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US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:I don't see the big deal here. (182 comments)

That doesn't excuse them in any way, shape, or form really. The PSN breach was big news and anyone with half a head on their head would pay attention and then take a look around their own office to shore things up.

You've never worked for a large corporation, have you?

2 days ago
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New AP Course, "Computer Science Principles," Aims To Make CS More Accessible

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:Confused. (208 comments)

Why is the assumption made that it is a problem that women are underrepresented in CS?

Because there's money to be made and control to be gained by solving a made up problem?

3 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:Race baiters (481 comments)

Citations please? I'm in Chicago and the kids getting shot are definitely armed.

about a month ago
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Big Data Knows When You Are About To Quit Your Job

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:Maybe, maybe not. (185 comments)

So you don't think that a combination of factors such as where you live, how much you get paid, relative market rates, current job market conditions, your recent payrises, your recent year end appraisal scores, where your partner works, your age, your time since last promotion or anything else the company has or can easily gain access to would be an indicator of how likely you are to leave?

I have never left a position for any of the reasons you listed. I have only left when the situation had deteriorated to the point where I couldn't stand being there another day. A toxic work environment, poor employee morale, job off-shoring, incompetent management, not promoting from within, not staffing appropriately/overwork, lack of professional growth, etc. are why I've left. By all of the metrics you listed I should have been happy.

If a company needs to use a computer algorithm to judge an employee's satisfaction with their job, then they probably don't know the employee well enough to be able to do so accurately.

about a month and a half ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:This is silly (720 comments)

So you believe a thirteen year old kid with a paper route should be paid a wage high enough to allow him to move out and get a place of his own? That government should step in a prevent a person from taking a job that they want to work for the amount of money they're offered because it's not a "living wage"? That businesses should be forced to pay someone more than the value they bring to the business?

about 2 months ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:This is silly (720 comments)

The problem is that government programs often don't provide enough to help people escape poverty, or they are structured so they penalize people for saving money or getting a better job.

I would argue the best way to fight poverty is to donate money to local charities that fight poverty. We also need to be encouraging people to work hard, graduate high school and not get pregnant out of wedlock. For a great many people in poverty that's an uphill battle against cultural expectations.

about 2 months ago
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Austin Airport Tracks Cell Phones To Measure Security Line Wait

h4ck7h3p14n37 Why not use a single line? (168 comments)

There's one wait-time display for each line to go through security, so before they get in line, travelers can join the one with the shortest wait. In effect, they do their own load balancing, which can minimize the wait time for everyone.

Based on the airports I typically use I had assumed that all of them used a single line with TSA agents directing people to a particular lane. Wouldn't that be a simpler solution?

about 2 months ago
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Safercar.gov Overwhelmed By Recall For Deadly Airbags

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:Be competent? (120 comments)

The question that was posted reads, "what can sites serving an important public function do to ensure they stay running during periods of unexpected load?"

Yes, it's total overkill for this particular case, but that wasn't what was asked.

about 2 months ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (398 comments)

Chicago just got busted issuing tickets for short yellows. They instructed their vendor to start ticketing vehicles that ran yellows that were only 2.9 seconds long instead of the Federally mandated 3 seconds. Please note, they did not actually change the timing of the lights, just when tickets were issued. Previously if a yellow was shorter than 3 seconds then any tickets generated were discarded. Apparently times can fluctuate slightly due to electrical issues.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

about 2 months ago
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Safercar.gov Overwhelmed By Recall For Deadly Airbags

h4ck7h3p14n37 Be competent? (120 comments)

How about building your tech stack so that it can be scaled up/down on-demand? I'm using Rackspace and we have dedicated servers along with cloud servers. I can add or remove cloud servers as needed and also have the load balancers updated.

