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Comment Re:Do you agree? (Score 1) 334

If your mother enters a private amusement park then she is almost certainly giving implicit consent for others to take pictures containing her where she is not the main focus.

Oh really?

The point here is that the redistributors shouldn't be favoured by the law just because your mother was knifed rather than raped, or because she was an adult rather than a kid.

The point here is that banning depictions of a crime taking place is stupid and doesn’t prevent crime.

Comment Re:somehow i just don't believe this statement ... (Score 2, Insightful) 256

Last I saw, the FBI was abusing their power, and breaking the law, in retrieving phone records without a warrant. This according to their own internal investigation Do we really believe they will show respect for privacy and the law in this case?

Comment I hope you're not a troll (Score 3, Insightful) 410

FVWM is a windows manager that has been around with few major functional changes for several decades. It's a solid windows manager that is very good at what it does; managing your workspaces and placing the right windows in the right place, directing input to the correct application, etc. In addition it is highly streamlined, with not a lot of excess bells and windows, which makes it highly valuable in a low and limited resource environments. Gnome and KDE are much fatter tool sets providing many of the bells and whistles you seem to crave. In addition FVWM can be used in conjunction with individual tools from these tools sets. Try out Gnome or KDE, either instaed of or along side FVWM and see what you get.

Submission + - Phishing Email Invisible Postscript? 2

Jim Brooking writes: "Today my ISP blocked what I suppose is a phishing expedition. I looked at this one, as it purports to be from my bank. I selected the entire message to forward to the bank's antifraud folks, and noticed a gob of text after the visible message (the last visible line was a row of *'s) that was formatted as white-on-white text. It didn't show up until I selected the message. Looks like code of some sort. Wonder if anyone has seen this before, or knows what it means.

===========Message below this line===================
        "SunTrust Bank"
DATE: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 15:39:15 -0400 (EDT)
TO: "Jimbob"
SUBJECT: SunTrust Bank Client Service Team: Please Update Your Details! (mess_id: z733741862204)

Dear SunTrust Bank customer,

SunTrust Client Service Team requests you to complete Online Treasury Customer Form.

This procedure is obligatory for all business and corporate clients of SunTrust Bank.

Please click hyperlink below to access Online Treasury Customer Form. ibswebsuntrust/cmserver/customer.cfm

Thank you for choosing SunTrust Bank for your business needs.

Please do not respond to this email.

This mail generated by an automated service.

************************************************** ******************

rcs: 0x54838206, 0x29394301, 0x7224, 0x16558536, 0x097, 0x4, 0x957 engine, function, 6AA, MPB, LF2D, common, engine, api, WOI. 0x7288, 0x0661, 0x39580661, 0x63043594, 0x31, 0x2, 0x0906 common: 0x9663, 0x00, 0x39436387, 0x81819370, 0x57600798, 0x562, 0x1, 0x2891, 0x0, 0x9, 0x7345, 0x7 0x7, 0x31, 0x742, 0x64868832, 0x89549865, 0x35431718 KXJC: 0x42, 0x12, 0x20, 0x9, 0x17 0x69694750, 0x51, 0x44039710, 0x8574, 0x96596419, 0x747, 0x2122, 0x081, 0x5, 0x72 type: 0x65, 0x74, 0x9100, 0x72, 0x67, 0x84202992, 0x7164, 0x440, 0x572, 0x059, 0x32, 0x3, 0x763 0x5360, 0x5861, 0x565, 0x1, 0x52, 0x7

0x64880786, 0x432, 0x375, 0x6961, 0x14, 0x94, 0x12195995, 0x2848, 0x9, 0x96018942, 0x071, 0x79 JMF: 0x22435805, 0x4219, 0x412, 0x65, 0x784, 0x9, 0x16, 0x63662100, 0x068, 0x75760394, 0x40520839, 0x107, 0x1997 rev: 0x246, 0x6, 0x18196589, 0x5, 0x5169, 0x401, 0x55675742, 0x4988037 0, 0x504 EGH, common, engine, serv, close, exe, E5K, GOV 0x793, 0x2264, 0x65593258, 0x5, 0x079, 0x2296, 0x547, 0x861, 0x19, 0x811 0x16, 0x5911, 0x64817291, 0x4, 0x4, 0x9, 0x06852672, 0x71703572, 0x2273, 0x907, 0x097, 0x64334084, 0x498, 0x1 3CS3 F1G api root. FZB: 0x8, 0x15747893, 0x0, 0x7, 0x6, 0x999, 0x5, 0x54 0x44, 0x7, 0x0, 0x00748363, 0x5, 0x9877, 0x77387385, 0x1101, 0x13193016, 0x59, 0x30, 0x12444817 AU2T: 0x4347, 0x240, 0x01, 0x42, 0x6, 0x6, 0x4, 0x04930169, 0x1439

