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Ask Slashdot: Worth Going For a Graduate Degree In the Middle of Your Career?

networkconsultant Re:It used to be. Now it gets you this. (260 comments)

If I can design and build terminators I want more than 55K!

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Worth Going For a Graduate Degree In the Middle of Your Career?

networkconsultant Re:You should never stop learning (260 comments)

The obstetrician that delivered my first child used to be an accountant; he wore rubber boots to every appointment and had very entertaining and fluffy eyebrows; He entered medical school at 45; He'll work until the day he keels over but now he really loves what he does where as bean counting was nice it wasn't his true calling. The average career change for each person in the workforce these days is somewhere between 3 and 5 and there is now so much overlap with technology that what you do today may not be what you do 10 years from now. PhD's open doors to opportunities but experience and contacts determine the rest; it's like the old saying. A good Lawyer knows the Law; a Great Lawyer knows the Judge. MS degrees are kind of a stepping stone to either a PhD or a new career path. There are also MPhill's, DPhills and Taught Doctorates (Directors of Operations often have them). That bieng said Stanford and Coursearea have free stuff; no really Machine leanring courses are free.

about 2 years ago

Creating a School Computer Lab With Ubuntu For $0

networkconsultant Re:1...2...3 FUD Is Rolling In (229 comments)

In my high school (yes I am not a dinasaur) I took the QNX challenge; (bootable 1.44MB floppy anyone with OS and Broswer and nifty vector graphics?); Impressed the Hell out of the Computers Teacher; I later learned he was an EX IBM senior VP whom had consulted for a number of years and teaching was just what he enjoyed in his retirement. That was on "Donated" Pentium 75's from Digital with a whopping 16MB of ram. In my hometown we have a charity called "Computers for Schools" all government hardware at end of lease / lifecycle is donated. Microsoft also donates licenses; it's really up to the school to determine what to run on the hardware; that decision lies with the Board / Teachers here.

about 2 years ago

New Moxie Marlinspike Tool Cracks Crypto Passwords

networkconsultant What deoes it mean? (71 comments)

When using DES or a similar broken algorithm to secure communications you subject yourself to the the weaknesses of that algorithm. DES has been broken since the advent of the Core 2 from Intel or the FX series from AMD. Basically as Moore's Law pushes computing power ever further it also obsoletes weaker encryption algorithms. This is true for all crypto systems that are based on the use of the Discrete Logarithim Problem; It's based on the fact that it's difficult to compute large prime numbers. (ie; NP-Hard) now I'm generalizing here; 56-bit DES is a BAD idea; where possible when implmenting WPA2 use 128-bit AES (at a minimum) and use mutual 802.1x based certificates and a Full PKI for both the user and system accounts and preferably use secure tokens for their certs as well. What this means for you as a user? Well fire up wireshark / backtrack on your WiFi and submit your PCAP of a MS-CHAP handshake to find out; if it's insecure his tool will verify that notion; if it's secure his tool will tell you that you have chosen well.

about 2 years ago

Dept. of Homeland Security To Build Better Cyber Workforce

networkconsultant Re:first step (57 comments)

We should thank William Gibson once more.

more than 2 years ago

Anonymous Kills Websites, Cartels Kill Bloggers

networkconsultant Re:Legalise drug trade (627 comments)

You do realize this is all due to the new form of prohibition right? You can legalize everything all you want in Mexico but the market being Supplied is to the north. Until it's legal on both sides of the border, violence will be an issue.

more than 2 years ago

Cisco Emerges From Restructuring 13,000 Employees Lighter

networkconsultant Re:Odd claims (138 comments)

They outsource a LOT of their labor, if your an engineer you can make upwards of $2000 /day doing work for various telecoms.

more than 2 years ago

Apple's Chinese Suppliers Accused of Causing Significant Environmental Damage

networkconsultant Again Apples business (346 comments)

