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Quantum Measurements Leave Schrödinger's Cat Alive

the cleaner Quantum cryptography implications (210 comments)

Someone enlighten me: Have we just cracked quantum cryptography?

more than 2 years ago

45-Year-Old Modem Used To Surf the Web

the cleaner Pentium Pro (622 comments)

My Gateway / Webserver / Fileserver is a Dual Pentium Pro running FreeBSD. I recently bought another of these machines (Compaq Proliant 2500r) for spare parts, because the voltage converter (VRM Modul Spare Part 225529-001) gave up. Again.

I have no clue how old these systems are, but they sure look old. And big.

I'll probably replace it with something more powerful, this year. Like a EeePC 700 or so...

more than 5 years ago

Internet Archive Gets 4.5PB Data Center Upgrade

the cleaner Re:Where do they store 4.5TB off site (235 comments)

could someone with experiance in such matters shed a little insight into the logistics of backing up such a vast system

The secrets of backups in a datacenter that big is: You don't. Backup, that is.

A simple calulation shows, that a full backup would basically never end, and incremental backups only help you if you if you had something to increment from. And a restore would never end as well.

Instead you make damn sure, you have redundancy in everything. DRBD is your friend. RAID controllers are, too.

If you have the money, integrate with the big ones (EMC, HP, SUN). If you don't, use a clever solution (Caringo).

more than 5 years ago

UK Gov't May Track All Facebook Traffic

the cleaner Google (204 comments)

They could always ask Google. Thanks to Google, whatever is in the Internet, stays in the Internet.

more than 5 years ago

EPIC Urges FTC To Investigate Google Services

the cleaner Google collecting data?! (111 comments)

Really?! Does that mean I have to remove all my mail from GMail?!

more than 5 years ago

Did Bat Hitch a Ride To Space On Discovery?

the cleaner Name for the bat (Re:119V-0080) (422 comments)

Poor bat. Can we come up with a better name for him (or her) than 119V-0080? We're talking about the highest- and fastest-flying bat of all time, probably. A real name is definitely in order.

Bruce Wayne?!

more than 5 years ago

Bickering Blocks US Mobile Phone Payments

the cleaner Micropayments. (267 comments)

I wish that mobile- and micropayments would gain bigger focus in the intustry. There are first pilots going on here in Europe.

OTOH: some countries (South Asia, mostly) already have problems with malware on their phone "stealing" money by sending text messages...

about 6 years ago

(Useful) Stupid Regex Tricks?

the cleaner Re:IP and Hardware addresses (516 comments)

Wow. It's unrelated, but how many of us first-registerers are still around?

more than 6 years ago

(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

the cleaner Re:killall (2362 comments)

same goes for solaris. killall does not take arguments, simply kills all processes. it's the cleanup process run directly before shutdown.

you can easily tell the linux guy, when he issues "killall apache" or something...

more than 6 years ago


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New HD in Laptop

the cleaner the cleaner writes  |  more than 12 years ago

The corporate-laptop got so messed up after fiddling with it for almost exactly a yer now, that I got a new installation last week.

Afterwards I had to:
  - install partition magic
  - repartition harddrive
  - reinstall linux from scratch (suse 8.1 is out so I would have updated anyway)

in Windows:
  - apply SP3 to Win2K-installation
  - DirectX 8.1
  - install IE6
  - reinstall all those little goodies, that my company wont install and that I need for everyday work (PGP for PGPdisk, PDF creator, Cygnus Environment, Winamp, Zoom-Player, all those Codecs (thanks to Nimo) and packers, FTP client, SSH client, WinPCAP, ethereal, etc.)

I am still busy reconfiguring everything to my needs.

Am I still missing something? Probably a lot.

Any suggestins what I forgot?

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