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Comment: VCP (Score 1) 317

by Buck Feta (#48552759) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Any Certifications Worth Going For?
If you use VMware at all in your shop, push your boss to pay for your training and certs at least up to and including VCP. Without demonstrable knowledge and skill in virtualized environment administration, you will find it exceedingly difficult to find another job anywhere. The trouble is that the VCP is ridiculously expensive - so have your company pay for it. If you don't use VMware, then at least get yourself a VCA - that, you will be able to afford yourself. But shoot for the VCP.

Comment: Re:I'd be curious about the consequences. (Score 5, Insightful) 85

by Buck Feta (#48545637) Attached to: North Korea Denies Involvement In "Righteous" Sony Hack

A nation literally cannot attack a multi-national company in the way these attacks have happened. That's because these attacks now include physical threats against the citizens of other nation states. Those threats make no sense coming from a nation state, and just about have to be from some third party if North Korea is involved in even the 'cyber' part of the attacks. That's because the nation doesn't want to find itself in a war with other nation states and not just the corporation, or to get boxed in by making a threat they don't intend to follow through on and lose face. Bluffs are for when you are already desperately losing, not beginning.

We're talking about North Korea. They are not bound by the rules of what a nation state "can" and "cannot" do. I agree, this would make no sense, but again... North Korea.

Comment: Re:I'll never be employed (Score 3, Insightful) 139

by Buck Feta (#48502041) Attached to: Want To Work For a Cool Tech Company? Hone Your Social Skills

I like people well enough, but I'm a Morlock, not an Eloi. I want to get things done, not gab with your about the brats you spawned to replace yourself.

Right on, man! (or woman!). I like your personality type. I think it adds to the cultural diversity of a workplace. Many places I've worked have had the person who "tells it like it is", and mostly, unless they're overtly hostile, people appreciate someone like you and learn to get along. "That Bruce is such a grump." "I know - I showed him a picture of my kid and he said 'I don't care about your kid'. He's such a character!" Seriously, a team comprised of diverse personalities may even be more productive than a team of people who all just want to show eachother pictures of their kids all the time. Be productive and don't rock the boat - don't be someone you're not.

Comment: Re:too much multi pathing at that frequency (Score 0) 52

by Buck Feta (#48184619) Attached to: Gigabit Cellular Networks Could Happen, With 24GHz Spectrum

There is no kind of antenna nor any RF signal that is improved by multipath. What MIMO antennas are supposed to do is reduce the detrimental effects of multipath fading.

That is incorrect. MIMO relies on multipath to be able to effectively process spatially multiplexed data streams. Think about it - if the signals from independent streams all arrived simultaneously, they would cancel each other. Man, this is basic, basic stuff.

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