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Red Hat To Help Develop CentOS

imac.usr If it means faster CentOS development, good (186 comments)

CentOS 6 was delayed quite a bit from the corresponding RHEL release, for a variety of reasons. If being an unofficial-official Red Hat project means that CentOS 7 tracks the upcoming RHEL 7 release better, then everybody wins. (Conversely, if they turn into Sunacle, then we're likely moving to Debian.)

about 8 months ago
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Home wireless security level?

imac.usr Re:works for me (438 comments)

Ah, the David Ortiz method.

1 year,24 days
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How Sequestration Will Affect Federal Research Agencies

imac.usr Re:the bizarre part to this (277 comments)

> the 70 man junket to GarbageCon'13

Can you imagine the cosplay outfits? Yuck.

about a year and a half ago
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What EMC Looks For When It's Hiring

imac.usr Re:WTF? (223 comments)

I got it, even if (apparently) nobody else did.

We joke at work that once Oracle, Microsoft, and EMC merge we will have achieved the IT singularity. (At which point, it's already too late.)

about a year and a half ago
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How Apple Killed the Linux Desktop

imac.usr Re:It's too bad (933 comments)

Although I presume it's too late to change your mind, you should know that you can in fact enable focus-follows-mounse at least for Terminal windows, with an app like TinkerTool. Hope it makes the last few months more tolerable at least. :P

about 2 years ago
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Anti-Education Attack Poisons 150 Afghan Schoolgirls

imac.usr Re:Why is this moderated down? (707 comments)

Okay, if I contort myself, I can sort of rationalize everything on that list, except kite-flying. Seriously, who could possibly be against that?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Techie Wedding Invitation Ideas?

imac.usr Re:Um (399 comments)

The only concern I would have with the mini-CD idea is that they tend not to play well with slot-loading drives, such as those in many laptops.

more than 2 years ago
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Half Life of a Tech Worker: 15 Years

imac.usr Re:Is it working for Google? (473 comments)

The omission of Chrome is rather interesting.

To play devil's advocate for a moment, isn't Chrome built on top of WebKit?

more than 2 years ago
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Paper On Super Flu Strain May Be Banned From Publication

imac.usr Re:Yikes (754 comments)

I don't know, I feel like that's an arms race you just can't win.

more than 2 years ago
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Bank of America Buying Abusive Domain Names

imac.usr Re:Everyone does it (249 comments)

> bankofamericaspies.com

How *are* Bank of America's pies, anyway?

more than 3 years ago
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House Overwhelmingly Passes Cybersecurity Bill

imac.usr Re:I'll be your John Wayne (170 comments)

What have you got against Doritos?

more than 4 years ago
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Alan Cox Quits As Linux TTY Maintainer — "I've Had Enough"

imac.usr Re:No gratitude? (909 comments)


You don't seem that arrogant to me. Guess that means you were wrong then. And it didn't even take a day! :P

about 5 years ago
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New Dell Laptops Give Users a Literal Shock

imac.usr Re:Simple fix. (With disclaimer) (383 comments)

Please. The odds of that working are about the same as being able to see through a metal wall or talk into my Mac Plus's mouse.

more than 6 years ago

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Washington Post fires mobile team

imac.usr imac.usr writes  |  about a year and a half ago

imac.usr (58845) writes "The Huffington Post is reporting that The Washington Post has gone through yet another round of layoffs, but this time instead of cutting editorial positions, they're apparently cutting IT positions, specifically in the mobile applications department. According to Washington, DC media blog FishbowlDC, 54 people, including the General Manager of Mobile and Director of Mobile Products were given the axe on Valentine's Day. A particularly damning quote from the FishbowlDC article: '“[CIO and VP Shaliesh] Prakash thinks these are ‘inefficiencies’ – that is the exact word he uses for human beings who are not useful according to him,” said a source who spoke only on condition of anonymity. “Get rid of experienced people to save money, under the garb of streamlining is the new trend inside the Post.”'

Given that mobile products seem somewhat more likely to succeed than printed newspapers, this seems a strange decision at best."

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VA court to review "official" email rules

imac.usr imac.usr writes  |  more than 2 years ago

imac.usr (58845) writes "The Virginia Supreme Court will hear arguments today on a case brought by a Fairfax County resident alleging that the county's school board members violated the state's Freedom of Information Act. The suit alleges that board members colluded to close an elementary school in the county through rapid exchange of emails with each other. The state's FOIA rules stipulate that such exchanges can not constitute "virtually simultaneous interaction" and that any assemblage of three or more members constitutes a formal meeting which must be announced. The article notes similar suits are popping up across the country, highlighting one of the difficulties governments face in balancing communication with transparency."
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Arlington National Cemetery: massive IT fail

imac.usr imac.usr writes  |  more than 4 years ago

imac.usr (58845) writes "A story in today's Washington Post calls to light the utter failure of the nation's most sacred final resting place to modernize its pen-and-paper record system. According to the story, the cemetery's administrators have spend over five million dollars without managing to accomplish the seemingly-simple task of creating a database record of the site's graves. As Virginia senator Mark Warner points out, "We are one fire, or one flood, or one spilled Starbucks coffee away from some of those records being lost or spoiled."
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