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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

Aqualung812 Re:The solution is obvious (374 comments)

Until Google figures out a way to get around carriers on this...

Apple did this a long time ago. There is nothing to figure out.

All Google needs to do is require those that are going to sell hardware running their OS to allow Google to push the updates. Done.

4 hours ago
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IEEE: New H-1B Bill Will "Help Destroy" US Tech Workforce

Aqualung812 Re:Thank you. Enjoy France, Greece, or Canada (482 comments)

If you don't like how we do things in Texas, you're free to not move here.

What if I like how you do things in Texas, but don't want to move there because the climate in Texas is about the as my boxers?

about two weeks ago
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The Importance of Deleting Old Stuff

Aqualung812 Re:Air-gap. (177 comments)

Just make sure that anything past your legal retention limit is only retained offline.

Do you think that because it is no longer required for you to keep certain documents, that it will prevent a subpoena from demanding them if they exist?

So, every time there is a lawsuit, you have to re-plug all of those air gaps archives to search for whatever documents the opposition deems relevant. There went February's IT productivity.

NO. As soon as you don't need it, delete it automatically. Make it a written policy. After X years, everything is deleted unless it is placed in a certain archive manually. That archive will be small and certain to only be used to your company's advantage.

about two weeks ago
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The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

Aqualung812 Re:Work from home FTW (420 comments)

Yes, I am the CCNA whisperer, and I appreciate the hard work that you do and want to buy you a drink the next time you're in town.

Damn, you're good.

Seriously, I went from "mildly annoyed that your viewpoint was different from mine", to "This cat is alright, one of the good ones" in your one comment.

And yes, I know part of it is because your comment has some ego stroking for network people, but I don't care. I'll take it. :)

I do appreciate you people. I really want to help, but when the morals just keep saying "It don't work", I'm really at a loss on how to help them understand their own app!

about a month ago
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The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

Aqualung812 Work from home FTW (420 comments)

For me, working in an office is about maximizing Communication.

I work for a global company, and collaborate with people around the planet. We're not going to be in one office, therefore an office is pointless.

Plus, your workspace is very much a showcase of your work, personality, and work habits, and I find it way easier to display it on the open planform "science fair" office than in the empty nest "cube farm" booth format.

My results are the showcase of my work. I'm paid for results, not a display of how neat my workspace is. I'm a network engineer, so maybe you're an interior designer and it makes sense.

If you really need privacy, grab a break-out room, or work from home that day. But for the most part, I find that work sucks more when there's not enough communication,

I work from home full-time. If it were practical to meet in an office, I'd do it 1-2 days a week max just for building relationships with coworkers. Still, a majority of my time is actually getting shit done.
As for communication, we have phones, IM chat, and online meetings. There is no shortage of ways to communicate requirements and goals. The only thing that suffers is the ability to grow relationships with people around the coffee maker, and again, that isn't going to happen when we live on opposite sides of this rock.

about a month ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

Aqualung812 Re:What about long-term data integrity? (438 comments)

I think the point is that the parent has obviously dealt with IT people that think RAID = backup. I have as well. It is painful.

Also, saying "RAID protects against *some* data loss scenarios" isn't accurate. It protects against one, and only one, data loss scenario: drive failure.

ALL other data loss scenarios are immune to RAID.

One =! some.

about 2 months ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Aqualung812 Re:Obama (706 comments)

I completely agree, but that would require a Bell-style breakup of ISPs between content and physical layers.

I see even less political support of this plan than there would be with more regulation.

about 2 months ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Aqualung812 Re:Obama (706 comments)

The one piece of regulation that did actually manage to spur consumer-friendly innovation in telecom in recent memory was the 1996 Telecom Act, which actually reduced regulation in many areas (the "carrot" for telcos) while simultaneously increasing competition in others (the "stick"), such as forcing the Baby Bells to allow competitive access to their DSLAMs to provide DSL service, etc.

Great example! Now tell me why I can't get cable internet from anyone except Comcast?

about 3 months ago
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Big Data Knows When You Are About To Quit Your Job

Aqualung812 Re:I've worked at a Fortune 50 for the last 2 year (185 comments)

I've been a top performer at several companies. I before leaving each of them, I discussed my issues with a manager more than once, which were usually pay + one other issue.
In each time before I left, neither were addressed.
In each time after I left, management was either "shocked" or angry, and made attempts to keep me. I flatly refuse to accept offers after I have accepted a job elsewhere, I should be taken at my word and not forced to demonstrate that I am leaving to be taken seriously.
I have no idea why any company would waste money on this. Either they care, and they'll know when someone is leaving without software, or they don't care, and the software will be ignored as well.

about 3 months ago
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Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

Aqualung812 Re:almost useless (230 comments)

So, now it isn't 100%, just something greater than 99%, eh?

