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Smartphones For Text SSH Use Re-Revisited

old_skul Re:Ick (359 comments)

I'm pretty sure you have never, ever done any real systems administration of any sort. For you to make uneducated, broad statements such as this...if I had mod points, I would mod you trolling. Having worked in IT for 20 years, I can tell you that there's been plenty of scenarios in which a smartphone with an SSH client was or would have been invaluable. When I'm on call, and I'm at a restaurant, and a critical service gets broken by someone and I need to intervene, a netbook or laptop aren't practicable.

about 4 years ago

OS I'd Most Like To See Make a Comeback

old_skul You guys are nerds (763 comments)

99% of you never touched a Be machine. Just because you think the idea is cool, you voted for BeOS.

Personally, I'm waiting for the next version of Sinclair Basic.

more than 4 years ago

Complex Life Found Under 600 Feet of Antarctic Ice

old_skul ALL THESE WORLDS... (237 comments)

,,,are yours except Europa. Attempt no landings there.

more than 4 years ago

DRM and the Destruction of the Book

old_skul Re:Can someone explain to me... (419 comments)

Agreed. When I saw this article my reaction was "Oh look, the blowhard is at it again."

He should stick to blogging and the occasional soapboxy young adult book.

more than 5 years ago

Judge Rules Against RealDVD

old_skul Re:Real "took over" online media???? (407 comments)

I guess you have to have been around the net since around 1996, when Real burst on to the scene. They were among the first to offer video to the desktop, long before Flash, Macromedia Director, or any of the now-Adobe ilk came into vogue.

It used to be that in Windows, you had to install a 3rd party player to play video. Real was the industry leader and all the media companies released in Real format (.rm, .ram, etc.). Their player was nifty at first, but like all do-it-all players, eventually became a bogged-down bloatware monster.

more than 5 years ago

Judge Rules Against RealDVD

old_skul Double edged sword on this one (407 comments)

While I hate RealNetworks and all it stands for, and will never forgive them for taking over online media with their crappy bloated players and codecs....I think I hate the movie industry just a little more. Especially Sony Pictures. I think the net effect (as usual) is that this sucks for consumers.

more than 5 years ago

Space Shuttle Endeavour Heads To Space Station

old_skul Re:Foam fell off and struck the shuttle (79 comments)

Here's an idea I don't know if anyone's thought of yet:

Put the foam on the INSIDE of the ET.

more than 5 years ago

How Do I Prevent Lan Party Theft?

old_skul I used to run large-scale LANs, and... (758 comments)

...there's a simple solution. It's called a waiver. Each attendee signs a piece of paper on the way in waiving their right to sue the organizer. This includes damages from theft, disaster, or stupidity.

We got those, and also promised each of our players that we'd keep an eye on things, but that they needed to secure all of their valuables. Computers and monitors aren't easily walked away with, and they're also easily secured with a security cable, so we recommended that as well.

Just make sure that you're not responsible, and make sure your attendees know it, and things will take care of themselves. We ran 600+ attendee LANs with this in place and never had any trouble.

more than 6 years ago



old_skul old_skul writes  |  more than 8 years ago

old_skul (566766) writes "There's a new Knoppix out, and it's bigger, better, stronger and faster than previous versions. The new Knoppix Live DVD has over 9GB of compressed packages, making it the most hardware compatible and most software-rich Knoppix ever."




old_skul old_skul writes  |  more than 11 years ago On Thursday, 2/6/2003, I was given 5 moderator points. I squandered them on otherwise useless posts, but the good ones had already been modded up. yay.

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