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Submission + - DHI Group is selling off Sourceforge and Slashdot-> 1 1

An anonymous reader writes: In their own words DHI Group, formerly known as DICE Holdings, has "not successfully leveraged the Slashdot user base to further Dice's digital recruitment business." As a result, DHI plans to sell off both Slashdot and Sourceforge, the latter of which has become notorious for inserting malware into the installers of popular open-source projects such as GIMP. All of this is likely to make the Slashdot editor's censoring of the Sourceforge scandal on DICE's behalf pointless to say the least, but the question remains; what is the future of Slashdot, without DHI Group?
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Comment Mostly weekly. (Score 2) 319 319

I re-image mine from an image I made, stored on a server in the middle of the house. Every time the machine boots, it re-images the OS image on the local hard drive, thoroughly destroying anything else that might have been on the disk. When an update to the main image is necessary, I make a new one.

I create those once about every six months, unless there's an emergency patch like Heartbleed. This works on all of the computers in my home. Wife and daughter go through the same process on their machines.

Boot to Ghost, install os, play, run, do whatever. In the event of a virus, it's short lived. When I attended Berkeley, this was the way they had set up their computer lab. I remember, at the time, being intrigued by the setup.

Now that I have myself, my wife, and a five year old all using machines around the house (nine distinct pc's), I have a practical use application for this.

Since I implemented this about five years ago, we have had virtually no problems with it. The drawback of course is that it's a lot easier to do if your machines, desktops, laptops, etc, all match. Learned that one the hard way, but good now.

My machine gets shut down about once a week. My daughter is always letting the battery burn down on her laptop, so she images more frequently than anyone else in the house. My wife is also at about once a week.

Comment Re:You can still buy Windows 7? (Score 1) 172 172

That is exactly why the stickers are gone, IMHO too. It is rather easy to find XP Pro/Home stickers. Vista stickers happen occasionally. 7 stickers are rare though in residentials dumpsters.

I don't dumpster dive much more these days, it's not worth the effort.

Comment Pointless Enterprise Speak. (Score 3, Insightful) 55 55

Look, I know the guys in suits buy into this crap, but there's really no reason to spread it on our walls.

If you're going to provide a solution to a problem do it, describe it in clear concise english. This person hasn't actually said anything at all. They simply used a larger than necessary amount of words to do it.

Comment Re:Thanks, I'll pass (Score 3, Informative) 66 66

I support the Pirate Party, but I'm wary of any "news service" run specifically by any political party.

Thank you for your support, it's much appreciated. However, Falkvinge's news service isn't in any way affiliated with the Swedish Pirate Party (or any other Pirate Party as far as I know). Interests and viewpoints might of course overlap regardless.

Real programmers don't bring brown-bag lunches. If the vending machine doesn't sell it, they don't eat it. Vending machines don't sell quiche.

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