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A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

ls671 Re:stupid comparison (501 comments)

Just fricking virtualize it with yet another kind of evil force field instead! Gee, new for geeks...

about a month ago
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Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

ls671 Re:Not surprising. (378 comments)

Guys, the ATM is in Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1,440 miles away from Montreal, Quebec. For US citizens, that's about 150 more miles than Miami to New York at 1,290 miles.

about 2 months ago
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Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

ls671 Re: Not surprising. (378 comments)

> and don't want to get sued for infringement.

No problems. You can only be accused of ignorance since Winnipeg is a little far from Quebec.

about 2 months ago
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Heartbleed Bug Exploited Over Extensible Authentication Protocol

ls671 Re:Lots of things can be exploited. (44 comments)

Hello William,

Simple solution is to patch it although it might be harder on some devices.

Agreed.

I do welcome these kind of reports, because they will motivate procrastinating managers. I know managers having big 'change resistance', with simple arguments like "Does it affect us?". These kind of report does tell them why it is much better to act now.

Maybe you could have your robot spell it to those procrastinating managers with something like "Danger, procrastinating managers!":
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

about 2 months ago
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Heartbleed Bug Exploited Over Extensible Authentication Protocol

ls671 Lots of things can be exploited. (44 comments)

Of course, lots of things can be exploited if you have a vulnerable version of openSSL running ;-)

Simple solution is to patch it although it might be harder on some devices.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Inspired You To Start Hacking?

ls671 Re:Not MIT but NTH (153 comments)

That's about it. more IT related although, t I started hacking to fix buggy software, network layers and hardware as well as to learn how to secure a system.

about 2 months ago
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Google Stars Extension For Chrome Leaks: Hands On

ls671 Memory leaks (26 comments)

Why isn't anybody talking about the actual subject: Memory leaks in Google Star?

Oh never mind, I think I get it now... ;-)

about 2 months ago
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Quad Lasers Deliver Fast, Earth-Based Internet To the Moon

ls671 Telnetting to the moon (131 comments)

Telnetting to the moon
Let me play amoung delays
Let me see what lag is like
On jupiter and mars

on "Fly me to the moon" from F.Sinatra

about 2 months ago
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Sony Bringing PlayStation To China

ls671 Drone pilots (41 comments)

Funny, I just read: China is behind in training future drone pilots and intends to catch up.

about 2 months ago
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Emory University SCCM Server Accidentally Reformats All Computers Campus-wide

ls671 Re:backups (564 comments)

I assume the guy was making a joke, +1 funny

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

ls671 Re:what's wrong with systemd (533 comments)

"So in other words you do not like it because it looks and feels different than what you are used too with old inet."

I didn't know systemd also replaced inetd. Is it planned to also replace apache and sshd as well in future releases?

Also, some people are less obsessed by boot time than others.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

ls671 Re:Alpine linux (533 comments)

Alpine is what I use everyday to send email, very powerful tool:

? HELP-Get help using Alpine
C COMPOSE MESSAGE-Compose and send a message
I MESSAGE INDEX-View messages in current folder
L FOLDER LIST-Select a folder to view
A ADDRESS BOOK-Update address book
S SETUP-Configure Alpine Options
Q QUIT-Leave the Alpine program

Copyright 2006-2008 University of Washington
Copyright 2009-2010 Re-Alpine Project

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

ls671 Re:launchd (533 comments)

And... What is your point?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

ls671 Re:Slackware (533 comments)

True enough, that's exactly what I realized the other day while searching for documentation and hitting an Ubuntu forum post dating back to 2006 or something...

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

ls671 Re:Slackware (533 comments)

Damn,

I meant:
I use Slackware since 1995 and I have never viewed it as "alternative" before ;-)

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

ls671 Re:Slackware (533 comments)

"Slackware is an alternative mainstream Linux distribution"
Funny that one of the oldest distribution (1993) has become an "alternative" one...

I use Slackware since 1995 and I have viewed it as "alternative" before ;-)

about 3 months ago
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Google May Be $1 Billion Behind In Tax Payments To France

ls671 Re:So few (199 comments)

I agree, ask France to send me a billion please.

about 3 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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