0x19104389, 0x57, 0x88381705, 0x020, 0x5, 0x0, 0x8, 0x02178357, 0x9388, 0x08 0x199, 0x3, 0x80, 0x37, 0x6, 0x55, 0x99, 0x1, 0x67671187, 0x31 0x7, 0x1833, 0x3, 0x755, 0x4325, 0x280, 0x757, 0x7374 update: 0x4 CBS, exe, rev, serv, engine, common, 7HNU. 0x73138371, 0x7108, 0x3, 0x3794, 0x7, 0x65 0x1525, 0x96, 0x56349782, 0x23320134, 0x41759518, 0x3, 0x2607, 0x9, 0x94, 0x57, 0x0, 0x35, 0x22581684, 0x762, 0x25114045 cvs: 0x1302 49A 0x2, 0x62

==============Message above this line================="

Submission + - Why Can't Congress Just Not Send a Bill At All? 1

Eldred writes: Why do I keep hearing that the Democrats "can't stop the war" in Iraq because they don't have a veto-proof majority. The way I understand it, if they don't send a supplemental spending bill for the war, then the President can no longer spend money on the war and would therefore have to end it? They have a majority. They have "the power of the purse." They can block any war spending bill from passing. So, why can't they just NOT pass a bill and have the war end that way?

Submission + - Six tips to improve NetFlow/IPFIX net management ( writes: "Network Performance Daily's John Mao has put together six tips for improving the visibility of your network using NetFlow/IPFIX. While the article (and site) are not vendor-neutral (and the article acknowledges this), the tips are useful for anyone wanting to use NetFlow data to improve performance on the company WAN or LAN."

Comment Mixed disk sizes uniform partition sizes in raid 5 (Score 1) 555

I have a bunch of mismatched disks, configured in raid 5. The trick is to split the disk into uniform partitions and create the raid on those partitions. As long as no two partition from the same disk are in the same array, then you still have redundancy. I created the arrays initially with 6 disks, 2 120G (hda,b), 2 160G (hdc,d), a 200 (hde) and a 250 (hdf). So I picked 40G as the partition size and got:
3 200G raid 5 arrays (6-1 x 40G) md0, 1 and 2 from partitions 1, 2 and 3 from all drives
1 120G raid 5 array (4-1 x 40G) md3 from partition 4 of drives c-f
1 40G raid 1 array (2/2 x 40G) md4 from partition 5 of drives e and f
1 40G spare partition 6 of drive f
10G leftover (used for boot partition and swap space)

I added the 4 raid 5 arrays together using LVM to get a 720G volume group.

When I replace a disk, with a larger disk, I can swap around partitions between the raid arrays and create new space. For example, say a 120G drive (hda) dies and I replace it with a 300G.

300G = 7 partitions

hda1, 2 and 3 go into md0, 1 and 2 to replace the failed partitions from the old 120.
I now have enough partitions on separate drives to create a 5 partition raid to replace md3.
So, I create a new 5 partition (160G) raid array (md5) using the 4 remaining partitions in my new hda 4, 5, 6, 7 with the 6th partition from hdf (not redundant yet, that part comes later).
Now, I add md5 into the logical volume, and use pvmove to clear any used space in md3 (md5 has more than enough room to hold it).
Next, I extract md3 from the logical volume and stop it.
Now, I can start replacing the partitons in md5 with the ones that used to be in md3.
Similarly, I can create a new 3 drive array from hda, e and f, by replacing hde5 in md4 with hda5.

End Result:

hda 300, hdb 120, hdc 160, hdd 160, hde 200, hdf 250
3 200G raid 5 arrays (6-1) x 40G md0, 1 and 2 from partitions 1, 2 and 3 from all drives
1 160G raid 5 array (5-1) x 40G md5 from partition 4 of hda, c, d, e and partition 6 of hdf
1 80G raid 5 array (3-1) x 40G md6 from partitions hda6, hde5 and hdf4
1 40G raid 1 array (2/2 x 40G) md4 from partition 5 of drives a and f
1 40G spare partition hda7
10G leftover (used for boot partition and swap space)

It's a little work to add a new drive, but I don't have to waste the extra space on a drive, just because of my smallest drive.

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