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Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Personal Archive?

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:M-DISC (247 comments)

Also, with any optical disc storage you want to make sure to store them vertically. Gravity can do surprising things when given enough time.

I believe you're thinking of tape media, not optical. Tape needs to hang off the spools or else it will curl over time due to its weight.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Personal Archive?

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:M-DISC (247 comments)

Check out the study that DOD performed on M-Discs. They appear to be rock-solid :)

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Personal Archive?

h4ck7h3p14n37 Hardcopy, or maybe DNA? (247 comments)

Print all of your text documents on acid free paper in triplicate and store them in climate controlled facilities around the planet. Maybe even keep an extra copy on the Moon just in case. All of your digital files can be uuencoded before being printed out.

If you're really paranoid, you can encode everything into the DNA of some organisms and then distribute them throughout local and deep space with rocket ships and comets!

2 days ago
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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:What an idiot (180 comments)

Full disk encryption is great, but assumes that you won't have unlocked it for the attacker.

That's why you also encrypt sensitive files separately. You only unlock the file when you're actually using it and then lock it back up when done.

Just use dd to create some space to use, create a filesystem on the file and then apply your preferred means of encryption. Encrypted USB sticks are another good solution.

about a week ago
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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:Limited power to change working situation... (348 comments)

Have you tried asking your boss for the furniture you'd like to use?

I believe employers (in the US) are required to make reasonable accommodations for employee health concerns. Perhaps you could get a note from your physician stating that he recommends you use a standing desk (for example)?

about two weeks ago
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The Fixes Sony's DualShock 4 Controller Still Needs

h4ck7h3p14n37 Rez Trance Vibrator (59 comments)

If you think the DualShock 4 is bad, you need to take a look at the Rez Trance Vibrator for the PS2!

about two weeks ago
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The Fixes Sony's DualShock 4 Controller Still Needs

h4ck7h3p14n37 AA battery option (59 comments)

I dislike the fact the the DualShock 4 uses an internal battery that will eventually need to be replaced. I'd much prefer to use my rechargeable AA batteries since I have a bunch lying around. I also prefer it be heavier as I'm used to using the Xbox 360 controller with a Chatpad attached.

On the weekends I will play in binges of 8 to 10 hours or longer, so battery life can be an issue for me. As a result I tend to just leave a USB cable plugged into the controller at all times. I have also had problems with the controller when connected via USB. You need to be connected to a USB 3 port due to the power draw, the ports on my surge protector won't work, and I've noticed that sometimes the controller won't respond to the Playstation button to turn back on until I unplug the cable.

about two weeks ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

h4ck7h3p14n37 Shut the f* up! (291 comments)

What part of never talk to the police do people not understand?

I'm sorry officer, I know you're just doing your job, but I've been advised by an attorney to not answer any questions.

about two weeks ago
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Study: 15 Per Cent of Business Cloud Users Have Been Hacked

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:It's a lie! (72 comments)

It sounds like you're using a crappy vendor. We have a bunch of gear at Rackspace and I have to sign legal waivers when I access certain features of their portal such as the firewall management section. They have never assured me that our systems are secure given I have enough access to make things incredibly insecure.

Due to the nature of the data that we're working with we are legally obligated (PCI, HIPAA, etc.) to care about it being secure. If something does happen we are required to report a breach and can be fined by the government. We can't simply point to the vendor. Rackspace partners with companies such as Alert Logic (threat/vulnerability management), Imperva (traffic analysis, dynamic ip blocking, etc.) and Vormetric (data-at-rest encryption) in order to help us secure our environment.

about three weeks ago
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Little-Known Programming Languages That Actually Pay

h4ck7h3p14n37 LOGO (242 comments)

I'm currently working on my LOGO certification. I hear the pay can be good, especially if you've also got a background in Spirograph.

about three weeks ago
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Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:Priveldge Protest (573 comments)

Look at Eric Garner, sure it's a bit of a freak incident that the given amount of force was lethal, but if you use that level of force often enough you're going to get a lot of freak incidents. Were there other ways to approach that incident?

The given amount of force was not lethal. Garner was morbidly obese and died from a heart attack in an ambulance quite some time after he was taken down to the ground. Other ways to approach the incident? Sure, he could have cooperated with the police officers instead of resisting arrest. He also could have chosen to not break the law; from what I recall he had been arrested many, many times.

