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Comment A reasonable expectation of . . .Kentucky (Score 1) 960 960

You would think that law enforcement people in the Commonwealth summoned for some guy buzzing another guy's yard with a drone, and guy-with-yard reaching for his varmint gun . . .

Doesn't the law make any allowance for "community standards" anymore?

I mean, what would Sheriff Andy Taylor do? (OK, OK, a different state, but you get the idea.) Sure, Barney would reach for the cuffs, but Andy would try to mediate this dispute, no?

Comment [Seriously] (Score 1) 537 537

Can we just follow the GreenBay packers model of business? I would honestly chip in money if I could own a part of /. or what ever it became. /. has been a part of my life for longer than it hasn't been. I read it through highschool. I read it between classes. I read it at work. It will forever be one of the few places that could stay up for 9/11.

I've been reading here long enough to know that there are some movers and shakers in the industry. Heck even 'nobodies' like me could probably pull some strings or help contribute to Slashdot 2.0. I would buy a share of Slashdot if it became a 'contributer owned community' rather than some big conglomerate. It started out as a few guys wanting to chat online. It's a bit bigger than that so just add more owners, don't sell it to someone big.

Reddit is going to shit. I'm not a fan of Voat. I just want my old slashdot back. It's the only place I can type more than a paragraph and people will possibly actually read it. No 'tl;dr'. I actually treated mod points

And if not, anyone here want to make a distributed slashdot style platform? NNTP for messages, IRC for chat, *Coin (for distributed voting/Karma). The world has moved on since Perl 20 years ago. Lets take what we've learned and make something new.

https://www.techdirt.com/artic...

Something something my lawn.

Comment Re:Everybody List What You Think Went Wrong (Score 1) 537 537

The thing is GG is spilling out elsewhere. Randi Harper infiltrated the FreeBSD community and is using them as leverage to push her hate and dog piling. It's going to spill out onto the rest of the world sometime soon and it's going to be a train wreck.

DHI probably thought the anti-GG crowd was profitable and found out they weren't.

Comment Re:Our value is community. Not the broken site. (Score 1) 537 537

The only thing I would change about the editing is make it markdown.

Markdown is so much easier and faster to type. HTML made sense when it was the best we had and Everyone on slashdot could type HTML. There are a load of 'nerds' out there that have no need for HTML.

Comment Code of Conducts. (Score 1) 267 267

Now do you see why Randi Harper and her "Code of Conducts" aren't conducive to actually helping anyone? I'm in my 30s, contributing member of society. I have a job, a kid, a wife. But god save me if shit I said when I was 14 on IRC was published. I was 14. I couldn't imagine where I'd be if my life was ruined by dogpiling for some stupid tweet I made.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04...

http://www.npr.org/2015/03/31/...

http://www.npr.org/2015/04/01/...

Thankfully I found Slashdot instead of 4Chan (or what ever the equivalent was back then). I learned to type such that I got +5 "Informative" from adults. Rather than running around calling each other faggots. When I posted on Usenet I used my real name and knew that people could find me with that. I created a new account on most sites that couldn't be linked to anything else (0100010001010011 for Slashdot).

I've noticed that the 20 year olds talk different depending on where they 'grew up' on the internet. If you think that adults run around calling each other Faggot and think that's "just boy talk" there's a good chance you were on 4Chan. I'm sure there are 20 year olds that have been on Slashdot since they could and I wouldn't know them any different than my peers in my 30s or the guys I looked up to that are now in their 40s. Because they learned to talk like adults.

It's why losing Slashdot is really a shame. I don't even know where 16 year old me would go these days. FreeBSD used to be one of the last 'pure' places I could go where I was judged by 1 thing, my code. I couldn't imagine the shitstorm if someone (Randi Harper) took some inside joke of a tweet to friends, twisted it and dog piled her followers on me to kick me out.

Comment Salted your passwords (Score 2) 364 364

I gave up on trying to remember increasingly complex passwords and just remembered how to make them. Computers are great at doing complex math humans aren't. Humans can remember some things very easily (Correct Horse Battery Staple).

Then I only have to remember or write down 3 things: The 'password', the length and the mapping.

echo -n $password+$user+$website | sha256 | cut -c1-$length | [mapping]

Where mapping maps the hex codes to a-z, a-Z, a-Z0-9, a-Z0-9!-). (You can make up your own charset and just use mod(charset length)).

For example if my password was 'qwerty' I'd salt it such that my actual slashdot password would be:
echo -n qwerty+0100010001010011+slashdot.org | sha256 | cut -c1-20
050e48f9f39d4d481ec3

It's not that much harder to implement in Python for use on Windows. (I just have a simple GUI).

If you want to take it a step further just remember a pattern and then a start letter. qwerty, asdfgh and zxcvbn are the same 'password' in my brain. It's "Password 1, start q, a, or z'.

I have everything written down on how to generate the passwords in a lock box and my wife knows my 'password'. So if I die and everything is locked she could get into any website she wanted just by following the instructions.

All of our joint accounts do actually use our anniversary. Jan 1, 1980. 01Jan1980, etc are all going to generate different end passwords. You have to know both the date and the formatting, which she does.

Stop remembering passwords and start remembering how to get to your password.

Comment Re:Don't (Score 1) 217 217

But he used vague requirements so not to give enough information for an actual informed decision.

Which is the perfect situation to employ a consultant. Outcome 1: he'll ask the right questions, get accurate answers because management know the requirements, and it'll be a success. Outcome 2..N: it'll be a disaster but it won't be your fault.

Excellent answer and the bit about covering your rear is priceless.

I have consulted on issues like this and there are multiple solutions some relatively simple and others complex, but a backup solution for half a petabyte of data is not going to come cheap so obviously any professional consultant will also want to cover themselves as well.

