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How Old Were You When You First Got a Cell Phone?

subk Number portability (330 comments)

I was sixteen.. Wish they had number portabilty legislation then, because my number was 2233445. I'll never get that back!!!

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Axes Head of Mapping Team

subk Re:Was it justified (372 comments)

Was this guy setup for failure by having to meeting google map standards overnight?

No, he was setup to fail by his parents who didn't realize they had named him "Dick Willie".

about 2 years ago
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Apple To Add 3600 Jobs At New $304 Million Campus In Austin

subk This makes sense.. (113 comments)

In Austin there are plenty of ex-Dell support center staff who'd (presumably) need very little training.

more than 2 years ago
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DARPA Funding a $50 Drone-Droppable Spy Computer

subk Re:Report over WiFi??? (86 comments)

To which the proper response is:

The problem is the operating system you've chosen Mr. Schneier.

Umm... Windows has a policy kit. Have you heard of it?

more than 2 years ago
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Children Helped Decorate Prehistoric Caves of France

subk Duh (72 comments)

News Flash: Kids draw on walls. Gee. Who'd a thunk it?

more than 2 years ago
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How often do you put pen to paper?

subk Re:Notes (241 comments)

And if you keep your notes close by at all times, they're "hacker proof" (duh)

more than 2 years ago
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How often do you put pen to paper?

subk Not on paper... (241 comments)

Console tape and wire labels via Sharpie... ALL.. DAY.. LONG..

more than 2 years ago
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New Worm Morto Using RDP To Infect Windows PCs

subk Re:I've been noticing a lot of weird event logs st (200 comments)

You watched it go on for a few weeks without blocking the traffic? Amazing... This must be the Windows IT mantra... Notice something weird? Stare at it for a few weeks. Maybe it will go away.

about 3 years ago
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US Wants Cybersecurity Protection Plan For Cars

subk Re:ugh (87 comments)

Agreed, although they don't have to be lackluster.. I drive an 89 benz 300. I enjoy luxury and elegance along with the dependability and freedom from pesky electronics. I'm pretty sure the thing will survive an EMP.

more than 3 years ago
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Was .NET All a Mistake?

subk Re:No? (688 comments)

Not sure what Fidelity app you're talking about here.

AP7000 >> ALS-COM

more than 3 years ago
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Was .NET All a Mistake?

subk Re:No? (688 comments)

.NET doesn't magically stop people from developing brittle, poorly designed software.

True. Not only does it not stop them, it ENABLES them.

more than 3 years ago
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Was .NET All a Mistake?

subk Re:No? (688 comments)

Works pretty damn well for that.

Not by the time financial transaction software developers like Fidelity Information Services get a hold of it. How is running a daemon compiled together with it's monitor in a GUI-based .COM object even remotely "working pretty damn well"? Don't get me wrong, I've heard all the fairy tale applications for .NET, and sure it could have some uses.. But any .NET app I've ever seen has been a nightmare. Had to build server images with very specific versions of every single OS patch and interpretor, otherwise the thing went tits up... This is not what .NET was "supposed" to be about, but in the end it was utter crap.

Don't even get me started on MS Biztalk.... ::cringe::

more than 3 years ago
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Earth May Once Have Had Two Moons

subk Re:Earth may once *have* had two moons. (139 comments)

I took the tinfoil off and got an account in oh..I don't remember. What's the reason for abandoning an account?

more than 3 years ago
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The last time I switched my usual GUI:

subk Enlightenment DR16 (249 comments)

I've been using Enlightenment since DR13, but never made the switch to E17. Tried it a few times, but only on test boxes. Sometimes I forget they call 0.16.x "E16" now, the "development release" moniker disappeared some time ago. Never really figured out why E didn't catch on with more of the server geeks who choose lean desktops even when their workstation is a monster.. IMHO, if you prefer FluxBox, WindowMaker, or XFCE (to name a few) you are choosing the Mustang over the GT-40 when you can easily afford the latter (please excuse the barbaric analogy).

more than 3 years ago
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GPL'd Driver and Linux Support For New H.264 Capture Card

subk Re:patents (119 comments)

RTFA so you won't sound like you know diddly squat. They even put that part in bold for the "TL:DR" types.

more than 3 years ago
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Are Computer Crooks Renting Out Your PC?

subk Re:Are Computer Crooks Renting Out Your PC? (208 comments)

Umm... You see a CPU surge, so you destroy the virtual session and assume it's a worm? That's an admin style both lazy and deranged.

more than 3 years ago
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Are Computer Crooks Renting Out Your PC?

subk Re:Let's compare Linux 2.6x KERNEL ONLY, vs. Win7 (208 comments)

Some of us "Linux Cronies" work in heterogeneous environments and have used EVERY major OS there ever was and ever will be. As an MSDN member, I probably had Windows 7 before you did. I personally did not "like" it, but it seems pretty solid. However, my Solaris, Macintosh, Gentoo and even FreeBSD boxes ALL write to (fiber san) disk significantly faster than my most tweaked out Windows images. Which really sucks for me, because the main app I support is Adobe CS5!

more than 3 years ago
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Are Computer Crooks Renting Out Your PC?

subk Re:For the applications (208 comments)

Because you want it to use for 3D design, music/film production etc.

I wish this weren't true! A lot of people have post the question "which 'killer app' would make Linux desktop adoption take off?" I think it should be Adobe CS6.

more than 3 years ago

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Gentoo.org, Debian.org redir. to Canterburry Dist?

subk subk writes  |  more than 3 years ago

subk writes "I just tried to go lookup packages in the Gentoo Online Package DB when I noticed that www.gentoo.org is redirecting to a splash page for "The Canterbury Distribution" with a graphic depicting what appear to be sages conjuring a mixture of Arch, Debian, Gentoo, GRML, and OpenSuse. www.debian.org is also redirecting to this message. Who's got the scoop?!??"
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