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How many processes are running on your desktop box?

hydroponx Re:ps auxw (382 comments)

and the really long way:
  ps -ef | grep firefox | grep -v grep| wc -l

I use this in a few scripts when checking for a count of specific processes, simply because regardless of *nix version,you can almost guarantee ps, grep, and wc exist but depending on what version, you may not have some of the "extra" features of any of them available. yes, i have run into this and had to re-write it this way to work around it.

more than 4 years ago
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Police Officers Seek Right Not To Be Recorded

hydroponx Re:If they don't want to be recorded they are hidi (1123 comments)

The question is, does this mean YOU have to give consent to be recorded by the police? It seems to me that if that's the case (which it should be) and the only evidence of you committing a crime is the tape, it should be thrown out for the same reason... Now you get away and get to sue the police department for violation of wiretapping laws

more than 4 years ago
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Android Compatibility and Fragmentation

hydroponx Re:Fragmentation is mostly FUD (211 comments)

Correct, but I've been a customer of Sprint's for 4 years, got my HTC Hero in October and got the 2.1 update at least a week and half ago. Considering the official announcement was "by the end of 1H 2010", I'd say I got it early. So far, I'm pretty happy with it, I think I would rather they do a little more on the performance than worry about re-working the gui to work with new API's but, all in all, it's usable, stable, and feels a little faster than 1.6 was.

more than 4 years ago
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Adobe Calls Out Apple With Ads In NY Times, WSJ

hydroponx Does this mean... (731 comments)

Does this mean adobe is going to provide better support for flash on linux ?

more than 4 years ago
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Google To Answer Your Questions Directly

hydroponx Re:Sounds familiar (145 comments)

Yea, the closed beta interface was nice, I just looked at it again and wanted to stab my eyes out with a toothpick =/

more than 4 years ago
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Google To Answer Your Questions Directly

hydroponx Re:It's now a computuational knowledge engine! (145 comments)

I was thinking more along the lines of True Knowledge, this project has been in private beta for about 2 years and just in the last 6 months was opened up for public beta testing. What it has so far is limited, but it is growing steadily.

Disclaimer: I do not work for True Knowledge, Google, or Wolfram Alpha, I have just been helping out with beta testing true knowledge since it was a private beta system...

more than 4 years ago
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Gizmodo Blows Whistle On 4G iPhone Loser

hydroponx Re:It *IS* a marketing ploy. (853 comments)

If they were to re-orchestrate such a marketing plan, I'd like to know so I can apply for the contract :)

more than 4 years ago
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Apache Foundation Attacked, Passwords Stolen

hydroponx Re:Ubuntu? Really? (214 comments)

Oh hey. A fully patched default installation of Ubuntu stood up next to Mac OS X and Windows Vista.

Doesn't say anything about using it as a server.

Possibly not, but I'm pretty sure the server edition is a little different than the desktop.

more than 4 years ago
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Sprint Unveils HTC Evo 4G Super Phone

hydroponx Re:Wow. (284 comments)

It's still called ROM because the new chips are EEPROM (Electronically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory) Basically, there is a pin that either get's grounded or hot (voltage applied) that allows the writing of the chip, if this doesn't happen it's not writable. If I remember correctly, I haven't been in electronics school for over 10 years now....

more than 4 years ago
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Sprint Unveils HTC Evo 4G Super Phone

hydroponx Re:Voice? (284 comments)

That's odd, I do this with my hero (Sprint) all the time.... I thought it was odd when I saw the commercials saying no other carrier could do it since i was doing just that when it came on :)

more than 4 years ago
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Sprint Unveils HTC Evo 4G Super Phone

hydroponx Re:The *best* feature: (284 comments)

When did they do that ? Tethering worked the last time I tried it but they don't provide an application for it, I use tetherbot when I need to. It's free and works fine for browsing http, but it wouldn't work to well for vpn or other services unless you can configure a proxy for it.

more than 4 years ago
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Sprint Unveils HTC Evo 4G Super Phone

hydroponx Re:Game Changer! (284 comments)

I have no coverage problems with Sprint and I travel regularly for work... What are you basing your opinion on exactly? I'm not saying that I never roam (and really, since most plans include free roaming, do you track when you roam ?) , just that I rarely have no service and when I am in a spot with no service, I can move 20 ft either direction and have service.

more than 4 years ago
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Berners-Lee Calls For Government Data Transparency

hydroponx Re:Yeah yeah, he's a smart dude (48 comments)

Unfortunately, there's still a lot of businesses running ie6 internally, so if you are (or work for) a software vendor that happens to sell/distribute/support web apps it's still a big consideration.

more than 3 years ago
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Cisco's New Router — Trouble For Hollywood

hydroponx Re:The Last Mile (335 comments)

You mean all those ads charter has been showing saying they just upped my speed for free are lies?

more than 3 years ago
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86% of Windows 7 PCs Maxing Out Memory

hydroponx Re:When do people get this (613 comments)

Thanks for calling me a redneck and accusing me of making baseless accusations. Nice try, however I'm a white Eastern European and an Engineer.

So because you're a white Eastern European Engineer you can't be a redneck? Well, I guess that depends on your definition of redneck, however, I know plenty of rednecks from all over the world. While I'm not saying you are, Location and Profession do not determine whether or not you are a redneck, if it did then profiling would be more appropriate in all cases. You don't think profiling is a good thing do you ?

more than 3 years ago

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JBoss' jira instance hacked

hydroponx hydroponx writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hydroponx (1616401) writes "From the incident announcement: The jboss.org community infrastructure was recently the target of a cyber attack.The incident was related only to jboss.org infrastructure and does not affect JBoss Enterprise software product offerings.
The focus of this attack was jira.jboss.org, a machine which runs a free Atlassian JIRA instance used for tracking of issues with various jboss.org related projects. The attack was consistent with other recent high profile attacks"

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