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Submission + - Datacenter HDD wipe policy

socheres writes: Hi Slashdot! I keep a Slackware server hosted at various datacenters on leased hardware for personal / freelance business use. I have been doing this for the last 10 years and during this time I moved my stuff to several datacenters, some small and some big name companies. No matter the hosting company, since I choose to install my own OS and not take a pre-installed machine, I always got the hardware delivered with the previous guys' data stored on the hard drives. It was also the case with spare drives, which were not installed new if I did not ask specifically for new ones. Has this happened to you ? How often ?

Comment fan control ? (Score 0) 291

i wonder if it has some acpi fan control for my lenovo s10
i am forced to use windows xp especially late at night in bed as some user has written a hack for windows that corrects the acpi temperature values so my lil' laptop wont sound like a boeing...
i tried several linux hacks including but not limited to lmsensors and thinkfan but they don't work for me :(

Comment Re:What does being a widow have to do with anythin (Score 1) 489

he did not die defending anyones freedom.
i really see many of you swallowed the pill and speak the language of the television.
he died while being part of an INVADING/ATTACKING FORCE, outside your borders, while taking part in operations that involve many many things but NOT protecting YOUR freedom.

EVEN in the eventuality that you may consider that america invading countries to steal they shit is beneficial to the US economy or whatever,that STILL does not do anything to protect your freedom.

Comment Re:Simple really... (Score 1) 489

their daily profits are going to plummet from several hundred million dollars to several hundred million dollars minus one...=/

get a grip man with this old argument, as it may be true for a small pizzeria but really for a big corp. i think no amount of bad publicity can seriously affect profits.
you are not goint to see mass terminations because they are bound by contracts, you will not see decreased calling volumes and the subscription rate will probably only decrease with a a couple or percents in certain cities.

Comment Re:Nice pretty picture (Score 1) 177

where are my mod points when i need them....
anyway, i guess people cannot be forced to think it through with their own heads man.
this dark matter-black hole nonsense is so stupid that i can't imagine how people who otherwise have an extended vocabulary and generally present signs of intelligence still can suck that stuff up and not throw up...
we are stupid and religious. i hate humans.

Comment Re:-1 Troll (Score 1) 641

well then, so if contributors don't get to vote, in this democracy that you speak of (in which they fork, don't vote) them maybe they can revoke the right to use their contributed code ?...

ah that's not possible either.. and i guess this time a law of nature will be invoked instead of the concept of democracy.

screw you guys, i'm going home :)

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