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Comment: Re:IPX over Kali (Score 2) 59

The last time I checked, Kali was some sort of VPN to tunnel IPX (NetWare protocol) over IP. It appears to have been popular when Warcraft II was around. Oh well, there are only so many names for things.

Kali/Kahn. Sluggish over a modem, but incredibly fun, and much easier to set up than making Real Life friends with parents that would let them lug the computer around for a LAN party!


Comment: Re:The industry can take all the time it needs (Score 1) 313

by Yannic (#33961582) Attached to: WD Launches 3 Terabyte HD

Unfortunately these are Western Digital "Green" drives...

I agree. I only buy 5-year warranty drives. Once they've outlived their usefulness to me, I can still re-sell them to someone else with the assurance that the drives have a couple of years left on the manufacturer's warranty.

In other words, once you go WD Black you don't go back.


Comment: Re:Choice of file system (Score 4, Insightful) 1523

by Yannic (#24093713) Attached to: Hans Reiser Leads Police To Nina's Body

Does this whole situation affect your choice of file system?

Personally, I would have to say so. This is a very sad story. There is something very morbid about using the work of a murderer.

This doesn't affect my choice in filesystem, nor should it anyone. It doesn't invalidate the work that was done on the filesystem by Mr. Reiser or any other contributor.

That being said, if we were to find out that the murder of Nina somehow benefited the code, then I would find issue with it. If by looking at Nina's splattered blood, Hans was inspired to create a new tree sorting algorithm, then yes, I'd have a problem with that.

Once code has been written, it should stand on its own merits, and be scrutinized only for its own flaws.

Now that I've written this, I'm beginning to reconsider my position on NSA Linux.


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