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Why Apple Doesn't Market Squarely To Businesses

iphayd Re:Macs are great for small business though (510 comments)

Check out Casper Suite from JAMF Software to see what tools look like now. It puts Windows enterprise tools to shame.

more than 4 years ago
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How Norway Fought Staph Infections

iphayd Re:In the US (595 comments)

If that were actually true, I would have to sign a thing refusing the antibiotics when I go to the doctor's office (usually, I'm damn sick by that time.) The dr. with then say they are going to prescribe antibiotics, I ask if the antibiotics are necessary, and the dr. puts away the prescription pad. I walk out with the understanding that what I have has a very low chance of killing me, and that I am doing my body service by allowing it to fight its battles.

more than 4 years ago
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At Current Rates, Only a Few More Years' Worth of IPv4 Addresses

iphayd Re:idea: switch to alphanumeric (460 comments)

Yeah, you don't understand what the octets are, do you?

11000000.10101000.00000000.00000001. Now convert these into four base10 numbers. What do you end up with?

192.168.0.1

Now, if you convert to "alphanumeric" (I think you mean ascii) _every_ letter and number gets eight bits.
0011000101101000 0011001001110100 0111100101101010 0011010100110110 0110101000110000
  0110000101110011

Or, padding this with another two octet pairs of zeroes...

3274:796A:3536:6A30:6173::

And then you don't have to worry about those unwritable ascii codes either.

more than 4 years ago
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Preventing My Hosting Provider From Rooting My Server?

iphayd Re:Face palm (539 comments)

"what if you had data on there you didn't want
unauthorized people to see?"

That's the wrong question..

"What if you had sensitive data on their that you are contractually required to restrict access to?"

I certainly wouldn't expect datacenter company to root a box. Unilaterally turning it off if it is causing problem, sure, but that isn't accessing the data.

more than 4 years ago
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Preventing My Hosting Provider From Rooting My Server?

iphayd Re:If they do this.. (539 comments)

Your analogy is off. It's more like there is a pothole in your driveway, and your concrete contractor asks for your keys to make sure that it isn't your wheels.

more than 4 years ago
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Preventing My Hosting Provider From Rooting My Server?

iphayd Re:If they do this.. (539 comments)

I'll second this. If you didn't agree to them having root access in the contract, they are illegally accessing your hardware, which is a felony. You may just want to notify the FBI, as well as your and their state's attorneys general.

more than 4 years ago
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Feds Ask IT Execs To Throw Away Cellphones After Visiting China

iphayd Re:whats the point? (382 comments)

Why do you think they tell you to go buy a new, shiny one. Oh, and put lots of hd space in it too, they need to store their porn collection.

more than 4 years ago
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Police Swarm Bungie Office Over Halo Replica Rifle

iphayd Re:Still looks like a big-ass gun to me... (746 comments)

Right, but in this instance the police acted appropriately... They were alerted to a potential threat, contained it, discovered it wasn't a threat at all and left. No charges were filed, and a suggestion was given that would result in a whole lot of police and Bungie staff not having their time wasted.

To the guy that said carrying the gun was political speech. Bullshit. In this instance, an employee was carrying a piece of equipment from point a to point b. That equipment just happened to be something that the general public took as a threat. The police suggested a way to alleviate time wasted in the future.

If they were to actually carry this item as political speech, it would be wise to alert the police that you are doing so _before_ you start marching around with a fake gun. Otherwise, you are _very_ likely to be looking down the barrel of a very real gun.

more than 4 years ago
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Build Your Own $2.8M Petabyte Disk Array For $117k

iphayd Re:Not ZFS? (487 comments)

So you are saying that they're happy to get their return of investment on their hardware alone in 44 years? I doubt it.

more than 4 years ago
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Build Your Own $2.8M Petabyte Disk Array For $117k

iphayd Re:Not ZFS? (487 comments)

On a similar note, they claim that they will backup any one computer for $5/month. Well, my one computer happens to be the backup node for my SAN, so they're going to need about 15 TB (It's a small SAN) to have 30 day backups for me. Please note, that all of the files on my SAN are under 4GB and I have a SAN, not a NAS, so my servers see it as a native hard drive.

more than 4 years ago
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Snow Leopard Drops Palm OS Sync

iphayd Re:Stay classy (290 comments)

Or it could be that the Palm Sync was largely PPC code running in emulation on intel machines, and the cost of porting it to intel was not in the interest of Apple, given all of the other work they had to do with making the entire OS x86 compatible, plus the availability of a better product (The Missing Sync), plus the fact that the manufacturer no longer supports the OS.

Nah, you're right. It's all about Steve, and the fact that he would rather you get an iPhone, rather than an aged device with an ancient OS. Which is a valid reason for a business as well.

more than 4 years ago
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Genetic Mutation Enables Less Sleep

iphayd Re:I thought it said... (272 comments)

That's because they're in the red light section of the state fair. Have you shown proof of age anywhere yet? Then you can't see any sheep.

more than 4 years ago
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Tracking Thieves With 'Find my iPhone'

iphayd Re:This is awesome. (424 comments)

At least you can verify that it still is in the evidence locker, using MobileMe.

more than 4 years ago
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Man Attacked In Ohio For Providing Iran Proxies

iphayd Re:Another Note on this. (467 comments)

No one's thinking about the other part of the puzzle. The iranian government is free to use these proxies for whatever evil they want to strike up. Your proxy for a free Iran may just be the conduit for an attempt to hack into the pentagon, and you aren't any more the wiser.

I support the people of Iran accessing the internet (as well as all humans) and communicating. I support those that know how to properly setup a nicely sandboxed proxy with access going to only facebook and twitter. However, if you don't know what you are doing, you can help whatever enemy you perceive you are fighting against, as well as get yourself in a whole lot of trouble.

Remember, you are essentially becoming a combatant in what is looking like a foreign civil war. Do you really understand the battle?

more than 4 years ago
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The Hard Drive Is Inside the Computer

iphayd Re:That's odd. (876 comments)

My users usually tell me they download it to the server.

more than 4 years ago
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The Hard Drive Is Inside the Computer

iphayd Re:When you call them (876 comments)

But this is reasonable. The user is telling the technician what they are experiencing, and expecting that the technician is expected to translate the symptom into what is wrong.

However, when it comes to computers, they are making a judgement of what the problem is, usually with incorrect vocabulary that tells you exactly their ability.

Please people, don't correct anyone on "The hard drive." It's not that big of deal, and it is a good canary for telling you how much you should listen to them.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple and Microsoft Release Critical Patches

iphayd Re:orly? (194 comments)

Point #1 is false.

Microsoft alternates paid updates to Office between years for Macintosh and Windows. There are features in each version that may not be in the other, so the statement that the Mac version is delayed is false. The Mac version lags behind the Windows one year, then the same happens to the Windows version behind the Mac the next.

Also, how is reason 3 justifiable based on 1 and 2? I would see this as the other way around (if point 1 were true.) Reason 3 dictates that Windows gets precedence, which would make sense for Microsoft to do, considering that it is their OS.

more than 4 years ago

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First Post!

iphayd iphayd writes  |  about 12 years ago

Well now. I've read others' journal, and now I've found a place for my own. I'm starting a business. Well, I've been starting a business for the last year.

This last week, I bought a domain name. Now I need a web page. I think that this will help in getting Filemaker jobs, and possibly new clients around the state.

The new domain name is mac-consultant.com which pretty much explains what I do. It currently has a placeholder page on it, as my brother is designing a website for me. My address is jon@mac-consultant.com if anyone wants my services in Central Iowa.

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