I've worked in two enterprises that use core everywhere they can, so I see the value.
Since there is no credible source of how widespread any internal server OS is deployed, we can't actually talk stats. We can share personal notes, and mine is that two companies I've worked for with servers measured in the 1,000's would use this a lot.

about 3 months ago
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Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

Aqualung812 Re:almost useless (230 comments)

Oh, so if it is only useful on most enterprise server installs, it must not be worth messing with, eh?

Have you considered the powershell itself is also "rare" if you looking at all windows installs?

about 3 months ago
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Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

Aqualung812 Re:almost useless (230 comments)

There is a 100% chance that nearly every "Package-Install" command will just be downloading the app for you and launching the graphical installer you normally see.

Tell me more about this 100% chance of a graphical installer on Windows Core (non-GUI).

If they have to make it work in core, why would it fire up a graphical installer?

I'll take any bet that it is something less than 100%....

about 3 months ago
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Jedi-ism Becomes a Serious Religion

Aqualung812 Re:Spiritual Needs (268 comments)

I think the "faith" of logic or science is that we posses the mental and sensory ability to understand the world around us.

We have conflicting evidence if this is the case. For example, we don't know what happened before the creation of the universe and have no means to determine this.

At the same time, my whole post is attempting to apply logic to test if logic is logical. I think I found a way to break an AI with recursion.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Exec Opens Up About Research Lab Closure, Layoffs

Aqualung812 Microsoft Research isn't closed - just one lab (55 comments)

There are still 11 labs world-wide, and 5 of them are in the USA. http://research.microsoft.com/...

I suspect Silicon Valley is just a VERY high-cost location, and I know I wouldn't work there without 3x what I make now working in the midwest.

You can work remotely, you know...

about 3 months ago
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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

Aqualung812 Re:Spoiled much? (291 comments)

True work from home.

My office has 1gb to the desktop. If they use the same ISP as I have at home, and I have 1gb to the home over fiber, now working from home is, from a technical point of view, exactly like working in the office.

That can be a pretty big divide.

about 3 months ago
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Why the FCC Will Probably Ignore the Public On Network Neutrality

Aqualung812 Re:Changes require systematic, reliable evidence.. (336 comments)

And before some people chime in and say "but that's not what we mean", let me say that's exactly what some people mean by net neutrality.

Then then need to work on their English comprehension.

NETWORK Neutrality means I treat one network as equal to another. Therefore, I will treat packets from Akamai the same as Netflix and the same as Comcast.

What you're thinking of is PACKET or APPLICATION Neutrality, where I treat each packet the same regardless if it is voice, email, FTP, torrent, or video.

In Network Neutrality, it is perfectly acceptable to treat video has higher priority than FTP, as long as you treat video from every *network* the same way. So, internal Comcast video will get the same QoS marking as Netflix video.

Just because some people don't understand the words they're using isn't a reason to abandon a whole idea.

about 4 months ago
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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

Aqualung812 Re:While I find it amusing... (184 comments)

We as Canadians have a different approach to government and how we want to build our society.

Bully for you! Now, go build your own Netflix that fits your model. Netflix can turn off access in Canada, which a lot of Canadians seemed to complain about before.

about 4 months ago
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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

Aqualung812 Re:Superhero Netflix. (184 comments)

Why does Netflix get shit over this? The people that own the content Netflix sells (Hollywood) will not stream it without DRM. People on Linux wanted Netflix. This was the only reasonable solution.

Their other options were:
1. switch to another closed format from Adobe or similar
2. Stay on Silverlight and tell Linux users to piss off.
3. Remove DRM completely, and abandon all streaming outside of their own self-created content and a bunch of independent moves that few people would pay to see, since they're likely already available for free.

Either tell me which one you would choose as the owner of Netflix, explain what one I'm missing, or STFU.

about 4 months ago

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Cisco.com down for hours - "Facility issues

Aqualung812 Aqualung812 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Aqualung812 (959532) writes "Cisco.com went down somewhere around 1300 EDT, still down. Story here. The only cisco.com site that appears to be up is their blog site. That site is claiming that is that "Cisco is experiencing some facility issues". Updates will be posted at that location."

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