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Russians Suspected of Uroburos Spy Malware

miffo.swe Proof? (137 comments)

So any google translating script kiddie can make malware that puts the blame on Russia by just throwing random ruskie strings in and searching for alleged russian virii?

Who came up with this scheme, the same person that talked about WMD in Iraq?

about a month and a half ago

Killing Net Neutrality Could Be Good For You

miffo.swe You broke my BS meter! (361 comments)

Net neutrality is important, both to keep the big players from keeping small players out of the game but also to keep people informed that this is something they should really worry about.

If the internet providers are unhappy with providing roads to the internet perhaps they should divest into content. But i have no inclination to pay twice.

about 2 months ago

HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

miffo.swe Goodbuy HP! (385 comments)

I used to buy HP servers all the time but this move will not land them any deal whatsoever in the future. I rarely use their downloads except for an occasional d/l of a bios/firmware update, and 100% of the time because of some bug that made something not work.

I am annoyed as hell with their premium charging for disks, especially SSD disks that they markup really big. 600$ for an 100GB SSD SATA MLC disk?

Wringing money out of your customers at the same time as cloud computing is taking off is not a smart move. A desperate attempt at getting the last money out of your market before it collapses perhaps, but not smart.

about 2 months ago

Are New Technologies Undermining the Laws of War?

miffo.swe The US is undermining the Laws of war. (317 comments)

The technology is not undermining the established laws but the US use of the tech sure does. Using depleted uranium, murdering civilians based on shoddy intelligence, torturing people with new methods, social media puppetry, wholesale wiretapping etc is just things that have been avoided before but has been reintroduced when they could do it in new ways.

The technology is not the problem at all, its the people using it.

about 3 months ago

Apple Updates MacBooks and Mac Pro Desktop With Haswell, "Unified Thermal Core"

miffo.swe Not my beer! (464 comments)

Great, now apple will sue every brewery for their innovative design of the beer can. Guess beer will have to come in milk cartoons soon.

about 10 months ago

Florida Activates System For Citizens To Call Each Other Terrorists

miffo.swe Re:Well color me not surprised. (501 comments)

"The Stasi was primarily an organ of political control"

Do you think for one second that Stasi did not use the exact same rhetoric as NSA, Homeland Security etc? What they did and what people in east germany thought they did are not at all the same.

about a year ago

Smartphone Screen Real Estate: How Big Is Big Enough?

miffo.swe My Samsung Galaxy Note II has the size i want. (320 comments)

While 5.5" may sound way to big it really is a pretty good size for what i use it for. No problems holding it on call and at the same time enough screen to be able to do anything on the web with ease and watch movies etc comfortably. Imho its just a matter of taste really and what you use your mobile for. If all you do is making calls then a large screen will of course suck.

Personally im still waiting for the mobile that can replace my desktop. I suppose any phone with an intact Linux distribution in it would fit the bill rather nicely.

about a year ago

US Congress Rules Huawei a 'Security Threat'

miffo.swe Is the free trade not so fun anymore? (186 comments)

First off i have a very hard time believing backdoors are built in the large networks they sell. In complex systems like that its next to impossible to hide things in the long run. Anything suspicious would have been found in the audits.

This looks like a try at restricting import with arbitrary reasons without any substance behind them. I am sure many countries smile at this as they get to block American goods like GM corn etc citing safety reasons, and now they can use US own rhetoric.

about a year and a half ago

Europe Joins Forces In Massive Simulated Cyber Attack

miffo.swe Ehhr... (36 comments)

If someone is really out to hurt the infrastructure an DDoS attack is not that efficient. A shovel do much bigger damage if applied on a couple of strategic fibers. DDoS attacks is just nuisance and putting all efforts into stopping those but forgetting just how much damage someone malicious can do easily IRL is rather stupid.

Ten people that cuts a bunch of fiber could black out most of Sweden with ease if they just snip the right ones.

about a year and a half ago

Illegal Downloading Now a Crime In Japan With Increased Penalties

miffo.swe Re:Fighting Piracy is Good for Open Source (286 comments)

We need to keep separate antipiracy mechanics and antipiracy. Often the various antipiracy stuff is just badly disguised walled gardens not really there for fighting piracy but more about controlling content.

