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Comment: Re:Virtualmin (Score 1) 136

by Pikoro (#49016055) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is There a Web Development Linux Distro?

I was going to post nearly the same thing. The other side of Virtualmin is once you have your packages and configs set up the way you want, simply click the backup server button and get a .tgz you can apply to any other virtualmin server and you'll have the exact same config every time. Tweak the options you want and a simple 3 click vhost is set up and cloned.

Comment: Re:Modem connection tones (Score 3, Interesting) 790

by Pikoro (#48785811) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

Yah, I worked at an ISP back then and it when customers would complain that they were getting a slow connection, I'd have them hold the phone up to the modem speaker and try to connect so I could hear it and determine the connection speed and protocol. The BONG! mentioned above pegs it as a 56k modem string :) v.90 i believe.

Comment: I think the thing being missed here (Score 4, Insightful) 300

by Pikoro (#48741575) Attached to: Why We're Not Going To See Sub-orbital Airliners

I think the thing being missed here is that people are in a hurry. If I can fly a 747 from Seattle to Japan and the flight takes 14 hours, I would pay more to be able to do it in 7. That's an easy choice. Time spent in the air is generally wasted time. Turn trans-Pacific/Atlantic into a weekend trip instead of the current 3 days of travel time and there's a market for it.

The futuristic prediction that it would be economical to take a sub-orbital flight from NY to LA is probably not going to happen, but for trans oceanic and/or China/Japan to Europe. Definitely a market there.

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