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Scott Doty
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Attends Invisible College, School of Hard Knocks
Lives in Santa Rosa, CA
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  • Invisible College, School of Hard Knocks
    Information Science, 1984 - present
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
    Computer Science, 1985 - 1986
  • Community College of San Francisco
    Electronic Music, Economics, 1986 - 1986
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
    Computer Science, 1991 - 1993
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Sonic.net co-founder, co-owner, CTO, VP. Tinkering with systems and networks since that Corvus cluster back in the 80's...
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Rights-based sensible geek
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at Community College of San Francisco Electronic Music Lab in '86, and started http://sonic.net in '94
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Co-founder, Co-owner, VP, CTO, Silverback ubergeek
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  • Sonic.net
    Co-founder, VP, CTO, Silverback Ubergeek, 1994 - present
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
    Student worker, then PC/Net tech, 1992 - 1995
  • United States Coast Guard
    RM2, 1986 - 1991
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Santa Rosa, CA - San Francisco, CA - Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA - Two Rock, Petaluma, CA - Neah Bay, WA - Cape May, NJ

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Never would have thought I'd see this...
It’s been an incredible year for the data business at Microsoft and an incredible year for data across the industry. This Thursday at our Data Driven event in New York, we will kick off a wave of launch activities for SQL Server 2016 with general availability later this year. This is the most significant release of SQL Server that we have ever done, and brings with it some fantastic new … Read more »
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I don't want to imagine who is going to run it and I'm sure that I don't envy them.

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Every year, +Sonic.net (now Sonic) does a t-shirt. This is one of my top 3 faves -- BBS ASCII art.

We started out as a shell provider, considering ourselves a "BBS on steroids". This included picking the right OS for the job -- and bucking the trend to host services on Solaris, we tried NeXTstep 486 (?) before going with Linux on commodity hardware.

We had already evaluated Novell's "UNIXWare" at SRJC, and had decided against it...following that, we had a robust set of Linux servers running at the college campus. So for Sonic.net, we went with Yggdrasil Linux on our hosts, starting out with two hosts, "boom" and "spiff" (iirc, it might have been just been "spiff" for starters).

Thankfully, Dane was familiar with WAN networking with a technology called "ADN", and that's what we used for our first connection...speeding along at a whopping 56Kbps...

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Unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form – they eat and breathe electrons – and they are everywhere
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Time to go for a short jaunt in my Imperial Courier...
 
HD 219134: Three Super-Earths Found Orbiting Star 21 Light-Years Away

The planetary system HD 219134 hosts an outer giant planet and three inner super-Earths, one of which transits in front of the star.

The transiting super-Earth, named HD 219134b, is approximately 4.5 times more massive than the Earth and 1.6 times larger, and orbits its star once every three days.

The planet has a density similar to the Earth’s. It is by far the closest transiting planet known today.

Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

Read more: http://buff.ly/1OEb3WU
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FALLACY REF is the best collection of memed logical fallacies in the history of memed logical fallacy collections.

I did some quick Google sleuthing and could not find the original source, but [EDIT] I have been told it was Glen Welch, to whom my sincerest thanks.

Now go. Share. Fill the internet with logic awareness. Future generations will thank you.

H/t to +Jane Skau​ for bringing this wonderfulness to my attention!

#logicalfallacies   #meme  
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Thanks to Peter for pointing this out.
 
Therefore, as committed and loyal Republicans, we are unable to support a Party ticket with Mr. Trump at its head. We commit ourselves to working energetically to prevent the election of someone so utterly unfitted to the office.
We the undersigned, members of the Republican national security community, represent a broad spectrum of opinion on America’s role in the world and what is
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Something to play with later...
The Aurullia series are Tom Beddard's interpretation of a fractal formula called Mandalay, a specific type of Mandelbox with additional parameters that allow scaling of the folding on individual axes, either in parallel or one after.
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So I read the Kaspersky report about a Linux Turla, and decided the report was either incomplete or mistaken.

In short: ordinary Linux users don't have access to raw sockets.

An acquaintance pointed out that Wireshark's dumpcap could be a vector, if set up IAW BCP. So, I set up my own wireshark/dumpcap to require a password with "sudo -g". Blogged it here:

http://techpoli.org/?p=105

#linux

Okay, just did some playing around, and I now have wireshark/dumpcap configured to use a password from my user account. (This is to prevent someone from using a trojan running as you to sniff your packets, if you've set up dumpcap to run setuid root, or with linux capabilities.) ...
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I like it. I like it a lot.
 
i realize that this rant was targeted at SDN, but it applies equally to the security industry.

http://keepingitclassless.net/2015/07/big-flowering-thing/
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EFF defends What's Her Face? from Facebook's bogus trademark claims.
Back in the fall of 2011, some undergraduates at Yale created a cool class project. As part of their law and technology class, Bay Gross and Charlie Croom built a website and game that allowed Facebook users to discover how many of their “friends” they really know.
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A brown dwarf orbiting a pulsar with an ice ring.

How's that for rare? :)

(From Elite:Dangerous).
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