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Ask Slashdot: An Accurate Broadband Speed Test?

xushi None of them (294 comments)

Stick to old fashioned measures...

Just get a copy of httpwatch/fiddler, (wireshark too if you know what you're looking at), and test several hits with a few random sites. Preferably the big sites that tend to have more capacity (news sites, apple, etc..).

Not only will you get the big picture of how long it took to load, but you can also focus on what took too long to load - if it's a network or site issue, name resolution, etc..

ICMP is also your friend (latency test).

about 2 months ago

At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert

xushi Re: What's so hard about using the time-honored (242 comments)

Agree.. it's not for an interview, just for a cup of coffee.. you can give them the name Homer for all they care, as long as a few minutes later you know when your order is ready..

But that said, now I really want to know what your name is (that comment of it spelled in 3 different ways) :) ..

about 3 months ago

Yahoo Shuttering Its Web Directory

xushi Re:Webmail (116 comments)

Seriously.. It's called the Enter/Return key. Read up about it..

about 3 months ago

Underwater Landslide May Have Doubled 2011 Japanese Tsunami

xushi Re:First (27 comments)

I don't see how.. The Manhattan theatre holds only 581 seats with a single screen. I fail to see how a landslide that `big` would register anywhere!

I wonder what else Tim was trying to relate to... hmm...

about 3 months ago

Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

xushi Re:power consumption? (208 comments)

iPhone 5s is also 64 bit, so weren't they comparing x64 x64 with that ~5% increase?

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

xushi Surround sound speakers and sub (635 comments)

My ancient sub and 5.1 point surround sound speakers.. ~20+ years old and still beats any crap they make lately. They just don't make things as good as they used to.

about 4 months ago

PHP 5.6.0 Released

xushi Re:Same old... (118 comments)

... until one day someone gets food poisoned and the restaurant shuts down.

about 4 months ago

African States Aim To Improve Internet Interconnections

xushi Re:wrong priorities (27 comments)

Erm, nope.. I'm just asking a simple question. No need for all this rudeness.

I'm sure 95% of the population of Africa won't give a toss about faster or better internet, or even know or care what that is to begin with. There are more important things to work on and solve over there..

about 4 months ago

African States Aim To Improve Internet Interconnections

xushi wrong priorities (27 comments)

Shouldn't they focus on human rights, eradicating corruption, poverty, disease, getting rid of the so called debt they `owe` to Europe and the west? Instead, they want to improve their internet connection.. They really have the wrong priorities set at the moment...

about 4 months ago

Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

xushi Ban those handful (181 comments)

Why don't they just ban those handful of ISPs until they stop their dirty tricks? A message to the user saying something like "you cannot access Netflix via this ISP due to x y z." and provide a list of good ISPs. That can force the customers/users to move away from these ISPs or complain, which puts more pressure onto them sorting their shit out.

Yes it's a hit to the number of Netflix customers but in the long run it should pay off..no ?

about 4 months ago

Skype Blocks Customers Using OS-X 10.5.x and Earlier

xushi no build? (267 comments)

"Unfortunately we don't currently have a build that OS X Leopard (10.5) users could use"

Except for the build we just blocked...

about 4 months ago

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 5 months ago

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 8 months ago

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 9 months ago

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 9 months ago

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?

1 year,6 days

Bots Now Account For 61% of Net Traffic

xushi Re:Bot Killer? (124 comments)

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

1 year,8 days


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