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How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

nukem996 Re:whine (226 comments)

The problem is being a developer and running an infrastruture are both full time jobs. When you ask developers to run their own infrastructure things get neglected. When things get neglected things eventually break and they break bad. I've seen this happen when development should be focused on customer facing issues.

about 3 months ago
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Ubuntu Phone Isn't Important Enough To Demand an Open Source Baseband

nukem996 Re:What an open source baseband can be. (137 comments)

This seems like something you could fix by hard coding the supported freqencies in silicon.

about 4 months ago
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Linux Voice Passes Its Crowdfunding Target

nukem996 Re:Magazines in 2013? (57 comments)

If you RTFA you'd see that this is an on-line publication in which you can choose to get a print copy. They promise to release their content 9 months after the print/premium user copies go out under the CC. They're also promising to donate part of their profits to open source projects.

about 7 months ago
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AirPlay Alternative Mirrors and Streams To TVs and PCs

nukem996 Perfect (62 comments)

An open source based HDMI key so I can finally get one device that plays all my content over DLNA. This has great potential to also work for PC gaming in the living room. From the Gogo description I gather it has a hardware h264 decoded, which would make it an interesting PC in the living room(think NVIDIA Shield)

about 7 months ago
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Linus Torvalds Admits He's Been Asked To Insert Backdoor Into Linux

nukem996 Kernel work is government work for engineers (576 comments)

The kernel of any operating system serves software in the same way governments serve the people. Its taking the politcs out of government. The goal is to make the best system which fairly distributes its resources amounst its users/people most efficiantly so that they maximize their utilization. At the same time it is secure enough to withstand unruly users/citizens and out side agressors.

about 10 months ago
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New Operating System Seeks To Replace Linux In the Cloud

nukem996 Re:So... no separation between system and userspac (335 comments)

If you read through the slides the core OS is only capable of running a single thread. What this looks like to me is a highly specialized OS that relies entirely on the hypervisor to do everything for it. Its basically a specialized version of Java with enough glue and support to run on a bare hypervisor. They started with Java and just implemented everything it needs to run on a hypervisor. Assuming the JVM is fully implemented it should greatly increase a Java apps performance because its gotten rid of all the extra OS overhead. Because of that you would have to exploit the JVM and be limited to what you can do in Java. At that point you could fully read the file system but on this system the only files on this system would be for that one application. The only password file on the system would be the one for this application which if exploited on a normal system would be all the attacker would have access too.

about 10 months ago
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Adapteva Parallella Supercomputing Boards Start Shipping

nukem996 Re:IBM Cell Processor Again? (98 comments)

Well up until Sony disabled the otheros option you could buy a PS3.

about a year ago
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Adapteva Parallella Supercomputing Boards Start Shipping

nukem996 IBM Cell Processor Again? (98 comments)

How is this not any different then IBM's Cell Processor? You know the one in the PS3. Sure it didn't have as many cores but its the exact same thing and it didn't do well. A big part of the problem was the overhead caused in memory transfer from the host system to the individual cores. The other part was each core only had 512Kb of RAM, these only have 32Kb!

about a year ago
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Most Companies Will Require You To Bring Your Own Mobile Device By 2017

nukem996 And thats the problem (381 comments)

I'm perfectly happy having corporate e-mail on a phone I pay for 100%, but I refuse to allow anyone to have control over my phone but me. My company encourages e-mail on our personal phones but require stock firmware, non-rooted, the ability to remote wipe, and the ability to change security settings on my phone. I'm fine if there is a requirement that I have remote wipe ability but I should be the only one in control of it. And telling me that I can't run alternitive firmware due to "security concerns" is ridiculous! Until I can get just get corporate e-mail on my device the way I want it I'll be happy with it and use it, until then they can pay for the phone if they want to control it.

about a year ago
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Fedora 18 Installer: Counterintuitive and Confusing?

nukem996 But hes using KDE! (458 comments)

His whole review is on KDE. Now granted Fedora might of setup KDE wrong but their main suggested desktop is gnome. I really didn't see anything wrong with the installer. Still better then Windows.

about a year and a half ago
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Nokia Engineer Shows How To Pirate Windows 8 Metro Apps, Bypass In-app Purchases

nukem996 Why would he release this? (268 comments)

Does anyone else find it weird that he released this, espcically before a fix is out? Thats common courtesy in security. Even more wouldn't this hurt his company more then Microsoft?

about a year and a half ago
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Oracle Makes Red Hat Kernel Changes Available As Broken-Out Patches

nukem996 And? (104 comments)

How is this news? Anyone can get the current sources for any Redhat package, customer or not. Those sources contain the patches. All Oracle is doing is downlaoding them and importing them into git and making that git repo public. The company I work for already did the same thing since we use a custom kernel but still want the Redhat patches.

about a year and a half ago
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Political Science Prof Asks: Is Algebra Necessary?

nukem996 Algebra in college? (1010 comments)

I learned algebra in middle school not college. At least where I went to college calculus was the first college level math. Anything lower didn't even count toward your math credits.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: VPN Service For a Deployed US Navy Ship?

