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

iggymanz Re:be there, done that, barely survived... (451 comments)

RedHat Enterprise makes a poor desktop, too much tweaking needed. Ubuntu is better desktiop but the UI which is the main focus of the distro sucks ass. Why not go with Mint where they have good desktops (MATE, Cinnamon, and to somewhat lesser extent KDE) as focus

about a week ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

iggymanz Re:This guy supports it. (673 comments)

I"m an adult male and I can read between the lines. Google execs just want more available pussy in the workplace for their golden years.

about a week ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

iggymanz Re:Shoot The Moon! (630 comments)

you're committing the sin of Jules Verne which he later used as plot device in second part of his moon journey novel. A ballistic flight from gun inside the atmosphere will lose a great deal of energy to the atmosphere, and so projectile needs *more* velocity than a rocket continuing to accelerate to needed velocity outside the atmosphere

about two weeks ago
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LHCb Confirms Existence of Exotic Hadrons

iggymanz Re:So is this evidence for or against Lisi's theor (99 comments)

Lisi's theory predicts fields and the kind of particles known as bosons, it's a field theory that hasn't even been refined enough to include quantization. It doesn't predict mass of particles either.

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

iggymanz Re:I don't understand the anger (641 comments)

you should look at the stats of researchers with honeypots who break down the OS run, windows XP by far the greatest chunk of the pie

about two weeks ago
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LHCb Confirms Existence of Exotic Hadrons

iggymanz Re:strange (99 comments)

it is believe to be made of quarks, but instead of the usual two or three it has four, c c_ d u_

that means it has charge of negative one

about two weeks ago
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OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks

iggymanz Re:Test your servers ... (303 comments)

works for some things but not this particular cisco ASA

Connecting...
Sending Client Hello...
Waiting for Server Hello... ... received message: type = 22, ver = 0301, length = 74 ... received message: type = 22, ver = 0301, length = 3380 ... received message: type = 22, ver = 0301, length = 4
Sending heartbeat request...
Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "ssltest.py", line 136, in
        main()
    File "ssltest.py", line 133, in main
        hit_hb(s)
    File "ssltest.py", line 86, in hit_hb
        typ, ver, pay = recvmsg(s)
    File "ssltest.py", line 71, in recvmsg
        hdr = recvall(s, 5)
    File "ssltest.py", line 61, in recvall
        data = s.recv(remain)
socket.error: [Errno 54] Connection reset by peer

about two weeks ago
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Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

iggymanz MaryAnne Wolfe has another problem (224 comments)

she just hasn't been reading quality books, so abilities grew rusty. The issue has nothing to do with the internet. I still read large well-written books and have no such issues, everyone else should do the same, it's good for your brain 8D

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

iggymanz Re:I don't understand the anger (641 comments)

there are legions of old infected machines that are a nuisance to everyone, making botnets and spamnets and other malware infection injectors.

A properly maintained and adminned XP machine won't be doing this, but less than 1% of people are competent enough to do that

about two weeks ago
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Seagate Releases 6TB Hard Drive Sans Helium

iggymanz Re:obsolete (147 comments)

yes. as you will find out in a couple years, SSD are more reliable in the first 2-1/2 years, then they go to shit faster than hard drives after that.

about two weeks ago
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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

iggymanz Re:internet sminternet (1037 comments)

it's a joke, He creates them with curiosity, they finally evolve enough to make a LHC, then the look on their faces when they make a quark star out of their system - priceless!

about two weeks ago
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An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)

iggymanz Re:it's false (353 comments)

there is bullshit, it is between your ears.

what are you running, an old IBM pizza box with 30 bios devices to scan?

about two weeks ago
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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

iggymanz internet sminternet (1037 comments)

I'm blaming hard science fiction for myself.

led to interest and hobbies and then career in science and engineering.

about two weeks ago
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"Nearly Unbreakable" Encryption Scheme Inspired By Human Biology

iggymanz Re:And next up, they claim to have cured cancer. (179 comments)

correction, the claim was "we treatment that nearly cures cancer".

have your checkbook ready, get it at the ground floor!

about two weeks ago
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An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)

iggymanz it's false (353 comments)

I tested and windows had no substantial improvement booting from SSD, nor working on my usual apps. Windows must do a lot of writing during boot compared to most OS.

