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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

exabrial This sucks (338 comments)

/me shows self to door

about 2 months ago
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California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

exabrial Re:Screwed... (327 comments)

I love in California how there are warning labels on everything. And no one cares.

about 2 months ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

exabrial Oh really? (377 comments)

So what alarmist hyper-environmentalist news stories are we to believe? Last time I checked, we had environmentalists screaming that fracking thousands of feet down leaks chemicals (sand, light hydrocarbons) through thousands of feet of permeable geological layers. If these layers are so permeable and the alarmists are telling the trough, how come it takes `thousands` of years to recharge the aquifers?

about 3 months ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

exabrial Re:Great Story! (443 comments)

I don't get why slashdotters are magnetized to such stories...

about 3 months ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

exabrial Re:NIMBY rules (433 comments)

We need a little more forward-looking NRC. Need research into alternative fuel types (breeder reactors, thorium cycle, pebble bed, etc). AP1000 is a great step forward, but we need competition with even more designs.

about 6 months ago
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Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection?

exabrial Re:Because no matter what Obama says (312 comments)

... so straight up yes or no, do you _really_ think the highest office in the USA had no prior knowledge of what was happening and this was all a genuine surprise?

about 6 months ago
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Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection?

exabrial Because no matter what Obama says (312 comments)

It was a program he approved and sponsored no matter what ignorance he claims. We need to hold him accountable, but unfortunately, there is an unhealthy celebrity love affair with this president that he is using to cover the usual dirt that comes with this office.

about 6 months ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

exabrial Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

Couldn't have said it better. Things would be better if _both_ sides of the argument respected and loved the individuals behind the opinions.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

exabrial Actually looking for a way to do this... (572 comments)

Malware is pretty easy to download over HTTPs, since an IDS can't fingerprint it. I've been looking for a firewall that can do this reliably, so I'd love to hear solutions that people have found work reasonably well.

Management has no interest in employee's personal lives. Hence we don't block facebook, youtube, etc. The goal is to keep the company asset's safe. Employees are made aware during their orientation that we have the ability to monitor their computers in every way. The message has been, if you want privacy, use your mobile device (and don't vote for Democrats and their spy programs).

about 7 months ago
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Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

exabrial Re:Probably the home router... (574 comments)

If you're using IP based sessions you're a moron. Only the RIAA/MPAA makes that argument.

about 8 months ago
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Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

exabrial The real crisis is the routing table size problem (574 comments)

Truth is NAT works just fine for the vast majority of cases, and makes a layered (IE not-eggs-all-in-one-basket) approach to security much simpler.


The real problem is routing table size with BGP. As we continue to divide the internet into smaller routable blocks, this is requiring an exponential amount of memory in BGP routers. Currently, the global BGP table requires around 256mb of RAM. IPv6 makes this problem 4 times worse.


IPv6 is a failure, we don't actually _need_ everything to have a publicly routable address. There were only two real problems with IPv4: wasted space on legacy headers nobody uses, and NAT traversal. IETF thumbed their noses as NAT (not-invented-here syndrome) and instead of solving real problems using a pave-the-cowpaths-approach, they opted to design something that nobody has a real use for.

Anyway, I'm hoping a set of brilliant engineers comes forward to invent IPv5, where we still use 32 bit public address to be backward compatible with today's routing equipment, but uses some brilliant hack re-using unused IPv4 headers to allow direct address through a NAT.

Flame away.

about 8 months ago
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Ubuntu To Switch To systemd

exabrial Nuts, upstart syntax is so easy (279 comments)

I really like upstart. The scripts are stupidly easy to write and understand, and the syntax is plain english.

Actually that's the only reason I like upstart. Maybe with Ubuntu onboard with systemd we can get an alternate, easier-to-use syntax than the default systemd.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?

exabrial unpopular view: Treason, Jail. For him, and Obama (822 comments)

Both guilty of Treason, failure to protect the constitution and deserve 10 lifetimes in jail. I have no doubt his actions will cost millions of human lives over the next 50 years.

The real problem is the American people and electing a president that is nothing more than a celebrity. Obama knew all this was happening, and was willfully complicit to let the government violate our rights. Unfortunate the hippies and liberals can't look past their retarded drum protests to bring Obama to justice for letting the government violate our rights (spying, without due process/warrants) and Snowden, for being so irresponsible in the way he revealed what was happening.

about 9 months ago
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A Climate of Violence?

exabrial Last paragraph is the best! (184 comments)

"I was surprised to see not a single reference to a real-world conflict that plausibly would not have occurred in the absence of observed climatic extremes. If the authors wish to claim a strong causal link, providing some form of case validation is critical."

Global Climate change is a serious issue, but 'science' like this only strengthens the opposition to any real change. Once again, climate 'science' is now just fear mongering. Way to go!

about a year ago
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

exabrial Re:What about new talent? (1501 comments)

Fucking fuck, grow a pair of balls. Despite what your mother's left tit convinced you of, the world isn't here to kiss your ass. If you are 'talented' as your egotisical writing claims, but you are unwilling to help those who hate you, you are worthless. YOU need to contribute something meaningful to the 7 billion people that outrank you, not the other way around. You are LAST. Just because you were born into privilege and opportunity to earn a college degree doesn't mean the starving kid in Africa deserves less. Stop thinking of your own butthole and contribute something and expect NOTHING in return. In the man time, enjoy a life of depression and anxiety while you rot away trying to make yourself happy through masturbatory comments about how 'good' you would have if been if you only could have maybe had of sort of maybe contributed to something way bigger than yourself.

about a year ago
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Relicensing of MySQL Man Pages Just a Bug

exabrial You mean Big Bad Oracle really isn't up... (68 comments)

I know Oracle is a supposed to be super evil lawyer driven blah blah blah... but just so we get the story straight, Monty sells MySql to Sun, Oracle buys Sun, Monty wants MySql back as MariaDb. At this point, Monty and the MySql community have cried wolf one to many fucking times. I really just don't care anymore.

about a year ago

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