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Ask Slashdot: Good Technology Conferences To Attend?

skillrod Drualcon L.A. (131 comments)

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.

about a month and a half ago
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Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass

skillrod Re:All Positive (921 comments)

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.

about 7 months ago
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QuakeNet: Government-Sponsored Attacks On IRC Networks

skillrod "As we migrate our audience" (197 comments)

That's one way to look at it what this Beta will do.

about 7 months ago
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The Bitcoin Death Star: KnC Plans 10 Megawatt Data Center In Sweden

skillrod Dice Jumps the Shark (250 comments)

Please remove the Beta so we can get back to enjoying our dayjobs.
F the B

about 7 months ago
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Archive.org Hosts Massive Collection of MAME ROMs

skillrod Re:42.8GB ZIP (193 comments)

Ridiculous 42G download of MAME ROMS from the Internet Archive, HELL YEAH ... Download Challenge Accepted!

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Makes You Uninstall Apps?

skillrod Apps / Smaps (243 comments)

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.

about 10 months ago
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Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

skillrod Re:Link broken? (1191 comments)

Agreed, I'd vote to move the design backwards 10 years. PLEASE, no fancy graphics. tnx

about a year ago
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Joining Lavabit Et Al, Groklaw Shuts Down Because of NSA Dragnet

skillrod Re:Thank you very much for all you have done (986 comments)

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. Sigh.

1 year,29 days
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Compared to its non-Super version, I most prefer ...

skillrod Re:Nintendo (288 comments)

Nintendo - Shishmendo, I prefer SuperTux.

about a year ago
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The Dark Side of Amazon's New Pilots

skillrod Re:Roku (312 comments)

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.

about a year ago
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Taming Conficker, the Easy Way

skillrod Re:McAfee Stinger for Conficker V. scanner.py (288 comments)

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.

more than 5 years ago
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How to Protect a Home When Away in Winter?

skillrod Non-tech passive plans for securing a small cabin (433 comments)

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.

more than 7 years ago

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Printing postage stamps on your computer is easy

skillrod skillrod writes  |  about 7 months ago

skillrod (555920) writes "It's now totally possible to print your own stamps right from your own personal computer. PC Advisor has recently published a complete guide, complete with plenty of pro-tips for hardcore geeks. Have Internet Explorer? No problem, it's now available as an option. Paying your bills from the basement has never been easier."
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