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Minutes spent on the phone, on a typical day

hhedeshian Re:Brevity... (126 comments)

I'm not sure how that would work...
--wife-tower busband 0-0-0-1-alpha with information hotel, departing work pattern
--husband 0-0-0-1-alpha report when at grocery store and purchase milk
--report at grocery store and purchase milk 0-1-alpha

more than 2 years ago
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Detecting Chess Cheats Taxes Computers

hhedeshian Parse Error (159 comments)

Parse error: Detecting Chess Cheats Taxes Computers
Parse error: (Detecting) Chess Cheats Taxes Computers
Parse error: (Detecting Chess) Cheats Taxes Computers
Parse error: Detecting (Chess Cheats) Taxes Computers
Parse error: Detecting Chess (Cheats Taxes) Computers
Parse possible: (Detecting Chess Cheats) Taxes Computers
Parse possible: (Detecting Chess Cheats) Taxes Democrats
Parse SUCCESSFUL: (Detecting Chess Cheats) [consumes] Computer [resources]

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Debates Supporting H.264 In Firefox Via System Codecs

hhedeshian Re:The patent fees will expire soon. (320 comments)

Giving up mod powers for this:
How few? In 2027.
Summary: http://www.osnews.com/story/24954/US_Patent_Expiration_for_MP3_MPEG-2_H_264/
Patent break-down: http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/MPEG_patent_lists#H.264_patents
To quote the summary

H.264 is a newer video codec. The standard first came out in 2003, but continues to evolve. An automatically generated patent expiration list is available at H.264 Patent List based on the MPEG-LA patent list. The last expiration is US 7826532 on 29 nov 2027 ( note that 7835443 is divisional, but the automated program missed that). US 7826532 was first filed in 05 sep 2003 and has an impressive 1546 day extension. It will be a while before H.264 is patent free.

more than 2 years ago
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What Is Your Favorite Way of Watching a Movie

hhedeshian Re:Streaming? (409 comments)

I voted "streaming" for one reason: (US) $7.99 through Netflix to watch whatever I want / whenever I want without commercials is orders of magnitude cheaper and more convenient than $125/m Comcast "HD". And the quality is higher. Also, I've come to the realization that I really don't need to archive 10+ TB of "crap", even though I consume said "crap".

more than 2 years ago
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Evidence For Antimatter Anomaly Mounts

hhedeshian Then unmount it (147 comments)

sudo umount /dev/anomaly

more than 2 years ago
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I do my best coding after...

hhedeshian Re:not a coder (222 comments)

A programmer? Easy:
class Beer extends Caffeine{
}

more than 3 years ago
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Russia Approves Siberia-Alaska Railway

hhedeshian extreme engineering (449 comments)

Finally, they build one of the massive "what-if" projects.

more than 3 years ago
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Finding Fault With the Low, Low Price of Android

hhedeshian Android and rain (364 comments)

Lets make collecting rain illegal. Since rain is free, it's anti-competitive. That way, us water utility companies can make more money.

more than 3 years ago
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Weather Satellites Lose Funding

hhedeshian Re:NOAA survey (275 comments)

Thanks for the link. As a private pilot, I use DUATS and ADDS frequently. They have my $0.02

more than 3 years ago
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World IPv6 Day On June 8

hhedeshian Not very effective (133 comments)

Instead of just turning on IPv6 for a day, the whole collective (300 of them) should "shut off" IPv4 with a warning page that says you need IPv6. That will get the ISPs' attention. Lets face it, my mother doesn't know or care about IPv6 or I pee V6 [engines].

more than 3 years ago
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The Insidious Creep of Latency Hell

hhedeshian Re:The new slashdot interface (297 comments)

+1 agree

Maybe slashdot should have a poll about it instead of how much you hate Sony; we already know that information.

more than 3 years ago
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The Insidious Creep of Latency Hell

hhedeshian Re:same as it ever was (297 comments)

Why shouldn't he?

