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Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

kjs3 Spies get shot (623 comments)

Russian military operating on foreign soil out of uniform? Last time I checked, that was called a "spy". Treat them like what they are.

about a month ago
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Transhumanist Children's Book Argues, "Death Is Wrong"

kjs3 Conclusion before evidence (334 comments)

I like how it's "if we don't live forever in 2045, it's because we didn't take it serious enough" without the possibility that it should be "by 2045 we know it's not possible to live wildly longer than we did in 2014 and these guys whole schtick has been a fools errand".

about a month ago
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Killing Net Neutrality Could Be Good For You

kjs3 Industry shill writes article. (361 comments)

He's not talking about a "two-sided market", he's talking about an industry that is trying to double bill. The end user pays for the delivery infrastructure, and if they need to build more capacity, it should come out of the huge profits these companies are realizing. *That's* how Economics 101 works. Saying "I'd really hate something bad to happen to your bits on the way to your customer...maybe you should pay me a little something to make sure that doesn't happen" and then claiming "I need the money because bandwidth" is simply extortion. Utter bullshit, every word of it.

about 2 months ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

kjs3 Re:Why that name? (88 comments)

Must not name collide with anything related to computers, no matter how tenuously related. Gotcha. Redefine the issue enough times, you get to be right, I suppose.

about 5 months ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

kjs3 Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

If you go to the Drupal page, you get a lot about how great Drupal is, and one line about "and we use one of these databases". So I think my analogy is spot on. Further, if you do more than read the linked Docker announcement, the fact they are layered on LXC is pretty much all over the docs. Or do you suggest we have to start referring to it as "LXC/Docker" to make sure noone could possibly not know there's a connection.

about 5 months ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

kjs3 Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

I'm not sure what the point is here. I mean, I suppose your right in the same sense as Drupal is a front end for a database and PHP is a front end for a web server. I just don't get the derisive tone.

about 5 months ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

kjs3 Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

ACs are so cute.

about 5 months ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

kjs3 Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

Docker is indeed hot right now, for some pretty good reasons.

  • - (Relatively) easy to use management wrapper around LCX, in particular quick deployment and a templating mechanism to describe container contents and deal with dependencies
  • - Uses a union filesystem to thiny provision containers, with development work to use other filesystem mechanisms to achieve the same goal
  • - There's a ecosystem to share containers similar to ecosystems around sharing pre-built virtual machines
  • - Backed by a commercial company

Sure...done before. Evolution, not revolution. Very useful if you fit it's use case.

about 5 months ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

kjs3 Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

As far as I can tell it's a chroot jail with different limitations. FTFY

about 5 months ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

kjs3 Re:Why that name? (88 comments)

If you had to guess what a piece of software called "Apache" did, what would you think? If you had to guess what a piece of software called "Hadoop" did, what would you think? If you had to guess what a piece of software called "C" did, what would you think? If you had to guess what a piece of software called "Postgres" did, what would you think? If you had to guess....blah, blah, blah...

about 5 months ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

kjs3 Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

Yes...I hate it when people don't explain what that whole "linux" and "java" thing is when they post. If I don't know what it is, noone does.

about 5 months ago
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Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

kjs3 Re:Let me guess.... (730 comments)

Whoa...looks like they're trying to get a head start on that whole royal inbreeding thing.

about 5 months ago
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Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

kjs3 Let me guess.... (730 comments)

Let me guess...overwhelmingly male, overwhelmingly white, angry that women and swarthy people are horning in on their privileges. Folks for whom the Tea Party didn't work out. Fun bunch, to be sure.

about 4 months ago
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Satellite Images Suggest N. Korea Has Restarted Small Nuclear Reactor

kjs3 Re:News For Nerds (121 comments)

Let me guess, you're a holocaust and climate change denialist too. Same hyper-selective use of facts to "prove" your point, while pretending the huge number of facts you excluded don't completely destroy your argument.

Point of fact, a nuclear war in Sagans era wouldn't have been about cooking off 500 devices over two decades or so, it would have been about slinging 50,000 devices over a day or two.

It's really maddening, because it's not possible to know if you're trolling or you really believe your steaming pile of shit.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Enterprise Level Network Devices For Home Use?

kjs3 Re:Old Cisco Equipment (241 comments)

Of course, if you want a gigabit switch that does layer-3, you're talking about $$$$, even on eBay.

I've had excellent luck with Dell L3 Gig switches off eBay. You can usually pick up an older 6000-series for around ~$300 and much less if your patient.

Also, if you can do fiber gig, the Cisco 3550-12G and 4912G can be had for much less than $100.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Enterprise Level Network Devices For Home Use?

kjs3 Ebay (241 comments)

I'm using used Cisco, Nortel and Dell gear purchased off eBay at home extensively. YMMV.

I've picked up Cisco 7200 and 3600 routers for less than $250 with a couple of 100baseT interfaces that can route and basic firewall at wire speed. Even a 4700 with 2 100baseT interfaces can keep up (barely). Just make sure that you get the software image you need, as you have to pay to upgrade (or steal it).

I'm pretty 'meh' on Cisco switches. They command a premium, and really aren't superior. I'd never pick up a Cisco chassis switch for the house; too loud and too much power draw. The Cisco gigabit switches generally are wildly overpriced. Almost anybodies gig copper managed switch can handle the home load. That said, if you have access to fiber NICs (dirt cheap), GBICs and fiber cables, things like a C3550-12G, C4812G and C3508G are going for dirt and are solid switches.

Dell switches are a tremendous value, especially considering the feature set (VLANs, QoS, LAG/LACP, etc). They upgrade the lines quickly (creating turnover on the secondary market), update even old ones and the software updates are free.

Nortel BayStack switches go for basically pin money because Nortel is no more and enterprise users are dumping them as fast as they can. They're every bit as good as the equivalent Cisco. Avoid the Nortel firewall/VPN gear; you really need to be able to get software updates on those, and you won't.

There's a vast amount of enterprise WLAN gear being dumped for pennies because most everyone is upgrading to 802.11n. I see keeping my 11a gear for years, as 54/108Mb is enough for almost everything an end-point needs short of 1080p streaming and 5GHz keeps you out of baby monitor and cordless phone hell. Just don't pick up anything that needs a controller to be useful.

P.S. - What everyone else said...get a UPS. Seriously.

P.P.S - Look at things like Vyatta and Linux/BSD based alternatives. Other than switches, I've pretty much ditched my enterprise options for these. I'm running them on retired, last generation, enterprise Dell servers. Loud, but rock solid.

about 9 months ago
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Theft-as-a-Service: Blocking the Cybercrime Market

kjs3 Re:Great, another magic gun for hunting unicorns.. (24 comments)

True. The vast majority of postmortems my team has done show the compromised server was "low hanging fruit", usually because of poor patching. I wait patiently for the day that IT Ops people learn that the bullshit "why patch the box, it's stable?" attitude is going to screw them in the end. I may not live that long, however.

about 10 months ago
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British Architects Develop Open-Source Home Building

kjs3 Re:Ah, the wikihouse - interesting but *so* expens (96 comments)

Mass producing housing at a price people can afford (hello, Mortage Crisis, goodbye Mortgage Crisis) requires a radical rethink of how we do construction: modularity, prefabrication, standardization - all the same things we did for every other technology we wanted to be cheap, easy and reliable.

It has been done before.

about a year ago

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