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How Would You Redesign the TLD Hierarchy?

dakkon1024 Your (265 comments)

.mom What else do you need?

more than 2 years ago
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Company Accidentally Fires Entire Staff Via Email

dakkon1024 I wonder (333 comments)

How many "How you really feel" comments went around during this time that people are going to now have to live with.

more than 2 years ago
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Robot Firefighter To Throw Extinguisher Grenades

dakkon1024 I'll be... (78 comments)

Why do I feel like every year we come closer to Sky Net being a reality.

more than 2 years ago
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Man Claiming He Invented the Internet Sues

dakkon1024 I'd like to take a moment... (326 comments)

... to notify you that I have already patented the process of posting to this post. Please send royalties to P.O. Box....

more than 2 years ago
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Where does your electricity come from?

dakkon1024 Go Hamster! Go... (498 comments)

Where is the Bio option? Didn't any of you kids see the Matrix?

more than 2 years ago
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Are You Prepared For the Zombie Apocalypse?

dakkon1024 Zombies, bankers, oh my (515 comments)

I'm ready for economic collapse or a zombie Apocalypse. I find it interesting that it's nearly identical in requirements.

more than 2 years ago
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NASA Reveals New Images of Apollo Landing Sites

dakkon1024 Rick... (269 comments)

I really thought I was gonna get Rick Roll'd when I clicked on the link.

more than 2 years ago
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I Name My Servers After:

dakkon1024 CowboyNeal! (722 comments)

CowboyNeal-01 CowboyNeal-02 CowboyNeal-03

more than 3 years ago
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How To Succeed In IT Without Really Trying

dakkon1024 Re:I call BS (283 comments)

monetary.... I mean monetary :) Though momentary is way more fitting of the IT field lol.

more than 3 years ago
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How To Succeed In IT Without Really Trying

dakkon1024 I call BS (283 comments)

I have to completely disagree. People who are less motivated and/or talented (which is what’s really being defined here) survive by, answering phones, gathering information, filtering up, dealing w/ easy problems, acting as hands for the more inclined and motivated, etc. Every doctor needs a nurse and every guru needs need subordinates (who updates their own firmware anyway?) Those in “unending servitude” are just awful at demanding what they are worth. This does not reflect the reality I live in, this reflects a person who is confused on how to extract momentary compensation for knowledge.

more than 3 years ago
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X-Men: First Class

dakkon1024 Nothing to see here... (226 comments)

The movie maybe different from the (comic) book. You have been WARNED!

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Certifications To Get?

dakkon1024 Re:Get a degree (444 comments)

This is the most overlooked truth in the word. "Getting a degree also tells prospective employers that you're a finisher." People who don't have degree's often ask what they prove. This, this is what they prove.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Certifications To Get?

dakkon1024 Yerp (444 comments)

Some companies love certs, some could care less. Your best bet is to get certs that match your skills. For example, if you are a exchange guru, get an exchange cert. It's the best route for two reasons. One, it's easy to get certified w/ products you know. Two, you can actually answer the questions people are going to ask you because you have said cert on your resume. If you are interested in something, like exchange, don't get the cert to "learn about it." and have it on your resume. Even M$ tell you not to do this :D Your supposed to learn about it, get solid w/ it, then get the cert. Anyway, the only truly respected cert I can think of is the CCIE. People who have a CCIE tend to be fairly solid. Obviously this is due to the testing process. As for the rest of them, to many people cheat which destroys the value of it. That being said back to the companies that love certs. They are typically going for a partner level tier. For example to be a gold level M$ partner you need a certain number of employees w/ X number of certs. In that case if you have a huge boat of certs you will be valuable to the company. Also in some cases, like Citrix, you need to have a certified employee to get support, or other various things, so it maybe an absolute requirement.

more than 3 years ago
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What's Your Favorite Renewable Energy

dakkon1024 My name is Neo (436 comments)

Human Power!

