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Comment: Home USE !=Business Use (Score 3, Funny) 175

by bigdady92 (#48988881) Attached to: Greg KH Favors Rolling Release Distros
Congrats you can upgrade your latest hot shite box to the latest hotness. Fantatsic. Now what about those servers that have millions of people trying to contact your business through? Hell to the No.

You want your systems to be running stable, known working, and reliable code. Who cares if it's version 10 and not version 10.0.4134. Let the dev monkies play with the updates in the background and when a service release is out test it further.

Unless there is a positive gain (security, feature release, or annual patch) then the old code is just fine. It works, don't touch it, leave it the hell alone and go play with your crap in your lab.

Another reason I hate the DevOPS movement. Combines the worst of habits of a Dev Monkey and a System Admin.

Comment: Put in a @#%$$ Firewall (Score 1) 100

by bigdady92 (#48888049) Attached to: U.S. Gas Stations Vulnerable To Internet Attacks
For the love of {Diety} put in a damn firewall and NAT that shit. What kind of half ass implementation is being sold out there for these people? Is this lowest installation price around or is there a common link to all 5800 gas stations?

I would not be surprised if this is all one single vendor who supplied and installed these setups to different gas station suppliers.

Please someone name the company involved with this nonsense so we can ridicule them for this stupidity.

This is no worse than people who have no passwords on their NVR's.

Comment: Re:Public Stoning is too good... (Score 0) 139

You think that was me getting worked up? Aren't you a Sensitive Susan.

You think it's OK that some set of mouth breathers is able to sell a service to the highest bidder to take down several major corporations? What happens when they attempt to attack someone outside of the gaming sphere? What then? That OK too or should I hand wring and not get 'upset'.

The article is about a mercenary group of thug scriptards who are soon going to be shown what a PITA prison is like. You don't go around taking down big corps like this for the LULZ forever and not expect to get caught.

Comment: Public Stoning is too good... (Score 1) 139

a justice reward to these lil Asshats. I am quite pleased that Anonymous has already done their homework and spread all the information about these douchecanoes throughout the internet so their lives are wrecked for the foreseaable future. I'd hate to think that some mouthbreather CoD player go word that him and his mates are kicked off line by that kid down the street and enact vengeance for all of us.

Comment: Anonymous did FBI's job for them (Score 1) 78


All known people in Lizard Squad Identified. Their personal information, their schools, their emails, IP's, address', everything is out there for the world to see.

Majority of these !@#$!@$%!$!$ are kids who deserve punishment of some sorts. Not full physical violence by beating them in the face with a shovel, oh no. Community service like picking up trash and taking care of people in an old folk's home, humiliating and humbling works. Punish them as their lives are now completely screwed for the next 3-5 years.

Anonymous has it's moments. This is one of them.

Comment: Well No Shi... (Score 5, Informative) 55

by bigdady92 (#48619471) Attached to: The Joys and Hype of Hadoop
Hadoop is not a magic thing that can all of a sudden produce reams of new data sets. The setup, on an enterprise scale, takes thousands or tens of thousands of dollars in hardware. Then you have the Map/Reduce jobs to create as well as pointing all your data to the new clusters. Then the tweaking starts, and then your pointy haired Boss or Accounting PencilTwit comes to you and demands results for all of this capital expense you just had them buy for some pinhead to get a better dashboard in sales.

Hadoop, done right, takes many departments to work on and organize in a big enterprise. Small shops may have one guy who is both SA and Programmer who could get the job done enough to make a difference. Furthermore, you NEED a full install from a big vendor. Installing Hadoop from OpenSource is a nightmare, and the big vendor's make it painfully simple to get the job done quickly. Can you do it by hand? Sure. Do you have the time? Not when you have other projects to work on and you can spend the companies capital to get the install and config done in 1/10th the time. /Cloudera Certified //A year later and they still don't know how to get data through the pipeline ///Setting up the hardware was a BLAST!

Comment: Skip Lasik: Go PRK (Score 1) 550

by bigdady92 (#47525001) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

I live a very active lifestyle. I do martial arts, dive, play sports, a whole bunch of things that having that lil 'flap' be a problem if it were to ever 'pop' open. Thankfully I spent the extra cash and went with PRK which is the same surgery Air Force pilots get.

What is the big difference? : Simple, there is no flap. They carve off the top of the cornea's layer is removed and is then grown back. No flap, no popping, no worries.

What is the downfall: 3 days of light blinding pain whenever bright light occurs. Thankfully this is negated by modern medicine and covers for your eyes.

What is the upside: This is the first type of LASIK ever invented so it's been done brazillions of times. This is perfected to a state of art and I've had no issues in the 10 years since I've done the surgery. Best money ever spent and not one chance if getting poked in the eye or underwater accident that this 'flap' may (1/1000) pop open.

Was it overkill? Perhaps. But that's one less thing I ever have to worry about.

Comment: Feedly: Google Reader Reloaded (Score 5, Informative) 132

by bigdady92 (#47387575) Attached to: Google Reader: One Year Later
The death of GReader led me to Feedly which has nearly all of the features that GReader had backed by a company whom RSS isn't an experiment and truly GOT RSS. Feedly saw a need in the market place and filled that void that Google abandoned.

I am more than happy with Feedly and their feature set. I threw them some money to support them and tell everyone I know to use them as their apps work just as well if not better than what Google was trying to do.

Comment: Horrible article, No Metrics (Score 4, Insightful) 182

by bigdady92 (#37769344) Attached to: Entry-Level NAS Storage Servers Compared
There is no mention of speed, performance, file copy replication, the ins and out of each solution, just a list of features they all share and how the author went about determining them at his whim. Without metrics this article is just a sales blurb for links. Other websites do it better: Storagereview for one, Smallnetbuilder is the other.

Another wretched sales brouchure disguised as a review by Infoworld.

First Fully Electric Manned Helicopter Flight 86

Posted by timothy
from the not-yet-for-the-daily-commuter dept.
cylonlover writes "On August 12, electrical/aerospace engineer and helicopter pilot Pascal Chretien took to the sky in the world's first untethered, fully electric manned helicopter flight in a prototype machine that he designed and built almost entirely by himself within a 12-month development period. In his 2-minute, 10-second test flight, Chretien beat aviation giant Sikorsky into the record books — but it was not without significant risk. As the man himself puts it: 'in case of crash I stand good chances to end up in kebab form.'"

Jetman Attempts Intercontinental Flight 140

Posted by samzenpus
from the a-jetwing-and-a-prayer dept.
Last year we ran the story of Yves Rossy and his DIY jetwings. Yves spent $190,000 and countless hours building a set of jet-powered wings which he used to cross the English Channel. Rossy's next goal is to cross the Strait of Gibraltar, from Tangier in Morocco and Tarifa on the southwestern tip of Spain. From the article: "Using a four-cylinder jet pack and carbon fibre wings spanning over 8ft, he will jump out of a plane at 6,500 ft and cruise at 130 mph until he reaches the Spanish coast, when he will parachute to earth." Update 18:57 GMT: mytrip writes: "Yves Rossy took off from Tangiers but five minutes into an expected 15-minute flight he was obliged to ditch into the wind-swept waters."

A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing.