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Itching to write a new GPC article

Posted 01-31-2015 at 05:41 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

It's been more than two years since I wrote something about the General Purpose Cartridge for military rifles

I wanted to hold off so I could improve my ballistic analysis software, collect more empirical evidence, and learn something about the GPC candidates and legacy cartridge upgrades under development by various military institutions, but these developments have been slow in the coming.

When I've had time to spare...
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Latest news about EXTON Linux MultiBootCD 6-OS - 150131

Posted 01-31-2015 at 11:05 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

A new version of EXTON Linux MultibootCD 6-OS is ready. Changes: New (latest) versions of GParted, Puppy Linux (PuppEX Tahr), 4MLinux and Tiny Core. The other two systems (Slax and SliTaz) are unchanged.

Install EXTON MultiBootCD to USB »

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Its you know where your packets are?

Posted 01-31-2015 at 03:13 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 01-31-2015 at 03:17 AM by rocket357

The internet sucks. Well, more succinctly: "The internet is run by people, and people suck."

My wife called me at work today complaining that our internet connection was unstable. While this isn't surprising, I suppose she anticipated my next question because she then said "but it only seems to be $game, everything else is working smoothly? Is this Comcast or your firewall causing problems?" I resisted the urge to absolve the firewall immediately of any wrong...
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Use tune2fs, unmounted, BEFORE adding journal=writeback on fstab

Posted 01-30-2015 at 11:38 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 02-03-2015 at 11:00 PM by the dsc

The title says everything.

Can be fixed by booting with a live CD, though.

tune2fs /dev/sd<N> -o journal_data_writeback

Tune2fs' manual warns against doing something like that on a mounted device.
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It escapes the dollar sign in its password or else it gets the "login denied" again

Posted 01-29-2015 at 07:13 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Fun case today. Customer complains that they cannot login to an Oracle instance.

I check the IP. It's wrong. Dear customer, please use the correct IP, which is $some_private_ip.

Customer then complains that they get an error that the service is unknown. I double check, they should be using "$dbname", not "$dbname\-db". I explain.

Customer then complains that they are getting a login denied error. I suspect there is something...
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