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Comment: Infrastructure Support (Score 1) 232

by Bigbutt (#47768503) Attached to: How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

There are a couple of problems from our (Operations) perspective.

1. The infrastructure needs to be supported as well. If the various necessary agents (backups, monitoring, application distribution) only work on Red Hat (or CentOS) then Red Hat is what's acceptable in the production environment.

2. The staff needs to be in place to support it. We have three major Operating Systems we support (team of 5 admins). Solaris, HP-UX, and Red Hat/CentOS. With almost 1,100 systems, environments outside our expertise are difficult to manage. Of those 1,100 systems a very very small percentage are Ubuntu (and Suse, Fedora, Mint) and they aren't supported to the level of the primary systems.


Comment: Re:I wish we didn't need something like this (Score 1) 586

by Bigbutt (#47752865) Attached to: New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

Sir, I think you need to step back and take a breath.

Since we haven't exchanged a single word until now, I don't see how I'm being argumentative. I'm asking a simple question.

I would hope any man or anyone would stop it should it be happening in front of them. If I happened to be in a bar (I don't drink so it's unlikely) and saw someone pour a strange chemical into a drink, I hope I would say something.

Depending on the circumstances, I would most likely help a person. But I am also quite wary of scams, having been the victim of a couple (which I escaped with only a loss of money) perpetrated by women.

Certainly I personally am not going to drug a woman's drink.

But I'm already doing this. And I'm reasonably sure a majority of guys are doing this. It sounds like you want us to do something about the guys who are doing this. I'm with you, brother because just you and me and the rest of the guys who aren't doing it, doesn't appear to be fixing the problem since we're still discussing this and there are still rapes.

Is there something more we should or even could be doing? It's an honest question. Should we all wear buttons that say "Don't Rape Other People"?


Comment: Re:I wish we didn't need something like this (Score 1) 586

by Bigbutt (#47752729) Attached to: New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

As someone who doesn't drink, I've always thought of bars as places to pick up single women or be picked up if you are a woman. A woman is there, dressed up, and presenting herself as available for dating. And guys are there to look for dates. Women bring other women for support or protection. Guys come with other guys to give him the courage to approach a woman. I've never considered it a social gathering place.

That's what I get for not drinking and getting all my information from movies and TV I guess.


Comment: Re:I wish we didn't need something like this (Score 2) 586

by Bigbutt (#47750261) Attached to: New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

But the police don't prevent rape. They apprehend rapists after the offense. Rape can be pretty traumatic and in some cases is life changing. This needs to be addressed before the Rape happens.

The proposal doesn't seem to be about arresting the perpetrators but in making sure guys don't act when situations arise (so to speak).

And of course, arrests after the fact should already be happening.


Comment: Re: Well at least they saved the children! (Score 1) 790

Crime show cop so take the question with a grain of salt.

Since you needed the Google tip to get the warrant, if they can't prove it was or wasn't planted, couldn't that kill the chain causing whatever they found on his computer/tablet to be inadmissible?


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