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Ask Slashdot: Are Any Certifications Worth Going For?

Buck Feta VCP (317 comments)

If you use VMware at all in your shop, push your boss to pay for your training and certs at least up to and including VCP. Without demonstrable knowledge and skill in virtualized environment administration, you will find it exceedingly difficult to find another job anywhere. The trouble is that the VCP is ridiculously expensive - so have your company pay for it. If you don't use VMware, then at least get yourself a VCA - that, you will be able to afford yourself. But shoot for the VCP.

about two weeks ago
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North Korea Denies Involvement In "Righteous" Sony Hack

Buck Feta Re:I'd be curious about the consequences. (85 comments)

A nation literally cannot attack a multi-national company in the way these attacks have happened. That's because these attacks now include physical threats against the citizens of other nation states. Those threats make no sense coming from a nation state, and just about have to be from some third party if North Korea is involved in even the 'cyber' part of the attacks. That's because the nation doesn't want to find itself in a war with other nation states and not just the corporation, or to get boxed in by making a threat they don't intend to follow through on and lose face. Bluffs are for when you are already desperately losing, not beginning.

We're talking about North Korea. They are not bound by the rules of what a nation state "can" and "cannot" do. I agree, this would make no sense, but again... North Korea.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Convincing My Company To Stop Using Passwords?

Buck Feta Re:U2F (247 comments)

you have cheap tiny things you stick into holes (please spare me with any childish dick/buttplug/etc comparisons).

You're the only one who made such comparisons, child.

about two weeks ago
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Want To Work For a Cool Tech Company? Hone Your Social Skills

Buck Feta Re:I'll never be employed (139 comments)

I like people well enough, but I'm a Morlock, not an Eloi. I want to get things done, not gab with your about the brats you spawned to replace yourself.

Right on, man! (or woman!). I like your personality type. I think it adds to the cultural diversity of a workplace. Many places I've worked have had the person who "tells it like it is", and mostly, unless they're overtly hostile, people appreciate someone like you and learn to get along. "That Bruce is such a grump." "I know - I showed him a picture of my kid and he said 'I don't care about your kid'. He's such a character!" Seriously, a team comprised of diverse personalities may even be more productive than a team of people who all just want to show eachother pictures of their kids all the time. Be productive and don't rock the boat - don't be someone you're not.

about two weeks ago
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Hayabusa 2 Asteroid Probe Postponed By Weather Until Early December

Buck Feta Re:How... (24 comments)

Not a very friendly approach anyway if you ask me. I hope no species get the same idea with planet Earth as target for their research.

Yes, I hope nobody ever drops a bomb on the Japanese in retaliation for something.

about three weeks ago
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Interviews: The Hampton Creek Team Answers Your Questions

Buck Feta Re:How much does an advertorial cost on slashdot? (47 comments)

That's the question everyone forgot to ask isn't it!?!

This question was in fact asked. Slashdot binned it because they don't want egg on their face.

about three weeks ago
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NYC To Replace Most of Its Payphones With Free Gigabit WiFi In 2015

Buck Feta Re: Gigabit wifi? (106 comments)

802.11ac does not mean "1 Gb/s". Clients are only required to receive 1 spatial stream. This is the case with every smartphone I know of, including the iPhone 6, which does a theoretical 433 Mb/s.

about a month ago
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NYC To Replace Most of Its Payphones With Free Gigabit WiFi In 2015

Buck Feta Re:Gigabit wifi? (106 comments)

Google is your friend: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...

And the second part of ArchieBunker's question: what devices support it? No smartphone does anything close to a gig. Google is your friend too.

about a month ago
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Gigabit Cellular Networks Could Happen, With 24GHz Spectrum

Buck Feta Re:too much multi pathing at that frequency (52 comments)

There is no kind of antenna nor any RF signal that is improved by multipath. What MIMO antennas are supposed to do is reduce the detrimental effects of multipath fading.

That is incorrect. MIMO relies on multipath to be able to effectively process spatially multiplexed data streams. Think about it - if the signals from independent streams all arrived simultaneously, they would cancel each other. Man, this is basic, basic stuff.

about 2 months ago
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The Linux Foundation and edX Team Up for Intoduction to Linux Class

Buck Feta Re:Not sure I want the abuse (74 comments)

Teachers that sit around and waste time are the biggest reason the education system is a massive failure in the US, UK and some parts of Europe.

You've attended enough schools in enough of the US, UK, and Europe to be able to make that claim? No, of course you haven't, coward. Sit down and shut up.
The rest of your post reads like a wannabe's Hollywood script.

about 7 months ago
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Measles Virus Puts Woman's Cancer Into Remission

Buck Feta Re: Damnit! (74 comments)

Step 1: Get cancer Step 2: Get measels Step 3: Get rabies Step 4: ??? Step 5: Profit!

about 7 months ago
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IBM Discovers New Class of Polymers

Buck Feta Re:Can you make condoms with it? (90 comments)

Seriously disapointed this was not addressed in the brief.

It will be addressed in the briefs.

about 7 months ago
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HealthCare.gov Back-End Status: See You In September

Buck Feta Re: Supposed loss of insurance (251 comments)

Holy shit, 10% of your income, for health insurance? Madness.

about 8 months ago
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Why the IETF Isn't Working

Buck Feta Re:Corporatization (103 comments)

This is what happens when you have no governing body - the corporations govern. Ever since Jon Postel died, there has not been a strong leader with no commercial affiliations, which is what the IETF needs - paid (well-paid) positions for scientists who are committed to the advancement of internetworking as a whole. But what happens when something like Cisco's FabricPath beats TRILL to market? You can't regulate innovation, and that, as I see it, is the main problem with trying to govern Internet standards. However, that being said, if the IETF standard is better than the Cisco technology (or Juniper or Brocade or Hitachi or whoever), then the IETF standard will win out in the long run (see OSPF vs EIGRP), because consumers ultimately want the best, most widely adopted technology, not necessarily the first technology. So then we're back to having a strong, impartial leadership at the IETF, rather than two or three companies jockeying to have their technology enthroned as a standard.

about 8 months ago
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The Graffiti Drone

Buck Feta Re:For the Swarm! (126 comments)

Don't cross the streams it would be bad.

about 8 months ago
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Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor

Buck Feta Re:WTF? (193 comments)

I think you mean Jon Steward

about 8 months ago
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Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

Buck Feta Putting the cart before the horse (558 comments)

The question is simply answered: diagnoses are more prevalent because the drugs to treat those patients now exists. It is not mere coincidence that the FDA approved the use of Risperdal in late 2006, and its generic, Risperidone, in late 2008. There were more than a few doctors who have made more than a few dollars from prescribing tis medication. Johnson & Johnson has to pay a $2.2 billion dollar fine for illegally marketing this drug through the use of kickbacks to doctors and pharmacists. So don't tell me the pharmaceutical isn't dirtier than a whore's whose-its. Everyone relax. Autism rates will decline when these drugs get a bad enough name. Then, a more expensive drug will be produced to treat a more common malady, and everyone will freak the fuck out again.

about 9 months ago

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