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    Apple M1

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/16252/mac-mini-apple-m1-tested Anandtech has a mac mini review out
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    Your (Apple) Computer Isn't Yours

    Well assuming this really is about certificate validation requests then the original article was off track. Obviously it’s impossible for an outsider to know how some data leaving the device will end up being used, but coming up with a worst case scenario that misunderstands some things...
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    Your (Apple) Computer Isn't Yours

    There was a response from Apple: - it’s not sending hashes of apps, rather its developer certs being validated - cert - they are looking at changing the message content - they are looking at adding a possibility to disable it...
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    Apple M1

    I work in product management working with 8 development teams (4 teams for backend, 2 windows client, 1 linux client and 1 mac client). Mostly I can get by with 16 GB, but I have a lot of things going on at the same time and prefer not to keep closing / opening applications to free up memory...
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    Apple M1

    I would not get that with 8GB even for my kids. Personally I can’t get by at work without 32. But I assume going above 16 would require moving from 2 memory banks to 4, and that likely requires more engineering. Obviously they’ll be working on that. For Mac Pro’s they’ll need to go way higher...
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    Apple M1

    Yeah, I don’t think it’s trolling to ask for that either. I would still highlight that Apple is not planning on selling these processors to anyone. Apple has always marketed new releases by comparing them to what they sold before. For people here on the forum it seems strange that they compare...
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    Apple M1

    I don’t think Apple cares at all for the ”spec game”. I mean sure they are happy to charge you (an arm and a leg) for more RAM or a bigger SSD, but they play that game on their own terms. If you look at phones, they don’t really talk about how much memory they have, but they definately get by...
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    Apple M1

    Interestingly somebody in Apple said something about highest expectations being on the GPU side, and I doubt it was due to the GPU in the M1.
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    Apple M1

    I was discussing the preview chips performance with our lead mac developer the other day and he claimed that even with them - using rosetta the performance was really impressive (sometimes faster then native intel test devices). I think something thats easy to miss here is that these devices...
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    Paid IDEs, how many use em?

    I use Intellij Idea, though I would not use the paid version if I actually had to shell out the money from my own pocket :D
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    IT Resume Thread

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    IT Resume Thread

    Somebody called me up, had a long chat and asked me to send my CV to him. I told him I have not updated it in 7 years, but promised to send it during the weekend... So I have a bit of a dilemma, I don't especially like what I had written up 7 years ago and I've done so many things since then...
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    Server Security - Large Number of Failed Login Attempts from IP

    You can just use tcp-wrappers to whitelist the IP's you want in regards to SSH. Personally I would not bother with moving it to another port, while it would reduce the amount of automated scans, it will still leave it open for attacks... As suggested, using public keys for authentication is also...
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    How did you attain most of your knowledge and experience?

    I earned pocket money as a kid installing msdos on computers... Since then I did a lot of things, helpdesk, IT (servers, SAN, virtualization, networking etc), security and now programming. I learned during all of them, and still learn. Occasionally I also do things at home to learn. When I was...
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    Exchange vs Zimbra?

    But not 99% of enterprise products, most everything works fine with LDAP.
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    Exchange vs Zimbra?

    Does exchange still if strict recommendations on max mailbox size? Does it work well with open-ldap or requires AD?
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    Exchange vs Zimbra?

    I use Zimbra, we've had it at work for about 3 years, no big problems. At the time Exchange was not really an option as some users had up to 15GB of email and over a gigabyte was common... But we are not a MS friendly company anyway, running LDAP instead of AD etc.
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    Most discussion about web development, scripts, and Java?

    It's only a weakness if you apply for a job somewhere where it's needed... But web development can be interesting too, and even if you prefer to work server side you could very likely end up being at least occasionally required to understand how MVC works. If you have no interest in it then...
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    Most common Java IDE in industry?

    It's an old very large project, but there has been talk about moving to maven. At the time it was made maven was not where it's at today. And the main problem currently is not so much dependencies on the libraries themselves, rather between modules... But yeah, maven is probably in our future.
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    Most common Java IDE in industry?

    We use intellij, though we have a few (of our best) devs using eclipse. The main problem with having several different IDE's is managing dependencies in version control, and if those guys where not among the most talented devs they would probably be forced to switch to intellij. The main...
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    How to tell fake websites?

