Somebody's recent activity

  1. Comment on Consumer Reports' testing finds that many wireless routers lack basic security protections in ~tech

    Somebody
    Link
    That's kind of a "duh" in my opinion. Most end-users would find any meaningful security annoying. They don't really care about "security." The just want the silly thing to work. Pick a network,...

    That's kind of a "duh" in my opinion. Most end-users would find any meaningful security annoying. They don't really care about "security." The just want the silly thing to work. Pick a network, punch in the password once, get connected. An "advanced" user might want to play with the network name, or change the password, but that's really it.

    I think the community has been moving in the right direction as far as security is concerned. End-to-end encryption is the way to go. Don't trust the network. That's just foolish.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Could just-add-water products save us? in ~enviro

    Somebody
    Link
    My mother loves to dehydrate things, and I can tell you from experience that there is a real quality degradation involved. Rehydrated products are never as good as their never-dehydrated source.

    My mother loves to dehydrate things, and I can tell you from experience that there is a real quality degradation involved. Rehydrated products are never as good as their never-dehydrated source.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Humans will never colonize Mars in ~space

    Somebody
    Link
    I think that once we get the travel times down to a couple of months it'll happen. Develop LEO infrastructure, move on to the Moon, and eventually Mars will follow. It's not going to be a rapid...

    I think that once we get the travel times down to a couple of months it'll happen. Develop LEO infrastructure, move on to the Moon, and eventually Mars will follow. It's not going to be a rapid thing. It'll be an economics and availability thing.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Proposals for new groups - July 2019 in ~tildes.official

    Somebody
    Link
    I would like to see a group dedicated to the musical styling of Henry Kissinger. We could talk about Henry singing, what songs he should sing, and why his music career never got off the ground. If...

    I would like to see a group dedicated to the musical styling of Henry Kissinger.

    We could talk about Henry singing, what songs he should sing, and why his music career never got off the ground.

    If the group doesn't work then we can move on to Will Shatner.

  5. Comment on Debian 10 "buster" released in ~tech

    Somebody
    Link
    What's the support for older hardware like? I'm running Jessie on a Lenovo T410s Thinkpad, and I coulnd't upgrade to Stretch because it kept overheating my machine. No joy. If Buster can run on...

    What's the support for older hardware like? I'm running Jessie on a Lenovo T410s Thinkpad, and I coulnd't upgrade to Stretch because it kept overheating my machine. No joy. If Buster can run on machine without causing it to overheat, I'll be overjoyed.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on The Insanity in Oregon Is a Glimpse of Our Very Dark Future in ~misc

    Somebody
    Link Parent
    Of course not. This situation is different because it involved the threat of force (aka violence) to promote political change. That's wholly unacceptable regardless of which position you're...

    Of course not. This situation is different because it involved the threat of force (aka violence) to promote political change. That's wholly unacceptable regardless of which position you're supporting.

  7. Comment on Oregon Republican senators end walkout over carbon bill in ~news

    Somebody
    Link
    This is a prime example of why protesting must be protected under law, and considered a valid political strategy.

    This is a prime example of why protesting must be protected under law, and considered a valid political strategy.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on The Insanity in Oregon Is a Glimpse of Our Very Dark Future in ~misc

    Somebody
    Link
    The militias are appropriate in this instance. The liberals used an overt threat of force in an attempt to influence political change. That's outlandish. You don't force lawmakers to vote at gunpoint.

    The militias are appropriate in this instance. The liberals used an overt threat of force in an attempt to influence political change. That's outlandish. You don't force lawmakers to vote at gunpoint.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Boeing's 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers in ~news

    Somebody
    Link
    I've personally had dealings with HCL, and they're an all around nightmare.

    I've personally had dealings with HCL, and they're an all around nightmare.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What's your dream laptop for running *nix? in ~comp

    Somebody
    Link Parent
    Gawd no! I want a real laptop.

    Gawd no! I want a real laptop.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on What's your dream laptop for running *nix? in ~comp

    Somebody
    Link Parent
    It depends on the OS you're using. With Debian Jessie the Intel drivers are distributed with the non-free repositories. Major pain in the neck for me to get installed.

    It depends on the OS you're using. With Debian Jessie the Intel drivers are distributed with the non-free repositories. Major pain in the neck for me to get installed.

  12. Comment on What's your dream laptop for running *nix? in ~comp

    Somebody
    Link Parent
    That's almost where I'm at, but I still want to have enough power under the hood to play some interesting games.

