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No More Need To Reboot Fedora w/ Ksplice

eosp Re:Scary analogy (262 comments)

Or you could just run `ldconfig` to clean the library cache, go down to single user mode, and then back into multiuser mode. Everything but init restarts, and init can already restart itself if it detects a change.

more than 3 years ago

OpenSolaris Governing Board Dissolves Itself

eosp Re:What momentum may that fork have? (198 comments)

If there is a decent implementation of ZFS in the Linux or the BSD kernel, NetApp will sue the hell out of them.

Fixed that for you.

about 4 years ago

Guess My Speed and Give Me a Ticket, In Ohio

eosp Re:GPS (636 comments)

What part of ``don't admit to knowing anything'' is confusing you? If you tell them that you know that they're an officer, they'll know that you know. Now they have the upper hand!

more than 4 years ago

Slackware 13.1 Released

eosp Re:After a half dozen distros (155 comments)

Learn Slackware and you learn Linux. Learn Gentoo and you are Linux.

more than 4 years ago

London's Mayor Promises London-Wide Wireless For 2012 Olympics

eosp Re:Cash prize of £500 (130 comments)

I am Boris Johnson...and I am HUNGRY! HUNGRY!

more than 4 years ago

Firefox Is Lagging Behind, Its Co-Founder Says

eosp Re:Firefox plugins (646 comments)

Chrome's AdBlock still downloads the offending components; it just hides them from the user.

more than 4 years ago

Hot Aisle Or Cold Aisle For Containment?

eosp Re:What not to do. (181 comments)

(Though, I am told, the most important servers are permanently connected to a large matrix KVM switch)

KVM over IP is your friend.

more than 4 years ago

Juror Explains Guilty Vote In Terry Childs Case

eosp Re:Take some time and think (537 comments)

Or just the fact that he didn't make an I-got-hit-by-a-bus contingency plan.

more than 4 years ago

Rough Justice For Terry Childs

eosp Re:Not trying to be a troll here, but... (418 comments)

Yes, yes, yes. Even if he was not found guilty, the failure to document this stuff (even for the more innocent reason of getting hit by a bus) should make this guy unemployable in IT for the rest of his life.

more than 4 years ago

Terry Childs Found Guilty

eosp Re:This goes beyond the pale. (982 comments)

I'd call him unethical for not ensuring that the passwords were documented. What if he got hit by a bus and died? Then his replacements would be toast.

more than 4 years ago

Terry Childs Found Guilty

eosp Re:guilty of what? (982 comments)

Agree. Even if he wasn't guilty, the owners of the equipment need enough information to keep running if he gets hit by a bus, and any ethical admin would be quite willing to oblige (our typically large egos imply wanting others to view our work positively).

Even if he wasn't convicted, he should not have ever gotten a job in IT again.

more than 4 years ago

Terry Childs Found Guilty

eosp Re:Soooo (982 comments)

It was set up so that a password reset would conveniently wipe the firmware and settings. A perfectly good and quite complex configuration down the drain. And that would mean downtime.

more than 4 years ago

Terry Childs Found Guilty

eosp Re:Poor jerk. (982 comments)

The soldier's choice: disobey and take a bullet from your commander now, or follow the order and stretch rope later.

more than 4 years ago

Fate of Terry Childs Now In Jury's Hands

eosp Re:honestly... (530 comments)

Except that the contract of Childs said that he was not allowed to tell anyone but the mayor. They were asking him over a teleconference, where he didn't know who was on the other side (except that the mayor was not). He was thinking that he would be liable if he did give over the password.

more than 4 years ago

Red-Light Camera Ticket Revenue and Short Yellows

eosp Re:-1 False Assumption (976 comments)

Of course, California's also the state where you can be ticketed at the same time for impeding traffic and speeding. Yes, going too slowly and going too quickly. At the same time.

more than 4 years ago

Toyota Accelerator Data Skewed Toward Elderly

eosp Re:Starting from full stop ..... (776 comments)

Actually most won't activate until you're pushing the pedal yourself to around 20 mph or so.

more than 4 years ago

Twins' DNA Foils Police

eosp Re:Obvious Solution (209 comments)

Then they both confess, and you're exactly where you are now.

more than 4 years ago

Professors Banning Laptops In the Lecture Hall

eosp No problem (664 comments)

No problem for me. Even though I am a computer science student, I take notes on paper. Then I transcribe it into my personal wiki, getting twice the exposure to the material.

more than 4 years ago

Terry Childs's Slow Road To Justice

eosp Re:Disagreeing with the majority here... (253 comments)

  • He gave the password to the only person allowed by his contract, the mayor.
  • He did not give the password over the speakerphone to a room full of other people, including quite possibly some people to whom he was not allowed to give the password. This was the incident that got him arrested.
  • A supervisor should have had the password all along. If he was innocently hit by a bus, then the city's network would really be hurting. IT people need to learn that refusal to document does not make job security.
  • All people involved are asshats.

more than 4 years ago


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