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Comment: XFree86 is a pain to get working under VirtualBox (Score 1) 176

by logicassasin (#47329083) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

I managed to get 320x240 working on a Red Hat 6.2 VM I tried to stand up for nostalgia. Tried a variety of drivers and kept screwing around with the config but ended up just giving up. I cobbled together a P3 from parts I had laying around and installing it there.

Comment: do yo u really think senior mgmt will read a book? (Score 2) 181

by logicassasin (#45910983) Attached to: Senior Managers Are the Worst Information Security Offenders

what land is this you live in?

No, seriously upper management has ALWAYS been the bane of anything IT related. Every boneheaded request, every response of "well, why can't I do that?" or "... it would just be easier for me that way..." always comes from senior management and no matter how many times you tell them why it has to be done a certain way, they just don't get it.

Comment: You have no idea... (Score 1) 151

by logicassasin (#45416991) Attached to: Porn-Surfing Execs Infecting Corporate Networks With Malware

I caught a VP of one of my former employers surfing tumblr for pics of women that flash their tits in public and ONLY that. He was very consistent when looking for these pics. I got wind of it when I was given access to our Solera Deep See box right after being brought in. I monitored his activity for a week then checked his past activity and, sure enough, big tits flashed in public. Used a tool to capture his IE history: Big tits flashed in public.

I've seen execs that liked to search for wierd stuff, and they're all usually very specific on what they surf for.

Comment: This might be the source of "Roving Bug" tech (Score 1) 352

by logicassasin (#45416379) Attached to: The Second Operating System Hiding In Every Mobile Phone

Many of you have probably forgotten about this incident that drew attention to the FBI's ability to turn on a phone's features even while it's off. I would assume that the two (baseband processor and "roving bug") are connected.

Comment: Re: Yes (Score 1) 614

by logicassasin (#43669859) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Won't Companies Upgrade Old Software?

A computer from 2000 would have trouble with opening the photos in a best of vacation album from a low bend camera for editing (8 megapixels is 22 mb/image).

In 1998, I ran a self built Cyrix 6x86MX PR200 based machine with a mind bending 48MB of RAM. With Win95b installed, I worked on extremely large (for the time) game backgrounds for a small startup company. I had no problems opening up files approaching or greatly exceeding the 8MP size of today's cameras. There was a lot of paging and whatnot, but it was still workable under Photoshop 4.0.

I have in service right now a Dell Optiplex GX200 w/933MHz P3 w/1GB PC800 RDRAM (built in 2000) Running Windows 7-32bit. It handles 9MP pictures nicely. thank you very much.

Comment: in summary... (Score 1) 246

Recruiters are too lazy to determine whether a person who's last position as "Enterprise Data Architect" where listed skills are scoping, implementing, and managing DB2, MS SQL, and Oracle instances requested by internal clients has the skills necessary for their company's "Database Administrator" position.

I read this as "Do the work for HR/Recruiters, they're not intelligent enough to do it themselves".

Modeling paged and segmented memories is tricky business. -- P.J. Denning