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Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle

pegdhcp Re:Then don't sign the contract (189 comments)

It is general practice in OEM/ODM manufacturing that the buyer decides methods of production, especially QA and even logistics, maybe even HR... It is the sole responsibility of manufacturer to decide the situation is viable or not. They can either choose to go with the deal or not. It is their (claimed only in this case) expertise in the first place which attracts buyer to their facility. If they are not able to see or tell the problems in the business model on table it is their fault not to make corrections before the problems' occurrence.

about three weeks ago
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A Brilliant Mind: SUSE's Kernel Guru Speaks

pegdhcp Re:Who're you bullshitting? (61 comments)

Unlike you I will express my views not behind the AC, you fucking moron... There are several reasons, most discussed in /. in detail, so one is expected to know at least some like losing control of clear text configuration details and losing access to clear text log files.

about a month ago
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A Brilliant Mind: SUSE's Kernel Guru Speaks

pegdhcp Re:Ubuntu quite buggy distro? (61 comments)

If it is not in beta, users are not expected to file performance reports. Even in beta, this is optional.

about a month ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

pegdhcp Re:Goddamn it! (276 comments)

Unfortunately that was the case in my time. I should know that, as I was on the list of Cisco Certified SalesPro and SupoortPro trainers, with permission to establish a lab for certification of said *Pro people. I am sure whatever certifications you have are of far more better quality, this is the basis of Cisco training program.

Cisco certification is better than MS and Check Point is better than Cisco AFAIK, with a serious margin of error, based on territory and certification authority. Again this is my (unfortunately true and based on facts) view. Your take naturally can be different, but BS is one of the most effective tools of trade in commercial certification. That is why we still have universities...

about a month ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

pegdhcp Re:Goddamn it! (276 comments)

This is unfortunately true for most certification programs. In Cisco SupportPro training (1996 I guess) I remember some of my classmates' points was better in the exam performed before training than the certification exam. That was because, in the first exam they used a simple criteria that "which answer is most costly and Cisco friendly", but in the actual exam they tried to use the training material they were given...

about a month ago
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Why the Time Is Always Set To 9:41 In Apple Ads

pegdhcp Re:Fascinating (109 comments)

We all knew it was becoming an organized religion...

about a month and a half ago
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Photon Pair Coupled in Glass Fiber

pegdhcp News for nerds!?! (91 comments)

For some reason I was not compelled to pay 30+ USD for a seemingly very important paper, describing the future scientific base of (quasi ?) secure communications.

about a month and a half ago
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Suspected Ebola carriers in the U.S. ...

pegdhcp Re:Should be sent.... (349 comments)

Or they should stay in and around Wall Street...

about 2 months ago
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Largest Sunspot In a Quarter Century Spews Flares

pegdhcp Re:News for noobs? (46 comments)

When I saw

A degradation of the HF radio-communication

part, I was puzzled. If that was a reference to a network close to Sun, they should not use HF on satellites. Then I read the whole sentence and felt sorry for the need of explanation...

about 2 months ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

pegdhcp Re:How about we hackers? (863 comments)

In early 90's it was necessary to recompile Ultrix Kernel when you have added a new SCSI on the external bus. It was an improvement to the competition that must not be named, as you could do the compilation on premises without paying a licence fee tor the C compiler... If you do not like the heritage we have in Unix, you can switch to the popular OS that is based on VMS...

about 2 months ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

pegdhcp Re:How about we hackers? (863 comments)

As I've said on many occasions, I've had race conditions completely stop boot scripts in their tracks before (pre-upstart RHEL). Any talk of a binary log is a red herring, plain and simple.

Saying, on many occasions, that you cannot manage and modify your startup scripts by hand for boot problem prevention, hardly qualify you as an adviser on system management issues.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Books On the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla?

pegdhcp Re:Not a narcisisst (140 comments)

This is interesting, thank you for that. However in my opinion, it is better to have a simple design in high power systems.Those converters seem to be very complex...

about 2 months ago
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How English Beat German As the Language of Science

pegdhcp Re:WWII proably didn't help much either (323 comments)

Yes otherwise Soviets would be first to send a satellite into the orbit and a human to the space. Also USA would be in need of Soviet rockets to send their astronauts to the ISS as of now... Ah, wait, I was trying to see what is happening in an alternate reality and suddenly a paradox occurred I guess.Sorry guys...