If a project has not been raised with all input being documented, milestones set and sign-off for all steps no professional consultant would want to touch this. Sure you can jury rig a solution and it may work but if anything goes wrong then whoever is perceived to be guiding this is effectively going to be looking for a new job.

Here are some very basic questions a consultant is going to ask and don't think these can be answered in a simple sentance:

  1. Do you have a disaster recovery plan?
  2. What amount and type of data do you really want to backup?
  3. Do you want daily, weekly monthly, yearly or other types of backups? What type of backups do you want them to be?
  4. What do you want your backup window to be?
  5. What do you want your recovery window to be?

The above is just the start of the questions and there are going to be many many more before that will require detailed answers before any recommendation is reached with regard to equipment, installation, maintenance as well as backup, storage and and recovery strategies. This takes time and everyone wants to cover their rear so sign-off for important steps (ie. milestones) are essential.

Submission + - 3,500 unwitting attendees of OSCON need to be warned about Randi Harper

An anonymous reader writes: TL;DR: A large and prominent tech conference (3.5K attendees) run by O'Reilly Media and sponsored by major tech companies is presenting Randi as an "anti-harassment" activist. When evidence of her track record of abuse and harassment was brought to the attention of the conference organizers last month, they publicly dismissed those contacting them about her as "trolls".

WHY THIS MATTERS: This is by far the biggest venue Randi has ever appeared in and the deception that she and the conference organizers are engaged in is shameful. If enough of us post evidence of who Randi really is to the #OSCON tag, there's a very good chance that future conference organizers (and their sponsors) will think twice before embarrassing themselves by giving Randi a platform.

DETAILS:

Although #OSCON was notified of Randi's antics when news of her speaking engagement became public last month, they chose to ignore the evidence, instead of taking seriously their obligation to their attendee's well-being. Adding insult to injury, a statement by @joshsimmons dismissed those who had raised concerns as "trolls":

http://www.oscon.com/open-sour...

They followed this statement up with a fawning "interview" in their online magazine in which they didn't ask Randi a single question about her atrocious behavior:

http://opensource.com/life/15/...

The conference starts today (Wednesday) and runs until Friday. Detailed information including the list of sponsors, can be found at http://www.oscon.com./

Details about Randi's talk can be found here: http://www.oscon.com/open-sour....

Here are some links to some resources about Randi's misbehavior, such as Milo's just concluded series of articles, Ralph's followup, and Stephanie Greene's series from a few months ago. Please post links to other resources, such as blogs, articles, images, etc., which you think are worth posting to the #OSCON hashtag, in the comments.

http://www.breitbart.com/londo...

http://www.breitbart.com/big-j...

http://www.breitbart.com/big-h...

http://www.breitbart.com/big-j...

http://theralphretort.com/pill...

http://s2b20blog.mukyou.com/hi...

http://s2b20blog.mukyou.com/th...

http://s2b20blog.mukyou.com/th...

http://s2b20blog.mukyou.com/bl...

http://theralphretort.com/prol...

https://www.reddit.com/r/Kotak...

https://www.reddit.com/r/Kotak...

https://www.reddit.com/r/Kotak...

Most recent #OSCON tweets:

https://twitter.com/search?q=%...

Comment Re:So the good questions were ignored. (Score 4, Informative) 551 551

I wonder how many new Slashdot accounts were created from her Twitter whining and suddenly got mod points.

That or Dice decided to pull a Reddit and just hide them so they didn't appear "unfriendly to women in industry".

And right now I'd like to point out that Randi Lee Harper is speaking at OSCON this weekend.

TL;DR: A large and prominent tech conference (3.5K attendees) run by O'Reilly Media and sponsored by major tech companies is presenting Randi as an "anti-harassment" activist. When evidence of her track record of abuse and harassment was brought to the attention of the conference organizers last month, they publicly dismissed those contacting them about her as "trolls".

WHY THIS MATTERS: This is by far the biggest venue Randi has ever appeared in and the deception that she and the conference organizers are engaged in is shameful. If enough of us post evidence of who Randi really is to the #OSCON tag, there's a very good chance that future conference organizers (and their sponsors) will think twice before embarrassing themselves by giving Randi a platform.

DETAILS:

Although #OSCON was notified of Randi's antics when news of her speaking engagement became public last month, they chose to ignore the evidence, instead of taking seriously their obligation to their attendee's well-being. Adding insult to injury, a statement by @joshsimmons dismissed those who had raised concerns as "trolls":

http://www.oscon.com/open-sour...

They followed this statement up with a fawning "interview" in their online magazine in which they didn't ask Randi a single question about her atrocious behavior:

http://opensource.com/life/15/...

The conference starts today (Wednesday) and runs until Friday. Detailed information including the list of sponsors, can be found at http://www.oscon.com./

Details about Randi's talk can be found here: http://www.oscon.com/open-sour....

Here are some links to some resources about Randi's misbehavior, such as Milo's just concluded series of articles, Ralph's followup, and Stephanie Greene's series from a few months ago. Please post links to other resources, such as blogs, articles, images, etc., which you think are worth posting to the #OSCON hashtag, in the comments.

http://www.breitbart.com/londo...

http://www.breitbart.com/big-j...

http://www.breitbart.com/big-h...

http://www.breitbart.com/big-j...

http://theralphretort.com/pill...

http://s2b20blog.mukyou.com/hi...

http://s2b20blog.mukyou.com/th...

http://s2b20blog.mukyou.com/th...

http://s2b20blog.mukyou.com/bl...

http://theralphretort.com/prol...

https://www.reddit.com/r/Kotak...

https://www.reddit.com/r/Kotak...

https://www.reddit.com/r/Kotak...

Most recent #OSCON tweets:

https://twitter.com/search?q=%...

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