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ladybugfi Re:IANA (109 comments)

I Am Not Anonymous?

more than 3 years ago

MythTV 0.23 Released

ladybugfi Re:worth upgrading? (214 comments)

Two weeks ago I was running Mythbuntu 9.04 with MythTV 0.21. I upgraded first to 9.10 with myth 0.22 and then immediately to 10.04 with myth 0.23.

I was very surprised how smoothly the upgrade process went. All I had to do after the upgrades were to fix DVD udev rules and reconfigure the 5.1 audio. Nothing got majorly broken.

That said, I'm having some LiveTV stability issues with 0.23, which nobody else seems to be experiencing. I also had an issue with DVD mount crashing the mythtv frontend but that has now been fixed in the daily auto-builds.

more than 4 years ago

Linus Torvalds For Nobel Peace Prize?

ladybugfi Re:Linux Peace Prize? (541 comments)

No, I think the correct Nobel prize for him is Literature. People have got it by writing in weirder languages.

more than 5 years ago

ACLU Sues For Records On Border Laptop Searches

ladybugfi Re:Hide your private information on a USB stick. (337 comments)

Weeeelll... Alternatively you could store your stuff in an online backup/sync service, such as Mozy, JungleDisk or Dropbox. Remove your critical stuff from your laptop before boarding and sync them back when you've arrived. This assumes the availability of a network connection and some extra time at your destination, though. And if you don't want to rely on the encryption offered by Mozy and JungleDisk but want to be REALLY sure about security of your files, use TrueCrypt containers for holding your stuff and backup/sync only the containers. Technology to the rescue!

more than 5 years ago

Does Dell Know What Women Want In a Laptop?

ladybugfi Re:Stereotypes usually have some kernal of truth (669 comments)

Next time you buy groceries why don't you glance at all the mags at the checkout. Count how many have something about "Lose weight in 2 weeks" or "See how J-Lo dropped the pounds" or similar. Then come back and tell me again, sincerely, that women don't want to hear dieting tips.

...but we generally don't want to hear them from our boyfriends when we try out new outfits.

There's time, place and a good way of bringing up potentially unpleasant issues, telling your spouse that "you look fat in those jeans" is not going to net you any karma points.

more than 5 years ago

PDF Vulnerability Now Exploitable With No Clicking

ladybugfi Re:Not PDF vulnerability ... Adobe vulnerability (206 comments)

You are mistaken! Open source implementations also got it wrong, it isn't just Adobe. See for example problems in poppler here. Since there are apparently different problems in several independent JBIG2 format implementations, maybe the format specification isn't as clear as it should be?

more than 5 years ago

The Slow Bruteforce Botnet(s) May Be Learning

ladybugfi Re:Solution: Public Key Auth (327 comments)

It really makes me wonder where they're getting them.


more than 6 years ago

Why the Widening Gender Gap In Computer Science?

ladybugfi Re:Here's an idea (1563 comments)

You hit the spot, although not in the way you seem to think. Everyone seems to think CS/CE degree is about programming and produces only programmers. While CS is fundamentally about finding out what can be automated and how, programming is just a small subset of all possible CS career paths.

If we start marketing CS degree as a stepping stone to interesting careers and not just as a quick route to a cubicle farm somewhere, women will be interested. We need project managers with people skills who understand programming, we need UI designers who are familiar with the underlying technology, we need architects who know how to get management support for good quality initiatives etc.

I do have a CS degree but have always found programming mostly boring. I know how to do it and after graduating have taught myself a couple of new languages, but I'm not a programmer at heart. Thus I don't usually do coding, I do computer and network security.

more than 6 years ago

NASA Draws On Open Source For Shuttle Bug-Tracking

ladybugfi Re:PHLEGM already taken... (83 comments)

Well if you say in Finnish "se prakaa", you mean that it breaks. Fitting...

more than 6 years ago


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