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Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs

totallygeek Re:Thank god (1452 comments)

Jainism; for one.

more than 3 years ago

Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs

totallygeek Re:Thank god (1452 comments)

You said, "...Buddhism is the only religion that can be taken seriously and isn't about judging and killing other people in the name of some imaginary person."

I believe millions of Jains would beg to differ - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jainism

more than 3 years ago

How Linux Mastered Wall Street

totallygeek Re:NASDAQ uses Gentoo? (339 comments)

Quote: "They'd be much better off switching to FreeBSD since its known to have the fastest IP stack in existence, hence why its used for high end networking gear.  Let me know when you see your BigIP running something other than FreeBSD."

F5 has been placing their traffic management software on top of Linux for years.

[root@f5-x:Active] config # uname -a ; rpm -qi tmsh | grep Vendor
Linux f5-x.corp.local 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5.1.0.f5app #1 SMP Thu Apr 8 19:23:04 PDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Version     : 10.2.0                            Vendor: F5 Networks, Inc.

more than 3 years ago

Law Enforcement Still Wants Mandatory ISP Log Retention

totallygeek Re:Idiots (226 comments)

That's my question as well. What level of logging is acceptable?

  1. httpd access logs and mail syslog messages
  2. Source addresses to destination 80/tcp and 25/tcp
  3. IP headers that hit a mail or web server
  4. Full packet captures for all daemons
  5. Full packet captures of all traffic

This is not very well thought out. There are so many ways to proxy, encapsulate and encrypt traffic, logs would be useless.

more than 3 years ago

Judge Orders Former San Francisco Admin Terry Childs To Pay $1.5M

totallygeek Re:Inflammatory summary, anyone? (488 comments)

In San Francisco, 75k is not a very comfortable salary.

more than 3 years ago

Give Up the Fight For Personal Privacy?

totallygeek Maintain privacy, except on Slashdot (751 comments)

So, you don't want anything posted on places like Facebook, showing a list of your friends along with articles you have written, journal entries, ties to items you have posted about, etc. But, you have no problem with the same on Slashdot?

Four friends listed
A page filled with your posts to submitted articles
Three journal entries
Three fans

I know some people on Facebook that maintain some privacy: one never fills in all the fields or puts in erroneous information, one puts her middle name as her last name and posts an avatar instead of a photo.

more than 6 years ago


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