But overly i agree, the less piracy the more popular open source stuff.

about a year and a half ago

Torvalds Uses Profanity To Lambaste Romney Remarks

miffo.swe Re:As a Mormon, Conservative-ish Linux user... (1223 comments)

You dont need to be brilliant to spell it out like Torvalds do, it just takes enough balls to tell the truth. People need to try it out more.

about a year and a half ago

Torvalds Uses Profanity To Lambaste Romney Remarks

miffo.swe This is good for Linus. (1223 comments)

We all know Romney are just as crazy, unethical, slimy and backhanded as Obama. Calling it out as it is just makes Linus look better. Same goes for religious people. We need more people with balls enough to say what they really think. Right now we have a very small minority that sets the agenda for everyone else because they are to afraid to speak their mind. People even go to church because they are afraid to lose their jobs otherwise.

about a year and a half ago

Google Could Face Heavy Antitrust Fines In the EU

miffo.swe Re:Boho said Microsoft. (292 comments)

There are strong connections between Foundem and Microsoft. Microsoft has been working very hard to get competitors to Google to complain.

about a year and a half ago

Apple Wants Another $707 Million From Samsung

miffo.swe Whats the point? (316 comments)

The trial will be either tossed out or redone with judge less hostile to Samsung. And the jury foreman, that guy must be paid by Samsung because he has shot more holes in the jury decision than Samsungs lawyers could ever have done with a haubitzer.

about a year and a half ago

Google Could Face Heavy Antitrust Fines In the EU

miffo.swe Boho said Microsoft. (292 comments)

As this comes directly from Microsoft and a couple of paid minions of them its pretty lame. Its so obvious who is behind this. What Google should try to do is to get any remedies they have to do be written down as much of it is applicable to Microsofts own promoting of MS Office inside Windows and its Server products etc.

When you cant compete, litigate. If everybody laughs at you for the sheer audacity, get a couple of toady minions to do your dirty work.

about a year and a half ago

More Warnings About High-Frequency Trading

miffo.swe Re:How fast should it go? (500 comments)

The function of the stock market is not to make you able to buy and sell stocks based on what other people might pay for them. That is an unfortunate side effect.

Some people like you have long since abandoned stocks as a way to distribute risk and capital investment among more than one investor. Instead you view it as a game where its all about tricking some poor sod out of their money. Where the fuck do this contribute in any way to anything? Personally i would be all over a stock market that was regulated back to what it was first meant to be, somewhere i could invest in good ideas and ventures based on how much they would pay off in dividends, not inflated stock prices.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Computer For a 7-Year Old?

miffo.swe Get him into creating things, not consume. (423 comments)

My 6 year old girl had struck a balance between creating things and consuming at the computer. She draws, writes and build things in Minecraft. Internet is used to mostly go to youtube and learn new stuff she then applies to making things. This is something i think is very important and what will differ the kids when they get older. Some kids will just use the computer as a media hub to make the hours go away between sleep sessions, some will use them to create things.

Unless the child is steered towards creating on the computer it will be better off without one at all. Nobody is going to get a job because they can chat, play games, surf 4-chan or make badly spelled comments on Facebook. The ones getting the jobs are the ones that has learnt to use the computer as just a tool to get a task done. The other ones will have lost much of their younger years of development to mindless drooling and as a side effect, have a complete lack of concentration, focus and patience.

about a year and a half ago



How many admins per user/computer have you seen?

miffo.swe miffo.swe writes  |  more than 4 years ago

miffo.swe writes "Im trying to find the normal rate of technicians/support tech per user or computer in your average it-shop. When searching around i cant find that many examples or any statistics.

We manage around 900 computers (mostly Windows XP) and 25+ servers (mostly Linux). Around 2600 users of varying knowledge, mostly pretty low. I cant find any statistics on this so real world examples are very welcome since we do this on one sysadmin (me) and 2 sneaker techs. Are we seriously understaffed or is this normal?"



First day at work, ohh glorious day!

miffo.swe miffo.swe writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Hi again!

I had a wonderful first day at work! The very first thing i did was installing k12ltsp, a terminal server for linux aimed at schools. I was utterly amazed by how incredibly easy it was to install the redhat based dist. Only a couple of minor tweaks was nessecary to make things work. The only trapdoor was when i installed ncpfs to get user info and home dir from NDS in Netware. Since our users lies in containers their names becomes name.container like for example user.bleh. The problem was that the newer useradd wich ncpfs use doesnt accept usernames with . in them. I dont know if that is how it should be or not but after i had donwgraded to a shadow-utils package from RedHat 8 things works like a charm.

Good i love my job!


Beginning a new employment.

miffo.swe miffo.swe writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Today ill be beginning my new employment as an admin at a local school district. I am very pleased that they run linux with novell and not just MS crapola stuff. I see this as a great opportunity to use linux to save money and hopefully make the system much better. First thought is tossing MS Office and upgrade to Star-office instead of to MS Office XP. That should save a bundle even with additional training. After the apps is converted to cross-platforms its much easier to convert to linux.

Since i have been using linux since 96 at home i have been keen to work with it professionally too. Time to catch a coffee and some breakfast!

See ya!

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