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Silicon Valley Security Experts Give 'Blackhat' a Thumbs-Up; Do You?

Buck Feta Re: Oh look (98 comments)

I'm confused, timothy. Are you implying the only form of advertisements on /. are the served ads? Companies don't occasionally pay for articles about their products?

about two weeks ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

Buck Feta Re: a better question (590 comments)

(Yeah, haters gonna hate. Mod me down, I don't give a crap.)

You posted AC. Nobody gives a crap.

about two weeks ago
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Linus On Diversity and Niceness In Open Source

Buck Feta From a consumer standpoint... (360 comments)

I would rather buy a good product made by assholes than an inferior product made by a racially diverse, socially responsible, gender neutral "nice" firm.

about two weeks ago
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Sloppy File Permissions Make Red Star OS Vulnerable

Buck Feta Idiots... (105 comments)

I'm talking about "Hacker Fantastic", Ars, and /. Yeah, let's help NK as much as we can by fixing their shit for them.

about two weeks ago
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Researchers "Solve" Texas Hold'Em, Create Perfect Robotic Player

Buck Feta Re:I guess that means ... (340 comments)

I did a little poker robotting with a coworker some years back

Tsk tsk, shouldn't dip your pen in the company ink...

about three weeks ago
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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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 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)

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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 months ago

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