1. Fabricate an Icon 2. Market Said Icon 3. Move all manufacturing of said Icon to the lowest (and therefore dirtiest place) on the planet. We don't manufacture anything in North America anymore because we have environmental regulations that cost billions of dollars to comply with; china has some regulations but it's always cheaper to bribe the party member than pay the bill. I wonder if the Chinese people know they are poising their own back yard? that's why we have said expensive regulations.

more than 2 years ago

The Strange Disappearance of Dancho Danchev

networkconsultant Re:Unfortunately (160 comments)

Does Illinois have a king or a prince yet? That's got a nice ring to it "King of Illinois!"..... :P

more than 3 years ago

Should Employees Buy Their Own Computers?

networkconsultant Re:Good for everybody but the IT guy? (498 comments)

Ok, I'm not sure how familiar you are with Citrix; But deploying meta frame means you are deploying a server farm, just give them thin clients at their desks; or whatever cheap $200 crap you can find with a montior and keyboard. If they want to Terminal in with Thier Alienware laptop whilst playing Blac Ops by all means let them. But for heavens sake don't let the twain meet.

more than 3 years ago

Coder Accuses IBM of Patenting His Work

networkconsultant Re:ludicrous (249 comments)

Unless you sue IBM and have very deep pockets once someone has stolen your idea and had the theft accredited by the rating agency (patent office) you are essentially screwed. You may file an appeal, but then the burden of proof is on you.
Tesla and Marconi had similar ideas around the same time but the patent office ruled in favor of Marconi, you my friend may be a Tesla at this point.

more than 3 years ago

Claims About China's April Internet Hijack Are Overblown

networkconsultant Re:Only more Evidence (78 comments)

Enlarge your member here! CLick now!

more than 3 years ago

Want an IT Job? Add 'Cloud' To Your Buzzword List

networkconsultant Re:clouds huh? (187 comments)

How dare you judge my children, I love my babies; some are little clouds some look like ec2....

more than 3 years ago

Organs of UK Nuclear Workers Secretly Harvested; Energy Secretary Apologizes

networkconsultant Re:No, no premises required (309 comments)

Last time i checked I entered into indentured servitude (9 to 5 office job) to ensure that my children get an education.

more than 3 years ago

Organs of UK Nuclear Workers Secretly Harvested; Energy Secretary Apologizes

networkconsultant Re:What the hell is the fuss about (309 comments)

No these are not the kidneys you are looking for!

more than 3 years ago

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Generates a 'Mini-Big Bang'

networkconsultant Re:Science Journalism (570 comments)

Smashing Irons is what occurs when two WOW players forget to remove their belts of chastity.

more than 3 years ago



Pot Cures Cancer.

networkconsultant networkconsultant writes  |  about 2 years ago

networkconsultant (1224452) writes "We have known for a while that refined oils of hemp and pot have various action on multiple forms of cancer without the harsh side effects often experienced by anti-neoplastics such as Folfox and Folfri; We have examples here:
2 Year old beats Glioma with Cannabis
Now there is yet another formal study that will prove CBD's in Cannabis are a better first line treatment for cancer than all of the patented and expensive treatments available via your hospital and health insurance.
The actual study to confirm her "Anecdotal" evidence can be found here: Cannabidiol induces programmed cell death in breast cancer cells by coordinating the cross-talk between apoptosis and autograph.
Looks like the cure was right in our rolling hands all along.
Not to tout the conspiricy aspect but these folks think that it's been longer than that: Medical Marajuna Cures Cancer"

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Say Good Bye to Seniors Moments

networkconsultant networkconsultant writes  |  more than 4 years ago

networkconsultant (1224452) writes "Out of the top ten killers in North America; Alzheimers is around number 7 (between suicide and unintentional injuries); However piHSC's promise to act as a therapeutic treatment for AD. Philippe Taupin is currently working with the university of Dublin, i guess the irish really are lucky."
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