Has anyone taken the Amazon AWS DevOPS exam? If so, how hard was it? I have to study for and pass it in the next week and a half.

I hereby declare it rumthirty! I just hope I can stay awake long enough to finish my first drink. Getting up early sucks!

This is how I would sum up the SystemD developers logic: "The Earth is flat because maps of the Earth are flat. Maps of the Earth are flat because the Earth they represent is flat like the maps of Earth. Therefore the entire universe is flat."

I was reading this article about people who have purchased former missile silos/installations and turned them into homes, data centers, and other things. After thinking about this for a while an idea popped into my head: how many of these former missile sites are still targeted by Russia? Most of the ICBMs that the U.S. and Russia(Soviets) use(d) are(were) physically...
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So I bought at 3D printer. It's a Makerbot Replicator 2X. I bought it used (had less than 100 hours on it). I've made lots of small, really cool things with it. However, every time I attempt to make something that's large/multi-hour it always fails. The filament stops feeding eventually. I've had better success with the makerbot branded filament vs...
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So I inadvertently plugged the vacuum cleaner into the same circuit as my bitcoin miners and tripped the breaker. Apparently one of the power supplies (a 650w) didn't like this and committed suicide! :'-( I grabbed a new 860w I had in stock and apparently managed to hook it up wrong and fried it - oh it shot sparks out the side like a sparkler on...
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I get that the young people out there may need to be reminded that loud sounds will damage their hearing. However, for those of us that are old and have damaged our hearing from various activities such as listening to loud music, awesome concerts (Walk Off the Earth in Seattle was my most recent), firearms, chainsaws, tractors, fireworks, homemade explosives, motors without mufflers, high power...
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canutethegreat:
Also a request to music playing services: add the ability to disable notifications/don't stop/pause/fuck with my music/etc. while listening to a good song. I don't give a fuck if the world is on fire, a good song should never be interrupted, ever!
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Sorry folks, I'm not going to drink the Kool-Aid this time.. systemd is a horrible replacement for openrc! As a former Debian Developer I am ashamed that an incomplete product was pushed out on the masses.. oh wait, forgot about the not-invented-here syndrome that's become rampant...

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I can't be the only one who uses the Android repo tool and feels "how can we take a good tool (git) and make it more of a pain in the ass?"

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As the last Gentoo LiveDVD was created in 2012 I am attempting to create my own. An hour later I have come to the realization that I should have created a fresh chroot to build from as my system has too many packages from ~arch...

Time to make a chroot...

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RMA'd two bad hard drives at the same time. The replacements were shipped out in two separate boxes at the same time with the same tracking number. One arrived week ago Friday. The other was MIA until Saturday when "a sorting exception occurred, ups has taken corrective action." Which sounds more to me like "we lost your package but recently found it." It'll...
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Sometimes I think having a breathalyzer attached to sudo would be a good idea for some sysadmins...