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Oregon vs. Oracle: the Battle of Blame Heats Up

ceide2000 Another Goverment Run (83 comments)

Another goverment run software development project not delivered, way over budget, and fully into the blame part of the project. The only loser here are the poor people living in that state.

about 4 months ago
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Federal Student Aid Requirements At For-Profit Colleges Overhauled

ceide2000 Maybe... (295 comments)

The majority of people attending these institutions are one stop away from being high school dropouts. I couldn't begin to count the number of companies who refuse to employee individuals from these "tech colleges". I interviewed one "tech college" professor who had no practical knowledge in the industry, no degree outside of a what was taught at the "tech college", and admitted he had limited knowledge on core infrastructure questions outside of the material provided by the "tech college". However he was a professor for the core infrastructure classes at the same "tech college" he graduated from. I promptly put that institution on my not even worth hiring helpdesk support list. If you want someone to really look at your resume go to a community college and be willing to put in the time to learn. Stay away from tech colleges as they are stain on a resume you could never get off.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Convince an ISP To Bury Cable In Your Neighborhood?

ceide2000 Problem already been solved before (324 comments)

There are two options HOAs can access high speed Internet or other telecom services.

Option 1: Poll your neighbors and determine who will sign up for what services if they where available. Write down their contact info, what services they want and take it to a local telco office. Tell them you want to speak with a business sales rep. Tell them your need and provide a copy of the document. They should be able to justify the build-out based on the number of signed service agreements. The standard ROI is two years. So your neighbors will have to be okay with the services they receive for at least two years. This has been numerous times with multiple carriers. So if you get push back from the sales rep speak to their manager. Trust me, they want to make the sale!

Option 2: Install it yourself then contact the provider for bulk services. In bulk arraignments the savings is sufficient to payoff the build-out within 18-24 months if you farmed out the build and maintenance. ROI is much less if you do it yourself. I have some MDU properties with 100/50Mbps service out to each apartment.

about 8 months ago
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Linus Responds To RdRand Petition With Scorn

ceide2000 Negotiation Skills (566 comments)

You have none

1 year,6 days
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Include In a New Building?

ceide2000 Having gone through this a few times... (422 comments)

A dedicated server/telco room is a must. Room size determination is simple as taking our current rack number and multiple by two. Add 3' ft in the back and 6' in the front. I would also install a dedicated electrical panel. It makes adds/moves/changes much easier later. Also I would hammer on the electrical contractor to insure there is a good ground to the panel. This will mitigate a ton of "transient" problems later. I would also install four 2" conduits to a outside pull box for telco access. That way the local telcos don't tear up your new building trying to bring service in. It also forces the demarc to be inside your server room which makes issues easier to deal with later. Make sure one side of your wall has 3/4" ply/OSB to act as a peg board. A full 4x8 sheet is good enough. Also I would speak with the fire contractor about installing a dry system inside your server room. That way the sprinklers don't ruin your expensive equipment. I would also go for a dedicated AC unit. To size take your current BTU needs and multiple by two. I would also install a solid door with a punch key keypad. You can get inexpensive ones at local hardware store. Lastly since you guys are most likely a warehouse style building so I would not run conduit unless I had too. I would use wire troughs or hangers with shielded CAT6 cable. That way you don't trap yourself later with conduit. If you want to hide the cables then paint them. There are a bunch more suggestions but those are the big ones.

about 2 years ago
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99.8% of Gamers Don't Care About DRM, Says EA

ceide2000 Re:EA & SecuROM about to get sued. (554 comments)

It appears that the attorney's at Girard Gibb's group are gearing up to file a class action suit against EA / SecuROM. Kind of blows a hole in the only .2% of a problem with DRM.

http://www.girardgibbs.com/Securom.asp?_kk=securom&_kt=da55bb6d-29cf-4c4d-bbac-e9bc8fff6b6a&gclid=CI385_3bqZYCFQOjFQodZwn6xw

I take it back they already got sued.

http://www.courthousenews.com/2008/09/23/Spore.pdf

more than 5 years ago

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U.S. courts consider legality of laptop inspection

ceide2000 ceide2000 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ceide2000 writes "The government contends that it is perfectly free to inspect every laptop that enters the country, whether or not there is anything suspicious about the computer or its owner. Rummaging through a computer's hard drive, the government says, is no different from looking through a suitcase. One federal appeals court has agreed, and a second seems ready to follow suit.......Link

I think it is time we demand privacy as a fundamental right of our citizenship."

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