve those dependencies as root yourself, the installer presumably shows what it dose when it fails as a non-root, even if it doesn't do this you can work out the name of the required package. It's normal to run a script and find that it uses some library that you don't have already. Ever tried a java web archive? Just plonk that in the tomcat ROOT dir and it installs automatically, you don't even have to run it. That's priceless.

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

eneville Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

Boot up performance is one of the things in its favour. For that alone many people will want it rightnow so there's a lumbering mass gravitating to distros that implement. I for one welcome our new systemd overlord, not because I like it, but because I like the boot performance.

about three weeks ago
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When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model

eneville Re:"abuse" (257 comments)

no one pays to use FB or twitter, as such if they change their page for whatever reason, so what?

The advertisers pay for you to use FB, that's who pays. So, if I pay a lump for an advert on FB for a day, and people switch off, I'd get pissed.

about three weeks ago
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When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model

eneville Re:Free market (257 comments)

Indeed, the phrase "you get what you pay" comes to mind. The moment big corporations in the UK (BT, I'm looking at you) off-shored their customer service things went downhill for the ISP. However, in that void PlusNet grew (from Force9) into a very successful ISP who promotes northern broadband and they do indeed have UK call centres who you can understand. They may be marginally more expensive but it goes to show that people in the UK are starting to vote with their feet and choose a company that they can speak to. I'm using PlusNet and BT as an example as they're mostly interchangeable in terms of media.

about three weeks ago
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For Fast Internet in the US, Virginia Tops the Charts

eneville Re:Fiber to the Home (98 comments)

What I have, 8mbps downstream, £9.99/month, does the job. Yeah, you can get better than this, but I don't /need/ fast. I just need reliable. My mobile phone can give me better speeds, for example. What I could have: 50mbps - £10/month 100mbps - £15/month 125mbps - £22.50/month I've not switched as it results in me having to change providers and that means having another hole drilled in the wall. These prices are also only for the first twelve months, they increase by ~30% thereafter.

about a month ago
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For Fast Internet in the US, Virginia Tops the Charts

eneville fastest (98 comments)

Fastest post

about a month ago
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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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 5 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

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BBC Corrupted

eneville eneville writes  |  more than 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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