Sure, a lot of people use Linux on the desktop but (not counting phones) its server market share is (much) better. Frankly, if these patches are super-duper-mega-ultra-awesome, like you hint at, distro maintainers would be including them. I don't count phones because they're so far away from what you and I call "Linux" that it doesn't really count. I'm sure there are layers of proprietary garbage that would make latency worse with or without these patches.

Most Linux users use a kernel supplied by their Linux distribution. Some distributions ship the "vanilla" and/or "stable" kernels. However, several Linux distribution vendors (such as Red Hat and Debian) maintain another set of Linux kernel branches which are integrated into their products."

Linux Kernel

more than 3 years ago
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Osama Bin Laden Reported Dead, Body In US Hands

hhedeshian Re:yay (1855 comments)

killall -9 /bin/laden

more than 3 years ago
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PHP Floating Point Bug Crashes Servers

hhedeshian Floating point bugs (213 comments)

Sweet. PHP finally has the qualifications to enter the X86 CPU market.

more than 3 years ago
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How Hulu, NBC, and Other Sites Block Google TV

hhedeshian Re:who's website is it anyway? (338 comments)

"blocking hot linking of images" is primarily done to save bandwidth and to force people to view your page for whatever reason (most likely ad money). I would presume that the same Hulu ads would be streamed to you if you used Google TV so why care? It's the same bandwidth whether or not I use the website or Google TV. It's not like Hulu shows external ads on the pages its self.

about 4 years ago
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How Hulu, NBC, and Other Sites Block Google TV

hhedeshian OTOH. Wait... What OH? (338 comments)

From TFA: "Ironically, NBC -- one of the networks blocking Google TV -- offers a CNBC Google TV application for fans of its news channel."
This seems to clearly be a case of one hand not knowing the other hand is doing.

From T[o]FA: "Google TV isn’t totally a lost cause ... because of the generosity of Comcast ... streams just about everything to Google TV: ABC, NBC, Fox, all but CBS ... The ironic part is that the content seems to be provided by Hulu itself"
Wait... How many fucking hands do I have?

Sometimes I really wonder is these media companies are just run by pre-pubescent boys. Does someone have the invitee list to the CEOs' birthday parties?

about 4 years ago
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Google & Verizon's Real Net Neutrality Proposal

hhedeshian Re:Lesser of two evils? (254 comments)

European friend Jack does, in fact, take baths

[citation needed]

more than 4 years ago
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Skype Files For IPO

hhedeshian Re:The name Skype (87 comments)

"Hello. Welcome to skype call testing services..."

or something like that. They have no excuse.

more than 4 years ago
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Filmmakers Resisting Hollywood's 3-D Push

hhedeshian Re:Plot vs. Effects (521 comments)

"Avatar" had a two bit, recycled plot (big bad corporations is willing to kill off indigenous people for profit)

People keep telling me what movies I have to see. Thanks to you, I no longer need to see "Avatar" because I can just go corporation bashing whenever the topic comes up. Next on my list: The Matrix (original). Never seen it. Don't really wanna see it. But I "have" to see it. Can someone summarize that as eloquently as the Avatar summary above?

more than 4 years ago

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Major licensing bug in ESX and ESXi 3.5 Update 2

hhedeshian hhedeshian writes  |  more than 6 years ago

hhedeshian writes "People all over the world are waking up to find that they're unable to start their VMs or move them with VMotion. The problem is that the licensing engine in VI 3.5 Update 2 incorrectly expires the licenses. It is speculated that this is a safeguard from a beta that was never removed in the production release. VMWare acknowledges the problem however no fix exists yet. There is a knowledgebase article: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006716 (article number 1006716). At the time writing, the knowledgebase article is unavailable.

"An issue with ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 2 causes the product license to expire on August 12, 2008. VMware engineering has isolated the root cause of this issue and will reissue the various upgrade media including the ESX 3.5 Update 2 ISO, ESXi 3.5 Update 2 ISO, ESX 3.5 Update 2 upgrade tar and zip files by noon, PST on August 13. These will be available from the page: http://www.vmware.com/download/vi. Until then, VMware advises against upgrading to ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 2.

The Update patch bundles will be released separately later in the week.

This KB article will be updated as soon as more information is available, check back frequently for updates and additions.""

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