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Ask Slashdot: Are Any Certifications Worth Going For?

wizzy403 MBA (317 comments)

If you're going to stay on the Management track, an MBA is probably worth more than any cert. Although a PMP Cert is also pretty well respected these days, both by HR and by Management types.

about 1 month ago

Ask Slashdot: LTE Hotspot As Sole Cellular Connection?

wizzy403 Most LTE Hotspots Block SIP (107 comments)

Keep in mind, most of the US carriers block SIP over their LTE hotspots. So if you're depending on this for voice, you're going to have problems.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Open Hardware/Software-Based Security Token?

wizzy403 Re:use SMS (113 comments)

Ever heard of "Malicious Number Porting"? Who needs to intercept SMS when your telco will do it for you?

SMS provides poor security...


At which point, none of your phone calls or SMS come thru, so you know that the device is compromised. And the attacker STILL needs the first-factor to pair with the SMS, and to have a way to trigger the security key SMS to come thru during the brief window between when the port happens and before it is noticed.

If anyone is that dedicated to hacking you, then they're going to get your data no matter what. (And if your data really REALLY is that valuable, then you'll be protecting it with something a hell of a lot more secure than this anyway....)

about 5 months ago

Boston Trying Out Solar-Powered "Smart Benches" In Parks

wizzy403 Re:Um, yeah (119 comments)

Actually, yes they do!


A few other places make similar products. Blocks the data pins and just leaves the charging pins bare.

about 6 months ago

Hard Drive Overclocking Competition From Secau

wizzy403 Re:First Post (162 comments)

Someone let the white smoke out...

more than 2 years ago

How Do You Store Your Personal Photos?

wizzy403 MOD PARENT UP (680 comments)

Damn, that's a useful device! Amazon carries this one and the slightly smaller QE4531 if you want faster shipping than the month wait on SentrySafe's website.

more than 3 years ago

Best Telephone For Datacenters?

wizzy403 cheapest POTS hard-wired walmart phone (110 comments)

I know I probably lose geek points, but after fighting with interference on wireless phones (2.4 and 5 ghz) or headsets that don't go loud enough, I went out to Walmart, bought the cheapest POTS phone I could find that didn't have an answering machine in it. Then I bought a 50-foot handset cord, and tie-wrapped it to the side of my network rack. Yeah, I can't make it to rack # 15, but for casual "read me the diag lights" calls to vendors, works pretty good.

more than 4 years ago

Repairing / Establishing Online Reputation?

wizzy403 MOD PARENT UP (564 comments)

Oh for the want of modpoints...

more than 5 years ago

Lord British To Conduct Experiments On ISS

wizzy403 Re:Real /.ers wanna know! (60 comments)

For thee 50 GP tribute, I raise thee 300!

Just don't let him try to fly the shuttle to coordinates 6,6,6 to try and get his ring back!

more than 6 years ago



wizzy403 wizzy403 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

wizzy403 (303479) writes "If at first you don't succeed, sue! Diebold is suing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for daring to award their voting machine contract to a competitor, AutoMARK. It's not enough that they make shoddy machines, now they sue you if you don't use them."


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