    There's an extension called web of trust which tells you what other users thought, but it's not fully accurate (abused in both directions). However if you want something easy and simple it's probably your best option.
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    QNap - Data recovery

    So if you have a 8TB raid you make it into one volume? :confused:
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    QNap - Data recovery

    I would imagine it has to be as big as the shares you are backing up? At least with my Synology I've backed up to a smaller disk, but I ignore one large share which in itself is already a backup of another unimportant computer. With my Qnap the backup disk was the same size as the internal one...
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    Nobody worried about "Flame"?

    I'd say the main reason to be worried is the responses these attacks might generate. The US and Israel are not at war with Iran, but admitting to creating Stuxnet is pretty much admitting to a pretty serious act of aggression against a sovereign nation. Now people will argue that the intent was...
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    QNap - Data recovery

    Most stuff runs awesomely until it does not, you keep backups for the moment it fails... I don't know how qnap does it these days, but some time ago I needed to recover data from one and they used custom extensions on EXT3 so the only way to get the data out of it was to download a live cd from...
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    Code Formatting Nazi

    That mess has nothing to do with what is talked about here. Commenting on every obvious thing happening in the code would not be considered good formatting by any standard. Honestly that looks like the code friends send me when they are doing their first programming assignment in school...
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    Code Formatting Nazi

    Having consistent formatting does affect the readability of code. Working on a project with several programmers each having their own preference for formatting makes future debugging a nightmare. If you are doing something just for yourself it's really not that important, but when I look at...
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    Does everyone use JQuery?

    With any language you'll find there are a lot of libraries that ease your work, but it's still good to understand what they are doing... So yes you should also learn plain JS.
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    Mikrotik RB 1200 Setup

    Mikrotik has pretty comprehensive set up instructions on their wiki, though there's not really any "all you need to do step by step guide", but for the firewall I recall seeing something in that direction.
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    Mikrotik RB 1200 Setup

    It's been very reliable for me, though I'm used to having a cisco cluster for maximum availability (use Mikrotik at home). But I don't think you can count on 99.999% with any single device, you'd even need to have a spare wan connection to count on it. I'm not sure how portable the configs...
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    Learning Java from scratch

    Best way to learn is by doing, atleast in general. However first you do need to learn about programming, different types of variables and what they are and what their visibility (scope) is, data structures (what methods and classes are, different looping methods, what arrays, lists and maps are...
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    Whats some of the best routers out there?

    Loving my 450G too.
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    Security Audit Report

    You might want to ensure that there is some kind of process in place to verify the users are running up2date versions of their browsers, flash and java (as those are the most common attack vectors). Also have a look at what files are filtered from email attachments. I really would not want to...
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    My home server disaster!

    No, even a server with ZFS is not a backup solution, it just adds to redundancy and ensures access to the data even after a disk or two fail. A backup is a solution to a different problem then a raid array no matter what kind of raid array we are talking about.
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    Which OS for HTPC/Storage ??

    You mean you'll just use it as storage for the movies? For a HTPC I run Ubuntu server minimal and XBMC as the front end. It works well for what it is (a media player), but Ubuntu IMO breaks too often to be used as a server. For that I would prefer CentOS or Debian (personally CentOS since I'm...
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    SAN Vdisk / LUN Performance Discussion

    Well it's always a trade off. Having the data spread over more spindles will increase the performance for the IO specific applications, however IO intensive services will severely hamper the performance of other services that have more linear access patterns. We have two netapp SANS, one with...
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    Does the ~50% free space rule apply to SSDs?

    Yes, but spindles are added to arrays to increase IO. It's not a question of losing performance when disk fills up, it's a question of high IO loads (often with shared storage), different IO patterns for different services etc. Generally for such an environment you'll try to use more small...
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    Does the ~50% free space rule apply to SSDs?

    But this is a solution to a completely different problem.
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    iMac purchase???

    I have a trackpad too, and a Logitech mouse. When I got the trackpad I adjusted to it immediately as I'm used to using one on my laptop, but my wife and kid did not. A month later it does seem the mouse is not touched by anyone any more (including the 6 year old).
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    SAN Vdisk / LUN Performance Discussion

    I can say our mail server killed our SAN performance when they where all on the same volume. Things improved significantly when we got a new shelf of disk for the mail. Now this might not be very useful for your case, since we don't have exchange, and I don't know how comparable our mail...
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