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Books On the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla?

pegdhcp Re:Not a narcisisst (140 comments)

Sorry, but as the frequency rises, path taken by the current shifts to the surface. You can search for the skin effect.

about 2 months ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

pegdhcp Re:Just fucking leave it alone! (774 comments)

For firewalls or any (well most) of application proxies interrupt per second capacity is more important than data thru-put. So not about terabytes that can be handled but about CPU performance I would be worried with OpenBSD in a firewall. However it might be a good indicator to balance load across devices if an OpenBSD box is overloaded, instead of trying to increase the performance of a single box. But no harm from trying a little. And for my home system, definitely OpenBSD... I am thinking about where I would backup my data during installation over Linux partitions at the moment....

about 2 months ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

pegdhcp Re:Is this a troll about systemd or is this real n (774 comments)

As far as I can understand they are fscking serious.... OK guys, so long and thanks for all the fish. Any variant of BSD (OK, except the shit Apple is selling) for my cup of tea...

about 2 months ago
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The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'

pegdhcp Re:Traffic is up? (144 comments)

They are basically providing meta-data (even meta-meta-data). Aside from RIAA and clueless judges, I was assuming most people are seeing their service as legit as it gets.

about 2 months ago
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The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'

pegdhcp Re:Traffic is up? (144 comments)

My reason not to give my ID, (even if it means paying for a service which can be taken free by showing an ID Pardus anyone???) is simply that I do not know when the database they use to store my ID will be either hacked by a script kiddie or raided by a foreign government. My domestic government already has full access to my person and data, there is no need to increase my accessibility (!)....

about 2 months ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

pegdhcp Re:Remote management (155 comments)

Ultrix used to mark bad sectors on the fly, as far as I could remember, if the disk was not a SCSI...

about 4 months ago
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Project Zero Exploits 'Unexploitable' Glibc Bug

pegdhcp Re: microsofties here is your chance to party (98 comments)

I felt very old, seeing the -almost- standard assembler practices called old school. When I was young, most CPUs had lots of undocumented instructions, usually due to overuse of Karnaugh. Given the basic electronic structures are still the same, I have a strong suspicion, that position still holds true...

about 4 months ago

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Miss Universe's visit to Guantanamo

pegdhcp pegdhcp writes  |  more than 5 years ago

pegdhcp (1158827) writes "The latest winner of Miss Universe Contest (during which, no IQ test is performed, obviously) had visited the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, and as far as I can read (before my brain started to melt and drain from my ears) she wants to stay there forever. It seems that the original blog entry is off the air at the moment but that probably would not be the end of this story. Poor Chavez, I would not want to be in his shoes, when the phone rings, and the call is from Cuba..."
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Partial collapse in Antarctic ice shelf

pegdhcp pegdhcp writes  |  more than 6 years ago

pegdhcp (1158827) writes "There are reports on a catastrophic failure in Wilkins Ice Shelf. Following were first ones to catch. We probably will need to develop gills soon, preferably before the discovery of "governmentally acceptable scientific evidences"...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilkins_Sound

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jnjYmtmAnaPQ4YWKA6WpWdm2X8yAD8VKMVQ80

http://www.mercopress.com/vernoticia.do?id=12976&formato=HTML

http://environment.newscientist.com/article/dn13530-antarctic-iceshelf-hanging-by-a-thread.html

http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/press/press_releases/press_release.php?id=376 "

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Microsoft's offer for Yahoo

pegdhcp pegdhcp writes  |  more than 6 years ago

pegdhcp (1158827) writes "While this is not the first time Microsoft and Yahoo are flirting it might be the last time as Microsoft is offering 44.6 Billion USD at 62% premium over the actual market value of Yahoo. Here goes my Yahoo Groups' memberships..."
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Article about gaming history, from a user's view

pegdhcp pegdhcp writes  |  more than 6 years ago

pegdhcp (1158827) writes "This article is about gaming devices and their history from a user's perspective. I think it would be useful for new generations to learn what it was like before..."

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