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Comment: Re:I sure as hell saw that coming (Score 1) 317

by Trogre (#47999295) Attached to: Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild

Well okay, but patches are available for the major Linux distributions. One apt-get and it's fixed.

From Apple? Nothing. You need to download the source for bash, download a patch, compile it yourself (after making sure you have a fully functional XCode) and manually copy it over the existing binary.

I'm not sure that's the kind of Thinking Different they were talking about.

Comment: Two servers (Score 1) 287

by Trogre (#47961951) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

Standard LAMP server for my environment monitoring, shared Calendar (davical, sync'd to Android gadgets, desktops, etc), data storage, web applications, email (getmail, postfix, dovecot, roundcube), etc.

Backup server (in another room from the first server), switched on by WoL each day, slurps data from server with rsync w/archival backup, waits a few minutes then shuts down.

10/100/1000 Mbps switch
ADSL modem
802.11n Access Point

That's about it from the top of my head. The server is over 12 years old and still going strong. And it draws about 50 watts. The backup server is a much more modern machine, but its power draw is negligible since it's only on for about 20 minutes per day.

Comment: Re:I have a phone in my pocket (Score 1) 130

What you say may well be correct, but not necessarily relevant. You always have a choice to turn off your phone, or at least turn off GPS and other location services.

These insidious "connected" vehicles will not give a choice. Want to travel by car? Get tracked or get out.

No thanks.

Comment: A massive toupee (Score 1) 708

by Trogre (#47850505) Attached to: Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

We could somewhat control the effects of global warming with a large array of satellites that unfolded large solar panels like big umbrellas to divert sunlight otherwise destined for Earth, controlled to keep the Earth within a desired temperature range.

I'm not saying it's practical at all, but it is within our means.

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