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Ask Slashdot: Datacenter HDD Wipe Policy?

HunterZero Use a drive eraser, then physically destroy (116 comments)

For security purposes, I use a WiebeTech drive eraser to scrub the drive (DoD Sanitize standard), then send them to a physical destruction service.

Paranoid? Yes. Expensive? Yes. Worth it to my employers? Yes.

about 6 months ago

Japan Extracts Natural Gas From Frozen Methane Hydrate

HunterZero Re:Seems like a good step (154 comments)

The Inland Sea (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seto_Inland_Sea) is not deep enough.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Degree For a Late Career Boost?

HunterZero Get an MBA if you want a boost (234 comments)

I don't know how it is in Germany, but here in the USA (especially in the Silicon Valley) if you want a late career boost, go get an MBA. Having an MBA isn't a four-letter word around here, especially if you get one from a good program. MIT has an excellent executive MBA program that can be done remotely, and everyone I've encountered with one has been top-notch. Same goes for an MBA from Stanford or even the other colleges local to the area.

Having an MBA opens a lot more doors for you. If you already have a good amount of experience in IT and Software Development, go get a degree in something outside of those fields to help expand your options.

You could also get a degree in something you enjoy personally but won't directly get you a job. Education doesn't just have to be for professional development.

more than 2 years ago

Do Software Versions Really Matter?

HunterZero Make sure your major releases are *.1 (693 comments)

Version *.0 never works. *.1 will work.
Therefore, always release 2.1 instead of 2.0.

2.1 will work.
2.0 won't.

Everything will be fixed in SnowLeopard.

more than 6 years ago

Apple Rejects iPhone App As Competitive To iTunes

HunterZero I hate arguing semantics, but... (375 comments)

"And Dave Weiner argues that the iPhone isn't a "platform" at all: "The idea that it's a platform should mean no individual or company has the power to turn you off.""

I disagree. All of the modern game consoles are clearly platforms, yet you must have approval in order to develop and sell software for them. You have to submit your game to MS, Sony or Nintendo and they have to approve it. They can (and will) refuse authoring and certification of your game if you fail to meet their criteria. Granted, I don't think they've ever refused a game due to competition (only technical issues) but they can still refuse. The iPhone is a de facto platform. Whining about how it isn't open enough won't change that.

This is Apple after all, they've been locking people into developing software *their* way for as long as I can remember. Apple stopped being about openness a long time ago.

more than 6 years ago



Supreme Court Unanimously rules that police need a warrant to search cell phones

HunterZero HunterZero writes  |  about 7 months ago

HunterZero (102709) writes "The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that police may not search the cell phones of criminal suspects upon arrest without a warrant. By a 9-0 vote, the justices said smart phones and other electronic devices were not in the same category as wallets, briefcases, and vehicles — all currently subject to limited initial examination by law enforcement."
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Apple Answers FCC, explains Google Voice Rejection

HunterZero HunterZero writes  |  more than 5 years ago

HunterZero writes "Apple has released their side of the story as to why the Google Voice app was "rejected". According to Apple, the application has not been rejected but is still undergoing review. Their reason: "... it appears to alter the iPhone's distinctive user experience by replacing the iPhone's core mobile telephone functionality and Apple user interface with its own user interface...". Apple also answers other questions posed to it by the FCC."


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