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Why So Many Security Jobs Are Going Begging

Nemo the Magnificent Nemo the Magnificent writes  |  4 days ago

Nemo the Magnificent (2786867) writes "The Washington, DC area has more unfilled cyber-security jobs than anywhere else. The problem is that HR and hiring managers don't understand the career paths of security professionals, and they slap on requirements for high-level credentials, particularly CISSP. Seventy percent of posted security job openings ask for a CISSP, when the actual work mostly doesn't require that level of expertise — and the job doesn't pay commensurately in the first place — says the executive director of (ISC)^2. Here are a few lower-level certifications that hiring managers ought to be asking for, if only they knew about them."
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Western Digital 'MyCloud' Is Down 5 Days & Counting

Nemo the Magnificent Nemo the Magnificent writes  |  about three weeks ago

Nemo the Magnificent (2786867) writes "A friend of mine bought a Western Digital 'MyCloud' NAS server (non-RAID) a couple of weeks ago. WD implements the cloud service through its wd2go.com site. He reports that that site is down and has been since last Wednesday. No word on when it'll be back up. The only official announcements are daily repeats of this canned posting:

'Our My Cloud and My Book Live users are experiencing intermittent issues with WD servers that enable remote access when using these products. These issues include poor transfer speeds and/or inability to connect remotely. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and we are working very hard to resolve these issues and resume normal service as soon as possible. We thank you for your patience and will provide updates as they are available.'

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3D Printing Is Reshaping Healthcare

Nemo the Magnificent Nemo the Magnificent writes  |  about 2 months ago

Nemo the Magnificent (2786867) writes "Ray Bradbury said that when he wrote dystopian science fiction he wasn't trying to predict a grim future, but rather to prevent one. 3D printing is in the early stages of preventing a future that Larry Niven imagined, in which organleggers abduct and dismember people for their parts. Why bother when you can print livers, kidneys, eyes, ears, hands, skulls, and trachea, as well as exoskeletons? Note: annoying 13-page slideshow format with navigation limited to next / previous."
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1870s Horse Flu Epidemic Brought US Economy to its Knees

Nemo the Magnificent Nemo the Magnificent writes  |  about 2 months ago

Nemo the Magnificent (2786867) writes "From the History-We-Hardly-Knew-Ye department: "A new study published in the journal Nature provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the evolutionary relationships of influenza virus across different host species over time... In the 1870s, an immense horse flu outbreak swept across North America. City by city and town by town, horses got sick and perhaps five percent of them died. Half of Boston burned down during the outbreak, because there were no horses to pull the pump wagons. In the West, the US Cavalry was fighting the Apaches on foot because all the horses were sick... The horse flu outbreak pulled the rug out from under the economy.""
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Carriers Won't Win the War on Netflix

Nemo the Magnificent Nemo the Magnificent writes  |  about 2 months ago

Nemo the Magnificent (2786867) writes "A few days ago we talked over a post by David Raphael accusing Verizon of slowing down Netflix, by way of throttling Amazon AWS. Now Jonathan Feldman gives us reason to believe that the carriers won't win the war on Netflix, because tools for monitoring the performance of carriers will emerge nd we'll catch them if they try. I just now exercised one such tool, NetNeutralityTest.com from Speedchedker Ltd. My carrier is Verizon (FiOS), and the test showed my download speed at the moment to be 12 Mbps. It was the same to Linode in NJ but only 3 Mbps to AWS East. Hmm."
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Blowing up a pointless job interview

Nemo the Magnificent Nemo the Magnificent writes  |  about 3 months ago

Nemo the Magnificent (2786867) writes "Ever been asked a question in a job interview that's just so abysmally stupid, you're tempted to give in to the snark and blow the whole thing up? Here are suggested interview-ending answers to 16 of the stupidest questions candidates actually got asked in interviews at tech companies in 2013, according to employment site Glassdoor. Oil to pour on the burning bridges."
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Auto-threading compiler could restore Moore's Law gains

Nemo the Magnificent Nemo the Magnificent writes  |  about a year ago

Nemo the Magnificent (2786867) writes "Develop in the Cloud has news about what might be a breakthrough out of Microsoft Research. A team there wrote a paper (PDF), now accepted for publication at OOPSLA, that describes how to teach a compiler to auto-thread a program that was written single-threaded in a conventional language like C#. This is the holy grail to take advantage of multiple cores — to get Moore's Law improvements back on track, after they essentially ran aground in the last decade. (Functional programming, the other great white hope, just isn't happening.) About 2004 was when Intel et al. ran into a wall and started packing multiple cores into chips instead of cranking the clock speed. The Microsoft team modified a C# compiler to use the new technique, and claim a "large project at Microsoft" have written "several million lines of code" testing out the resulting "safe parallelism.""
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