Cops are expected to deal with unstable potentially violent people, de-escalation should be their first priority, but when it comes to black people the instinct often seems to be to establish their authority instead.

Police _are_ the authority! If you don't try to fight with them you won't have to worry about them harming you. Their first priority should be to protect themselves.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:Nothing New for Sony... (391 comments)

The old MiniDisc players were pretty solid. You could throw them to the pavement and they'd work just fine.

about three weeks ago
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US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:I don't see the big deal here. (182 comments)

That doesn't excuse them in any way, shape, or form really. The PSN breach was big news and anyone with half a head on their head would pay attention and then take a look around their own office to shore things up.

You've never worked for a large corporation, have you?

about a month and a half ago
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New AP Course, "Computer Science Principles," Aims To Make CS More Accessible

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:Confused. (208 comments)

Why is the assumption made that it is a problem that women are underrepresented in CS?

Because there's money to be made and control to be gained by solving a made up problem?

about a month and a half ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:Race baiters (481 comments)

Citations please? I'm in Chicago and the kids getting shot are definitely armed.

about 2 months ago
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Big Data Knows When You Are About To Quit Your Job

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:Maybe, maybe not. (185 comments)

So you don't think that a combination of factors such as where you live, how much you get paid, relative market rates, current job market conditions, your recent payrises, your recent year end appraisal scores, where your partner works, your age, your time since last promotion or anything else the company has or can easily gain access to would be an indicator of how likely you are to leave?

I have never left a position for any of the reasons you listed. I have only left when the situation had deteriorated to the point where I couldn't stand being there another day. A toxic work environment, poor employee morale, job off-shoring, incompetent management, not promoting from within, not staffing appropriately/overwork, lack of professional growth, etc. are why I've left. By all of the metrics you listed I should have been happy.

If a company needs to use a computer algorithm to judge an employee's satisfaction with their job, then they probably don't know the employee well enough to be able to do so accurately.

about 3 months ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:This is silly (720 comments)

So you believe a thirteen year old kid with a paper route should be paid a wage high enough to allow him to move out and get a place of his own? That government should step in a prevent a person from taking a job that they want to work for the amount of money they're offered because it's not a "living wage"? That businesses should be forced to pay someone more than the value they bring to the business?

about 3 months ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:This is silly (720 comments)

The problem is that government programs often don't provide enough to help people escape poverty, or they are structured so they penalize people for saving money or getting a better job.

I would argue the best way to fight poverty is to donate money to local charities that fight poverty. We also need to be encouraging people to work hard, graduate high school and not get pregnant out of wedlock. For a great many people in poverty that's an uphill battle against cultural expectations.

about 3 months ago
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Austin Airport Tracks Cell Phones To Measure Security Line Wait

h4ck7h3p14n37 Why not use a single line? (168 comments)

There's one wait-time display for each line to go through security, so before they get in line, travelers can join the one with the shortest wait. In effect, they do their own load balancing, which can minimize the wait time for everyone.

Based on the airports I typically use I had assumed that all of them used a single line with TSA agents directing people to a particular lane. Wouldn't that be a simpler solution?

about 3 months ago
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Safercar.gov Overwhelmed By Recall For Deadly Airbags

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:Be competent? (120 comments)

The question that was posted reads, "what can sites serving an important public function do to ensure they stay running during periods of unexpected load?"

Yes, it's total overkill for this particular case, but that wasn't what was asked.

about 3 months ago

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Network Solutions DNS is Screwed Up

h4ck7h3p14n37 h4ck7h3p14n37 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

h4ck7h3p14n37 (926070) writes "It looks like Network Solutions has managed to really mess up their DNS servers. Not only are they returning incorrect results for valid domains, but they're also returning results for invalid domains.

dwiest@dfwdamian.vail: dig @ns1.netsol.com ftp.freebsd.org ; > DiG 9.3.3 > @ns1.netsol.com ftp.freebsd.org ; (1 server found) ;; global options: printcmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER> DiG 9.3.3 > @ns1.netsol.com invalid.domain ; (1 server found) ;; global options: printcmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER

There's an article over at InfoWorld about this."

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