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Coca-Cola Reserves a Massive Range of MAC Addresses

nadamucho Re:Not particularly massive... (371 comments)

So all three are right. I posted looking at it as them using one out of sixteen million available. /8 is looking at it as having 16 million unique addresses. /16 is looking at it as half of the bits available.

about 9 months ago

Coca-Cola Reserves a Massive Range of MAC Addresses

nadamucho Not particularly massive... (371 comments)

They were allocated a single 3-byte OUI, or prefix. When you realize that 16 million OUIs were originally available, it's like making a big deal that a company was granted a /24 IP range.

about 9 months ago

Researchers Claim Facebook Is 'Dead and Buried' To Many Young Users

nadamucho calendar, calendar, calendar (457 comments)

Just wait for College to start. Of the social media tools available, there's nothing better for calendar and social event management.

How do you quickly invite tens, dozens, hundreds of people to a party, rally, debate, play, show, election orsports event and keep them in the loop for time, location, theme updates? What tool do you use to maintain membership to a dozen groups, academic, social, or otherwise?

There's a lot of fluff to Facebook, but for certain use cases, it is untouched.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Review Sites Do You Consult For IT Equipment?

nadamucho Innovation in benchmarking (129 comments)

My go-to sites are those which go beyond the benchmark and get real-world data beyond a 3-minute number crunch.

HardOCP had their custom heatsink with the thermo-probe for more reliable temperature measurement.

Techreport has been phenomenal over the years in this. They built a custom PSU tester to test the loads of any or all of the rails at once. Then they had their "inside the second" articles diving in to frame latency, which led to better Radeon drivers. More recently, and still running, is their SSD deep-cycle test, which is already showing blocks beginning to fail on SSDs.

The innovation factor and time taken to really dive in are things I don't see elsewhere.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Hands-On Activity For IT Career Fair

nadamucho Cable untangling (121 comments)

Tangle a bunch of old parallel port and VGA cables with CAT5, CAT5e, and CAT6 cables, plus SATA and some DVI. Time them to get you the SATA cables and 3 CAT6 cables.

1 year,24 days

How Are You Celebrating National Sysadmin Day?

nadamucho Giving notice (200 comments)

Didn't know it was Sysadmin day, but I, the Sysadmin, am giving notice and moving on to another IT firm.

about a year ago

Weebots: Driveable Robots For Babies Who Need Them

nadamucho Future fighter pilots (72 comments)

Who needs to train them to ever get up and walk? Just let them sit in larger and larger, more responsive chairs. They'll fly our jets with better reaction time than our top guns. Oh, but make sure there aren't any TABLES IN THE ROOM [Video @2:20]

about 2 years ago

Verifying a User By Following the Movements of Their Mouse

nadamucho 3 profiles for me please (101 comments)

I'll need to train 3 modes: 1) Optical/Laser mouse 2) Trackpad for my laptops 3) Optical/Laser mouse when I'm eating Cheetos

more than 2 years ago

Mercury Turns Out To Be a Weird Little World

nadamucho Melting away? (90 comments)

Does anybody else think this resembles the result of putting a small, EMPTY, potato chip bag in the microwave for 3-4 seconds? The arcing on the metal instantly melts the plastic, which globs up due to surface tension and shrinks. Try it, you'll like it.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Info On Upcoming Handhelds?

nadamucho Re:Phone Feature Wishlist (71 comments)

I can give you a list of about a dozen phones which fit the bill, other than number 11. You'd be better off with an external Li-Ion battery like Energizer/XPAL. They come in many sizes, the smallest of which holds enough juice to charge an average smartphone to full at least once, in my use usually twice. You may also look into the inductive mats. The battery capacity is reduced a bit, but if you are typically listening to your music in your car or at your desk, you can leave the phone on the mat and it will stay juiced up.

more than 3 years ago

Gulf Bacteria Quickly Digested Spilled Methane

nadamucho And it traversed the ecosystem... (136 comments)

The bacteria were consumed by the plankton, the plankton by fish and crabs, fish and crabs by the birds.. Then the birds fell from the sky and the fish and crabs washed up on shore. Oops.

more than 3 years ago

'Eternal' Solar Plane Stays Two Weeks Aloft

nadamucho Don't click the link! (37 comments)

The video is two weeks long!!!

more than 3 years ago

Physicists Discover Universal "Wet-Dog Shake" Rule

nadamucho Pioneering work indeed (97 comments)

I hope the Nobel committee has been notified! Now all that they need it to make the doggy-sweater with piezoelectric fibers and we can reduce our fossil fuel dependence. Note to self: invest in IAMS

more than 3 years ago

Funeral Being Held Today For IE6

nadamucho Just wait til an hour after they leave (194 comments)

There'll be another man, dressed in camo, to walk up and piss on the grave. I may or may not take credit.

more than 4 years ago

AIDS-Like Virus New Threat To Koala

nadamucho Blame CmdrTaco (120 comments)

I'm pretty sure I know how this all started..

more than 4 years ago

US Patent Office Fast Tracks Green Patents

nadamucho OOh an opportunity to Patent-Troll (136 comments)

I'm going to patent the patenting of green patents. That way, while everyone is pursuing the effort to GO green, I'll be EARNING green!

more than 4 years ago

Synchronize data between Linux, OS X, and Windows?

nadamucho Dropbox (2 comments)

I use dropbox I use it to sync my Windows 7 PC, Linux VM, and Mac in the lab at school. It's a pretty simple interface. You install the program on each computer and it gives you a dropbox folder linked to your account. Any files you put in there are instantly synced to the dropbox server and the other systems if they're on, or once they're turned on. It has a public folder so you can share a link with others, and you can share a synced folder with another dropbox user. It was recommended to me by my teacher at the beginning of the semester and I wasn't interested, but I checked it out and have found great utility from it. It even allows you to log in from any computer to the website and upload and download files from the web interface. First 2GB are free, and I think they have plans for 50 or 100GB accounts.

more than 4 years ago


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