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Tech People Making $100k a Year On the Rise, Again

Bengie Re:$100k today the equivalent of $80k in 2004 (184 comments)

That only applies if there are no collusions, direct or indirect, and the worker has perfect information and perfect mobility, allowing them to work anywhere. Hi theory, meet practice.

In the real world, desperate people HAVE to take a job, even if it's not paying fairly.

4 hours ago
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Tech People Making $100k a Year On the Rise, Again

Bengie Re:$100k today the equivalent of $80k in 2004 (184 comments)

Deflation seems great until a car is worth $0.01 and you have a hard time renting a movie because we can't represent values smaller than a cent, so renting a movie costs as much as purchasing a car. With digital money, we could allow for smaller fractions of a dollar, but the human brain is not good at working with lots of zeros. The alternative is to increase the money supply, which is what we're already doing. Lesser of the evils. The problem is who has control and are they printing too much?

4 hours ago
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Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers

Bengie Re:Making a Safer World... (330 comments)

It's stupid. get your kids out of the way when you are young. It's already proven that the genetic stock of a male sperm is severely deteriorated as you get older. best time to sire your kids is in your 20's because they are out of the house in your 40's and you get to live a great life with your spouse kid free, unless you are one of those nutjobs that has 3 or more and dont know what birth control is.

My first guess is that increased quality of life has reduced selective pressure against those with poor sperm.

2 days ago
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Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers

Bengie Re:Making a Safer World... (330 comments)

The reduced parent to child time is quite detrimental to their development. There is a statistical significance in IQ, schooling, confidence, interests, and opportunities for children watched by their parents instead of day-cares. Unless the parent is a welfare stay at home type, there is a lot of good reasons to take the opportunity cost of not having two incomes, assuming it's even an option.

2 days ago
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Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers

Bengie Re:why not just have a baby earlier? (330 comments)

If you don't have legacy, then you may as well have never existed. As someone who is trying to be logical about having children or not, my view is depressing.

2 days ago
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Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers

Bengie Re:It's not a doll (330 comments)

Society has simply gotten worse since the 50s.

We are in a record low murder, abortion, teen pregnancy, and violent crimes, and that's going as far back as records go, and that includes the early 1900s for some of those statistics. We're in a much better time, we just have more FUD around us with easy access to sensational news.

2 days ago
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Expert Warns: Civilian World Not Ready For Massive EMP-Caused Blackout

Bengie We're protected! (270 comments)

OK, we finally installed the last of the EMP blocking grounded wire mesh. Lets call our boss and let him know... Hmm, no signal... Awww shit.

Hello EMP proof, good bye wireless.

2 days ago
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Heartbleed Pricetag To Top $500 Million?

Bengie Re:Maybe... (80 comments)

That would be infeasible. There wouldn't just be one royalty, there would be a separate royalty for each separate piece of code being used. I see you're using bash, that's a royalty to the bash project. I see you're using Apache, that's a different royalty to the Apache foundation. You see where this is going.

2 days ago
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Heartbleed Pricetag To Top $500 Million?

Bengie Re:Low (80 comments)

Patches are free, but I hear that Akamai covered the cost of the few thousands dollars per cert to revoke and several thousand to get a new cert, for each of their customers. Certs aren't free and not all CA did this for free.

2 days ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

Bengie Re:I would think (372 comments)

Mind models can take days to rebuild. I hate switching projects.

3 days ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

Bengie Re:Quatity is not quality (372 comments)

OpenSSL was the epitome of horrible code. You can't make it any worse. Doing so would cause an underflow and you would have perfect code, which we know is impossible.

3 days ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

Bengie Re:code review time! (372 comments)

They've removed over 50,000 lines of code as of several days ago. I'm sure there are fewer bugs.

3 days ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

Bengie Re:I would think (372 comments)

Will probably have to change to another name though.

LibSSL

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Router Firmware For Bandwidth Management?

Bengie Re:Almost all router bandwidth management is shit. (103 comments)

The correct thing to do is to have your border router lie about available TCP window size to the router on the other end, so that all intermediate routers between that router and the system transmitting the FTP packets in the first place also lie about how full the window is, and the intermediate routers don't end up with full input packet buffers with nowhere to send them in the first place.

