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Comment: Re: oh. so nobody's actively managing them? (Score 3, Interesting) 67

by corychristison (#47839205) Attached to: Mozilla 1024-Bit Cert Deprecation Leaves 107,000 Sites Untrusted

Was the domain being used? Or just squatting on it?

If you were actively using it, and it expired, you have a grace period of anywhere from 30 days to 90 days depending on the TLD, when this happened and who the registrar was/is.

With that said, your point is completely valid. Domain names, SSL certificates, and hosting accounts tend to be forgotten. I own a web design/development/hosting company. We actively maintain records of who we need to be dealing with, as well as their managers in the event our contact stops responding. As well, we introduced a fully managed service in which we manage everything for our clients, and we send them a single monthly invoice. Because it is billed every month, their services continue to Just Workâ, and in turn we are keeping consistent contact with them.

We have had the most problems with non-profit organizations. They are typically volunteer run, with a high turn over rate.

Comment: Re: Phoronix = fail (Score 1) 294

by corychristison (#47809477) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

I have never, ever had a problem with ASUS + AMD. I'm not a performance junkie, and typically buy a generation behind.

Mu most recent built Nov/Dec last year. ASUS M5A, AMD FX-8320, 8GB Corsair RAM, Sapphire Radeon 5570, ADATA 64GB SSD, and my already existing pair of 2TB Seagate HDD's.

Running Funtoo Linux. Rock solid. Never an issue. Just upgraded to Kernel Version 3.14.

Comment: Re: Switched double speed half capacity, realistic (Score 5, Interesting) 316

by corychristison (#47762137) Attached to: Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

Before SSD's were all the rage, a common thing to get a speed boost was to do 'short stroke' the drive. Essentially, all you do is only partition the first third of the drive and use that space.

The theory is that the head doesn't need to move around as much and speeds up the drive. I've never done it but modders used to swear by it.

Comment: Re: Yeah, as music artists know, not so fun is it? (Score 5, Insightful) 275

by corychristison (#47745531) Attached to: Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

I am not artistic in any way. So I may be biased here.

The problem is expecting to get paid every time someone wants to hear the recording you made 3 months ago (or three years ago, or thirty years ago). I understand it is a means to produce more content, but rarely actually happens.

The waitress at the last restaraunt you ate at has to keep doing the same thing (with minor adjustments) over and over again to keep making a wage. I highly doubt she has delusions of serving one table and making a living for the rest of her "career".

I have a brother who enjoys making music. He subs in his friends bands from time to time because he enjoys playing. During the day he works a normal job, has no ambitions or delusions of "making it" and playing an instrument as a career.

I'll be blunt here: if your music really is as fantastic as you think, you'd already be sleeping on a bed made of money. Maybe you should go and reflect on that.

Comment: Re: Not that hard (Score 1) 131

by corychristison (#47733919) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Good Replacement Batteries?

I really hope this is not a serious post.

Assuming you meant CR2032 batteries, if you are looking online you're not the brightest crayon in the box.

CR2032's are so incredibly common (motherboard CMOS, car remotes, watches, etc).

You can find them at any big box store, drug store, and most corner stores. I recommend Duracell, Energizer or Panasonic when it comes to button cells.

Comment: Re: False dichotomy. (Score 1) 199

by corychristison (#47685765) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

The versioning issue could be resolved by organizing the wiki in a versioned manor. Eg.

The best part of a wiki is it is easier for people to contribute. Plus are tools to convert a wiki into a PDF. Using tagging, you can utilize the URL as the unique identifier to open the pdf or the wiki to the location of the relevant information.

Comment: Re: E-mail is the foundation of identity online (Score 1) 235

by corychristison (#47685677) Attached to: Email Is Not Going Anywhere

Wow. I really like this idea.

I use Voip for my company, and it works wonderfully. There are services like iNum, where you can get random, unique numbers at will. My provider ( offers them for free. This is not a full solution, but it could be a step towards what you are looking for.

I think a simple discovery service set up with a DNS TXT or SRV record combined with an existing e-mail service to add a 'pipe' to your telephone in a secure manor, without ever actually exposing your telephone number.

We could even extend on DNS and make the CX record (Call eXchange) and make it a standard.

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