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Comment: Linux can handle it just fine (Score 4, Informative) 467

by basketcase (#32238242) Attached to: Seagate Confirms 3TB Hard Drive

I ran into that a few years ago when I added a 4TB hardware RAID5 to my Linux server. The partition table that is made by fdisk can't handle it. I was forced to use parted to make an EFI partition table instead. It was a little different but completely doable. Took me about 2 minutes on Google to find a howto.

Comment: Action not words! (Score 2, Insightful) 95

by basketcase (#29930717) Attached to: After 1 Year, Conficker Infects 7M Computers

Are these researchers doing anything about it? Have they handed the IP lists with timestamps over to the appropriate ISPs or corporate network administrators so that the infected systems can be dealt with? Did they even put up a page where you can check yourself or your network?

Merely counting the infected is nothing but mental masturbation. Even the lame government census has moved beyond simply counting.

Comment: Browsers can solve this (Score 1) 849

by basketcase (#28471175) Attached to: Nielsen Recommends Not Masking Passwords

Since we are talking about web logins here there is a simple solution...

Most modern web browsers support remembering passwords and typing them in for you. If you are so unconcerned about security that you want your password to be displayed on the screen for anyone to see then you may as well just let your browser type it in for you and eliminate the typo problem completely.

In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982