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Comment: If it is too big to colonize (Score 1) 89

by Orion Blastar (#47787135) Attached to: Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far

it can be used as a refueling station to reach other planet and star systems out there.

I assume since it is a Class M planet it has fossil fuels and water and other stuff we can use on it.

You can send robot shuttles to the surface to mine and collect fossil fuel and water, water can be turned into hydrogen for fuel and oxygen to breathe.

There might even be plants or soil rich enough to plant Earth plants on it, that might or might not grow in the higher gravity. Put down solar cells to collect sunlight and store energy. Move robots all over the planet to look for stuff.

Comment: I am a former federal contractor (Score 2) 372

Each email system had a triplicate of backups done so they would not lose emails. They used Microsoft Exchange Server and digital tape backups. They used Outlook and backed up PST files to network drives.

If they lost her emails with a system like that it was no accident.

Comment: Re: Fsck x86 (Score 1) 230

by Orion Blastar (#47209295) Attached to: Intel Confronts a Big Mobile Challenge: Native Compatibility

See if ARM based PCs sell and scale better than x86 based PCs.

Can't run Windows on an ARM PC but maybe Linux or Haiku or AROS or something. Raspberry PI isn't a PC because it is in kit form. Make it a $100 or $200 brick PC and then see how well it sells. Make it on an ATX motherboard and then sell ARM based ATX PCs.

+ - Alienware swaps SteamOS for Windows->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Valve left many OEMs hanging when they delayed Steam machines until sometime next year to work out their controller issues. Many of these companies excitedly showed off new Steam machine hardware that they cannot ship so Alienware has been the first to re-purpose its Debian-based Steam machine to be a Windows-based Steam machine bundled with an XBox controller. While Windows 8.x has not been particularly well-received it does support a lot more games than Linux and when configured to boot straight into Steam Big Picture mode the influence of the underlying OS is visible only in the larger game library."
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Comment: Software that Target uses (Score 2) 213

by Orion Blastar (#45802689) Attached to: Encrypted PIN Data Taken In Target Breach

Can anyone tell me what operating system and software that Target uses?

I'd really like to know what exploits this software has and if any other store uses them so I can avoid shopping there.

I think retailers and wholesale clubs ought to be transparent in what operating systems and software they use for their POS system and then list the vulnerabilities they found with an code audit and how they plan to fix them.

This ought to be a law, so consumers can be protected from retailers and wholesale clubs who don't care about their privacy and credit card and debit card data and just use operating systems and software with exploits in them that they never tested nor figured out how to fix.

I think the same should be done with websites as well.

Am I right here or wrong?

+ - I am a mentally ill out of work programmer down on his luck->

Submitted by Orion Blastar
Orion Blastar (457579) writes "I've been out of work since 2002, cannot think anything but negative thoughts. I've been trying to be positive, develop people skills and social skills. There hasn't been much help just "either kill yourself or stop whining" when I ask on the Internet. I take responsibility for my failures, mistakes, and bad decisions. I want to improve and become better.

I tried doing things. my own version of GNU/Linux based on Ubuntu. My own free songs. my own software organization. my own foreign website I work with others who are unemployed.

I could never get the funding to make these websites into startups. I have failed at everything I tried to do.

I don't know what else to do, I have run out of ideas."

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Comment: Re:I am schizo-affective (Score 1) 218

by Orion Blastar (#45769427) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Working With Others, As a Schizophrenic Developer?

Sorry that came off as negative. I have a problem with the language center of my brain.

If you want you can work on side-projects with me. I have others who are trying to work with me as well. I've been where you are now, and I've been damaged, but I can still do work.

Comment: I am schizo-affective (Score 1) 218

by Orion Blastar (#45764383) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Working With Others, As a Schizophrenic Developer?

which is like having manic depression aka bi-polar disorder with schizophrenia and less than one half a percent of the US population suffers from it.

The big problems that I have is I am almost always misunderstood. People think that just because I am mentally ill I must be crazy, insane, stupid, incompetent, etc.

I can still do my work for jobs, but no employer wants to hire me. If I do get hired as soon as they discover I am mentally ill coworkers start to harass me and pick on me and bully me to force me to leave, or make up stuff to get me fired. They do this out of ignorance rather than a conspiracy. When they see your moods change and swing from one to another, they notice that you are mentally ill. It is not that they do this out of hate, but they misunderstand what being mentally ill really is, and confuse you for being selfish, or crazy, or insane, or whatever the news media tells them. Most of these public shooters are mentally ill so they compare you to them and get scared of you. Most people are scared of what they don't understand and get nervous and sometimes that fear turns into hate which leads to harassment, mocking, insults, bullying, and other things. When management notices most of your coworkers are picking on you, they have a choice, either fire your coworkers who aren't mentally ill, or fire the mentally ill person the coworkers are picking on.

I've been out of work since 2002 due to this. I am non-violent and I can work with anyone as long as they agree to treat me like a human being.

I am working on some startups, trying to get people involved at the above websites. I am thinking of maybe making some video games or small apps or something. I have written ebooks and done some blogging. I am open to suggestions. I have done tech support for family and friends to get by. Mostly cleaning viruses off their Windows PCs and in some cases converting people to GNU/Linux like Ubuntu or Lubuntu/Xubuntu.

I have tried kickstarter and indiegogo but it went nowhere as nobody wants to support a mentally ill person.

Comment: Re:It's not a hack (Score 1) 4

by Orion Blastar (#45192751) Attached to: Kuro5hin DNS servers are Down, use alternatives.

Did you try logging in with your account and file a tech support to change your email address because the domain email no longer works?

Modify a contact to change your contact info.

Here are their postal addresses and phone numbers it may be an International Call but you need to go up 'higher in the foodchain' to talk to a manager to change your email in your domain contact to your gmail one so they can send the document there.

If you need a free fax number try they usually give you a US number as part of a free trial if you want to hide your real number. I signed up when it was free, but now it is paid, but there is a free trial. IIRC they fax anything the number receives to your email as a TIFF file or something.

I hope you fix it, I am pulling for you. I know you don't like me, but I am trying to reform. I don't want to see you lose your domain over stupid DNS borking stuff.

Comment: Re:It's not a hack (Score 1) 4

by Orion Blastar (#45192509) Attached to: Kuro5hin DNS servers are Down, use alternatives.

Thanks Rusty I will update my blogs on it.

If you can get to your server and add support for for cookies and such the mirror at should be able to be functional until your domain host gets their heads out of their arses.

I assume this is the domain name server acting up? Feel free to use my domain name. I might even transfer control of it over to you for free if that helps. I feel you need a backup domain in case they do this to you again at your new domain host.

As a rule of thumb never put an email with your domain name in the same domain name registry. Crawford did that and lost his domains that way. Always use a throwaway gmail address that you check from time to time or something that won't go down if the DNS gets borked. Never lose the password to that gmail address.

My address is used for that for my domain names. I check it every single day.

I hope you get your domain name back up, they borked you really good on it, I'd cancel your account with them and try someone else like Dyndns or or something.

I think you can file a complaint with Internic over the DNS host borking you and refusing to help because won't work as an email address because your domain name doesn't work. You should be able to contact Internic and authorize a domain name transfer using your postal address and phone numbers to have them contact and verify you are indeed Rusty Foster and not some social engineering hacking posing as Rusty Foster.

New crypt. See /usr/news/crypt.