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[#] Thu May 27 2010 18:48:19 EDT from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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PS: About the PDU (power distribution unit).. it is not a UPS, it is just a heavy duty rack mount power strip with 12 outlets on it. So it's a bit heavy for a power strip but nowhere near as heavy as the actual UPS. Anyway, it turns out that they were getting rid of 5 more of them and I took them all.. and these all have the brackets. So I am good to go :)

[#] Fri Apr 02 2010 16:14:15 EDT from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Thanks to ig I started using rsync regularly, I back up the home directory of my work desktop (actually a laptop running Ubuntu) to a server every night.

[#] Mon May 24 2010 10:34:07 EDT from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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rudolf: If you're using Windows, you can also generate accented letters by holding down the Alt key and typing in that character's code. For example, an e with a grave accent, can be generated by typing in Alt+0233.

The Windows Character Map utility in Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools will show you the codes. Just click on a letter in the map.

[#] Fri May 28 2010 11:40:03 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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So I get skypein, and phone numberbank and forward my landline to the skype number.
pnb is $10 a month, so for $120 a year I can keep my land line number.

[#] Wed Mar 03 2010 16:20:11 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Where the customer loses.

Of course, I am likely to have a patent in my name (for all the good it'll do me) soon. It might be a resume-builder, and it might be 'good for business', but some of these patents are lousy for consumers.

I know they're supposed to protect the people who come up with original stuff, to give them a chance to recoup money for the time and effort in creating something nice that they've brought into the world. That's really nice and all that.

But something has happened in the world, to make patents somewhat outmoded for certain kinds of things. We probably need some form of patent reform to keep consumers from getting screwed.

[#] Mon Mar 01 2010 05:51:21 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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[#] Thu Mar 11 2010 12:19:24 EST from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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My Toshiba M4 had an issue with the system board that occurred within a few months of getting it, but Toshiba happily replaced it and I haven't had any trouble with it since. I've had it for at least four years now.

[#] Wed Jun 09 2010 11:00:29 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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put tinfoil in your wallet, or put the cards in a tinfoil closure.

[#] Tue Apr 06 2010 17:36:29 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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so the legacy found anotherway:

dolby mobile so its not just tapes and home cinema stuff...

[#] Mon Aug 09 2010 06:52:23 EDT from saltine @ Uncensored

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Just thinking of a crafty way of making citadel accessible via dialup modems even where I'm co-located across the world.

[#] Tue Mar 30 2010 14:47:18 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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IG - that seems to be what they're saying..

[#] Fri Apr 08 2011 10:58:05 EDT from Stefan @ Uncensored

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I used the eee 701 before and own now a ACER aspire one pro with 250GB HD, 2 GB RAM, bluetooth and UMTS modem. The 701 was nice to have but due to the small display and keyboard you couldn't really use it. The aspire one is great. It's fine for browsing, writing and even drawing. But I haven't tested any CPU intensive workloads, like VM or gaming. By now the aspire has replaced my old 1.5 GHz Centrino notebook (15").

These days I would probably choose a  netbook with AMD C-XX APU (e.g. aspire one 522): quite powerful GPU and up to 10 hours battery life.

[#] Mon Apr 25 2011 09:53:35 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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The most amusing part of the Amazon outage was that it spanned multiple "availability zones" -- partitions of their "cloud" that they advertise as not having any interdependencies so that you can supposedly count on any problems not spanning more than one of them.


[#] Thu Mar 25 2010 16:53:34 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Do Mär 25 2010 14:51:25 EDT von LoanShark @ Uncensored

Get rid of those pesky indexes too; they just consume disk space.

having a non-ascii interface to it doesn't say anything about which technologies should be applied for looking up and storing the data

[#] Sun Mar 28 2010 21:51:38 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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and *definitely* nobody wants to use a "record manager with
transaction support" directly. That's just a non-starter for any heavy

duty work.

I'm not sure I get that.
Deep down beneath all those layers upon layers upon layers of crap, way in the bowels of oracle, is something akin to a record manager.
So, what you're really saying is that you can't trust a record manager unless there's tons of saftey layer crap on top of it

[#] Wed Mar 24 2010 08:18:00 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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That is, in fact, what I was originally going to write, but when I Googled that phrase it turned out that most people saying so were using it as an insult to the language.

[#] Sat Nov 27 2010 09:41:29 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Is there a name for the concept of setting a dchp server (or more
importantly my wireless router) to hand out the same ip address to a
particular mac address every time it connects. effectively giving it a

static ip without changing anything on the client?

The official name for that is a "reservation." But as has been mentioned in the last few messages, it's often called other things depending on who built your DHCP server software.

[#] Mon Mar 29 2010 15:31:09 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Ford: Ok sure it's not the be-all end-all. But it is the /minimum requirement/ for a functional system. It's the best mapping to the relational calculus. And maybe you could say "ok, I don't want programmers embedding SQL strings in code, I want a type safe query api instead." But you still end up with the requirement that your query criteria api has to work along the same lines as sql: Ideally it has to be a functional superset of SQL (and SQL still needs to be available as an option for those technical end users.) And that query api.. has to work along similar lines: it has to delegate all the details of access path optimization to the engine, or at least encapsulate the details within reasonable defaults. It has to present your application with a view of the relational calculus... not just binary blob records. Anything less is just too low level for a busy-busy programmer to have to b bothered to deal with.

[#] Sun Mar 07 2010 18:49:28 EST from fireball @ Uncensored

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It's pretty funny everyone claims to have invented it too. Those things
have been researched since the 80s, no way a new idea, just a point
where technology felt the need for change, beutification,
naturalization, and GIMICKS!

[#] Wed Mar 31 2010 10:46:14 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Oh yes, the big bad evil DBA, who wants to "make you use nonportable

stuff." (Huh? WTF?)

I ask (although lately it's been turning into 'tell' and 'yell') my dba to create table X. I have him do it so he can add all the silly index names I could care less about and data segments and what not.
And what do I find?
I find foreign key constraints from my table against a new table that he made. He took my data out of my dev table and decided those were all the values that could be in my 'type' field so he made another table just so he could add forign key constraints against it.
Not my idea, I didn't ask him to, and it certainly didn't have prod or preprord ready data in it.
non portable isn't the only problem with some DBAs.

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