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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?

datavirtue Re:Man up (279 comments)

Why did you skip the bathroom?

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?

datavirtue Re:Just do it (279 comments)

Certainly do not need a 20AMP circuit to support a home networking closet.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?

datavirtue Re:Combine the 2 (279 comments)

Let us know when you move out of your mom's house.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?

datavirtue Re:Combine the 2 (279 comments)

Seriously, I wouldn't show up for less than $200.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?

datavirtue Re:Combine the 2 (279 comments)

What is wrong with trendnet? Reviews are good and I have been using the hell out of a trendnet switch which has proven reliable. Many gigs traverse it each day with multiple users--not one single hiccup in three years, never rebooted.

about two weeks ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

datavirtue Re:TL;DR (602 comments)

Yes, but they were cramming the damn transformer/ballast into the lamp/bulb at the cheapest rate humanly possible. Those used in industrial applications have always had discrete ballasts that efficiently regulated the power. Furthermore, if you wanted longevity you had to, and still do, have to pay a steep price.

about a month ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

datavirtue Re:I'm sold on LED bulbs... (602 comments)

I was at the returns desk in Home Depot and witnessed someone returning about 15 of those LED bulbs with the soft rubber coating.

about a month ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

datavirtue Re:I dunno about LEDs, but CFLs don't last (602 comments)

I was looking at LED replacement bulbs at the hardware store the other day ($20 each). I am suspect as to their efficiency. They have large heat sinks on the which get very hot. That is wasted energy. There is no way to pack an efficient transformer into such a small space. There is no easy fix. Houses need wired seperately with a lower voltage appropriate for powering LED lights. You can install a high efficiency transformer to step down the 120V into a clean, lower voltage signal but that transformer is not going to be cheap....and you need additional wiring dedicated to lighting.

about a month ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

datavirtue Re:Not just iPhone (421 comments)

"Tough as the smaller previous generations of iPhone" WTF? You familiar with the shitty, brittle, buggy iPhone 4??

about a month ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

datavirtue Re:No problem with Nokia 1320 phone in my Lederhos (421 comments)

The case is plastic?! I couldn't wait to behold an iPhone 6+ because I assumed it would be aluminum or magnesium. What a joke. Apple is turning out to be cheap shite.

about a month ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

datavirtue Re:.info (178 comments)

The government will latch onto it like a starving walker then.

about a month ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

datavirtue Re:.info (178 comments)

The evolution of social media will probably be fb-like sites with a targeted audience or topic as most websites integrate social media into their fabric. Facebook is the hub for this now but the any of these websites could swap URLs for another that implements the same interface.

about a month ago
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AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

datavirtue Re:Seriously? (533 comments)

Yeah I agree...4Mbps is great for EACH PERSON! I have three or four in my house gobbling up the bits. A paltry 4Mbps is not going to cut it.

about a month ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

datavirtue Re:I never thought I'd say this... (353 comments)

10Mbps is not enough...that will be garbage in ten years.

about a month ago
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MIT's Cheetah Robot Runs Untethered

datavirtue Re:Asian-only team? (90 comments)

Why do we need sneaky, agile robots? It seems we are mindlessly building our overlords. How long before we are trying to stuff brain/brain stem into a robot?

about a month ago

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Ask Slashdot: How do you get a job when you already have one?

datavirtue datavirtue writes  |  about a year ago

datavirtue (1104259) writes ""I've just entered the job market (this last month) and have been mostly using a popular tech job site with a smattering of CraigsList. I feel like I'm getting attacked! The question I pose is this: How do you deal with getting a job when you already have one? The recruiters literally ring my phone off the hook like a psycho girlfriend and I now spend more time on the phone, answering emails, and in interviews than I do actually working. My paid time off is starting to run out and people are getting suspicious, and I have just started looking! Please help, I need advice.
As a side note, I ran a job posting on CraigsList to get resumes and cover letters from other people looking for similar jobs and all I have gotten is almost a complete failure of applicants to submit cover letters--and the ones who did had a string of developer jobs where they lasted only a year or less. Is this the norm?""
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Fast and Furious Developer Job Market