If you're just doing reads against a database, it's straightforward to add additional replicas (we use MongoDB with replica sets, don't have enough data for sharding yet). If you need to do any processing, then you should build a grid compute system where you can just add additional compute nodes. We're using RabbitMQ along with Celery. Granted, this strategy ignores issues like a saturated network, but our provider is responsible for dealing with that.

about 2 months ago
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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:Citation please... (366 comments)

Did you remember to check archive.org?

about 2 months ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:That works fine if you manage to nip it in the (381 comments)

The hospital also waited until they got a positive Ebola test result back before taking any safety precautions. Staff were exposed for something like two days and administration resisted isolating the patient. The sample was sent through the normal channels for testing which potentially contaminated their tube system. High-risk individuals who treated Duncan were not placed in quarantine and they allowed something like 70 different people to come into contact with him. Then there's the issue of them initially prescribing antibiotics for a viral infection.

about 2 months ago
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The Great Robocoin Rip-off

h4ck7h3p14n37 Bitcoin ATM is pointless (117 comments)

I have never understood the point of using a Bitcoin ATM versus buying through an exchange like Coinbase. It just seems like a gimmick. Why would someone on the street need to convert between fiat and cryptocurrency? If you have cash wouldn't you just pay with your cash?

Bitcoin's great for storing and transferring value. No one can take your coins without your private key and you can do international transfers yourself. Purchasing with Bitcoin, on the other hand, is not terribly practical. Not many vendors accept it compared to fiat and the confirmation times are way too long for in-person purchases.

Those guys would have been much better off spending their time and money creating Bitcoin wagering games playable over the Internet.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

h4ck7h3p14n37 What ever happened to computer science? (213 comments)

Maybe I'm showing my age, but why do I keep hearing a lot of talk about "coding" and hardly anything about computer science? Does the world really need more people that can program a computer, but who are clueless about topics like data structures, algorithmic complexity, grammars, etc?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Capture the Flag Training

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:The information you are looking for... (102 comments)

Are you restricted from using common techniques to protect your system during the competition? Wouldn't one simply make their services unreachable by the attackers and declare victory? Doing basic things like filtering packets and requiring that clients present security certificates are going to be pretty much impossible to bypass.

about 2 months ago
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Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re: Oracle (146 comments)

Facts cannot be copyrighted. A collection of function signatures compromising an API are just a bunch of facts, thus not eligible.

about 2 months ago
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Belkin Router Owners Suffering Massive Outages

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:Mod parent up. (191 comments)

I used to work at Bank of America, they had their Internet facing routers set to ping microsoft.com and to remove themselves from the pool if the pings didn't come back. Sure enough, microsoft.com had issues one day and the entire BofA organization lost Internet access.

about 2 months ago
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Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:GOOD (240 comments)

I should get to chose which records are kept about my health.

Agreed. I don't understand what is so difficult about giving the patient their own electronic healthcare records and letting them be responsible for providing that information to healthcare providers.

Why does a patient need their medical records in a form that can be be instantly transmitted on a global computer network? Also, I would think that you shouldn't need a detailed medical history to treat most acute things, chronic illnesses excluded. Does knowing that I had my adenoids removed as a child, or that I was treated for an STD in college really help you set my broken arm?

about 3 months ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

h4ck7h3p14n37 Re:Completely Contained? (475 comments)

If Ebola is so hard to spread, then how do you explain doctors in hazmat suits contracting the virus?

about 3 months ago

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Network Solutions DNS is Screwed Up

h4ck7h3p14n37 h4ck7h3p14n37 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

h4ck7h3p14n37 (926070) writes "It looks like Network Solutions has managed to really mess up their DNS servers. Not only are they returning incorrect results for valid domains, but they're also returning results for invalid domains.

dwiest@dfwdamian.vail: dig @ns1.netsol.com ftp.freebsd.org ; > DiG 9.3.3 > @ns1.netsol.com ftp.freebsd.org ; (1 server found) ;; global options: printcmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER> DiG 9.3.3 > @ns1.netsol.com invalid.domain ; (1 server found) ;; global options: printcmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER

There's an article over at InfoWorld about this."

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