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Comment: Re:Now almost as useful as python was 5 years ago! (Score 1) 115

by eneville (#47779495) Attached to: PHP 5.6.0 Released
Why didn't you resolve those dependencies as root yourself, the installer presumably shows what it dose when it fails as a non-root, even if it doesn't do this you can work out the name of the required package. It's normal to run a script and find that it uses some library that you don't have already. Ever tried a java web archive? Just plonk that in the tomcat ROOT dir and it installs automatically, you don't even have to run it. That's priceless.

Comment: Re:Free market (Score 3, Informative) 257

by eneville (#47732603) Attached to: When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model
Indeed, the phrase "you get what you pay" comes to mind. The moment big corporations in the UK (BT, I'm looking at you) off-shored their customer service things went downhill for the ISP. However, in that void PlusNet grew (from Force9) into a very successful ISP who promotes northern broadband and they do indeed have UK call centres who you can understand. They may be marginally more expensive but it goes to show that people in the UK are starting to vote with their feet and choose a company that they can speak to. I'm using PlusNet and BT as an example as they're mostly interchangeable in terms of media.

Comment: Re:Fiber to the Home (Score 1) 98

by eneville (#47638253) Attached to: For Fast Internet in the US, Virginia Tops the Charts
What I have, 8mbps downstream, £9.99/month, does the job. Yeah, you can get better than this, but I don't /need/ fast. I just need reliable. My mobile phone can give me better speeds, for example. What I could have: 50mbps - £10/month 100mbps - £15/month 125mbps - £22.50/month I've not switched as it results in me having to change providers and that means having another hole drilled in the wall. These prices are also only for the first twelve months, they increase by ~30% thereafter.

Comment: Re:Economic Threat (Score 1) 258

by eneville (#46786075) Attached to: Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops
That's an interesting thought, but survival of the fittest just means for the current environment. Once the environment in which the criminals thrive changes you end up with a set of criminals who are unfit for the current set of conditions. Or, say the farmers they poach off find ways to evade their drones. Criminals are clever people, don't ever underestimate them, yet they are also greedy and that ends up being their downfall. The pool of criminals genes to become "super" would need to know when to quit.

Comment: Re:Caution (Score 1) 117

by eneville (#46739017) Attached to: Linux 3.15 Will Suspend & Resume Much Faster

When your cluster suddenly needs more power, you don't want to wait 10 minutes for POST, kernel booting, and copying quite a few GBytes from disk into RAM, when you can instead get up and running in a few seconds.

You may know ahead of time when your systems are most at work, say 0800-1800, so WOL at 0730, for exmple.

Comment: Observe the users (Score 2) 452

by eneville (#46716213) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?
Observe the desktop users, see what they're doing, investigate FOSS alternatives that run on Linux. Find a distro that has all that working out the box. Customise the distro so that the default user setup has all that ready and waiting in the desktop menus. Congratulations! You're now a sysadmin on top of whatever you were before. If you like the sound of this, make it happen. If not tell your boss to employ a sysadmin to make the above happen, maybe you can get yourself in on the interview, maybe you can be his manager.

Comment: Re:Real men run rash mode (Score 1) 641

by eneville (#46703987) Attached to: Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

c:\attrib +r +a +s +h *.* /s

Enabling "rash mode" makes dos 3.3 much faster. (I hope you keep a boot disk.)

I think what you meant was

C:\>attrib +r +a +s +h *.* /s

Running c:\attrib would look for attrib in the root. Where it won't be. You should try c:\dos\attrib which is down the stairs, second door on the right.

+ - Announcing sysdig: a new tool for Linux system exploration->

Submitted by lorisdegio
lorisdegio (3603283) writes "My name is Loris Degioanni, and I've spent a good part of the past decade working with my team on tools like Wireshark and WinPcap. We're now launching our third ambitious open source project, and this time we're focusing on system-level monitoring and troubleshooting. Our new tool is called sysdig and we are delighted to present it to you today.

You can use sysdig to capture system state and activity from a running Linux instance, then save, filter and explore. Think of it as strace + tcpdump + lsof + awesome sauce. With the ability to add Lua scripts on top. So far we’ve found it particularly useful in cloud and virtualized environments.

We’ve been working really hard on this, and we are very excited to bring it to you and hear what you think. I hope it makes your day a little better."

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+ - Unofficial patch extends Windows XP support

Submitted by dfsmith
dfsmith (960400) writes "Many companies, my employer included, have stopped supporting Windows XP starting today. Luckily, a couple of engineers at Microsoft have released simple patch to extend XP support. "Our patch extends March indefinitely. For example, with the patch, today is March 32nd. And we wish you Merry Christmas later this month, on March 300th!", explained Rolf Paoli. Seems like an ingenious way to fix an awkward problem."

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