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Supreme Court Upholds Most EPA Rules On Greenhouse Gases

lactose99 Re:Give me a break. (109 comments)

Uh, Big Business is doing a fantastic job of destroying the middle-class without the EPA even being involved.

about 3 months ago

OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

lactose99 Re:"Please Put OpenSSL Out of Its Misery" (304 comments)

You do know that you can use the SAN environment variable to create UCC certs without having to modify openssl.cnf right? Its much easier to create multiple UCC certs that way.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Managing Device-Upgrade Bandwidth Use?

lactose99 Re:3Mbps?!?? (159 comments)

Hell, I still think the FCC counts it as high-speed even now in their broadband reports.

about 9 months ago

FreeBSD Removes GCC From Default Base System

lactose99 Re:Just one question (333 comments)


GCC in the FreeBSD base is stuck at v4.2.1 as that was the last version licensed under the GPLv2. As this is about 7 years old by GCC standards a newer compiler is a welcomed change and since CLANG is BSD-licensed it is more in line with the project's goals anyway.

1 year,9 days

Lowell Observatory Pushes To Name an Asteroid "Trayvon"

lactose99 Re:zimmerman stalked the poor kid (588 comments)

You try being followed by a stranger late at night in your neighborhood and see if you don't feel even the slightest bit provoked or concerned. Zimmerman followed when he shouldn't have and now someone's dead because of it.

1 year,14 days

How To Build a Simple Open Source Server Monitoring Solution With Mobile Support

lactose99 Re:Try Zabbix, it's free (58 comments)

Seconded, Zabbix with the ZAX Android client works very well in my setup here (sometimes too well, I hate getting alerts at 3am).

about a year ago

Google Storing WLAN Passwords In the Clear

lactose99 Re:Have an untrusted network (242 comments)

Anybody who wasn't already assuming that all networked devices for which you haven't personally reviewed all the source code are anything other than hostile network actors has way too much time on their hands.


about a year ago

Describe Any Location On Earth In 3 Words

lactose99 one better (478 comments)

I'll describe the entire Earth in only 2:

Mostly Harmless

about a year ago

EA Is the Game Company Disney Was Looking For

lactose99 Re:Great... (254 comments)

Now all EA games will come with free misery AND a Force Choke...

...only if you preorder at Gamestop

about a year ago

Microsoft Azure Overtakes Amazon's Cloud In Performance Test

lactose99 Of course it is! (82 comments)

When no one's using the platform of course its going to be faster than the competition when shared resources are concerned.

about a year and a half ago

Website Calls Out Authors of Racist Anti-Obama Posts

lactose99 Re:Racism should be okay. (423 comments)

impeachment yes, assassination no

about 2 years ago

Website Calls Out Authors of Racist Anti-Obama Posts

lactose99 and its down (423 comments)

wow, site goes down right as its being discussed....

about 2 years ago

June 6 Is World IPv6 Day 2012: This Time For Keeps

lactose99 Re:Cisco (463 comments)

If you're relying on RAs or DHCPv6 for server networks then you have bigger problems, not unlike rogue DHCP servers in IPv4.

more than 2 years ago

June 6 Is World IPv6 Day 2012: This Time For Keeps

lactose99 Re:I'm not changing to IPv6 on a specific date... (463 comments)

It would be more constructive to use whatever energy needed to pressure legacy IPv4 holders to give-up their space to start planning a move to v6 or at least a dual-stack architecture. This is like people complaining there's still momentum left in the cassette tape when CDs have been around for years. Postponing the inevitable doesn't stop the inevitable from happening.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: DD-WRT Upgrade To 802.11n?

lactose99 what about Homeplug? (196 comments)

Not a answer to your question per se, but I ran into a very similar problem when I moved to a new apartment 2 years ago. Rather than upgrade everything to 802.11n (and suffer the whole issue of too many wireless cooks in the pot as everyone now has their own access point) I got two Homeplug v2 adapters and moved my router to my office. Cable modem connects to my coax, which is then plugged into a Homeplug. The 2nd Homeplug then goes to the WAN interface on my house router. Works like a charm and I can still use wired connections for all my workstations.

Just a thought. I would have considered the 802.11n route but there's way too much activity in my area to make that feasible for 8+ machines (my 802.11g access point does work well for the 2-3 wireless devices I use regularly though, especially now that my access point is in my office and spaced further away from my neighbors' APs).

more than 2 years ago

Apple Moves To Stop Kids Racking Up iTunes Bills

lactose99 Re:In other news... (232 comments)

To be fair, it isn't mentioned anywhere in the pamphlet you receive with the iPhone or iPod, its buried within the iTunes website terms-and-conditions (at least last time I checked). If there were a warning label you had to pull-off each new iDevice I'd be right there with you, but you really have to look for it to find the iTunes lockout timeout (at least you did before this story broke).

That being said I'm generally not a believer of ignorance-as-a-defense, but I can certainly see why Apple would change this behavior and why the FTC would look into it.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Moves To Stop Kids Racking Up iTunes Bills

lactose99 Re:Sounds like... (232 comments)

No its not, its providing an ALTERNATIVE to what might become bad behavior.

more than 3 years ago


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