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Comment: Re:You know what would REALLY motivate kids? (Score 1) 204

by Bengie (#49794103) Attached to: Clinton Foundation: Kids' Lack of CS Savvy Threatens the US Economy
I've had the pleasure of working with some pretty good programmers from other companies and they have the same problem ours does. You can offer 2x the median house hold income as a starting wage and still not fill a position. There is a big lack of decent programmers. Yes, we get flooded with applications because we're offering a good wage, but it seems like most people aren't that good.

There is a lack of good programmers. Good for me. Without a decent selection of programmers, they just dote upon me, raises.

Comment: Re:Seems reasonable (Score 1) 117

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.

"If a computer can't directly address all the RAM you can use, it's just a toy." -- anonymous comp.sys.amiga posting, non-sequitir