    That's almost where I'm at, but I still want to have enough power under the hood to play some interesting games.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Developers are now measured in views and subscribers — and that's wrong in ~comp

    Somebody
    Link
    Advertising yourself is part of the game. Publish or perish. If you don't want to play that game then make sure you have a solid CV, and good references.

    Advertising yourself is part of the game. Publish or perish. If you don't want to play that game then make sure you have a solid CV, and good references.

    1 vote
  14. What's your dream laptop for running *nix?

    What's your dream laptop for running *nix? I'm currently using a Lenovo Thinkpad T410s, and it's getting ready to die. I think it's a great machine, but every computer eventually dies. It runs...

    What's your dream laptop for running *nix?

    I'm currently using a Lenovo Thinkpad T410s, and it's getting ready to die. I think it's a great machine, but every computer eventually dies. It runs Debian 8 (Jessie), but it can't handle 9 (Stretch) without overheating. On top of that, I need to use the proprietary drivers! My computer got dropped on the floor today (not my fault!), and it got me thinking that maybe it's time to start shopping for a new laptop.

    What are your ideas about what a good laptop for *nix OS's? Any recommendations? What should I look for? What should I avoid?

    I love having a SSD HDD, and playing with different distros, but I'd like to avoid the headache I've had with the propitiatory Intel drivers. I like to have control of my hardware, but still use the latest software. If a Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone could match the performance of a laptop then I'd seriously consider using one.

    26 votes
  15. Comment on Raspberry Pi 4 on sale now from $35 | USB3, Gigabit Ethernet, 1.5GHz Quad Core, Upto 4GB RAM in ~tech

    Somebody
    Link Parent
    I made a CNC machine based around a Raspberry Pi, and I've made robots around similar devices.

    I made a CNC machine based around a Raspberry Pi, and I've made robots around similar devices.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Is having a business line worth it? in ~tech

    Somebody
    Link Parent
    This is for a hobby scale server, but my ISP won't let me host without a business subscriber line.

    This is for a hobby scale server, but my ISP won't let me host without a business subscriber line.

  17. Comment on Is having a business line worth it? in ~tech

    Somebody
    Link Parent
    The improved reliability alone might make the cost worth it. That's a half-statement. I work from home, and really eat bandwidth during the 9-5. On top of that I have a computer savvy senior...

    The improved reliability alone might make the cost worth it.

    That's a half-statement. I work from home, and really eat bandwidth during the 9-5. On top of that I have a computer savvy senior citizen parent living with me, and a girlfriend that's streaming constantly.

    Have you ever dealt with a household of people fussing at you about not being able to stream bullshit because the modem needs to be power cycled? Imagine that happening while a paying customer is waiting on you to fix a server.

  18. Comment on Is having a business line worth it? in ~tech

    Somebody
    Link Parent
    I'm wanting to be able to stand up new virtual machines whenever I want, and use <host>.<domain>.<tld> addressing without a major hassle. I know some registrars will let you register unlimited...

    I'm wanting to be able to stand up new virtual machines whenever I want, and use <host>.<domain>.<tld> addressing without a major hassle. I know some registrars will let you register unlimited subdomains, and I'd like to take advantage of that.

    Right now I'm hosting sites on a private Dell R710 virtualization machine, and I run my own DNS server. But it's only accessible via VPN or on my local network. I have a lot of subdomains set up, and I'd like to do something similar on the public Internet. For example, I have www.home.network, mail.home.network, git.home.network, etc. I'd like to be able to do that with publicly accessible websites which means I need hosting, a static IP, and a proper domain.

  19. Comment on What are the minimal features every good blog should have? in ~comp

    Somebody
    Link Parent
    You should revisit using an out-of-the-box WYSIWYG. It sounds like you're planning on putting a lot of effort into reinventing the concept. From my experience, users want something like Microsoft...

    You should revisit using an out-of-the-box WYSIWYG. It sounds like you're planning on putting a lot of effort into reinventing the concept. From my experience, users want something like Microsoft Word that they can use to create a web page. A quick WYSIWYG plugin will give them all of that.

  20. Comment on Is having a business line worth it? in ~tech

    Somebody
    Link Parent
    I'm mainly wanting to use it as a dev space. I have a Dell R710 virtualization server under my desk that I've been playing with for a while. Right now, I have a whole bunch of cool sites set up,...

    I'm mainly wanting to use it as a dev space. I have a Dell R710 virtualization server under my desk that I've been playing with for a while. Right now, I have a whole bunch of cool sites set up, but they're only available locally. I want something that I can expose to the public, but my ISP won't let me host on a residential subscriber line.