top UCLA, CIsco & More Launch Consortium To Replace TCP/IP
It isn't that TCP/IP won't scale to this but it is extremely tough to make it translate TCP/IP to consumers. A translation protocol is pretty necessary. This can be done with SDN or a made-up protocol. This still sounds like a way that Cisco wants to make itself relevant again. However, I don't see the need to bake in session with layer 3 which is seems like they are doing. It would be better to leave the OSI model as is and create something like a IP-NG implementation that would define application and device fields into the protocol (right now we only have UIDs like MAC).
about a month and a half ago
top Free Wi-Fi Coming To Atlanta's Airport
I work for a hardware vendor (Fortinet) and we are currently selling our AP infrastructure like hotcakes when we partner with companies like Kiana. Imagine a WiFi sensor network that works like the ad sensors in Minority Report. So when you walk by a retailer using the free wifi and browsing we can inject an ad for a free smoothy or a discount beer (that is the evil side). The good side is that when you enter the airport we have you stored in the MAC database and we can see when you are checking in an in teh security line so if you are late for your flight they can have TSA hurry you along to get on your flight on time.
top Inside NSA's Efforts To Hunt Sysadmins
It has already happened.
top Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?
And run with it. I currently would look into Cloud control decks like OpenStack or Azure Cloud Infrastructure Standup or even some sort of CloudERP programming like Salesforce.
Any competence at all in these will easily land you a job quickly.
top ShapeShifter: Beatable, But We'll Hear More About It
It was called Greenborder and it was in the early 2ks:
top Ask Slashdot: Is Tech Talent More Important Than Skill?
Getting @#@! done requires dreamers and do(ers), and even the critics.
top Ask Richard Stallman Anything
Should some form of internet access (besides public terminals) be available to all? How would you fund it?
top Ask Slashdot: Documenting Scattered Sites and Systems?
To expound on this idea, the best thing to do is create an org chart that you can fill in of there are consultant brought in. Classically, you will wan to pull together these disjointed sites with a single LDAP directory (eventually if not now maybe later). These directories should mimic your org chart and locations to some logical degree. Your directory structure should mimic this LDAP dir as well. This can help you create role based security, deploy/manage applications, and organize security accordingly.
Failing something sophisticated like that, rely on the OSI model - physical, datalink, network, etc.
top Ask Slashdot: Is E-Learning a Viable Option?
The problem here is that the children have it right. The best way to learn through electronic means is to 'gamify' it. You can build your class to be very much like an IT project. This means you can give a clear objective but allow them many ways to the end point, but ultimately, through a points/milestones/leveling system, you can have them accomplish a task.
The other thing the kids (and IT people know) is that you must allow some. cyber-loafing for some creative and personal exploration. If you want this to be useful, the teacher must make it a way for the kids to have fun and stay within the bounds of the classroom.
I say this be because my sister-in-law in Katy Texas is already doing this in her classroom with a positive feedback loop in progress.
top Customer Asks For Itemized Bill, Verizon Tells Her To Get a Subpoena
Basic methodology of running a governmental entity or monopoly, keep information away from the riff raff.
top RIAA Math: Sell 1 Million Albums, Still Owe $500k
Digital distribution is easy. The biggest problem I have seen is the artists' inability to treat it like a business venture. Therein lies the real problem.
top What Would You Do With Open.org?
Isn't that what it is all about? Trying to find a community that is dedicated to open source projects and finding out about the projects they are working on? Make it easy to get on their CSV and contribute.
top Is Net Neutrality Really Needed?
Wall Street Journal obviously has no dog in that hunt...
top Getting Paid Fairly When Job Responsibilities Spiral?
If you don't know the actual name of the product you are actually not the one getting an of the work done. Maybe you are simply tracking hours and resources, and have an over blown sense of importance about the work you are doing. When I started in this field we had to at least be able to spell the products we were working with.
Sorry to flame bait, but I have 'worked for' and with many people like yourself that we have simply put up wIth because management knows that technical resources that can actually move the football forward don't need to waste their time with (especially if the company is resource constrained) tracking fields on a Gantt chart.
top Genentech Puts Words In the Mouths of Congress Members
"a lobbyist close to Genentech said: 'This happens all the time. There was nothing nefarious about it.'"" | GoogleTranslator.bin -v KevinBacon > stdout
"Nothing to see here, keep moving along people, nothing to see here..."
top Vermont City Almost Encased In a 1-Mile Dome
I love Jiffy Pop!
top FOSS Sexism Claims Met With Ire and Denial
out out damn spot?
top China Considering Cuts In Rare-Earth Metal Exports
Maybe they are already finished with those aircraft carriers I saw being built in Dalian last year.
top Why Should I Trust My Network Administrator?
Understanding process is the most important thing, for you a resposible customer. If there is not a process in place for change control or the vendor has nothing (system or software) that records changes, you might not want to use them if you are paranoid. That doesn't mean they aren't worth their salt, but it definitely a consideration if you require HIPPA, sox, or gov guidelines and compliance.
top Which Game Series Would You Reboot?
Only if the controller was the bastard child of a wiimote with and an analog coupler
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