Linux benefited tremendously, from 90 second boot to 13 seconds. Usual apps were loading in less than three seconds.

 

about two weeks ago
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One Person Successfully Removed From US No-Fly List

iggymanz Re:Shocked and saddened (286 comments)

no, not a modest amount of effort at all. Pushing bill through current Congress from subcommittee to passing is like rolling boulder uphill. A Herculean effort.

about two weeks ago

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How Not to Design a UI: Slashdot Beta Site is a Train Wreck

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about 4 months ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "As with Canonical's Unity and Windows 8, the majority of otherwise intelligent coders are completely out of their element when trying to make a user interface. They fly off on tangents, ignoring any user needs or input, making something understood and useable only to themselves. A bad UI is neither discoverable, learnable, efficient of space, nor capable of providing proper feedback to the user. With apologies, I link to the vilest and most aweful forum interface misdesigned by the minds of idiot-savants in full idiot mode, the Slashdot Beta Site."
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Petition to Say No To War in Syria at Petitions.Whitehouse.gov

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about 8 months ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A petition against the United States of America going to war in Syria is at Petitions.WhiteHouse.gov. The reasons given include the USA is not under attack by Syria, there is no declaration of war, and Syria has not attacked U.S. armed forces nor citizens."
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The Glorious Return of the Twinkie

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about 10 months ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The geek food staple Twinkie is coming back. The sturdy main component of the foundation to the geek four food groups of sugar, fat, caffeine and bacon; with rumored shelf life on the order of the time span to cool a white dwarf to room temperature; the Twinkie along with Ding-Dongs, Ho-Ho's and Cupcakes will be returning 15 July 2013 A.D. to the shelves under new management of Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulous & Co which paid over $400 mega dollars (U.S.) for the brands."
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Testable Dark Matter Theory with Anapoles

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about 10 months ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A simple and testable model of dark matter was made by phyicists Robert Scherrer and Chiu Man Ho, that has dark matter particles with doughnut shaped magnetic fields, called anapoles, that only interact with electromagnetic fields when moving. Hence the they rarely are observed to interact with matter in their present very cold state; however such particles are detectable and this theory can be verified in the near future. These particle are also a type of majorana fermion."
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Draft of IPCC 2013 Report Already Circulating

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "More precise modeling has changed some long term climate predictions: sea levels to rise almost a meter more than present over the next century, but past dire warnings of stronger storms or more frequent droughts won't pan out. Instead there will be less strong storms, but peak winds in the tropics might be slightly higher. Temperature rise of global average will be about 3 degree C total, including the 1 degree C rise over the 20th century. In places where precipitation is frequent, it will become even more frequent; in arid areas, the tendency will be to become even drier. Some new arid areas are expected to appear in the south of N. America, South Africa and Mediterrainian countries. Overall, hardly a doomsday scenerio."
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Planet in Habitable Zone only 22 Light-Years from Earth

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The planet GJ 667Cc, found by data from earth-based observations, orbits once every 28 earth days in the habitable zone of a dim metal-poor M class dwarf. It is surprising to find probable rocky planet with at least 4.5 times the Earth's mass near a star of that composition. At a distance of 22 light-years, such a star could be reached by a fusion powered craft in a trip of several centuries."
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Wifi Signals Damage Sperm

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "Argentinian scientists find that microwave emissions from laptop wifi adapter damage sperm cells and their DNA, in a study led by Dr. Conrado Avendano of Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva in Cordoba. At the end of the linked article a U.S. urologist pooh-poohs the results but last quoted words were "..I don't know how many people use laptops on their laps anyway.""
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High Fat Diet is Fine

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A study at John Hopkins of 55 obese but otherwise healthy subjects from the ages of 30 to 65 had the volunteers on a high fat but low carb diet along with moderate exercise. Besides losing weight, there was no observed arterial hardening, which counters the health advise of many decades past. There was also other evidence of cardiovascular health. The subjects even had arterial stiffness improvement after a 900 calorie McDonald's lunch."
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Obama Admin OK with Assassinating U.S. Citizens

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The Obama administration agrees with and will continue the Bush-era policy of having the option of assassinating American citizens if they are working with those considered to be terrorists. No Due Process for You, our state of being terrorized apparently justifies expedited justice."
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