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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

genghisjahn This! (452 comments)

"Now the problem is what works perfectly fine for me may be a horrible experience for some of my coworkers," So glad to hear some one advocating Linux say this. It's not all about MY experience and if YOU don't like it then that's YOUR problem.

about 5 months ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

genghisjahn Re:Crashplan (983 comments)

Got ya. (Puts down flame thrower).

about 6 months ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

genghisjahn Re:Crashplan (983 comments)

So you want free-multiTB-offsite-encrypted backup that completes in an hour? Backup is hard to do. I'm not sure what you're expecting.

about 6 months ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

genghisjahn Re:Crashplan (983 comments)

You can backup(encrypted) to a friends computer and not use CP stuff at all. Check out the Local and Offsite plan. https://www.code42.com/store/

about 6 months ago
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PC Shipments In 2013 See the Worst Yearly Decline In History

genghisjahn Re:I'm not worried... (564 comments)

I agree, only with a tad less snark. But you are right, most people do not need the full power of the PC. Email, Web, streaming video. If a device does those three things then what else do you need? What's that? It makes calls too? One less device to buy. Heck, most people don't use the full power of their phone.

about 8 months ago
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Experian Sold Social Security Numbers To ID Theft Service

genghisjahn Do you have anything without fraud in it? (390 comments)

Well, there's substantive fraudulent frolicking fraud sorbet. That hasn't got much fraud in it.

about a year ago
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No, the Earth (almost Certainly) Won't Be Hit By an Asteroid In 2032

genghisjahn Re:well... (142 comments)

I think your comment just undid your undoing of the aforementioned mod.

about a year ago
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Xbox One: No Always-Online Requirement, But Needs To Phone Home

genghisjahn Re:Gamestop already rip off customers (395 comments)

Sell the game yourself, there are a number of ways to do it. If you don't like going through the process of collecting payment, packaging the game and shipping it yourself, well, that's what you are paying GameStop for, not having to deal with the aggravation.

about a year ago
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IBM Researchers Open Source Homomorphic Crypto Library

genghisjahn Re:As someone who has to deal with HIPAA Requireme (130 comments)

None of the big players except Amazon's EC2 and Microsoft's Azure:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/07/25/security-privacy-amp-compliance-update-microsoft-offers-customers-and-partners-a-hipaa-business-associate-agreement-baa-for-windows-azure.aspx
http://arstechnica.com/business/2011/09/amazon-cloud-earns-fisma-government-security-accreditation/

about a year ago
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The Paradox of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

genghisjahn Re:One can't be 100% transparent (266 comments)

So, due to the nature of their work, Wikileaks needs to keep some things secret. Governments can't follow the same rationale?

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It a Good Idea To Incorporate?

genghisjahn You got a job... (293 comments)

....reading about mobile app development?

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Defines Good Developer Culture?

genghisjahn Not reading /. (239 comments)

Do I need to tell you I'm joking?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Science-Fiction/Fantasy For Kids?

genghisjahn Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein (726 comments)

It's great for kids. About a young boy and his father who emigrate to a terra-formed Ganymede.

more than 2 years ago

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Selling in the digital age and WOTC's pdf saga.

genghisjahn genghisjahn writes  |  more than 5 years ago

genghisjahn (1344927) writes "A great blog post about the WOTC/PDF thing and why they probably don't care if you don't like it. Don't freak. He's on our side. From the article... "The applicable one here being that someone at Wizards of the Coast — not the whole company by any means, but someone — is working furiously to rebottle the Internet genie. Furiously. This person has no idea how to behave when the business of selling electrons turns out to have different, and largely uncharted difficulties compared to selling atoms. And no idea what to do when the customer becomes a participant in the product.""
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