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Comment Seriously???? (Score 2) 536

Wow, an impossible problem to solve! Nobody who writes programs has ever installed their own wireless radio before? Drills and cat5 crimpers are beyond you, eh?

"Wireless is so exorbitant if I want to live here I have to have Comcast and they won't come!! I have to take a huge loss right now just to stay in business!!" -- Said some fucking idiot

Comment Re:OpenNTPD: 4 Out Of 5 Stars (Score 1) 79

It sets your local server time immediately if you use -s. Otherwise, it slowly drifts your local clock to the real time, which could take days if it is far off. I always use ntpd -s on boot for systems with no RTC. Or ntpd -s when my clock is way off. The drift feature is designed to keep software from freaking out due to sudden time changes.

Comment Re:Learn Something About NTPD Before You Rant..... (Score 1) 79

It would be nice if the whole world got the BCP38 memo. But they haven't. I'm a network operator. I got off my lazy ass and firewalled all of the ntp.org servers on my network, that customers didn't enable and had no idea were even running, courtesy of Cisco and various Linux distributions. Reality is a bitch.

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