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The State of ZFS On Linux

yup2000 Re:rsync causes lockups? (370 comments)

I've been using ZFS on linux for years with nightly backup jobs that rely on rsync. I've never had a problem.

about 3 months ago
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In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

yup2000 Re:Stop the presses! (311 comments)

mod parent up!

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Monitor Traffic?

yup2000 OpenDNS (338 comments)

Forget about trying to monitor everything. It's not possible. Just set him up with OpenDNS and have it block 'unsavory' websites for him. Beyond that you're going to need to invent HAL... and we all know how that turned out.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Successful Software From Academia?

yup2000 Re:A few... (314 comments)

rsync

more than 3 years ago
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The Dead Sea Scrolls and Information Paranoia

yup2000 Where's the story? (585 comments)

I don't see how these two topics are tied together. The article is full of a few facts and plenty of uninformed opinion. Parts of the scrolls have been displayed in PUBLIC in the past. I've seen them in Milwaukee WI. http://www.mpm.edu/dead-sea-scrolls/

  I also personally know scholars who have studied the scrolls. So they finally got around to putting them on the internet. Great. But the author of this article is the paranoid one - we weren't suffering from any type of information paranoia until he showed up.

more than 3 years ago
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USPS Losing Battle Against the E-mail Age

yup2000 Boxes and Letters (734 comments)

The digital age hasn't killed the post office. they're just too focused on what they used to do: letters. Inability to change is killing the USPS. They should be focused on what people do now: buy goods online and have it shipped in a box to their home. I almost never see the USPS listed as a shipping option. The post office needs to ask themselves why this isn't so, and then figure out how to fix it.

more than 3 years ago
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Pakistan Bans Encryption

yup2000 Re:Telnet (351 comments)

...and then.... tunnel ssh through the unencrypted link! genus!

more than 3 years ago
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Unsecured IP Cameras Accessible To Everyone

yup2000 Senior Seminar Project (146 comments)

My senior seminar project as a CS undergrad (2005) was the creation of a motion sensing surveillance system. Part of the demonstration I did during the presentation was to show how my software could monitor cameras from around the world for motion. In many cases I had no idea where the cameras were physically located. Later as part of my Masters thesis (2010), I extended the software to include face recognition... now it can identify "John Doe" and you can have it tell you when it see's specific people in a specific scene (white lists, black lists and reports on who has been seen).

I've always thought that combining the face recognition and motion sensing features with a library of pictures harvested from Facebook and LinkedIn would result in something very interesting from many points of view...

more than 3 years ago
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Running ZFS Natively On Linux Slower Than Btrfs

yup2000 Re:Checksums - 1 feature ZFS has that Ext4 doesn't (235 comments)

i only have one computer connected to that server via gigabit, and i'm 90% sure that there is a problem with the gigabit chipset on that client computer. It's an older chipset that does't properly support jumbo frames. The harddisks/zfs aren't the bottleneck.

more than 4 years ago
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Running ZFS Natively On Linux Slower Than Btrfs

yup2000 Checksums - 1 feature ZFS has that Ext4 doesn't (235 comments)

hmmm, well the most obvious feature that ZFS has that Ext4 does not is check summing.

That feature is one reason why ZFS is better (it will tell you if your disk is going bad, and if you have a raid setup, it will go get the good data for you). However, this is also one reason why ZFS is slower... it spends time making sure your data is safe and that it always gives you the correct bits from your disk.

That single feature is why I run FreeBSD (looking forward to kFreeBSD/debian!) on my file server in a mirrored raid configuration. Yes, it is "slower", but I still pull data off that server at over 50MB/sec on my home gigabit lan! The specs on that server aren't great either... 2GB ram, and an old 1.6GHZ single core sempron.

more than 4 years ago
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Windows Phone Permanently Modifies MicroSD Cards, Warns Samsung

yup2000 Re:Permanently modified? (426 comments)

The S in SD means "Secure" which is an acronym for DRM ... and how that DRM exactly works is not public... Microsoft is probably using the DRM feature of the cards... where as most other companies to this point have not been that brave...

more than 4 years ago
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OpenBSD 4.8 Released

yup2000 Re:OSNews? Thom Holwerda? Seriously? (176 comments)

I agree and that's why I use it for internet facing machines I don't want have to worry about!
Just look at the 4.7 release. There were 7 patches for the kernel & userland 2 of which were categorized as security. The best someone attacking the system could do is cause a daemon to crash or possibly cause a panic. During the same 6 month time frame linux quite a few more security issues crop up including one that could be used to get root on a box. ouch.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Offers Encrypted Web Search Option

yup2000 Check that fingerprint... especially at WORK (288 comments)

but be sure to write down google's ssl fingerprint... and check it every now and then yourself. You never know when your place of work decides to start intercepting https! Mine did recently until I pointed out issues with HIPAA compliance in conjunction with our limited personal use policy! They (work) installed their own certificate on everyone's computers (but they didn't do Firefox which is why i noticed)... and then they modified the proxy servers to start taking a peek before re-encrypting and sending it along :(

more than 4 years ago
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How To Behave At a Software Company?

yup2000 Re:notepad.exe (842 comments)

Also, read this: http://samizdat.mines.edu/howto/HowToBeAProgrammer.html

more than 4 years ago
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How To Behave At a Software Company?

yup2000 notepad.exe (842 comments)

Use notepad or nano and write down everything. This way you won't have to ask more than once for something.

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu LTS Experiences X.org Memory Leak

yup2000 Re:Sure it does. (320 comments)

you, sir, have just preached to the choir ;)

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu LTS Experiences X.org Memory Leak

yup2000 huh? (320 comments)

but... Linux doesn't have bugs!!

more than 4 years ago
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What Is the Future of Firewalls?

yup2000 Re:Future of Internet and firewalls (414 comments)

even inbound it's true, but in a different way. My ISP blocks port 80, but not 443 :) So I run my webserver on 443 with a self signed cert which is quite hard to spoof ;) Luckily they don't block 22... though maybe they should given how much work my DenyHosts is doing for me......

At work, I use a tunnel to bypass the special filtering they do, 443 (cgi-proxy) and 22 (ssh) are my friends...

In the end they haven't prevented anything, just made me go through a couple of extra hops - both at work and at home.

more than 4 years ago
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Government Could Forge SSL Certificates

yup2000 what no one wants you to know (168 comments)

And it took you how long to figure this out? Anyone with real security in mind would create their own certificates and sign them. What's always been missing is a convenient way to verify the identify of the person you're communicating with. CAs only help in certain situations. SSL has always been more about encrypted content than identification no matter what people try to tell you.

more than 4 years ago

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