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Comment What's it for in Windows/VMWare environment? (Score 1) 49

I've followed Docker with some interest, and as an admin who primarily works with Windows running on VMWare I've yet to see any way to make use of it. If I want to test an app in a clean environment, I spin up a new Windows server as a virtual machine, play around, revert as needed, and destroy it. Production servers are basically the same thing. Is this just for the *nix folks?

Comment This feature alone... (Score 1) 52

I used it and advised my friends to use it, mainly due to one feature. If you are sharing a file with multiple people, the size of the files counted against your quota was divided by the number of people it was shared with. Share a 4 gig file with 4 people, each of you only had 1 gig of it counted against your quota. Guess it made too much sense and not enough cents....

Comment Some things are worth lives... (Score 4, Insightful) 118

There are some areas of exploration that are worth the risk of life and limb, space exploration is up there on my own personal list. As in I'd risk myself in order to go into space, even something as "boring" as a return to the moon. Hell I'd even go on a one way trip to Mars, I'm sure my family and friends would be happy to see me off. (ok only a few would)

Comment Related: The Return of Deep Focus? (Score 2) 232

Best article I've read on an "everything old is new again" technique making a comeback and why, The Return of Deep Focus? (AKA Shallow Depth Of Field is not the only way...). Personally I love both Hitchcock and Kurosawa's use of Deep Focus (the article gives examples of the former) but of course once it became the "mark of cheap video recording" it fell out of vogue. Now it's making a comeback, much like practical effects are. - HEX

Comment Scorpion did it... (Score 1) 126

s02e14 "Sun of a Gun" Sylvester's estranged father, a retired general, enlists the team's help after discovering that an African dictator has uncovered a deadly weapon of mass destruction from World War II and intends to use it. The team goes to an African nation to find out if the dictator has sodium panels which can concentrate sunlight before it can be launched on a rocket as a satellite death ray. Walter takes a steam in towels with the dictator who is smitten with his intellect.

Of course the weapon was attributed to the Nazi's and the depiction of the "laser like reflection of the sun" was hilarious, but I don't watch it expecting to see hard science. According to movies and tv shows, those crazy Nazi's abandoned bunkers all over the place with all sorts of crazy inventions in them. - HEX

Comment Re:TLDR: It's Nation Builder's database (Score 3, Informative) 75

Nation Builder sells data to others, so while the data originally came from NB no one is taking ownership of the database that is exposed to the public.

Speaking to Dissent, Nation Builder said that the IP address hosting the database wasn't one of theirs, and it wasn't an IP address for any of their hosted clients.

But is Nation Builder to blame? Not really... So while Nation Builder denied any claim to the IP and the leaked database, it's entirely possible they might know who developed it – but that would require an extensive records check. This is because a developer or campaign wishing to access the Nation Builder Election Center would need to register their contact details, such as name and email address. However, Nation Builder is under no obligation to identify customers, and once the data has been obtained, they cannot control what happens to it. In short, while they provided the data that's in my newly leaked voter record, they're not liable in any way for it being exposed. And to be clear, I don't blame Nation Builder for my leaked record either, I blame the person(s) who developed the database and poorly configured its hosting. I'm just not sure who they are yet.

Comment Just got my first Phishing attempt using this toda (Score 1) 68

Odd coincidence, I got two emails today from https://web.healthdataexchange... that both passed GMail's filters and ended up in my inbox but look like classic phishing attempts. The site itself doesn't inspire confidence despite coming up "clean" when looking for info on it on the web. Links removed from examples Attempt One:

Statement View your messages and documents: Click Here Sent 12/9/2015 11:04 PM

Attempt Two:

Thanks for signing up for the Secure Patient Portal! With this tool, you will be able to view messages from your doctor or clinic regarding your health information. To set up your account, please click on the link below to verify your information. P.S. To ensure you receive updates, please white list the From Address of this email. Also, keep your account login info handy; you will need it to view messages in the future. Confidentiality Notice: This email message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain privileged and confidential information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender and destroy all copies of the original message. Verify Your New Account: Click Here Sent 12/9/2015 11:04 PM

Comment OFF TOPIC: Mapping and Calendar (Score 0) 55

OK this is tangentially on topic, especially if you're talking about cool map tricks.

There are many individual groups holding related events throughout my state, however attempts to create a shared calendar for them have not had all the features we'd like. We've tried shared Google Calender, Wordpress plugins, etc, and none have had all the features we'd like. We'd also like to avoid existing large sites like Meetup, as we'd like to only have our own events displayed on the Calender/Map. And we want to make sure individual organizers have full control over their own event's calender and can link to an existing Google Calender/iCalender. Ideally this could be ramped up for larger than state usage, but for now we're trying to replace a myriad of individual calenders spread all over the place, and a single Google Calender that attempts to gather them in being maintained by one person.

An example: Magic the Gathering has many individual groups and stores running events, with many individual organizers. Ideally the Calender/Map system would be able to pull in many individual calenders and display them in a shared Calender/Map with filtering by City, Region, and even by Event Sub Type such as Game Type, Ranked Games, etc. It should hopefully be embeddable on any other website and provide it's own (filterable) export in standard calender formats.

Any help is appreciated!

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