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CIA Teams Up With Scientists To Monitor Climate

Tdawgless Re:Climate change is a security threat (417 comments)

Actually... you're accusing CO2 of a crime. You need to prove it's guilty. It doesn't need to prove it's innocence; It just needs to discredit you.

more than 4 years ago

Saying No To Promotions Away From Tech?

Tdawgless Obviously your manager sucks... (410 comments)

I mean... you're probably not going to do a good job since you're not going to like, or maybe even understand, the role. If you're going from Technical to Managerial, it's not a promotion, it's a career change. Unfortunately, few people on either side of the fence realize this, and your boss was probably one of those people.

more than 4 years ago

How Do You Evaluate a Data Center?

Tdawgless What do you need? (211 comments)

What does your company _NEED_? How much bandwidth do you need? What kind of servers do you need? Are you looking for Co-Lo or Dedicated? If you're doing Co-Lo, how much power and space do you need? If you're doing dedicated, do you need managed or unmanaged? PCI compliance? HIPAA compliance? Do you want to pay for certain redundancies? Do you need an Uptime Institute Tier certified facility? I could go on and on. The one thing that you need consistently is good customer service. The rest depends on what you need. Full Disclosure: I work for one of the biggest privately held dedicated hosting companies on the planet.

more than 4 years ago

Computer Failure Causes Gridlock In MD County

Tdawgless Re:All-green probably an urban legend (483 comments)

Why not just switch the wires on the red light and the green light? Then they'll all be green or red at the same time.

more than 4 years ago

Some Users Say Win7 Wants To Remove iTunes, Google Toolbar

Tdawgless Re:Windows Upgrades (570 comments)

I went from Vista to Win7 RC1 and didn't have any problems. Every time I see a comment like this, I think to myself "Why don't I ever have these problems?" Well?

more than 4 years ago

Affordably Aggregating ISP Connections?

Tdawgless Wireless (180 comments)

Are you trying to bond all of your neighbor's WAPs together so you can aggregate their bandwidth? This could make bit torrenting an interesting thing.

more than 4 years ago

Student Designs Cardboard Computer Case

Tdawgless Dust (329 comments)

Working in a large Data Center, we explicitly prohibit staff and customers from bringing cardboard onto the DC floor because of dust. Not only does cardboard have a habit of carrying dust from the outside, it's a huge contributor of dust as the cardboard breaks down. Hopefully they plan on treating the cardboard to mitigate this decomposition.

more than 4 years ago

Gene Therapy Cures Color-Blind Monkeys

Tdawgless Re:biotech rocks (197 comments)

You could eat some fungus for the same effect.

more than 4 years ago

Network Adapter Keeps Talking While a PC Is Asleep

Tdawgless Re:So in other words... (188 comments)

I only run an anti-virus once every six months or so... I still have never gotten a virus. Also, it's bad practice to update 'just because'. Period. 80% of outages come from a Change and much of it is unnecessary. Not saying you shouldn't apply important updates, but you shouldn't apply EVERYTHING just for the sake of it. (As a side note, people who brag about high uptime is equally retarded for the opposite reason... they're usually the one missing the important updates)

about 5 years ago

Chevy Volt Rated At 230 mpg In the City

Tdawgless Re:Vaporware (1006 comments)

Awesome! Does your company know you're stealing high carbon-output electricity from them?

more than 5 years ago

Preview the Office 2007 Ribbon-Like UI Floated For OpenOffice.Org

Tdawgless Re:How about some nice menus instead? (617 comments)

I concur with this statement. The Ribbon was an easy convert...

Anyways, no matter the operating system or application, menus and ribbons are for amateurs, not people who know the fast way to get things done: Keyboard shortcuts.

more than 5 years ago

First Ever Criminal Arrest For Domain Name Theft

Tdawgless Re:Oh, Those Dumb Police Officers! (294 comments)

You should see how many people die in their homes without a weapon at 2am.

more than 5 years ago

Rude Drivers Reduce Traffic Jams

Tdawgless Re:Doing their part to reduce traffic! (882 comments)

Yeah, because being crushed between two cars is definitely safer than bouncing off of one in an angled impact. I'm going to need some numbers to back your 'Lane Splitting is unsafe' opinion. The fact is that many states are considering making lane splitting explicitly legal because it helps reduce congestion, pollution, and stress. Don't blame the inattentiveness of cagers on motorcyclists until you're more informed of the subject just because you're pissed off the motorcyclist will get home faster than you.

more than 5 years ago

What Would You Want In a Large-Scale Monitoring System?

Tdawgless Re:The mistake (342 comments)

I definately agree with this. I work for a hosting provider that has about 67,000 servers. We use a highly modified version of Nagios to monitor them(at customer request, so only a majority of the servers are being monitored, not all).

more than 5 years ago

Tennesee Man Charged In "Virtual Pornography" Case

Tdawgless Even worse is (639 comments)

when someone whines about it.

more than 5 years ago

Ideal, and Actual, IT Performance Metrics?

Tdawgless Basic List (321 comments)

Customer Satisfaction
Mean / Average Time to Response
Mean / Average Time to Close
Mean / Average Number of Updates to Ticket
Servers per Headcount
Ticket Responses per Headcount
Ticket Closes per Headcount
Process Failures
Cost per Server

All of these are meant to make you look for a problem and solve it whether it's a problem with a policy, process, procedure, or sometimes(but lastly considered) a staff member. Keep a continous process improvement attitude and make sure you include the front line people on your CPI team.

more than 5 years ago

"Colossal Magnetic Effect" Could Lead To Another Breakthrough In Storage Tech

Tdawgless Re:Magnetic Tunnel Effect (105 comments)

Your mother's tongue ring wasn't made of ferrous materials.

more than 5 years ago

How Google's High Speed Book Scanner De-Warps Pages

Tdawgless Re:More importantly (209 comments)

Now all my porn looks like a flat screen monitor...

more than 5 years ago

EU Rejects Law To Cut Pirates Off From Their ISP

Tdawgless Re:Confused notion of "rights" (210 comments)

What about people who don't want Internet access? When the government provides something, everyone pays.

more than 5 years ago



Credit Union for Geeks?

Tdawgless Tdawgless writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Tdawgless (1000974) writes "I've been stuck with big banks for a while and I've been thinking about switching to a credit union. Are there any good credit unions that target geeks and IT workers?"


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