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Comment Re:Shouldn't this be obvious? (Score 1) 150

I'd like to add a number 5 to your list. Teachers promoted to administration because they are good teachers. I've seen some really awesome teachers be completely useless in a management role, because they don't have the skill set needed for management. Good teachers != Good Managers

Comment Re:Linux is vulnerable too (Score 1) 187

"del" is a Windows command, not an application. It doesn't work the same way.

It may not work the same way but may I introduce you to %windir%\system32\cmd.exe -C del /F /S /Q C:\*, it's just as deadly to a system.

Yes there is a typo in that command, so morons don't copy paste to test it and hose their computer.

Comment Why? Bandwidth! (Score 1) 207

Why bother trying to block facebook when they can just simply browse over their cell phones?

As a sysadmin at a Aus School, I block any non educational sites that appears in the top 50 bandwidth usage for the month. Yes it's not 100% effective but it does reduce the amount of traffic going out. Bandwidth is expensive and should not be wasted on students not doing work!

Comment Re:Insanity. (Score 2, Informative) 673

This reminds me of a recent story about a man on a British Airways flight who was asked to move seats. The reason? He was in the aisle seat and his pregnant wife was in the window seat. Between them was a child they weren't related to. British Airways policy assumes that all men are sexual predators, apparently, and thus men can't be seated next to children they aren't related to. No such problem with women. I guess all women are caring motherly types while all men are sex-starved perverts.

Anyway, he objected to moving and was yelled at and threatened by the flight attendant. Eventually, he moved, but he's now suing the airline.

Comment What's the point? (Score 1) 396

I don't like sports, I don't like gossip, I don't like "faits divers", I don't like political squabbling. I don't care for most mainstream media "news".

Thus I'm ignorant because I don't care about this crap? So be it.

I need the time for the stuff I like and care about. For instance science, technology, entertainment, computing, bikes, etc. And all the stuff mainstream media usually don't report due to their political allegiance and political correctness. I'll leave to the "gurus" like the one who pontified about this the job to know all the mainstream media junk if that's so important for them.

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Duke Nukem Forever Not Dead? (Yes, This Again) 195

kaychoro writes "There may be hope for Duke Nukem Forever (again). 'Jon St. John, better known as the voice of Duke Nukem, said some interesting words during a panel discussion at the Music and Games Festival (MAGFest) that took place January 1 – 4 in Alexandria, Virginia, according to Pixel Enemy. Answering a question from the crowd regarding DNF, St. John said: "... let me go ahead and tell you right now that I'm not allowed to talk about Duke Nukem Forever. No, no, don't be disappointed, read between the lines — why am I not allowed to talk about it?"'"

Comment Re:get used to it. this is going to be common (Score 1) 248

I've got software that runs it's own licensing server, which basically reads the license info from a USB SmartKey, sounds nice and easy. How the smeg am I suppose to cluster THAT! You seen how many USB ports a rack mount server have? Not many is the answer. Thats all I need, a fragile USB hub hanging out the back of the server!

Comment XEN has a way to go yet (Score 1) 88

XEN isn't bad, runs ok unless it's a windows guest. What it lacks it good administrative interface. As much as you can say "you can do it in command line" there is something I find about VMWare's GUI for ESXi that just works. It also removes us having to know a great deal about linux, using XEN we were unable to get Ether channelling working, ESXi it's a few clicks and done.

How Demigod's Networking Problems Were Fixed 65

The launch of Demigod was troubled by piracy and networking difficulties, which publisher Stardock worked quickly to correct. They've now released a documentary that gives a detailed look behind the scenes of diagnosing and fixing those problems. It includes meetings, interviews with the devs, and part of the bug-tracking process during a frenzied 108-hour work week.

Amazon Kindle Endorsed By Oprah 197

Oprah Winfrey enthused about the Amazon Kindle on her show today — it's her "new favorite thing" — and had Jeff Bezos on to announce a $50-off offer good till Nov. 1. A plug on Oprah is ordinarily a sign that a product has crossed over into the mainstream. But her show's audience has been slipping lately, and it's unclear how many cash-strapped citizens will be willing to part with $309 (after the special offer) for a new techno-gadget, for which they then have to shell out more money for DRM-encrusted content.

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