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Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

xushi How about meeting it half way with MOPs? (265 comments)

You said you had 24/7 personnel on call. Let's refer to them as the NOC.

Are they trained to type and follow commands, along with basic (i mean basic..) skills in *nix?

You could cut the cost of investment in automation which can be costly, and focus more on well documented (and tested as much as possible) steps or instructions that they can perform since they're up anyway.. You can use some of the allocated cost in training the NOC a bit more on *nix, scripting etc..

If anything goes wrong then they can call you and you can follow up. Depending on how good your steps are (and a bit of luck) you might end up waking up less than usual.

Of course I ask that silly question up top because you don't want to be awaken at the start of the maintenance saying "Hello sir, your MOP failed at `ls /vra/log`.

about two weeks ago
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Peoria Mayor Sends Police To Track Down Twitter Parodist

xushi Re:Planted drugs (169 comments)

Isn't that considered fruit from the poisonous tree?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

xushi Re:One solution: Migrate (423 comments)

Now if only the corporate companies can also do the same with the damn ticketing systems that insist on an old unpatched version of IE8, with an old version of Java6, where any change will break it.. :/

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

xushi "Installing the latest security patches" (423 comments)

Hell can you even still do that?

I've been having nothing but hell with a broken updater on all my VMs.. Either it takes 100% CPU usage non stop, or completely fails and immediately fails every update.. Every workaround in the book didn't fix that either.

Luckily I only use the VMs for testing at work.. happy to dump them and get back to my non MS OSes...

about 4 months ago
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US Light Bulb Phase-Out's Next Step Begins Next Month

xushi Simple loophole? (1146 comments)

Legally sell these "light bulbs" as "heat bulbs".. problem solved?

about 7 months ago
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Bots Now Account For 61% of Net Traffic

xushi Re:Bot Killer? (124 comments)

It's called *nix and anything derived from *nix :)

about 8 months ago
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Irony: iPhone 5S Users Reporting Blue Screen of Death

xushi The pic... (192 comments)

For such a view/picture being displayed, I wouldn't blame the iPhone for restarting ! :)

about 10 months ago
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What Features Does iOS 7 Need?

xushi Widgets.. (262 comments)

Not like Android where you have your apps list, and the second confusing menu where you can put the same apps, and widgets... just the very same windows they have now but with the ability to add widgets.

about a year ago
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UK Government Spending £6,000 Per Computer Every Year To Maintain Desktops

xushi Re:How is this even possible? (193 comments)

Switch off the monitor :)

about a year ago
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UK Benefits Claimants Must Use Windows XP, IE6

xushi Claim it! (230 comments)

Can I claim the license for MS OS for me to be able to submit my claims ? I sure as hell wouldn't be able to afford to buy a new OS if I were visiting the benefits claim site ...!

about a year ago
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Police Capture Second Marathon Bombing Suspect in Watertown, Mass.

xushi Re:Make him run the Marathon (773 comments)

" Actually amazing that you didn't fuck up after WW2,"

Well... I would say dropping a nuke onto a city full of civilians is enough of a fuckup during the war... Cut them some slack...

about a year ago
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The Internet Archive Is Now the Largest Collection of Historical Software Online

xushi Re:"and websites" (94 comments)

So all I or TBP have to do is clearly mark my pages as "archives" and legally get away with hosting child porn, TBP meta links, torrents and PDF books ? (Note to the Feds.. I don't and am not looking for an excuse to..) :)

Yes sounds a bit silly but that's the point I was trying to make.. To many it looks like an organisation is getting away with that simply by playing with words or playing with a form of `political grammar`, while an average Joe who tries to do the same can get done for it - and other malicious Joes might get away with it if they were smart/big enough.

about a year ago
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The Internet Archive Is Now the Largest Collection of Historical Software Online

xushi "and websites" (94 comments)

Out of curiosity, how is this even legal?

legally should/would they be held liable if one of those millions of sites has illegal content, like say child pornography or pedophilia? Or can any user use `mass archiving` as an excuse should they ever get caught with any illegal porn, copyrighted material, et al..

Or what if they archived a copyrighted site without asking the owners for permission, such as a personal site, or one of those news sites that keep complaining about others who link to them - or even those persons who link to them...

There are many more examples, but it looks like this should cause more issues rather than good use.

about a year ago
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Anonymous' "OpIsrael" Has Little Impact

xushi Noise in the media (136 comments)

"It wants to create noise in the media about issues that are close to its heart,' he said."

In other words, you're saying they won...

Well done.

about a year ago
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Open Sauce Foundation Created

xushi Re:Why the crypto? (95 comments)

I wish I can mod you up for that :)

Did anyone else get a 503 error for a few minutes trying to access /. btw ?

about a year ago
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Google Releases Chrome 25 With Voice Recognition Support

xushi Stability Release?! (93 comments)

Not to sound like a rant but I've almost had it with their countless bugs with password saving.. I tried every trick on the net short of abandoning it for another browser.. it won't save my passwords anymore, it never updates my existing passwords, and the ones I delete won't ask me to add them anymore.. And googling around I see countless others who have the same problems since 2009.

No I don't want to use another plugin, I'd prefer to stick to google's own as much as possible and not replicate features.. I just would have thought Google would put more effort into this seeing as how large they are and how anal they were when it came to interviewing for a job there. I expected better...

Let's hope the message gets through..

about a year and a half ago

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