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Ask Slashdot: Do You Trust When a Vendor Tells You To Buy New Parts?

GeneralTurgidson Not premature (156 comments)

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.

about a year ago

Inventor of OpenFlow SDN Admits Most SDN Today Is Hype

GeneralTurgidson Riding the hype train (62 comments)

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.

about a year ago

Cyber Vulnerabilities Found In Navy's Newest Warship

GeneralTurgidson Designed by (162 comments)

Dr. Gaius Baltar

about a year ago

Researchers Hack Over a Dozen Home Routers

GeneralTurgidson ISP Provided? (109 comments)

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?

about a year and a half ago

A New Benefit For Logged-In Readers: Meet Slashdot's ROT13 Initiative

GeneralTurgidson $10,000 Challenge (261 comments)

To anyone brave enough to decode the stories themselves. Would that count as RTFA?

about a year and a half ago

World's Most Powerful Private Supercomputer Will Hunt Oil and Gas

GeneralTurgidson Public access? (135 comments)

Will the public have access to the results (thinking property values) or will it only be available to a select few?

about a year and a half ago

Blog Reveals a Chinese Military Hacker's Life Is One of Boredom and Bitterness

GeneralTurgidson Just in case (185 comments)

That hot girl you're falling in love with is actually your daughter.

about a year and a half ago

Testing an Ad-Free Microtransaction Utopia

GeneralTurgidson Or (248 comments)

Go back to when people had web sites as a hobby and not this SEO, per click revenue blog spam shithole we have today.

about a year and a half ago

China Using 'State Secrets' Label To Hide Pollution

GeneralTurgidson Re:This will only work (149 comments)


about a year and a half ago

SXSW: Elon Musk Talks Reusable Rockets, Tesla Controversy

GeneralTurgidson Short term gain (167 comments)

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.

about a year and a half ago

Can Valve's 'Bossless' Company Model Work Elsewhere?

GeneralTurgidson No (522 comments)

Too many entrenched managers who provide nothing to the company.

about a year and a half ago

How to Become an IT Expert Companies Seek Out and Pay Well (Video)

GeneralTurgidson Don't be lazy (207 comments)

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.

about a year and a half ago

PC Games To Watch For In 2013

GeneralTurgidson MMOs are done (280 comments)

TESO is too late to the party. Gamers have grown beyond MMOs and the constant grindfest.

about a year and a half ago

Ubuntu 13.04 Will Allow Instant Purchasing, Right From the Dash

GeneralTurgidson Wrong Approach (273 comments)

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.

about 2 years ago

UN Summit Strikes Climate Deal Promising "Damage Aid" To Poor Nations

GeneralTurgidson Sorry, but unsustainable (212 comments)

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?

about 2 years ago

Valve's 'Steam Box' Console Is Real, Says Gabe Newell

GeneralTurgidson Microsoft's Biggest Mistake (298 comments)

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.

about 2 years ago

LiMux Project Has Saved Munich €10m So Far

GeneralTurgidson Linux may be cheaper (219 comments)

But an incompetent Linux admin can cause far worse damage than an incompetent windows one.

about 2 years ago

World Governments Object To New gTLDs

GeneralTurgidson Hey I Know The Fix (135 comments)

Give control of everything to the UN

about a year ago



Where to start on home automation?

GeneralTurgidson GeneralTurgidson writes  |  more than 2 years ago

GeneralTurgidson (2464452) writes "I'm just starting to dip my feet into the world of home automation, and the Linux HA site is sparsely updated. I'd like to use software that is preferably open source (written in python or perl would be great!). Has anyone had successes with open source home automation? Any resources to share?"

Life After Cisco

GeneralTurgidson GeneralTurgidson writes  |  about 3 years ago

GeneralTurgidson (2464452) writes "With the waning of the traditional "Cisco Shops" coming to an end, where do fellow slashdotters see corporate and carrier networks heading? Do you look to embrace a mixed vendor environment, or is there one vendor that provides all of your security, networking and management needs?"


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