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For Fast Internet in the US, Virginia Tops the Charts

1s44c Re:Second fastest (98 comments)

Also - no usage cap or fair usage police nonsense. I could max out the line constantly if I wanted to.

about a month ago
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For Fast Internet in the US, Virginia Tops the Charts

1s44c Re:Second fastest (98 comments)

Busy laughing at all the suckers living in New York.

Don't. I live outside the US and get 55.3Mb/s down for a reasonable price. I don't live in a major city and I don't have fiber, only DSL. I could also get pretty much the same speed for pretty much the same money from my cable TV company.

The US is behind on broadband.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Personnel As Ostriches?

1s44c Re:yes, ignore office politics (246 comments)

If you help people, facilitate, make their work lives easier, you won't be the scum of the office.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Personnel As Ostriches?

1s44c Re:well.. (246 comments)

Fix that before it happens. Tell everyone to never use a work email for personal mail. Tell them to get a free webmail account for personal stuff instead.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Personnel As Ostriches?

1s44c Ignore it (246 comments)

If you were not officially told then ignore it.

Don't backstab anyone. Don't read anything without permission. Don't get involved in anyone's infighting. Do your best to help all your customers, even if they are trying to undermine you. Play politics only as much as you have to, people will try to play you. You have to be aware of it and respond tactfully.

Your duty to report serious criminality overrides these rules. Your duty to report gross immorality may override these rules, you have to decide that one based on what you believe in.

about a month and a half ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

1s44c Re:Gee, isn't Iron Dome supposed to be worthless? (184 comments)

The intercepting rockets likely cost far more than the rockets being intercepted. Good job the US is footing the bill. More upstanding action from the country that called Saddam 'Our kind of guy".

about 1 month ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

1s44c Re:Gee, isn't Iron Dome supposed to be worthless? (184 comments)

You have a point. That money could have gone to feeding the homeless, upgrading some infrastructure, health care, regenerating Detroit, or a countless number of other things. Instead it's going to help a country that's oppressing its own people Saddam style and indirectly going to feed military secrets to the Chinese.

about 1 month ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

1s44c Re:They were in their system for four months?!?! (184 comments)

The old design was always strong firewalls between the network and the Internet and nothing else. A lot of companies really believe that a stateful firewall will somehow prevent windows users running god knows what malware on their web connected desktop machines. Plus there are all the laptops and other devices staff plug straight into the core network. Plus VPN connection bridging the firewalls.

Computer security in most companies is a joke. That, apparently, includes defense contractors.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

1s44c Re:Keep It Ready (208 comments)

Few people use IaaS because they fear owning servers. Some people really like or need the flexibility. Some people have done the calculations and it does save them money. Some people don't want the hassle of looking after servers and want to concentrate on their core business.

You try and build a reliable and fully redundant data center for less than amazon charges. It's not so easy.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

1s44c Re:Keep It Ready (208 comments)

You really should reserve judgment until you know what his company does. For a lot of companies owning physical servers doesn't make sense.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

1s44c Re:Keep It Ready (208 comments)

Nah. Get rid of the kit and use management direction changes as an excuse to buy better kit.

about 2 months ago
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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

1s44c Re:Sure I am a troll (376 comments)

Well there is always reddit.

about 3 months ago
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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

1s44c Re:I'd love some free Google classes (376 comments)

Try duckduckgo.com

I've been using them for a while now and I've not noticed their search results and any worse than google. Plus they promise not to sell your personal information.

about 3 months ago
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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

1s44c Re:I'd love some free Google classes (376 comments)

And that's the real harm. A skilled woman or minority (whatever that is) will never be taken seriously as it's assumed they got their position though preferential treatment and not skill or hard work.

about 3 months ago
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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

1s44c Re:Need doublethink training (376 comments)

Then offer the course to anyone who deserves it and forget the racist and sexist nonsense.

about 3 months ago
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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

1s44c Re:Need doublethink training (376 comments)

Dr King claimed all racism is categorically bad. He was very clear on the point of wanting equality, and not wanting of more discrimination even if that was passed off as affirmative action.

I agree the gender balance in IT is worrying, but don't believe you can't solve discrimination with more discrimination.

about 3 months ago
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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

1s44c Re:Can I dress like a women and.... (376 comments)

One set of fake boobs, a razor, and a wig should do it.

Seriously though this undermines the women in IT who actually worked to get there instead of getting unfair advantages. As far as I know schemes like this have never worked in the past. You just can't solve discrimination with more discrimination.

about 3 months ago
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Protesters Launch a 135-Foot Blimp Over the NSA's Utah Data Center

1s44c Re:The US government (104 comments)

Maybe it's just a disaster recovery site with a few hundred secretarial staff located there, the real show could be elsewhere. We just don't know.

about 3 months ago
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Protesters Launch a 135-Foot Blimp Over the NSA's Utah Data Center

1s44c Re:The US government (104 comments)

It's not illegal to be a shameless coward. The massive scale spying on US citizens and foreign allies was what was illegal and what we should be jailing people for.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

1s44c Re:Uh, sure.. (359 comments)

I think we should close the comments here. The parent covered all the important points.

about 3 months ago

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