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Daylight Saving Time Linked To Heart Attacks

ls671 Re:Sleep -1? (240 comments)

I know people who are pretty much timed like sheep. I bet these are the most affected.

about three weeks ago
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Xbox One Reputation System Penalizes Gamers Who Behave Badly

ls671 Karma? (183 comments)

They just added karma to xbox accounts?

about three weeks ago
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Google Glass Signs Deal With Ray Ban's Parent Company

ls671 Re:fuck me (125 comments)

I am quite over 21 but I am still pretty. I am 78.

Interested?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will Older Programmers Always Have a Harder Time Getting a Job?

ls671 Re:It will depend on who is in the management chai (379 comments)

It's all related to the most profitable configuration for the company.

Most companies out there, especially the big ones, know pretty well what they are doing. Typically, a ratio of one as senior as possible resource for 20 juniors that don't have a clue. Shield this up with meticulously written contracts and a good team of lawyers and you end up making more profits than doing the right thing.

about a month ago
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OpenSUSE 13.2 To Use Btrfs By Default

ls671 Re:Beta testers (91 comments)

To be objective; did btrfs got more stable lately? Did suse tweak it?

about a month ago
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OpenSUSE 13.2 To Use Btrfs By Default

ls671 Re:Beta testers (91 comments)

I still click on ext3 on new installs....

about a month ago
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'Chicken From Hell' Unearthed In American Midwest

ls671 Re:But what did it taste like? (78 comments)

Actually, it tasted more like wild ducks than farm raised ducks.

about a month ago
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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

ls671 Re:From the Article (220 comments)

Maybe. But don't forget certs are only used to authenticate you. The authorization is made on the server and the authorization part is what is really meant by credentials:

"A credential is an attestation of qualification, competence, or authority issued to an individual by a third party with a relevant or de facto authority or assumed competence to do so."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Certs only authenticate you, making sure who you are. Perhaps wrongly, we sometime use "credentials" in a more permissive way, extending to authentication.

That's OK. People mix auth and auth all the time (authentication and authorization).

about 1 month ago
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Lego Robot Solves Rubik's Cube Puzzle In 3.253 Seconds

ls671 Re:alas ! (60 comments)

Well, I guess it also depends on "how well" the cube is when you start.

Is there anybody that knows the longest possible sequence of move one would have to do in order to resolve the cube? In order words: what is the worse configuration to start with when you try to resolve it.

I think our robot could spend more than ~3 seconds resolving it with worse configurations.

Now: Let's design a robot to mix the cube for the other robot and have a data set, not just one run.

about 1 month ago
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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

ls671 Re:From the Article (220 comments)

your credentials to the server. This is not he case wih a cert auth,

More precisely said: your private key is never sent to the server. That's why it is called "private".

Because even when using a client cert to auth, your credentials are indeed sent to the server. Otherwise, how could the server auth you?

about 1 month ago
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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

ls671 Re: From the Article (220 comments)

I guess his point was that you usually need a passphrase to make a private key usable. Unless the private key is not password protected. At the end of the day, private key + password protected key is most often recommended.

about 1 month ago
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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

ls671 Re:From the Article (220 comments)

Could you please come meet me first thing in the morning?

-your field supersivor

about 1 month ago
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Japan's Alleged Death Threat-Making, Cat-Hacking Programmer Says He's Innocent

ls671 Re:Android (69 comments)

Root beer and KitKat

about 2 months ago
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11-Year UK Study Reports No Health Danger From Mobile Phone Transmissions

ls671 I agree (180 comments)

I agree. If I say so, then it must be true!

about 2 months ago

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Interesting review on global warming

ls671 ls671 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ls671 (1122017) writes "I am currently listening to an interesting video presentation on global warming by Warren Meyer. You can get the torrent from Mininova at:

http://www.mininova.org/search/?search=Catastrophe+Denied&cat=0

Please note that Mininova only offers legit torrents since a while now, so no piracy involved in downloading it ;-)

Although the guy would be categorized as a "skeptic", he doesn't deny the temperature is rising so he doesn't sound to "extreme" in presenting his point; he seems to be mostly reviewing the evidence provided by what he calls the "climate alarmists". He seems to be doing a pretty good job at it and he seems to be using a rather scientific approach.

Anyway, have a look at it if you are interested on this topic. Also, this seems to be fresh (late 2009, early 2010) ;-)"

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Boy Floats Away In flying saucer looking Balloon

ls671 ls671 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ls671 (1122017) writes "FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A 6-year-old boy is floating over northeastern Colorado in a homebuilt balloon and authorities are racing to try and rescue him.

The balloon, in the shape of a flying saucer is covered in foil and filled with helium. It has a compartment for a passenger underneath. It lifted the boy into the air near Fort Collins Thursday morning after the balloon became untethered at the boy's home.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/21306839/detail.html"
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EtherApe to monitor your network traffic

ls671 ls671 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ls671 (1122017) writes "I like to monitor our systems with tail -f on the various log files and going back into them if needed to understand what happened but this tool is just too cool. I now keep it running on my desktop reserved exclusively to the tail -f of the log files side by side with the xterms. Read More Here"
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Stratum 1 ntp server myth

ls671 ls671 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ls671 (1122017) writes "There is a myth that prevails in the ntp community; it is better to connect to low stratum (e.g. stratum 1) servers in order to get more precise time. This is false quite often. It is explained here along with examples of poorly configured ntp servers."
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Linus on debugger

ls671 ls671 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ls671 (1122017) writes "A few months ago, I wrote in Slashdot that I do not use debuggers, except to reverse engineer code. CryBaby then started to pick on me telling me I was stupid and too lazy to learn how to use one. I felt all alone in the world since I do not know many people that share my views on this subject ;-) I searched for opinions and I was glad to find that Linus shares my views. Is there only Linus, 3 other guys that I know and myself thinking this way or there are more people agreeing in the /. crowd ? Read details here"
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Apache reverse-proxy to secure your infrastructure

ls671 ls671 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ls671 (1122017) writes "This article explains how to set up a secure and efficient environment. Logically, it is comparable to the setups used in large corporations like banks, governments, military, insurance companies etc. We will do this using a single computer with 4GB RAM, apache mod_proxy in reverse proxy mode and the freely available vmware-server. Read the article Here"
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Fooling around with deep cycle batteries and UPS?

ls671 ls671 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ls671 writes "I have been experimenting with deep cycles batteries connected directly to APC UPSes for a while and I have grown tired of fooling around with battery chargers (since UPSes can't handle recharging a deep cycle battery). I was looking at a cost of approximately 5000$ to implement a robust solution and I finally came up with a solution that only required to invest 1000$ more than I had already done. You can view the results here."

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