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61.9% of Undergraduates Cybercheat

mat128 Re:Cybercheat? (484 comments)

And about 97% of drivers "velocitycheat", or drive faster than the posted speed limit. See, I can make up new words too!

You mean speedhack? :)

more than 3 years ago
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Sell Someone Else's Book On Lulu!

mat128 Creative commons anyone? (260 comments)

The book offered on Lulu has the following mention:
Product Details
Copyright Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0

Hmm?

more than 3 years ago
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San Francisco Just As Guilty In Terry Childs Case

mat128 Re:Not Surprising (330 comments)

If you don't "write mem" your configurations, you don't deserve to be an admin at all.

more than 3 years ago
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Intel's Superchilled Test Rig

mat128 Re:Big advantage? (147 comments)

If you read TFA (but this is /.), it says he used a retail processor. He was also limited to a single-socket solution, which means no multi-sockets server boards.

more than 3 years ago
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Intel's Superchilled Test Rig

mat128 Re:I'ld rather have a recently-fabricated HP Alpha (147 comments)

RAMBUS is dead. I remember the old days where you could get a Pentium 4 that used RAMBUS. This shit was always overrated and super expansive. I knew people who had 128MB of RAMBUS (and you had to buy this shit in pair too) who wanted to upgrade to something descent for the times, like 1G. They ended up getting a whole new computer for the price they would have paid for their RAMBUS, and their new computer was much faster than their old one.
Also, Intel EPSD does server stuff. Check it out.

more than 3 years ago
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Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" Frozen

mat128 Re:Debian = Apple (202 comments)

apt-get remove users-like-you

more than 3 years ago
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Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" Frozen

mat128 Re:Debian? (202 comments)

I switched from Debian to Ubuntu three years ago, but I'm very seriously considering switching back. My theory was that Ubuntu LTS releases were roughly equivalent to Debian stable, and that regular Ubuntu was somewhere between testing and unstable. The second half of that works out sort of okay, but using Ubuntu LTS as an alternative to Debian stable is a bad choice. The upgrade path from one LTS release to the next is horribly painful, because you have to upgrade to each intermediate release. And, in practice, I find the every-six-months big-bang upgrades more intrusive and problematic than the continual, incremental upgrades on Debian testing or unstable.

Not anymore, you can directly upgrade from LTS to LTS.

more than 3 years ago
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Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" Frozen

mat128 Re:Debian? (202 comments)

Try running Microsoft's equivalent to it -- oh no wait, you can't.

As a side note, you probably learned with your experience of things breaking, with windows you probably learned how to fix some problems using GUIs, third party apps and limited logging capability.

more than 3 years ago
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Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" Frozen

mat128 Re:sweet! (202 comments)

Mod this guy as informative! Having worked with Ubuntu developers on some bugs, I can say that non-Ubuntu specific fixes are sent upstream where they get commited.

more than 3 years ago
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400 Turns of Civilization V

mat128 first post (320 comments)

a first for me!

more than 3 years ago
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FreeBSD 8.1 Released

mat128 Re:That's nice, but... (46 comments)

I agree, and besides all this stuff they need to provide an easy way to install it using a PXE server. They have a bugged bootloader (BTX?) since 7.2 so I still have to use 7.1's loader to deploy any new versions. On top of that, I have to uncompress/untar/cpio a bunch of archive just to get access to the actual installer config file... and do the whole process again to get a disk image bootable from PXE.

about 4 years ago
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Austrian Swimmers Told To Shut Their Mouths At Public Pools

mat128 Re:Simple solution... (4 comments)

Exactly what I was going to suggest ;)

about 4 years ago
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Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets

mat128 Re:Thats supposed to be obvious? (204 comments)

I was kidding about the marketing dept ;)
I'm sure the UI team gets pushed features down the throat by people making decisions :(

more than 4 years ago
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Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets

mat128 Re:Thats supposed to be obvious? (204 comments)

He writes code for these things, he doesnt write the UI! That's done by the marketing dept!

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Refuses To Patch Rootkit-Compromised XP Machines

mat128 Re:"Updates regularly" (330 comments)

They keep patching them for security updates, if you don't necessarily need the latest and newest...

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Refuses To Patch Rootkit-Compromised XP Machines

mat128 Re:"Updates regularly" (330 comments)

Then stay on the LTS releases and have 3 years of support (5 on the server edition) so you don't have to upgrade as often!

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Refuses To Patch Rootkit-Compromised XP Machines

mat128 Re:Time to reinstall it all (330 comments)

Please remember that you tried Ubuntu 10.04 *beta 2*... Comparing a beta version of an OS against a final, second iteration of a major kernel version (vista was 6.0, 7 is 6.1)...
Also, nVidia puts much more testing in it's Windows drivers than the linux ones, reason being their market is much more on windows than linux, but at least they're trying, unlike ATi (or AMD).

more than 4 years ago
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Toyota Acceleration and Embedded System Bugs

mat128 Re:Maybe it's not a bug, maybe it's an Easter Egg. (499 comments)

I can't believe they dont do code reviewing by peers and stuff like that. They have a pretty good mentality about things and I guess that applies to software coders as well.

more than 4 years ago

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