Ask Slashdot: Good Technology Conferences To Attend?
If by chance you're using Drupal, I'd suggest Drupalcon in L.A. next year. You can view year's videos, which may give you an idea about the conference, or save you a trip. While mostly focused on the topic, I brought back a lot of non-Drupal info. There were lots of folks representing the .edu space.
Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass
No mod points available, I Agree, nice try Google.
It won't be physical but If you publicly wear these in front of me I will mock and taunt you verbally.
How to fix Slashdot Beta?
Agreed - for me, it wasn't broken before.
QuakeNet: Government-Sponsored Attacks On IRC Networks
That's one way to look at it what this Beta will do.
The Bitcoin Death Star: KnC Plans 10 Megawatt Data Center In Sweden
Please remove the Beta so we can get back to enjoying our dayjobs.
F the B
Archive.org Hosts Massive Collection of MAME ROMs
Ridiculous 42G download of MAME ROMS from the Internet Archive, HELL YEAH ... Download Challenge Accepted!
Ask Slashdot: What Makes You Uninstall Apps?
I don't uninstall, I just upgrade the platform. Then it's a matter of what will I reinstall. .... Gimp, Inkscape, Audacity etc. Oh wait, these are applications as opposed to apps, never mind.
Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)
Agreed, I'd vote to move the design backwards 10 years. PLEASE, no fancy graphics. tnx
Joining Lavabit Et Al, Groklaw Shuts Down Because of NSA Dragnet
I Agree, a big thanks goes out to PJ and all the others who made Groklaw what it was. Obviously this is not the America I learned about in grade school.
Compared to its non-Super version, I most prefer ...
Nintendo - Shishmendo, I prefer SuperTux.
The Dark Side of Amazon's New Pilots
Unless you're just learning Linux it's not really about time, it's more a question of why pay for something twice?
Lots of folks have pleanty of power to stream content on their existing rigs, buying more shit is just not cool. I speculate this is all because Roku is in bed on the deal, some form of kick back must be in play. (xbmc is just a little to good for this sort of thing to continue.)
Too bad you can't easily write an Amazon review for their Prime service the way you can for their other products, caus this product just turned to junk.
Taming Conficker, the Easy Way
Maybe I'm doing it wrong. For me, this tool is not so quick and easy.
The scanner.py is not giving me hits against infected machines. The only way I get hits is to scan using Stinger from safe mode (safe mode is needed to delete the files).
For the record, of my workstations 90% plus were patched. It was a few workstations that were missed plus a weak password on the rest that got us in trouble.
You can search "conficker" on picasa to seen the screenshots of the scanner.py failing to detect anything on an infected machine. Also, there is no firewall running on this PC.
How to Protect a Home When Away in Winter?
Get to know *and be very nice to the neighbors.*
Put a locked farm gate at driveway to keep vehicles off the property.
Post property - no trespassing. (maybe?)
Use plexiglass windows for small second story windows.
Padlock shutters for first story windows.
Construct with doors that open out to prevent kick-ins.
Leave nothing of value on site. Get a utility trailer for valuables like generator, chainsaw, TV/Stereo, Computer, ATV, bikes, boat, fridge, ect. Setup longterm storage unit for a trailer at an insured rental facility in the closest town.
As best possible, clear the home site of trees that could fall.
Forget video cams, no electricity. Plus, if I were a kid this is the first thing I would F up.
Keep no liquids that could freeze in the cabin or trailer. Outhouse pluming works well enough in cold weather.
Optional: 12 gauge shotgun and a visible gun rack in your pickup truck's back window. This is for the neighbor's kids to see whenever visiting the property.