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Comment: Re:Leaders (Score 1) 109

You really think a small fraction of executives have IT Skills?

If there is a small fraction then it is so small as to be non-existent. The last executive I met who claimed IT skills kept coming down to the IT department and asking us to answer lists of questions, sometimes it was "Can I get someone to write a C++ program to do XYZ?" where XYZ had nothing to do with the job. Come to find out, he was working on a degree in CS and was having the IT group do his homework.

25 years in the field and I have yet to meet an executive with anything more than the basic windows user skills. The bulk of them consider dual core systems with 2gig of ram and 500g of hard drive space as "Top of the line Desktops"

Comment: Re:32MB (Score 1) 226

by Anon-Admin (#49761779) Attached to: Google Developing 'Brillo' OS For Internet of Things

Im doing it on the enc28j60. It does not contain the tcp stack on the unit, you have to handle it in the CPU.

The current code uses 27,626 bytes (89%) of program storage space and 1,543 bytes (75%) of dynamic memory.

Handles web interfacing for the switch, network config, rebooting the unit, and offers a json API call for pulling current state.

That is a wired connection version. I am also working on one that uses the ESP8266 wifi unit which does have the TCP stack on it. That one is much smaller code.

Comment: Re:Sudafed (Score 4, Interesting) 333

Someone should read history.

Drug laws in the US are less than 100 years old. It was the late 1930's for most of them. I would suggest you read the arguments in congress while debating the law. It seems that the group FOR the law was arguing that these substances empowered the lesser races. (Im making it polite and not using the slang they used)

Drug laws in the US had more to due with racial control than they did with helping the addicts.

Just to make a point stoners are considered "lazy, irresponsible, thieves, untrustworthy, etc" All the same stereotypes used to describe blacks in the 30's, 40's, and 50's.

Comment: This is just a problem waiting to happen (Score 4, Interesting) 265

by Anon-Admin (#49637553) Attached to: Microsoft Releases PowerShell DSC For Linux

I only see this causing issues.

1) Windows Admins writing power shell scripts to do stuff on linux boxes
      a) setting permissions to 777 because they got in the way.
      b) why will it not write the file to c:\?
      c) A power shell script developed and tested on Windows, then pushed out to all the servers and crashing the Linux boxes.
      c) Do you really believe that a Linux admin would allow a windows Admin to run a Power Shell script as root?
2) Linux Admins being asked to manage windows servers because "You know Power Shell" (If they can get the Linux admin to manage the 300 windows servers on top of the existing 500 Linux servers he manages, it saves them headcount and $$$)

Personally I see it going the way all the other Microsoft products have gone when they release a Linux version. It gets adopted by a few windows admins that are forced to work on linux. However the Linux admins and the bulk of Linux systems will never see it or use it. It will eventually get dropped because of the bugs, memory leaks, and issues that are found in it. Those that are never fixed because they concentrate on the Windows version and ignore the Linux version.

Judging from history it is another Embrace, Extend, Extinguish attempt. Microsoft is just pulling from it's old bag of tricks.

Comment: Re:Progressive Fix 101 (Score 1) 622

by Anon-Admin (#49530269) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs

>> They serve no other purpose than a fashion accessory and a symbol of conspicuous consumption. They're a glaring example of everything wrong with our country, and if you willingly purchase one it reflects poorly on you as a moral and thinking person.

OMG Really?

I have 12 acres that is 2 miles off the end of the last dirt road. The nearest paved road is 5 miles away. I use my 4x4 SUV getting in and out of the property. It works wonderfully getting myself + family/firends, my camping equipment, and my rifles into the property and works great getting all that plus a deer or hog out.

Besides, I guess I am now carbon negative considering I own enough land to offset my carbon usage plus that of several other families. Before anyone says anything about that, the concept of carbon credits it to balance the green land with the CO2 output. In most schemes the credit it leasing enough unoccupied green land to offset your usage.

Comment: Re:Paper trail (Score 1) 105

by Anon-Admin (#49484565) Attached to: The Voting Machine Anyone Can Hack

Thats easy, we first take a bunch of old people who still have VCR's with the clock blinking 12:00 and we ask them to evaluate the new fangled electronic voting system.

They then set the criteria of what is needed.

1) Does it power on?
2) Can I figure out how to enter my voter?
3) Can my grandson tell me how to change the votes so the "Right" people win?

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