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Akamai Warns: Linux Systems Infiltrated and Controlled In a DDoS Botnet

jerryjnormandin that's what happens when you outsource! (230 comments)

Any operating system has security holes... unix/linux has less... and you take a security risk when you outsource or just hire newbies out of school. You need to hire people who have been at it a while, pay them what they are worth.. and hire newbies for the sr. system engineers to mentor. they get what they get. and java... well.. Oracle Sucks.. we all know that. You can code around it.. just code with security in mind, close all security holes. don't run external processes as a trusted user.

about three weeks ago

Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

jerryjnormandin I will find an alternate service provider. (341 comments)

When comcast forced me to use a cable box (I was watching hd programming fine without it) I dropped my extended basic package with blast + and reduced to blast + and the old legacy package. I get most of my HD network programming over the air now. I really only have comcast now for internet access. when I get capped I will look for another provider.

about a month ago

Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

jerryjnormandin a genius usually doesn't get an A in school (391 comments)

You can be a genius and not get an A in your typical school. You get bored too easy. As you age you still have the raw genius brain power but you if you don't have self discipline no one else would think you are a genius.

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Linux Login and Resource Management In a Computer Lab?

jerryjnormandin I would write my own with LDAP (98 comments)

I would write my own with LDAP and some custom code that will manage ulimit and other tools to manage resources. It's a piece of cake.

about 2 months ago

BMW Unveils the Solar Charging Carport of the Future

jerryjnormandin lmao.bamboo + carbon fiber + hurricane = fly away (165 comments)

What are they thinking ? My carport is made of wood, concrete, and roofing material (roofing shingles,etc) In New England structures need to withstand 100mph wind gusts. It does happen. Winter Blizzard wind gusts have hit 80mph. Cold wind packs a punch. My next home improvement is going to involve replacing the decorative shutters with real working shutters. A large carport roof is a great place to locate solar panels. I'm still looking for a deal. Something that won't take 17 years to pay for itself. That is just stupid to me. I'm looking to build a cheap 5kw solar generator for $1,500.00. I bet it can be done. I

about 4 months ago

For $20, Build a VR Headset For Your Smartphone

jerryjnormandin Microwave radiation next the eyes... brilliant (50 comments)

This is what happens people have no clue about the technology they are working with. The cell phone antennae is far too close to the eyes. The human eyes consist of a thin membrane and a lot of water. It does not take much radiation to induce eye cancer. I never put a cell phone near my head. I always use speaker phone mode.

about 5 months ago

Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

jerryjnormandin That's it .. I'm getting my handgun permit. (1633 comments)

This posting on slashdot has motivated for me to go for my handgun license. Everyone has the right to protect themselves and their family.

about 5 months ago

Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

jerryjnormandin Since when is Stupid the same as Contraversial? (642 comments)

Wow... this documentary is just plain stupid. We live in a tiny solar system way of in a "rural" burb... no where near the center. We are way out on the edge of the milkyway... not even near our own galaxy's center. As far as center of the Universe... I think the idiots don't know what the Universe is. Think of it as something smaller than anything you can imagine.... then a balloon expanding and expanding larger and larger and larger. Nothing exists outside of the Universe, the Universe encompasses everything.

about 5 months ago

Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty

jerryjnormandin Meat is Murder (545 comments)

Tasty, Tasty Murder. Hmmm... I'm going to have a Ribeye medium rare tonight.

about 6 months ago

Volkswagen Chairman: Cars Must Not Become 'Data Monsters'

jerryjnormandin Re:Google for: "disable telemetry $MAKE $MODEL" (89 comments)

uhmm..... My last car had OnStar. They could track the vehicle. OnStar has it's own cellular module. Even if you don't subscribe to the service if BB wants to track the vehicle they can. I drive a Wrangler now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

about 6 months ago

All Else Being Equal: Disputing Claims of a Gender Pay Gap In Tech

jerryjnormandin No pay gap if your good .... (427 comments)

There is no pay gap for those who are talented. At least if a woman was working for me and she could code, or function as a Sr. Systems Engineer I'd pay her whatever is allowed for top contributors.

about 7 months ago

Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

jerryjnormandin Re:ChromeOS competition (295 comments)

Yep you hit it on the money. And if you have a Chromebook you always want to run Linux on it to get any real use out of it.

about 7 months ago

Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

jerryjnormandin It's more like google can't write code.. (295 comments)

It's obvious that the google gui programmers just use windows or mac gui APIs and don't know how to code. Linux GPU code has been extremely stable. Maybe they can learn how to program from the folks at Steam ? LMAO The new Steam Appliance runs Linux. I use a GTX 560 in a MacPro 2,1 running linux on bare metal with NO ISSUES.

about 7 months ago

Para Bellum Labs Will Attempt To Make the RNC a Political-Analytics Player

jerryjnormandin Re:Better information wouldn't help (212 comments)

It's a better future than Obamacare. Obama has made an abomination out of our country.

about 7 months ago

Para Bellum Labs Will Attempt To Make the RNC a Political-Analytics Player

jerryjnormandin Stop Voting for the Pimps of Poverty. (212 comments)

Democrats got our Country in the shitter. They encouraged low income families to have lots of babies. Having a child actually got them a check from Uncle SAM. Families that were hardworking had smaller families. This is why Democrats now outnumber every body else. You don't have to be rich to be a Republican. I don't even think I would consider myself a Republican because they sold themelves out too. I would say I lean towards the Tea Party.

about 7 months ago

Para Bellum Labs Will Attempt To Make the RNC a Political-Analytics Player

jerryjnormandin Re:"The GOP has only a few short years to prepare. (212 comments)

Our problem is lazy citizens looking for money > hardworking skilled people. We are now outnumbered. It took a while to get here. It's going to take a while to get out. Unfortunately I don't think it's going to happen in our lifetime.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

jerryjnormandin Yes we are. There are processes .. (876 comments)

There are plenty of processes that don't require graphics. Data batch processes, 3D rendering batch processes, network diagnostics, the list goes on and on. The only gui intensive application are end user desktop. There's much more to coding than just desktop applications.

about 7 months ago

Lenovo To Buy IBM's Server Business For $2.3 Billion

jerryjnormandin Re:I will never... (160 comments)

Save here. Do you remember when counterfiet Cisco devices hit the market ?

about 8 months ago

Who Is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?

jerryjnormandin simple answer (937 comments)

The owner/operator of the car. That's who has to settle first. If it's defective hardware then the owner operator needs to file a claim against the manufacturer. The same goes for the software.

about 8 months ago


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