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Becoming a Network Administrator?

dakkon1024 Re:Run... (480 comments)

To the "Please let us know _why_ this is a bad decision comment." Ncohafmuta puts it better then I ever could :) To add. If you can say you are a "star programmer" and you want to go back to the ground floor as a "Network Admin" You seriously need to reconsider everything you have ever thought about life. It's like being the a top pop singing, and saying, man I think I would be an awesome waste management engineer. Yea, there are problems in programming. Patches that go south, deadlines not met, etc. However, the 24 hour IV that you cannot unhook that comes w/ being a "Network Admin" is to high a price to pay. It's a job for the 20-40 something people of the world. It's never a second career choice, and you need to get out, our move up. Every 50 year old killer engineer I know of has some 20 year old working for him/her so they can live a normal life. They come in, design, run, manage, and let lil Timmy come in at 2am to swap in the new firewall. You don't want to be lil Timmy as you "second career." Even more so after being a star.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Becoming a Network Administrator?

dakkon1024 Re:Run... (480 comments)

It really depends on the “type of service” For example I work mostly in NYC, mostly as a “rent a CIO.” The cost for a company to stop using my firm is usually too high to justify the savings from another firm. That is the new firm will both be unfamiliar w/ the environment and might epically suck. As we are familiar w/ the client’s environment and have everything documented we can usually continue to charge a fair price any worry little about being undercut. Now if you provide crappy service well that’s a whole different story.
You can’t replace a router off-shore
My H1B guy makes more money than me. (Seriously) Americans need to realize the threat of the talented hardworking workforce outside the US and become equally such.

more than 3 years ago
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Linus on Linux, 20 Years In

dakkon1024 Yerp! (197 comments)

Wow, I had no idea he was a potty mouth.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Becoming a Network Administrator?

dakkon1024 Re:Ignore Cisco (480 comments)

I'm not going to take anything away from HP, but Cisco is still the gold standard. You’re not going to have the marketability you might get w/ a CCIE/CCNP. The man has money, let him spend it, and the obsession is that it's a standard. People can trust a CCIE cert. There isn't a HP equivalent w/ the same prestige.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Becoming a Network Administrator?

dakkon1024 Run... (480 comments)

I am a 12 year veteran of the field. My official title is Sr. Technical Engineer. I work for a small (15 person) consulting firm. I’m being completely straight w/ you. Start looking for a programming job. This is the end of my advice.
If you need to fake it for a while, setup w/ a well-respected school in your area for your CCNA. If you have no budget concerns schools w/ equipment stacks and solid instruction will beat out any other option.
But seriously, you’re making a bad career move, this isn’t meant to be funny.

more than 3 years ago
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50% of Apple's Revenue Comes From the iPhone

dakkon1024 Stock Value (292 comments)

And people wonder why the stock price jitters w/ the phones feature set.

more than 3 years ago

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Keeping those photos Forever

dakkon1024 dakkon1024 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

dakkon1024 (691790) writes "So the wife has trusted me with keeping those photos forever. And now well if one of those photos vanishes, I might be able to survive to post again, but if say the “Peru” or “Colorado” folder vanishes, well it’s been a pleasure being a part of the community. The trouble I’m finding is in designing a backup scheme that recovers from accidental deletion well. I currently do a mirrored backup to the server (Robocopy), then apply a 52 week shadow copy , an offsite backup (Cabonite) & top it off w/ a yearly archive of that data to a USB drive. There are still A LOT of scenarios were accidently deleting a folder and not noticing causes you to lose data, forever. I’m sure others have walked this road, and valued their lives, so I asked what solutions have been implemented."
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Ask Slashdot: What happen to my 2006 cat pictures?

dakkon1024 dakkon1024 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

dakkon1024 (691790) writes "I can’t imagine I’m the only one that has these issues. User A deletes a massive amount of data that people don’t frequently check. User B notices 3 years later. While yearly or even quarterly archiving is implemented for these users it still seems to be a problem. I’m curious how other people deal with this? What solutions if any have people found? Lastly I believe as storage gets cheaper and larger “archive everything (every change, update, deleted file, etc)” solutions will become available, but what to do till then?"

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