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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (315 comments)

All US TV stations should just show marathons of Trailer Park Boys all night. It's one of the funniest shows EVER.

yesterday
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (315 comments)

Too bad it won't work like they want. I love many shows from Canada...New Girl, Continuum, Trailer Park Boys (top 5 tv shows ever), ReGenesis, The Nature of Things, Doc Zone, etc. If CRTC actually showed a flow of money from regulations into various show productions and maybe make some marketing to show the public "Your $XYZ taxes help fund $A to Continuum, $B to Doc Zone" etc people might be far less upset.

yesterday
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re: (237 comments)

and often when the police's case falls apart and ends in a non-conviction they keep your stuff anyway. "Civil forfeiture" should be considered unconstitutional...if we moved back in time to the Colonial days this is the EXACT same thing the British were doing that lead to the War of Independence. Illegal seizures, no viable recourse, stealing property without rule of law or real proof of wrong-doing...when a DA does "civil forfeiture" they are considering the "property" itself guilty, as if your house or car has a intelligent consciousness that knows the difference between right and wrong and could have chosen not to be involved somehow. It costs at least $10K to take it to court, so the cops know if they take less than that it's not worth it. And since your property is being charged (not you) then it's considered "guilty until proven innocent", you have to pay for the lawyer, and you have to meet a higher standard of proving absolutely no drugs were ever involved (even before you owned it)

PBS article

yesterday
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

l0n3s0m3phr34k OH NOES! (237 comments)

But...how could we cope without all the botnet controllers, spam gateways, compromised .ru servers, and all the other wonderful users coming out of Russia? I agree that this could be very interesting if he did this; we could see the real impact of Russia's criminal internet community. The net might work better for awhile without .ru

2 days ago
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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

l0n3s0m3phr34k My rack (276 comments)

42u rack on coasters, with 4 running boxes. Cisco r180 router, 2016swr managed switch, cisco AP for wifi.
File server, 4u, 10TB+ (4.5TB raid 10), 10GB ram, i5 2.8ghz, 4x intel 1000pt nics (bonded in 2012).
HyperV: hp6005 w/ Athlon X4 3ghz, 10GB ram (runs multiple hyper-v VMs), w a 128GB SSD for the VM's
Domain controler: HP 6005 X2 2ghz
Sharepoint: HP 6005 X2 2gz

All that's in a rack, along with customize cross-over patch panels, all cat6. Outside the "datacenter" are 3 other boxes, 2 laptops, 1 samsung q1 (with an SSD and 2gB ram), and an hp mini.

I love the hp 6005's, SFF's for a test / home lab. low power consumption, but still decently upgradeable and 3 can fit on a half shelf. I had to cut a hole in the ceiling and rig up many fans blowing up into a homemade poster board "hood", and a fan / tube over the AC vent blowing down to make it "cycle". Dropped the temps in there 10+ degrees. The floor is carpet, so there are two levels of 1/2 plywood with commercial bathroom 4mm 2x2ft lanolium to roll the rack around on.

I got lucky recently, my building has been undergoing renovations and they've been throwing out old equipment and a few rack pieces here and there. Found 3x slide rails, some half-shelves, etc.

2 days ago
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Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

l0n3s0m3phr34k If it's not listed as illegal then... (213 comments)

Well, if it's not specifically "illegal"...I say whomever can make it up there should go for it. As long as the companies / countries aren't putting anyone (besides their own astronauts) in danger and aren't "militarizing space" then who cares?

about a week ago
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HP Buys Cloud Provider, Gets Marten Mickos To Head Its Cloud Division

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:LOL ... (35 comments)

I'll bet they both run the same CMS...just with some per-company tweaks. Even though I work at HP, I have no idea what kind of CMS our support site is running...if there even is a "single product" at all!

about a week ago
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HP Buys Cloud Provider, Gets Marten Mickos To Head Its Cloud Division

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:LOL ... (35 comments)

HPSC is Hewlett Packard Support Center. The URL is "gibberish" because it's an auto-generated page. We don't write static pages for products anymore...most companies haven't for years. Thus the "template" in there...our system pulls various info from all over (drivers, manuals, etc) and presents these pages. finding documentation is easy, there's a "Search" on almost every page. Sorry that it's not in a human-comprehensible URL format...

about a week ago
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HP Buys Cloud Provider, Gets Marten Mickos To Head Its Cloud Division

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:What's the angle? (35 comments)

Too bad it put this at 0 as an AC...good info there. I actually work at HP, in the Enterprise Services. It's almost mind-boggling how many VM's we run...for a single client, on a single blade rack, there is over 1,200 VMs running. Redhat, MS, Oracle's UVS, whatever might else be out there...I'd bet that in any single data center there's probably 100,000+ VM's running.

We use f5 load balancers, auto-starting ESX clusters...if a VM goes down it just moves over to a backup VM and alerts us; most times our clients have no continuity interruptions.

For me, it's much fun mucking about in such an environment, always learning new stuff! I think Meg is doing a really good job too bringing our company around. It's a HUGE company so it takes awhile lol.

about a week ago
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Obama Administration Seeks $58M To Put (Partly) Toward Fighting Ebola

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Why kill the virus when you can milk it? (105 comments)

I guarantee that the CIA is somehow involved in this. And ISIS, and Al Qaeda are both probably thinking about weaponizing it. ISIS "owns" whole cities and many of their core are university trained...combined with their suicidal tendencies; I fully expect "Zombies of Mass Destruction" for real in New York but with Ebola. Forget a "dirty bomb", infected US citizens coming back "under cover" to their families could wreak mass havoc.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Seeks $58M To Put (Partly) Toward Fighting Ebola

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Water and Aspirin (105 comments)

I've heard of some Africans raping virgins thinking that will cure their diseases.

about two weeks ago
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IT Job Hiring Slumps

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Innovation on hold (250 comments)

this too is a big reason there are less women in IT. Guys are more willing to stretch their experience...women are more conservative on their resumes...thus they don't get the job as often.

about two weeks ago
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HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Not the PSUs? The actual cables? (137 comments)

I work at HP, and I'm hoping my power cord I leave plugged in 24/7 starts a fire and burns my building down. Oh, the irony...an HP building burned down do to a faulty HP power cord!

about two weeks ago
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Switching ISPs Is Too Hard

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Equipment rental fees? (145 comments)

you can normally get a cable modem or dsl off Craigslist for $20 anyway!

about two weeks ago
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Switching ISPs Is Too Hard

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Switching is too hard? (145 comments)

technically the FCC said exclusivity at a multi-dwelling building is illegal, but yeah good luck with that.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Switching ISPs Is Too Hard

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Switching is too hard? (145 comments)

same problem here. Even though the FCC considers exclusivity contracts illegal, my apartment complex management barely comprehends how to turn on the lights or get the lawn mowed...trying to get them to bring another ISP in (that is available all around us) is like getting a chimpanzee to do calculus.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Switching ISPs Is Too Hard

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Seriously? (145 comments)

no, his wife should GET BACK IN THE KITCHEN and leave the computer alone. The computer is a boy thing...if she wants to have something electronic there's always a vacuum cleaner. /sarcasm

about two weeks ago
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Switching ISPs Is Too Hard

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Seriously? (145 comments)

I don't even know what my "ISP email" address is. I set it up two years ago cause ATnT forced me too...never checked it, never logged in. oops.

about two weeks ago

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