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Comment Re:Worst ask slashdot ever (Score 1) 688

Oh shoot. I didn't notice your 3 digit ID before I posted my last response.


If I wasn't so respectful I would have made a joke about age and memory and almost everyone carrying around these powerful computer thingy's in their pockets nowadays that allow them to write notes in them and save them and stuff.

Good thing I'm so respectful though.


Sorry dude. Respect, seriously. :)

Comment Re:Worst ask slashdot ever (Score 2, Insightful) 688

Why is the parent post not modded +5 insightful?!?

And who modded it overrated? This is basic LAN management stuff. If you're doing it any other way, you're not doing it properly.

And Flamebait? If you don't know how to name, manage, and track workstations properly you shouldn't be doing it. No-one who has responsibility for naming workstations should need to ask Slashdot about this.

Having said that, reading below people who name workstations on department/section/any physical location, well... I'm astounded.

An organisation of any size needs to track the workstations that they've purchased/leased for replacement, support, and financial purposes. That means that every workstation should be on an asset register somewhere, with a unique number for each asset. It's easiest to track a device using a unique code instead of a serial number for example, because otherwise you need to track every serial number of any peripheral equipment used with the device. A proper asset register will be able to track what peripheral equipment (e.g. extra video card, sound card, specialised whatever) belongs with what workstation.

Whatever unique code is used in the asset register, use that as your workstation name. If you get to choose your own unique code for use in the asset register, how about this:


T = S for Server, W for workstation, C for Comms device.
YYYY = Year of purchase.
MM = Month of purchase.
nnnn = unique number for that month.

When a box moves, update the asset register.

Submission + - AT&T Censors 4chan server 13

An anonymous reader writes: Details how (home of the notorious /b/ — "Random" image board) is being actively blocked by AT&T. According to the scant details available on 4chan and Reddit there are reports that has become inaccessible from California to Texas and some reports claim as far east as Connecticut. Supposedly this is to stop a ring of pedophiles, but as one Reddit poster said it best "First the came for the pedophiles and I was not a pedophile..."
Disturbing news indeed.

Submission + - YouTube bans makers of the Blashphemy Challenge

Da_Weasel writes: If you followed the YouTube censorship and deletion of of Nick Gisburne's account after he posted quotations from the Quran, here's another slap in the face to freedom of expression. The Rational Response Squad, of Blasphemy Challenge fame, has had their account suspended by YouTube. No explanation yet why the account was suspended.

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