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Comment Re:Not as surprising as it should be (Score 1) 103

Actually, you're referring to an IT guy with a competent Manager / Director, who would have ensured that a decent load balancing / ADC solution was in place...
Now that I think about it, if they used a decent load-balancer / ADC, they would probably be doing SSL termination on the device, so the higher up would have to be even more competent, and ensured the devices were purchased / installed in a fail-over pair, with connection mirroring and persistence mirroring enabled, meaning that the standby device can get patched, seamless fail-over, double check, newly standby box patched, and then fail back or let it run, as per fail-over preference policy...

The Sproggg


Submission + - 'Artificial leaf' can power households cheaply (sciencedaily.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Scientists have claimed one of the milestones in the drive for sustainable energy — development of the first practical artificial leaf. Speaking in Anaheim, California at the 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, they described an advanced solar cell the size of a poker card that mimics the process, called photosynthesis, that green plants use to convert sunlight and water into energy.

Comment Re:Jews: 3,700 years of not living cooperatively (Score 1) 760

Do YOUR due diligence and read up a bit on Feyman's opinion of your position.
He felt that making a distinction of the Jewish people on technological achievements, and making a distinction of the Jewish people on perceived (however insane the idea) global domination starts with the same erroneous (and frankly bigoted) stance of making an arbitrary distinction of the Jewish people.

The next time you want to go around proclaiming that the Jews are 'separate' / 'different' / 'special' or 'unusual', just remember some other f*cking lunatics that did the exact same thing.

Comment Re:Overkill? (Score 1) 497

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda && dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/hda && dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda

If you are REALLY paranoid, try a couple more 'dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/hda && dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda' s.

Zero'ng can (theretically) be circumvented by picking up residual data patterns ... but 2 or more random writes in between...

I'd like a link on any scenario where it's been done...

NES (Games)

Submission + - iPhone Killer: NES Controller + Motorola SLVR (jackofallblades.com)

An anonymous reader writes: If you've got an old Motorola SLVR and an older NES controller, you can combine the two quite snugly, apparently. Although I've seen this attempted online before with other phones, this is the first one I've seen where the controller actually can shut around the phone. I can't figure out how to link directly to the bottom half of the page, but skip down and you'll find it.

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