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Ask Slashdot: Single Sign-On To Link Google Apps and Active Directory?

omkhar Sync or Federate (168 comments)

Why would you sync rather just allowing federation? Just consume a SAML token through AD Fed, or an OAuth token via Google.

about a month and a half ago

Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

omkhar Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

CanCon doesn't mandate playing Canadian music per se. Time spent by the hosts reading the news or other such content counts towards CanCon.

about 3 months ago

RSA Warns Developers Not To Use RSA Products

omkhar Re:The obligatory NSA question (128 comments)

for one, SHA-2 is a hashing algorithm, not encryption. Secondly, although the math is sound, the algorithm which generates the seed for the PRNG is allegedly based on constants which make the crypto trivial for the NSA to brute force.That algorithm is known as Dual_EC_BRDG.

about a year ago

Pakistan Boycotting Call of Duty, Medal of Honor Games

omkhar Re:Really? (220 comments)

In most ME countries they really don't give a fuck about piracy.

Or you could look at a globe.

Pakistan is the Middle East now?

about 2 years ago

Air Force Foresaw Fatal F-22 Problems; Rejected $100,000 Fix As Too Expensive

omkhar Cost... (232 comments)

But would that 100K 1 time cost, have led to a much more expensive battery of tests to re-validate the entire aircraft?

Its like a 2 line code change that causes 100hrs of test cases.

more than 2 years ago

A Multitasking GUI, Circa 1982

omkhar multitasking before 1982 (203 comments)

Contrary to TFA, multitasking existed before 1982

more than 3 years ago

Best IT-infrastructure For a Small Company?

omkhar Re:Why do you want to keep webserver inhouse? (600 comments)

maybe a halon fire suppression system.

Halon hasn't been advocated for years, what with the nasty side effect of depleting oxygen and killing people and stuff. Water + insurance + good backups is the current best practice.

more than 4 years ago

Why Apple Doesn't Market Squarely To Businesses

omkhar Re:May be for desktops and laptops (510 comments)

Linux license cost is free and there are lots of resources (people mainly) are available

sorry to be pedantic, but this is a common and incorrect assumption regarding Linux TCO. If you're running a production server, you get a production license/support agreement. You can't, and shouldn't expect there to be zero cost in a production environment.

more than 4 years ago

Why "Running IT As a Business" Is a Bad Idea

omkhar Re:He is correct (364 comments)

You can't forget that proper management of exceptions can lead to forming new standards. For example, if IE is the standard (heavans no) and FireFox has grown to 80% marketshare internally (tracked through exceptions) it could be a valid case to change the standard.

more than 4 years ago

Why "Running IT As a Business" Is a Bad Idea

omkhar Re:He is correct (364 comments)

IT does book profit but the problem is that if we make accounting more efficient with our hard work all the accountants get nice bonuses and we get to go fuck ourselves.

You mean like how the Sales guys get the bonuses, while the accountants get screwed? Or how the execs get to not go to jail when internal audit discovers and issue before the next external audit?

Your logic is highly flawed.

more than 4 years ago

Next Linux Kernel Due Early March

omkhar Re:Will the kernel ever get to 3? (196 comments)

That's incorrect, IBM has allowed employees to choose whatever OS they want - including official support for Linux and Windows, as well as skunkworks support for Mac.

more than 4 years ago

Office Work Ethic In the IT Industry?

omkhar Pay by the hour vs milestone (709 comments)

If you're paying them by the milestone - great. If you're paying them by the hour, start cracking down.

more than 4 years ago

DVD-CSS's Encryption Not Enough? Here Comes DECE

omkhar Re:DRM hurts legitimate customers only (361 comments)

So tell me, who do I hurt if I pay once for a CD or DVD, then rip or pirate it and play the unlocked files on any/every device I own? Who do I hurt when I lend my copy to a friend (who, if he finds he likes it, may even purchase his own copy)?


Your assumption is that your friend will buy a copy. Hollywood is afraid they might actually have to make movies that people want to buy.

more than 4 years ago

A Mixed Review For Google Chrome On Linux

omkhar No x64 Chrome plugin for Gears (223 comments)

I'm running F12 x64 and I downloaded the Chrome beta. Why hasn't anyone pointed out that the lack of an x64 Gears plugin is rather silly?

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Finally Open Sources Windows 7 Tool

omkhar Re:PROOF! (284 comments)

ehm, back in my day we called it the Big Kernel Lock. You kids!

now get off my lawn!

about 5 years ago

Saying No To Promotions Away From Tech?

omkhar Re:Idiot (410 comments)

That is not true at all. My company (IBM) has both technical and managerial paths. Look up IBM Distinguished Engineer and IBM Fellow in wikipedia when you get some time. Technology companies usually maintain two paths.

about 5 years ago

LHC Shut Down Again — By Baguette-Dropping Bird

omkhar Re:Impossible to operate? (478 comments)

or it was thrown out of a passing aeroplane.

Thrown out of a passing aeroplane? Really? Have you tried opening the windows on an aeroplane recently? I suppose someone could have flown over in a bi-plane... but really?

more than 5 years ago



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