top Ask Slashdot: Do You Trust When a Vendor Tells You To Buy New Parts?
Maybe some SOHO/small business networking gear gets retired prematurely, but for larger scale Cisco stuff the end of sale/end of life dates are way beyond when anyone would reasonably want to use the gear.
top Inventor of OpenFlow SDN Admits Most SDN Today Is Hype
I need to build a business around some new buzzword and sell it to VMware. Cloud and everything related to it has really stagnated development of other areas of IT in my opinion. Companies try and figure out WTF SDN is or how to integrate their networking stack with AWS instead of focusing on what's really happening in the IT world.
top Researchers Hack Over a Dozen Home Routers
If your ISP provides you an insecure router and your credit card numbers are subsequently stolen, whose fault is it? Especially when these routers are only configurable via your ISP?
top A New Benefit For Logged-In Readers: Meet Slashdot's ROT13 Initiative
To anyone brave enough to decode the stories themselves. Would that count as RTFA?
top World's Most Powerful Private Supercomputer Will Hunt Oil and Gas
Will the public have access to the results (thinking property values) or will it only be available to a select few?
top Google Implements DNSSEC Validation For Public DNS
I wish I could mod you +1 paranoid schizophrenic.
top Blog Reveals a Chinese Military Hacker's Life Is One of Boredom and Bitterness
That hot girl you're falling in love with is actually your daughter.
top Testing an Ad-Free Microtransaction Utopia
Go back to when people had web sites as a hobby and not this SEO, per click revenue blog spam shithole we have today.
top SXSW: Elon Musk Talks Reusable Rockets, Tesla Controversy
I think the biggest reason he gets so much flak is because no one can figure out how to make a quick buck off his businesses.
top Can Valve's 'Bossless' Company Model Work Elsewhere?
Too many entrenched managers who provide nothing to the company.
top How to Become an IT Expert Companies Seek Out and Pay Well (Video)
That's how you get ahead in IT (and every other career). Always be learning and keeping busy. If you spend a lot of time at work on Facebook, some young 20 something is going to replace you. Soon.
top PC Games To Watch For In 2013
TESO is too late to the party. Gamers have grown beyond MMOs and the constant grindfest.
top Ubuntu 13.04 Will Allow Instant Purchasing, Right From the Dash
Ubuntu would make more money by moving towards Red Hats model of licensing instead of their (outrageous) support hours. Their cost model for enterprise support is a huge reason my workplace won't use them.
top UN Summit Strikes Climate Deal Promising "Damage Aid" To Poor Nations
These countries need to be dissolved and integrated with another. Things are just going to get worse. What's better, preserving a nations identity or preventing the inevitable extinction of it?
top Valve's 'Steam Box' Console Is Real, Says Gabe Newell
Arguably, Valve probably wouldn't be pushing full "steam" ahead on this if Microsoft hadn't dreamt up a Windows Store. This is in my opinion a real game changer for the PC ecosystem and the future of Windows.
top LiMux Project Has Saved Munich €10m So Far
But an incompetent Linux admin can cause far worse damage than an incompetent windows one.
about a year and a half ago
top World Governments Object To New gTLDs
Give control of everything to the UN
about a year and a half ago