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Comment Re:Notice is 2 Months Late (Score 1) 223

You just circled back to my point. I could care less about their need for a PR campaign to spin it which ever way they think is best. That is still 2 months that the hackers would have had our data to abuse, and Anthem leaving you completely unaware that you immediately need to start monitoring your credit.

Comment Re:Notice is 2 Months Late (Score 1) 223

The website didn't exist 2 months ago.
The wayback machine shows no record of it until today.
According to the DNS history, the domain seems to have been parked until they updated the DNS yesterday.
Google shows no mention of this domain by Anthem or anyone else until today.
Anthem specifically says they setup this dedicated website for the breach information.

All that would point you to that this domain was setup for this breach.

Comment Notice is 2 Months Late (Score 5, Interesting) 223

Its nice that they notified us today that our information was breached, but the real question is why they didn't notify us sooner.

They setup a specific website about this breach.

The problem to me is that they just now notified us, yet they registered the domain for the breach on 2014-12-13. Which goes to show that they knew about the breach nearly 2 months (or possibly more) before deciding to inform us.

Comment Re:Mikrotik (Score 1) 427

Judging from his question, I would assume he wants both (he specifically mentions wireless protocols). Any number of Mikrotik models would fit the bill, the specific one I linked is only an example.

I have 7 different ones on my Home network and another without the wireless in the datacenter. I have the one linked as my home router/AP. For internet, it is connected to a 5Ghz QRT5 on a 26' pole outside my house that points to a leased tower 6 miles away in town. On that tower I am running a RB911G-5HPnD (with a nice RF Elements 120 degree Sector), which then runs down to a RB750 with connects to a Business DSL line. My neighbor didn't have internet, so I bridged him to mine using 2 x SXTG-2HnD, and then have an 433AH as his AP. In the datacenter, I am using a RB750GL in front of my personal ESXi cluster. They are versatile enough to use in almost any situation.

Comment Good for the Goose (Score 1) 265


You stipulate that for every maintenance, there has to be a full regression testing of any affected applications. You will require the application owner, QA folks, and any other affected personnel online during and after the maintenance to test and ensure everything is working. Bonus points, require them to be on a conference call, and breathe heavily into the mic the entire time (maybe occassionally says "Oops"). When you have enough other people complaining about the 2 am times instead of just you, they magically get moved to move sensible times in the late afternoon.

Your best is to get out of Managed Services and into Professional Services. You just build out new environments / servers / apps and hand them off to the MS guys. Once its off your hands, you never have to worry about a server crashing, maintenance windows, or being on call. Plus, you are generally paid more.

Comment Re:No high speed Internet? (Score 1) 490

Agreed. I live in a rural area and because of that I pay a hefty premium for the paltry 3 Mbps connection I enjoy ($156/m). While I can just barely stream non HD over my WISP connection, I can't do anything else while I am doing it. I also have a 100 GB soft cap (they just send me an email asking me to watch my usage). My ISP also discourages the practice, as they are really overselling and during peak times you won't be getting your full connection. Buffer... Buffer.. Buffer...

On the other hand, the 4 DVDs I get at once allow me to constantly circulate one back to Netflix while another is on its way so that I usually always have at least 2 in the house to watch.

Submission + - An open letter to the management of Slashdot. 14

onyxruby writes: I have been watch for some time now as Slashdot has started beta testing a new version of the website. As you are well aware the new site would constitute a complete change to the look, interface and functionality of

Change happens, and for those of us who work with technology for a living it is the only constant. Change is a process and in and of itself is not a bad thing when it offers improvement. Unfortunately the change that has been offered negatively impacts the look, interface and most importantly the functionality of Slashdot.
Many people have had trouble reverting back to the classic interface. The new interface simply does not offer the functionality of the old. Things like statistics, comments and layout are very difficult to find. You have a community that lives and breathes data and want to know their data. How is my comment ranked, how many people responded – it’s really all about the dialogue. Can I get the information that I want in a readily digestible format?

As you’re well aware the new site does not offer the very thing that people come here for. This in and of itself is not why your community has organized a boycott of Beta. The boycott was originated because the new version will be implemented whether the community wants it or not.

I want to explain why this change has gone down people’s throats about as well as Windows 8’s Metro interface. The reason has absolutely nothing to do with the interface and everything to do with the perception that the editors and management of Slashdot appear to have.

The message that has been consistently handed down is that we are “your audience”. We are not your “your audience” we are your product. People do not come to Slashdot for the news stories, there are untold other sites that provide those as well as professional and original writing about them. People come here for the community of insiders from across the industry.

Please respect the community and stop what you’re doing. You have commented that you don’t want to maintain two code bases. Your community works in the industry and understands this, which leads many to suggest you abandon the new code base entirely so that you are only maintaining once code base. Tell us what your trying to accomplish and I would imagine that a wide range of experts would be more than willing to help you meet your goals.

Submission + - A Modest Proposal, re: Beta vs. Classic 19

unitron writes: Dice wants to make money off of what they paid for--the Slashdot name--, or rather they want to make more money off of it than they are making now, and they think the best way to do that is to turn it into SlashingtonPost.

They should take this site and give it a new name. Or get Malda to let them use "Chips & Dips".

Leave everything else intact, archives, user ID database, everything except the name.

Then use the Beta code and start a new site and give it the name, and they can have what they want without the embarrassment of having the current userbase escape from the basement or the attic and offend the sensibilities of the yuppies or hipsters or metrosexuals or whoever it is that they really want for an "audience".

Submission + - /. Beta comments don't work, users upset. ( 4

magic maverick writes: Since the new /. Beta came to light, many /. users and commentators have tried it out. However, they are almost universally condemning the new commenting system. It simply isn't as good as the so called Classic system. Some users, however, haven't a bad thing to say. Mainly because they haven't had a chance to even use the new system. It simply doesn't load. One user, Magic Maverick , who lives in a third-world country with crappy Internet, had this to say:

I come to /. for the comments, but with the new Beta, I can't even see anything! It just says:

''Shazbot! We ran into some trouble getting the comments. Try again... na-nu, na-nu!

It seems like the "developers" need to take some advice from people who actually know what they are doing. I'm happy to help explain what graceful degradation means if they like...

Submission + - Dice Holdings, Inc, deleting unflattering stories from Slashdot firehose 4

An anonymous reader writes: Stories submitted to the Slashdot firehose that take a negative view on the site's redesign are being deleted. 4 hours ago, it was full of anti-beta posts. Now they are gone. That's right. A forum that usually leaves V14GRA spam in place for posterity is deleting user content.

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