What? The TCP window is meant to be negotiated only by the end points, not the routers. Core Internet routers don't care about TCP windows, that's layer 4, they just forward packets as fast as the can. If your downstream is getting overwhelmed, blame your your client OS or blame your ISP for over-subscribing too much, but don't blame the bandwidth differences.

If you have reliable download bandwidth, you shouldn't get latency issues. I have a baseline 12.5ms ping and it may "spike" to 30ms if I'm downloading at my full line rate from multiple sources. Slightly more than 30ms, and I get packet-loss, but my ISP properly manages buffers and doesn't cause my ping to skyrocket.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Router Firmware For Bandwidth Management?

Bengie Re:Pfsense (103 comments)

Someone recently asked this on the PFSense forums and the response was the Tomato's QoS is too simplified. They could create a wrapper to translate QoS style GUI into PFSense settings, but it wouldn't play well if some decided to make any manual changes. PFSense has a much more powerful QoS.

5 days ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

Bengie Re:RAID? (256 comments)

OpenZFS is going to gain async writes for mirroring. You can specify how many HDs to successfully write data before it returns completed. This way you have have 8 HD is mirror, but only have to wait for 2 to return and let the 6 other writes finish on their own time.

about a week ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

Bengie Re:RAID? (256 comments)

Doesn't creating a striped RAID make up most of the performance issues from using a HDD over a SSD? At that point, it's more the bus or CPU that's a limiting factor?

Don't forget about IOPs. A single modern SSD can do about 80k, while a single HD is about 2k. You would need about 40 HDs to match the IOPs.

about a week ago
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Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

Bengie Re:If only (286 comments)

You completely missed his point. Solving a problem is not good enough to be good at something, you need to understand the entire system to make something be good.

Here's another analogy of what he was going after. You may not need to be a physicist to be an efficient driver, but you best know some physics if you want to not be the idiot who put a wind-turbine on their car to get "free energy".

Anyone who only understands their own set of problems cannot properly solve anything, except by blind luck. You must also understand other people's problems. No one system is entirely isolated from all others. The more understanding of other systems, the better your understanding of your own system.

about a week ago
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Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

Bengie Re:Who makes that? Also FP (286 comments)

Or cost of living is crazy low, like around here. When the cost of living is low, the pay is also low, but that's Ok, because money has relative value. $600/month will get you a nice house around here, and you can get anywhere in town in under 10 minutes.

about a week ago
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Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

Bengie Re:So basically... (286 comments)

When someone doesn't know that they don't know something, it's like a "null" value. Their brain doesn't know how to handle it and assumes they do know it by thinking it's something they already know.

I've never once felt anything like that. I'm well aware of my limits and my ignorance, even though I strive to get rid of them both as much as possible.

Ahh yes, but that's because it's a perception issue. Most people do not realize when they do this, that's the issue. I can assume I don't do this often, but even then, I'm probably wrong. At least I am aware of the issue and don't write it off as "I never have this issue". People who think they are immune are the ones most likely to be affected.

You learn a lot about learning.

You learn a lot about learning by learning, or using your brain. As for interaction, that can be achieved in other ways that don't involve spending tens of thousands of dollars.

There are other ways. I find /. and other sites great, but they're still not as good as the experience I had in school.

about a week ago

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Resolving IP to MAC address across a router

Bengie Bengie writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Bengie (1121981) writes "From what I know about networks, you can't find out the MAC of an IP across a router. At some point I stumbled across a program that does just this. The only google hits I get talk about Netbios. Being able to do this would help out IT dept because our back-up registration page pulls MAC info from our DHCP server, but the DHCP database only syncs with our back-up database every 24 hours. If we build a new computer to replace an old one, our registration page can't get the new MAC for the Wake-on-LAN info until 24 hours later. We could use netbios if we had to, but that's kind of shady and won't work for our Mac computers since they don't have netbios. Is there a way of resolving the MAC of an IP across routers?"

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