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IBM Pays GlobalFoundries $1.5 Billion To Shed Its Chip Division

mu51c10rd Interesting spinoff (84 comments)

As they say "when the chips are down..."

2 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

mu51c10rd Re:Prison population (407 comments)

And 26% of people will immediately post correcting them.

5 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

mu51c10rd Re:Prison population (407 comments)

I read on the internet that 92% of statistics are made up. Then again, I also ready that 84% of people are bad at math, whereas 28% are not.

5 days ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

mu51c10rd Conversion (387 comments)

There's a metric sh*#load of those.

So...what is that in imperial measurements?

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?

mu51c10rd Re:Man up (279 comments)

I ran shielded CAT5e outside underneath the vinyl siding. No drywall holes to patch, no fish tape to use, and very easy cable runs. Just poke through where you want the drop and use some sealant. If you look at the house, you can't even tell where the cable runs are.

about two weeks ago
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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

mu51c10rd Re:Same as it's been forever. (303 comments)

This.

Try running Microsoft Integration services on anything other than a RHEL derivative. Same with CA, Symantec, and who knows how many other closed source software providers. They only supply binaries and instructions for Red Hat. Therefore, those of us who need to run large systems that have third party software tend to prefer Red Hat's ecosystem.

about two weeks ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

mu51c10rd Re:Monitoring software (236 comments)

Then again, much of western Europe plays to a more labor friendly environment. Far more days off, no copays/deductibles/coinsurance plus premium healthcare...and even have paternity leave. The guy has a point...all these advancements were supposed to lower our workday. Instead, the average worker has lost benefits (pension plans, more burden on healthcare, less vacation days), and is far more productive...with much lower wages.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

mu51c10rd Parenthood (575 comments)

I have kids. I think of them. I have no need for these backdoors Eric Holder wants. I know what my kids do and who is with them. Please stop the "think of the children" excuses for these intrusions.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

mu51c10rd Re:rather telling. (269 comments)

Microsoft is still so divorced from its customer base

Divorced? Some of us prefer a retraining order...

about three weeks ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

mu51c10rd Re:It's sad (427 comments)

im happy letting google think my sole function in life is to play plants vs zombies.

Don't you get it? You're not supposed to tell Google the truth in a shell account...

about three weeks ago
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Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon

mu51c10rd Re:I can already see (197 comments)

Putin revealing his masterplan of placing a giant laser on the moon and having a maniacal laugh...

Nothing James Bond can't fix...where is Roger Moore these days...

about a month ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

mu51c10rd Re:Civil war (474 comments)

The vote was a 55-45 margin...and conducted in a safe manner without much in the way to dispute. No reason for riots nor civil war. I also don't think enough was on the line for anyone in Scotland to feel motivated to take up arms. Remember northern Ireland and the IRA? How did that work out for the common person?

about a month ago
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Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

mu51c10rd Darth NSA (236 comments)

I have altered the agreement...pray I do not alter it further...

about a month ago
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I think next winter will be:

mu51c10rd Re:European... (148 comments)

wondering if there'll be any Russian gas coming this time around to keep me warm

Not sure where to go with that one...

about a month ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

mu51c10rd Re:why? Better for Comcast to not know (418 comments)

This.
A thousand times, this.
I never thought any good would ever come from the distribution companies owning the content companies...and I turned out right.

about a month ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

mu51c10rd Re:This may be the way to escape from Comcast (418 comments)

A VPN? That's hiding internet traffic from them, which is precisely their problem with Tor.

I am sure most office workers and many small businesses are going to have a problem if Comcast starts blocking vpn traffic. Then again, use an SSL vpn instead of IPSec and I don't see how they could block it.

about a month ago
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Hackers Break Into HealthCare.gov

mu51c10rd Re:Jesus wept, will people never learn? (150 comments)

Easy, because one of 3 things:
1. It is too expensive and no one wants to budget for it.
2. I.T. is severely understaffed and forced to work in reactive mode, not proactive mode.
3. They have the security in place, but it is so complex and covering such a large architecture, it is not well-monitored nor maintained for fear of breaking something.
This being the US federal government, there are probably about 100 different contracted companies for all the various parts of and pieces, with no federal IT employees overseeing any of it.

about a month and a half ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

mu51c10rd Re:So what was the plan? (848 comments)

Since Crimea? Honestly, Putin has been using force for some time now. He invaded and pacified Chechnya, followed by an incursion into South Ossetia...with a followup into the rest of Georgia. Now, he is in Ukraine. I suppose for an encore...Armenia, Belarus better beware. The Baltics are in the best shape...they are NATO members.

about 2 months ago

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Cisco purchasing Sourcefire

mu51c10rd mu51c10rd writes  |  about a year ago

mu51c10rd (187182) writes "According to this, Cisco is purchasing Sourcefire for 2.7 Billion dollars. It remains to be seen what their plans are for popular open source products such as Snort and ClamAV. Forks anyone?"
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Nurse Chapel has passed away

mu51c10rd mu51c10rd writes  |  more than 5 years ago

mu51c10rd (187182) writes "A piece of Trek history has quietly passed away. Majel Barrett Roddenberry of Star Trek fame passed away on December 18th. She carried various roles from Number One in the TOS pilot episode, to Nurse Chapel, Deanna Troi's mother, to all the ship computer voices up to the soon-to-be-released movie. She will be missed. The article on her passing is here."
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SCO chooses to lose their Unix business

mu51c10rd mu51c10rd writes  |  more than 6 years ago

mu51c10rd (187182) writes "SCO has chosen to try to opt out of the Unix business by selling it to York Capital Management. There is an article at Computerworld detailing their decision. Perhaps SCO has finally thrown in the towel and we won't be subjected to more SCO news?"

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