nukem996 The Navy? (349 comments)

The Navy doesn't have any spare capcity in its data centers for this? This seems like another waste of tax payer money by outsourcing something that could clearly be done easier internally.

about 2 years ago
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JavaFX Runs On Raspberry Pi

nukem996 Well duh (147 comments)

No shut its running like shit hes using a VNC session. If I recall correctly the PI has hardware accleration, if he was using that it would be much much smoother.

more than 2 years ago
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Asteroid the 'Size of a Minivan' Exploded Over California

nukem996 Re:Two things holding up asteroid tracking (279 comments)

I can't speak for the rest of the world but Americans are mostly reactionary. Even if there is a high chance something bad will happen no one will care until something bad does happen. Then everyone complains about how something should of been done to prevent it and politations go overboard with an exspensive solution their contributors can profit greatly from while being minamaly effective.

more than 2 years ago
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Iran's Oil Industry Hit By Cyber Attacks

nukem996 Re:how long? (115 comments)

I suppose you're implicating Iran in the 9/11 attacks, though it's hard to imagine anyone could be so ignorant.

Well most people still think Iraq had something to do with 9/11. With the push for war against Iran I wouldn't be surprised more people started to beleive that.

more than 2 years ago
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88-Year-Old Inventor Hassled By the DEA

nukem996 Re:Yet Another Terrible Flamebait Slashdot Summary (757 comments)

The DEA doesn't think he's running a meth lab, they think people who run meth labs are buying his product to use.

And he should be punished for what other people may or may not be doing with the components of his device?

The DEA has started keeping a much tighter rein on the active ingredient in his product in order to keep it out of the hands of the aforementioned meth labs (just like they did a couple years back with buying decongestants using psuedoephedrine). His response was:

He was supposed to pay $1200 for a license to handle this chemical and refused.

Why should he have to pay $1200 for a license to use a legal chemical to make a legal product? Sure I can understand an application fee but $1200 is a bit much.

He was asked to keep tabs on who bought the product to the extent that he would report "suspicious" bulk purchasers. He refused.

First of all keeping track of customers costs money and makes you ensure no one(but the government of course) can access this data. If its leaked he could be held liable. Second I have a right to privacy as a consumer. The government should never be able to force a company into keeping records.

The DEA asked him for proof that he has security where his product is made to keep people from stealing the active ingredient. He sent them a picture of his dog sitting in front of his garage.

Again the government has no right forcing a person or business to use any type of security measure to protect they're possessions. If his products get stolen the only person thats affected is him, no one else.

He also does not appear to be able to tell the difference between the DEA and the TSA, as the article points out. This does not suggest he is good at dealing with bureaucracy

Really who isn't?

more than 2 years ago
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How Can I Justify Using Red Hat When CentOS Exists?

nukem996 Re:A good backup plan (666 comments)

The other thing I forgot to mention is if you do run into a bug RHEL is much more likely to fix it in a timely manner then CentOS will. This is especially the case if you run into a bug that is unique to your situation.

more than 2 years ago

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Do you use IPv6?

nukem996 nukem996 writes  |  about 2 years ago

nukem996 (624036) writes "Yes, native through my ISP!
Yes, through an IPv6 tunnel
No, but I would if my ISP offered it
32 bit addresses should be good enough for anyone
I use IPvCowboyNeil"
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Phoronix has confirmation of a GNU/Linux Steam Client

nukem996 nukem996 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

nukem996 (624036) writes "After initially reporting in 2010 that Valve is work on a native GNU/Linux client one has finally been confirmed! Michael Larabel recently visited Valve's Bellvue, WA based office and has been able to see it himself. Included in the article are screenshots of the client running and speculation of a release!"
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Good Gigabit 802.11N Home Router?

nukem996 nukem996 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

nukem996 (624036) writes "This week I will be moving into a new apartment with a very fast Internet connection(100M with the possibility of 200M in the future). I'm used to running OpenWRT on my Linksys WRT54G router and would like a well supported router to replace it. While researching routers I found most reviewers were using the default firmware and since I'll be putting on OpenWRT I'd like to know how well it works when using that. My requirements are gigabit LAN and WAN, 802.11N at 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz, well supported by OpenWRT and/or DD-WRT, and USB support would be nice. I was thinking of going with BUFFALO WZR-HP-AG300H but some reviewers say there are range and dropping issues. My ISP suggests the Apple Airport Extreme which isn't supported by OpenWRT or the D-Link 825 which has connection problems as well and a few friends told me to stay away form D-Link. What does slashdot think?"
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nukem996 nukem996 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nukem996 (624036) writes "There seems there is a lengthy discussion on the LKML about whether or not non-GPL kernel modules should be allowed into the kernel. It seems many are now pushing for a complete ban of non-GPL kernel models after January 1, 2008 and have submitted patches warning uses of this. Of course Linus has posted his opinion on the list which basically states that the vanilla tree will not be the one that pushes this out it will have to be other sources."

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