* Posts by Gary Heston

5 posts • joined 22 Jun 2008

Linus Torvalds outs himself as US citizen

Gary Heston
Thumb Up

One word to Mr. Torvalds:

WELCOME!

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Hacked flight sim site in catastrophic crash and burn

Gary Heston
Boffin

Backups...

If you have limited resources, one relatively inexpensive way to do backups is to get another hosting account at a discount provider and pull a daily backup from the primary site. This allows

rapid recovery over high-bandwith connections, or simply changing the DNS entry for the site to point to the backup provider.

I'll add a vote for Test Disk as a viable tool for recovering the partition. Works very well, and is available on the Ultimate Boot CD, a necessary tool for anyone doing onsite support.

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DARPA aim to make killer robots invulnerable to damage

Gary Heston
Stop

@By goggyturk

Sorry, Arnie can't be elected President in the US of A; he's a naturalized citizen, not a natural-born citizen.

Oh, wait, where was Obama born?

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Almost half of malicious sites tied to 10 networks

Gary Heston
Flame

Give me the IP blocks!

I can't block them by AS number, I can't block them by AS name, give me the blasted IP address blocks so I _can_ block them!

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Heavyweight physics prof weighs into climate/energy scrap

Gary Heston
Coat

Nuclear waste disposal is trivial...

...encase the fuel slugs in a layer of lead, then stack them down at the bottom of some of those empty oil wells. Once the stack gets within about 1000' (about 305M) of the surface, fill with concrete.

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