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Don't Be a Server Hugger! (Video)

jcoy42 Re:Wrong concern (409 comments)

I worked around the PHB doing something like this by telling him we'd written our own cloud software and were using it because it was more secure than what is currently available.

He doesn't talk to cloud guys, because we've already got a cloud provider (AFAHKT).

Yes, things like this really work in real life.

about 2 months ago
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It's World Password Day: Change Your Passwords

jcoy42 Re:OK, but not sure 123456 is any better than 1234 (116 comments)

Probably the best variant of this I've seen was a friend who concatenated md5sums of various kernels he'd compiled into a string and printed them onto a dog tag which he kept on his person.

Based on something he knew about the machines location he started at a certain row and column and typed a certain number of characters off the tag.

about 3 months ago
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Old cellphones, in my household ...

jcoy42 I smash them (171 comments)

I really don't like phones. They rarely bring good news.

In my case they don't die, I kill them. Specifically, I smash them. I break them into little tiny bits.

I don't do this out of anger. I do it for the joy of destroying the phone.

I really don't like phones.

about 5 months ago
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Bitcoin Exchange CEO Charlie Shrem Arrested On Money Laundering Charge

jcoy42 Re:And so it begins... (330 comments)

The problem isn't that they would treat Charlie Shrem differently, the problem is Charlie Shrem doesn't have 2 billion dollars to give them.

about 6 months ago
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BBC: Amazon Workers Face "Increased Risk of Mental Illness"

jcoy42 Re:"similar to" (321 comments)

Actually, there's the concept of Natural Law to consider. You may find this interesting.

But not everyone can do it.

about 8 months ago
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BBC: Amazon Workers Face "Increased Risk of Mental Illness"

jcoy42 Re:"similar to" (321 comments)

I would argue that very few jobs are actually "good" for you.

But we can't all run around naked in the forest eating nuts and berries.

Quite the conundrum.

about 8 months ago
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How I Compiled TrueCrypt For Windows and Matched the Official Binaries

jcoy42 Re:Now for extra credit (250 comments)

And how do you propose to know if any particular compiler or library is or isn't compromised?

Obviously you'd just write the compiler and libraries from scratch.

about 8 months ago
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FTC Awards $50k In Prizes To Cut Off Exasperating Robocalls

jcoy42 Re:You know... (216 comments)

I have no idea why I typed "omni", I meant obihai.

about a year ago
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FTC Awards $50k In Prizes To Cut Off Exasperating Robocalls

jcoy42 Re:You know... (216 comments)

I don't get robocalls anymore. I won't promise that it'll work for you, but it worked for me.

First, I got google voice and enabled Global Spam Filtering, then I replaced my home phone with an omni. The only number I give anyone is my google voice number (which also rings my cell).

All the robocalls just stopped.

No, I don't work for them, no I don't get kickbacks, and no this isn't a solution for everyone (my landline no longer has 911), But it works for me. So far.

about a year ago
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Scientists Transplant Functional Eyes On the Tails of Tadpoles

jcoy42 Re: Great time to be a blind tadpole (85 comments)

Where the hell is the human medical technology?

I don't know about you, but I'd just assume pass on grafting eyeballs onto my bum TYVM.

about a year ago
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USPS To Launch Line of Smart Clothing

jcoy42 Re:You're not going to get that loop (206 comments)

And we'll never get a little slip of paper telling us "We missed you, so now you've got to drive down to the UPS office to pick up your package".

Oddly enough, USPS is the only company to do this to me. The rest will simply try again the next day, but USPS always makes me go to the post office, wait in line, and then show ID and sign for anything that has delivery confirmation.

about a year and a half ago
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3-D Printing Pen Can Draw In the Air

jcoy42 Re:What is the advantage? (85 comments)

I can see several uses for this thing. As soon as I saw it I thought about re-bonding cracked plastic pieces, quickly making a plastic washer, using it to freeze electronic components that are likely to get bumped and break, or make a quick replacement knob for that amplifier I got at the thrift store. Heck, you could quickly draw an enclosure for a raspberry pi.

As others above have said, it's mostly a hot glue gun for ABS, but I can think of 3 or 4 times in the last year where such an item would have come in really handy.

For now I'll skip the $50 and continue using an old soldering iron and "salvaged" ABS. I'd certainly pick it up for $20.

about a year and a half ago
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My cumulative GPA, thus far:

jcoy42 Re:Overlapping ranges (441 comments)

The problem is your data set includes gaps- 2.01, 2.52, 3.03, 3.54 and so forth. And there's also the really evil one- 3.55.. then you have to define if it should be round half to even or round half to odd.

about a year ago
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Aaron's Law: Violating a Site's ToS Should Not Land You in Jail

jcoy42 Re:Depends on... (246 comments)

mod parent up.

about a year and a half ago
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Curiosity Finds Evidence of Ancient Surface Water

jcoy42 So does this mean (79 comments)

we've finally discovered dehydrated water?

about a year and a half ago
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Crowd Funding For Crank Physics

jcoy42 Re:This got a patent (379 comments)

Overall, I'd say the patent examiners did their job just fine. A patent isn't guaranteed to work.

Exactly. It's a perfectly cromulent idea.

about a year and a half ago

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I'm only doing this

jcoy42 jcoy42 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

I'm only doing this for the easy achievement point.

Honestly, I don't know why I would want to keep a journal on /.

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