* Posts by Patrick Marino

8 posts • joined 12 Apr 2016

Peak tech! Bacon vending machine signals apex of human invention

Patrick Marino

Pork Roll

In NJ we prefer Taylor Ham. Seriously.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pork_roll

'This is insane!' FCC commissioner tears into colleagues over failure to stop robocalls

Patrick Marino

Is this a US only problem or is it also happening in other countries?

Sysadmin shut down the wrong server, and with it all European operations

Patrick Marino

Solaris e25k

A fellow admin I worked with 10 years ago was told by a senior manager he needed to immediately know the last three times a critical production E25k domain was rebooted. Admin logged in to the domain mid-day and issued,

last grep reboot

Which we all know is not the same as,

last | grep reboot

Or as safe as,

last | grep boot

We wound up having to open a case with Sun to determine why the domain ‘crashed’ mid-day. They never found the root cause....

That was fast... unlike old iPhones: Apple sued for slowing down mobes

Patrick Marino

4 years from now....

people will be really pissed when they find out they can no longer wireless charge their phones as fast as they used to in 2017 due to battery degradation. And today’s $80 battery replacement will be $110 then.

CIA hacking dossier leak reignites debate over vulnerability disclosure

Patrick Marino

Really?

Apple and Google sitting on billions in cash couldn't pony up another 20 million bug bounty to make all the serious/critical bugs known?

Programmer finds way to liberate ransomware'd Google Smart TVs

Patrick Marino

Sony smart TV

I bought my first smart TV in July. Sony 75 inch XBR 4K. Looks amazing. Runs Android. I can't believe how often I have to reboot the TV to get it to work. Probably every week, or at least twice a month. YouTube and pbskids stops working. The voice search stops working. Changing inputs from hdmi1 to hdmi2 starts to take 10 seconds. Only a 5 minute reboot clears it up.

I can't wait to see what car manufacturer thinks it's a good idea to use Android.

My Nest smoke alarm was great … right up to the point it went nuts

Patrick Marino

Daylight Savings

In the past 10 years I have had children and resolved to change all the batteries in all the detectors every 'fall back' I haven't had one low battery chirp. Yes it might cost $20 a year in batteries, but the thought of explaining why someone died of smoke inhalation because I forgot to replace the batteries isn't a conversation I would want to have.

Prof Hawking to mail postage-stamp space craft to Alpha Centauri using frickin' lasers

Patrick Marino

Re: Isn't it pointless

It will have a usb stick. They hope the aliens will plug it in their pc when it gets there.

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