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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

sentiblue I think it still works (720 comments)

Throughout my career... I have been at two jobs where background investigation was not done....

I'm not saying you should give up... but while pursuing a job in this field... you should also consider other alternatives.... They may be far as good as IT... but better than nothing.

Given not a few but several incidents... it's on you and not anybody else's fault... Cleaning yourself up is good.... good for you and for everybody else... I applaud that and wish you much luck!

about two weeks ago
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The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

sentiblue I say once again.... (528 comments)

I'm so glad I didn't take a job at Sony after my last time being interviewed by them....

about two weeks ago
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WaveNET – the Floating, Flexible Wave Energy Generator

sentiblue I wish they succeed too!!! (90 comments)

Agree with you both about two things

1. Powerful wave movements can rip equipments apart
2. Salt water is such a damaging factor to the equipments

So my thought is that not only a power farm is located in a mild whether area... but also weather forecast data should be used to relocate the farm over an enormous area of ocean surface to avoid damage to equipment... and yet that area is still inside the national territory waters of any particular country... Otherwise they'd have to find a way to protect their investments in international waters.

To get over the damaging nature of salt water... I guess the main materials used to create the farm arms have to be plastic-like... Any metal is such a suicidal design.... particularly iron.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

sentiblue I'm glad I don't work at Sony (155 comments)

Couple years ago I interviewed at SOE (Sony Online Entertainment) in San Diego... I chose not to work for them simply because they were being hammered by Anonymous about the fact that Sony was taking legal actions against a 17 year old for jailbreaking their PS....

Now this... Boy I'm glad I'm not a Sony employee... looks like they've been making lots of enemies with the general public and now it's the time that everything pays back... I want them to be able to recover and keep offering employment ... but at the same time, I want them to stop being such mean and hateful to people who are able to crack the PS devices... or whatever other devices they make... Jailbreaking is legal remember?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?

sentiblue I'm not doing that anymore (405 comments)

In 2000 I used to do what you're doing... I ran a static IP block on my home ADSL line which was only under 1Mbps. Ever since Google Apps, I switched and have been happy since.

I imagine working with the listed providers is almost zero results because you wouldn't know where to begin and even if you got to speak to their right person, it would still change nothing.

If the blocks occur all at the same time, I do agree that your IP was obtained from the same source... if you can find that source... you can reason with them... working with the big corps won't be a good idea.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Smarter Disk Space Monitoring In the Age of Cheap Storage?

sentiblue I share the same thoughts (170 comments)

Not only monitoring system should look at historical growth versus estimated time left to full, it should also keep track of storage addition, so that I can smartly tell us 3, 2, 1 months ahead, each with one email... and then it should also keep track of sudden increase and send an emergency alert if for example the past 7 days have climbed more than a whole month before... stuffs like that.

All existing monitoring tools these days are not setup that way and I wish folks get more creative and dilligent with their works.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Unresponsive Manufacturer Who Doesn't Fix Bugs?

sentiblue Demonstrate customer's demand (204 comments)

I'm working for a company that provides services.... and here's my experience with this

The customer asks to get a high-level person from my company to speak to them directly... asking them to acknowledge the issue and provide an estimates of resolution. In which communication, the provider side also promises to provide a periodic update until resolution is reached. After a certain threshold is reached and the solution is not developed, the customer will cease all funding/payments and escalate all the way to the very highest person in both organizations. This is how you pressure the provider side to live up with their products/services...

about 2 months ago
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DoJ: Law Enforcement Can Impersonate People On Facebook

sentiblue Yet again government agency abuses privacy (191 comments)

So this is exactly why Apple would encrypt their entire phone and did not leave a way for them to decrypt their own devices... so that they can avoid situations like this...

Just because a dude works for the DOJ... that doesn't give him the right to invade and abuse the person's privacy... regardless if he/she is a criminal or not... Just because he was authorized to view the contents of her phone, it doesn't mean he can freely use it out in the open any way he wants....

And it makes me laugh so hard that now the DOJ is saying they have the right to do it... that's just plain ignorant...

about 2 months ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

sentiblue They don't deserve private data (354 comments)

Government agencies... time after times after times have abused their privilege to mandate data from US corporations....

Of course I don't have a problem if the police department wants to know what's on a child abductor's phone... but what about those people who legitimately need to be protected? What guarantees do we have that government agencies will not continue using these methods to gain information that have nothing to do with their investigations?

about 3 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

sentiblue 70 is good for me (478 comments)

I think living 60 good years is worth a lifetime... then maybe another 10 in retirement to enjoy the "not working" time...

As people age beyond 65... they start having health/personality issues and I dont think I will be any different...

For me, living on is just a burden for my descendants and for this society... At the age of 70... a peaceful ending is probably the most optimal time...

This is only my personal opinion of course... :)

about 2 months ago
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Google Partners With HTC For Latest Nexus Tablet

sentiblue Support full productivity (74 comments)

I would love to see Google/HTC to aim to work with MS to provide a full Office suite for Android on this tablet....

I'm an Apple fan, but I'd like to see competition so that multiple sides of the competition will strive more for the consumers' benefits.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

sentiblue I use Apple iCloud service (268 comments)

For me... I've converted all my AV contents to mp4 format and have them automatically backed up to iCloud....

I do have a decent amount of storage on my reasonably priced service.... I feel confident that my contents are safe with Apple.

about 3 months ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

sentiblue This is abuse! (462 comments)

OMG I'm shocked!!!

There's laws in our country that legalized this? What is that law and where can I find some confirmation?

about 3 months ago
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Comcast Using JavaScript Injection To Serve Ads On Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

sentiblue What government will do? (230 comments)

I'm pretty clue-less in this so I'll just ask straight up...

Is it not against the laws in some ways that Comcast does this? What is the Justice Department and the rest of government authorities going to do about it?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

sentiblue It can be done (265 comments)

I definitely want to automate this... but not automate alone... I would build in some monitoring and notification... such as result of each step summed into an email/SMS report.

I would also use a remote host, to send an alert if the host in maintenance doesn't come back within the expected window....

And of course.. even though I'm not gonna be doing the maintenance activity manually/live, but I would still want to find a proper way to know/confirm that the maintenance window was successful before sleeping all the way through.

about 5 months ago
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The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

sentiblue LMFAO!!! (228 comments)

This is another example of our government officials who speak out in public but have no damn clue what the hell comes out of their mouth.

about 6 months ago
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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

sentiblue Fix the overtime and improve economy (710 comments)

I've had this idea in my head since the economy downturn in 2008/2009.....

If we have a federal law that mandates maximum 50hrs of work per week, this will force companies to hire more regardless of their profitability.

I said this because I have couple friends who worked at AMD/Intel/Cisco at the time... they came to my birthday party Sunday noon time, and at 2PM they had to split because they have to get some work done at the office.

I think that's a serious violation taking advantage of employees' resources... they knew the job market was dry, they squeezed every possible drop of juice out of their employees' energy because they knew there was no where else to go.

If US corporate management think more for the general economy than their own corporate interests... we would actually boost economy, people got jobs and have more buying power... it automatically increases service/product demands and we're back in shape. But it's easier said than done.

about 6 months ago
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Released

sentiblue Which kernel version? (231 comments)

Has anybody gotten a confirmation whether kernel version 3.x is used in this release?

I read the press release from Redhat site but still didn't see any mention about it.

about 6 months ago
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IT Pro Gets Prison Time For Sabotaging Ex-Employer's System

sentiblue Ashamed! (265 comments)

He ruins our IT/Ops names...

He doesn't deserve the term "Pro"

about 7 months ago

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