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Comment Get some quotes (Score 2) 150

Disclosure: I have worked for Penguin Computing in the past, though I currently have only a customer relationship with them (we use their Penguin on Demand service). I strongly recommend you talk to a few of the HPC vendors out there about your needs and get a few quotes. Obviously Penguin is one I recommend, I'm not sure who else is still in the business, I think at least one of the major ones I've gotten a quote from in the past went under. Just do a little googling. They are probably familiar with your applications and can get you a turnkey solution that's well-suited for your application.

Comment Still single-threaded, right? (Score 4, Interesting) 172

I won't be going back to Firefox until they have proper threading. I wish I could, I've tried a few times, but it just bogs down so much and so quickly if you open a bunch of tabs. No problem in Chrome. I used it for something like ten years before I finally tried Chrome and was blown away by the speed difference. Why are the working on this other stuff when such a fundamental problem, a problem they've acknowledged and worked on some, remains? I know it's hard to fix in such a complex codebase, but at least from my experience and what I've heard from others, it's a crucial issue affecting whether people use Firefox or not.

Comment Re:I believe I have a pile of I-told-you-sos to se (Score 5, Informative) 206

I'm the submitter. I'm a LastPass user and I'll stay that way. If you actually read the article you'll see that things are under control. This is the second time LastPass has reported an attack that I can remember, and because of the client-side encryption and so on it's not a huge deal. Bravo to them for their proactive stance and sound methods.

Submission + - LastPass reporting a security breach, including authentication hashes and salts->

hawkeyeMI writes: They have posted a notice, which begins, "We want to notify our community that on Friday, our team discovered and blocked suspicious activity on our network. In our investigation, we have found no evidence that encrypted user vault data was taken, nor that LastPass user accounts were accessed. The investigation has shown, however, that LastPass account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes were compromised."
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Comment Pretty durable in my real-world use. (Score 3, Interesting) 88

I have one that I've carried and abused daily for years, still working, though I think it's getting close to needing a replacement. My biggest problem, because I wear it on a necklace chain, is that it's been getting sweat on the contacts which eventually have gunked up and corroded. I was able to scrape it off with a knife, but that scraped off the gold plating and exposed the copper underneath, which is of course corroding much worse. I've got the private key locked away here somewhere so I can flash one of my spares and be up and running quickly, or I can just add the new key to the places I use it before it croaks. I've had more problems with USB ports getting worn out.

Comment Sharx (Score 3, Informative) 263

The Sharx brand cameras are expensive (~$280) but have many great capabilities built in, including dumping to a NAS and motion alerts with emailed snapshots. I've run them in some capacity for over five years with no trouble. My only complaint other than price is that the UI is not always very self-explanatory, and they refuse to post PDF manuals on their site, so don't lose the (extensive) paper manual.

Comment Re: You're Doing It Wrong (Score 3, Interesting) 567

There are various apps that will help you mimic a tiling window manager on Windows and OSX, by stuffing windows into pre-defined areas on the monitor. They don't work great. I looked and looked for proper tiling window managers like i3 on Windows. They just don't exist. There have been several attempts but they all seem to be abandoned. I had decent success with Divvy on Windows, for what it's worth, but I prefer i3/linux on my 39" 4K SEIKI display. Landscape. Honestly i find the article a bit dumb. Windows even lets you snap windows into half the display by dragging to the edge these days.

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