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The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'

mutu310 Only 20 GB left (144 comments)

... because 640 GB is enough for anybody :)

about a month ago
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Elo Chess Rating System Topped By Proposed Replacements

mutu310 Re:what now? (102 comments)

Actually he was born Él Árpád Imre but changed his name to a more Americanized Arpad Emrick Elo.

about 4 years ago
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ICANN Approves .xxx Suffix For Porn Websites

mutu310 Re:Wtf is xxx? (273 comments)

Your suggestions fail to make sense for the following reasons: 1) xxx is language-independent unlike your suggestions which are in English. 2) Something might be of sexual nature and deemed unsuitable for kids without being pornographic, hence ".porn" does not make sense. 3) Something might be targeted to adults, or else censored for adults (eg involving violence) and not be of sexual nature, hence ".adult" would be far too broad a term for what they are trying to achieve. 4) Something might be of sexual nature without involving sex, hence ".sex" might be confusing. 5) Regarding different cultures, I strongly believe that the meaning of a word lies strictly in its use. Once the Internet starts using .xxx, cultures will adapt and it will be universally understood as so.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Google Needs To Pull the Plug On Chrome OS

mutu310 Re:Opinionated Article is Confusing (266 comments)

Where's the super-like button? So many people use a PC *JUST* for browsing. They don't even need Google docs or printing or the like. They just want a browser. And currently they have to pay for more expensive hardware that can do all the extra background processing and support so many other features that they don't need or want to use, and are occasionally confusing to them. These same people will have a faster, cheaper experience.

more than 4 years ago
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Low-Power Home Linux Server?

mutu310 Re:Slimline desktop (697 comments)

Oh, and it supports Wake-On-LAN.

more than 4 years ago
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Low-Power Home Linux Server?

mutu310 Slimline desktop (697 comments)

Try looking for an old slimline desktop PC from eBay. Some have very low specs. I personally bought 12 of these when I found them at a real bargain price. The model I have is IBM Netvista A40p, I bought them for around $35 each (including shipping from Germany) and they have 1GHz and 256MB RAM. I guess when saving is what you want, buying new hardware kind of defies the point. These do the trick, and their usage is low (when I did some tests I saw around 25W usage).

more than 4 years ago
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Judge Rules Against RealDVD

mutu310 Re:No, Clearly a Horrible Anti-Fair Use Ruling (407 comments)

Or perhaps record labels and software companies should be forced by law to send replacement CDs/DVDs for free if you mail them a scratched disc with a self-addressed envelope. Of course, this has its cons though, such as a very good replica fooling the company that the disc is original, and they would send an original one back.

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7 RTM Reviewed & Benchmarked

mutu310 Re:Fast way to shut down! (792 comments)

Fastest Windows to shut down was Windows ME, closely followed by Windows 98. This basically involved a blue screen appearing before you even click on the start button, after which you press either the power button (to shutdown) or the reset button to reboot.

more than 5 years ago
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US To Require That New Cars Get 42 MPG By 2016

mutu310 Re:42mpg - that is rubbish fuel consumption (1186 comments)

Only problem is that the US gallon is about 83% of the Imperial gallon. 42 US mpg is equivalent to 50.4 mpg in the UK.

more than 5 years ago
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US To Require That New Cars Get 42 MPG By 2016

mutu310 Too bad (1186 comments)

Too bad that the world will end in 2012 :)

more than 5 years ago
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Adblock Plus Maker Proposes Change To Help Sites

mutu310 What is the point of the META tag? (615 comments)

Adblock Plus will then check the browsing history to see whether the user frequents this site (this could be specified for example as "visited the site on three days of the last week") and then display a notification

What is the point of having the META tag then? Why are they discriminating between users who have a meta tag and those who don't? Will web developers have to stay wondering whether increasing the size of their HTML is going to reap enough benefits? Can't they just do the same thing for ALL sites, irrelevant of the META tag or not? It's pretty obvious that if someone puts up ads on their website, they want people to view them and be interested in them.

more than 5 years ago
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How an Intern Stole NASA's Moon Rocks

mutu310 Not only at NASA... (123 comments)

In 2004, thieves did the same thing in Malta, and stole a $5M Moon Rock

"The problem the thieves have is what to do with it," Joseph Richard Gutheinz, a retired NASA agent who helped recover the Honduras rock, wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press. "They can try to sell it to private collectors or if they're sufficiently dumb, at an auction house."

more than 5 years ago
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South Carolina To Give 1 Laptop Per School Child

mutu310 Re:Umm ... who cares about the OS? (279 comments)

The next generation of people from a US state to be familiar with and at ease with using Linux would go a long way to accepting Linux as a serious desktop contender.

It's not going to change the world, mind you, but it's yet another step towards demonopolisation of OSes :)

more than 5 years ago
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South Carolina To Give 1 Laptop Per School Child

mutu310 I can already imagine it... (279 comments)

"Hey mom, could you give me a hand updating my kernel please?" On an equally serious note, will they be disallowed to use WINE until they're of legal age?

more than 5 years ago
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The Problem With Estimating Linux Desktop Market Share

mutu310 Re:Guesstimates? (409 comments)

I'm mainly a MS user myself. I do use Linux occasionally, but I end up using Windows. Why? Because I can't play the games I want to play on Linux. I don't hate Microsoft as much as I hate being forced to use Windows if I want to play games. I want the situation to be fair -- if it is, Linux would improve, and Microsoft will do an extra effort to improve Windows to stop the loss of market share -- end result is a win situation for general public.

more than 5 years ago
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The Problem With Estimating Linux Desktop Market Share

mutu310 Re:Guesstimates? (409 comments)

How about this? The EU decides that it wants to stop the monopoly of Windows for PC gaming and defines that game developers would need to follow certain criteria which would allow the games to be played on different OSes. This would be the ultimate blow to Microsoft, as gaming is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) excuse people give as to why they won't migrate from Windows to Linux. Such an influx of users would also mean that there are more 'hands on deck' to improve the Linux experience.

more than 5 years ago
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Can the New Digital Readers Save the Newspapers?

mutu310 My childhood wonder (289 comments)

I remember in my childhood around 20 years ago wondering if and when this will happen. My estimates at the time were just about right (I estimated this to be happening big in about 5 or 6 years' time). Yes, it works, up until people start adding new features to it and it becomes bloated.

more than 5 years ago

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Choosing a web vulnerability scanner

mutu310 mutu310 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mutu310 (1546975) writes "I've recently joined a web development company that creates websites (generally ASP.NET) for clients, and I've noticed that the web security is not so high, and especially the older websites are quite vulnerable. Since it is not feasible to do manual auditing on all websites, the automated scanner is probably the way to go with limited training. I've been handed the complicated task of deciding which is the best web vulnerability scanner, but I can't make up my mind because there doesn't seem to be recent (and fair) comparisons done. Do you have any experience with web vulnerability scanners? If so, do you have an unbiased recommendation?"
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Recovering data from a broken external hard disk

mutu310 mutu310 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

mutu310 (1546975) writes "Last November, I won a nice 1TB external hard disk in a lottery and I had filled up half of it with data, when Windows gave me a horrifying "delayed write failed" error. Indeed, a few reboots later and tesing on xubuntu gave the same results: the hard drive takes a long while to be detected and makes a grinding sound every 5 seconds or so. Xubuntu can't mount it, and XP tells me (after it freezes up my machine for a few mins) that the disk is not formatted.

Should I throw the box off the roof, or do I have any options for data recovery and/or hardware repair?"

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