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Debian 7.0 ("Wheezy") Released

whtmarker Missing Apache 2.4 (191 comments)

Looks like debian is still using Apache 2.2.... no wonder nginx is gaining ground. Apache 2.4 has OCSP stapling support which gives a huge boost to SSL performance.

about a year ago
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Debian 7.0 ('Wheezy') Release Planned For 1st Weekend in May

whtmarker Apache2.4? (226 comments)

Its stable its been out over a year, have any distros picked it up yet?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Protecting Home Computers From Guests?

whtmarker VirtualBox (572 comments)

Setup a windows XP virtual machine. Save a snapshot, or a VDI/VMDK file of a clean hard drive image. When they come, boot up the virtual machine in full screen. When they leave, restore the clean snapshot or clean hard drive image.

about a year ago
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Degree Hack: Cobbling Together Credit Hours For Cheap

whtmarker Re:Not possible any more (368 comments)

However look at the tuition for any school now - even working full time there's no way it would be possible to escape any modern college without significant debt.

Actually it is possible, and people do it all the time. Some earn scholarships, use AP credit from HS, have help from parents, or just work hard. I worked 25-30 hrs/week with a 3/4 course load and full time in summer with a 1/4 course load, tuition was $2000/semester so I paid $5k/yr, rent was $2500/yr. I worked full time during christmas break and other school breaks, bought textbooks online, rode a bicycle (w/ snow goggles in winter), no grants, minimal scholarship money, no debt. With no car and no cell phone, and by not living on campus, you can save a lot of money. If you find yourself short on cash, take less classes that semester, and take more hours at work.

about a year and a half ago
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Torvalds Uses Profanity To Lambaste Romney Remarks

whtmarker its mormon.org (1223 comments)

Mormons believe the bible and in it that Jesus Christ, is the son of God, died on the cross, and was resurrected. Doesn't that make them christians? What makes them different from other christians is the fundamental belief that Jesus Christ also visited one of the lost tribes of Israel after he was resurrected "other sheep I have not of this fold..." as recorded in the Book of Mormon.
The site that goes over their beliefs is actually http://mormon.org/
For instance http://mormon.org/faq/baptism-for-the-dead is actually from the bible

about 2 years ago
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In Xhengzhou, Thousands Vie For Foxconn Jobs

whtmarker Re:typo in title (386 comments)

Where the heck is Xhengzhou? I have been looking for Mew York and Ros Angeles too, and can't find those either.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft, Mozilla and Google Ban Malaysian Intermediate CA

whtmarker Company name change request (80 comments)

Slashdot editors... please change the name of the company in the summary to "DigiCert Sdn. Bhd." which does identity card business, to avoid confusion with US based "DigiCert Inc".

DigiCert Inc is a major SSL CA used by Yahoo, Facebook and others.

more than 2 years ago
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Ubuntu 11.10 Down To 12-Second Boot

whtmarker Re:What a time saving (221 comments)

Because ubuntu laptops in sleep mode still eat battery, most people will turn their laptop off to save battery. Ergo, ubuntu laptops get turned on and off 2-3x per day, and 8-10x for students, so boot time does matter.

more than 3 years ago
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Ubuntu 11.10 Down To 12-Second Boot

whtmarker define "boot up" (221 comments)

I have always been confused when I see ubuntu boot-up times. Does this mean boot to the login screen or boot to a usable desktop via 'autologin'?

more than 3 years ago
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EG8 Publishes Report In Noninteractive, Nonquotable Format

whtmarker Re:Simple solution (148 comments)

So I downloaded it, and then ran pdftotext on it. http://pastebin.com/gXqKceEZ No story here. Just a rant from Ben Rooney. He'll feel like an idiot when he realizes its just a PDF.

more than 3 years ago
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Casio Unveils New Color Screen Graphing Calculator

whtmarker Re:Touch Screen Calculator (313 comments)

Yes. The ipod touch can be purchased (refurbished 2nd gen) from apple.com for $149. You can get free graphing calculator apps. And it has 65k colors. Casio is probably doing this as a result of ipod touch pressure more than anything else.

more than 3 years ago
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Skype Files For IPO

whtmarker Re:What they need to do (87 comments)

Thats neat that they use SMS confirmation for call display for only $14 CDN. Is that a one time fee or an annual fee? In the US skype-in allows you to use your skype-in number for call display. Its too bad about skype-in not being available in canada. I plan to move back there some day and would love it if my skype hardware (standalone skype phone and my ipod touch+microphone+skype) would just work with a CDN phone number. Its funny that its currently owned by the 'Canada Pension Plan Investment Board' which is a government board, and its the government laws that explicitly outlaw skype-in for something related to 911 laws.

about 4 years ago
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Ubuntu Linux 10.04 Review (Lucid Lynx)

whtmarker Re:Can I... (567 comments)

Ctrl C and Ctrl V work in most gnome apps (see: gedit), but the ones that don't you can customize the app that way: example gnome-terminal (the console). However there is a good reason:

Ctrl-C the C is for cancel, so CTRL-C in gnome-terminal kills the current process. But the same things happens in XP's console (cmd.exe), CTRL-C won't copy and CTRL-V won't paste (for the same reasoning).

