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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...

yesterday
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

pegdhcp Re:How about we hackers? (803 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...

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

pegdhcp Re:How about we hackers? (803 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.

2 days 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 2 months ago
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Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

pegdhcp Transistors was there but memory was not? WTF (78 comments)

This should be a new component in electronics, right? "Memory" as a component! I should not stop reading periodicals after the school.Or maybe somebody should star reading such, before copy pasting crap...

about 3 months ago
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Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN

pegdhcp Re:From TFA (113 comments)

First of all IANAL,
2nd of all, I will state Turkish practice, which was shaped on European (Swiss and German in this case) law. keeping those in mind:

In a commercial relation/contract, there are certain obligations, where illegal activity of one party becomes a joint responsibility of other, like obligations toward employees and most importantly consumers' rights issues. So the stronger partners in a contract (ICAAN for example) usually put in protective measures against illegal (or just shady) activities of the other party to the contract. This usually in the form of (you must report your activities related to such legal obligations/regulations. Failing to do so, or upon discovery of any misconduct related to such regulations, we can and will reflect possible penalties and liabilities to your account and we will have right to immediate optional termination)... (My translation might be sucking a little)
If such a clause exist in a contract, you can claim in the court that you acted to the best of your ability to prevent any such misconduct by other party, even if you had not acted upon these conditions (if you can prove you were unaware of such misconduct...).

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

pegdhcp Re:Better yet... (536 comments)

Eclipse is a very good IDE as far as IDEs go. If you do not like integrated environments, pico is the best editor I have ever used, extremely simple and very un-talented, but it is fast and reliable, easy to learn and use. Lack of options is a blessing if you are -like me- a sloppy typist and could generate random CTRL sequences etc. as they are not translated into esoteric commands (like that happens in EMACS for example).

about 4 months ago
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NSA's Novel Claim: Our Systems Are Too Complex To Obey the Law

pegdhcp Re:Too Big to Be Indicted... (245 comments)

this is sounding like a punishment duty I unfortunately did not think about during my previous incarnation as an operations manager :) shame on me I guess. "hey, you are going to explain memory upgrade requirement for SAP on MS (I know I know, long story) platform from 16 GB to 64 GB to accounting!"

about 5 months ago
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Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?

pegdhcp Re:Not denying something is different from forcing (406 comments)

This is the most unethical and/or idiotic argument I have ever seen in /. . You sir, besides being an Anonymous Coward, are also a complete idiot. I do not know what is your fucking degree is, but it obviously was granted by mistake, during an examination that does not require existence of a brain in your skull. I can write programs in several languages, and this is my profession for the last 24 years. By your argument, while I should be able to use my rights, 99% of human population would need to learn coding in order to be able to use theirs, in a society which spent more time to type on a keyboard than write using a pen.....

about 5 months ago
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Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?

pegdhcp Re:Not denying something is different from forcing (406 comments)

Unfortunately, it is easier for some people to let other people to think for them, instead of doing it themselves. Such as, some people have difficulty to see RMS' is not the only ethical analysis of the current political and technical situation of IT. At the most basic level; If there is a software utility exist in a platform I use,I can choose to use or not to use it, so I have the freedom. If such utility does not exist I cannot decide to use it so I do not have the freedom....

about 5 months ago
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Favorite Star Wars Movie?

pegdhcp Re:Episode V! (457 comments)

On this issue; Ian Banks' Excession has some very realistic (as far as SF goes) millisecond long battle scenes....

about 6 months ago
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Facebook Isn't Accepting New Posts, Likes, Comments...

pegdhcp Re:And.... (258 comments)

I have not realized that we had one.... Interesting, I wonder which verb is irregular.
When it is your native language peculiarities of the language tend to be overlooked. For example, in Turkish vocalization of vowels are horrible. We kid ourselves that it is very simple and regular. They might be simpler than English, but there are strange variations. I became aware of those modifications only in University while trying to explain my English teacher, how we understand particular homonyms' different meanings out of context. It turned out that they were not homonyms, but homographs.
And yes, I cheated by using Google now, it is not possible to remember homonym, homograph and homophone after 20 years :)

1 year,8 days

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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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