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Comment: I'm running linux on a 8 core mac pro 2,1 w (Score 1) 592

by jerryjnormandin (#48855387) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?
My MacPro was acquired through a "salvage pile" at work in 2010. After I fixed it by puchasing a new memory riser I increased RAM to 32gb because it was cheap at the time and the virtual machines I run could take full advantage of the 8 cores and memory. Mac OS hasn't been stable since 10.6.8 I upgraded to 10.7 in 2011, 10.8 in 2012, 10.9 in 2013, updated to 10.9.5 in 2014 -> Linux Mint 17 September 2014, Linux Mint 17.1 December 2014 I figured out how to run Linux bare metal on mac so I am running Linux Mint 17.1 on a Mac Pro 2,1 with 32gb ram, NVIDIA GTX 560 graphics card, and 8tb storage. I do lvm snapshots to a ESATA jbod for backups. Linux is 100% stable on Mac Pro. It hasn't crashed or locked up since the install on September 2014.

Comment: Makes me glad I run a vintage 8 core mac pro 2,1 (Score 1) 135

by jerryjnormandin (#48770621) Attached to: First OSX Bootkit Revealed
I modified the boot.efi to allow my old mac pro 2,1 to run Mavericks. I'm glad I never upgraded. My old mac with 32gb of ram is plenty fast enough.. make -j 20... all I have to say is wow this baby can compile code fast. I also have an NVIDIA GTX 560 graphics card and a vintage GT120 for boot selection. I picked another mac pro 8 core 2,1 on ebay and built up a 32gb8 core Linux beast running linux on bare mac metal. Now that I see thunderbolt is full of security holes I bet the next generation if macs will be locked down. I will never purchased locked down hardware.

Comment: that's what happens when you outsource! (Score 1) 230

Any operating system has security holes... unix/linux has less... and you take a security risk when you outsource or just hire newbies out of school. You need to hire people who have been at it a while, pay them what they are worth.. and hire newbies for the sr. system engineers to mentor. they get what they get. and java... well.. Oracle Sucks.. we all know that. You can code around it.. just code with security in mind, close all security holes. don't run external processes as a trusted user.

Comment: I will find an alternate service provider. (Score 1) 341

When comcast forced me to use a cable box (I was watching hd programming fine without it) I dropped my extended basic package with blast + and reduced to blast + and the old legacy package. I get most of my HD network programming over the air now. I really only have comcast now for internet access. when I get capped I will look for another provider.

Comment: lmao.bamboo + carbon fiber + hurricane = fly away (Score 1) 165

by jerryjnormandin (#46958213) Attached to: BMW Unveils the Solar Charging Carport of the Future
What are they thinking ? My carport is made of wood, concrete, and roofing material (roofing shingles,etc) In New England structures need to withstand 100mph wind gusts. It does happen. Winter Blizzard wind gusts have hit 80mph. Cold wind packs a punch. My next home improvement is going to involve replacing the decorative shutters with real working shutters. A large carport roof is a great place to locate solar panels. I'm still looking for a deal. Something that won't take 17 years to pay for itself. That is just stupid to me. I'm looking to build a cheap 5kw solar generator for $1,500.00. I bet it can be done. I

Comment: Microwave radiation next the eyes... brilliant (Score 2, Interesting) 50

by jerryjnormandin (#46794511) Attached to: For $20, Build a VR Headset For Your Smartphone
This is what happens people have no clue about the technology they are working with. The cell phone antennae is far too close to the eyes. The human eyes consist of a thin membrane and a lot of water. It does not take much radiation to induce eye cancer. I never put a cell phone near my head. I always use speaker phone mode.

Comment: Since when is Stupid the same as Contraversial? (Score 1) 642

Wow... this documentary is just plain stupid. We live in a tiny solar system way of in a "rural" burb... no where near the center. We are way out on the edge of the milkyway... not even near our own galaxy's center. As far as center of the Universe... I think the idiots don't know what the Universe is. Think of it as something smaller than anything you can imagine.... then a balloon expanding and expanding larger and larger and larger. Nothing exists outside of the Universe, the Universe encompasses everything.

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