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu Linux 10.04 Review (Lucid Lynx)

whtmarker Re:Can I... (567 comments)

Ctrl Shift C
Ctrl Shift V

more than 4 years ago

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Turbotax.com locks out Linux users

whtmarker whtmarker writes  |  about a year and a half ago

whtmarker (1060730) writes "Despite supporting kindle fire and chromebook http://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/online/system-requirements_thickbox.jsp, linux users are finding themselves locked out of the turbotax website. Even two weeks ago, there when was an option to continue into the website, despite using linux thus not meeting the minimum requirements for the site. Dozens of linux users are frustrated http://pastebin.com/JhTAnnxA but this illustrates a general problem of cloud services. You can be locked out of your data and denied service on a whim."
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Netflix to start streaming in canada

whtmarker whtmarker writes  |  more than 4 years ago

whtmarker (1060730) writes "Netflix is launching its streaming service in Canada this fall. It will likely feature a different set of content due to different broadcasting rights in each country. This will be the first time Netflix has offered its services outside the U.S. They have been selling netflix enabled devices up there for some time. This allows netflix to gain market share on hulu, while amazon VOD and apple TV are still drowning in the pay per download model, which while successful for MP3s is not as successful as a subscription service."
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Obama, MediaTech, Inauguration & Clogged Inter

whtmarker whtmarker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

whtmarker writes "The Inauguration showcased some new technologies, interesting but not life changing.
From technewsworld.com: Yes They Can — but So What?.

Barack Obama has made it as clear as a 1080p high-definition image that he intends to be the Digital President.... The intense interest in the [inauguration] clogged the Internets right around the time Obama placed his hand on Abraham Lincoln's Bible, raising new questions about whether streaming media was ready for prime time... Yeah, it's kind of cool to finger-flick from a photo of Obama... but audiences raised on "CSI" software fantasies weren't likely to be overwhelmed by 2-D turned into 3-D turned back into 2-D on your TV, even if your TV is HD.

During inauguration coverage, GeoEye was also featured, which will be a google maps supplier later in 2009."
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Olympics Opening Ceremonies Fireworks a CG Fake

whtmarker whtmarker writes  |  about 6 years ago

whtmarker (1060730) writes "In the build up to the olympic opening ceremonies, I heard, You won't believe your eyes. Turns out they weren't kidding.

The global television audience of more than three billion people watched in amazement as a series of giant footprints outlined in fireworks proceeded through the night sky from Tiananmen Square to the Bird's Nest stadium — except they were watching a computer animation. Even the giant television screens within the stadium itself broadcast the fake images.

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Sleep Talker Online - Rising Internet Star

whtmarker whtmarker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

whtmarker (1060730) writes "As early as he can remember, Nate has been a sleep talker. He is quite audible, and even shouts sometimes. He is simply hilarious and his recordings are post online. From quoting monty python "He's already got one!", back to the future, to singing, or talking with an accent, Nate is a more interesting person at night than in the day, and a burgeoning internet star."
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new lung disease caused by microwave popcorn fumes

whtmarker whtmarker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

popcorn popping on the apricot tree writes "The Associated Press brings us,

A pulmonary specialist at Denver's National Jewish Medical and Research Center has written to federal agencies to say doctors there believe they have the first case of a consumer who developed lung disease from the fumes of microwaving popcorn several times a day for years.
As the first consumer case, does this mean this happens all the time before in industrial settings?"

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whtmarker whtmarker writes  |  more than 7 years ago

whtmarker writes "iTunes will continue to offer its entire catalog, currently over five million songs, in the same versions as today — 128 kbps AAC encoding with DRM — at the same price of 99 cents per song, alongside the higher quality iTunes Plus versions when available. In addition, iTunes customers can now easily upgrade their library of previously purchased EMI content to iTunes Plus tracks for just 30 cents a song and $3.00 for most albums."
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whtmarker whtmarker writes  |  more than 7 years ago

virtualJobsGetPaidVirtualMoney (1060730) writes "A Computer Science student graduating with a bachelor's degree looking for a full-time position has been contacted by HP for an virtual interview.

Representatives from Hewlett Packard have released the following opportunity. HP will be interviewing in the virtual world for real-world jobs! This is a first for HP and encourage students to try it out, especially if they are already Second Life players.
Interviewing is already so subjective, would this method of interviewing truly yield a qualified candidate?"

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