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Comment: Re:Conman and Powerman (Score 1) 104

by Pedahzur (#45360513) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Tools For Managing Multiple Serial Console Servers?

Fourthed; again, use almost every day. Conman and powerman are great.

Conman: Serial consoles, IMPI serial consoles, write your own wrapper if one doesn't exist.
Powerman: Can control just about everything out there. Again, write your own if it doesn't exist. Can even "manage" power on a VM host. You might have to write your own wrapper though (basically a remote shell that runs virsh commands). I know we have a script here, but I don't think I'm allowed to put it in public. It uses rsh to connect to the VM host (KVM) and then runs virsh domstate for power status, and virsh start/virsh destroy for on and off.

Comment: Re:The real question is (Score 1) 311

by Pedahzur (#44951159) Attached to: Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway

[Posted an answer...but not showing up. Apologize if a dupe.]

As someone who lives in Fairbanks, I can answer this. The side of the airport to which the user is directed is the general aviation side, thus there is access for businesses and owners of private planes. Thus, much less restricted entry. More details here:

Comment: Re:The real question is (Score 5, Informative) 311

by Pedahzur (#44951121) Attached to: Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway

As someone living in Fairbanks, I can answer this. The part of the airport to which the Apple Maps directs the user is the general aviation side of the airport, thus it is pretty open to access, since there are businesses and personal airplanes on that side of the airport. More details here:

Comment: Re:I don't want... (Score 1) 764

by Pedahzur (#33084870) Attached to: To Ballmer, Grabbing iPad's Market Is 'Job One Urgency'

I came here to say, really, I did. Microsoft still doesn't get it: Make a *single* product that works well, across a range of uses, and people will (often) go for it.

Windows Vista and 7 "versions" vs. a single OS X version
Windows Phones vs. a single iPhone

But, that second one kind of illustrates the corner that Microsoft is in: it doesn't really want to go into the hardware business and risk alienating all its partners. Thus, it can't dictate "We'll have one tablet, and this is how it will work." When all you control is the software, you have to play nice with your hardware partners and come out with a range of products.


+ - To Translate Harry Potter is a Crime->

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An anonymous reader writes "An article on Reuters informs that police arrested a teenager suspected of posting his own translation of the latest Harry Potter novel on the Internet weeks before the official French release. [...] "Concerned that such acts of counterfeiting are threats to basic authors' and creators' rights, (author J.K. Rowling and Gallimard) immediately agreed to support the investigation as it was launched," spokeswoman Marie Leroy-Lena said in a statement. "It is not a young person or a fan we are talking about here — these are organized networks that use young people,"."
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+ - Bring ODF to Apple's Office Suite->

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Pedahzur writes "The recently released Apple iWork '08 contains does not contain support for ODF (Open Document Format), an ISO standard. There is support, however, for Microsoft's OOXML, which is not yet an ISO standard (and may never be). Hopefully with enough community and customer feedback, Apple could be nudged into including ODF in their next update of iWork. If you'd like to see this happen, add your name to the Apple ODF Petition."
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+ - SCO Takes On PJ Herself, Files Motion to Depose

Submitted by Vexler
Vexler (127353) writes "In their latest attempt at a "scorch-earth" strategy to smear just about anyone related to this trial, SCO has filed a motion to depose Pamela Jones of Groklaw. According to this story, SCO accuses PJ once again of working with Novell and IBM while receiving assistance from them. Be sure to read the accompanying PDFs, but I suspect that PJ will have no trouble finding someone in the open-source community who has the legal training and resolve to defend her with vigor."

+ - Mileage Maniacs

Submitted by WY
WY (666) writes "Bloomberg reports in this article about the Japanese hybrid car hackers: "Toyota Motor Corp. says its Prius gasoline-electric hybrid car gets about 55 miles to the gallon, making it one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the road. That's not good enough for Takashi Toya." He managed to reach as high as 115 MPG. He "is one of about 100 nenpimania, Japanese for 'ileage maniacs,'.""

+ - iPhone emulation - three against Apple

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LivingLightning writes "An unknow Malesian coder has wrote programs that emulates iPhone's interface. He put video about this software on YouTube. Apple lawyers made YouTube take down the video and without any specific legal background hustled coder in e-mail. In response a lawyer posted video and software on his website and with a help of a designer they also prepared a set of alternative icons and wallpaper."

No amount of careful planning will ever replace dumb luck.