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Comment: Re:Economic Threat (Score 1) 256

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) 451

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."

Comment: Re:Text File with GPG (Score 1) 445

by eneville (#46311155) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?
/tmp is disk on most distros. If you want to destroy the traces of it then you might want to use something like shred. If you have a specialist SSD for your /tmp then you may find that shred isn't good enough due to the internal RAID of the block device (see FusioIO), if you're paranoid. /tmp on Solaris is in RAM.

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