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Comment: Re:Seems reasonable (Score 1) 100

by Bengie (#49782285) Attached to: Insurer Won't Pay Out For Security Breach Because of Lax Security
Follow best practices, two factor auth, only white listed executables can run, all non-system programs run in separate VMs/jails, minimum permissions, systems that store sensitive data do not have direct internet access are partitioned into a separate network with a firewall that only allows ports that are absolutely required, any program that can access the internet cannot also access sensitive data, etc etc.

Comment: Re:Just stick to the mantra (Score 1) 106

by Bengie (#49781335) Attached to: No, Your SSD Won't Quickly Lose Data While Powered Down
A small pocket NAS isn't much of a NAS. Let me know when someone steals your server that takes two people to lift, stored down stairs in a locked room with a metal door, and will probably cause them to slip a disk in their back if they try to walk it up the stairs unless they bring a dolly. If you have a small NAS like that, hide is somewhere. It probably doesn't take much cooling. Don't leave it out in plain sight for all to see.

Ransomware? Don't you mount all of your NAS drives as SAN block devices shared out by your FreeBSD LUN, using ZFS to snapshots, and your NAS is also running FreeBSD and all of your programs run in separate jails?

Comment: Re:Plant? (Score 1) 382

by Bengie (#49752217) Attached to: How Java Changed Programming Forever
Java seems to like to create objects more often than .Net. Even though it does this quite quickly, it causes the GC to kick in more often, and the GC does a stop world, and stop world is bad for thread scaling.

A 1% difference of total CPU time spent in GC time can quickly turn into a 100% different in performance. Amdahl's law has caused me great pain when trying to reduce GC time.

Comment: Re:I wonder why... (Score 2) 289

by Bengie (#49720093) Attached to: North Carolina Still Wants To Block Municipal Broadband
The FCC is tasked with governing and regulating how citizens communicate, including the Internet. They are not clearly overstepping their bounds, they're just in a grey area as to where the line should be drawn. Part of their job is to make sure citizen have "good" access to the Internet. It can get pretty bad before the FCC can step in and make changes, but many think we are already there and the FCC is dutied with fixing the situation before it gets worse.

Comment: Re:Affirmative Action (Score 1) 529

by Bengie (#49711747) Attached to: Harvard Hit With Racial Bias Complaint
You bring up another subject of discussion

Which scenario would you rather be in.
1) Save one person's life, but let 1mil other perish directly because of your "good deed"
2) Kill one person knowing it will save 1mil others.

Would you rather kill or save the one person?

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions" has two meanings.
1) Doing evil with good intentions
2) Doing good with good intentions, but getting a horrible outcome

Comment: Re:Affirmative Action (Score 1) 529

by Bengie (#49711511) Attached to: Harvard Hit With Racial Bias Complaint
GPAs above 4.0, hah. The only GPA my Uni cared about was the local high school which had some accredited classes that actually counted towards credits. Otherwise their stance about GPAs that they were arbitrary numbers and completely worthless. All that mattered to get in was ACT, SAT, or a valued recommendation.

Comment: Re:Fuck you. (Score 4, Interesting) 618

by Bengie (#49711465) Attached to: Editor-in-Chief of the Next Web: Adblockers Are Immoral
Do advertisements add enough value to my existence to compensate me for the time lost? Not rhetorical, I think it's a good question. Having some commercials while watching TV may be the only reason I have something to watch on TV, I can appreciate that. But in the paste decade or more, commercials have consumed such a large portion of the time of TV, that it was no longer worth the time investment to be constantly interrupted, taking 30 minutes of my time to watch a 15 minute show.

I guess I would use that as an example. Another staggering fact that I learned while in school is that about 50% of the cost of enterprise software is marketing, If you pay $10k for some software, about $5k of that cost was convincing you to purchase it in the first place. I understand that to some degree that marketing is a necessary evil, but holy crap!

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground. -- Daniel B. Luten