datavirtue datavirtue writes  |  about a year ago

datavirtue (1104259) writes "Hello fellow Slashdot'ers. I've just entered the job market (this last month) and have been mostly using Dice.com with a smattering of CraigsList. I feel like I'm getting attacked! The question I pose is this: How do you deal with getting a job when you already have one? The recruiters literally ring my phone off the hook like a psycho girlfriend and I now spend more time on the phone, answering emails, and in interviews than I do actually working. My paid time off is starting to run out and people are getting suspicious, and I have just started looking! Please help, I need advice.
As a side note, I ran a job posting on CraigsList to get resumes and cover letters from other people looking for similar jobs and all I have gotten is almost a complete failure of applicants to submit cover letters--and the ones who did had a string of developer jobs where they lasted only a year or less. Is this the norm?"
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US District Court, "'Silly' Apple and Google"

datavirtue datavirtue writes  |  more than 2 years ago

datavirtue writes "A recent article in the WSJ details how and why the Seventh US Circuit Court of Appeals gave the boot to both Apple and Google over patent infringement claims/counterclaims that Google "copied" iOS with Android.

There were great expectations when technology giants Apple and Google squared off in court, each accusing the other of violating its patents in competing mobile phones. No one expected this case would end in a whimper, with one of the country's most influential judges dismissing the claims as "silly." In the process, the judge, Richard Posner of the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, described a patent law system in "chaos" and needing basic reform.

This is one article you might want to read before commenting!"
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Advice on Logic Trainers and Prototyping Boards

datavirtue datavirtue writes  |  more than 2 years ago

datavirtue writes "Hi everyone! I'm studying electrical engineering and I'm in the market for a couple prototyping boards. I want to play with Xilinx processors, but I'm seeing other processors that I'm not familiar with. My main purpose is to get experience developing with systems that are used in the "real world" (so I can get a job), and Xilinx seems to be used extensively for embedded systems. I'm currently eyeing a RSR PLDT-3 with a XC95108, any advice? I need to keep the costs down too."
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Which web platform would you use?

datavirtue datavirtue writes  |  more than 2 years ago

datavirtue writes "I'm about to embark on developing active content (database driven, and web services) for the first time for my website and I have grown to love PHP. Knowing that there are other web development platforms available, and noticing some disdain for PHP in some circles, I'm curious to know which platforms slashdotters prefer along with the reasons why. Before I get started into heavy development I would like to get some opinions and more facts. Why shouldn't I use PHP?"
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Hijacking authenticated open wifi sessions

datavirtue datavirtue writes  |  about 3 years ago

datavirtue writes "Still in early testing, but I have successfully hijacked an authenticated user session on a managed Cisco wifi network by spoofing the MAC of an authenticated user. The MAC was easily obtainable by scanning with Cain, followed by a simple and well documented registry mod in Windows to change my MAC to that of the victim. Interested to see if anyone has a solution for this problem. Disclaimer: This was performed as a test on two of my laptops in the course of my job as a researcher."
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"Grey Market" Drugs

datavirtue datavirtue writes  |  more than 3 years ago

datavirtue writes ""PBS just ran a story about "grey market" drugs that hospitals are forced to buy during supply crunches. These drugs are often sold at exorbitant prices (conservative choice of words) with questionable pedigree. Even though hospital pharmacies and doctors can't verify the origin of these transient drugs they often purchase and administer them any way--citing a dire need that overrules the requirements of safety and potency. In quoting one of the principals of the article: "We were in dire straights, so we still had to use it,"""
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HBGary Cancels RSA Conference Appearance

datavirtue datavirtue writes  |  more than 3 years ago

datavirtue (1104259) writes ""A group of aggressive hackers known as “Anonymous” illegally broke into computer systems and stole proprietary and confidential information from HBGary, Inc. This breach was in violation of federal and state laws, and stolen information was publicly released without our consent.

In addition to the data theft, HBGary individuals have received numerous threats of violence including threats at our tradeshow booth.

In an effort to protect our employees, customers and the RSA Conference community, HBGary has decided to remove our booth and cancel all talks.

HBGary is continuing to work intensely with law enforcement on this matter and hopes to bring those responsible to justice."

I wouldn't show my face either....I hear McDonalds is hiring."

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